Jefferson Hospital Recognized by Georgia Hospital Association
For Advances in Patient Safety

ATLANTA – Jefferson Hospital in Louisville has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Chairman’s Honor Roll for its success in meeting target improvement rates for reducing hospital acquired conditions/infections (HAC and HAI) and readmissions over the past two years.  The Chairman’s Honor Roll represents top-ranked hospitals that have successfully implemented national standards of care to reach the highest percentage of their target rates related to HACs and HAIs.

“We are pleased to recognize Jefferson Hospital’s commitment to patient safety,” said Earl Rogers, president of GHA.  “Their outstanding efforts to prevent infections and reduce readmissions ensure that every patient receives the best health care possible.”

“We constantly strive to maintain the highest standard of patient care,” said Lou Semrad, Chief Executive Officer of Jefferson Hospital.  “Our achievement in this area is a testament to the dedication of our great staff members who ensure the safety of every patient who comes through our doors.”

Jefferson Hospital, located at 1067 Peachtree Street, is a public, non-for-profit hospital that has served the community since 1974.  It is a 37-bed (staffed) general acute care facility providing primary medical and surgical care to Jefferson County and the surrounding area.

Jefferson Hospital is an integrated Health System.  It has a provider based Rural Health Clinic network that is devoted to family oriented primary care.  Physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners make up the network’s medical staff.  One clinic is located on the hospital campus, the second is located in Wadley, Georgia, and the third is located in Wrens, Georgia.

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