WALKER BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER - JASPER, AL

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Addresss:
3400 HIGHWAY 78 EAST
JASPER, AL, 35502
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (205) 387-4000

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

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 24.75
Registered Professional Nurses : 145.25
Other Salaried Personnel : 290.75
Dieticians : 2.00
Occupational Therapists : 1.00
Physical Therapists : 1.00
Registered Pharmacists : 4.00
Respiratory Therapists : 7.00
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 3.75
Nuclear Medicine Technicians : 3.00
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 12.00
Nurse Practitioners: 2.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 267
Total Certified: 267
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 40

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Alcohol And/Or Drug Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
CT Scanner Services
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Services
Chemotherapy Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripter Services
Home Health Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
Neonatal Nursery Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Orthopedic Surgery Services
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Positron Emission Tomography (Pet) Scan Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Psychiatric Services
Respiratory Care Services
Speech Pathology Services
Therapeutic Radiology Services

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

100.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

99.9%
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

97.2%
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival
Here:

93
Alabama:

84
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
Here:

98.0%
Alabama:

97.3%
Median Time to Fibrinolysis
This Hospital:

22
Alabama:

23

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
State:

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
This Hospital:

100.0%
Alabama:

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
This Hospital:

100.0%
Alabama:

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

99.0%
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:

100.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
Alabama:

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:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
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:

100.0%
Alabama:

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

100.0%
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:

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)
Here:

99.0%
State:

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

97.0%
State:

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 Attack
Here:

17.0%
Alabama:

16.0%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

10.8%
Alabama:

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

11.9%
Alabama:

12.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

18.8%
State:

19.7%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

22.8%
State:

24.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

16.7%
State:

18.6%

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

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

$35,261
Alabama:

$44,327
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,650
Alabama:

$10,733
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

0.96%
Alabama:

0.72%
Atherosclerosis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,888
State:

$14,419
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,335
Alabama:

$3,776
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

1.30%
State:

0.28%
Bronchitis and Asthma with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,761
Alabama:

$20,246
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,819
Alabama:

$5,159
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

1.35%
State:

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

$18,371
State:

$18,994
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,690
Alabama:

$4,889
Number of discharges: 30
Here:

1.69%
State:

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

$28,507
State:

$28,888
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,058
Alabama:

$7,187
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.19%
State:

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

$14,670
Alabama:

$12,929
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,327
State:

$3,356
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

0.90%
Alabama:

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

$19,880
State:

$17,387
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,087
Alabama:

$4,978
Number of discharges: 40
This Hospital:

2.26%
Alabama:

1.97%
Cervical Spinal Fusion without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$31,815
Alabama:

$42,284
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,612
State:

$11,496
Number of discharges: 31
This Hospital:

1.75%
Alabama:

0.76%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,939
State:

$14,969
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,145
State:

$3,290
Number of discharges: 45
Here:

2.54%
Alabama:

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

$21,402
State:

$20,856
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,523
Alabama:

$5,672
Number of discharges: 85
This Hospital:

4.80%
Alabama:

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

$25,147
State:

$25,354
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,774
Alabama:

$6,832
Number of discharges: 62
Here:

3.50%
Alabama:

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

$17,667
Alabama:

$15,265
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,151
State:

$4,282
Number of discharges: 62
This Hospital:

3.50%
Alabama:

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

$34,832
State:

$30,801
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,077
State:

$6,349
Number of discharges: 34
This Hospital:

1.92%
State:

2.16%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,361
State:

$19,168
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,632
State:

$4,852
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.13%
Alabama:

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

$23,422
State:

$24,207
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,771
State:

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

0.62%
State:

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

$20,259
Alabama:

$17,880
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,238
State:

$4,242
Number of discharges: 50
This Hospital:

2.82%
Alabama:

4.04%
Fractures of Hip and Pelvis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,945
State:

$16,733
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,856
State:

$3,992
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.13%
Alabama:

0.23%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,670
State:

$23,715
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,962
State:

$5,864
Number of discharges: 41
This Hospital:

2.31%
Alabama:

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

$35,712
Alabama:

$42,426
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,034
State:

$10,354
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.73%
State:

0.59%
G.I. Hemorrhage without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$22,921
State:

$17,884
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,739
State:

$4,244
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

0.85%
Alabama:

0.56%
G.I. Obstruction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$21,929
Alabama:

$22,804
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,215
Alabama:

$5,453
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.13%
Alabama:

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

$25,203
State:

$21,263
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,828
State:

$5,914
Number of discharges: 68
Here:

3.84%
State:

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

$37,406
State:

$35,015
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,835
Alabama:

$8,684
Number of discharges: 43
This Hospital:

2.43%
Alabama:

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

$20,557
Alabama:

$14,522
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,920
State:

$3,946
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.68%
State:

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

$44,730
Alabama:

$43,657
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,776
State:

$10,470
Number of discharges: 31
Here:

1.75%
Alabama:

1.17%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$64,439
State:

$60,977
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$17,046
Alabama:

$17,188
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.68%
State:

0.23%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,161
Alabama:

$27,350
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,642
Alabama:

$6,691
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

0.85%
Alabama:

1.69%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$31,821
Alabama:

$26,664
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,624
State:

$6,951
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.79%
Alabama:

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

$20,359
State:

$17,029
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,456
Alabama:

$4,494
Number of discharges: 57
Here:

3.22%
State:

3.20%
Major Gastrointestinal Disorders and Peritoneal Infections with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$32,998
State:

$27,268
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,399
Alabama:

$7,579
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.62%
State:

0.28%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$48,188
State:

$49,659
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,832
State:

$11,709
Number of discharges: 123
Here:

6.94%
State:

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

$71,500
State:

$66,679
Average Total Payments
Here:

$14,637
State:

$15,273
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.62%
Alabama:

0.70%
Medical Back Problems without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,302
State:

$22,240
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,752
State:

$4,763
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.68%
Alabama:

0.63%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$23,121
Alabama:

$26,286
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,443
Alabama:

$6,809
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.79%
Alabama:

0.74%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,299
State:

$14,844
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,897
Alabama:

$4,068
Number of discharges: 62
This Hospital:

3.50%
Alabama:

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

$26,295
State:

$26,896
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,280
Alabama:

$5,937
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

0.96%
Alabama:

0.54%
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures with Drug-Eluting Stent without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$60,972
State:

$61,973
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,263
Alabama:

$11,232
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.68%
State:

1.53%
Peripheral Vascular Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,978
Alabama:

$16,167
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,784
Alabama:

$3,994
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.62%
State:

0.33%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$35,854
State:

$41,181
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,726
State:

$9,214
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

1.07%
Alabama:

0.26%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,175
State:

$15,820
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,569
Alabama:

$3,722
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.13%
Alabama:

0.52%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$32,366
Alabama:

$34,075
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,359
Alabama:

$7,589
Number of discharges: 52
Here:

2.93%
State:

1.46%
Pulmonary Embolism without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$21,975
State:

$27,322
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,992
Alabama:

$6,236
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.73%
State:

0.48%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,677
Alabama:

$17,226
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,551
State:

$4,671
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.19%
Alabama:

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

$20,091
Alabama:

$25,143
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,803
Alabama:

$6,001
Number of discharges: 26
Here:

1.47%
Alabama:

1.81%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$31,323
Alabama:

$37,145
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,539
State:

$8,688
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

1.07%
Alabama:

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

$49,243
Alabama:

$51,215
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,416
Alabama:

$12,069
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

1.35%
State:

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

$52,754
Alabama:

$59,954
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,710
Alabama:

$13,580
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

0.96%
Alabama:

0.92%
Seizures without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,919
State:

$19,442
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,358
State:

$4,702
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

1.07%
State:

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

$43,276
State:

$47,447
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,584
Alabama:

$11,185
Number of discharges: 64
This Hospital:

3.61%
State:

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

$23,943
Alabama:

$26,316
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,562
Alabama:

$6,718
Number of discharges: 35
Here:

1.98%
State:

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

$19,871
Alabama:

$14,866
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,927
State:

$4,004
Number of discharges: 27
Here:

1.52%
Alabama:

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

$25,055
State:

$24,297
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,926
State:

$5,893
Number of discharges: 74
Here:

4.18%
State:

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

$37,995
State:

$37,673
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,893
Alabama:

$8,521
Number of discharges: 43
Here:

2.43%
Alabama:

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

$21,066
State:

$16,519
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,059
Alabama:

$4,182
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.13%
Alabama:

1.41%
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$58,799
Alabama:

$78,768
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$21,350
State:

$21,268
Number of discharges: 45
Here:

2.54%
Alabama:

1.18%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,818
State:

$17,526
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,102
State:

$4,200
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

0.73%
State:

1.68%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,437
Alabama:

$20,203
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,826
State:

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

0.90%
Alabama:

0.98%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

0.419%
Alabama:

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

0.209%
Alabama:

0.546%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
Here:

0.628%
Alabama:

0.953%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 30%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
Here:

15%
State:

15%
Always
Here:

80%
Alabama:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

3%
Usually
Here:

11%
Alabama:

11%
Always
Here:

85%
State:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

11%
State:

12%
Usually
Here:

28%
State:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

61%
Alabama:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
State:

9%
Usually
Here:

22%
State:

20%
Always
Here:

71%
Alabama:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

20%
Alabama:

19%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
State:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

63%
State:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

12%
State:

11%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

71%
Alabama:

70%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
State:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

29%
Alabama:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

63%
State:

70%

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

Yes
Here:

83%
State:

81%
No
This Hospital:

17%
State:

19%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

9%
Alabama:

8%
7 or 8
Here:

23%
State:

22%
9 or 10
Here:

68%
Alabama:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

6%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
Here:

27%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

67%
Alabama:

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:

38.700%
Alabama:

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

6.900%
State:

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

0.105%
State:

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

0.162%
Alabama:

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

6.800%
State:

6.875%

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