POLK MEDICAL CENTER - CEDARTOWN, GA

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Addresss:
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

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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

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

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

13
State:

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

98.0%
Georgia:

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%
State:

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

100.0%
Georgia:

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

100.0%
Georgia:

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

100.0%
State:

96.2%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

11.8%
State:

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

22.5%
Georgia:

24.1%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

20.0%
Georgia:

18.5%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

6.400%
Georgia:

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

0.020%
State:

0.125%

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%
Georgia:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

93%
Georgia:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

3%
Georgia:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

7%
State:

13%
Always
This Hospital:

90%
Georgia:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
Georgia:

12%
Usually
Here:

8%
Georgia:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

88%
Georgia:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Usually
This Hospital:

12%
Georgia:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

88%
Georgia:

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
Here:

9%
State:

10%
Usually
Here:

6%
Georgia:

19%
Always
Here:

85%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

2%
State:

8%
Usually
This Hospital:

14%
Georgia:

27%
Always
Here:

84%
State:

65%

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

Yes
Here:

94%
Georgia:

81%
No
Here:

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%
Georgia:

9%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

16%
State:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

81%
Georgia:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

2%
State:

6%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

19%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
Here:

79%
Georgia:

69%

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