WELLSTAR PAULDING HOSPITAL - DALLAS, GA

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Addresss:
600 W MEMORIAL DR
DALLAS, GA, 30132
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (770) 445-4411

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Other
Emergency Services: Yes

Overall Star Rating: 4 Stars
Health Inspections Star Rating: 3 Stars
Nurse Staffing Star Rating: 4 Stars
Quality Measures Star Rating: 4 Stars
RN Only Star Rating: 3 Stars

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 15.70
Registered Professional Nurses : 34.80
Other Salaried Personnel : 140.20
Occupational Therapists : 0.01
Registered Pharmacists : 3.00
Respiratory Therapists : 2.00
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 83
Total Certified: 83

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room 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

Quality Measures

Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
This Hospital:

10.0%
Georgia:

15.5%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Here:

16.0%
Georgia:

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

4.0%
Georgia:

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

9.5%
Georgia:

8.1%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Here:

27.1%
Georgia:

45.1%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
This Hospital:

6.3%
State:

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

3.1%
State:

10.7%
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
This Hospital:

2.5%
State:

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

98.8%
State:

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

99.4%
Georgia:

95.5%
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Here:

25.5%
State:

22.0%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Here:

100.0%
State:

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

98.6%
Georgia:

84.7%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
This Hospital:

6.3%
State:

3.9%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Here:

21.4%
State:

28.2%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

8
State:

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

95.0%
State:

95.8%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
State:

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

95.0%
State:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

95.0%
State:

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
Here:

100.0%
Georgia:

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

99.0%
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)
This Hospital:

98.0%
Georgia:

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

97.0%
State:

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

100.0%
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:

99.0%
State:

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

99.0%
State:

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

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
Here:

98.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

97.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
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%
Georgia:

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

98.0%
Georgia:

95.9%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

100.0%
Georgia:

99.3%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

10.3%
State:

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

11.2%
Georgia:

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

26.6%
State:

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

17.7%
Georgia:

18.5%

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

Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,204
State:

$12,553
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,586
Georgia:

$3,631
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

2.07%
Georgia:

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

$13,305
State:

$17,342
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,005
Georgia:

$5,372
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

4.52%
Georgia:

1.61%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,143
Georgia:

$15,911
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,462
Georgia:

$3,607
Number of discharges: 37
Here:

6.97%
State:

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

$17,083
State:

$20,363
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,048
State:

$6,113
Number of discharges: 33
Here:

6.21%
State:

2.30%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,226
Georgia:

$15,346
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,480
State:

$4,587
Number of discharges: 37
Here:

6.97%
Georgia:

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

$17,262
State:

$17,921
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,523
Georgia:

$4,668
Number of discharges: 30
Here:

5.65%
State:

3.05%
Fractures of Hip and Pelvis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,064
Georgia:

$14,841
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,236
Georgia:

$4,338
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

2.26%
Georgia:

0.27%
G.I. Obstruction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$21,019
Georgia:

$20,917
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,417
State:

$5,983
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

2.64%
State:

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

$17,337
State:

$19,560
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,245
Georgia:

$6,481
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

3.20%
State:

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

$25,930
Georgia:

$31,202
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,347
State:

$9,507
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

2.26%
State:

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

$13,303
Georgia:

$13,448
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,243
State:

$4,372
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

4.71%
State:

1.23%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,606
Georgia:

$16,440
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,948
Georgia:

$4,869
Number of discharges: 49
Here:

9.23%
Georgia:

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

$49,305
State:

$46,857
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,941
State:

$13,303
Number of discharges: 38
Here:

7.16%
State:

5.88%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,254
State:

$14,725
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,333
State:

$4,421
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

3.58%
Georgia:

2.20%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$35,283
Georgia:

$28,786
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,650
State:

$8,091
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

4.71%
Georgia:

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

$13,892
State:

$17,108
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,877
Georgia:

$5,275
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

2.64%
State:

1.49%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$32,860
State:

$41,116
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,371
State:

$12,225
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

2.45%
Georgia:

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

$19,375
State:

$23,222
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,699
Georgia:

$7,264
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

2.26%
State:

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

$15,589
Georgia:

$17,066
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,319
State:

$4,443
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

3.01%
State:

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

$18,609
State:

$22,144
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,182
State:

$6,410
Number of discharges: 44
Here:

8.29%
State:

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

$42,118
State:

$32,348
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,073
State:

$9,197
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

2.07%
State:

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

$16,519
Georgia:

$16,155
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,602
Georgia:

$4,495
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

4.90%
State:

1.11%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,584
State:

$18,313
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,437
Georgia:

$4,627
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

2.26%
State:

1.59%

Complaint Deficiency

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

0.575%
State:

0.689%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
Here:

0.575%
State:

0.572%

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:

12.100%
State:

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

0.081%
Georgia:

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

0.030%
State:

0.053%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 28%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

5%
Usually
Here:

14%
Georgia:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

82%
Georgia:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

4%
Usually
Here:

12%
Georgia:

13%
Always
Here:

84%
State:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

13%
Georgia:

12%
Usually
Here:

22%
State:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

65%
Georgia:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
Georgia:

7%
Usually
Here:

18%
Georgia:

22%
Always
Here:

74%
Georgia:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

23%
State:

21%
Usually
Here:

13%
Georgia:

17%
Always
Here:

64%
Georgia:

62%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
Georgia:

10%
Usually
Here:

17%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

78%
Georgia:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
State:

8%
Usually
This Hospital:

28%
State:

27%
Always
This Hospital:

67%
State:

65%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

82%
State:

81%
No
Here:

18%
Georgia:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

10%
Georgia:

9%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

22%
State:

22%
9 or 10
Here:

68%
State:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

6%
State:

6%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

21%
Georgia:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

73%
State:

69%

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