Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals names Piedmont Atlanta Hospital 2022 Large Hospital of the Year

October 24, 2022

Piedmont Atlanta, with 643 licensed beds, is widely viewed as a leader in providing high quality healthcare in its hometown of Atlanta, and was named 2022 Large Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals, which represents 104 not-for-profit hospitals in Georgia.


“Piedmont Atlanta Hospital has shown it has the scale to provide world-class health care in a large Metropolitan area, while retaining the highest standard or car, and offering patients personalized care, as well as expanding its reach outside its walls into the community,” said Alliance President and CEO Monty Veazey.


“Piedmont Atlanta showed leadership in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when they were able to bring their new Marcus Tower into operation four months early, increasing the number of available ICU beds at the height of demand,” said Veazey.


“I am pleased to recognize the leadership and excellence shown by Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, not just battling COVID-19, but continuing to develop innovative services that keep the patient at the center of their mission,” said Veazey.


Piedmont Atlanta’s Piedmont Heart Institute was recently recognized as the U.S. News and World Reports best hospital in Georgia for cardiology and heart surgery.


Employing 3,700 healthcare professionals, including 2,100 physicians and advance practice providers, Piedmont Atlanta in 2021 received nearly 52,000 Emergency Department visits, along with close to 267,000 outpatient encounters and over 25,300 inpatient admissions.


In 2021, Piedmont Atlanta teamed with LifeLink to open Georgia’s first LifeLink Organ Recovery Center, which created an innovative organ recovery process that produces better outcome s for donors and recipients at lower cost. That same year, Piedmont Atlanta was certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV GL, the international accrediting organization.


Further expanding its healthcare capacity during the pandemic, Piedmont Atlanta opened its Neuroscience Intensive Care unit in late 2020 with ten beds and 32 Neuro floor beds, and has since grown its neuro floor to 48 beds.


Outside its Atlanta campus, Piedmont Atlanta partnered with local organizations to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics.