ABOUT GEORGIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL AT SAVANNAH
One of several state-operated facilities operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah (GHRS) serves counties throughout the southeastern part of Georgia. The facility provides treatment for adults with mental and developmental health issues through its three care units. Detox services are available for children and adolescents at other locations associated with Georgia Regional Hospital.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Programming typically begins with psychological assessments and consultations to help clients set realistic goals, with treatment centered around arts and crafts, music, and other recreational activities. Around-the-clock support is provided by the facility’s experienced nursing staff. Social workers help clients coordinatefor any additional required treatment.
Depending on their needs, prospective patients may enroll in one of the three separate care units. The Adult Acute Care Unit emphasizes stabilization, treatment, and discharge, the Secure Care Unit is geared towards those involved in the criminal justice system, and the Recovery Care Unit serves individuals “who need to acquire or improve both coping skills in order to function outside the hospital.”
The psychiatrist-led treatment teams include a psychologist, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, health service technicians, a social worker, and an activity therapist.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
GHRS can host up to 101 clients between its three separate care units for adults. The pair of Best-rehabs.com reviewers, in addition, each awarded the hospital a perfect five stars for its level of cleanliness and meals and nutrition. One rated its accommodations and amenities a perfect five stars as well.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from GHRS’s former clients. On secondary sites, reviewers shared mostly positive reviews of the care received at GHRS. On Google, seven reviewers to date rated the facility an average 4.1 out of five stars, with six positive reviews and only one negative. On the facility’s Facebook page, which the center can manage, 21 reviewers to date rated the facility an average 3.4 out of five stars, with 13 positive reviews, one mixed, and seven negative.
Alumni mostly praised the staff as professional and the treatment as well coordinated. Rating GHRS four stars, alum Bud wrote on Facebook: “Very professional staff. Well integrated programs coordinated with multiple resources in the community. Outcome based treatment plans.” Another alum praised the facility’s pharmacy and “beautiful campus.” However, alum Andrew on Facebook, rating the facility only one star, criticized the facility’s support staff for being “as unhelpful as humanly possible.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The pair of loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave GHRS mostly positive ratings, rating the facility highest in holistic treatment offerings, cleanliness, and staff’s level of experience and training at a perfect five stars. They rated its affordability lowest at four stars and rated every other metric 4.5 stars, including family participation.
The anonymous loved ones shared their experiences in dealing with the staff here; one called the staff “wonderful,” while the other wrote: “Some employees acted like they really cared an wanted to help an some acted like they were to busy to talk to u.” Yet in their surveys, both reviewers indicated that they’d recommended the facility to others in need, and gave five stars for the effectiveness of treatment.
Per the hospital’s webpage, the adult admitting unit is “certified for Medicare reimbursements by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)” and “certified for Medicaid.”