COOSA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER - SYLACAUGA, AL

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Addresss:
315 W HICKORY ST
SYLACAUGA, AL, 35150
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (256) 249-5000

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Other
Emergency Services: Yes

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 43.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 138.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 329.00
Dieticians : 1.00
Occupational Therapists : 2.00
Physical Therapists : 3.00
Registered Pharmacists : 6.00
Respiratory Therapists : 3.00
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 1.00
Physicians : 3.00
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 148
Total Certified: 148

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Acute Renal Dialysis Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dental Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
Neonatal Nursery 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
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services
Therapeutic Radiology Services

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 33%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
State:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

16%
State:

15%
Always
This Hospital:

77%
State:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

3%
Alabama:

3%
Usually
This Hospital:

14%
Alabama:

11%
Always
This Hospital:

83%
State:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

15%
Alabama:

12%
Usually
Here:

25%
State:

22%
Always
Here:

60%
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%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

23%
Alabama:

19%
Usually
Here:

20%
Alabama:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

57%
Alabama:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

9%
Alabama:

11%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

72%
State:

70%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

20%
State:

24%
Always
Here:

75%
Alabama:

70%

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

Yes
Here:

83%
Alabama:

81%
No
This Hospital:

17%
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:

23%
State:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

71%
State:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

5%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

30%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
Here:

65%
State:

70%

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

Bronchitis and Asthma without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,968
Alabama:

$12,821
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,615
State:

$3,841
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.55%
Alabama:

0.41%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,529
Alabama:

$12,929
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,450
State:

$3,356
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.55%
Alabama:

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

$15,512
State:

$17,387
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,755
State:

$4,978
Number of discharges: 33
This Hospital:

3.20%
State:

1.97%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,002
State:

$14,969
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,273
State:

$3,290
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

3.69%
State:

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

$22,203
State:

$20,856
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,652
Alabama:

$5,672
Number of discharges: 36
This Hospital:

3.50%
Alabama:

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

$31,379
State:

$25,354
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,782
Alabama:

$6,832
Number of discharges: 36
Here:

3.50%
Alabama:

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

$19,336
Alabama:

$15,265
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,451
State:

$4,282
Number of discharges: 50
This Hospital:

4.85%
Alabama:

2.25%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,176
State:

$19,168
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,948
State:

$4,852
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.17%
Alabama:

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

$18,532
Alabama:

$17,880
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,245
State:

$4,242
Number of discharges: 58
This Hospital:

5.63%
Alabama:

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

$23,544
Alabama:

$23,715
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,144
Alabama:

$5,864
Number of discharges: 32
This Hospital:

3.11%
State:

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

$61,368
State:

$42,426
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,063
State:

$10,354
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

1.07%
State:

0.59%
G.I. Hemorrhage without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,586
State:

$17,884
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,311
Alabama:

$4,244
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

1.26%
Alabama:

0.56%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$23,959
Alabama:

$21,263
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,743
State:

$5,914
Number of discharges: 48
This Hospital:

4.66%
Alabama:

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

$32,825
Alabama:

$35,015
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,447
State:

$8,684
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

2.52%
State:

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

$16,172
State:

$14,522
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,944
Alabama:

$3,946
Number of discharges: 35
Here:

3.40%
Alabama:

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

$21,370
State:

$27,350
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,940
Alabama:

$6,691
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

2.04%
State:

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

$15,169
Alabama:

$22,401
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,764
Alabama:

$4,740
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

2.14%
State:

0.83%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$26,128
State:

$26,664
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,240
Alabama:

$6,951
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.07%
Alabama:

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

$15,797
State:

$17,029
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,687
State:

$4,494
Number of discharges: 82
This Hospital:

7.96%
State:

3.20%
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy without C.D.E. with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$39,423
State:

$47,070
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,114
Alabama:

$9,624
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

1.46%
State:

0.36%
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$70,461
State:

$66,679
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$15,238
Alabama:

$15,273
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.17%
State:

0.70%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$43,061
State:

$26,286
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,776
Alabama:

$6,809
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.07%
Alabama:

0.74%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,154
State:

$14,844
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,089
State:

$4,068
Number of discharges: 48
Here:

4.66%
State:

2.46%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$40,571
Alabama:

$34,075
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,613
State:

$7,589
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.94%
State:

1.46%
Pulmonary Embolism without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,226
Alabama:

$27,322
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,184
Alabama:

$6,236
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

1.46%
Alabama:

0.48%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,197
State:

$17,226
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,737
State:

$4,671
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

2.33%
Alabama:

1.71%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$23,030
State:

$25,143
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,884
State:

$6,001
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

2.14%
Alabama:

1.81%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$35,757
State:

$39,805
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,208
State:

$9,770
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.17%
State:

1.34%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$44,002
Alabama:

$37,145
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,858
State:

$8,688
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

2.52%
State:

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

$51,060
Alabama:

$59,954
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,095
State:

$13,580
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

2.14%
Alabama:

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

$62,725
Alabama:

$47,447
Average Total Payments
Here:

$21,026
Alabama:

$11,185
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

1.46%
State:

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

$38,913
State:

$26,316
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,817
Alabama:

$6,718
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.65%
State:

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

$14,060
State:

$14,866
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,876
Alabama:

$4,004
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.94%
Alabama:

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

$28,124
Alabama:

$24,297
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,835
State:

$5,893
Number of discharges: 78
Here:

7.57%
State:

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

$45,093
State:

$37,673
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,628
Alabama:

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

1.55%
State:

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

$19,921
Alabama:

$16,519
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,808
Alabama:

$4,182
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

2.52%
Alabama:

1.41%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,342
Alabama:

$17,526
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,250
State:

$4,200
Number of discharges: 35
Here:

3.40%
State:

1.68%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

43.400%
State:

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

7.800%
Alabama:

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

0.106%
Alabama:

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

0.069%
State:

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

6.600%
State:

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

1.600%
Alabama:

3.417%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

78.0%
State:

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

3
Alabama:

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

100.0%
State:

97.2%
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival
This Hospital:

93
State:

84
Median Time to Fibrinolysis
This Hospital:

20
State:

23

Heart Failure

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

99.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
State:

97.1%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

86.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

99.7%

Pneumonia

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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

96.0%
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)
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
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
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)
This Hospital:

98.0%
State:

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

95.0%
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:

92.0%
Alabama:

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

93.0%
State:

97.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
This Hospital:

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:

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

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:

92.0%
Alabama:

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

96.0%
State:

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
This Hospital:

15.2%
Alabama:

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

11.7%
State:

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

11.4%
Alabama:

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

19.3%
State:

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

22.3%
State:

24.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

20.7%
Alabama:

18.6%

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