Macon County Chronicle

Macon Community Hospital Celebrates Hospital Week; Spotlight on 4 Stars Rating

A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that represents hope. One of the advantages of a hometown hospital like ours is the personal touch level of care every patient receives when they walk through the doors. It’s the type of care people deserve, and the type of care you may not find when you go out of town for healthcare. At Macon Community Hospital, it’s easy to treat you like family because our patients typically are our neighbors, friends and actual family!

During National Hospital Week, we’re delighted to salute all of our healthcare professionals as they continue to deliver extraordinary patient care to our community every day - right here, close to home.

“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” said hospital administrator Thomas Kidd. “We’re extremely proud of each member of our staff and we recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients and our communities.”

At Macon Community Hospital we are also celebrating two 4 stars ratings for Quality and Patient Experience. There are only three hospitals within 50 miles to receive this, and we are beyond excited. 

The overall star rating is based on how well a hospital performs across different areas of quality, such as treating heart attacks and pneumonia, readmission rates, and safety of care.

The patient survey rating measures patients’ experiences of their hospital care. Recently discharged patients were asked about important topics like how well nurses and doctors communicated, how responsive hospital staff were to their needs, and the cleanliness and quietness of the hospital environment. 

“This is a huge accomplishment for Macon Community Hospital,” said Thomas Kidd. “We are fortunate to have this hospital and an outstanding staff as well. We are all here to make the patients stay a positive one.”

"We would like to thank everyone for supporting Macon Community Hospital,” added Kidd.