Georgia Honor Roll for Antibiotic Stewardship

History of the Georgia Honor Roll for Antibiotic Stewardship

The Georgia Honor Roll for Antibiotic Stewardship was established in 2014 by the Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory Committee.  The goal of the program was to provide an incentive for acute care facilities and critical access hospitals to engage in antimicrobial stewardship.  The program consisted of two phases: an engagement phase and an implementation phase.  The engagement phase required facilities to present a statement of commitment from senior leadership, identify their antibiotic stewardship team, and conduct a staff educational event regarding antimicrobial stewardship. The implementation phase required facilities to demonstrate that a process to select appropriate stewardship activities was undertaken and that the impact of these activities was measured.

The program was a success as 53 total hospitals participated and were recognized for phase I criteria.  Additionally, 13 of these facilities went on to achieve phase II designation.  An archived listing can be found here

Georgia’s Updated Honor Roll for Antibiotic Stewardship

Since the release of the original Antibiotic Stewardship Honor Roll, several initiatives led by federal agencies have been introduced to further enhance antimicrobial stewardship in the inpatient settings.  The Joint Commission (TJC) issued antimicrobial stewardship accreditation standards which went into effect January 1, 2017.  The standards require hospitals, critical access hospitals, and nursing care centers to implement antimicrobial stewardship programs that align with current evidence-based practices. Additionally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule for hospitals and critical access hospitals in June 2016 requiring antimicrobial stewardship programs to demonstrate adherence to nationally recognized guidelines.

In light of these regulations, the Georgia Honor Roll for Antibiotic Stewardship was revised to encourage facilities to build sustainable programs or enhance their existing programs with evidence-based practices. Please refer to the Georgia Honor Roll for Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit for program and application details.

Click here for the new Honor Roll Toolkit ♦ 

Click here for the Honor Roll Model Checklist

Click here for the Application Form

 

Current Honorees

Facility Gold Silver

Bronze

Augusta University Medical Center                                        

       

Chestatee Regional Hospital 

   

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Egleston

   

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Scottish Rite 

   

Coffee Regional Medical Center 

   

Colquitt Regional Medical Center 

   

DeKalb Medical Center 

   

Doctors Hospital of Augusta 

   

Dorminy Medical Center 

   

Eastside Medical Center 

   

Elbert Memorial Hospital 

   

Emory Johns Creek Hospital 

   

Emory University Hospital Midtown 

   

Fannin Regional Hospital 

   

Floyd Medical Center 

   

Grady Health System 

   

Gwinnett Medical Center 

   

Hamilton Health Care System 

   

Houston Healthcare

   

Meadows Regional Medical Center 

   

Memorial Health University Medical Center 

   

Memorial Hospital and Manor 

   

Miller County Hospital 

   

Morgan Memorial Hospital 

   

Mountain Lakes Medical Center  

   

Northside Hospital Atlanta 

   

Northside Hospital Cherokee 

   

Northside Hospital Forsyth 

   

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital 

   

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center 

   

Piedmont Athens Regional 

   

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital 

   

Piedmont Columbus Regional - Midtown 

   

Piedmont Henry Hospital 

   

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital 

   

Piedmont Newnan Hospital 

   

Piedmont Newton Hospital 

   

Piedmont Walton Hospital

   

Polk Medical Center 

   

Redmond Regional Medical Center 

   

Roosevelt Warms Springs Rehabilitation Hospital 

   

South Georgia Medical Cecnter 

   

Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus 

   

St. Joseph's Candler 

   

St. Mary's Hospital 

   

St. Mary's Sacred Heart Hospital 

   

Stephen's County Hospital 

   

Tift Regional Medical Center 

   

University Health Care System 

   

WellStar Atlanta Medical Center 

   

WellStar Cobb Hospital 

   

WellStar Kennestone Hospital 

   

WellStar North Fulton Hospital 

   

WellStar West Georgia Medical Center 

   

 

 

 

 


Page last updated: 05/08/2018