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Overview of Chatuge Regional Hospital

Chatuge Regional Hospital, an affiliated facility of Union General Health System, is located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains on Highway 76 North in Hiawassee, Georgia. Our hospital opened as a 13 bed hospital and have since then been serving the community for over 54 years. The hospital was first named Lee M. Happ Jr. Memorial Hospital. The name changed in 1960 to Towns County Hospital and became Chatuge Regional Hospital in 1994.
Services Offered
Emergency Room Endoscopy
Lab Services
Outpatient Care
Rehabilitation Services
Surgery Center

Total beds: 13

Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospital

No of Affiliated Doctors: 71

Medicare Quality data

The Medicare quality data presented below is derived from the www.cms.gov hospital compare data. Star ratings are limited in scope to the data sources they are derived from. The Hospital Compare overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures across 7 areas of quality into a single rating for each hospital.

Overall rating


Patient Experience


Safety of care


Timeliness of care


Staying out of Hospital after treatment


Above national average

Same as national average

Below national average

Patient Experience (HCHAPS) data from Medicare

This data is based on HCAHPS survey by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (www.cms.gov).The HCAHPS survey is administered to a random sample of adult patients across medical conditions between 48 hours and 6 weeks after discharge; the survey isn't restricted to Medicare beneficiaries. Hospital Compare currently reports results for the categories listed below.    

85% Patients that would definitely recommend ( 13% higher than the national average )


Westgate Terrace Apartments, Bus Station

Blairsville Muni Airport

PPO, POS, HMO, Pathway Exchange; Care Improvement; Cigna GA Plans.



The hospital accepts various types of health insurance, but individual coverage may be variable. You should check with your insurance whether the hospital is in network or not. You can make payment via cash, online, credit card or debit card.

You can request an appointment with specific doctor on hospital's website or make appointment request on HealthSoul.

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