Hospital and Nursing Home Profiles  

NORTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER - ELLIJAY, GA

 



Back to Hospital Data.

Institution representatives - add corrected or new information about NORTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER »

Address
1362 SOUTH MAIN STREET
ELLIJAY, GA, 30540
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (706) 276-4741

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


Overall Star Rating: 3 Stars
Health Inspections Star Rating: 4 Stars
Nurse Staffing Star Rating: 1 Star
Quality Measures Star Rating: 2 Stars
RN Only Star Rating: 2 Stars

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

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,954
Georgia:

$20,363
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,794
State:

$6,113
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

11.72%
State:

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

$20,037
Georgia:

$25,040
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,728
State:

$7,413
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

11.72%
Georgia:

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

$13,333
State:

$15,346
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,740
State:

$4,587
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

11.72%
State:

1.80%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,724
State:

$19,560
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,434
State:

$6,481
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

14.06%
State:

3.50%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,501
Georgia:

$16,440
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,118
State:

$4,869
Number of discharges: 28
This Hospital:

21.88%
State:

3.08%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,837
State:

$14,725
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,514
State:

$4,421
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

13.28%
State:

2.20%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,722
State:

$22,144
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,613
State:

$6,410
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

15.63%
State:

2.75%

Provided Services

  • Nuclear Medicine Services
  • Anatomical Laboratory Services
  • Anesthesia Services
  • Blood Bank Services
  • Clinical Laboratory Services
  • Dental Services
  • Diagnostic Radiology Services
  • Dietary Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Hospice Services
  • ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
  • Inpatient Surgical Services
  • Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
  • Occupational Therapy Services
  • Operating Room Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • Postoperative Recovery Room Services
  • Respiratory Care Services
  • Social Services
  • Speech Pathology Services
  • Therapeutic Radiology Services

Employment Full-Time Equivalent

Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 18.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 15.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 124.50
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 1.00
Dieticians : 1.00
Registered Pharmacists : 1.00
Respiratory Therapists : 2.00
Physicians : 6.00
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds

Total: 49
Total Certified: 49

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:

8%
State:

5%
Usually
Here:

19%
State:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

73%
Georgia:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
Georgia:

4%
Usually
Here:

18%
State:

13%
Always
This Hospital:

75%
Georgia:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

8%
Georgia:

12%
Usually
Here:

21%
Georgia:

24%
Always
Here:

71%
State:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

10%
Georgia:

7%
Usually
Here:

22%
Georgia:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

68%
Georgia:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

35%
Georgia:

21%
Usually
This Hospital:

13%
Georgia:

17%
Always
This Hospital:

52%
State:

62%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

18%
Georgia:

10%
Usually
This Hospital:

22%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

60%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
State:

8%
Usually
Here:

26%
State:

27%
Always
Here:

66%
Georgia:

65%

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

Yes
Here:

75%
Georgia:

81%
No
This Hospital:

25%
State:

19%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

16%
Georgia:

9%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

30%
State:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

54%
State:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

15%
Georgia:

6%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

33%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

52%
State:

69%

Quality Measures

Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Here:

40.8%
Georgia:

15.5%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Here:

16.3%
Georgia:

12.0%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
This Hospital:

7.4%
Georgia:

7.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
This Hospital:

14.0%
Georgia:

8.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who have had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
This Hospital:

2.8%
State:

2.7%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Here:

8.6%
State:

7.6%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
This Hospital:

28.6%
State:

10.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who were physically restrained
This Hospital:

5.2%
State:

1.6%
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Here:

12.5%
Georgia:

3.6%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Here:

4.2%
State:

96.0%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Here:

19.8%
Georgia:

95.5%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
This Hospital:

10.0%
State:

87.1%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Here:

30.0%
State:

84.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Here:

51.1%
State:

28.2%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

667
Georgia:

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

94.0%
State:

95.8%

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)
This Hospital:

83.0%
Georgia:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

89.3%

Pneumonia

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

79.0%
Georgia:

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

82.0%
Georgia:

97.0%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

63.0%
Georgia:

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

95.0%
State:

96.2%

Surgery

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

95.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Georgia:

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

100.0%
Georgia:

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:

67.0%
Georgia:

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

70.0%
State:

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%
State:

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

96.0%
State:

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

60.0%
Georgia:

95.9%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
Here:

91.0%
Georgia:

99.3%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

12.1%
State:

11.6%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

15.1%
State:

12.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

26.9%
State:

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

18.4%
State:

18.5%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

8.600%
State:

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

0.216%
Georgia:

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

0.264%
Georgia:

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

6.100%
State:

5.752%

Complaint Deficiency

Walls or barriers that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly maintained smoke detectors: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Keep each resident's personal and medical records private and confidential: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, and receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Walls or barriers that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

An approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Other nearby hospitals and nursing homes

User Contributions:

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:

CAPTCHA


Back to the top




Hospital-data.com does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information on this site.  Use at your own risk.  This data has been compiled from multiple government and commercial sources. 
This web site and associated pages are not associated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by NORTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER and has no official or unofficial affiliation with NORTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER.
Some parts © 2003-2013 Advameg, Inc.