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WellStar Kennestone Hospital Ranked No. 3 Hospital in Georgia by U.S. News & World Report

September 1, 2016

WellStar Kennestone Hospital is one of the top rated hospitals in Georgia.  According to U.S. News & World Report, which publishes an annual review of hospital performance, Kennestone ranks third in Georgia.

“This ranking andWellStarKennestoneHospital_Twilight the ratings we received from other national organizations are a testament to how hard our team members work to deliver the world-class healthcare our patients deserve every day,” said Dan Woods, president of WellStar Kennestone Hospital. “We are proud to serve such a supportive community and we are excited to serve this community for many years to come.”

Scores are based on a variety of patient outcomes and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing. Kennestone Hospital achieved the highest rating possible in seven procedures or conditions categories. These categories include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery.

U.S. News & World Report publishes a series of “Best” consumer guides focusing on health, education and finance. According to the organization, more than 90,000 patients are admitted to U.S. hospitals every day. The purpose of the organization’s list of Best Hospitals is to help the consumers make the right choice when their care calls for special expertise, or if age, physical ailments or a chronic condition add appreciable risk to their treatment or procedure.

About WellStar Health System  
WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. WellStar consists of WellStar Medical Group, 240 medical office locations, outpatient centers, health parks, a pediatric center, nursing centers, hospice, homecare, as well as 11 hospitals: WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South, WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center (anchored by WellStar Kennestone Hospital), WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, and WellStar Cobb, Douglas, North Fulton, Paulding, Spalding Regional, Sylvan Grove and Windy Hill hospitals. As a not-for-profit, WellStar continues to reinvest in the health of the communities it serves with new technologies and treatments.  For more information, visit

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