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

Appling Healthcare System  

       

Cancer Treatment Centers of America – Atlanta

       

Coliseum Northside Hospital

   

DeKalb Medical Center 

       

Dorminy Medical Center 

   

Eastside Medical Center 

   

Elbert Memorial Hospital 

       

Emory Johns Creek Hospital 

   

Emory University Hospital Midtown 

   

Floyd Medical Center 

   

Gordon Hospital

   

Grady Health System 

   

Habersham Medical Center

   

Hamilton Health Care System 

   

Miller County Hospital  

   

Morgan Memorial Hospital 

   

Mountain Lakes Medical Center  

   

Northside Hospital Atlanta 

   

Northside Hospital Cherokee 

   

Northside Hospital Forsyth 

       

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital 

       

Piedmont Athens Regional 

   

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital 

   

Piedmont Columbus Regional - Midtown 

       

Piedmont Fayette Hospital

   

Piedmont Henry Hospital 

   

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital 

   

Piedmont Newnan Hospital 

       

Piedmont Walton Hospital

       

Polk Medical Center 

   

Redmond Regional Medical Center 

       

Roosevelt Warms Springs Rehabilitation Hospital  

       

University Health Care System 

   

WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South

       

WellStar Cobb Hospital 

   

WellStar Kennestone Hospital 

       

WellStar Paulding Hospital

   

WellStar West Georgia Medical Center 

   

West Central Georgia Regional Hospital

       

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

 

 

 

 


Page last updated: 1/16/2019