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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

Nutrition for Diabetes - Webinar
Nutrition for Diabetes - Webinar

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Diabetes 101 - Webinar
Diabetes 101 - Webinar

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Blogs

Beyond Disease: Exploring the Vital Role of Public Health
Beyond Disease: Exploring the Vital Role of Public Health

As we mark National Public Health Week, individuals and organizations come together to address and highlight pressing health issues facing our nation. Public health encapsulates much more than disease prevention — it is the bedrock of our society's well-being, influencing how we live, work and interact with our environment.

Epilepsy Awareness: Empowering Individuals, Erasing Stigma
Epilepsy Awareness: Empowering Individuals, Erasing Stigma

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. These seizures are sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain that temporarily affect its normal functioning. The manifestation of seizures can vary depending on the specific part of the brain involved and the individual.

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