DEKALB REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER - FORT PAYNE, AL

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Addresss:
200 MED CENTER DRIVE
FORT PAYNE, AL, 35968
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (256) 845-3150

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Proprietary
Emergency Services: Yes

Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 6.50
Registered Professional Nurses : 125.75
Other Salaried Personnel : 169.50
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 0.25
Dieticians : 1.75
Occupational Therapists : 0.25
Physical Therapists : 1.00
Registered Pharmacists : 4.00
Respiratory Therapists : 7.50
Medical Social Workers : 1.00
Nuclear Medicine Technicians : 0.25
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 0.25

Number Of Beds
Total: 134
Total Certified: 134

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Acute Renal Dialysis Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Neonatal Nursery Services
Obstetric Services
Operating Room Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services

Use of Medical Imaging

Outpatients with low back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments first, such as physical therapy.
This Hospital:

39.100%
Alabama:

38.649%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
Here:

3.400%
State:

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

0.173%
State:

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

0.180%
State:

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

3.500%
State:

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

1.700%
Alabama:

3.417%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

99.0%
State:

99.2%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
Here:

100.0%
Alabama:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Here:

100.0%
State:

98.2%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
Alabama:

99.9%
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
This Hospital:

98.0%
State:

97.2%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

97.3%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
State:

97.1%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

99.7%

Pneumonia

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

97.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

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

98.0%
State:

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:

100.0%
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:

99.0%
State:

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

99.0%
State:

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

99.0%
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:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

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%
State:

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

98.0%
State:

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

95.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
State:

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

98.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
State:

99.9%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

18.0%
State:

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

16.6%
State:

11.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

15.8%
State:

12.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

19.8%
Alabama:

19.7%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

26.4%
State:

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

17.7%
Alabama:

18.6%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

0.297%
Alabama:

0.715%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 24%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
Here:

17%
State:

15%
Always
This Hospital:

78%
Alabama:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

3%
Alabama:

3%
Usually
Here:

13%
Alabama:

11%
Always
This Hospital:

84%
State:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

9%
Alabama:

12%
Usually
This Hospital:

24%
Alabama:

22%
Always
Here:

67%
Alabama:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

21%
Alabama:

20%
Always
Here:

72%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

23%
State:

19%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
Alabama:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

60%
Alabama:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

11%
Alabama:

11%
Usually
This Hospital:

25%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

64%
Alabama:

70%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
State:

6%
Usually
Here:

26%
State:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

67%
State:

70%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

81%
Alabama:

81%
No
Here:

19%
Alabama:

19%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

7%
Alabama:

8%
7 or 8
Here:

24%
Alabama:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

69%
Alabama:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

5%
Alabama:

5%
Yes, probably
Here:

32%
Alabama:

25%
Yes, definitely
Here:

63%
State:

70%

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

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

$25,947
Alabama:

$18,994
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,425
Alabama:

$4,889
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.87%
Alabama:

1.38%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$32,329
State:

$28,888
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,239
Alabama:

$7,187
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.32%
Alabama:

0.79%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,509
State:

$12,929
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,007
State:

$3,356
Number of discharges: 31
Here:

3.40%
State:

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

$13,024
Alabama:

$17,387
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,242
Alabama:

$4,978
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

2.31%
State:

1.97%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,348
State:

$20,856
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,718
State:

$5,672
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

2.41%
State:

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

$27,517
Alabama:

$25,354
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,042
State:

$6,832
Number of discharges: 46
This Hospital:

5.05%
Alabama:

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

$15,613
State:

$15,265
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,722
State:

$4,282
Number of discharges: 68
Here:

7.46%
Alabama:

2.25%
Circulatory Disorders Except Acute Myocardial Infarction, with Card Cath without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$41,424
State:

$30,801
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,915
Alabama:

$6,349
Number of discharges: 35
This Hospital:

3.84%
State:

2.16%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,486
Alabama:

$19,168
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,222
Alabama:

$4,852
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.32%
Alabama:

0.68%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,180
Alabama:

$17,880
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,727
Alabama:

$4,242
Number of discharges: 56
Here:

6.15%
Alabama:

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

$22,304
Alabama:

$23,715
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,271
State:

$5,864
Number of discharges: 31
This Hospital:

3.40%
Alabama:

2.02%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$23,188
Alabama:

$21,263
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,387
Alabama:

$5,914
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

2.74%
Alabama:

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

$25,650
Alabama:

$35,015
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,227
Alabama:

$8,684
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.98%
Alabama:

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

$19,651
State:

$14,522
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,487
State:

$3,946
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

2.63%
Alabama:

1.40%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$39,733
State:

$39,677
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,062
Alabama:

$8,661
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.54%
State:

0.30%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$26,140
Alabama:

$27,350
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,581
Alabama:

$6,691
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.54%
State:

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

$16,320
Alabama:

$22,401
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,391
Alabama:

$4,740
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.76%
State:

0.83%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,300
Alabama:

$17,029
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,938
State:

$4,494
Number of discharges: 30
Here:

3.29%
State:

3.20%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$80,145
State:

$49,659
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,005
Alabama:

$11,709
Number of discharges: 41
This Hospital:

4.50%
State:

5.91%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,394
Alabama:

$14,844
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,699
Alabama:

$4,068
Number of discharges: 48
Here:

5.27%
Alabama:

2.46%
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures with Drug-Eluting Stent with Major Complications or 4+ Vessels/Stents
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$135,364
State:

$82,283
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$16,369
State:

$18,565
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

1.54%
Alabama:

0.40%
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures with Drug-Eluting Stent without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$86,583
State:

$61,973
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,506
Alabama:

$11,232
Number of discharges: 38
Here:

4.17%
Alabama:

1.53%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,869
State:

$15,820
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,262
State:

$3,722
Number of discharges: 25
Here:

2.74%
Alabama:

0.52%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,394
Alabama:

$17,226
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,119
Alabama:

$4,671
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.32%
Alabama:

1.71%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,276
Alabama:

$25,143
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,211
State:

$6,001
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

2.31%
Alabama:

1.81%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$45,575
State:

$37,145
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,485
Alabama:

$8,688
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

2.41%
State:

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

$53,918
State:

$59,954
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,750
State:

$13,580
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.76%
State:

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

$35,602
Alabama:

$47,447
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,403
Alabama:

$11,185
Number of discharges: 28
This Hospital:

3.07%
Alabama:

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

$24,525
Alabama:

$26,316
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,006
State:

$6,718
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

2.63%
State:

1.29%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$27,490
Alabama:

$24,297
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,291
State:

$5,893
Number of discharges: 48
Here:

5.27%
Alabama:

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

$34,917
Alabama:

$37,673
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,778
State:

$8,521
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.98%
State:

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

$18,862
Alabama:

$16,519
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,947
Alabama:

$4,182
Number of discharges: 49
This Hospital:

5.38%
State:

1.41%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,023
State:

$20,203
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,823
Alabama:

$4,263
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

1.65%
State:

0.98%

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