Grady Honored as Top Health IT Hospital by Metro Atlanta Chamber

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ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2017 — Grady Memorial Hospital is the 2017 Phoenix Award Hospital of the Year winner for its achievements in Health IT. The Phoenix Awards are given annually by the Metro Atlanta Chamber in conjunction with the Health IT Leadership Summit in recognition of individuals and companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the growth of the health IT industry in Georgia.             

Grady Memorial Hospital

Grady's success as Hospital of the Year is a testament to the accomplished leadership and talented health professionals who work there every day on behalf of Atlanta. Grady has a commitment to exploring health IT and growing the industry here,” said Kornelius Bankston, director of Bioscience Ecosystem Expansion, Metro Atlanta Chamber.

Grady leverages an integrated EMR and many innovative technologies to provide high quality care.  Through actionable analytics and guided pathways, patients are benefitting. The hospital's advanced use of technology and data is making a real difference in patient care and leading to better patient outcomes. The effective combination of world class people and technology has driven clinical quality and financial improvements throughout the organization. 

Grady is honored to be named health IT hospital of the year. Receiving the Phoenix Award validates that we are among the best when it comes to advancing patient care through IT,” said Ben McKeeby, senior vice president and chief information officer, Grady Health System.

About Grady Health System

Grady Health System is one of the largest safety net health systems in the United States. Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, six neighborhood health centers, Crestview Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, which is operated as a Children's affiliate.

With its nationally acclaimed emergency medical services, Grady has Atlanta's premier Level I trauma center – Metro Atlanta's only nationally verified Level 1 center – and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. Grady's American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons verified Burn Center is one of only two in the state. And the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is a Joint Commission designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Other key services/distinctions include Grady's Regional Perinatal Center with its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Georgia's first Cancer Center for Excellence, The Avon Comprehensive Breast Center, the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Ponce de Leon Center – one of the top HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country. Grady is one of an elite group of hospitals to earn the Baby-Friendly USA international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. In 2017, Grady earned the prestigious Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, becoming Georgia's first adult acute care hospital to earn the highest rating for improving patient care and safety through health information technology.

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