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Navicent Health to Purchase Oconee Regional Medical Center
Oconee Regional Medical Center will be sold to Georgia-based Navicent Health, who participated in an auction held on Thursday, June 29, as part of the 363 asset sale announced in May. Earlier today, the court ruled that the company’s bid was in the highest and best interest of ORMC, its bondholders, its creditors, and the community.
ORMC Named One of Georgia’s Top Hospitals for 2016
Oconee Regional Medical Center (ORMC) was listed among the top hospitals in Georgia for the year 2016. Oconee placed second in the mid-sized hospital category according an article in the December 2016 Georgia Trend Magazine. This year’s ranking is a significant move up from twelfth (12th) place in 2015. ORMC has consistently placed in the top 25 hospitals since 2012.
Hospitals are ranked based on their Total Performance Score, which is calculated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These include outcomes related to the clinical process of care, the patient’s perception of their care experience at the hospital and the value/efficiency of the services provided.
ORMC receives 3 star rating for overall hospital quality from CMS.
On July 27, 2016, CMS released its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. These overall hospital ratings are in line with the star ratings that have been a part of the Nursing Home community for quite some time. ORMC’s overall rating is 3 Stars with the scale being 1 to 5 Stars (higher is better). Our rating is in line with the national average. Across the country, 102 hospitals received 5 stars, 934 received 4 stars, 1,770 received 3 stars, 723 received 2 stars and 133 hospitals received 1 star. The data included in these ratings come from the information submitted to CMS under the required inpatient and outpatient quality reporting programs as well as the patient experience (HCAHPS) results. Other hospitals within a 50 mile radius of ORMC include six 3-star facilities, two 4-star hospitals and one 2-star organization. The complete list can be found at www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.
Pokémon – No Go at ORMC
The recent gaming phenomena, Pokémon, has been successful in increasing physical exercise by requiring individuals to search for virtual Pokémon using GPS. While Oconee Regional Medical Center encourages our community members to participate in appropriate levels of physical activity, we must ensure the care and safety of our patients
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Oconee Regional Medical Center Named One of Top Georgia Hospitals for 2015
Oconee Regional Medical Center was listed among the top hospitals in Georgia for the year 2015. Oconee placed 12th in the mid-sized hospital category according an article in Georgia Trend in their December, 2015 issue.
The Joint Commission Recognizes ORMC as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures
Oconee Regional Medical Center Reaccredits its Medicare-Certified Diabetes Self-Management and Education Program
ORMC’s Diabetes Self-Management and Education Program (DSME) has recently renewed its status as an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization, certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This allows the people with diabetes in and around Baldwin County increased access to high quality diabetes education services.
ORMC Wins Statewide Patient Safety Award for Improvement in ICU Care
The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented its prestigious Quality and Patient Safety Award to Oconee Regional Medical Center for its project that improved quality of care in the intensive care unit (ICU). The project, titled “It Matters: Right Location, Right Care, Right Physician – Best Outcome” won third place in the Hospitals with 100 to 299 Beds category. These annual awards recognize Georgia health care organizations for achievement in reducing the risk of medical errors and improving patient safety and medical outcomes.
Access Your ORMC Records Online
With its recent launch of a new patient portal program called “My ORMC Records,” Oconee Regional Medical Center now offers patients the option to access select portions of their health records online, through the main hospital website at: www.OconeeRegional.com.
Oconee Regional Health Systems, Inc./Oconee Regional Medical Center, Inc. Board of Directors
Board Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month in Administration.
Open Records Requests
In an effort to be more responsive to our community, all requests for inspection and copying of public records pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq. must be made to the following custodian of records: Sherri W. Smith, 821 N Cobb St, Milledgeville, GA 31061; firstname.lastname@example.org; or 478-454-3555(Fax). Please be aware that Oconee may impose a reasonable charge for the search, retrieval, redaction, and production or copying cost for the production of records. Should you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Smith.
Diabetes Support Group
The Diabetes Support Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 6 p.m. at the Education Center, located on the 1st floor of Park Tower. For more information, please call 478-457-2300.
Childbirth Education Class
A Childbirth Education Class is offered on the 1st Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. in the Education Center, located on the 1st floor of Park Tower. For more information, please call 478-454-3760.