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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

82%

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

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

82%

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.

15min
National Avg.
24 min
Ala. Avg.
30min
This Hospital
15min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

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

1hr 34min
National Avg.
2hrs 15min
Ala. Avg.
2hrs 7min
This Hospital
1hr 34min
Impatient Patients

Left Without
Being Seen

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

0%
Avg. U.S. Hospital
1%
Avg. Ala. Hospital
3%
This Hospital
0%
Special Patients

Broken Bone

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

59min
National Avg.
54min
Ala. Avg.
1hr 6min
This Hospital
59min

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

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