WellStar West Georgia Medical Center Named 2019 Large Hospital of the Year
Georgia Alliance Honors Hospital for Outstanding Healthcare and Community Support
(Greensboro, GA) – WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange was named 2019 Large Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals (the Alliance) at its 36th Annual Conference, held on Oct. 16-18, 2019.
The “Hospital of the Year” award highlights the impact of member hospitals on individual patients, the health and wellness of Georgians, and the quality of life of their communities. The Alliance selected WellStar West Georgia Medical Center for its demonstrated commitment to improving access to care and expanding critical health services.
WellStar West Georgia Medical Center has increased the availability of healthcare services to indigent members of the community by providing free medical care and prescriptions for qualifying patients through its Community Service Clinic, and its deep involvement with promoting good health for all within its service area.
WellStar West Georgia Medical Center recently broke ground on a $24 million dollar renovation and expansion of the Enoch Callaway Cencer Center, to bring all cancer services under one roof and expand the availability of advanced cancer care.
WellStar West Georgia also recently added a Da Vinci XI Surgical System, and a renovated Sleep Lab. WellStar West Georgia offers a free overnight grief camp for children through West Georgia Hospice.
“The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals is grateful to WellStar West Georgia Medical Center for its strong support for its community, its dedication to excellence in healthcare, and its leadership withing our organization,” said Alliance President, Monty Veazey. “WellStar West Georgia Medical Center is deserving of recognition as the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals’ 2019 Large Hospital of the Year.”
About the Hospital of the Year Award
The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospital’s “Hospital of the Year” is an annual competition that spotlights the important value of Georgia’s community hospitals. Hospital submissions were evaluated focusing on initiatives that support direct patient access, improved access to underserved populations, major economic development initiatives, major quality-of-life initiatives and extraordinary community benefits.
About the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals
The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals (GACH) has been working for the best interests of community not-for-profit hospitals and Georgia’s health care consumers since its founding in 1983. The Alliance works to foster goodwill among community health care professionals; to advocate the enactment of sound laws, rules and regulations affecting community hospitals; to conduct and disseminate research and to share ideas that improve the health care delivery system in Georgia.
About WellStar West Georgia Medical Center
WellStar West Georgia Medical Center is a 276-bed community hospital located in LaGrange, Georgia. WellStar West Georgia also includes two skilled nursing facilities with 266 licensed beds, a retirement community, 16-bed hospice house, and outpatient hospice services.
WellStar West Georgia Medical Center has been named Georgia Trend magazine’s “Top Large Hospital in the State” in 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2013, and to Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Great Community Hospitals” for 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.