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Putnam General Hospital Named to GHA's Elite Circle

EATONTON, GA - December 2, 2013. Putnam General Hospital has been named to the prestigious Georgia Hospital Association's Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Safety Leaders Circle, which recognizes hospital's improvements in patient care for 2013. Putnam General Hospital is one of 31 hospitals in Georgia to place in the Elite Circle, the highest category on the list.

"On behalf of the Georgia Hospital Association's Hospital Engagement Network, we would like to congratulate Putnam General Hospital for your outstanding commitment to quality and patient safety in 2013" says Earl Rodgers, President and CEO of HEN. The HEN recognition program's Patient Safety Leaders Circle shows the hospitals with the greatest improvement and participation in all Hospital Acquired Conditions improvement activities through the HEN learning collaborative. In 2013, the aim of the Georgia HEN was to reduce hospital-acquired conditions statewide by 40 percent and hospital readmissions by 20.

"This accomplishment serves to ensure our community that quality care and patient safety is always our top priority. Putnam General Hospital has had 0 hospital acquired infections for at least the last two years. We will continue to seek opportunities to improve our processes, reduce readmissions rates, and exceed our community's expectations as their health care provider of choice" said Darrell Oglesby, Administrator of PGH.