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Graded! Southeast Georgia Health System Camden, Brunswick receive C

Both Camden and Brunswick hospitals receive a grade of a C.

For the spring’s Leapfrog hospital safety grade both Southeast Georgia Health Systems received a C grade.

The hospitals are graded in multiple areas such as infections, problems with surgery, practices to prevent errors and safety problems. These grades are created by taking data provided from the hospital and then compared with instances expected to occur to the number of instances that actually happened.

For example, the Brunswick campus received a below average grade for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA), which is a type of staph bacteria highly resistant to antibiotics. The hospital received a score of 1.519. The average hospital’s score is 0.922, the worst hospital’s score was 3.642.The best score possible for this grade is 0.000.

The Southeast Georgia Health System – Brunswick Campus scored poorly with below-average performance in these fields:
• Infections
o MRSA Infection
o Clostridium difficile (C. Diff)
o Infection in the blood
o Infection in the urinary tract
o Surgical site infection after colon surgery
• Problems with surgery
o Serious breathing problems
o Dangerous blood clot
o Surgical wound splits open
o Death from serious treatable complications
• Practices to prevent errors
o Doctors order medications through a computer
o Communication about medicines
o Communication about discharge
In these fields the Brunswick Campus received above-average performance ratings:
• Problems with surgery
o Accidental cuts and tears
o Collapsed lung
o Dangerous object left in patient’s body
• Practices to prevent errors
o Handwashing
o Staff work together to prevent errors
• Safety problems
o Dangerous bed sores
o Air or gas bubble in the blood
o Track and reduce risks to patient

The Brunswick Campus received one average score in the field of patient falls. The hospital’s score is 0.364, the average score is 0.371. In comparison, the best possible score for this field is 0.000. Patient falls are one of the most common problems that occur in a hospital.

With the Southeast Georgia Health System – Camden Campus, which received a C grade for the spring season as well, these are the fields they were marked down the most on:
• Infections
o Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
• Problems with Surgery
o Serious breathing problem
• Practices to prevent errors
o Communication about discharge
o Staff work together to prevent errors
• Safety problems
o Patient falls
o Track and reduce risks to patients
The areas the Camden Campus received exemplary scores:
• Problems with surgery
o Dangerous objects left in patient’s body
o Collapsed lung
o Dangerous blood clot
• Practices to prevent errors
o Doctors order medications through a computer
o Handwashing
o Communication about medicines
• Safety problems
o Dangerous bed sores
o Air or gas bubble in the blood

The Camden Campus received two average scores in the problems with surgery field under accidental cuts and tears as well as surgical wound splits open. There is also information unavailable for the infections fields under MRSA Infection, Infection in the blood, Infection in the urinary tract, Death from serious treatable complications and Surgical site infection after colon surgery. Leapfrog explains that this does not mean the hospital failed to report the information, but rather that the hospital may not have the data for those particular measures.

Both hospitals received a C grading for the fall season of 2017. For spring 2017 Brunswick Campus got a higher grade with a B, Camden campus held steady with another C.
We have reached out to Southeast Georgia Health System for a comment on the grading, but have yet to receive a response.

Reporter for All On Georgia while finishing his bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Environmental Studies. Jacob moved to St. Marys seven years ago from Worcester, MA. He worked for the National Park Service at Cumberland Island and for the Department of Defense on Kings Bay Submarine Base.

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    Sandra

    May 2, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    It’s a horrible place to go! I took my daughter for her knee and they didn’t do anything but put a wrap on it and tell me to follow up with her regular doctor… ummm she couldn’t walk on it and they didn’t even do a MRI.. but charged me several thousand dollars for a bandage and 30 minutes of their time.

    Then I went for horrible migraines and they did a spinal tap leaving me jacked up and un able to sit up… I had to lay flat for a week because they messed up and if I sat up at all I immediately got sick and felt like someone was stabbing me in my back where they did the spinal tap.

    Then My dad went in and they had him transferred to another hospital(thankfully) but they wrote on his paperwork that he was going to die and was required to take an ambulance…. his platelets were low and he needed medication but he wasn’t on his deathbed… ugh

    Three strikes… Just stay away from this place!

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    Darlene

    May 25, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Took my grandbaby there for him beenso stuffy and a little fever . He was playing a little bit but I remind yall he is a 4 year old , the dam doctor came in and didn’t even check him he asked my daughter if there was any pets in the house and she told him yes. The doctor stated he has asthma and she needed to get rid of his dog and kitten. The baby has been around his dog ever since he was born . How did the dam doctor know my grandbaby had asthma when he has not even check him . The Brunswick Campus ER doctor told my daughter that they wasn’t nothing they can do she should of called his pediatrician

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    Darlene

    May 25, 2018 at 8:25 am

    We took my grandbaby to the BRUNSWICK CAMPUS ER. When we finally got to see the Dr. We told him the baby was stuffy and running a low grade fever. He seen the baby playing a little but I remind yall he is 4 yrs old , the Doctor asked my daughter does he have pets at home we said yes ,the doctor told my daughter he has Asthma how the hell does he (the doctor) know he didn’t even check him and he told my daughter there was nothing he can do she should of called his pediatrician. I was was pissed off so we left and he will not go bk. To the BRUNSWICK ER…..

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