Medical Center

Detailed report on the hospital located in Columbus, Georgia (GA).

Medical Center is a non-profit acute care hospital based at 710 Center Street Box 951 in Columbus, GA. The facility is accredited and provides emergency services. The mortality rate for heart attack patients at the facility is no different than the national rate. The patient mortality rate is also no different than the national rate. In 2006, a total of 2,302 Medicare patients were given 18,103 days of PPS inpatient care and services. The provider was reimbursed $27,769,514 by Medicare for those services. 12,179 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $11,900,661 by Medicare for these services.

When compared to state levels, heart failure patients at this facility are more likely to be given discharge instructions.

When compared to other hospitals in the state, pneumonia patients at this facility are less likely to assessed and given an influenza vaccination.

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Facility Type

Acute Care

Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Other

Address

710 Center Street Box 951
Columbus, GA 31901

Phone Number

(706) 571-1000

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

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Yes
Columbus
4 (100.00%)
Georgia
121 (94.53%)
United States
3,333 (77.01%)

Emergency Services

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers emergency care services.

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Yes
Columbus
3 (75.00%)
Georgia
124 (96.88%)
United States
3,947 (91.20%)

Quality Measures

Charts

Heart Attack Patients Given Inhibitor or ARB

The percentage of heart attack patients given ace inhibitor or arb for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (lvsd). The sample size for this measure was 8 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

This Provider This Provider
88.00%
Columbus
86.67%
Georgia
77.88%
United States
82.44%

Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge

The percentage of heart attack patients given aspirin at discharge. The sample size for this measure was 39 patients.

This Provider This Provider
97.00%
Columbus
96.00%
Georgia
86.97%
United States
90.10%

Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge

The percentage of heart attack patients given beta blocker at discharge. The sample size for this measure was 40 patients.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Columbus
93.67%
Georgia
86.73%
United States
89.74%

Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB

The percentage of heart failure patients given ace inhibitor or arb for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (lvsd). The sample size for this measure was 106 patients.

This Provider This Provider
87.00%
Columbus
84.33%
Georgia
81.25%
United States
82.00%

Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions

The percentage of heart failure patients given discharge instructions. The sample size for this measure was 314 patients.

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72.00%
Columbus
57.67%
Georgia
59.40%
United States
60.95%

Pneumonia Patients Given Influenza Vaccination

The percentage of pneumonia patients assessed and given influenza vaccination. The sample size for this measure was 25 patients.

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28.00%
Columbus
45.50%
Georgia
59.88%
United States
69.93%

Pneumonia Patients Given Antibiotics within 4 Hours

The percentage of pneumonia patients given initial antibiotic(s) within 4 hours after arrival. The sample size for this measure was 197 patients.

This Provider This Provider
69.00%
Columbus
75.00%
Georgia
75.02%
United States
80.14%

Pneumonia Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice

The percentage of pneumonia patients given smoking cessation advice or counseling. The sample size for this measure was 89 patients.

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91.00%
Columbus
93.67%
Georgia
81.86%
United States
79.65%

Pneumonia Patients whose Blood Culture Performed Prior to Antibiotics

The percentage of pneumonia patients whose initial emergency room blood culture was performed prior to the administration of the first hospital dose of antibiotics. The sample size for this measure was 110 patients.

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73.00%
Columbus
81.33%
Georgia
88.82%
United States
90.43%

Surgery Patients Given Appropriate Antibiotics

The percentage of surgery patients who received the appropriate preventative antibiotic(s) for their surgery. The sample size for this measure was 58 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

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98.00%
Columbus
96.75%
Georgia
88.81%
United States
89.88%

Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival

The percentage of heart attack patients given aspirin at arrival. The sample size for this measure was 75 patients.

This Provider This Provider
85.00%
Columbus
90.33%
Georgia
90.84%
United States
92.45%

Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Arrival

The percentage of heart attack patients given beta blocker at arrival. The sample size for this measure was 63 patients.

This Provider This Provider
84.00%
Columbus
93.67%
Georgia
85.13%
United States
87.23%

Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication within 30 Minutes

The percentage of heart attack patients given fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival. The sample size for this measure was 6 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

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33.00%
Columbus
36.50%
Georgia
33.63%
United States
31.22%

Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice

The percentage of heart attack patients given smoking cessation advice or counseling. The sample size for this measure was 19 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

This Provider This Provider
89.00%
Columbus
96.00%
Georgia
84.66%
United States
87.61%

Heart Failure Patients Given Evaluation of LVS Function

The percentage of heart failure patients given an evaluation of left ventricular systolic (lvs) function. The sample size for this measure was 353 patients.

This Provider This Provider
94.00%
Columbus
68.50%
Georgia
80.57%
United States
83.53%

Heart Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice

The percentage of heart failure patients given smoking cessation advice or counseling. The sample size for this measure was 130 patients.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Columbus
95.00%
Georgia
86.40%
United States
81.61%

Pneumonia Patients Given Pneumococcal Vaccination

The percentage of pneumonia patients assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination. The sample size for this measure was 79 patients.

This Provider This Provider
56.00%
Columbus
63.67%
Georgia
60.50%
United States
69.00%

Pneumonia Patients Given Oxygenation Assessment

The percentage of pneumonia patients given oxygenation assessment. The sample size for this measure was 240 patients.

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100.00%
Columbus
100.00%
Georgia
99.18%
United States
99.26%

Pneumonia Patients Given Most Appropriate Antibiotics

The percentage of pneumonia patients given the most appropriate initial antibiotic(s). The sample size for this measure was 151 patients.

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79.00%
Columbus
83.00%
Georgia
81.28%
United States
82.91%

Surgery Patients Given Antibiotics 1 Hour Before Incision

The percentage of surgery patients who received preventative antibiotic(s) 1 hour before incision. The sample size for this measure was 260 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

  • Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data for the measure.

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85.00%
Columbus
81.00%
Georgia
69.46%
United States
76.95%

Surgery Patients whose Antibiotics Stopped within 24 Hours of Surgery

The percentage of surgery patients whose preventative antibiotic(s) are stopped within 24 hours after surgery. The sample size for this measure was 247 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

  • Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data for the measure.

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60.00%
Columbus
60.75%
Georgia
70.84%
United States
71.77%

Mortality Rates

Charts

30-Day Mortality Rate from Heart Attack

This hospitals 30 day patient death (mortality) rate from heart attack. The value is one of three types: Better, no different, or worse than the national rate.

No different than National Rate
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30-Day Mortality Rate from Heart Failure

This hospitals 30 day patient death (mortality) rate from heart failure. The value is one of three types: Better, no different, or worse than the national rate.

No different than National Rate
No different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National Rate No different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National Rate

Treatment Figures

Charts

PPS Inpatients

The number of prospective payment system inpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

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2,302
Columbus Average
2,409
Georgia Average
2,095
United States Average
2,267

PPS Inpatient Utilization Days

The number of days of prospective payment system inpatient care that are chargeable to Medicare Part A facility utilization by this provider in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

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18,103
Columbus Average
16,962
Georgia Average
15,761
United States Average
17,102

Outpatients

The number of outpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part B in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

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12,179
Columbus Average
6,330
Georgia Average
7,176
United States Average
7,242

PPS Inpatient Days

The number of days of prospective payment system inpatient care given by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
18,408
Columbus Average
17,134
Georgia Average
15,901
United States Average
17,255

PPS Inpatient Discharges

The number of prospective payment system inpatient discharges made by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

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2,839
Columbus Average
2,841
Georgia Average
2,725
United States Average
2,995

Financials

Charts

Medicare PPS Inpatient Payments

The total prospective payment system inpatient associated Medicare Part A payments, plus pass-through, made to this provider in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$27,769,514
Columbus Average
$23,525,955
Georgia Average
$24,515,607
United States Average
$28,006,530

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient day in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$1,509
Columbus Average
$1,373
Georgia Average
$1,542
United States Average
$1,623

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient Discharge

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient discharge in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

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$9,781
Columbus Average
$8,280
Georgia Average
$8,997
United States Average
$9,352

Medicare Outpatient Payments

The total outpatient associated Medicare Part B payments made to this provider in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

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$11,900,661
Columbus Average
$5,344,119
Georgia Average
$5,396,684
United States Average
$5,694,349

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$12,063
Columbus Average
$9,765
Georgia Average
$11,703
United States Average
$12,356

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient Utilization Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient utilization day in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$1,534
Columbus Average
$1,387
Georgia Average
$1,555
United States Average
$1,638

Medicare Payments Per Outpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part B covered outpatient in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

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$977
Columbus Average
$844
Georgia Average
$752
United States Average
$786

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Columbus at a Glance

Columbus has a total population of 185,781, of which 49,879 are children under the age of 18 and 21,732 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 32.6.

Total Population:
185,781
Median Age:
32.6
Males:
90,375 (48.6%)
Female:
95,406 (51.4%)
Children (0-17):
49,879 (26.8%)
Adults (18-64):
114,170 (61.5%)
Seniors (65+):
21,732 (11.7%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Columbus
Married:
74,068 (39.9%)
Divorced:
17,245 (9.3%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Columbus
Hispanic Ethnicity:
8,368 (4.50%)
White:
93,466 (50.31%)
African American:
81,466 (43.85%)
Asian:
2,863 (1.54%)
Pacific Islander:
269 (0.14%)
Indian:
711 (0.38%)
Other:
3,532 (1.90%)
Two or More:
3,474 (1.87%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Columbus

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.37, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.37 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
8
Doctors:
985
Home Agencies:
4
Hospitals:
4
Nursing Homes:
7
Medical Suppliers:
71
Rehab Centers:
4

Wealth

The median family income is $41,288 while the median household income is $34,853. Roughly 14.85% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$41,288
Household Income:
$34,853
In Poverty:
14.85%

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