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ORMC Enters Sales Agreement with Prime Healthcare Foundation
The Boards of Directors of the Oconee Regional Medical Center (ORMC) and Oconee Regional Health Systems (ORHS) voted last night to enter into a sale agreement with the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity and affiliate of Prime Healthcare Services, one of the nation’s leading health systems with 44 hospitals in 14 states. The agreement will ensure the long-term viability of the hospital, continued access to quality care, and retention of hundreds of jobs. It will also allow ORMC to continue to make a positive impact on the overall health of patients and the local economy.
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.
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