The Patient Safety Award was given to Houston Medical Center for their project, Population Health-Preventing Pre-Term Births Among At-Risk Populations. This award is given annually to Georgia health care organizations who improve patient safety, medical outcomes and reduce the risk of medical errors.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and the number keeps increasing. The Georgia Department of Public Health says 800,000 of those people live in Georgia.