FMC Northern Georgia, Inc

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Canton, Georgia (GA).

FMC Northern Georgia, Inc is an average sized dialysis clinic with 14 stations based at 411 Hospital Road in Canton, GA. The for-profit facility is operated by Fresenius Medical Care, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 1988. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

Staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 1.60 registered nurses, 1.12 licensed practical nurses, 2.53 technicians, 0.26 social workers, 0.48 dietitians, 1.40 administrators, 1.46 managers, and 0.16 other employees. FMC Northern Georgia, Inc furnished 32,830 units of epoetin to patients in 2006, which is below average when compared nationally. The number of patients that have a URR of 65% or more is on par with national levels. Patients with a HCT of 33% or higher is close to national levels.

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Operated By

Fresenius Medical Care

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

411 Hospital Road
Canton, GA 30114

Phone Number

(770) 479-0259

Geographic Coordinates

34.24754, -84.491672
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

06/02/1988
* Originally passed inspection by Medicare or Medicaid on this date. This is not the same as accreditation.

Stations

The total number of dialysis stations the facility operates. Each patient is assigned to a station when receiving dialysis treatment. Typically, a single station offers just one type of dialysis treatment, but multiple station types can be offered per facility.

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14
Canton Average
17
Cherokee County Average
16
Georgia Average
18
United States Average
17

Services

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In-Center Hemodialysis Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers hemodialysis services on site. Hemodialysis is the process of pumping blood through a dialyzer with dialysate. After being cleaned, the cleansed blood is the returned to the body.

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Yes
Canton
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Cherokee County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgia
233 (97.49%) Offer this Service
United States
4,686 (96.96%) Offer this Service

Hemodialysis Training Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers hemodialysis training at patients' place of residence.

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No
Canton
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Cherokee County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Georgia
32 (13.39%) Offer this Service
United States
806 (16.68%) Offer this Service

Late Shift Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility has a shift starting at 5:00 PM or later.

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No
Canton
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Cherokee County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Georgia
9 (3.77%) Offer this Service
United States
931 (19.26%) Offer this Service

In-Center Peritoneal Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers peritoneal services on site. Peritoneal dialysis is the process running a sterile solution of minerals and glucose through a tube into the peritoneal cavity. The dialysate is left for a period of time to absorb the waste products and then drained.

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Yes
Canton
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Cherokee County
2 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Georgia
135 (56.49%) Offer this Service
United States
2,235 (46.24%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

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Patient Survival

The patient survival category set by Medicare and Medicaid directly. Facilities fall into one of three categories; better than expected, as expected, or worse than expected.

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Patients with URR of 65% or More

The number and percentage of patients that had a urea reduction ratio of 65% or higher. The URR is a measure used to quantify hemodialysis treatment. A higher value is better, with the minimum accepted value by Medicare and Medicaid being 65%.

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44 (100.00%)
Canton
44 (100.00%)
Cherokee County
93 (97.33%)
Georgia
9,769 (94.24%)
United States
225,886 (94.68%)

Patients with HCT of 33% or More

The number and percentage of patients that had a hematocrit level of 33% or higher. The hematocrit level of an individual is considered an integral part of their complete blood count. Typical hematocrit levels are 38% to 52% in males and 37% to 47% in females.

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39 (90.00%)
Canton
35 (90.00%)
Cherokee County
80 (91.33%)
Georgia
9,418 (91.71%)
United States
221,150 (92.20%)

Staff

Registered Nurses on Staff

The number of full time equivalent registered nurses employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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1.60
Cherokee County Average
1.23
Georgia Average
2.77
United States Average
3.91

Licensed Practical Nurses on Staff

The number of full time equivalent licensed practical nurses employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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1.12
Cherokee County Average
0.76
Georgia Average
1.67
United States Average
0.82

Doctors on Staff

The number of full time equivalent doctors employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Cherokee County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.11
United States Average
0.09

Nursing Aides on Staff

The number of full time equivalent nursing aides employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Cherokee County Average
0.02
Georgia Average
0.10
United States Average
0.31

Technicians on Staff

The number of full time equivalent technicians employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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2.53
Cherokee County Average
2.79
Georgia Average
5.09
United States Average
7.03

Social Workers on Staff

The number of full time equivalent social workers employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.26
Cherokee County Average
0.28
Georgia Average
0.52
United States Average
0.66

Dieticians on Staff

The number of full time equivalent dietitians employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.48
Cherokee County Average
0.27
Georgia Average
0.46
United States Average
0.57

Administrators on Staff

The number of full time equivalent administrators employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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1.40
Cherokee County Average
1.12
Georgia Average
1.56
United States Average
1.79

Management on Staff

The number of full time equivalent management employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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1.46
Cherokee County Average
0.92
Georgia Average
0.74
United States Average
0.82

Others on Staff

The number of full time equivalent other employees employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.16
Cherokee County Average
0.08
Georgia Average
0.32
United States Average
0.50

Registered Nurses on Call

The number of full time equivalent registered nurses employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Cherokee County Average
0.01
Georgia Average
0.07
United States Average
0.06

Licensed Practical Nurses on Call

The number of full time equivalent licensed practical nurses employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Cherokee County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.04
United States Average
0.01

Doctors on Call

The number of full time equivalent doctors employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Cherokee County Average
0.08
Georgia Average
0.17
United States Average
0.13

Nursing Aides on Call

The number of full time equivalent nursing aides employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Cherokee County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.00
United States Average
0.00

Technicians on Call

The number of full time equivalent technicians employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Cherokee County Average
0.02
Georgia Average
0.06
United States Average
0.04

Social Workers on Call

The number of full time equivalent social workers employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Cherokee County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.02
United States Average
0.02

Dieticians on Call

The number of full time equivalent dietitians employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Cherokee County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.02
United States Average
0.03

Administrators on Call

The number of full time equivalent administrators employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Cherokee County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.01
United States Average
0.03

Management on Call

The number of full time equivalent management employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Cherokee County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.01
United States Average
0.02

Others on Call

The number of full time equivalent other employees employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Cherokee County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.01
United States Average
0.01

Treatment Figures

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Units of Epoetin Furnished

The number of units of epoetin (EPO) furnished by this provider to its patients in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
32,830
Cherokee County Average
32,063
Georgia Average
167,376
United States Average
259,761

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Medicare
Details:

my daughter left the clinic after her treatment for more tha two months in their words "impaired". no one notified the family. She fell asleep and went off the road her car wrapped around a telephone pole. She had her arm amputated and passed away 12 days later. One phone call and my daughter would still be with me.Fresenius response 2and a hlf years later was Were sorry for your loss but your 2 years to do anything are up.quoteed by their attorne wendy mallet. a I think about my daughter every day. the nurses called 911 but said they could lose her job. I have a copy the police dept. They made sure they got paid for their services but did nothing to protect her safety. There should be a law for that kind of greed! incidentley, the nurse that did try to help got fired. I know they don't care. My daughter was on so much medication, she could not afford life ins. Do you think they care? They are right when they are described as a PROFIT CO. I miss my daughter every moment of every day. I do not reccomend FRESENIUS to anyone. They just want your money.

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Canton at a Glance

Canton has a total population of 7,709, of which 1,918 are children under the age of 18 and 977 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 31.0.

Total Population:
7,709
Median Age:
31.0
Males:
3,882 (50.4%)
Female:
3,827 (49.6%)
Children (0-17):
1,918 (24.9%)
Adults (18-64):
4,814 (62.4%)
Seniors (65+):
977 (12.7%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Canton
Married:
3,544 (46.0%)
Divorced:
860 (11.2%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Canton
Hispanic Ethnicity:
1,829 (23.73%)
White:
6,011 (77.97%)
African American:
429 (5.56%)
Asian:
47 (0.61%)
Pacific Islander:
9 (0.12%)
Indian:
70 (0.91%)
Other:
992 (12.87%)
Two or More:
151 (1.96%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Canton

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.27, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.27 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
2
Doctors:
237
Home Agencies:
0
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
24
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $48,906 while the median household income is $40,361. Roughly 10.71% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$48,906
Household Income:
$40,361
In Poverty:
10.71%

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