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Impacting our Community

Tanner Health System is a nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve — not to generate revenues for shareholders.

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Joint Commission Accreditation

Tanner Health System is proud to be accredited by The Joint Commission, one of the nation’s leading healthcare accrediting organizations for quality and safety.

Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica, Higgins General Hospital in Bremen and Willowbrooke at Tanner — as well as our home health and hospice programs —earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, which serves as a nationally recognized symbol of quality and reflects our commitment to meeting certain performance standards. And our newest hospital, Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama in Wedowee, is accredited by the Alabama Department of Community Health.

To achieve accreditation, each facility or program must complete a rigorous unannounced on-site survey during which a team of expert surveyors reviews compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

Accreditation is a voluntary process that demonstrates our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality and patient safety. Tanner Health System facilities and programs accredited by The Joint Commission include:

Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton

• Hospital

• Home Care Program

• Primary Stroke Center

• Joint Replacement – Hip

• Joint Replacement – Knee

• Spine Surgery

Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica

• Hospital

• Behavioral Health Care

• Primary Stroke Center

Higgins General Hospital

• Critical Access Hospital

• Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

For more information, please visit www.jointcommission.org or click here  to view a full list of Tanner’s Awards and Honors.

Events

Intro to Tai Chi - Carrollton
Intro to Tai Chi - Carrollton

Monday, April 12, 2021

Intermediate Tai Chi
Intermediate Tai Chi

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Blogs

Dietitians and Nutritionists: What’s the Difference?
Dietitians and Nutritionists: What’s the Difference?

Do you know the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist? Jessica D. Mack, MS, RD, LD explains how they are different.

A More Effective, Precise and Comfortable Prostate Biopsy
A More Effective, Precise and Comfortable Prostate Biopsy

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men. Finding it just got faster and easier for Tanner patients with the introduction of the latest screening technology — targeted fusion biopsy — at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton.

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