ST MARY'S HOSPITAL - ATHENS, GA

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Addresss:
1230 BAXTER STREET
ATHENS, GA, 30606
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (706) 389-3930

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Church
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Rehabilitation Units

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 68.25
Registered Professional Nurses : 203.25
Other Salaried Personnel : 596.25
Dieticians : 2.00
Occupational Therapists : 4.00
Physical Therapists : 7.50
Registered Pharmacists : 13.25
Respiratory Therapists : 5.00
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 4.00
Medical Social Workers : 5.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 196
Total Certified: 196
Rehabilitation Unit Beds: 20

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Acute Renal Dialysis Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dental Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Neonatal Nursery Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Organ Transplant 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

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

0.358%
State:

0.689%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
This Hospital:

0.179%
State:

0.572%
Severe pressure sores (bed sores)
This Hospital:

0.179%
Georgia:

0.280%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

100.0%
Georgia:

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

98.0%
State:

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

81.0%
Georgia:

97.8%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
This Hospital:

99.0%
State:

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

95.0%
State:

99.8%
Percent of Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of Arrival
Here:

100.0%
State:

92.7%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
Here:

98.0%
State:

97.9%

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)
This Hospital:

96.0%
State:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

90.0%
Georgia:

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

100.0%
Georgia:

99.5%

Pneumonia

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

93.0%
State:

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

98.0%
Georgia:

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

92.0%
State:

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

95.0%
State:

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:

96.0%
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:

98.0%
Georgia:

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

96.0%
State:

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

98.0%
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:

95.0%
State:

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

96.0%
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:

87.0%
Georgia:

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

99.0%
Georgia:

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

95.0%
Georgia:

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

98.0%
Georgia:

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

100.0%
State:

99.3%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

17.0%
Georgia:

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

12.6%
State:

11.6%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

13.6%
Georgia:

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

18.9%
State:

18.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

23.5%
Georgia:

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

16.0%
State:

18.5%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

31.100%
Georgia:

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

8.600%
Georgia:

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

0.011%
Georgia:

0.125%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
Here:

4.200%
Georgia:

5.752%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 36%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
State:

5%
Usually
Here:

15%
State:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

81%
State:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
State:

4%
Usually
Here:

13%
Georgia:

13%
Always
This Hospital:

83%
State:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
State:

12%
Usually
Here:

27%
Georgia:

24%
Always
Here:

65%
State:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

3%
Georgia:

7%
Usually
Here:

23%
Georgia:

22%
Always
Here:

74%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

15%
State:

21%
Usually
Here:

19%
State:

17%
Always
Here:

66%
Georgia:

62%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

8%
Georgia:

10%
Usually
Here:

20%
Georgia:

19%
Always
Here:

72%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
State:

8%
Usually
Here:

24%
State:

27%
Always
This Hospital:

71%
State:

65%

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

Yes
Here:

87%
Georgia:

81%
No
This Hospital:

13%
Georgia:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

4%
Georgia:

9%
7 or 8
Here:

14%
State:

22%
9 or 10
Here:

82%
State:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

3%
State:

6%
Yes, probably
Here:

12%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

85%
State:

69%

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

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

$27,563
Georgia:

$27,030
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,932
State:

$7,422
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

0.80%
State:

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

$34,815
Georgia:

$40,855
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,473
State:

$11,736
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

1.01%
Georgia:

0.79%
Back and Neck Procedures Except Spinal Fusion without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,425
State:

$28,193
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,968
State:

$6,634
Number of discharges: 53
This Hospital:

2.83%
Georgia:

0.38%
Bronchitis and Asthma with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,587
Georgia:

$19,527
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,110
State:

$5,348
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.64%
State:

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

$17,556
State:

$18,066
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,086
State:

$5,393
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

1.17%
Georgia:

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

$27,666
State:

$27,665
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,087
State:

$7,924
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

0.91%
Georgia:

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

$13,763
State:

$12,553
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,462
Georgia:

$3,631
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.12%
State:

1.39%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,289
State:

$17,342
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,202
Georgia:

$5,372
Number of discharges: 27
Here:

1.44%
State:

1.61%
Cervical Spinal Fusion without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$49,355
Georgia:

$47,208
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,659
Georgia:

$13,773
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

1.28%
State:

0.64%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,741
Georgia:

$15,911
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,377
Georgia:

$3,607
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

1.28%
Georgia:

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

$24,296
Georgia:

$20,363
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,808
State:

$6,113
Number of discharges: 42
This Hospital:

2.24%
Georgia:

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

$23,947
State:

$25,040
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,144
State:

$7,413
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

0.96%
Georgia:

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

$14,156
State:

$15,346
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,371
Georgia:

$4,587
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

0.80%
Georgia:

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

$28,270
State:

$28,361
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,377
Georgia:

$7,030
Number of discharges: 45
This Hospital:

2.40%
State:

2.03%
Cranial and Peripheral Nerve Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,774
State:

$20,526
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,222
State:

$5,772
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

1.17%
State:

0.25%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,383
State:

$17,959
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,038
State:

$5,418
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

0.91%
Georgia:

0.77%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,600
State:

$17,921
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,388
State:

$4,668
Number of discharges: 38
Here:

2.03%
State:

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

$17,605
Georgia:

$22,011
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,203
State:

$6,499
Number of discharges: 34
This Hospital:

1.82%
Georgia:

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

$14,838
State:

$14,753
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,865
State:

$4,083
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

0.96%
Georgia:

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

$22,617
Georgia:

$19,560
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,994
Georgia:

$6,481
Number of discharges: 35
This Hospital:

1.87%
Georgia:

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

$27,458
State:

$31,202
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,863
State:

$9,507
Number of discharges: 33
Here:

1.76%
Georgia:

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

$14,292
Georgia:

$13,448
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,011
Georgia:

$4,372
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

0.85%
State:

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

$43,303
Georgia:

$43,346
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,297
Georgia:

$11,587
Number of discharges: 28
This Hospital:

1.49%
State:

1.11%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$35,657
Georgia:

$36,424
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,097
State:

$9,460
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.69%
Georgia:

0.36%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$22,426
Georgia:

$25,991
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,903
Georgia:

$7,265
Number of discharges: 60
Here:

3.20%
Georgia:

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

$33,425
State:

$42,912
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,681
State:

$12,604
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

1.39%
Georgia:

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

$17,818
State:

$20,289
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,973
State:

$5,383
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

1.33%
State:

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

$23,445
State:

$25,510
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,338
Georgia:

$7,498
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

0.91%
State:

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

$16,908
Georgia:

$16,440
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,610
Georgia:

$4,869
Number of discharges: 47
Here:

2.51%
State:

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

$48,051
State:

$46,857
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,613
Georgia:

$13,303
Number of discharges: 520
Here:

27.76%
State:

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

$66,949
State:

$55,876
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$18,229
State:

$16,527
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.59%
State:

0.75%
Medical Back Problems without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,206
Georgia:

$21,420
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,142
Georgia:

$5,281
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.75%
Georgia:

0.51%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,740
Georgia:

$22,776
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,699
State:

$7,451
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.75%
State:

1.12%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,412
Georgia:

$14,725
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,225
Georgia:

$4,421
Number of discharges: 37
This Hospital:

1.98%
Georgia:

2.20%
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures with Drug-Eluting Stent without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$61,325
State:

$53,487
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,094
Georgia:

$13,057
Number of discharges: 27
This Hospital:

1.44%
Georgia:

1.54%
Permanent Cardiac Pacemaker Implant with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$71,478
Georgia:

$54,797
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$16,077
Georgia:

$16,690
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.75%
State:

0.33%
Permanent Cardiac Pacemaker Implant without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$69,351
State:

$44,360
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,161
Georgia:

$13,112
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

0.85%
State:

0.32%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$21,835
Georgia:

$34,255
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,460
State:

$9,891
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.59%
State:

0.27%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,055
Georgia:

$14,511
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,149
State:

$4,235
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

0.69%
State:

0.39%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$29,455
Georgia:

$28,786
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,775
Georgia:

$8,091
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.07%
Georgia:

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

$13,126
Georgia:

$17,108
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,867
Georgia:

$5,275
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

1.17%
State:

1.49%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$22,363
Georgia:

$20,836
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,174
Georgia:

$6,507
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

2.03%
State:

2.62%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$30,625
Georgia:

$32,753
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,912
State:

$10,664
Number of discharges: 35
Here:

1.87%
Georgia:

1.84%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$27,271
State:

$30,987
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,190
Georgia:

$9,086
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.59%
State:

0.75%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$35,674
Georgia:

$42,932
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$16,273
State:

$12,718
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

0.91%
Georgia:

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

$48,491
Georgia:

$52,482
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,111
State:

$14,739
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.59%
State:

1.05%
Seizures without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$22,999
State:

$19,683
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,622
State:

$5,153
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

0.80%
Georgia:

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

$38,274
State:

$41,116
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,493
Georgia:

$12,225
Number of discharges: 45
This Hospital:

2.40%
State:

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

$24,637
Georgia:

$23,222
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,964
State:

$7,264
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.07%
State:

1.59%
Signs and Symptoms without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,282
State:

$17,066
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,364
State:

$4,443
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

1.33%
State:

0.71%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,499
State:

$22,144
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,032
Georgia:

$6,410
Number of discharges: 35
This Hospital:

1.87%
Georgia:

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

$32,937
Georgia:

$32,348
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,792
Georgia:

$9,197
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.12%
Georgia:

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

$13,167
State:

$16,155
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,620
State:

$4,495
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.64%
Georgia:

1.11%
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$89,888
Georgia:

$87,780
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$24,079
Georgia:

$26,304
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

0.96%
Georgia:

1.23%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,781
State:

$18,313
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,415
State:

$4,627
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

0.91%
Georgia:

1.59%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,528
Georgia:

$19,753
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,428
Georgia:

$4,796
Number of discharges: 51
This Hospital:

2.72%
Georgia:

0.99%

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