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The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing

  • Nursing Home
  • For people with disabilities

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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3500 Annandale Lane,
Suwanee GA 30024

(770) 932-3472

93.12% estimated occupancy 1

The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing is in Suwanee, Georgia, a city with a population of 64,614 people. We gave this facility an B+ overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. Based on our assessment, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. This facility also received very consistent grades in all of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy


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Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2019

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Best Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2020

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Best Nursing Home in Suwanee, Georgia Awards 2020

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Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility received a strong overall grade as mentioned above, but we especially wanted to point out its excellent long-term care grade. We gave them an A in this category. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 85.2459 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be a few points lower than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Nursing grades are primarily based on the facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this facility also earned first-rate inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next area we assessed was short-term care, in which this nursing home was given a B. This facility did not turn out to have any real weaknesses. Our short-term care scores are arguably more meaningful for individuals needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that have had a fall leading to major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing, 5.28% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing, 93.36% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing, 16.65% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing, 20.73% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients well-being.


Grade: B-minus

In The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In The D Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Northside Hospital GwinnettAcute Care Hospitals 5.77 miles away1000 Medical Center Boulevard Lawrenceville Georgia 30045Government - Hospital District or Authority(678) 312-1000
  • Emory Johns Creek HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.5 miles away6325 Hospital Parkway Duluth Georgia 30097Proprietary(678) 474-7000
  • Northside Hospital ForsythAcute Care Hospitals 10.47 miles away1200 Northside Forsyth Drive Cumming Georgia 30041Voluntary non-profit - Private(770) 844-3200
  • Eastside Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.38 miles away1700 Medical Way Snellville Georgia 30078Proprietary(770) 736-2498
  • Wellstar North Fulton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.72 miles away3000 Hospital Boulevard Roswell Georgia 30076Proprietary(770) 751-2500
  • Peachford Behavioral Health System of AtlantaPsychiatric 15.5 miles away2151 Peachford Road Atlanta Georgia 30338Proprietary(770) 455-3200
  • Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, IncAcute Care Hospitals 18.8 miles away5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Atlanta Georgia 30342Voluntary non-profit - Private(678) 843-5720
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish RiteChildrens 18.96 miles away1001 Johnson Ferry Road Atlanta Georgia 30342Voluntary non-profit - Other(404) 785-5252

Nearby Dialysis

  • North Gwinnett Dialysis1.39 miles away185 Old Peachtree Road Nw Suwanee Georgia 30024Dialysis Stations: 20 (678) 714-4941
  • Nephron Corporation5.12 miles away4585 Nelson Brogdon Blvd Buford Georgia 30518Dialysis Stations: 12 (770) 962-1231
  • Medlock Bridge Dialysis5.14 miles away10680 Medlock Bridge Rd Ste 103 Duluth Georgia 30097Dialysis Stations: 16 (770) 622-2167
  • Buford Dialysis5.17 miles away1550 Buford Hwy Ste 1e Buford Georgia 30518Dialysis Stations: 21 (770) 831-2379
  • Davita Duluth Dialysis5.42 miles away3170 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Ste 100 Duluth Georgia 30097Dialysis Stations: 13 (770) 232-5219
  • Fresenius Medical Care Berkeley Lake, LLC5.72 miles away3870 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Nw Duluth Georgia 30096Dialysis Stations: 20 (770) 495-7942
  • Nephron Corporation5.89 miles away605 Old Norcross Road Lawrenceville Georgia 30045Dialysis Stations: 21 (770) 513-0927
  • Rcg Lawrenceville5.91 miles away350 Philip Blvd Nw Lawrenceville Georgia 30045Dialysis Stations: 17 (770) 237-0013