ER Wait Watcher HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL

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HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL

(256) 265-1000

101 sivley rd
huntsville, AL 35801

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Based on 1 rating

Hospital Type

Acute Care Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Government - Hospital District or Authority

Emergency Dept. Volume

Very High (60,000+ patients a year)

77%

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

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77%

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
1% of patients leave without being seen
58min Seen by doctor
5hrs 31min Admitted to hospital
7hrs 21min

Taken to room

3hrs 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.

58min
National Avg.
30min
Ala. Avg.
37min
This Hospital
58min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

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

3hrs
National Avg.
2hrs 52min
Ala. Avg.
2hrs 38min
This Hospital
3hrs
Impatient Patients

Left Without
Being Seen

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

1%
Avg. U.S. Hospital
2%
Avg. Ala. Hospital
2%
This Hospital
1%
Admitted Patients

Time Before Admission

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

5hrs 31min

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

National Avg.
5hrs 38min
Ala. Avg.
5hrs 31min
This Hospital
5hrs 31min
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 50min

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

National Avg.
2hrs 14min
Ala. Avg.
1hr 50min
This Hospital
1hr 50min
Special Patients

Broken Bone

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

1hr 4min
National Avg.
52min
Ala. Avg.
1hr
This Hospital
1hr 4min
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 3.0 stars b261fee2ea4034026bce7e5f37290c6a452e18faa9291869311a0e1c1c11a120 Based on 1 rating
Wait Time
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Based on 1 rating

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  • Alejandra Chavez 8:45 p.m.
    Feb. 26, 2016
    Overall Rating No rating
    Wait Time
    No response
    Insurance No response
    Outcome No response
    Review

    Hospital is bad, takes for ever to see patients. I was 5 hours sitting in the waiting room just to be seen.

  • Dean Knight 1:28 a.m.
    July 12, 2015
    Overall Rating No rating
    Wait Time
    No response
    Insurance No response
    Outcome No response
    Review

    We got here at 2100. The lady next to us has been here for 3 hours and the ER tracker is lying. This place is ridiculous. So slow, if you'd like I could train you guys on how to expedite the situation.

  • Buffie Baber Clickner 10:02 p.m.
    June 30, 2015
    Overall Rating No rating
    Wait Time
    No response
    Insurance No response
    Outcome No response
    Review

    I came in last night approximately 1030-1100pm. I cam in with SOB and chest pain. I had been battling a respiratory problem since Saturday and seem to get worse. I am a heart patient as well. I spent two hours in the lobby after being triaged, had a chest xray. Two more hours or so I got a bed. Did the intake and after complaining of severe pain and SOB, my husband and I were told they could not do anything until we saw the doctor. Now, keep in mind I am a heart paint can't breath o2 saturation is 88- 92. ginally, Respiratory Showed Up With Breathing Treatment , My Pain Is Still A Nine And I Just Want To die. My husband mention my low o2 sat and she tells me I am to young to be on oxygen? Is this a joke? I really feeling uncomfortable at this point. My husband called the nurse back in to see if they plan to treat the pain. They came back with one percocet and a steroid shot. Fifteen minutes goes by and we see no one. My husband calls them back in to see what the plan is, all we got was the doctor is suturing someone up and we will need to wait. I am am exhausted and hurting and felt like nothing was being done. The nurse offers us AMA paper we signed and left. I had my two young children out in the car with my 68 year old mother and felt like this is going no where. No one seemed to care, as to we left or stayed. I am bound to the momoply of their poor insurance, however, the next time I feel like that I will go to Creswood and pay out of pocket to be treated as a human. I am also soon to face a major Aortic valve replacement and I be durn, if I let you guys touch me. I hope this letter reaches out to someone that make a difference. I hope nobody else has to experience this.

    Sincerly,
    Buffie Clickner,RN,BSN

  • Paula Daversa Vandiver 4:24 p.m.
    May 20, 2015
    Overall Rating 3 stars b261fee2ea4034026bce7e5f37290c6a452e18faa9291869311a0e1c1c11a120
    Wait Time
    3hr 0min
    Insurance Private Insurance
    Outcome Admitted to Hospital
    Review

    unfortunately I have used the ER more then I have had too, I am a very sick lady, I have annastamostis and cervical dystonia and Parkinson's my age is 51 but the last 5 years ya'll have seen me a number of times being diagnosed step at a time, I have a primary doctor and neurologists now but of course ya'll know this took time, but my experiences where not too fun. at times as sick as I was I waited hours and hours as I would be told there where others sicker then me, as I saw one or another who where not I know because my husband talked to there family there? this made me sad and angry after wards, and of course our hands are held we really didn't have a choice to get help we felt we had to just sit there, I came across this web site today hoping just maybe this will help someone else or me the next time around, also when your sitting there the last thing you want to hear is the nurses sitting there is laughing and talking about what they did the night before, just saying, I have been there so many time I have seen and heard so much is saddens me. besides that getting pass the ER and in a actual room Its great the ball does get to rolling then. I want to also say I believe everyone works hard and has good and bad days and yes some are sicker then others but it was most obvious to me and my husband that was not our cases. God Bless all the Nurses and Doctors who we know do work very hard.

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