Magazine Recognizes Stephens Co. Hospital

A state magazine is naming Stephens County Hospital one of the top ten hospitals of its size in Georgia.

In its December issue, Georgia Trend magazine released a special section ranking hospitals around the state.

Based on that ranking system, the magazine listed Stephens County Hospital as the number 8 small hospital in Georgia, meaning hospitals that have 150 or fewer beds.

Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that ranking comes from data compiled by the magazine.

“There is just a multitude of information that hospitals must legally now submit to different agencies and the government, so Georgia Trend looked at these reports and rated hospitals,” said Gambrell.

The data used in the rankings includes publicly available information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on quality care, patient satisfaction, mortality, readmission statistics, and hospital-acquired infections and conditions.

Gambrell said that the hospital is pleased to receive this ranking from the magazine.

“We were very happy with that and very excited and it is certainly due to the hard work of many people,” said Gambrell.

Gambrell credited the employees and the physicians at Stephens County Hospital for all of their efforts.

He added that the hospital will continue with efforts to do even better in the future, stating that the Hospital Authority has high expectations for rendering quality care to each patient.