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Your gifts to WellStar Foundation provide the support for programs and equipment that helps WellStar continually meet and exceed our goal to provide world-class healthcare.  This commitment has been rewarded with many certifications, accreditations and honors for WellStar as one of the nation’s preeminent not-for-profit healthcare systems. We’re right in your backyard, yet we consistently receive attention and accolades from many national organizations that set the bar for world-class care.



Certifications and Accreditations

  • Network Cancer Program accreditation, the first accredited Network Cancer Program in Georgia and the fifth in the nation, by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS)
  • Surgery Center for Excellence® accreditation by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Surgical Review Corporation
  • National Top Performer for Rehabilitation Patient Outcomes by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR)
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI Cardiac Services/Emergency Services by the Society of Chest Pain Centers
  • Accredited Breast Health Center by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center designation by the Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) for stroke programs at WellStar Cobb and Kennestone Hospitals.
  • Total Knee and Hip Certification from the Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) for WellStar Cobb, Kennestone and Douglas Hospitals.

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Honors, Accolades and Recognition


Since 2007, WellStar has been the highest ranked integrated health system in Georgia in Surveillance Data, Inc.’s (SDI) Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks in the U.S.

  • Top-Tier 3-Star Rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for cardiac surgery at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Only the top 13% of hospitals in the nation were awarded this distinction.
  • Aetna Programs of Excellence recognition for cardiac, joint replacement and spinal surgery programs.
  • Blue Cross Programs of Excellence recognition for joint replacement, spinal surgery and other joint programs.
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
  • 2010 Top Ten honors by Working Mother Magazine’s 100 Best Companies initiative
  • AARP’s Best Employers for Workers Over 50
  • Companies that Care Honor Roll
  • Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility
  • Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces Top 100

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