HealthGrades Recognizes MCGHealth with Transplant Excellence Award™
HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent ratings organization, today recognized MCGHealth’s kidney transplant program as among the best in the nation. MCGHealth is one of only 10 kidney transplant programs to receive this quality distinction, and one of just 20 nationwide to receive a HealthGrades Transplant Excellence Award. This is the second consecutive year that MCGHealth has been honored by HealthGrades for transplant excellence, and no other program in Georgia was recognized.
“Our kidney transplant team is exceptional, and this HealthGrades recognition proves it. Our transplant program has achieved great success under the leadership of Dr. Laura Mulloy, Dr. James Wynn and their teams. We commemorated 40 years and over 1,500 kidney transplants in 2008. Less than a year ago, we celebrated our first kidney paired donation, a new organ sharing process that helps recipients find compatible matches by trading donors. We are committed to quality at MCGHealth, and we appreciate the contributions of our staff in making this designation possible,” said Sandra I. McVicker, Interim President and CEO at MCGHealth.
HealthGrades’ annual evaluation of the nation’s top-performing hospitals in organ transplantation includes clinical quality data, based on patient outcomes, for each of the 210 adult acute care hospitals that perform transplants. This information is available, free to the public, at HealthGrades.com and is intended to help patients in need of kidney, lung, heart or liver transplants.
HealthGrades’ Transplant Excellence Award is based on data calculated by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) for all adult acute care hospitals in the United States with transplant programs.
Hospitals with transplant programs received HealthGrades Transplant Excellence Awards if they had a statistically significantly higher three-year survival rate. Award recipients were also required to have waitlist mortality that was either not significantly different than expected or was significantly lower than expected based on SRTR calculations. Of the 210 hospitals evaluated, 20 hospitals received this award.
MCG Health, Inc. (d/b/a MCGHealth) is a not-for-profit corporation operating the MCGHealth Medical Center, MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center, MCGHealth Cancer Center, Georgia Radiation Therapy Center, and related outpatient facilities and services throughout the state. For more information, please visit mcghealth.org.
Health Grades, Inc. is the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, providing quality ratings, profiles and cost information on the nation’s hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and prescription drugs. Millions of patients and many of the nation’s largest hospitals, health plans and employers rely on HealthGrades’ quality ratings, advisory services and decision-support resources. The HealthGrades Network of websites, including HealthGrades.com and WrongDiagnosis.com, is a top-ten health property according to comScore and is the Internet's leading destination for patients choosing providers. More information on how HealthGrades guides Americans to their best health can be found at healthgrades.com.