HUTCHESON MEDICAL CENTER - FORT OGLETHORPE, GA

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Addresss:
100 GROSS CRESCENT
FORT OGLETHORPE, GA, 30742
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (706) 858-2101

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - Hospital District or Authority
Emergency Services: Yes

Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 60.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 154.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 646.00
Dieticians : 2.00
Occupational Therapists : 2.00
Physical Therapists : 10.00
Registered Pharmacists : 6.00
Respiratory Therapists : 12.00
Medical Social Workers : 5.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 179
Total Certified: 179

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Acute Renal Dialysis Services
Alcohol And/Or Drug Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dental Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical 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

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

83.0%
State:

99.2%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.1%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.0%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
Here:

9
Georgia:

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

80.0%
Georgia:

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

100.0%
Georgia:

97.9%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
State:

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
This Hospital:

78.0%
State:

89.3%

Pneumonia

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

93.0%
Georgia:

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

97.0%
State:

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

98.0%
Georgia:

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

96.0%
Georgia:

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

95.0%
Georgia:

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

96.0%
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:

100.0%
State:

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

97.0%
State:

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

98.0%
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
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
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
This Hospital:

81.0%
State:

93.5%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
Here:

100.0%
Georgia:

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

85.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

99.3%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

15.8%
State:

15.6%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

13.2%
State:

11.6%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

11.5%
State:

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

19.9%
State:

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

23.0%
State:

24.1%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

16.6%
Georgia:

18.5%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 25%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
State:

5%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
Georgia:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

77%
State:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Usually
Here:

15%
Georgia:

13%
Always
This Hospital:

85%
Georgia:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

9%
State:

12%
Usually
This Hospital:

25%
Georgia:

24%
Always
Here:

66%
Georgia:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

6%
State:

7%
Usually
Here:

25%
State:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

69%
Georgia:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

21%
Georgia:

21%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
State:

17%
Always
Here:

62%
Georgia:

62%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

13%
Georgia:

10%
Usually
Here:

25%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

62%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

8%
Usually
This Hospital:

31%
Georgia:

27%
Always
Here:

64%
Georgia:

65%

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

Yes
Here:

86%
State:

81%
No
This Hospital:

14%
State:

19%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

5%
State:

9%
7 or 8
Here:

27%
Georgia:

22%
9 or 10
Here:

68%
Georgia:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

5%
State:

6%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

24%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

71%
Georgia:

69%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
This Hospital:

0.389%
Georgia:

0.572%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
Here:

0.777%
Georgia:

0.605%
Signs of Uncontrolled Blood Sugar
This Hospital:

0.777%
Georgia:

0.292%

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

Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,727
State:

$17,342
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,986
Georgia:

$5,372
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

2.75%
Georgia:

1.61%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,643
Georgia:

$20,363
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,995
State:

$6,113
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

4.52%
Georgia:

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

$23,874
State:

$25,040
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,042
Georgia:

$7,413
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

3.14%
Georgia:

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

$14,992
State:

$15,346
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,379
State:

$4,587
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

3.93%
Georgia:

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

$19,481
State:

$28,361
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,568
State:

$7,030
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

2.55%
Georgia:

2.03%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,193
State:

$17,959
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,970
State:

$5,418
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

3.93%
Georgia:

0.77%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,181
State:

$17,921
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,462
Georgia:

$4,668
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

2.95%
State:

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

$21,060
Georgia:

$22,011
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,399
Georgia:

$6,499
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

2.16%
State:

2.05%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$21,238
Georgia:

$19,560
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,945
State:

$6,481
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

3.93%
State:

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

$26,606
Georgia:

$31,202
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,912
State:

$9,507
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

3.14%
Georgia:

3.03%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$26,513
State:

$25,510
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,509
Georgia:

$7,498
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

2.55%
Georgia:

1.02%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,508
Georgia:

$16,440
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,667
Georgia:

$4,869
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

4.91%
State:

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

$41,513
Georgia:

$46,857
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,824
Georgia:

$13,303
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

4.72%
Georgia:

5.88%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,301
Georgia:

$34,255
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,954
Georgia:

$9,891
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

3.73%
State:

0.27%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,114
State:

$14,511
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,641
State:

$4,235
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

3.14%
State:

0.39%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$25,819
Georgia:

$28,786
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,785
State:

$8,091
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

3.34%
Georgia:

1.99%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,449
Georgia:

$20,836
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,196
Georgia:

$6,507
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

3.73%
Georgia:

2.62%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$30,801
Georgia:

$30,987
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,877
Georgia:

$9,086
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

2.75%
Georgia:

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

$37,590
State:

$42,932
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,402
Georgia:

$12,718
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

2.16%
Georgia:

0.92%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support <96 Hours
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$49,036
Georgia:

$52,482
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,534
State:

$14,739
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

2.95%
State:

1.05%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$22,948
State:

$41,116
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,046
State:

$12,225
Number of discharges: 53
This Hospital:

10.41%
Georgia:

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

$18,898
Georgia:

$23,222
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,773
State:

$7,264
Number of discharges: 28
Here:

5.50%
State:

1.59%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,710
State:

$22,144
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,133
State:

$6,410
Number of discharges: 53
Here:

10.41%
State:

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

$21,855
State:

$32,348
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,598
State:

$9,197
Number of discharges: 23
This Hospital:

4.52%
Georgia:

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

$11,684
Georgia:

$16,155
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,199
Georgia:

$4,495
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

2.16%
Georgia:

1.11%

Use of Medical Imaging

Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.093%
Georgia:

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

0.019%
Georgia:

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

4.100%
State:

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

2.100%
Georgia:

1.998%

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