A mortality or death is recorded when a patient dies, for any reason, within 30 days of being admitted to a hospital.
Because Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) is the region’s only academic medical center and the most comprehensive hospital in southeast Georgia, we typically see the sickest patients. Our Level 1 trauma center, critical care units, and neonatal intensive care nursery are equipped to treat the most critically ill people. In addition, MUMC is a regional referral center, meaning other hospitals in the region refer their sickest patients to our experts. Despite this fact, our mortality rates are typically equal to or better than the national average.
We send our mortality data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The information is shared on the national Hospital Compare website. See our current scores (scroll to the bottom of the page to see readmission and death by condition).