The statement said the 288-bed hospital would focus on adult smoking cessation counseling and taking blood cultures to assess appropriate antibiotic dosage for pneumonia patients. And it will redesign care for heart failure patients and ensure that patients with a heart attack receive an aspirin when they arrive and aspirin and beta blockers on discharge.
The statement touted several awards the hospital has received from the Joint Commission and the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
"As the science of measuring quality outcomes continues to advance, Piedmont will continue to review the many types of studies available in order to provide information on how we can continually work to improve patient care processes for better outcomes," the statement said.
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