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.”