BIG BEND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER - ALPINE, TX

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Addresss:
2600 HIGHWAY 118 NORTH
ALPINE, TX, 79830
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (432) 837-3447

Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Services: Yes


Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

8
Texas:

8
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
Here:

100.0%
State:

95.6%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
Texas:

98.7%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

100.0%
State:

93.1%

Pneumonia

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

100.0%
State:

96.4%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Hospital:

100.0%
Texas:

97.4%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
This Hospital:

100.0%
Texas:

95.2%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
Texas:

96.2%

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:

98.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

100.0%
State:

97.0%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

100.0%
Texas:

98.4%
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:

96.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

97.6%
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
Here:

100.0%
State:

95.1%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
Here:

100.0%
Texas:

96.7%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
Here:

100.0%
State:

97.2%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

96.5%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

100.0%
Texas:

99.7%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

10.3%
State:

11.2%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

13.0%
State:

11.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

25.3%
State:

24.2%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

20.9%
Texas:

18.0%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 27%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
Texas:

5%
Usually
This Hospital:

13%
State:

17%
Always
This Hospital:

83%
Texas:

78%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

2%
State:

4%
Usually
Here:

12%
Texas:

13%
Always
This Hospital:

86%
State:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
Texas:

10%
Usually
This Hospital:

20%
State:

23%
Always
Here:

73%
Texas:

67%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
Texas:

7%
Usually
Here:

21%
Texas:

21%
Always
This Hospital:

74%
State:

72%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

18%
State:

19%
Usually
Here:

14%
Texas:

17%
Always
Here:

68%
Texas:

64%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

8%
State:

9%
Usually
Here:

17%
Texas:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

75%
Texas:

73%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

6%
State:

8%
Usually
This Hospital:

28%
Texas:

25%
Always
This Hospital:

66%
State:

67%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

87%
State:

83%
No
Here:

13%
Texas:

17%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

8%
Texas:

8%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

17%
Texas:

21%
9 or 10
Here:

75%
State:

71%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

5%
Texas:

5%
Yes, probably
Here:

28%
State:

23%
Yes, definitely
Here:

67%
State:

72%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

0.188%
Texas:

0.250%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.100%
Texas:

0.110%

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