WEDOWEE HOSPITAL - WEDOWEE, AL

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Addresss:
209 NORTH MAIN STREET
WEDOWEE, AL, 36278
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (256) 357-2111

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - Local
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Swing Bed Hospitals

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 14.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 22.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 77.00
Registered Pharmacists : 0.50
Respiratory Therapists : 1.00
Physicians : 5.00
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 4.00
Physician Assistants : 1.00
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 9.00
Nurse Practitioners: 5.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 34
Total Certified: 34

Provided Services
Alcohol And/Or Drug Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
CT Scanner Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dedicated Emergency Department Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services

Use of Medical Imaging

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

8.400%
Alabama:

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

0.500%
Alabama:

0.208%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
Here:

8
State:

8
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack were transferred to another hospital
This Hospital:

125
State:

68
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
This Hospital:

80.0%
Alabama:

97.2%

Heart Failure

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

64.0%
State:

98.0%

Pneumonia

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

94.0%
State:

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

74.0%
State:

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

39.0%
Alabama:

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

71.0%
State:

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

25.0%
Alabama:

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

72.0%
State:

96.5%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

10.4%
State:

11.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

13.9%
Alabama:

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

25.7%
Alabama:

24.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

19.4%
Alabama:

18.6%

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

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

$13,085
Alabama:

$20,856
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,782
State:

$5,672
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

10.53%
Alabama:

2.64%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,177
State:

$15,265
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,721
State:

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

12.03%
Alabama:

2.25%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,474
Alabama:

$17,880
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,343
State:

$4,242
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

12.78%
State:

4.04%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,957
State:

$14,844
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,045
Alabama:

$4,068
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

8.27%
State:

2.46%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,447
State:

$26,316
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,108
Alabama:

$6,718
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

8.27%
Alabama:

1.29%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,946
State:

$24,297
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,046
Alabama:

$5,893
Number of discharges: 35
Here:

26.32%
State:

3.09%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,411
Alabama:

$16,519
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,246
Alabama:

$4,182
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

12.78%
Alabama:

1.41%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,392
Alabama:

$17,526
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,421
Alabama:

$4,200
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

9.02%
State:

1.68%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 33%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
Here:

13%
Alabama:

15%
Always
This Hospital:

80%
Alabama:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
State:

3%
Usually
Here:

14%
Alabama:

11%
Always
Here:

79%
Alabama:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

12%
State:

12%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
State:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

69%
State:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

11%
Alabama:

9%
Usually
Here:

24%
Alabama:

20%
Always
Here:

65%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

19%
Alabama:

19%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
State:

16%
Always
Here:

64%
State:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

11%
Alabama:

11%
Usually
This Hospital:

16%
Alabama:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

73%
Alabama:

70%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

3%
Alabama:

6%
Usually
Here:

23%
Alabama:

24%
Always
Here:

74%
Alabama:

70%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

81%
State:

81%
No
Here:

19%
Alabama:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

6%
State:

8%
7 or 8
Here:

29%
Alabama:

22%
9 or 10
Here:

65%
Alabama:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

8%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
Here:

25%
State:

25%
Yes, definitely
Here:

67%
State:

70%

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