ER Wait Watcher BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER SOUTH

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BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER SOUTH

(334) 288-2100

2105 east south boulevard
montgomery, AL 36116

Hospital Type

Acute Care Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Government - Hospital District or Authority

Emergency Dept. Volume

Very High (60,000+ patients a year)

70%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend" this Hospital
(Ala. Avg: 70%)

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

70%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend" this Hospital
(Alabama Avg: 70%)

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
2% of patients leave without being seen
33min Seen by doctor
7hrs 17min Admitted to hospital
11hrs 39min

Taken to room

2hrs 58min 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 very 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.

33min
National Avg.
28min
Ala. Avg.
35min
This Hospital
33min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

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

2hrs 58min
National Avg.
2hrs 52min
Ala. Avg.
2hrs 36min
This Hospital
2hrs 58min
Impatient Patients

Left Without
Being Seen

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

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

Time Before Admission

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

7hrs 17min

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

National Avg.
5hrs 34min
Ala. Avg.
5hrs 30min
This Hospital
7hrs 17min
Admitted Patients

Transfer Time

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

4hrs 22min

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

National Avg.
2hrs 16min
Ala. Avg.
1hr 58min
This Hospital
4hrs 22min
Special Patients

Broken Bone

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

1hr 8min
National Avg.
50min
Ala. Avg.
1hr
This Hospital
1hr 8min
Special Patients

CT Scan

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

36%
National Avg.
71%
Ala. Avg.
41%
This Hospital
36%

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 December 2017. Most data was collected between January 2016 and January 2017.
Icons from The Noun Project.

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