The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital is a collaboration between The Blood and Marrow Transplant Group of Georgia (BMTGA) and Northside Hospital.

For questions, call (404)-255-1930

The NSH-BMT Programís Quality Management Program: Why It is Important?


Our Quality Management Program consists of the following:

  • A peer reviewed quarterly quality assurance/improvement meeting
  • Corrective Action Plan(s) (process improvement) review
  • Bi-annual survival outcome meeting

Through our culture of continuous process improvement, open communication and focusing on improving patient care has resulted in superior survival outcomes and excellent patient satisfaction. Improving the quality of care for our patients is the focus of our Quality Management Program.


As part of our Quality Management Plan, all patients are asked to complete a programmatic satisfaction survey. The programmatic satisfaction survey provides an opportunity for patients and their caregivers to express what was done well and what needs improvement. This comprehensive quality process enables the program to improve treatment protocols, supportive care algorithms, and patient management.


NSH inpatient BMT Unitís satisfaction survey results are consistently above the 90th percentile for physician care, nursing care and overall hospital experience.*


*According to the 2015 Press Ganey HCAHPS Regulatory Survey


Who is in charge of the NSH-BMT QI Program?

  • Dr. H. Kent Holland, our FACT program director, oversees the clinical transplant programís quality management program.
  • NSH-BMT has a designated FACT QI coordinator.
  • During the last five FACT inspection cycles, the clinical program has received outstanding commendations from each of the assigned FACT Inspectors, resulting in zero deficiencies during the 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015 FACT Inspections.

BMT Program Quality External Audits: FACT

Consecutive Inspections Resulted in ZERO Clinical Deficiencies