NORTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER - ELLIJAY, GA

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Addresss:
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

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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

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

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.
Here:

0.216%
State:

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

0.264%
Georgia:

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

6.100%
State:

5.752%

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%
State:

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

7.4%
Georgia:

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

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%
Georgia:

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

8.6%
Georgia:

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

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%
State:

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

4.2%
Georgia:

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

19.8%
Georgia:

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

10.0%
State:

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

30.0%
Georgia:

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

51.1%
Georgia:

28.2%

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
This Hospital:

8%
State:

5%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
Georgia:

18%
Always
Here:

73%
Georgia:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
State:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

18%
State:

13%
Always
Here:

75%
Georgia:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
Georgia:

12%
Usually
This Hospital:

21%
State:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

71%
Georgia:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

10%
State:

7%
Usually
This Hospital:

22%
State:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

68%
Georgia:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

35%
State:

21%
Usually
Here:

13%
State:

17%
Always
This Hospital:

52%
State:

62%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

18%
Georgia:

10%
Usually
Here:

22%
Georgia:

19%
Always
Here:

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
This Hospital:

66%
Georgia:

65%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

75%
Georgia:

81%
No
This Hospital:

25%
Georgia:

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
Here:

30%
State:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

54%
State:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

15%
State:

6%
Yes, probably
Here:

33%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

52%
State:

69%

Complaint Deficiency

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

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

$13,954
Georgia:

$20,363
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,794
State:

$6,113
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

11.72%
Georgia:

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

$20,037
Georgia:

$25,040
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,728
Georgia:

$7,413
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

11.72%
State:

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

$13,333
State:

$15,346
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,740
Georgia:

$4,587
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

11.72%
State:

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

$13,724
Georgia:

$19,560
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,434
Georgia:

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

14.06%
Georgia:

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

$12,501
Georgia:

$16,440
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,118
State:

$4,869
Number of discharges: 28
Here:

21.88%
State:

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

$9,837
Georgia:

$14,725
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,514
State:

$4,421
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

13.28%
Georgia:

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

$16,722
Georgia:

$22,144
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,613
State:

$6,410
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

15.63%
Georgia:

2.75%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

667
State:

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

94.0%
Georgia:

95.8%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
Georgia:

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

83.0%
Georgia:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

100.0%
Georgia:

89.3%

Pneumonia

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

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)
This Hospital:

63.0%
State:

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)
This Hospital:

100.0%
Georgia:

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

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
Here:

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%
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:

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%
State:

99.3%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

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%
Georgia:

24.1%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

18.4%
State:

18.5%

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