Gordon Hospital part of a 2017 Most Wired health system

(Calhoun, Ga.) -- Adventist Health System (AHS), which includes Gordon Hospital, has been named a 2017 Most Wired health system based on the results of HealthCare’s Most Wired survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. This year marks the fifth consecutive year that AHS has received the honor.

“The commitment our organization has made to leveraging IT solutions and innovation provides us with the technology resources needed to deliver exceptional care and quality to patients as we carry out our mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ in our community,” said Pete Weber, president and CEO of Gordon Hospital.

HealthCare’s Most Wired survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks. The survey’s nearly 700 participants represent more than 2,000 hospitals in the U.S. It examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.

According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth, and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access healthcare services and capture health information. They are also transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics and investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making.

“The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients to provide access to care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “They are transforming care delivery by investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access, and control costs.”

About Gordon Hospital

Founded in 1935, Gordon Hospital is proud to be a member of Adventist Health System. With 45 hospital campuses and more than 8,300 licensed beds in nine states, Adventist Health System is a faith-based healthcare organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety, and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System’s more than 80,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every patient. Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ.

About the Most Wired Survey

The 2017 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with the American Hospital Association and Clearwater Compliance, LLC.

About the American Hospital Association

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of healthcare provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, healthcare systems, networks, and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for healthcare leaders and is a source of information on healthcare issues and trends.

About Health Forum

Health Forum is a strategic business enterprise of the American Hospital Association, creatively partnering to develop and deliver essential information and innovative services to help healthcare leaders achieve organizational performance excellence and sustainability.