Union General Hospital is located in Blairsville, Georgia. This rural hospital may be small, but it offers a broad range of high quality services. Since 1959, Union General has been providing healthcare services to the residents in and around Blairsville. It has a state-of-the-art 45-bed facility, and all of the rooms are private. Additionally, the Blairsville health system includes Chatuge Regional Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital, two nursing homes, and several outlying medical clinics. The hospital prides itself on its family of warm professionals who strive for the best possible experiences for all patients and visitors.
While Union General is a considered a medium-sized hospital, it still faces the same organizational and management challenges of other health systems around the country. To promote better communication and continue efficiently delivering services, Union General developed and implemented a business intelligence strategy.
Through a partnership with Sisense, a business intelligence software vendor, a data analytics technology platform was developed that facilitates greater communication between clinicians and case managers. This new system enables the rural hospital to more efficiently report data and improves the overall workflow. The single dashboard system allows users to see more information on a patient in just one place.
Union General received praise from Georgia Trend Magazine last year in its hospital review. Union General Hospital was named a top medium-sized hospital out of 35 other hospitals. The ranking was determined by data based from the U.S. Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS tracks 40 quality-related indicators that measure the quality of healthcare services. Union General shared the 7th placed position with two other hospitals.