Hughston Hospital was presented an award for a project that improved surgical care at the Columbus medical facility.
The Partnership for Health and Accountability gave Hughston Hospital the Quality and Patient Safety Award in the category of hospitals with 100 to 299 beds.
The local hospital’s project resulted in statistical improvement in several areas, including managing cardiac arrythmias and providing antibiotics to patients before surgery.
“Preventing infection during the pre- and post-operative surgical periods is one of the biggest priorities for hospitals statewide,” Georgia Hospital Association President Joseph Parker said in a statement. “We applaud Hughston Hospital for its leadership and dedication in this critical area and its commitment to providing the best and safest care possible for its patients.”
PHA’s annual awards recognize Georgia health care facilities for achievement in reducing the risk of medical errors and improving patient safety.