ER Wait Watcher SOUTHEAST ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER

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SOUTHEAST ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER

(334) 793-8701

1108 ross clark circle
dothan, AL 36301

1.0 stars 82bc0b996cc5d33325464fd180bfc5c0da2e5f213c7aee084ce70bcaececfdaf

Based on 1 rating

Hospital Type

Acute Care Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Government - Hospital District or Authority

Emergency Dept. Volume

High (40,000 - 59,999 patients a year)

74%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend" this Hospital
(Ala. Avg: 71%)

See this hospital's CMS profile page or inspection reports.

74%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend" this Hospital
(Alabama Avg: 71%)

See this hospital's CMS profile page or inspection reports.

Patient Pathways Through This ER

After a patient arrives at the emergency room, they are typically seen by a doctor and then either sent home or admitted to the hospital and taken to a room. A small percentage of patients leave without being seen at all. The chart below shows on average how long each of these pathways take. Lower numbers are better, and all times refer to the average length of time people waited. Find out more »

Arrives at ER
5% of patients leave without being seen
1hr 6min Seen by doctor
4hrs 30min Admitted to hospital
5hrs 44min

Taken to room

3hrs 21min Sent home

All wait times are average.

Detailed Quality Measures

Here is a more in depth look at each quality measure, compared to state and national averages for hospitals with high volumes. Experts caution that very small differences between hospitals for a given measure are unlikely to correspond to noticeable differences in the real world.

 
Measure
Average for this Hospital
How this Hospital Compares

(to other hospitals with similar emergency-department volumes, when available)

All Patients

Waiting Time

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being seen by a doctor.

1hr 6min
National Avg.
27min
Ala. Avg.
32min
This Hospital
1hr 6min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being sent home.

3hrs 21min
National Avg.
2hrs 40min
Ala. Avg.
2hrs 45min
This Hospital
3hrs 21min
Impatient Patients

Left Without
Being Seen

Percentage of patients who left the emergency room without being seen by a doctor.

5%
Avg. U.S. Hospital
2%
Avg. Ala. Hospital
2%
This Hospital
5%
Admitted Patients

Time Before Admission

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being admitted to the hospital.

4hrs 30min

Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.

National Avg.
4hrs 55min
Ala. Avg.
4hrs 41min
This Hospital
4hrs 30min
Admitted Patients

Transfer Time

Among patients admitted, additional time they spent waiting before being taken to their room (sometimes referred to as "boarding time.")

1hr 14min

Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.

National Avg.
1hr 55min
Ala. Avg.
1hr 42min
This Hospital
1hr 14min
Special Patients

Broken Bone

Average time patients with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain meds.

1hr 26min
National Avg.
52min
Ala. Avg.
1hr
This Hospital
1hr 26min
Special Patients

CT Scan

Percentage of patients who arrived with stroke symptoms and did not receive brain scan results within 45 mins.

No Data Available

The number of cases/patients is too few to report.

National Avg.
69%
Ala. Avg.
39%
This Hospital
No Data Available

Notes: "Average time" refers to the median waiting time (the midpoint of all patients' waiting times). References to "doctor" indicate a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. CMS reports the CT scan quality measure as the percentage of patients who received a scan within 45 minutes. We have reversed that measure so that all measures follow a "lower is better" pattern.


Sources
Data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, last updated Dec. 18, 2016. Most data was collected between April 2015 and March 2016.
Icons from The Noun Project.

Rating Summary

Overall Rating 1.0 stars 82bc0b996cc5d33325464fd180bfc5c0da2e5f213c7aee084ce70bcaececfdaf Based on 1 rating
Wait Time
4hrs
Based on 1 rating

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  • Matthew 4:25 a.m.
    June 26, 2014
    Overall Rating 1 stars 82bc0b996cc5d33325464fd180bfc5c0da2e5f213c7aee084ce70bcaececfdaf
    Wait Time
    4hr 0min
    Insurance Other
    Outcome Treated at E.R.
    Review

    Well at first lady at the registration desk was nice. But 4 hrs waiting and watch a Doctor go outside and not even ask how u doing. Still waiting probably be another 4 hrs when we get back there.

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