ST LUKES HOSPITAL - COLUMBUS, NC

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Addresss:
101 HOSPITAL DRIVE
COLUMBUS, NC, 28722
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (828) 894-3311

Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Services: Yes

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 12.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 13.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 165.00
Dieticians : 1.00
Occupational Therapists : 1.00
Registered Pharmacists : 2.00
Respiratory Therapists : 3.00
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 1.00
Medical Social Workers : 2.00
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 8.00
Nuclear Medicine Technicians : 1.00
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 6.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 35
Total Certified: 35
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 10

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
CT Scanner Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dedicated Emergency Department Services
Dental Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripter Services
Geriatric Psychiatric Services
Gerontological Specialty Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Opthalmic Surgery Services
Organ Transplant Services
Orthopedic Surgery Services
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Psychiatric Services
Reconstructive Surgery Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services
Therapeutic Radiology 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:

26.300%
State:

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

7.600%
North Carolina:

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

0.143%
State:

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

0.255%
State:

0.026%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 40%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
North Carolina:

4%
Usually
Here:

16%
North Carolina:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

79%
State:

80%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
North Carolina:

4%
Usually
Here:

11%
North Carolina:

13%
Always
Here:

85%
North Carolina:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

6%
North Carolina:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
State:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

75%
North Carolina:

67%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
State:

7%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
North Carolina:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

73%
North Carolina:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

19%
State:

19%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
North Carolina:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

64%
State:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

10%
North Carolina:

10%
Usually
Here:

18%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

72%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

11%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

31%
State:

28%
Always
This Hospital:

58%
State:

63%

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

Yes
Here:

85%
State:

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
Here:

7%
North Carolina:

7%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

22%
State:

23%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

71%
North Carolina:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

4%
North Carolina:

5%
Yes, probably
Here:

22%
State:

24%
Yes, definitely
Here:

74%
North Carolina:

71%

Process of Care

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
North Carolina:

99.5%

Pneumonia

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

98.0%
State:

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

97.0%
State:

96.7%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

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

92.0%
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
Here:

98.0%
State:

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

99.0%
North Carolina:

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

100.0%
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:

95.0%
State:

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

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
This Hospital:

100.0%
North Carolina:

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

96.0%
State:

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

100.0%
North Carolina:

97.6%
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 Failure
Here:

13.6%
State:

11.5%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

14.0%
State:

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

24.6%
North Carolina:

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

16.6%
North Carolina:

18.8%

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