WASHINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL - CHATOM, AL

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Addresss:
14600 ST. STEPHENS AVENUE
CHATOM, AL, 36518
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (251) 847-2223

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

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 4.20
Registered Professional Nurses : 4.20
Other Salaried Personnel : 73.10
Dieticians : 1.00
Registered Pharmacists : 1.00
Physicians : 2.50
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 25
Total Certified: 25

Provided Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Hospice Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
Outpatient Services
Pharmacy Services
Social Services

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

96.0%
Alabama:

97.2%

Pneumonia

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

82.0%
State:

97.1%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

23.3%
Alabama:

24.3%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

6.300%
State:

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

0.174%
Alabama:

0.208%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: Fewer than 100
Survey Response Rate: 48%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

1%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

7%
State:

15%
Always
Here:

92%
State:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

1%
Alabama:

3%
Usually
This Hospital:

1%
State:

11%
Always
This Hospital:

98%
Alabama:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

12%
Usually
Here:

16%
State:

22%
Always
Here:

80%
State:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
Alabama:

9%
Usually
Here:

13%
State:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

83%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
Alabama:

19%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
State:

16%
Always
Here:

74%
Alabama:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
Alabama:

11%
Usually
Here:

18%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

78%
State:

70%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

3%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
Here:

16%
Alabama:

24%
Always
Here:

81%
Alabama:

70%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

81%
State:

81%
No
This Hospital:

19%
State:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

4%
Alabama:

8%
7 or 8
Here:

19%
State:

22%
9 or 10
Here:

77%
State:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

3%
Alabama:

5%
Yes, probably
Here:

13%
Alabama:

25%
Yes, definitely
Here:

84%
State:

70%

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