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URMC has ‘cleanest’ rooms in state

First Posted: 5:11 am - November 9th, 2015

By Larry Stanford - lstanford@civitasmedia.com



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According to a report from Beckers Hospital Review, Upson Regional Medical Center has the best record in Georgia for hospitals in which 81 percent or more of patients reported that their room and bathroom were “always” clean on their HCACPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems) surveys.

Data for the report was pulled from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare and is from January 2014 to December 2014, the most recent data available.

According to the data, Upson Regional Medical Center’s average rate for patients reporting their rooms and bathrooms were “always” clean was 86 percent. By comparison, Georgia’s average rate is 71 percent, and the national average rate is 74 percent.

Hospitals with insufficient data, such as having fewer than 100 completed surveys, were excluded.

Northside Medical Center in Columbus and Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan were two points back at 84 percent. Gordon Hospital in Calhoun and Jefferson Hospital in Louisville were tied at 82 percent, while Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cuming and Southeast Georgia Health System – Camden Campus in St. Marys each had 81 percent.

Larry Stanford may be reached at 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @LarryStanford7.

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