ER Wait Watcher SHOALS HOSPITAL

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SHOALS HOSPITAL

(256) 386-1601

201 west avalon avenue
muscle shoals, AL 35661

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Hospital Type

Acute Care Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Government - Hospital District or Authority

Emergency Dept. Volume

Low (0 - 19,999 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
2% of patients leave without being seen
20min Seen by doctor
3hrs 56min Admitted to hospital
6hrs 20min

Taken to room

2hrs 4min 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 low 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.

20min
National Avg.
18min
Ala. Avg.
30min
This Hospital
20min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

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

2hrs 4min
National Avg.
1hr 53min
Ala. Avg.
1hr 54min
This Hospital
2hrs 4min
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.

3hrs 56min

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

National Avg.
3hrs 30min
Ala. Avg.
3hrs 30min
This Hospital
3hrs 56min
Admitted Patients

Transfer Time

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

2hrs 24min

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

National Avg.
58min
Ala. Avg.
59min
This Hospital
2hrs 24min
Special Patients

Broken Bone

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

1hr 16min
National Avg.
52min
Ala. Avg.
1hr
This Hospital
1hr 16min
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.

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  • Donna K. Robbins 2:37 p.m.
    June 29, 2017
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    I was greeted at the front door of the receptionist office by NOT 1 BUT TWO different young VERY friendly and READY to HELP me!! Obvious I WAS IN MAJOR PAIN BARELY ABLE TO WALK FROM MY LEFT HIP TO MY KNEE, NUMB TO TOUCH N COLD KNEE DOWN! I BEEN LIKE THIS 2 WEEKS SEEN MY i AM BLESSED TO HAVE DR. Doreen Morris in her office but due to her moving to SHOALS PRIMARY CARE she STAFFED NOTHING they could do except it be at another patient experience plus overload MY PRECIOUS DR. MORRIS, SUSAN & the NURSE!! I WAS SEEN by a VERY. SWEET NURSE EVEN B4 I WAS SEATED GOOD ! DR.. MORRISON (LADY) AS WELL VERY FRIENDLY. ATTENTIVE TO WHAT WAS GOING ON, ORDERED URINE, & TONS OF XRAY .( NO BLOOD THOUGH I THOUGHT STRANGE WITH PAIN IN LEFT SIDE COULD BE STOMACH JS) XRAY TECH WAS ASAP TO GET ME & DONE! VERY uNDERSTANDING I AM IN ALOT PAIN ! PTL NURSE COMES IN DAY NOW DR MORRISON ORDER CT SCAN ....OK THIS WAS MY STRAW BREAKER I THOUGHT I WAS GONNA LITTERLY DIE BEFORE IT WAS OVER WHEN I HAD TO RAISE MY ARMS ABOVE MY HEAD N BE SANDWICHED NOT TO MOVE !!! THIS 57 YR OLD LADY ENDED UP CRYING BEGGING THEM TO PLEASE GIVE ME SOMETHING, STOP OR HURRY UP I COULDN'T TAKE NO MORE !!! TECH WAS ALL BUT IN TEARS N RUNNING TO GO ASK THEM TO GIVE ME SOMETHING TO EASE ME UP !! GUESS WHAT I NOW HAVE A DR WITH ATTITUDE NOTHING NOT EVEN OFFERED A TYLENOL WAITED 2HRS FOR HER TO SAY I HAD DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE N HAVE ME A CORTISONE SHOT AFTER I HAD THE NURSE GO BACK WHEN DISCHARGING ME N GET ME SOMETHING TILL I COULD SEE DR. 3 DAYS LATER !!! ENDS UP I HAVE A GROWTH IN MY LEFT FEMUR IN MY JOINT SOCKET, PINCHED NERVE , SOME OTHER STUFF CAUSED BY THOSE !! THIS WAS MY 1ST BAD EXPERIENCE N ONLY 2TIME USING ER. I LOVE N HAVE BEEN A PT. IN as well as OUT numerous times due AS I HAVE TO GET BLOOD TRANSFUSION S DUE TO ANEMIA OFTEN UP TO 6XS YR !!

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