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Address
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

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

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

$17,204
Georgia:

$12,553
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,586
State:

$3,631
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

2.07%
Georgia:

1.39%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,305
State:

$17,342
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,005
State:

$5,372
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

4.52%
Georgia:

1.61%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,143
Georgia:

$15,911
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,462
State:

$3,607
Number of discharges: 37
This Hospital:

6.97%
State:

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

$17,083
Georgia:

$20,363
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,048
Georgia:

$6,113
Number of discharges: 33
Here:

6.21%
Georgia:

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

$15,226
Georgia:

$15,346
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,480
Georgia:

$4,587
Number of discharges: 37
Here:

6.97%
State:

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

$17,262
Georgia:

$17,921
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,523
State:

$4,668
Number of discharges: 30
This Hospital:

5.65%
Georgia:

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

$15,064
Georgia:

$14,841
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,236
Georgia:

$4,338
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

2.26%
State:

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

$21,019
State:

$20,917
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,417
State:

$5,983
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

2.64%
State:

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

$17,337
Georgia:

$19,560
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,245
Georgia:

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

3.20%
Georgia:

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

$25,930
Georgia:

$31,202
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,347
Georgia:

$9,507
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

2.26%
State:

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

$13,303
State:

$13,448
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,243
State:

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

4.71%
Georgia:

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
This Hospital:

9.23%
Georgia:

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

$49,305
State:

$46,857
Average Total Payments
Here:

$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
This Hospital:

$14,254
Georgia:

$14,725
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,333
State:

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

3.58%
State:

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

$35,283
Georgia:

$28,786
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,650
Georgia:

$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
Georgia:

$17,108
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,877
State:

$5,275
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

2.64%
Georgia:

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

$32,860
Georgia:

$41,116
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,371
Georgia:

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

2.45%
State:

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

$19,375
Georgia:

$23,222
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,699
Georgia:

$7,264
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

2.26%
Georgia:

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

$15,589
Georgia:

$17,066
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,319
Georgia:

$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
Georgia:

$6,410
Number of discharges: 44
This Hospital:

8.29%
State:

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

$42,118
State:

$32,348
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,073
Georgia:

$9,197
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

2.07%
Georgia:

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

$16,519
State:

$16,155
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,602
State:

$4,495
Number of discharges: 26
Here:

4.90%
State:

1.11%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,584
State:

$18,313
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,437
Georgia:

$4,627
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

2.26%
Georgia:

1.59%

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

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

Quality Measures

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

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
Here:

4.0%
Georgia:

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

9.5%
State:

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

27.1%
Georgia:

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

6.3%
State:

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

3.1%
Georgia:

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
This Hospital:

99.4%
State:

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

25.5%
Georgia:

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

100.0%
Georgia:

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

98.6%
State:

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

6.3%
Georgia:

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

21.4%
Georgia:

28.2%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

0.575%
Georgia:

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

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%
State:

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.
Here:

0.081%
State:

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
Here:

4%
Georgia:

5%
Usually
This Hospital:

14%
Georgia:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

82%
State:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

12%
State:

13%
Always
This Hospital:

84%
Georgia:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

13%
Georgia:

12%
Usually
Here:

22%
Georgia:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

65%
State:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

8%
State:

7%
Usually
Here:

18%
Georgia:

22%
Always
Here:

74%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

23%
Georgia:

21%
Usually
Here:

13%
State:

17%
Always
Here:

64%
Georgia:

62%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

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
Here:

5%
Georgia:

8%
Usually
This Hospital:

28%
State:

27%
Always
This Hospital:

67%
Georgia:

65%

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

Yes
Here:

82%
Georgia:

81%
No
This Hospital:

18%
Georgia:

19%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

10%
Georgia:

9%
7 or 8
Here:

22%
Georgia:

22%
9 or 10
Here:

68%
Georgia:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

6%
Georgia:

6%
Yes, probably
Here:

21%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

73%
Georgia:

69%

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
This Hospital:

95.0%
Georgia:

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)
Here:

95.0%
State:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

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%
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)
Here:

98.0%
Georgia:

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

97.0%
State:

94.4%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
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:

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%
State:

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
Here:

100.0%
Georgia:

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
This Hospital:

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
This Hospital:

98.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

99.3%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

10.3%
State:

11.6%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

11.2%
Georgia:

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

26.6%
Georgia:

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

17.7%
Georgia:

18.5%

Complaint Deficiency

Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times: Many (Potential for minimal harm)

Other fire safety features required by fire safety codes: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Let the resident refuse treatment or refuse to take part in an experiment and formulate advance directives: Many (Potential for minimal harm)

Follow policies and procedures to convey the resident's personal funds to the appropriate party responsible after the resident's death: Some (Potential for minimal harm)

Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way: Many (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Dispose of garbage and refuse properly: Some (Potential for minimal harm)

Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Corridors that are separated from common areas by walls constructed to limit the passage of smoke: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility: Some (Potential for minimal harm)

An approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Restrictions on the use of portable space heaters: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly sized and located linen or trash receptacles: Many (Potential for minimal harm)

Other fire safety features required by fire safety codes: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment: Some (Potential for minimal harm)

Keep each resident's personal and medical records private and confidential: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, and receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Rooms that can be unlocked from inside without a key: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Proper exit design: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

An approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Have enough outside ventilation via a window or mechanical ventilation, or both: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

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