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 Download this doc file.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  

 

 
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Augusta University Medical Center

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America – Atlanta

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Coliseum Northside Hospital

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DeKalb Medical Center 

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Dorminy Medical Center 

   
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Eastside Medical Center 

     
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Elbert Memorial Hospital 

 
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Emory Johns Creek Hospital 

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Emory University Hospital Midtown 

   
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Floyd Medical Center 

 
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Gordon Hospital

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Grady Health System 

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Gwinnett Medical Center 

   
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Habersham Medical Center

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Hamilton Health Care System 

   
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Miller County Hospital 

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Morgan Memorial Hospital 

   
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Mountain Lakes Medical Center  

   
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Northside Hospital Atlanta 

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Northside Hospital Cherokee 

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Northside Hospital Forsyth 

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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital 

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Piedmont Athens Regional 

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Piedmont Atlanta Hospital 

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Piedmont Columbus Regional - Midtown 

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Piedmont Fayette Hospital

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Piedmont Henry Hospital 

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Piedmont Mountainside Hospital 

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Piedmont Newnan Hospital 

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Piedmont Newton Hospital

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Piedmont Rockdale Hospital 

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Piedmont Walton Hospital

 
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Polk Medical Center 

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Redmond Regional Medical Center 

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Roosevelt Warms Springs Rehabilitation Hospital 

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St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Care System

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St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital 

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University Health Care System 

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WellStar Atlanta Medical Center

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WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South

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WellStar Cobb Hospital 

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WellStar Kennestone Hospital 

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WellStar North Fulton Hospital

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WellStar Paulding Hospital

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WellStar West Georgia Medical Center 

 
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West Central Georgia Regional Hospital

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Page last updated: 8/20/2019