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Forrest General receives Patient Safety "Top 100 Hospital" Quality Award for Overall Medical Care


We are excited to be recognized and ranked in the Top 100 hospitals nationwide for patient safety in Overall Medical Care, according to CareChex®, a division of COMPARION, an independent company recognizing the nation’s best performers on various measures of quality relating to process of care, outcomes, and patient satisfaction.

We were also recognized for ranking in the Top 10% in the Nation for medical excellence in Overall Medical Care and for patient safety for Overall Hospital Care.

In a meeting of key hospital leaders, Comparion’s Regional Director, David McDonald, presented Forrest General with numerous quality awards. Below is a sampling of honors:

For Medical Excellence:

Cancer Care Top 10% in the Nation
Pulmonary Care  #1 in the State
Women’s Health Top 10% in the Nation 


 For Patient Safety:

Coronary Bypass Surgery Top 100 in the Nation
Heart Attack Treatment Top 10% in the Nation
Hip Fracture Repair Top 100 in the Nation and #1 in the State
Pulmonary Care Top 100 in the Nation
Stroke Care Top 100 in the Nation
Trauma Care Top 10% in the Nation



“We are proud to have so many programs named among the best in the market,
state and country,”

- Stephen Farrell, M.D., Forrest General’s chief medical officer.

Utilizing extensive clinical data from the Hospital Quality Alliance and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CareChex® provides a comprehensive evaluation of all components of medical quality including:

  • Process of care - measures specific processes that should be followed during heart attack and heart failure, pneumonia, outpatient procedures, surgical care and preventive care, among others.
  • Outcomes of care – measures mortality and complication rates, inpatient quality indicators and patient safety indicators
  • Patient satisfaction – measures overall hospital ratings, doctor and nurse communication, hospital environment, and staff responsiveness, among others.

For more information on CareChex and their rankings, visit the CareChex website


Forrest General is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare, Inc.

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