MEDICAL CENTER, THE - COLUMBUS, GA

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Addresss:
710 CENTER ST BOX 951
COLUMBUS, GA, 31901
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (706) 571-1000

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Other
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Rehabilitation Units

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 130.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 214.00
Dieticians : 4.00
Registered Pharmacists : 16.00
Respiratory Therapists : 23.00
Physicians : 10.00
Medical Social Workers : 6.00
Residents (Physicians) : 30.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 417
Total Certified: 417

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Acute Renal Dialysis Services
Alcohol And/Or Drug Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Certified Trauma Center Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
Neonatal Nursery Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Psychiatric Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services
Therapeutic Radiology Services

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 16%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
State:

5%
Usually
Here:

22%
Georgia:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

71%
Georgia:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

6%
Georgia:

4%
Usually
Here:

16%
State:

13%
Always
Here:

78%
State:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

18%
Georgia:

12%
Usually
Here:

31%
Georgia:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

51%
State:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

9%
State:

7%
Usually
Here:

24%
State:

22%
Always
Here:

67%
State:

71%

How often did staff explain about medicines before giving them to patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

22%
Georgia:

21%
Usually
This Hospital:

16%
State:

17%
Always
Here:

62%
Georgia:

62%

How often were the patients' rooms and bathrooms kept clean?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

10%
State:

10%
Usually
Here:

20%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

70%
Georgia:

71%

How often was the area around patients' rooms kept quiet at night?

Sometimes or never
Here:

18%
State:

8%
Usually
This Hospital:

31%
Georgia:

27%
Always
This Hospital:

51%
State:

65%

Were patients given information about what to do during their recovery at home?

Yes
This Hospital:

76%
State:

81%
No
This Hospital:

24%
State:

19%

How do patients rate the hospital overall on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest)?

6 or lower
This Hospital:

11%
Georgia:

9%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

27%
State:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

62%
State:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

8%
State:

6%
Yes, probably
Here:

26%
Georgia:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

66%
State:

69%

Use of Medical Imaging

Outpatients with low back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments first, such as physical therapy.
Here:

35.500%
Georgia:

35.075%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
This Hospital:

3.600%
State:

8.789%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.023%
State:

0.125%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.002%
State:

0.053%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
This Hospital:

4.300%
State:

5.752%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
This Hospital:

0.700%
Georgia:

1.998%

Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) - Medicare Provider Charge Data

Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$51,716
Georgia:

$40,855
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,786
Georgia:

$11,736
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.91%
Georgia:

0.79%
Back and Neck Procedures Except Spinal Fusion without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,216
Georgia:

$28,193
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,506
State:

$6,634
Number of discharges: 50
Here:

3.24%
Georgia:

0.38%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,089
Georgia:

$18,066
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,231
State:

$5,393
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.30%
State:

1.36%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,918
Georgia:

$17,342
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,405
State:

$5,372
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

1.23%
State:

1.61%
Cervical Spinal Fusion without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$49,937
Georgia:

$47,208
Average Total Payments
Here:

$15,505
Georgia:

$13,773
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

1.88%
Georgia:

0.64%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,539
Georgia:

$15,911
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,171
Georgia:

$3,607
Number of discharges: 32
This Hospital:

2.07%
State:

1.74%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,446
State:

$20,363
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,347
State:

$6,113
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

1.43%
Georgia:

2.30%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$27,112
Georgia:

$25,040
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,825
State:

$7,413
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

1.23%
Georgia:

2.25%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,535
Georgia:

$15,346
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,460
Georgia:

$4,587
Number of discharges: 32
This Hospital:

2.07%
State:

1.80%
Circulatory Disorders Except Acute Myocardial Infarction, with Card Cath without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$28,126
State:

$28,361
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,928
State:

$7,030
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.10%
State:

2.03%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,555
Georgia:

$17,959
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,213
Georgia:

$5,418
Number of discharges: 23
This Hospital:

1.49%
Georgia:

0.77%
Disorders of Pancreas Except Malignancy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$21,746
Georgia:

$23,139
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,682
State:

$6,864
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

1.10%
Georgia:

0.21%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$25,067
Georgia:

$27,355
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,953
Georgia:

$7,627
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.10%
State:

0.70%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,762
Georgia:

$17,921
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,528
State:

$4,668
Number of discharges: 45
Here:

2.92%
State:

3.05%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$27,405
Georgia:

$22,011
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,181
Georgia:

$6,499
Number of discharges: 33
Here:

2.14%
Georgia:

2.05%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$40,867
Georgia:

$39,029
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,609
Georgia:

$11,652
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.36%
State:

0.72%
G.I. Obstruction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$24,768
Georgia:

$20,917
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,307
Georgia:

$5,983
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.91%
Georgia:

0.56%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,553
Georgia:

$19,560
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,696
State:

$6,481
Number of discharges: 33
Here:

2.14%
State:

3.50%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$21,965
Georgia:

$31,202
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,191
State:

$9,507
Number of discharges: 39
This Hospital:

2.53%
Georgia:

3.03%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,558
Georgia:

$13,448
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,139
State:

$4,372
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

1.10%
Georgia:

1.23%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$42,787
State:

$43,346
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,927
State:

$11,587
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.91%
Georgia:

1.11%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$24,135
Georgia:

$25,991
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,522
Georgia:

$7,265
Number of discharges: 49
Here:

3.18%
State:

1.73%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$33,757
Georgia:

$42,912
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,601
Georgia:

$12,604
Number of discharges: 52
Here:

3.37%
Georgia:

0.93%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,886
Georgia:

$20,289
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,430
State:

$5,383
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

1.56%
Georgia:

0.79%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,956
State:

$16,440
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,921
Georgia:

$4,869
Number of discharges: 40
Here:

2.59%
Georgia:

3.08%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$49,124
State:

$46,857
Average Total Payments
Here:

$15,084
Georgia:

$13,303
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.04%
State:

5.88%
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$65,150
Georgia:

$55,876
Average Total Payments
Here:

$21,370
State:

$16,527
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.91%
Georgia:

0.75%
Medical Back Problems without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,515
Georgia:

$21,420
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,865
State:

$5,281
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.36%
Georgia:

0.51%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,838
State:

$22,776
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,434
State:

$7,451
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

1.49%
State:

1.12%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,822
Georgia:

$14,725
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,227
Georgia:

$4,421
Number of discharges: 51
Here:

3.31%
State:

2.20%
Other Circulatory System Diagnoses with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$41,312
State:

$37,446
Average Total Payments
Here:

$15,208
State:

$12,430
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.36%
State:

0.92%
Other Digestive System Diagnoses with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,060
Georgia:

$22,431
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,509
Georgia:

$6,503
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.04%
State:

0.56%
Other Vascular Procedures with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$36,909
Georgia:

$64,856
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$21,672
Georgia:

$20,678
Number of discharges: 28
Here:

1.81%
State:

0.70%
Peripheral Vascular Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,294
Georgia:

$19,380
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,354
Georgia:

$6,413
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

1.10%
Georgia:

0.52%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,971
Georgia:

$14,511
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,724
State:

$4,235
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

0.84%
State:

0.39%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$26,100
Georgia:

$28,786
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,663
Georgia:

$8,091
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

0.97%
Georgia:

1.99%
Pulmonary Embolism without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,823
State:

$24,387
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,935
State:

$6,805
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.71%
State:

0.48%
Red Blood Cell Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$24,608
State:

$28,741
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,227
State:

$9,127
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.04%
State:

0.37%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,233
Georgia:

$17,108
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,055
State:

$5,275
Number of discharges: 33
Here:

2.14%
Georgia:

1.49%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,336
State:

$20,836
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,135
Georgia:

$6,507
Number of discharges: 53
Here:

3.43%
Georgia:

2.62%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$26,437
State:

$32,753
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,138
Georgia:

$10,664
Number of discharges: 45
Here:

2.92%
State:

1.84%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$29,820
Georgia:

$30,987
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,411
State:

$9,086
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.78%
State:

0.75%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$44,154
Georgia:

$42,932
Average Total Payments
Here:

$14,931
State:

$12,718
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.78%
Georgia:

0.92%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support 96+ Hours
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$96,790
Georgia:

$123,347
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$37,149
State:

$35,973
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.78%
Georgia:

0.37%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support <96 Hours
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$57,653
Georgia:

$52,482
Average Total Payments
Here:

$19,127
Georgia:

$14,739
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.30%
Georgia:

1.05%
Seizures without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,585
Georgia:

$19,683
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,825
State:

$5,153
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

1.36%
State:

0.62%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis with Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$97,522
State:

$138,586
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$43,365
Georgia:

$41,504
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.78%
Georgia:

0.34%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$35,896
Georgia:

$41,116
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,050
State:

$12,225
Number of discharges: 132
Here:

8.55%
Georgia:

4.78%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$26,661
Georgia:

$23,222
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,290
Georgia:

$7,264
Number of discharges: 31
Here:

2.01%
State:

1.59%
Signs and Symptoms without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,069
Georgia:

$17,066
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,170
Georgia:

$4,443
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.10%
State:

0.71%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$28,108
Georgia:

$22,144
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,747
State:

$6,410
Number of discharges: 44
This Hospital:

2.85%
State:

2.75%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$25,714
Georgia:

$32,348
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,924
State:

$9,197
Number of discharges: 33
This Hospital:

2.14%
State:

2.08%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,401
Georgia:

$16,155
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,399
State:

$4,495
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.71%
Georgia:

1.11%
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$64,119
Georgia:

$87,780
Average Total Payments
Here:

$27,651
State:

$26,304
Number of discharges: 50
This Hospital:

3.24%
State:

1.23%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,619
State:

$18,313
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,413
State:

$4,627
Number of discharges: 23
This Hospital:

1.49%
Georgia:

1.59%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,554
Georgia:

$19,753
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,543
Georgia:

$4,796
Number of discharges: 28
Here:

1.81%
Georgia:

0.99%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.2%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.1%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
Here:

100.0%
Georgia:

99.0%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
Georgia:

99.8%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
Here:

45
Georgia:

33
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
Here:

84.0%
State:

95.8%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
Here:

100.0%
State:

97.9%

Heart Failure

Percent of patients who were given an evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

100.0%
Georgia:

99.2%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Here:

100.0%
State:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

94.0%
State:

89.3%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.5%

Pneumonia

Percent of Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After Arrival
Here:

91.0%
Georgia:

96.3%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
Here:

97.0%
State:

97.0%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

96.0%
Georgia:

98.9%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
This Hospital:

95.0%
State:

94.9%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

86.0%
Georgia:

94.4%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

87.0%
State:

96.2%

Surgery

Percent of Surgery Patients given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection
Here:

99.0%
Georgia:

98.2%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

91.0%
State:

96.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
Here:

96.0%
State:

98.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
Here:

88.0%
Georgia:

96.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

94.0%
Georgia:

97.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

99.0%
Georgia:

99.6%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
Here:

79.0%
Georgia:

93.5%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
Here:

84.0%
Georgia:

95.9%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
Here:

96.0%
State:

96.6%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

96.0%
State:

97.0%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

99.0%
State:

99.3%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

15.7%
Georgia:

15.6%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

12.5%
State:

11.6%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

18.3%
State:

12.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

22.1%
State:

18.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

22.1%
State:

24.1%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

17.2%
State:

18.5%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Objects Accidentally Left in the Body After Surgery
Here:

0.177%
Georgia:

0.162%
Falls and injuries
Here:

0.177%
State:

0.689%

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