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UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL

  • Date Updated: January 31, 2024
  • Address: 35 HOSPITAL ROAD, BLAIRSVILLE, GA 30512
  • Phone (706) 745-2111
  • Type Acute Care Hospitals
  • Ownership Government - Hospital District or Authority
  • Overall Rating
  • Perc. Patients Recommending 80%
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  About UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL

UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL is a Acute Care Hospitals. It is in BLAIRSVILLE, GA. Its type of ownership is Government - Hospital District or Authority. The facility's Medicare ID is 110051. It does provide emergency services. There are 270 medical professionals and 96 doctor groups affiliated with the hospital. On average at UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL, emergency patients were charged $21,137. This is lower than the state average of $25,162. It is also lower than the national average of $25,828.

Patient Survey Results

Below is information compiled by CMS on the percentage of patients who respond to specific treatments and a comparison of the results for UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL to the national results for similar facilities.

Survey Question Response
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well 80 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 2 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well 18 %
Nurse communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Nurse communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 86 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 2 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 12 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" listened carefully to them 76 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 3 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" listened carefully to them 21 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 78 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 2 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 20 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well 83 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 3 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well 14 %
Doctor communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Doctor communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 87 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 1 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 12 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" listened carefully to them 82 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 3 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" listened carefully to them 15 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 79 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 3 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 18 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted 69 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted 7 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted 24 %
Staff responsiveness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Staff responsiveness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 65 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 7 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 28 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 71 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 8 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 21 %
Patients who reported that staff "Always" explained about medicines before giving it to them 64 %
Patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them 13 %
Patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them 23 %
Communication about medicines - linear mean score Not Applicable
Communication about medicines - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" communicated what the medication was for 76 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated what the medication was for 5 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" communicated what the medication was for. 19 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" discussed possible side effects 52 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" discussed possible side effects 21 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" discussed possible side effects 27 %
Patients who reported that NO, they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home 10 %
Patients who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home 90 %
Discharge information - linear mean score Not Applicable
Discharge information - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that NO, they did not discuss whether they would need help after discharge 14 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did discuss whether they would need help after discharge 86 %
Patients who reported that NO, they did not receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 8 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 92 %
Patients who "Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 40 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 4 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 56 %
Care transition - linear mean score Not Applicable
Care transition - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who "Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 46 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 5 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 49 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 40 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 3 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 57 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 35 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 4 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 61 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean 76 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean 6 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean 18 %
Cleanliness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Cleanliness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night 63 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night 7 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night 30 %
Quietness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Quietness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 6 or lower on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 4 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 17 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 79 %
Overall hospital rating - linear mean score Not Applicable
Overall hospital rating - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported NO, they would probably not or definitely not recommend the hospital 2 %
Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital 80 %
Patients who reported YES, they would probably recommend the hospital 18 %
Recommend hospital - linear mean score Not Applicable
Recommend hospital - star rating Not Applicable
Summary star rating Not Applicable

Cost of UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL, Compare to National and State Averages

Understanding how much a hospital is going to cost is extremely difficult. Hospitals themselves actively obscure what they charge and have negotiated different rates with different insurers. Then you have the problem of the wide variety of treatments which the UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL provides.

To provide some standard metric to compare hospital costs, CMS publishes the MSPB (or "Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary"). Even though you may not be on Medicare, this metric may still be useful. The MSPB is expressed as a percentage compared to the national average for costs that Medicare incurs. A percentage higher than 100% means the hospital charges more than the national average while a percentage less than 100% means the hospital charges less than the national average.

MSPB for UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL: Not Available

Detailed table for spending and period for patients at UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL:

Type Amount
Home Health Agency (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $31
Hospice (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $3
Inpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $41
Outpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $149
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $15
Durable Medical Equipment (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $6
Carrier (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $689
Home Health Agency (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Hospice (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Inpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $8,802
Outpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Skilled Nursing Facility (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Durable Medical Equipment (During Index Hospital Admission) $14
Carrier (During Index Hospital Admission) $790
Home Health Agency (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $772
Hospice (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $236
Inpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $1,850
Outpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $703
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $5,890
Durable Medical Equipment (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $142
Carrier (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $1,004
Total (Complete Episode) $21,137

Infection Rates at UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL

These measures show how often patients at UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL contract certain infections during the course of their medical treatment, when compared to other hospitals nationally.

Infection Type Score / Compare to National Average
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection: Number of Device Days 950.00 / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 0.57 / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 0.00 / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards) Not Available / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Number of Urinary Catheter Days 1,943.00 / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 0.97 / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 0.00 / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards) Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Number of Procedures 31.00 / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Predicted Cases 0.76 / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Observed Cases 0.00 / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Number of Procedures 3.00 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Predicted Cases 0.03 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Observed Cases 0.00 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Patient Days 11,022.00 / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Predicted Cases 0.20 / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Observed Cases 0.00 / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Lower Confidence Limit 0.56 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Upper Confidence Limit 2.85 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Patient Days 11,022.00 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Predicted Cases 4.38 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Observed Cases 6.00 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) 1.37 / Same

How UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL Compares to Other Similar Facilities

This is how UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL compares to other similar hospitals nationally based on data provided to CMS.

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Percentages of Complications and Deaths at UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL

Measure Score Compared to National Rates
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients 3.5% SAME
Death rate for heart attack patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for CABG surgery patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for COPD patients 10.9% SAME
Death rate for heart failure patients 15% SAME
Death rate for pneumonia patients 15.6% SAME
Death rate for stroke patients NA Not Enough Data
Pressure ulcer rate 0.36% SAME
Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications NA Not Enough Data
Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate 0.24% SAME
In-hospital fall with hip fracture rate 0.1% SAME
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate 2.44% SAME
Postoperative acute kidney injury requiring dialysis rate 1.55% SAME
Postoperative respiratory failure rate 10.46% SAME
Perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate 3.9% SAME
Postoperative sepsis rate 4.93% SAME
Postoperative wound dehiscence rate 1.97% SAME
Abdominopelvic accidental puncture or laceration rate 1.42% SAME
CMS Medicare PSI 90: Patient safety and adverse events composite 0.99% SAME

Skilled Nursing Facilities Near UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL

Many hospital patients are not ready to return home after a hospital visit. If recovery is going to be protracted, doctors will often advise that the patients recuperate at a skilled nursing facility. Below is a list of the skilled nursing homes near UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL ranked by their CMS 5-Star Overall Rating.

Facility Name Overall Rating
Gateway Health and Rehab 4:
Clay County Care Center 4:
Union County Nursing Home 3:
Murphy Rehabilitation and Nursing 3:
Friendship Health and Rehab 2:
Pruitthealth - Blue Ridge 2:
Chatuge Regional Nursing Home 2:
Gold City Health and Rehab 1:
New Horizons Habersham 1:
Copper Basin Health and Rehabilitation 1:
Valley View Care and Rehab Center 1:

Medical Groups Affiliated with UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL

There are 270 doctors and 96 medical groups that are affiliated with UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Affiliated Doctor Groups


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