CLAY COUNTY HOSPITAL - ASHLAND, AL

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Addresss:
83825 HIGHWAY 9 P O BOX 1270
ASHLAND, AL, 36251
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (256) 354-2131

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - Hospital District or Authority
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Swing Bed Hospitals

Overall Star Rating: 4 Stars
Health Inspections Star Rating: 4 Stars
Nurse Staffing Star Rating: 4 Stars
Quality Measures Star Rating: 2 Stars
RN Only Star Rating: 4 Stars

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 23.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 43.50
Other Salaried Personnel : 134.00
Dieticians : 0.25
Occupational Therapists : 0.25
Physical Therapists : 0.25
Registered Pharmacists : 1.00
Respiratory Therapists : 6.50
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 0.25
Medical Social Workers : 3.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 53
Total Certified: 53

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dental Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Optometric Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services
Therapeutic Radiology Services

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

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,933
State:

$20,856
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,390
State:

$5,672
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

8.45%
Alabama:

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

$11,548
State:

$25,354
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,342
Alabama:

$6,832
Number of discharges: 23
This Hospital:

8.10%
Alabama:

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

$6,908
State:

$15,265
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,956
State:

$4,282
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

13.38%
State:

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

$8,203
Alabama:

$17,880
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,019
State:

$4,242
Number of discharges: 48
Here:

16.90%
Alabama:

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

$12,218
State:

$23,715
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,122
Alabama:

$5,864
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

5.28%
Alabama:

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

$9,807
State:

$21,263
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,377
State:

$5,914
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

4.23%
State:

3.24%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$5,594
State:

$14,522
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,651
State:

$3,946
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

4.58%
Alabama:

1.40%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,253
State:

$27,350
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,338
Alabama:

$6,691
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

4.58%
Alabama:

1.69%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,805
State:

$17,029
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,383
Alabama:

$4,494
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

5.63%
State:

3.20%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,233
Alabama:

$14,844
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,699
State:

$4,068
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

5.28%
State:

2.46%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,067
Alabama:

$47,447
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,013
Alabama:

$11,185
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

4.23%
Alabama:

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

$10,674
Alabama:

$26,316
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,110
State:

$6,718
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

5.28%
State:

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

$12,622
Alabama:

$24,297
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,560
Alabama:

$5,893
Number of discharges: 28
This Hospital:

9.86%
State:

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

$14,259
State:

$37,673
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,486
Alabama:

$8,521
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

4.23%
State:

1.96%

Complaint Deficiency

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 38%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

15%
Alabama:

15%
Always
This Hospital:

81%
State:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Usually
Here:

5%
State:

11%
Always
This Hospital:

95%
Alabama:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
State:

12%
Usually
Here:

18%
Alabama:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

77%
Alabama:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
State:

9%
Usually
Here:

19%
State:

20%
Always
Here:

74%
Alabama:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

18%
Alabama:

19%
Usually
Here:

16%
State:

16%
Always
Here:

66%
Alabama:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

12%
Alabama:

11%
Usually
This Hospital:

16%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

72%
Alabama:

70%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

20%
Alabama:

24%
Always
Here:

76%
Alabama:

70%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

83%
State:

81%
No
Here:

17%
Alabama:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

5%
Alabama:

8%
7 or 8
Here:

22%
Alabama:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

73%
Alabama:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

3%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

28%
Alabama:

25%
Yes, definitely
Here:

69%
Alabama:

70%

Quality Measures

Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
This Hospital:

25.4%
State:

13.9%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
This Hospital:

4.8%
State:

9.6%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
This Hospital:

5.6%
Alabama:

5.9%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Here:

12.7%
State:

8.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who have had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Here:

5.3%
State:

3.4%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
This Hospital:

21.1%
State:

5.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Here:

10.3%
State:

2.9%
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
This Hospital:

2.8%
State:

3.0%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Here:

100.0%
State:

95.1%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Here:

100.0%
Alabama:

91.7%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
This Hospital:

75.0%
State:

83.6%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Here:

21.9%
State:

27.0%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

60.0%
State:

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

50.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

99.3%
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:

91.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
State:

97.3%

Heart Failure

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

96.0%
Alabama:

98.0%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

53.0%
State:

92.0%

Pneumonia

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

95.0%
Alabama:

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

82.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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

76.0%
Alabama:

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

96.0%
State:

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

91.0%
Alabama:

96.5%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

16.7%
Alabama:

16.0%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

12.6%
State:

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

11.8%
Alabama:

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

25.8%
State:

24.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

17.9%
State:

18.6%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

6.600%
Alabama:

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

0.032%
State:

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

0.039%
State:

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

9.700%
Alabama:

6.875%

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