DALE MEDICAL CENTER - OZARK, AL

Submitted by:Brad Hull, CFO
Emergency service should be "Yes". We are a level II Alabama trauma center

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Addresss:
126 HOSPITAL AVE
OZARK, AL, 36360
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (334) 774-2601

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - Hospital District or Authority
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Psychiatric Units

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 34.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 73.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 212.00
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 2.00
Registered Pharmacists : 2.50
Respiratory Therapists : 14.00
Physicians : 55.00
Medical Social Workers : 2.00
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 6.00
Nuclear Medicine Technicians : 2.00
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 14.00
Nurse Practitioners: 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 89
Total Certified: 89
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 12

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
CT Scanner Services
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dedicated Emergency Department Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripter Services
Geriatric Psychiatric Services
Home Health Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
Neonatal Nursery Services
Obstetric Services
Operating Room Services
Orthopedic Surgery Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

1.835%
Alabama:

0.715%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
Here:

2.446%
State:

0.953%
Signs of Uncontrolled Blood Sugar
This Hospital:

0.612%
Alabama:

0.209%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

8
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

97.2%

Heart Failure

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

98.0%
Alabama:

98.0%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

100.0%
State:

92.0%

Pneumonia

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

98.0%
State:

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

95.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

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

95.0%
State:

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

92.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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:

97.0%
State:

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

91.0%
Alabama:

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

97.0%
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:

90.0%
Alabama:

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

92.0%
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
This Hospital:

100.0%
Alabama:

96.0%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
Here:

89.0%
Alabama:

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

68.0%
State:

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

98.0%
State:

99.9%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

17.3%
State:

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

11.8%
Alabama:

11.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

9.9%
State:

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

22.6%
Alabama:

24.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

17.7%
State:

18.6%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

30.500%
State:

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

7.300%
State:

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

0.108%
Alabama:

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

0.053%
State:

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

7.200%
Alabama:

6.875%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 19%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

8%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
Here:

16%
Alabama:

15%
Always
This Hospital:

76%
State:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

3%
Usually
This Hospital:

16%
State:

11%
Always
This Hospital:

79%
State:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

16%
State:

12%
Usually
Here:

25%
Alabama:

22%
Always
Here:

59%
State:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
State:

9%
Usually
Here:

25%
Alabama:

20%
Always
Here:

65%
Alabama:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

30%
State:

19%
Usually
This Hospital:

13%
State:

16%
Always
Here:

57%
State:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

13%
State:

11%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
Alabama:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

68%
Alabama:

70%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
State:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

28%
Alabama:

24%
Always
Here:

62%
Alabama:

70%

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

Yes
Here:

74%
Alabama:

81%
No
This Hospital:

26%
State:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

19%
Alabama:

8%
7 or 8
Here:

25%
State:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

56%
Alabama:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

14%
Alabama:

5%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

32%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

54%
Alabama:

70%

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

Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$7,075
Alabama:

$17,387
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,849
State:

$4,978
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

2.60%
Alabama:

1.97%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,997
State:

$20,856
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,602
Alabama:

$5,672
Number of discharges: 27
This Hospital:

5.86%
State:

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

$11,134
Alabama:

$25,354
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,774
Alabama:

$6,832
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

4.99%
State:

2.62%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,603
State:

$21,263
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,942
Alabama:

$5,914
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

2.82%
State:

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

$11,401
Alabama:

$35,015
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,521
State:

$8,684
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

4.77%
Alabama:

2.59%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,652
Alabama:

$26,664
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,777
State:

$6,951
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

2.60%
Alabama:

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

$8,551
State:

$17,029
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,623
State:

$4,494
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

2.60%
State:

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

$40,188
Alabama:

$49,659
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,372
Alabama:

$11,709
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

3.25%
Alabama:

5.91%
Psychoses
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,754
Alabama:

$18,511
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,305
State:

$5,256
Number of discharges: 148
Here:

32.10%
State:

1.10%
Red Blood Cell Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,618
Alabama:

$35,673
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,379
Alabama:

$7,443
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

2.60%
Alabama:

0.32%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,663
State:

$17,226
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,679
Alabama:

$4,671
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

3.25%
State:

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

$11,290
Alabama:

$39,805
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,123
Alabama:

$9,770
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

3.47%
Alabama:

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

$11,068
State:

$37,145
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,318
State:

$8,688
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

3.25%
State:

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

$17,199
Alabama:

$51,215
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,533
State:

$12,069
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

3.69%
Alabama:

0.98%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support <96 Hours
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$22,439
State:

$59,954
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,734
State:

$13,580
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

4.12%
State:

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

$19,223
State:

$47,447
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,423
Alabama:

$11,185
Number of discharges: 36
Here:

7.81%
State:

3.35%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,618
State:

$24,297
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,726
State:

$5,893
Number of discharges: 29
Here:

6.29%
State:

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

$17,222
Alabama:

$37,673
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,256
Alabama:

$8,521
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

3.90%
State:

1.96%

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