MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER SOUTH - BOAZ, AL

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Addresss:
2505 U S HIGHWAY 431 NORTH
BOAZ, AL, 35957
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (256) 593-8310

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

Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 19.50
Registered Professional Nurses : 137.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 347.75
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 6.50
Dieticians : 1.00
Registered Pharmacists : 4.75
Respiratory Therapists : 12.00
Physicians : 1.00
Medical Social Workers : 2.50

Number Of Beds
Total: 150
Total Certified: 150

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
Inpatient Surgical 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
Psychiatric Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services
Therapeutic Radiology Services

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

8
State:

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

68
Alabama:

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

98.0%
Alabama:

97.2%

Heart Failure

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

94.0%
State:

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

95.0%
State:

97.1%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

82.0%
Alabama:

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
This Hospital:

99.0%
State:

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

94.0%
State:

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

98.0%
Alabama:

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

94.0%
Alabama:

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

94.0%
Alabama:

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

95.0%
State:

96.5%

Surgery

Percent of Surgery Patients given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection
Here:

97.0%
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%
Alabama:

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

99.0%
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
This Hospital:

97.0%
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
This Hospital:

100.0%
Alabama:

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

99.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
State:

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

95.0%
Alabama:

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

90.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

99.9%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

18.5%
State:

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

15.2%
State:

11.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

13.9%
State:

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

22.5%
State:

24.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

17.6%
Alabama:

18.6%

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

Atherosclerosis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,310
State:

$14,419
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,415
Alabama:

$3,776
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.92%
Alabama:

0.28%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,037
State:

$18,994
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,001
Alabama:

$4,889
Number of discharges: 34
This Hospital:

2.40%
Alabama:

1.38%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,263
Alabama:

$28,888
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,226
State:

$7,187
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.13%
State:

0.79%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,822
State:

$17,387
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,937
State:

$4,978
Number of discharges: 32
Here:

2.26%
Alabama:

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

$12,396
Alabama:

$20,856
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,860
State:

$5,672
Number of discharges: 66
Here:

4.65%
State:

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

$16,320
State:

$25,354
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,775
State:

$6,832
Number of discharges: 85
This Hospital:

5.99%
Alabama:

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

$9,893
Alabama:

$15,265
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,440
State:

$4,282
Number of discharges: 30
This Hospital:

2.11%
State:

2.25%
Circulatory Disorders Except Acute Myocardial Infarction, with Card Cath without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$23,756
Alabama:

$30,801
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,312
State:

$6,349
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

1.34%
State:

2.16%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,719
State:

$19,168
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,864
State:

$4,852
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.85%
Alabama:

0.68%
Disorders of Pancreas Except Malignancy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,285
State:

$24,207
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,385
State:

$5,958
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.78%
Alabama:

0.20%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,594
State:

$17,880
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,301
Alabama:

$4,242
Number of discharges: 56
This Hospital:

3.95%
Alabama:

4.04%
Extracranial Procedures without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,132
Alabama:

$29,855
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,788
Alabama:

$5,857
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.99%
State:

0.62%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,614
State:

$23,715
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,934
Alabama:

$5,864
Number of discharges: 43
Here:

3.03%
Alabama:

2.02%
G.I. Obstruction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,466
Alabama:

$22,804
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,318
Alabama:

$5,453
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

1.20%
State:

0.66%
G.I. Obstruction without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$7,359
Alabama:

$16,107
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,723
Alabama:

$3,888
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.13%
State:

0.39%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,111
Alabama:

$21,263
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,825
State:

$5,914
Number of discharges: 54
Here:

3.81%
State:

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

$23,328
State:

$35,015
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,430
State:

$8,684
Number of discharges: 35
This Hospital:

2.47%
State:

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

$10,107
Alabama:

$14,522
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,056
State:

$3,946
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.13%
Alabama:

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

$21,420
Alabama:

$43,657
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,703
State:

$10,470
Number of discharges: 28
This Hospital:

1.97%
State:

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

$16,930
Alabama:

$27,350
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,384
Alabama:

$6,691
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

1.62%
Alabama:

1.69%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$22,946
Alabama:

$45,562
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,562
Alabama:

$11,295
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.92%
Alabama:

0.89%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,170
State:

$22,401
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,691
State:

$4,740
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.78%
Alabama:

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

$16,579
Alabama:

$26,664
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,597
Alabama:

$6,951
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

1.69%
Alabama:

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

$11,507
Alabama:

$17,029
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,658
State:

$4,494
Number of discharges: 54
This Hospital:

3.81%
State:

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

$19,605
Alabama:

$47,070
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,935
Alabama:

$9,624
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

1.06%
Alabama:

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

$31,340
Alabama:

$49,659
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,906
Alabama:

$11,709
Number of discharges: 64
Here:

4.51%
Alabama:

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

$7,785
Alabama:

$14,844
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,987
State:

$4,068
Number of discharges: 40
Here:

2.82%
Alabama:

2.46%
Other Circulatory System Diagnoses with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,562
Alabama:

$27,761
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,408
State:

$6,374
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.78%
Alabama:

0.21%
Other Digestive System Diagnoses with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,517
State:

$26,896
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,812
Alabama:

$5,937
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.20%
Alabama:

0.54%
Other Vascular Procedures with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$38,748
State:

$59,371
Average Total Payments
Here:

$14,054
Alabama:

$13,986
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.78%
Alabama:

0.56%
Other Vascular Procedures without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$25,858
State:

$42,077
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,918
State:

$9,545
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.78%
State:

0.50%
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures with Drug-Eluting Stent without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$46,095
State:

$61,973
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,518
Alabama:

$11,232
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

1.55%
State:

1.53%
Peripheral Vascular Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,176
State:

$21,746
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,461
State:

$5,783
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.13%
State:

0.51%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$4,974
Alabama:

$15,820
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,627
State:

$3,722
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.13%
Alabama:

0.52%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,397
State:

$34,075
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,274
Alabama:

$7,589
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

2.68%
State:

1.46%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,610
State:

$17,226
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,992
Alabama:

$4,671
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

1.83%
Alabama:

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

$10,820
State:

$25,143
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,812
State:

$6,001
Number of discharges: 49
This Hospital:

3.45%
Alabama:

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

$13,047
Alabama:

$39,805
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,271
Alabama:

$9,770
Number of discharges: 30
This Hospital:

2.11%
Alabama:

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

$16,967
Alabama:

$37,145
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,004
Alabama:

$8,688
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

2.04%
Alabama:

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

$23,464
State:

$51,215
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,367
State:

$12,069
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.27%
State:

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

$45,064
Alabama:

$59,954
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,457
State:

$13,580
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

1.76%
State:

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

$26,057
State:

$47,447
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,797
State:

$11,185
Number of discharges: 44
This Hospital:

3.10%
State:

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

$14,409
Alabama:

$26,316
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,070
State:

$6,718
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.13%
State:

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

$9,381
Alabama:

$14,866
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,919
Alabama:

$4,004
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.78%
State:

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

$14,732
State:

$24,297
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,132
State:

$5,893
Number of discharges: 66
Here:

4.65%
Alabama:

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

$19,381
State:

$37,673
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,305
State:

$8,521
Number of discharges: 57
This Hospital:

4.02%
State:

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

$10,863
Alabama:

$16,519
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,020
State:

$4,182
Number of discharges: 23
This Hospital:

1.62%
Alabama:

1.41%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,927
Alabama:

$17,526
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,290
Alabama:

$4,200
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

1.83%
State:

1.68%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,260
Alabama:

$20,203
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,273
Alabama:

$4,263
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.13%
State:

0.98%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

0.212%
State:

0.715%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
Here:

0.212%
State:

0.546%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 38%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
Here:

15%
State:

15%
Always
This Hospital:

81%
Alabama:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

1%
Alabama:

3%
Usually
Here:

11%
Alabama:

11%
Always
This Hospital:

88%
Alabama:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

12%
Alabama:

12%
Usually
Here:

24%
State:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

64%
State:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

20%
Alabama:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

75%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

12%
Alabama:

19%
Usually
Here:

16%
State:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

72%
Alabama:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
State:

11%
Usually
Here:

19%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

73%
Alabama:

70%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
Here:

23%
Alabama:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

73%
Alabama:

70%

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

Yes
Here:

84%
Alabama:

81%
No
Here:

16%
State:

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
This Hospital:

15%
Alabama:

22%
9 or 10
Here:

79%
Alabama:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

3%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

26%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

71%
State:

70%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

30.200%
Alabama:

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

2.400%
Alabama:

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

0.081%
Alabama:

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

0.134%
Alabama:

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

7.400%
Alabama:

6.875%

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