ER Wait Watcher GRANDVIEW MEDICAL CENTER

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GRANDVIEW MEDICAL CENTER

(205) 592-1000

3690 grandview parkway
birmingham, AL 35243

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Hospital Type

Acute Care Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Proprietary

Emergency Dept. Volume

Medium (20,000 - 39,999 patients a year)

80%

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

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80%

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
21min Seen by doctor
3hrs 43min Admitted to hospital
4hrs 51min

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 medium 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.

21min
National Avg.
22min
Ala. Avg.
21min
This Hospital
21min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

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

2hrs 41min
National Avg.
2hrs 21min
Ala. Avg.
2hrs 14min
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.

3hrs 43min

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

National Avg.
4hrs 18min
Ala. Avg.
4hrs 5min
This Hospital
3hrs 43min
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 8min

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

National Avg.
1hr 29min
Ala. Avg.
1hr 14min
This Hospital
1hr 8min
Special Patients

Broken Bone

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

50min
National Avg.
50min
Ala. Avg.
1hr
This Hospital
50min
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. Results are based on a shorter time period than required.

National Avg.
71%
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 August 2017. Most data was collected between October 2015 and September 2016.
Icons from The Noun Project.

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  • Pat 1:30 p.m.
    April 11, 2017
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    I sat in the waiting room for over 3 hours with my hand bleeding the entire time. There were only a handful of people in the waiting room when I arrived. I was literally the very last person left in the waiting room when I was called back. Every person who arrived before AND AFTER me was called back to a room ahead of me. Many who arrived after me were seen and released while I still sat in the waiting room. I completely understand patients with breathing problems or chest pains being triaged ahead of me but not sprained ankles, sprained thumbs or migraines.

    When I was finally in a room, a PA tended to me. He was painfully slow and having trouble (he put a stern strip in the wrong place then pulled it off an open wound OUCH!) so I had to help him dress my own hand.

    When he was finished, he said a nurse would be there in a minute to bring me a prescription for an antibiotic and I would be ready to leave. 45 minutes later, I stuck my head out the door to see a group of nurses and doctors huddled around a large box of snack foods. They were laughing and cutting up trying to get the chips and other goodies they wanted. I stood there and watched for over 5 minutes before approaching. I walked up, apologized for breaking up their snack party, and told them I would contact my primary care physician in the morning (sunrise was now just a few hours away) for the antibiotics. A nurse said, "I can get you that right now". She bent down, hit (shat I assume was) print on a computer and in 20 seconds I was good to go.

    WHY did it take over 5 hours to have a hand wound flushed and dressed and then get a prescription? Are snack foods that much more important than patients?

    DO NOT go to this ER if you value your time or are in any kind of pain!

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