SGMC Lanier Campus Named Top Critical Access Hospital

June 13, 2023

South Georgia Medical Center is proud to announce that the SGMC Lanier Campus has been named a 2023 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Best Practice in Quality. The prestigious distinction was awarded by the National Rural Health Association based on data produced by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. 


To determine the Top 20, NRHA evaluated performance-based metrics of hospitals across the nation to include market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, and finance. 


“Critical access hospitals play a vital role in the healthcare landscape, particularly in rural areas where access to quality care can be limited,” shared SGMC Lanier Campus Administrator Geoff Hardy. “We are honored to be the only CAH in Georgia to receive this recognition which is truly a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our entire team, who strive every day to provide extraordinary care to our patients.” 


SGMC Lanier Campus was also recognized for “outstanding commitment to quality improvement” by the Georgia Hospital Association and Alliant Health Solutions in March.  


SGMC Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Scarlett Rivera shared that this recognition is a result of SGMC’s ongoing investment in quality improvement initiatives, staff training, and the implementation of evidence-based practices. “It underscores our dedication to meeting the unique needs of our service communities and exceeding the highest healthcare standards. 


SGMC Lanier Campus is a 25-bed CAH providing acute inpatient care and a variety of other healthcare services to include: imaging, laboratory, emergency, rehabilitation, and swing bed. According to the latest economic impact numbers released for fiscal year 2021, SGMC Lanier Campus had an annual economic impact of $43 million. 


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