ER Wait Watcher ST VINCENT'S EAST

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ST VINCENT'S EAST

(205) 838-3122

50 medical park east drive
birmingham, AL 35235

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Hospital Type

Acute Care Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Voluntary non-profit - Private

Emergency Dept. Volume

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

70%

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

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70%

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
3% of patients leave without being seen
53min Seen by doctor
4hrs 45min Admitted to hospital
5hrs 47min

Taken to room

2hrs 41min 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.

53min
National Avg.
27min
Ala. Avg.
32min
This Hospital
53min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

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

2hrs 41min
National Avg.
2hrs 40min
Ala. Avg.
2hrs 45min
This Hospital
2hrs 41min
Impatient Patients

Left Without
Being Seen

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

3%
Avg. U.S. Hospital
2%
Avg. Ala. Hospital
2%
This Hospital
3%
Admitted Patients

Time Before Admission

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

4hrs 45min

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

National Avg.
4hrs 55min
Ala. Avg.
4hrs 41min
This Hospital
4hrs 45min
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 2min

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

National Avg.
1hr 55min
Ala. Avg.
1hr 42min
This Hospital
1hr 2min
Special Patients

Broken Bone

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

1hr 13min
National Avg.
52min
Ala. Avg.
1hr
This Hospital
1hr 13min
Special Patients

CT Scan

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

100%
National Avg.
69%
Ala. Avg.
39%
This Hospital
100%

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.

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  • Doug 1:44 p.m.
    Oct. 22, 2015
    Overall Rating No rating
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    On Friday August 21, my wife was diagnosed at a clinic with a significant UTI and received antibiotics. On Saturday she was worse and in extreme pain. She was brought to the ER by ambulance. After taking urine and blood samples, the doctor (let's call him Doctor W) told her that her infection was SIGNIFICANT. He prescribed a different antibiotic and told her to come back the next day (Sunday) if not improved because something might be going on besides the infection.

    The next evening my wife was even worse, and in extreme pain. Following THEIR ADVICE, we returned to the ER, where we waited an hour and 20 minutes for her to be seen! When the (different) doctor came in (let's call him Doctor B.) he told my wife that one day was not enough time for her (as he put it) VERY MILD UTI. He was VERY dismissive even though she was in massive pain. In fact, he was just short of actually YELLING at her! I asked if he was saying that BOTH her primary doctor and their own doctor from the previous day were wrong and he nodded yes.

    Resigned, we left and the next morning(Monday) she was even worse. I took her back to her primary care physician who diagnosed her with a very bad E Coli infection! She was hospitalized for several days and cared for by staff wearing protective garments. After she came home she was attached to a pic line for 10 more days.

    I am glad we did not listen to the ER "Doctor B." because my wife might very well have died otherwise, this PER the doctors who cared for her in the hospital! His rudeness, while not excusable, takes second place to his dismissive mis-diagnosis which ignored two other physician opinions AND lab results! I will never return to that ER and recommend strongly that you choose any other option available to you.

  • anonymous 1:14 p.m.
    Jan. 21, 2015
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    Wait Time
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    Outcome Treated at E.R.
    Review

    The people up front were very good and quick as well as the xray nurse and one male nurse in the room. The female nurse and doctor acted like it was no big deal and I shouldn't be there. The doctor said I had a slight fracture and the female nurse was very rude. They didn't give me any good information and basically tried to rush me out of there. I got another opinion at a different doctor the next day. I had broken both bones in my ankle and tore every ligament. They said they couldn't believe this was unnoticed at previous hospital. I appreciate all the people that did there best to help me and did so with a great attitude, but for the couple people that didn't it ruined my whole experience, as well as waisted my time!

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