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GADSDEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

(256) 494-4000

1007 goodyear avenue
gadsden, AL 35903

1.0 stars 82bc0b996cc5d33325464fd180bfc5c0da2e5f213c7aee084ce70bcaececfdaf

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Hospital Type

Acute Care Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Proprietary

71%

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

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

71%

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
54min Seen by doctor
6hrs 8min Admitted to hospital
8hrs 6min

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. 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
All Patients

Waiting Time

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

54min
National Avg.
24 min
Ala. Avg.
30min
This Hospital
54min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

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

3hrs
National Avg.
2hrs 15min
Ala. Avg.
2hrs 7min
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
1%
Avg. Ala. Hospital
3%
This Hospital
1%
Admitted Patients

Time Before Admission

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

6hrs 8min

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

National Avg.
4 hr 34 min
Ala. Avg.
3hrs 59min
This Hospital
6hrs 8min
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 58min

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

National Avg.
1hr 36min
Ala. Avg.
1hr 13min
This Hospital
1hr 58min
Special Patients

Broken Bone

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

1hr 10min
National Avg.
54min
Ala. Avg.
1hr 6min
This Hospital
1hr 10min

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. 17 2014. All data was collected between April. 2013 and March 2014.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati

Rating Summary

Overall Rating 1.0 stars 82bc0b996cc5d33325464fd180bfc5c0da2e5f213c7aee084ce70bcaececfdaf Based on 1 rating
Wait Time
5hrs
Based on 1 rating

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  • lance 11:16 p.m.
    May 10, 2015
    Overall Rating 1 stars 82bc0b996cc5d33325464fd180bfc5c0da2e5f213c7aee084ce70bcaececfdaf
    Wait Time
    5hr 0min
    Insurance Medicare
    Outcome Treated at E.R.
    Review

    Got here at 6:30 pm. It is now after 10 pm anf STILL have not seen a doctor!!! Gadsden regional e.r. is the slowest er i have ever been to! This is beyond absurdity! The sad thing is a hospital representative said this long of a wait time is very typical...omg!!!

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