Patient Safety

As an academic medical center, Augusta University Health provides routine or standard patient care, but also cares for those who are extremely ill and are severely injured. Hospitals throughout Georgia and surrounding states will transfer patients to Medical Center at Augusta University because we have the services, technology and facilities available to care for these patients.

When we evaluate our patient care and our patient safety we compare ourselves to other academic medical centers from across the United States through our participation in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). UHC is a cooperative of academic health centers. Within the UHC our Children's Hospital of Georgia routinely ranks in the top ten percent on pediatric safety measures reported by UHC and the medical center steadily improves its rank among the other UHC hospitals.

Quality patient care is about how we achieve superior outcomes of care and high patient satisfaction by consistently delivering superior services and advanced treatments in a way that best meets individual patients needs and expectations.

Patient safety is integrated with quality patient care to keep our patients safe from avoidable harm while receiving superior healthcare at Medical Center at Augusta University. We take a multi-disciplinary approach and communicate effectively with our comprehensive team as well as with each of our patients and their family members. We are able to to adjust treatment plans, as needed, for improved outcomes.

Staff continuously participate in ongoing projects to improve our patient safety and quality. These projects for the hospital are initiated by the Quality Unit Councils (nursing units), the Quality Department Councils or the Quality Operational Council.

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