UNIV OF SOUTH ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER - MOBILE, AL

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Addresss:
2451 FILLINGIM STREET
MOBILE, AL, 36617
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (251) 471-7110

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - State
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Psychiatric Units

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 48.50
Registered Professional Nurses : 266.15
Other Salaried Personnel : 599.92
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 30.00
Dieticians : 4.50
Occupational Therapists : 0.90
Physical Therapists : 2.00
Registered Pharmacists : 5.00
Respiratory Therapists : 24.00
Physicians : 10.00
Medical Social Workers : 7.00
Residents (Physicians) : 84.54

Number Of Beds
Total: 406
Total Certified: 406
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 40

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Acute Renal Dialysis Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Burn Care Unit Services
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
Neonatal Nursery Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Organ Bank Services
Organ Transplant Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit 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: 25%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

6%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
Here:

17%
State:

15%
Always
Here:

77%
Alabama:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

3%
State:

3%
Usually
Here:

14%
State:

11%
Always
This Hospital:

83%
State:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

14%
State:

12%
Usually
This Hospital:

22%
State:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

64%
State:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

22%
Alabama:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

70%
Alabama:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

20%
State:

19%
Usually
Here:

16%
Alabama:

16%
Always
Here:

64%
Alabama:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

12%
State:

11%
Usually
Here:

19%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

69%
Alabama:

70%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

9%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
Here:

22%
Alabama:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

69%
State:

70%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

83%
State:

81%
No
Here:

17%
Alabama:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

6%
Alabama:

8%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

20%
State:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

74%
State:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

4%
Alabama:

5%
Yes, probably
Here:

22%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
Here:

74%
State:

70%

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

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

$7,914
State:

$17,880
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,715
Alabama:

$4,242
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

10.50%
Alabama:

4.04%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,136
Alabama:

$27,350
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,479
Alabama:

$6,691
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

5.50%
State:

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

$15,506
State:

$45,562
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,533
State:

$11,295
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

6.50%
State:

0.89%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$6,128
State:

$17,029
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,388
State:

$4,494
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

6.50%
Alabama:

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

$35,078
Alabama:

$49,659
Average Total Payments
Here:

$16,692
State:

$11,709
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

5.50%
State:

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

$29,493
Alabama:

$66,679
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$19,138
Alabama:

$15,273
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

9.00%
State:

0.70%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,222
State:

$26,286
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,256
State:

$6,809
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

6.00%
Alabama:

0.74%
Other Circulatory System Diagnoses with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,441
State:

$44,549
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$15,469
Alabama:

$11,495
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

9.00%
Alabama:

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

$20,095
Alabama:

$66,418
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$24,175
State:

$19,089
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

9.50%
Alabama:

0.46%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,620
Alabama:

$17,226
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,458
Alabama:

$4,671
Number of discharges: 31
This Hospital:

15.50%
Alabama:

1.71%
Seizures without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,931
State:

$19,442
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,169
Alabama:

$4,702
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

6.50%
Alabama:

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

$23,290
State:

$47,447
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$15,309
Alabama:

$11,185
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

10.00%
State:

3.35%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

0.397%
State:

0.715%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
This Hospital:

0.793%
Alabama:

0.546%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
This Hospital:

4.758%
State:

0.953%
Signs of Uncontrolled Blood Sugar
Here:

0.397%
State:

0.209%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.2%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

99.9%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
This Hospital:

98.0%
State:

97.3%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

97.1%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

99.0%
State:

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
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:

100.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

95.0%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

96.5%

Surgery

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

97.0%
State:

98.9%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
This Hospital:

97.0%
Alabama:

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

97.0%
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
Here:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

97.8%
Percent of all Heart Surgery Patients whose blood sugar is kept under good control in the days right after surgery
This Hospital:

93.0%
Alabama:

95.6%
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%
State:

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

100.0%
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)
This Hospital:

98.0%
State:

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

98.0%
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%
State:

99.9%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

12.5%
State:

11.9%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

24.7%
Alabama:

24.3%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

0.204%
Alabama:

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

0.213%
Alabama:

0.046%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
Here:

5.200%
Alabama:

3.417%

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