ER Wait Watcher WASHINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL

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WASHINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL

(251) 847-2223

14600 st. stephens avenue
chatom, AL 36518

Hospital Type

Critical Access Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Proprietary

Emergency Dept. Volume

Not Available

75%

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

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

75%

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

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

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.

20min
National Avg.
22min
Ala. Avg.
28min
This Hospital
20min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

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

1hr 30min
National Avg.
2hrs 20min
Ala. Avg.
2hrs 10min
This Hospital
1hr 30min
Impatient Patients

Left Without
Being Seen

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

No Data Available

Results are not available for this reporting period.

Avg. U.S. Hospital
2%
Avg. Ala. Hospital
2%
This Hospital
No Data Available
Admitted Patients

Time Before Admission

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

2hrs 57min
National Avg.
4hrs 39min
Ala. Avg.
4hrs 7min
This Hospital
2hrs 57min
Admitted Patients

Transfer Time

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

50min
National Avg.
1hr 39min
Ala. Avg.
1hr 17min
This Hospital
50min
Special Patients

Broken Bone

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

53min
National Avg.
52min
Ala. Avg.
1hr
This Hospital
53min
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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