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Piedmont Mountainside Named Top Small Hospital by Georgia Trend

Ellijay, Ga. (December 20, 2021) – Georgia Trend magazine recently named their Top Hospitals for 2021 and Piedmont Mountainside Hospital was ranked number one among Small Hospitals in Georgia. A small hospital is defined as a hospital with fewer than 100 beds.

Hospitals throughout the state were ranked based on clinical outcomes, safety, community engagement, and efficiency and cost reduction.

“We are thrilled to be considered the Top Small Hospital in Georgia,” said Denise Ray, CEO of Piedmont Mountainside. “This was the second consecutive year we were named the Top Small Hospital in the state and I believe that speaks volumes about the consistent, high-quality care that our team of physicians, nurses, and staff members provide to the community.”

The hospital was also recently recognized by The Leapfrog Group for earning a Hospital Safety Grade of ‘A’ for the 13th consecutive grading period. The designation recognizes Piedmont Mountainside’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

“Piedmont’s purpose is to make a positive difference in every life we touch and that starts with keeping our patients, visitors, and staff safe,” said Ray.

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