BIRMINGHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER - BIRMINGHAM, AL

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Addresss:
700 SOUTH 19TH STREET
BIRMINGHAM, AL, 35233
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (205) 933-4515

Hospital Type: ACUTE CARE - VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
Hospital Owner: Government Federal
Emergency Services: Yes

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Number Of Beds
Total: 479
Total Certified: 479

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.2%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
This Hospital:

100.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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%
Percent of Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of Arrival
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

95.0%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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

97.0%
Alabama:

97.1%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

97.0%
Alabama:

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
This Hospital:

97.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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)
Here:

98.0%
Alabama:

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

90.0%
State:

95.4%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

96.5%

Surgery

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

97.0%
State:

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

98.0%
State:

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

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
This Hospital:

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%
Alabama:

97.8%
Percent of all Heart Surgery Patients whose blood sugar is kept under good control in the days right after surgery
This Hospital:

94.0%
Alabama:

95.6%
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%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

97.7%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

16.1%
Alabama:

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

10.4%
State:

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

11.0%
Alabama:

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

22.1%
State:

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

22.3%
Alabama:

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

17.5%
Alabama:

18.6%

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