NEWTON MEDICAL CENTER - COVINGTON, GA

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Addresss:
5126 HOSPITAL DRIVE NE
COVINGTON, GA, 30014
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (770) 786-7053

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Proprietary
Emergency Services: Yes

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 44.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 45.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 318.00
Dieticians : 1.00
Registered Pharmacists : 5.00
Respiratory Therapists : 7.00
Physicians : 7.00
Medical Social Workers : 1.00
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 7.00
Nuclear Medicine Technicians : 3.00
Physician Assistants : 2.00
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 10.00
Nurse Practitioners: 3.00
Residents (Physicians) : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 90
Total Certified: 90

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Ambulance (Owned) Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
CT Scanner Services
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Services
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Services
Chemotherapy Services
Chiropractice Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dedicated Emergency Department Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripter Services
Gerontological Specialty Services
Home Health Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
Obstetric Services
Operating Room Services
Organ Transplant Services
Orthopedic Surgery Services
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services

Use of Medical Imaging

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

39.700%
Georgia:

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

9.600%
State:

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

0.165%
State:

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

0.167%
State:

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

7.500%
State:

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

1.600%
Georgia:

1.998%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

96.0%
Georgia:

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

100.0%
State:

99.1%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

97.8%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
Here:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Georgia:

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

12
State:

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

93.0%
State:

95.8%
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival
Here:

53
Georgia:

60
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
This Hospital:

93.0%
State:

97.9%
Median Time to Fibrinolysis
Here:

30
Georgia:

27

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:

97.0%
State:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

96.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

99.5%

Pneumonia

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

96.0%
Georgia:

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

99.0%
Georgia:

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

100.0%
State:

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

97.0%
Georgia:

94.9%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

98.0%
Georgia:

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

98.0%
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:

97.0%
Georgia:

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

94.0%
State:

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

97.0%
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:

85.0%
Georgia:

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

90.0%
Georgia:

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

100.0%
Georgia:

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

87.0%
State:

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

90.0%
State:

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

98.0%
Georgia:

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

98.0%
Georgia:

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

99.0%
Georgia:

99.3%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

15.2%
State:

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

11.7%
Georgia:

11.6%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

11.1%
State:

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

19.3%
State:

18.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

22.9%
State:

24.1%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

19.2%
Georgia:

18.5%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 24%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
State:

5%
Usually
Here:

23%
Georgia:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

72%
State:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
State:

4%
Usually
Here:

16%
Georgia:

13%
Always
This Hospital:

80%
Georgia:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
Georgia:

12%
Usually
Here:

28%
Georgia:

24%
Always
Here:

62%
Georgia:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
Georgia:

7%
Usually
Here:

27%
Georgia:

22%
Always
Here:

65%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

17%
Georgia:

21%
Usually
Here:

21%
Georgia:

17%
Always
This Hospital:

62%
State:

62%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

17%
State:

10%
Usually
This Hospital:

21%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

62%
Georgia:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
Georgia:

8%
Usually
Here:

32%
Georgia:

27%
Always
Here:

58%
State:

65%

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

Yes
Here:

76%
State:

81%
No
This Hospital:

24%
Georgia:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

11%
Georgia:

9%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

24%
State:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

65%
Georgia:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

5%
Georgia:

6%
Yes, probably
Here:

26%
Georgia:

25%
Yes, definitely
Here:

69%
Georgia:

69%

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

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

$17,402
State:

$27,030
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,942
State:

$7,422
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

1.29%
State:

0.58%
Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,576
State:

$40,855
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,921
Georgia:

$11,736
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.88%
State:

0.79%
Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,841
State:

$20,765
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,652
Georgia:

$5,039
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

1.63%
Georgia:

0.30%
Bronchitis and Asthma with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,214
Georgia:

$19,527
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,071
Georgia:

$5,348
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.95%
State:

0.57%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,307
Georgia:

$18,066
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,970
Georgia:

$5,393
Number of discharges: 32
This Hospital:

2.17%
Georgia:

1.36%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,476
Georgia:

$27,665
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,429
Georgia:

$7,924
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.95%
State:

0.78%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,193
State:

$12,553
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,432
State:

$3,631
Number of discharges: 26
Here:

1.76%
Georgia:

1.39%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,308
State:

$17,342
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,767
State:

$5,372
Number of discharges: 32
This Hospital:

2.17%
State:

1.61%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,521
State:

$15,911
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,233
Georgia:

$3,607
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

1.56%
Georgia:

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

$11,186
Georgia:

$20,363
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,678
State:

$6,113
Number of discharges: 61
This Hospital:

4.13%
State:

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

$13,493
Georgia:

$25,040
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,692
State:

$7,413
Number of discharges: 62
This Hospital:

4.20%
State:

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

$10,251
State:

$15,346
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,291
Georgia:

$4,587
Number of discharges: 27
This Hospital:

1.83%
State:

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

$22,511
Georgia:

$28,361
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,323
State:

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

0.88%
Georgia:

2.03%
Degenerative Nervous System Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,526
State:

$19,316
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,395
Georgia:

$6,333
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.75%
State:

0.35%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,334
Georgia:

$17,959
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,873
State:

$5,418
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.15%
Georgia:

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

$19,480
Georgia:

$23,139
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,076
State:

$6,864
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.36%
Georgia:

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

$17,237
State:

$27,355
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,036
State:

$7,627
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.95%
State:

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

$11,238
State:

$17,921
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,314
Georgia:

$4,668
Number of discharges: 54
Here:

3.66%
State:

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

$12,952
State:

$22,011
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,096
Georgia:

$6,499
Number of discharges: 39
Here:

2.64%
Georgia:

2.05%
G.I. Obstruction without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,235
State:

$14,753
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,838
Georgia:

$4,083
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.08%
Georgia:

0.41%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,676
Georgia:

$19,560
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,000
State:

$6,481
Number of discharges: 85
Here:

5.76%
Georgia:

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

$15,400
State:

$31,202
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,841
State:

$9,507
Number of discharges: 50
This Hospital:

3.39%
Georgia:

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

$8,240
State:

$13,448
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,977
State:

$4,372
Number of discharges: 28
Here:

1.90%
State:

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

$37,083
Georgia:

$43,346
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,251
Georgia:

$11,587
Number of discharges: 25
Here:

1.69%
State:

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

$14,707
Georgia:

$25,991
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,972
State:

$7,265
Number of discharges: 33
This Hospital:

2.24%
State:

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

$21,115
State:

$42,912
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,450
Georgia:

$12,604
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

1.02%
State:

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

$15,926
Georgia:

$20,289
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,915
Georgia:

$5,383
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.81%
Georgia:

0.79%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,175
Georgia:

$25,510
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,576
State:

$7,498
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.22%
State:

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

$10,021
State:

$16,440
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,676
Georgia:

$4,869
Number of discharges: 65
This Hospital:

4.40%
Georgia:

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

$38,604
Georgia:

$46,857
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,550
State:

$13,303
Number of discharges: 95
This Hospital:

6.44%
State:

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

$39,741
Georgia:

$55,876
Average Total Payments
Here:

$14,720
Georgia:

$16,527
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.75%
State:

0.75%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,678
State:

$14,725
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,165
Georgia:

$4,421
Number of discharges: 27
This Hospital:

1.83%
Georgia:

2.20%
Other Digestive System Diagnoses with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,726
State:

$22,431
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,985
State:

$6,503
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.81%
State:

0.56%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,958
State:

$28,786
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,584
State:

$8,091
Number of discharges: 95
Here:

6.44%
State:

1.99%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,240
State:

$17,108
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,792
Georgia:

$5,275
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

1.69%
State:

1.49%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,695
Georgia:

$20,836
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,980
Georgia:

$6,507
Number of discharges: 43
Here:

2.91%
State:

2.62%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,087
State:

$32,753
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,455
State:

$10,664
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.08%
State:

1.84%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,673
State:

$42,932
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,574
State:

$12,718
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

1.42%
State:

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

$39,010
Georgia:

$52,482
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,136
State:

$14,739
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.42%
Georgia:

1.05%
Seizures without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,836
State:

$19,683
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,673
Georgia:

$5,153
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

1.29%
State:

0.62%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$23,259
State:

$41,116
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,346
State:

$12,225
Number of discharges: 46
This Hospital:

3.12%
Georgia:

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

$14,802
State:

$23,222
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,729
State:

$7,264
Number of discharges: 36
Here:

2.44%
State:

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

$11,989
Georgia:

$22,144
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,896
State:

$6,410
Number of discharges: 43
Here:

2.91%
State:

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

$14,997
Georgia:

$32,348
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,389
Georgia:

$9,197
Number of discharges: 63
Here:

4.27%
Georgia:

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

$9,447
State:

$16,155
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,156
Georgia:

$4,495
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.95%
State:

1.11%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,621
State:

$18,313
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,319
Georgia:

$4,627
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.08%
State:

1.59%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,949
State:

$19,753
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,506
Georgia:

$4,796
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.75%
State:

0.99%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

0.229%
Georgia:

0.689%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
Here:

0.229%
State:

0.572%

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