ARA South Augusta Clinic

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia (GA).

ARA South Augusta Clinic is a large dialysis clinic with 30 stations based at 1649 Gordon Highway in Augusta-Richmond County, GA. The for-profit facility is operated by American Renal Associates, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 2002. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

Staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 2.37 registered nurses, 2.42 licensed practical nurses, 2.76 technicians, 0.25 social workers, 1.02 dietitians, 1.09 administrators, 0.92 managers, and 1.99 other employees. On call staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 0.25 doctors and 0.05 social workers. ARA South Augusta Clinic furnished 79,315 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

American Renal Associates

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

1649 Gordon Highway
Augusta-Richmond County, GA 30906

Phone Number

(706) 796-1236

Geographic Coordinates

33.411165, -82.301092
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a street level.

Certification Date

05/08/2002
* 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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30
Augusta-Richmond County Average
24
Georgia Average
18
United States Average
17

Services

Charts

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
Augusta-Richmond County
9 (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
Augusta-Richmond County
2 (22.22%) 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
Augusta-Richmond County
2 (22.22%) 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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No
Augusta-Richmond County
5 (55.56%) 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.

As 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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73 (96.00%)
Augusta-Richmond County
468 (95.22%)
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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67 (99.00%)
Augusta-Richmond County
449 (92.33%)
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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2.37
Augusta-Richmond County Average
4.54
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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2.42
Augusta-Richmond County Average
2.13
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.

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0.00
Augusta-Richmond 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.

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0.00
Augusta-Richmond County Average
0.33
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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2.76
Augusta-Richmond County Average
6.16
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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0.25
Augusta-Richmond County Average
0.63
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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1.02
Augusta-Richmond County Average
0.63
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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1.09
Augusta-Richmond County Average
1.70
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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0.92
Augusta-Richmond County Average
1.11
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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1.99
Augusta-Richmond County Average
0.86
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
Augusta-Richmond 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.

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0.00
Augusta-Richmond 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.

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0.25
Augusta-Richmond County Average
0.13
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
Augusta-Richmond 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
Augusta-Richmond County Average
0.00
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.

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0.05
Augusta-Richmond County Average
0.01
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
Augusta-Richmond 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
Augusta-Richmond 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
Augusta-Richmond 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.

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0.00
Augusta-Richmond 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.

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79,315
Augusta-Richmond County Average
69,924
Georgia Average
167,376
United States Average
259,761

Reviews and Ratings

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Insurance:
Medicaid / Medi-Cal
Details:

This center is always running outta suppies such as Needles which they suppose to have at all times..someone from the outside needs to come in and check this center out.ASAP...doctors don't listen maybe if medicaid stop paying them they will fix things then...They have worthless loud mouth staff 60%.

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Nearby Dialysis Centers

  1. Dialysis Center
    Nephrology Center of South Augusta
    Located 0.00 miles away in Augusta-Richmond County at 1631 Gordon Highway Store 1B.
  2. Dialysis Center
    FMC Thomson Dialysis
    Located 12.56 miles away in Thomson at 1020 West Hill Street.
  3. Dialysis Center
    FMC of Augusta, Inc
    Located 17.60 miles away in Augusta-Richmond County at 1109 Medical Center Drive Building H.
  4. Dialysis Center
    Abercorn Dialysis
    Located 18.63 miles away in Savannah at 11706 Mercy Boulevard Building 9.
  5. Dialysis Center
    FMC Warren County
    Located 20.84 miles away in Warrenton at 36 Jackson Street.
Note: There are a total of 14 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

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City at a Glance

Augusta-Richmond County has a total population of 195,182, of which 52,274 are children under the age of 18 and 21,228 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 32.3.

Total Population:
195,182
Median Age:
32.3
Males:
94,141 (48.2%)
Female:
101,041 (51.8%)
Children (0-17):
52,274 (26.8%)
Adults (18-64):
121,680 (62.3%)
Seniors (65+):
21,228 (10.9%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Augusta-Richmond County
Married:
74,411 (38.1%)
Divorced:
18,410 (9.4%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Augusta-Richmond County
Hispanic Ethnicity:
5,447 (2.79%)
White:
87,651 (44.91%)
African American:
98,320 (50.37%)
Asian:
2,976 (1.52%)
Pacific Islander:
238 (0.12%)
Indian:
536 (0.27%)
Other:
1,993 (1.02%)
Two or More:
3,468 (1.78%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Augusta-Richmond County

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.40, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.40 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
9
Doctors:
1,876
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
4
Nursing Homes:
11
Medical Suppliers:
65
Rehab Centers:
8

Wealth

The median family income is $38,431 while the median household income is $32,972. Roughly 18.75% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$38,431
Household Income:
$32,972
In Poverty:
18.75%

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