Floyd Medical Center was named “Hospital of the Year” at the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals’ annual meeting at Callaway Gardens. The hospital won the honor in the large hospital category (151 beds or more).
Among the reasons for the hospital’s recognition include its comprehensive program that provides replacement prescriptions for its indigent patients, the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation to the facility, consistently high employee satisfaction rates, and for its dramatically reduced nursing vacancy rates.
“Floyd Medical Center has proven to be an excellent steward to the community it serves,” Monty M. Veazey, president of the Alliance, said. “The innovation and dedication to improvements displayed by the medical staff, employees and hospital administrators is truly remarkable. Everyone associated with Floyd Medical Center is well deserving of this honor and should take pride in all they have accomplished this year.”
The 304-bed hospital, located in Rome, Ga., has served residents of northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama since 1942. The hospital employs more than 1950 people, with nearly 300 physicians on its staff. Floyd Medical Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit hospital.
“The foundation of success at Floyd is not new buildings, new programs, financial performance, and national and state awards only,” said Kurt Stuenkel, Floyd president and CEO. “These are important, but on a daily basis, the employees of Floyd realize that each patient encounter gives us the opportunity to put our mission into action. At Floyd, our commitment to our values and to high levels of employee and patient satisfaction enables a culture of high performance and has led to a stellar year. We are honored to top off our accomplishment by being named the 2005 Large Hospital of the Year.”
In addition to the award, the hospital received a $1,750 cash prize from contest sponsor Hayslett Group LLC, the Atlanta-based public relations firm that serves the Alliance and many of its member hospitals.