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No Improvement for Southeast Georgia Health System – Brunswick Campus Hospital Score

Southeast Georgia Health System – Brunswick Campus has earned a ‘C’ grade for the second time in 2019.

Southeast Georgia Health System – Brunswick Campus has earned a ‘C’ grade for the second time in 2019.

The grade was announced this week as part of a biannual report card issued, in which Southeast Georgia Health System – Brunswick Campus has not scored higher than a B grade.

The healthcare report card is produced twice a year by The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national not-for-profit organization founded more than a decade ago by the nation’s leading employers and private health care experts. The Leapfrog Group advocates for public access to quality and safety data from all U.S. hospitals.

Southeast Georgia Health System – Brunswick scored ‘Above Average’ on:

  • Preventing surgical site infections after colon surgery
  • Preventing dangerous objects left in patients after surgery
  • Preventing serious breathing problems
  • Handwashing
  • Preventing dangerous bed sores
  • Preventing air/gas in the blood
  • Preventing patient injuries and falls
  • Tracking and reducing risks to patients
  • Effective leadership to prevent errors
  • Enough qualified nurses
  • Specially-trained doctors treat ICU patients

Southeast Georgia Health System – Brunswick scored ‘Average’ on:

  • None.

Southeast Georgia Health System – Brunswick scored ‘Below Average’ on:

  • Preventing MRSA infections
  • Preventing c. diff infections
  • Preventing infections in the blood
  • Preventing urinary tract infections
  • Preventing the split of surgical wounds
  • Preventing death from serious treatable complications
  • Preventing collapsed lungs
  • Preventing serious blood clots
  • Preventing accidental cuts & tears
  • Safe administration of medication
  • staff working together to prevent errors
  • Communication about medications
  • Communication about discharges
  • Communication with doctors
  • Communication with nurses
  • Responsiveness of hospital staff

You can see the full score card here.

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for



  1. Martha Drew

    November 10, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I am not surprised at all about this grade. No matter how much they remodel and build it will be for naught until they employ enough qualified nursing staff to adequately care for patients. Too few nurses who are spread too thin cannot give the care that patients look for and deserve.
    The OR is badly in need of more staff. The wait time usually experienced in the OR is inexcusable. Adding more rooms without increasing staff will only add to the problem. Another problem we experienced and have heard the same thing from others is the “hospitalists”. My elderly father was admitted through the OR. He was seen by three doctors who he had never seen and who knew nothing about his medical history. He was in the hospital 13 days and never saw any of his regular doctors. Also my husband was taken to the OR having an active heart attack. The hospitalist came in and never touched or looked at him or asked him any questions. A PA asked the questions and entered the info into the computer. After a stent and staying overnight the hospitalist came in and my husband asked him when he could go home. As he was leaving the room he said “you will have to wait for your doctor to dismiss you.” This is very disconcerting. My question is what is he there for. That’s why we have primary care doctors and cardiologists to take care of us and who are familiar with our medical history. More and more of our friends and acquaintances are choosing to go to Jacksonville or Savannah for faster and better service. You can assume this is just one complaint about our hospital but rest assured it is not. My name is Martha Drew and my cell number is 912-269-5192. Thank you.

  2. Sandra Mungin

    November 12, 2019 at 9:03 am

    This is so sad. I don t understand what s going on. It s not doing as well as the original hospital..Glynn Brunswick Memorial…I visited there last summer. It s beautiful on the outside…problems on the inside…I suggest fire the top management and bring in staff who care…Brunswick deserves to have better. I wondered why all of a sudden folks of Brunswick had to go to Jackssonville for everything…..The residents used to say that U can go in but U won t come out…Lordy Lord…

  3. Marie Stone

    November 13, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    I went to the SGHS for testing and I was also admitted to the hospital and I had the most horrible experience with the Hospitist. I was told to go to Dr and be admitted to the hospital. They about killed me. I will not see a Hospitist ever again.
    We need better People that Care about getting an A ratings.

  4. Deanna Stanford

    December 28, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Yes my mother had surgery on her foot last year. They sent her home the next day. Knowing that she was a diabetic and on dialysis. She had to have her leg amputated two weeks later. If any one knows of a good attorney please let me know. Because I am seriously considering suing. My is Deanna Stanford my phone number is 912 506 0208

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