Hospital’s achievements include expansion plans, quality awards
Cartersville (Aug. 1, 2022) — Today Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center celebrates one year of service to the community — a year that includes many accomplishments — as a member of the Piedmont system. Before joining Piedmont on Aug. 1, 2021, Piedmont Cartersville operated as Cartersville Medical Center, owned by HCA, a for-profit healthcare system based in Nashville, Tenn.
“I’m proud of what we have accomplished together in such a short amount of time,” said Chris Mosley, chief executive officer for Piedmont Cartersville. “We are grateful to our community for its ongoing support and look forward to continuing to collaborate as we work to provide high-quality, patient-centered care to Cartersville, Bartow County and surrounding communities for many years to come.”
To mark this occasion, here are some of Piedmont Cartersville’s accomplishments over the past year.
- In June, Piedmont Cartersville converted to the medical records system, Epic, which is used in all Piedmont facilities including physician practices. Patients now have one Piedmont medical chart which means that no matter where they are seen at Piedmont – as well as at more than 250 health care organizations nationwide – the medical care team has real-time access to the patient’s medical information such as test results, charts, reports, and other important information without waiting for it to be forwarded to them.
- Piedmont Orthopedics/OrthoAtlanta opened a Cartersville location in July with multiple specialists including orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists, plus physician assistants and onsite physical therapists.
- Piedmont Cartersville upgraded its surgical robot, used in general surgery cases such as robotic hernia repair and gynecological cases such as robot-assisted hysterectomies.
- Leadership, staff and physicians successfully integrated with Piedmont clinical processes and systems.
- Piedmont Cartersville was named a Top Hospital by GeorgiaTrend magazine in 2021 and also received Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The hospital was verified as a Level 3 Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
- Piedmont, Georgia-Pacific and Piedmont Cartersville donated and distributed approximately 1,400 COVID-19 antigen test kits to six Bartow County organizations.
A particularly exciting milestone will take place on Aug. 3, when Piedmont Cartersville breaks ground for the North Tower expansion project, adding a fourth and fifth floor. The fifth floor will house 20 new short stay general hospital beds and the fourth floor will house support space, including general storage areas and materials management. Upon completion, the hospital will have 139 licensed beds.
Additionally, Piedmont Cartersville’s sterile processing department will be expanded by adding approximately 5,000 square feet of new construction and expanding over 6,000 square feet, doubling the current size of the space. This expansion will significantly improve efficiencies and turnaround time for processing high complexity instrumentation that ultimately results in less pre-operative waiting time for patients.
The total investment of the project is estimated at over $29.7 million and includes 31,798 square feet of new construction for the bed expansion and 11,324 square feet of renovations/expansion in the sterile processing department.
For more information about Piedmont Cartersville, visit piedmont.org.