MURPHY MEDICAL CENTER INC - MURPHY, NC

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Addresss:
3990 EAST US HIGHWAY 64 ALT
MURPHY, NC, 28906
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (828) 837-8161

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

Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 22.60
Registered Professional Nurses : 71.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 225.30
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 4.00
Dieticians : 1.10
Occupational Therapists : 1.00
Physical Therapists : 3.00
Registered Pharmacists : 3.50
Respiratory Therapists : 5.00
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 2.00
Physicians : 6.50
Medical Social Workers : 2.00
Physician Assistants : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 50
Total Certified: 50

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services

Use of Medical Imaging

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

40.400%
North Carolina:

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

5.900%
State:

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

0.199%
North Carolina:

0.085%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
This Hospital:

6.000%
North Carolina:

5.566%

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
This Hospital:

4%
State:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

14%
North Carolina:

16%
Always
Here:

82%
North Carolina:

80%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

2%
State:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

15%
State:

13%
Always
This Hospital:

83%
State:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

9%
Usually
Here:

25%
North Carolina:

24%
Always
Here:

70%
North Carolina:

67%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
North Carolina:

7%
Usually
Here:

21%
North Carolina:

22%
Always
Here:

74%
North Carolina:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

16%
State:

19%
Usually
Here:

17%
State:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

67%
North Carolina:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

9%
North Carolina:

10%
Usually
Here:

18%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

73%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

12%
North Carolina:

9%
Usually
Here:

32%
North Carolina:

28%
Always
This Hospital:

56%
State:

63%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

85%
North Carolina:

84%
No
This Hospital:

15%
State:

16%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

8%
North Carolina:

7%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

22%
State:

23%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

70%
North Carolina:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

4%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

26%
North Carolina:

24%
Yes, definitely
Here:

70%
State:

71%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

100.0%
North Carolina:

99.4%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
This Hospital:

100.0%
North Carolina:

99.5%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.5%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
This Hospital:

4
North Carolina:

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

95.0%
State:

96.2%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
Here:

79.0%
State:

98.3%

Heart Failure

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

97.0%
North Carolina:

99.5%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

81.0%
State:

93.8%

Pneumonia

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

95.0%
North Carolina:

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

97.0%
State:

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

100.0%
North Carolina:

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

86.0%
North Carolina:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

97.0%
State:

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

95.0%
State:

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:

97.0%
North Carolina:

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

95.0%
North Carolina:

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

92.0%
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
This Hospital:

97.0%
State:

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

97.0%
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:

99.0%
North Carolina:

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

89.0%
State:

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

91.0%
North Carolina:

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

100.0%
State:

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

90.0%
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:

14.9%
State:

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

12.0%
State:

11.5%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

12.5%
State:

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

18.3%
North Carolina:

19.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

25.3%
North Carolina:

24.1%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

18.2%
North Carolina:

18.8%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

1.129%
North Carolina:

0.641%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
Here:

1.881%
State:

0.553%
Severe pressure sores (bed sores)
Here:

0.752%
State:

0.266%

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

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

$15,763
North Carolina:

$31,268
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,842
North Carolina:

$12,140
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

2.27%
North Carolina:

1.10%
Atherosclerosis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,078
State:

$11,840
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,429
State:

$4,012
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

2.13%
State:

0.57%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,609
State:

$14,669
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,841
North Carolina:

$5,810
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

2.70%
State:

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

$14,987
State:

$22,422
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,680
North Carolina:

$8,780
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.70%
State:

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

$9,719
State:

$10,855
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,345
North Carolina:

$3,934
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.56%
State:

1.74%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,763
State:

$16,598
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,693
North Carolina:

$6,474
Number of discharges: 28
Here:

3.98%
State:

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

$15,262
State:

$20,025
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,548
North Carolina:

$7,977
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

1.85%
State:

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

$8,094
North Carolina:

$13,090
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,238
North Carolina:

$4,841
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

1.85%
North Carolina:

1.35%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,083
North Carolina:

$14,805
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,300
State:

$5,010
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

4.12%
State:

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

$12,544
State:

$17,587
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,771
State:

$6,877
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

3.55%
State:

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

$11,808
State:

$16,617
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,090
North Carolina:

$6,986
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.70%
North Carolina:

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

$19,585
North Carolina:

$23,957
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,454
North Carolina:

$10,019
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

2.41%
North Carolina:

3.02%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$28,972
State:

$36,549
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,873
State:

$12,287
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

2.13%
North Carolina:

1.15%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,397
State:

$14,052
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,479
North Carolina:

$5,326
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

1.99%
State:

2.46%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$29,180
State:

$42,293
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,820
State:

$13,554
Number of discharges: 65
This Hospital:

9.23%
North Carolina:

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

$11,476
State:

$16,502
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,875
State:

$5,833
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.70%
North Carolina:

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

$8,212
North Carolina:

$13,158
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,098
State:

$4,790
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

2.84%
State:

1.96%
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Diagnoses with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,140
State:

$25,965
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,260
North Carolina:

$11,967
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

2.70%
North Carolina:

0.39%
Peripheral Vascular Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,393
State:

$16,496
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,816
North Carolina:

$6,846
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.56%
State:

0.47%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,478
North Carolina:

$21,562
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,431
State:

$8,579
Number of discharges: 69
This Hospital:

9.80%
North Carolina:

1.96%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,972
State:

$16,705
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,059
State:

$6,949
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

4.12%
State:

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

$14,294
North Carolina:

$26,632
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,101
State:

$11,435
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

2.13%
North Carolina:

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

$18,459
North Carolina:

$22,947
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,357
North Carolina:

$9,860
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

2.13%
State:

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

$22,659
North Carolina:

$30,856
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,682
North Carolina:

$13,291
Number of discharges: 59
Here:

8.38%
State:

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

$20,321
North Carolina:

$32,059
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,628
State:

$12,838
Number of discharges: 88
Here:

12.50%
State:

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

$11,836
State:

$19,865
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,562
State:

$7,684
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

2.41%
North Carolina:

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

$9,867
North Carolina:

$17,495
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,646
North Carolina:

$6,811
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

2.84%
State:

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

$16,233
North Carolina:

$25,424
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,427
North Carolina:

$9,800
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

3.69%
State:

2.12%

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