The Medical Center has made the honor roll.
The Columbus Regional Healthcare System hospital was one of 23 medical facilities in Georgia that placed on the Georgia Hospital Association's Partnership and Accountability Quality Honor Roll.
"This is a great accomplishment for The Medical Center," Joseph Parker, president of GHA, said in a statement. "This recognition further underscores the commitment of The Medical Center staff to ensuring that every patient receives the best, most effective health care possible."
The distinction is based on clinical data that the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services provide. The centers administer the country's Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The data, collected from Oct. 2006 to Sept. 2007, details how well hospital caregivers stick to a list of 10 Appropriate Care Measures. That's a list of clinical processes known to be most effective in caring for patients who have suffered heart attacks, heart failure or pneumonia.
"It is our mission to promote the health and healing of our patients and this recognition demonstrates our commitment to providing quality patient care," Lance Duke, Medical Center president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.