MEDICAL WEST, AN AFFILIATE OF UAB HEALTH SYSTEM - BESSEMER, AL

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Addresss:
995 9TH AVENUE SOUTHWEST
BESSEMER, AL, 35021
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (205) 481-7000

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Other
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Rehabilitation Units

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 30.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 183.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 570.00
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 9.80
Dieticians : 4.50
Occupational Therapists : 4.55
Physical Therapists : 10.76
Registered Pharmacists : 12.80
Respiratory Therapists : 12.00
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 2.00
Medical Social Workers : 6.00
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 5.00
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 18.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 300
Total Certified: 300
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 15
Rehabilitation Unit Beds: 26

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Acute Renal Dialysis Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
CT Scanner Services
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Services
Chemotherapy Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dedicated Emergency Department Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Psychiatric Services
Emergency Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
ICU - Surgical Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
Neonatal Nursery Services
Neurosurgical Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Opthalmic Surgery Services
Organ Bank Services
Orthopedic Surgery Services
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Psychiatric Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

95.0%
Alabama:

99.2%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
Here:

92.0%
Alabama:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

92.0%
State:

98.2%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
Here:

92.0%
State:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.9%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
This Hospital:

10
Alabama:

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

99.0%
Alabama:

97.2%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
Here:

83.0%
Alabama:

97.3%

Heart Failure

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

98.0%
Alabama:

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

91.0%
Alabama:

97.1%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

86.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

99.7%

Pneumonia

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

98.0%
State:

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

98.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

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

91.0%
State:

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

96.0%
State:

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

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
Here:

96.0%
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:

98.0%
State:

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:

96.0%
State:

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

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:

98.0%
Alabama:

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

98.0%
State:

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

78.0%
State:

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

89.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

99.9%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

15.3%
State:

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

11.4%
Alabama:

11.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

12.1%
Alabama:

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

20.6%
Alabama:

19.7%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

23.8%
Alabama:

24.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

20.3%
State:

18.6%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

47.200%
Alabama:

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

8.700%
State:

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

0.059%
Alabama:

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

9.100%
State:

6.875%

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

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

$19,682
Alabama:

$30,868
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,200
State:

$6,910
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.11%
State:

0.42%
Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$36,780
Alabama:

$44,327
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,869
Alabama:

$10,733
Number of discharges: 48
Here:

3.14%
State:

0.72%
Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,919
Alabama:

$25,511
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,272
State:

$4,746
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.85%
Alabama:

0.29%
Bronchitis and Asthma with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,503
Alabama:

$20,246
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,692
State:

$5,159
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.92%
State:

0.59%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,865
State:

$18,994
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,675
State:

$4,889
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.31%
State:

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

$30,095
Alabama:

$28,888
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,154
Alabama:

$7,187
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.18%
Alabama:

0.79%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,063
Alabama:

$12,929
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,182
State:

$3,356
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.78%
Alabama:

1.61%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,559
Alabama:

$17,387
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,617
Alabama:

$4,978
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

1.37%
State:

1.97%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,490
Alabama:

$14,969
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,079
Alabama:

$3,290
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

2.49%
Alabama:

1.58%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,575
State:

$20,856
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,064
Alabama:

$5,672
Number of discharges: 27
This Hospital:

1.77%
Alabama:

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

$28,406
Alabama:

$25,354
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,007
State:

$6,832
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.05%
State:

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

$16,140
State:

$15,265
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,158
State:

$4,282
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.05%
Alabama:

2.25%
Circulatory Disorders Except Acute Myocardial Infarction, with Card Cath with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$33,870
Alabama:

$50,667
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,327
State:

$12,733
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.85%
Alabama:

0.43%
Circulatory Disorders Except Acute Myocardial Infarction, with Card Cath without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$22,271
Alabama:

$30,801
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,993
State:

$6,349
Number of discharges: 54
Here:

3.53%
State:

2.16%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,199
Alabama:

$19,168
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,359
State:

$4,852
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.05%
Alabama:

0.68%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$30,653
Alabama:

$31,381
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,009
Alabama:

$6,930
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

0.98%
Alabama:

0.54%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,218
State:

$17,880
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,042
State:

$4,242
Number of discharges: 80
This Hospital:

5.23%
State:

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

$18,721
Alabama:

$23,715
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,621
State:

$5,864
Number of discharges: 59
Here:

3.86%
State:

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

$28,440
Alabama:

$42,426
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,108
Alabama:

$10,354
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.78%
State:

0.59%
G.I. Obstruction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,177
State:

$22,804
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,310
Alabama:

$5,453
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.05%
State:

0.66%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,450
Alabama:

$21,263
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,582
State:

$5,914
Number of discharges: 28
Here:

1.83%
State:

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

$30,875
Alabama:

$35,015
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,286
State:

$8,684
Number of discharges: 62
This Hospital:

4.05%
Alabama:

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

$18,326
State:

$14,522
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,816
State:

$3,946
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.72%
Alabama:

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

$37,954
State:

$43,657
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,216
State:

$10,470
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

1.57%
Alabama:

1.17%
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases with O.R. Procedure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$93,594
Alabama:

$141,259
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$32,192
State:

$33,156
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.05%
Alabama:

0.37%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$21,539
Alabama:

$27,350
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,220
State:

$6,691
Number of discharges: 29
Here:

1.90%
State:

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

$35,844
State:

$45,562
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,206
State:

$11,295
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.92%
Alabama:

0.89%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$21,014
Alabama:

$26,664
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,785
State:

$6,951
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

1.11%
State:

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

$16,684
State:

$17,029
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,312
State:

$4,494
Number of discharges: 62
Here:

4.05%
Alabama:

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

$44,786
State:

$49,659
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,480
State:

$11,709
Number of discharges: 45
This Hospital:

2.94%
Alabama:

5.91%
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$54,576
Alabama:

$66,679
Average Total Payments
Here:

$14,514
State:

$15,273
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.31%
State:

0.70%
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$85,121
State:

$141,237
Average Total Payments
Here:

$29,645
Alabama:

$31,717
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

1.44%
State:

0.49%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,751
Alabama:

$14,844
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,856
State:

$4,068
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

1.44%
Alabama:

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

$28,949
Alabama:

$44,549
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,361
Alabama:

$11,495
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.72%
State:

0.54%
Other Digestive System Diagnoses with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,221
Alabama:

$26,896
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,535
State:

$5,937
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

1.37%
State:

0.54%
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Diagnoses with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$39,915
Alabama:

$37,568
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,941
State:

$9,920
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.92%
State:

0.32%
Peripheral Vascular Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$25,259
State:

$21,746
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,660
Alabama:

$5,783
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.11%
Alabama:

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

$13,517
State:

$15,820
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,816
Alabama:

$3,722
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.18%
Alabama:

0.52%
Psychoses
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,316
State:

$18,511
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,013
State:

$5,256
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.72%
State:

1.10%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$27,904
State:

$34,075
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,346
Alabama:

$7,589
Number of discharges: 80
Here:

5.23%
Alabama:

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

$16,690
Alabama:

$17,226
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,504
State:

$4,671
Number of discharges: 33
This Hospital:

2.16%
Alabama:

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

$17,972
Alabama:

$25,143
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,544
Alabama:

$6,001
Number of discharges: 34
Here:

2.22%
Alabama:

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

$32,771
State:

$39,805
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,062
Alabama:

$9,770
Number of discharges: 37
This Hospital:

2.42%
State:

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

$37,057
Alabama:

$37,145
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,037
Alabama:

$8,688
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.78%
Alabama:

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

$41,134
Alabama:

$51,215
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,325
Alabama:

$12,069
Number of discharges: 39
This Hospital:

2.55%
Alabama:

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

$49,203
Alabama:

$59,954
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,270
State:

$13,580
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

1.50%
Alabama:

0.92%
Seizures without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,800
Alabama:

$19,442
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,170
State:

$4,702
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.05%
Alabama:

0.67%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$47,249
State:

$47,447
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,950
Alabama:

$11,185
Number of discharges: 81
Here:

5.30%
State:

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

$25,583
State:

$26,316
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,287
Alabama:

$6,718
Number of discharges: 30
Here:

1.96%
Alabama:

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

$12,119
State:

$14,866
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,729
State:

$4,004
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.72%
Alabama:

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

$18,424
Alabama:

$24,297
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,698
State:

$5,893
Number of discharges: 30
This Hospital:

1.96%
State:

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

$34,265
State:

$37,673
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,480
State:

$8,521
Number of discharges: 55
This Hospital:

3.60%
Alabama:

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

$16,192
Alabama:

$16,519
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,956
Alabama:

$4,182
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.78%
Alabama:

1.41%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,254
Alabama:

$17,526
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,065
State:

$4,200
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

1.57%
Alabama:

1.68%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,018
Alabama:

$20,203
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,071
State:

$4,263
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

1.50%
State:

0.98%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

0.983%
State:

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

0.983%
State:

0.546%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
This Hospital:

1.376%
State:

0.953%

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:

9%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
Here:

20%
Alabama:

15%
Always
This Hospital:

71%
State:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

3%
State:

3%
Usually
Here:

13%
State:

11%
Always
This Hospital:

84%
Alabama:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

17%
State:

12%
Usually
Here:

27%
Alabama:

22%
Always
Here:

56%
State:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

9%
Alabama:

9%
Usually
Here:

22%
State:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

69%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

27%
Alabama:

19%
Usually
Here:

17%
Alabama:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

56%
Alabama:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

17%
State:

11%
Usually
Here:

22%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

61%
Alabama:

70%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

9%
State:

6%
Usually
Here:

26%
State:

24%
Always
Here:

65%
Alabama:

70%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

77%
Alabama:

81%
No
This Hospital:

23%
Alabama:

19%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

11%
Alabama:

8%
7 or 8
Here:

24%
State:

22%
9 or 10
Here:

65%
Alabama:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

8%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
Here:

27%
Alabama:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

65%
Alabama:

70%

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