Three Georgia hospitals earn praise for heart care

By: Tucker Harrington

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With so many coronary issues around the country, it’s no wonder that hospitals aim to improve the quality of their heart-health care, to help increase survival rates. reports not just one, but three Georgia hospitals recently earned praise for their heart attack care from the American Heart Association. Northside Hospital-Atlanta, Northside Hospital-Cherokee and Northside Hospital-Forsyth all earned Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center Quality Achievement Awards for their commitment to offer exceptional care to heart attack patients. 

The custom trophies are given out to hospitals that work to improve the training, capabilities and survival rates of patients with heart conditions. Liz Sobczyk, director of cardiovascular services for the hospitals, shared her happiness over the recognition.

“Northside Hospital is committed to improving the standards of care and patient outcomes of our heart attack patients,” said Sobczyk in a statement. “We are pleased that our efforts are being recognized, and I am very proud of our team.”