Piedmont Athens Regional

An Athens hospital is being recognized nationally. Piedmont Athens Regional has received its second consecutive “A” grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization. Piedmont CEO Michael Burnett has been at the facility since the beginning of May.

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center has achieved national recognition.

The facility has earned a spot on Newsweek magazine’s 2019 list of World’s Best Hospitals. The magazine worked with a research and consumer data m   company to compile its list of the 1,000 best hospitals in the world. Heather Alexander is the Director of Quality and Patient #Experience for the facility. She says the facility faced competition from are thousands of hospitals in the U.S. alone.

Piedmont Athens Regional

Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital is joining the nationwide effort to save lives through organ donation.

April is Donate Life Month and Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital taking part in the national effort to save lives through organ donation. For the 5th year in a row, the hospital is holding a Donate Life flag-raising ceremony Friday, April 12th.

Piedmont Athens Regional will host its annual ‘In There is Shoes’ 10k race and walk Saturday March 23rd. The event is a fundraiser for the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support.

Joel Siebentritt, manager of cancer support at Piedmont Athens Regional says many people don’t know about the services provided.

“Some will say it’s one of the best kept secrets, we’ve been providing free services for anyone affected by cancer for over 20 years,” according Siebentritt.

Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital is receiving national recognition. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization, named the facility a Top Teaching Hospital. Piedmont Athens is the only hospital in Georgia and one of 53 nationally to earn the designation.

“It’s a very well-known fact that it’s hard to achieve top quality and safety rankings in a teaching hospital, just because of the very nature of what a teaching hospital is,” said Heather Alexander, the director of quality and patient safety. “This was a very nice recognition and validation.”