Brookwood Medical Center

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Brookwood Medical Center is a Proprietary Acute Care Hospitals located in Birmingham Alabama Emergency services are offered here meaning that staff is available at all hours to address unexpected and life-threatening conditions This hospital has a very high rate of patient satisfaction; of the patients surveyed 77 indicated that they would definitely recommend this hospital to others    :
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Brookwood Medical Center

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The FindTheBest Smart Rating is created by weighting the factors that are the most important when looking at hospitals Through extensive research we have found the best set of measures for assessing the quality of a hospital Number of Cases - This hospital had 1,627 cases in 2012, which is greater than the national average. This number can give you an idea of the size and scope of the facility, and it makes up 12% of the smart rating.Medicare Performance Score - This score is derived from clinical care outcomes and patient experience, and is a holistic assessment of how well the hospital cares for its patients. It makes up 12% of the smart rating.Care Outcomes - Various outcome measures, including mortality rates from heart attacks and pneumonia, reflect the quality of care provided at a hospital. For example, this hospital reported a pneumonia mortality rate of 12.8%, which is worse than the national rate of 11.80%. This number comprises the remaining 16% of the smart rating.
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US News awards national rankings in 16 adult and 10 pediatric specialties Hospitals that do not qualify for the national rankings can still be recognized as high-performing in these areas
The rate of hospital acquired conditions is a good measure of the quality of a hospital Carelessness may result in foreign objects remaining in the body after surgery an inattentive staff may not prevent falls or trauma and unclean practices can lead to infection C.diff - Clostridium difficile, or C.diff, is a naturally occurring bacteria found in human intestines. However, in hospital settings, where many patients are taking antibiotics that kill off most of the bacteria in the colon, C.diff can proliferate dangerously, causing diarrhea, pain, and even death.Surgical Site Infections - Hysterectomies and colon surgeries are fairly common procedures in hospitals, and infections during or after these procedures can cause life-threatening complications.Catheter Associated UTI - A urinary catheter that is left in for a long time can cause a urinary tract infection.Vascular Catheter Associated Infection - This occurs when a catheter is inserted and introduces bacteria into the system due to improper sterilization or catheter maintenance. The bacteria can come from the skin or from the catheter itself.
The mortality rates for serious conditions are a good measure of a hospitals track record and quality of care Heart attack heart failure and pneumonia are some of the most common and deadly conditions for which people visit the hospital Percutaneous Interventions PCIs are some of the most common cardiac procedures performed in the United States They can improve quality of life reduce angina and improve survival rates in heart attack patients Reporting unplanned readmission rates is important when assessing hospital quality; it is estimated that 1 out of every 7 PCI patients is readmitted within 30 days Brookwood Medical Center reports a PCI readmission rate of 11 5 which is better than the CathPCI Registry average of 11 9
Heart Attack Readmission Rates 18.2
Heart Failure Readmission Rates 23.3
Pneumonia Readmission Rates 16.6
Readmission Rate After Hip or Knee Surgery 6.3
The overall patient experience can tell you a lot about doctors bedside manner and the general quality of the hospital Although each patients stay at the hospital is different this number can give you an idea of how well-cared for most patients feel Here at Brookwood Medical Center patients tend to have a positive experience; 77 of patients would definitely recommend this hospital to others
Survey Response Rate 44%
Clear communication from doctors and nurses is essential to delivering quality care Hospital staff has a responsibility to the patient even after discharge; without proper instructions patients are more likely to take medication incorrectly or not complete the regimen Here at Brookwood Medical Center doctors and nurses are doing a great job of explaining home recovery and medication to their patients
Address 2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Website Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama (bwmc.com)
Provider Number 010139
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