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Address
424 N MAIN STREET
CEDARTOWN, GA, 30125
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (770) 748-2500

Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - Hospital District or Authority
Emergency Services: Yes

Provided Services

  • Nuclear Medicine Services
  • Alcohol And/Or Drug Services
  • Ambulance (Owned) Services
  • Anatomical Laboratory Services
  • Anesthesia Services
  • Blood Bank Services
  • CT Scanner Services
  • Clinical Laboratory Services
  • Dedicated Emergency Department Services
  • Dental Services
  • Diagnostic Radiology Services
  • Dietary Services
  • Emergency Services
  • ICU - Pediatric Services
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation (Carf Accredited) Services
  • Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
  • Inpatient Surgical Services
  • Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
  • Occupational Therapy Services
  • Operating Room Services
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • Postoperative Recovery Room Services
  • Respiratory Care Services
  • Social Services
  • Speech Pathology Services

Employment Full-Time Equivalent

Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 5.20
Registered Professional Nurses : 26.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 41.00
Dieticians : 1.00
Physical Therapists : 0.50
Registered Pharmacists : 2.00
Respiratory Therapists : 1.00
Medical Social Workers : 1.00
Nuclear Medicine Technicians : 1.00
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 13.00

Number Of Beds

Total: 25
Total Certified: 25

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

13
Georgia:

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

98.0%
State:

95.8%

Pneumonia

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

100.0%
Georgia:

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

100.0%
Georgia:

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

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

96.2%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

11.8%
Georgia:

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

22.5%
Georgia:

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

20.0%
State:

18.5%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys: Fewer than 100
Survey Response Rate: 36%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Usually
Here:

7%
State:

18%
Always
Here:

93%
Georgia:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

3%
Georgia:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

7%
State:

13%
Always
Here:

90%
State:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
Georgia:

12%
Usually
This Hospital:

8%
Georgia:

24%
Always
Here:

88%
Georgia:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Usually
This Hospital:

12%
Georgia:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

88%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

12%
State:

21%
Usually
Here:

7%
Georgia:

17%
Always
This Hospital:

81%
State:

62%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

9%
State:

10%
Usually
Here:

6%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

85%
Georgia:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

2%
Georgia:

8%
Usually
Here:

14%
Georgia:

27%
Always
Here:

84%
State:

65%

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

Yes
Here:

94%
State:

81%
No
This Hospital:

6%
State:

19%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

3%
State:

9%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

16%
Georgia:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

81%
State:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

2%
Georgia:

6%
Yes, probably
Here:

19%
Georgia:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

79%
Georgia:

69%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

6.400%
Georgia:

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

0.020%
State:

0.125%

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