CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER-LINCOLN - LINCOLNTON, NC

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Hospital moved to 433 McAlister Rd, Lincolnton, NC 28092-4147 (980) 212-2000

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Addresss:
433 MCALISTER RD
LINCOLNTON, NC, 28092
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (980) 212-2000

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

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Registered Professional Nurses : 4.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 475.00
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 4.00
Occupational Therapists : 1.00
Registered Pharmacists : 4.00
Respiratory Therapists : 0.25
Physicians : 9.00
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 110
Total Certified: 110

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Outpatient 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: 30%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

4%
Usually
Here:

16%
State:

16%
Always
Here:

79%
State:

80%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

3%
North Carolina:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

14%
North Carolina:

13%
Always
This Hospital:

83%
North Carolina:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

9%
State:

9%
Usually
Here:

22%
State:

24%
Always
Here:

69%
State:

67%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
State:

7%
Usually
Here:

24%
State:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

71%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

15%
State:

19%
Usually
Here:

19%
State:

16%
Always
Here:

66%
North Carolina:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
North Carolina:

10%
Usually
This Hospital:

16%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

77%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
North Carolina:

9%
Usually
Here:

24%
North Carolina:

28%
Always
This Hospital:

72%
State:

63%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

86%
North Carolina:

84%
No
This Hospital:

14%
North Carolina:

16%

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

6 or lower
Here:

7%
State:

7%
7 or 8
Here:

19%
North Carolina:

23%
9 or 10
Here:

74%
North Carolina:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

6%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

24%
North Carolina:

24%
Yes, definitely
Here:

70%
State:

71%

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

Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$30,877
State:

$31,268
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,957
North Carolina:

$12,140
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

1.09%
State:

1.10%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,558
North Carolina:

$14,669
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,007
State:

$5,810
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

1.25%
North Carolina:

1.66%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$26,699
North Carolina:

$22,422
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,419
State:

$8,780
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.67%
North Carolina:

1.07%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,367
North Carolina:

$10,855
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,435
North Carolina:

$3,934
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

1.17%
State:

1.74%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$22,197
State:

$13,979
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,082
North Carolina:

$5,681
Number of discharges: 40
Here:

3.34%
State:

1.56%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,029
North Carolina:

$16,598
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,781
State:

$6,474
Number of discharges: 55
Here:

4.60%
State:

1.95%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$27,948
North Carolina:

$20,025
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,738
State:

$7,977
Number of discharges: 35
Here:

2.93%
State:

2.12%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,877
North Carolina:

$13,090
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,040
North Carolina:

$4,841
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.42%
State:

1.35%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,506
North Carolina:

$14,802
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,464
State:

$5,742
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.34%
North Carolina:

0.86%
Disorders of Pancreas Except Malignancy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$29,663
State:

$18,942
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,691
State:

$7,209
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.67%
State:

0.34%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,675
State:

$14,805
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,446
State:

$5,010
Number of discharges: 50
Here:

4.18%
State:

3.29%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,714
State:

$17,587
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,004
State:

$6,877
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

3.18%
North Carolina:

2.04%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,298
North Carolina:

$16,617
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,048
State:

$6,986
Number of discharges: 60
Here:

5.02%
State:

3.07%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$36,063
State:

$23,957
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,386
North Carolina:

$10,019
Number of discharges: 68
Here:

5.69%
State:

3.02%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,144
State:

$12,262
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,071
North Carolina:

$4,640
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.51%
State:

1.14%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$49,035
State:

$36,549
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,906
State:

$12,287
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

1.42%
North Carolina:

1.15%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$63,312
State:

$51,964
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$18,320
State:

$20,393
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.92%
North Carolina:

0.31%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$22,430
North Carolina:

$21,044
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,870
State:

$7,833
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

1.25%
State:

1.70%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$36,871
North Carolina:

$33,640
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,635
North Carolina:

$13,385
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.92%
North Carolina:

1.01%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$25,428
State:

$19,339
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,082
State:

$8,154
Number of discharges: 34
This Hospital:

2.84%
State:

1.09%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,140
North Carolina:

$14,052
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,796
State:

$5,326
Number of discharges: 36
Here:

3.01%
North Carolina:

2.46%
Major Gastrointestinal Disorders and Peritoneal Infections with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,038
North Carolina:

$19,451
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,573
State:

$9,005
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.00%
North Carolina:

0.36%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$52,411
State:

$42,293
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,759
North Carolina:

$13,554
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

2.42%
North Carolina:

6.15%
Medical Back Problems without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,009
State:

$16,502
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,546
State:

$5,833
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.92%
North Carolina:

0.66%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,379
North Carolina:

$13,158
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,225
North Carolina:

$4,790
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

1.92%
State:

1.96%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$26,019
North Carolina:

$25,574
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,840
North Carolina:

$10,443
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.17%
North Carolina:

0.35%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$27,098
North Carolina:

$21,562
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,168
North Carolina:

$8,579
Number of discharges: 60
This Hospital:

5.02%
State:

1.96%
Pulmonary Embolism without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$23,041
State:

$18,944
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,788
State:

$7,213
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.92%
State:

0.57%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,979
State:

$14,717
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,155
State:

$5,673
Number of discharges: 25
Here:

2.09%
State:

1.29%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,338
State:

$16,705
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,000
State:

$6,949
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

3.18%
North Carolina:

2.38%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$29,998
State:

$26,632
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,436
North Carolina:

$11,435
Number of discharges: 47
Here:

3.93%
North Carolina:

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

$24,510
State:

$22,947
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,069
North Carolina:

$9,860
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.00%
State:

0.84%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$41,721
North Carolina:

$30,856
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,502
North Carolina:

$13,291
Number of discharges: 31
This Hospital:

2.59%
North Carolina:

1.35%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$36,483
North Carolina:

$32,059
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,213
North Carolina:

$12,838
Number of discharges: 144
Here:

12.04%
North Carolina:

5.09%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$25,553
North Carolina:

$19,865
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,881
North Carolina:

$7,684
Number of discharges: 37
This Hospital:

3.09%
State:

1.78%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$25,354
North Carolina:

$17,495
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,042
State:

$6,811
Number of discharges: 34
This Hospital:

2.84%
North Carolina:

2.26%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$27,735
State:

$25,424
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,654
State:

$9,800
Number of discharges: 43
This Hospital:

3.60%
North Carolina:

2.12%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,787
North Carolina:

$13,441
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,407
North Carolina:

$4,784
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.92%
State:

0.79%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$23,081
North Carolina:

$14,967
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,333
North Carolina:

$4,973
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.92%
State:

1.63%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

0.952%
North Carolina:

0.641%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
This Hospital:

0.317%
State:

0.418%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
Here:

0.952%
State:

0.553%
Severe pressure sores (bed sores)
This Hospital:

0.635%
State:

0.266%
Signs of Uncontrolled Blood Sugar
This Hospital:

0.317%
North Carolina:

0.124%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.4%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
Here:

6
State:

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

42
North Carolina:

49
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
Here:

97.0%
North Carolina:

96.2%

Heart Failure

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

99.0%
North Carolina:

99.5%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

100.0%
North Carolina:

97.3%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

96.0%
North Carolina:

93.8%
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:

93.0%
State:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Hospital:

99.0%
North Carolina:

96.7%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
This Hospital:

91.0%
State:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

95.0%
State:

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

94.0%
North Carolina:

97.2%

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%
North Carolina:

98.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

91.0%
State:

97.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
Here:

93.0%
North Carolina:

99.0%
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%
State:

97.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

95.0%
State:

98.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

100.0%
North Carolina:

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

98.0%
North Carolina:

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

97.0%
State:

97.6%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
Here:

92.0%
State:

97.7%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
Here:

100.0%
State:

96.7%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
Here:

100.0%
North Carolina:

99.8%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

14.3%
North Carolina:

15.2%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

11.4%
State:

11.5%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

9.9%
State:

12.5%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

18.9%
State:

19.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

25.4%
North Carolina:

24.1%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

18.2%
State:

18.8%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

36.000%
State:

33.381%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
Here:

9.600%
North Carolina:

8.387%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.033%
North Carolina:

0.085%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.043%
State:

0.026%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
This Hospital:

1.500%
North Carolina:

5.566%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
This Hospital:

3.100%
State:

2.465%

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