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Address
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

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

Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,717
Alabama:

$18,994
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,919
State:

$4,889
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.54%
Alabama:

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

$7,239
State:

$12,929
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,369
State:

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

1.45%
State:

1.61%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,191
Alabama:

$17,387
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,890
Alabama:

$4,978
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.63%
State:

1.97%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$7,006
Alabama:

$14,969
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,292
Alabama:

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

1.18%
State:

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

$13,750
State:

$20,856
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,125
Alabama:

$5,672
Number of discharges: 118
Here:

10.72%
Alabama:

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

$16,658
Alabama:

$25,354
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,071
Alabama:

$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
State:

$15,265
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,398
State:

$4,282
Number of discharges: 68
This Hospital:

6.18%
State:

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

$12,416
State:

$17,880
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,266
Alabama:

$4,242
Number of discharges: 43
Here:

3.91%
Alabama:

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
Alabama:

$22,804
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,595
State:

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

1.27%
Alabama:

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

$11,025
Alabama:

$16,107
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,816
State:

$3,888
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.09%
State:

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

$11,788
Alabama:

$21,263
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,878
State:

$5,914
Number of discharges: 42
Here:

3.81%
State:

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

$18,179
Alabama:

$35,015
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,238
Alabama:

$8,684
Number of discharges: 30
Here:

2.72%
State:

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

$9,464
State:

$14,522
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,108
Alabama:

$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
Alabama:

$27,350
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,704
State:

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

2.27%
State:

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

$11,938
State:

$22,401
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,365
Alabama:

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

1.09%
Alabama:

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

$15,196
Alabama:

$26,664
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,917
Alabama:

$6,951
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

1.91%
Alabama:

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

$10,474
State:

$17,029
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,557
State:

$4,494
Number of discharges: 44
Here:

4.00%
State:

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

$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
This Hospital:

$14,415
State:

$15,273
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

1.00%
Alabama:

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

$8,392
Alabama:

$14,844
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,189
State:

$4,068
Number of discharges: 38
Here:

3.45%
State:

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

$16,048
Alabama:

$44,549
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,527
State:

$11,495
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

1.18%
State:

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

$12,671
State:

$22,589
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,792
Alabama:

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

1.00%
State:

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

$22,323
State:

$34,075
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,582
State:

$7,589
Number of discharges: 58
This Hospital:

5.27%
State:

1.46%
Pulmonary Embolism without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,015
State:

$27,322
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$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
Here:

$21,473
Alabama:

$35,673
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,433
State:

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

1.18%
Alabama:

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

$9,561
Alabama:

$17,226
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,841
Alabama:

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

3.09%
State:

1.71%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,814
Alabama:

$25,143
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,200
State:

$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
This Hospital:

$9,543
Alabama:

$9,770
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

1.00%
State:

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

$15,355
State:

$37,145
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,505
State:

$8,688
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

1.18%
State:

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

$36,444
Alabama:

$59,954
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,721
State:

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

2.00%
Alabama:

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

$24,102
Alabama:

$47,447
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,354
Alabama:

$11,185
Number of discharges: 36
This Hospital:

3.27%
Alabama:

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
This Hospital:

$6,477
Alabama:

$6,718
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.45%
State:

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

$13,437
Alabama:

$14,866
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,596
Alabama:

$4,004
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

1.36%
Alabama:

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

$12,277
State:

$24,297
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,023
State:

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

5.00%
Alabama:

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

$18,980
Alabama:

$37,673
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,672
State:

$8,521
Number of discharges: 39
This Hospital:

3.54%
State:

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

$7,773
Alabama:

$16,519
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,307
State:

$4,182
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.63%
Alabama:

1.41%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,603
State:

$17,526
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,289
Alabama:

$4,200
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

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%
State:

0.98%

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

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

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Objects Accidentally Left in the Body After Surgery
This Hospital:

0.291%
State:

0.192%
Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

0.872%
State:

0.715%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

5
Alabama:

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

32
State:

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

99.0%
Alabama:

97.2%

Heart Failure

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

97.0%
Alabama:

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
This Hospital:

84.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

99.7%

Pneumonia

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

100.0%
State:

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

97.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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

91.0%
State:

95.0%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
Alabama:

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
This Hospital:

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%
State:

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

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%
Alabama:

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
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

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)
Here:

98.0%
Alabama:

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

95.0%
State:

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
Here:

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%
State:

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

25.0%
Alabama:

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

18.3%
Alabama:

18.6%

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
Here:

5%
State:

6%
Usually
Here:

18%
Alabama:

15%
Always
Here:

77%
State:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

2%
Alabama:

3%
Usually
Here:

17%
Alabama:

11%
Always
This Hospital:

81%
State:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
State:

12%
Usually
This Hospital:

23%
State:

22%
Always
Here:

67%
State:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

24%
State:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

71%
Alabama:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

23%
State:

19%
Usually
This Hospital:

18%
Alabama:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

59%
State:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

11%
Alabama:

11%
Usually
Here:

22%
Alabama:

19%
Always
Here:

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%
Alabama:

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%
Alabama:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

9%
Alabama:

8%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

27%
State:

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%
Alabama:

70%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

9.800%
State:

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

0.367%
State:

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

0.024%
State:

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
This Hospital:

2.600%
Alabama:

3.417%

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