HIGHLANDS MEDICAL CENTER - SCOTTSBORO, AL

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Addresss:
380 WOODS COVE ROAD
SCOTTSBORO, AL, 35768
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (256) 259-4444

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

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 24.02
Registered Professional Nurses : 113.01
Other Salaried Personnel : 372.96
Dieticians : 1.00
Occupational Therapists : 2.00
Physical Therapists : 7.00
Registered Pharmacists : 4.50
Respiratory Therapists : 14.00
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 2.00
Physicians : 4.00
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 170
Total Certified: 170

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank 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
Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
Neonatal Nursery Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room 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

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
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
Here:

83.0%
Alabama:

99.3%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
Here:

15
Alabama:

8
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack were transferred to another hospital
Here:

112
Alabama:

68
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
Here:

98.0%
State:

97.2%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
This Hospital:

50.0%
State:

97.3%

Heart Failure

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

94.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

97.1%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

93.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

99.7%

Pneumonia

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

96.0%
Alabama:

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

98.0%
Alabama:

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

98.0%
Alabama:

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

91.0%
State:

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

98.0%
Alabama:

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

97.0%
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:

98.0%
State:

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

95.0%
Alabama:

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

92.0%
Alabama:

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:

94.0%
Alabama:

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

96.0%
State:

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

99.0%
Alabama:

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

93.0%
State:

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

71.0%
Alabama:

97.7%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
Here:

86.0%
State:

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

79.0%
Alabama:

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

99.0%
State:

99.9%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

15.0%
Alabama:

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

13.4%
State:

11.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

12.9%
Alabama:

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

26.9%
State:

24.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

19.4%
Alabama:

18.6%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

0.247%
State:

0.715%

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

Bronchitis and Asthma with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,771
State:

$20,246
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,734
State:

$5,159
Number of discharges: 35
This Hospital:

2.95%
State:

0.59%
Bronchitis and Asthma without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$7,594
State:

$12,821
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,450
State:

$3,841
Number of discharges: 30
This Hospital:

2.53%
Alabama:

0.41%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,863
Alabama:

$18,994
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,526
Alabama:

$4,889
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

1.85%
Alabama:

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

$5,941
Alabama:

$12,929
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,090
Alabama:

$3,356
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

1.26%
State:

1.61%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,179
Alabama:

$17,387
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,834
State:

$4,978
Number of discharges: 87
Here:

7.32%
Alabama:

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

$11,547
State:

$20,856
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,785
State:

$5,672
Number of discharges: 109
Here:

9.18%
State:

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

$14,539
Alabama:

$25,354
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,609
State:

$6,832
Number of discharges: 84
Here:

7.07%
Alabama:

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

$8,933
State:

$15,265
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,101
Alabama:

$4,282
Number of discharges: 103
This Hospital:

8.67%
State:

2.25%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,580
State:

$19,168
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,837
State:

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

1.01%
Alabama:

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

$8,407
State:

$17,880
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,071
Alabama:

$4,242
Number of discharges: 113
This Hospital:

9.51%
Alabama:

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

$8,890
Alabama:

$23,715
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,365
Alabama:

$5,864
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.18%
Alabama:

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

$11,727
Alabama:

$21,263
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,698
State:

$5,914
Number of discharges: 30
Here:

2.53%
State:

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

$17,009
State:

$35,015
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,755
State:

$8,684
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.01%
Alabama:

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

$7,751
Alabama:

$14,522
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,916
State:

$3,946
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.35%
Alabama:

1.40%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$33,467
Alabama:

$43,657
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,324
State:

$10,470
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.18%
Alabama:

1.17%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,263
State:

$27,350
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,470
Alabama:

$6,691
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

1.85%
State:

1.69%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,835
State:

$26,664
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,826
Alabama:

$6,951
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.68%
State:

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

$8,919
State:

$17,029
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,443
Alabama:

$4,494
Number of discharges: 66
This Hospital:

5.56%
Alabama:

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

$36,900
Alabama:

$49,659
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,938
State:

$11,709
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.77%
State:

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

$7,473
Alabama:

$14,844
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,924
Alabama:

$4,068
Number of discharges: 30
This Hospital:

2.53%
Alabama:

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

$17,351
State:

$34,075
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,603
Alabama:

$7,589
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

1.43%
Alabama:

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

$13,422
Alabama:

$27,322
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,108
Alabama:

$6,236
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.18%
State:

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

$11,008
State:

$17,226
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,503
Alabama:

$4,671
Number of discharges: 36
This Hospital:

3.03%
Alabama:

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

$32,019
Alabama:

$37,145
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,270
Alabama:

$8,688
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

1.26%
Alabama:

0.69%
Signs and Symptoms without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,670
Alabama:

$14,866
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,858
State:

$4,004
Number of discharges: 30
Here:

2.53%
State:

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

$13,153
State:

$24,297
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,657
State:

$5,893
Number of discharges: 129
This Hospital:

10.86%
State:

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

$21,437
Alabama:

$37,673
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,287
State:

$8,521
Number of discharges: 42
Here:

3.54%
Alabama:

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

$8,787
State:

$16,519
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,090
State:

$4,182
Number of discharges: 39
This Hospital:

3.28%
Alabama:

1.41%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,693
Alabama:

$20,203
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,148
Alabama:

$4,263
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.93%
State:

0.98%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

0.040%
Alabama:

0.208%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
Here:

7.000%
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:

6%
State:

6%
Usually
Here:

18%
State:

15%
Always
Here:

76%
Alabama:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

3%
Alabama:

3%
Usually
This Hospital:

11%
Alabama:

11%
Always
Here:

86%
Alabama:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

9%
Alabama:

12%
Usually
Here:

23%
State:

22%
Always
Here:

68%
Alabama:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

8%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

23%
Alabama:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

69%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

20%
State:

19%
Usually
Here:

21%
Alabama:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

59%
Alabama:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

18%
Alabama:

11%
Usually
Here:

21%
Alabama:

19%
Always
Here:

61%
State:

70%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

6%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
Here:

26%
State:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

68%
State:

70%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

78%
State:

81%
No
This Hospital:

22%
Alabama:

19%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

9%
Alabama:

8%
7 or 8
Here:

30%
State:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

61%
Alabama:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

5%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

39%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

56%
Alabama:

70%

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