NORTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER - WINFIELD, AL

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Addresss:
1530 U S HIGHWAY 43
WINFIELD, AL, 35594
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (205) 487-7736

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

Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 22.80
Registered Professional Nurses : 60.30
Other Salaried Personnel : 286.04
Dieticians : 0.60
Occupational Therapists : 1.00
Physical Therapists : 3.00
Registered Pharmacists : 3.00
Respiratory Therapists : 6.60
Physicians : 2.00
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 71
Total Certified: 71
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 10

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Certified Trauma Center 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
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Optometric Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Psychiatric Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services

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

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

$15,991
Alabama:

$18,994
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,247
State:

$4,889
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

2.05%
Alabama:

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

$11,501
State:

$12,929
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$2,980
Alabama:

$3,356
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

3.21%
Alabama:

1.61%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,120
State:

$17,387
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,419
Alabama:

$4,978
Number of discharges: 34
Here:

4.36%
Alabama:

1.97%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,269
Alabama:

$14,969
Average Total Payments
Here:

$2,882
Alabama:

$3,290
Number of discharges: 31
This Hospital:

3.97%
State:

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

$15,870
Alabama:

$20,856
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,946
State:

$5,672
Number of discharges: 40
Here:

5.13%
Alabama:

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

$18,880
Alabama:

$25,354
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,262
Alabama:

$6,832
Number of discharges: 48
Here:

6.15%
State:

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

$13,060
State:

$15,265
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,748
Alabama:

$4,282
Number of discharges: 39
Here:

5.00%
Alabama:

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

$13,993
State:

$17,880
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,749
Alabama:

$4,242
Number of discharges: 57
This Hospital:

7.31%
State:

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

$19,311
State:

$23,715
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,290
Alabama:

$5,864
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

2.69%
State:

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

$14,390
Alabama:

$22,804
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,209
State:

$5,453
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.41%
State:

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

$8,662
Alabama:

$16,107
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,633
Alabama:

$3,888
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.54%
State:

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

$15,873
State:

$21,263
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,023
Alabama:

$5,914
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

2.69%
State:

3.24%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$33,636
Alabama:

$43,657
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,884
State:

$10,470
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.54%
State:

1.17%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,427
Alabama:

$26,664
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,883
Alabama:

$6,951
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

2.05%
Alabama:

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

$12,472
State:

$17,029
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,085
Alabama:

$4,494
Number of discharges: 55
This Hospital:

7.05%
State:

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

$50,709
Alabama:

$49,659
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,926
Alabama:

$11,709
Number of discharges: 30
Here:

3.85%
State:

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

$9,876
State:

$14,844
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,570
Alabama:

$4,068
Number of discharges: 35
Here:

4.49%
Alabama:

2.46%
Other Vascular Procedures with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$48,545
Alabama:

$59,371
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,588
Alabama:

$13,986
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

1.67%
State:

0.56%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$30,987
Alabama:

$34,075
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,688
State:

$7,589
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

2.44%
State:

1.46%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,456
State:

$17,226
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,187
Alabama:

$4,671
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

1.41%
State:

1.71%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$32,705
Alabama:

$37,145
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,664
Alabama:

$8,688
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

1.92%
State:

0.69%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$36,735
Alabama:

$51,215
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,927
Alabama:

$12,069
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.79%
State:

0.98%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$30,535
State:

$47,447
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,534
Alabama:

$11,185
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

2.95%
Alabama:

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

$22,991
Alabama:

$26,316
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,042
Alabama:

$6,718
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

2.05%
State:

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

$11,440
Alabama:

$14,866
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,570
State:

$4,004
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

2.56%
Alabama:

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

$22,097
Alabama:

$24,297
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,243
Alabama:

$5,893
Number of discharges: 75
This Hospital:

9.62%
State:

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

$31,962
State:

$37,673
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,726
Alabama:

$8,521
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

2.05%
Alabama:

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

$12,076
State:

$16,519
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,826
State:

$4,182
Number of discharges: 27
Here:

3.46%
Alabama:

1.41%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,005
Alabama:

$17,526
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,740
State:

$4,200
Number of discharges: 28
Here:

3.59%
State:

1.68%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.2%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
This Hospital:

6
State:

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

98.0%
Alabama:

97.2%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
Here:

82.0%
Alabama:

97.3%

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)
Here:

92.0%
State:

97.1%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

100.0%
Alabama:

92.0%

Pneumonia

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

96.0%
State:

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
Here:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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

99.0%
State:

96.5%

Surgery

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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

94.0%
Alabama:

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:

98.0%
Alabama:

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

98.0%
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%
State:

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

98.0%
Alabama:

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

97.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

99.9%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

11.8%
State:

11.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

13.1%
State:

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

27.5%
Alabama:

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

19.1%
Alabama:

18.6%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

0.752%
State:

0.715%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

41.100%
Alabama:

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

4.800%
Alabama:

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

0.084%
Alabama:

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

0.014%
Alabama:

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

4.900%
State:

6.875%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 31%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

6%
Usually
Here:

14%
Alabama:

15%
Always
Here:

81%
Alabama:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

1%
State:

3%
Usually
Here:

10%
State:

11%
Always
Here:

89%
State:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

9%
Alabama:

12%
Usually
Here:

20%
State:

22%
Always
Here:

71%
State:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

16%
Alabama:

20%
Always
Here:

77%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

13%
State:

19%
Usually
Here:

18%
State:

16%
Always
Here:

69%
State:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
State:

11%
Usually
Here:

17%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

76%
State:

70%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

18%
State:

24%
Always
Here:

78%
State:

70%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

85%
Alabama:

81%
No
Here:

15%
Alabama:

19%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

6%
Alabama:

8%
7 or 8
Here:

17%
Alabama:

22%
9 or 10
Here:

77%
Alabama:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

4%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

21%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

75%
State:

70%

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