Accreditations, Awards, and Recognitions
- 2017 Top Rural Hospital
In December of 2017 Colquitt Regional Medical Center was named as a 2017 Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. Nationwide only 18 rural hospitals received this distinction, and this was the 2nd time that Colquitt Regional has been named to the list. The Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2017 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
- Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission
Colquitt Regional voluntarily underwent a thorough evaluation by The Joint Commission to see if our facility meets The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards in delivering quality, safe care. By meeting these standards, Colquitt Regional received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval – an internationally recognized symbol of quality.
- “A” Hospital Safety Score
Colquitt Regional has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score 10 times in a row by The Leapfrog Group! This “A” rating names Colquitt Regional as one of the safest hospitals in the Nation. The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit watchdog organization that serves as a voice for health care purchasers, using their collective influence to foster positive change in U.S. health care. Leapfrog is the nation’s premier advocate of hospital transparency – collecting, analyzing and disseminating hospital data to inform value-based purchasing.
- Bariatrics Program Accredited by MBSAQIP
The bariatric surgical center at Colquitt Regional has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The MBSAQIP standards ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success.
- Total Joint Replacement Program
In November of 2016, Colquitt Regional was the first hospital in South Georgia to receive the Gold Seal of Approval for Certification from the Joint Commission for our Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Program.