ATHENS-LIMESTONE HOSPITAL - ATHENS, AL

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Addresss:
700 WEST MARKET STREET
ATHENS, AL, 35611
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (256) 233-9292

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - Hospital District or Authority
Emergency Services: Yes

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 23.50
Registered Professional Nurses : 127.78
Other Salaried Personnel : 237.50
Dieticians : 1.90
Physical Therapists : 0.25
Respiratory Therapists : 12.56
Physicians : 0.25
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 101
Total Certified: 101

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Acute Renal Dialysis Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Obstetric Services
Operating Room Services
Outpatient Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services

Use of Medical Imaging

Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
Here:

9.800%
Alabama:

7.990%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.367%
Alabama:

0.208%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.024%
Alabama:

0.046%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
This Hospital:

7.500%
State:

6.875%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
Here:

2.600%
State:

3.417%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
Here:

5
State:

8
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack were transferred to another hospital
Here:

32
State:

68
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
This Hospital:

99.0%
State:

97.2%

Heart Failure

Percent of patients who were given an evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Here:

97.0%
State:

98.0%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

100.0%
Alabama:

97.1%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

84.0%
State:

92.0%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
Alabama:

99.7%

Pneumonia

Percent of Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After Arrival
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

97.1%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
Here:

97.0%
State:

97.7%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.2%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
This Hospital:

91.0%
Alabama:

95.0%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

100.0%
State:

95.4%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
Here:

99.0%
Alabama:

96.5%

Surgery

Percent of Surgery Patients given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection
Here:

100.0%
State:

98.9%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
This Hospital:

93.0%
Alabama:

97.6%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
Here:

95.0%
State:

98.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
Here:

99.0%
State:

97.0%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
Here:

99.0%
Alabama:

97.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

100.0%
Alabama:

99.9%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
Here:

97.0%
Alabama:

96.0%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
This Hospital:

94.0%
State:

97.7%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

98.0%
State:

96.7%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

95.0%
Alabama:

96.6%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
Here:

100.0%
Alabama:

99.9%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

15.0%
Alabama:

16.0%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

11.7%
State:

11.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

12.1%
Alabama:

12.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

25.0%
State:

24.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

18.3%
State:

18.6%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Objects Accidentally Left in the Body After Surgery
This Hospital:

0.291%
State:

0.192%
Falls and injuries
Here:

0.872%
Alabama:

0.715%

Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) - Medicare Provider Charge Data

Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,717
State:

$18,994
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,919
State:

$4,889
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.54%
State:

1.38%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$7,239
State:

$12,929
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,369
Alabama:

$3,356
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.45%
State:

1.61%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,191
Alabama:

$17,387
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,890
Alabama:

$4,978
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.63%
Alabama:

1.97%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$7,006
Alabama:

$14,969
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,292
State:

$3,290
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

1.18%
Alabama:

1.58%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,750
State:

$20,856
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,125
Alabama:

$5,672
Number of discharges: 118
This Hospital:

10.72%
Alabama:

2.64%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,658
Alabama:

$25,354
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,071
State:

$6,832
Number of discharges: 75
Here:

6.81%
State:

2.62%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,246
Alabama:

$15,265
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,398
Alabama:

$4,282
Number of discharges: 68
Here:

6.18%
State:

2.25%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,416
State:

$17,880
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,266
Alabama:

$4,242
Number of discharges: 43
Here:

3.91%
State:

4.04%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,288
Alabama:

$23,715
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,047
State:

$5,864
Number of discharges: 36
Here:

3.27%
Alabama:

2.02%
G.I. Obstruction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,233
State:

$22,804
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,595
Alabama:

$5,453
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.27%
Alabama:

0.66%
G.I. Obstruction without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,025
State:

$16,107
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,816
Alabama:

$3,888
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.09%
Alabama:

0.39%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,788
State:

$21,263
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,878
Alabama:

$5,914
Number of discharges: 42
This Hospital:

3.81%
State:

3.24%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,179
Alabama:

$35,015
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,238
Alabama:

$8,684
Number of discharges: 30
This Hospital:

2.72%
Alabama:

2.59%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,464
State:

$14,522
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,108
State:

$3,946
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

1.36%
State:

1.40%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,490
State:

$27,350
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,704
Alabama:

$6,691
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

2.27%
State:

1.69%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,938
Alabama:

$22,401
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,365
Alabama:

$4,740
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.09%
State:

0.83%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,196
State:

$26,664
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,917
State:

$6,951
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.91%
Alabama:

0.85%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,474
Alabama:

$17,029
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,557
State:

$4,494
Number of discharges: 44
Here:

4.00%
Alabama:

3.20%
Major Gastrointestinal Disorders and Peritoneal Infections with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,406
State:

$27,268
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,367
Alabama:

$7,579
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.09%
State:

0.28%
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$35,617
Alabama:

$66,679
Average Total Payments
Here:

$14,415
Alabama:

$15,273
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.00%
State:

0.70%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,392
State:

$14,844
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,189
Alabama:

$4,068
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

3.45%
Alabama:

2.46%
Other Circulatory System Diagnoses with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,048
State:

$44,549
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,527
State:

$11,495
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

1.18%
State:

0.54%
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Diagnoses with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,671
Alabama:

$22,589
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,792
State:

$6,929
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.00%
Alabama:

0.25%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$22,323
State:

$34,075
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,582
Alabama:

$7,589
Number of discharges: 58
Here:

5.27%
State:

1.46%
Pulmonary Embolism without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,015
State:

$27,322
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,395
Alabama:

$6,236
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.09%
Alabama:

0.48%
Red Blood Cell Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$21,473
Alabama:

$35,673
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,433
Alabama:

$7,443
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

1.18%
Alabama:

0.32%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,561
State:

$17,226
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,841
State:

$4,671
Number of discharges: 34
This Hospital:

3.09%
State:

1.71%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,814
State:

$25,143
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,200
Alabama:

$6,001
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

2.18%
Alabama:

1.81%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,960
State:

$39,805
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,543
State:

$9,770
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.00%
State:

1.34%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,355
Alabama:

$37,145
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,505
Alabama:

$8,688
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

1.18%
Alabama:

0.69%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support <96 Hours
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$36,444
State:

$59,954
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,721
State:

$13,580
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

2.00%
State:

0.92%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,102
State:

$47,447
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,354
State:

$11,185
Number of discharges: 36
Here:

3.27%
State:

3.35%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,160
State:

$26,316
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,477
Alabama:

$6,718
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.45%
Alabama:

1.29%
Signs and Symptoms without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,437
State:

$14,866
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,596
Alabama:

$4,004
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

1.36%
Alabama:

0.76%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,277
State:

$24,297
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,023
State:

$5,893
Number of discharges: 55
This Hospital:

5.00%
State:

3.09%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,980
Alabama:

$37,673
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,672
Alabama:

$8,521
Number of discharges: 39
Here:

3.54%
State:

1.96%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$7,773
State:

$16,519
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,307
Alabama:

$4,182
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.63%
State:

1.41%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,603
State:

$17,526
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,289
State:

$4,200
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.63%
State:

1.68%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,411
Alabama:

$20,203
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,368
Alabama:

$4,263
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

1.18%
Alabama:

0.98%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 29%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

18%
Alabama:

15%
Always
This Hospital:

77%
State:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

2%
State:

3%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
State:

11%
Always
Here:

81%
Alabama:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

10%
State:

12%
Usually
Here:

23%
State:

22%
Always
Here:

67%
Alabama:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

24%
Alabama:

20%
Always
Here:

71%
Alabama:

71%

How often did staff explain about medicines before giving them to patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

23%
State:

19%
Usually
Here:

18%
Alabama:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

59%
Alabama:

65%

How often were the patients' rooms and bathrooms kept clean?

Sometimes or never
Here:

11%
Alabama:

11%
Usually
This Hospital:

22%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

67%
State:

70%

How often was the area around patients' rooms kept quiet at night?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

29%
State:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

66%
State:

70%

Were patients given information about what to do during their recovery at home?

Yes
Here:

87%
State:

81%
No
Here:

13%
State:

19%

How do patients rate the hospital overall on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest)?

6 or lower
Here:

9%
State:

8%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

27%
Alabama:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

64%
State:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

5%
Alabama:

5%
Yes, probably
Here:

30%
Alabama:

25%
Yes, definitely
Here:

65%
State:

70%

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