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Quality Approach Across Comprehensive Cardiovascular Services

With a Centers of Excellence approach to comprehensive cardiovascular care, our physician-driven multidisciplinary teams provide services by disease state. Each area of clinical delivery focuses on quality, program development, education, research and reputation to ensure excellence in care delivery.

As part of our commitment to high-quality, patient-centered care, we use clinical guidelines and standardization to improve outcomes.

National Recognition for Quality Heart and Vascular Care

At Piedmont Heart Institute, our quality cardiovascular care has been recognized by a range of national organizations:

  • Piedmont hospitals earned 17 American Heart Association Achievement Awards for quality improvement initiatives for cardiovascular care (2022)
  • As an NCDR Chest Pain-MI Registry Gold Performance Award recipient in 2018 and 2019, Piedmont Athens is a leader in setting the national standard for improving the quality of care in patients who suffer a heart attack
  • Earned a three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) performed at Piedmont Atlanta - putting us among the top 6.5% of U.S. hospitals in the STS's highest tier for quality
  • Named as a top 100 heart program nationally by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2017
  • Our PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) program has the highest rating for publicly reported outcomes measures from the American College of Cardiology
  • Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for Cardiac Care Unit at Piedmont Atlanta
  • First adult ECMO Program in the state of Georgia to be awarded Center of Excellence designation from The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) 
  • Echocardiography labs accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in echo and stress ECHO 
  • Five Piedmont Hospitals have achieved full Chest Pain Center Accreditation status through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC)

For More Information about Quality and Safety at Piedmont

As an organization, Piedmont Healthcare is committed to prioritizing your safety. Quality care results from that commitment to excellence in all we do. Learn more about Piedmont Healthcare’s commitment to quality and our patient experience scores.


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