PHOEBE SUMTER MEDICAL CENTER - AMERICUS, GA

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Addresss:
126 HIGHWAY 280 W
AMERICUS, GA, 31719
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (229) 931-1280

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - Hospital District or Authority
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Swing Bed Hospitals

Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 42.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 106.25
Other Salaried Personnel : 418.50
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 1.75
Registered Pharmacists : 4.75
Respiratory Therapists : 10.50
Physicians : 3.00
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 143
Total Certified: 143
Rehabilitation Unit Beds: 14

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Acute Renal Dialysis Services
Alcohol And/Or Drug Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Hospice 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
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Psychiatric 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:

373
State:

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

97.0%
Georgia:

95.8%

Heart Failure

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

99.0%
Georgia:

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

81.0%
Georgia:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

55.0%
Georgia:

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

95.0%
State:

99.5%

Pneumonia

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

85.0%
State:

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

93.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Georgia:

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

87.0%
Georgia:

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

88.0%
Georgia:

94.4%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
Here:

95.0%
Georgia:

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:

93.0%
Georgia:

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

91.0%
State:

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

99.0%
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:

91.0%
State:

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

92.0%
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:

99.0%
Georgia:

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

81.0%
Georgia:

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

80.0%
State:

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

83.0%
Georgia:

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

95.0%
State:

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

99.0%
State:

99.3%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

12.3%
Georgia:

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

12.6%
State:

12.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

21.8%
State:

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

17.4%
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:

7.800%
Georgia:

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

0.111%
Georgia:

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

0.123%
Georgia:

0.053%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

1.514%
State:

0.689%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 22%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

5%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
Georgia:

18%
Always
Here:

76%
State:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
Georgia:

4%
Usually
Here:

13%
State:

13%
Always
This Hospital:

82%
State:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

13%
State:

12%
Usually
This Hospital:

22%
State:

24%
Always
Here:

65%
Georgia:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
Georgia:

7%
Usually
Here:

21%
Georgia:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

71%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

22%
State:

21%
Usually
This Hospital:

16%
State:

17%
Always
Here:

62%
State:

62%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

6%
Georgia:

10%
Usually
Here:

19%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

75%
Georgia:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
State:

8%
Usually
This Hospital:

26%
Georgia:

27%
Always
This Hospital:

66%
State:

65%

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

Yes
Here:

76%
State:

81%
No
This Hospital:

24%
Georgia:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

10%
State:

9%
7 or 8
Here:

25%
Georgia:

22%
9 or 10
Here:

65%
State:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

6%
Georgia:

6%
Yes, probably
Here:

31%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

63%
State:

69%

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

Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,400
State:

$17,342
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,294
State:

$5,372
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

3.99%
State:

1.61%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,039
State:

$15,346
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,345
State:

$4,587
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

3.65%
Georgia:

1.80%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,530
State:

$17,921
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,880
State:

$4,668
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

5.65%
Georgia:

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

$17,173
State:

$22,011
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,563
State:

$6,499
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

4.98%
State:

2.05%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,915
State:

$39,029
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,089
State:

$11,652
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

4.65%
State:

0.72%
G.I. Obstruction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,567
State:

$20,917
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,769
State:

$5,983
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

3.65%
State:

0.56%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,446
Georgia:

$19,560
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,830
Georgia:

$6,481
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

6.31%
Georgia:

3.50%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$32,079
Georgia:

$43,346
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,974
Georgia:

$11,587
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

3.65%
Georgia:

1.11%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,144
State:

$25,991
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,991
State:

$7,265
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

4.32%
State:

1.73%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,462
State:

$16,440
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,435
State:

$4,869
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

5.98%
State:

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

$33,760
Georgia:

$46,857
Average Total Payments
Here:

$15,947
State:

$13,303
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

8.31%
Georgia:

5.88%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,082
State:

$17,108
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,338
State:

$5,275
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

5.98%
Georgia:

1.49%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,682
State:

$20,836
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,895
State:

$6,507
Number of discharges: 25
Here:

8.31%
Georgia:

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

$17,701
State:

$32,753
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,142
State:

$10,664
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

3.65%
Georgia:

1.84%
Renal Failure without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,724
State:

$14,810
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,976
Georgia:

$4,436
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

3.65%
Georgia:

0.29%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support <96 Hours
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$33,379
State:

$52,482
Average Total Payments
Here:

$15,328
State:

$14,739
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

4.32%
Georgia:

1.05%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$23,685
State:

$41,116
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,536
State:

$12,225
Number of discharges: 33
This Hospital:

10.96%
Georgia:

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

$14,935
State:

$23,222
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,827
Georgia:

$7,264
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

3.65%
State:

1.59%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,564
State:

$22,144
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,541
Georgia:

$6,410
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

4.32%
State:

2.75%

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