DCH Regional Medical Center

Detailed report on the hospital located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (AL).

DCH Regional Medical Center is a government run acute care hospital based at 809 University Boulevard East in Tuscaloosa, AL. The facility is accredited and provides emergency services. The mortality rate for heart attack patients at the facility is no different than the national rate. The patient mortality rate is also no different than the national rate. In 2006, a total of 8,012 Medicare patients were given 66,120 days of PPS inpatient care and services. The provider was reimbursed $99,513,508 by Medicare for those services. 21,250 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $18,287,388 by Medicare for these services.

When compared to state levels, heart failure patients at this facility are more likely to be given discharge instructions and be given smoking cessation advice or counseling. Pneumonia patients at this facility are more likely to be assessed and given an influenza vaccination, be assessed and given a pneumococcal vaccination, and be given smoking cessation advice or counseling.

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Facility Type

Acute Care

Ownership Type

Government - Hospital District or Authority

Address

809 University Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Phone Number

(205) 759-7333

Geographic Coordinates

33.206329, -87.526927
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Tuscaloosa County
2 (100.00%)
Alabama
75 (74.26%)
United States
3,333 (77.01%)

Emergency Services

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers emergency care services.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Tuscaloosa County
2 (100.00%)
Alabama
94 (93.07%)
United States
3,947 (91.20%)

Quality Measures

Charts

Heart Attack Patients Given Inhibitor or ARB

The percentage of heart attack patients given ace inhibitor or arb for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (lvsd). The sample size for this measure was 60 patients.

This Provider This Provider
77.00%
Tuscaloosa County
88.50%
Alabama
77.94%
United States
82.44%

Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge

The percentage of heart attack patients given aspirin at discharge. The sample size for this measure was 258 patients.

This Provider This Provider
98.00%
Tuscaloosa County
99.00%
Alabama
87.44%
United States
90.10%

Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge

The percentage of heart attack patients given beta blocker at discharge. The sample size for this measure was 252 patients.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Tuscaloosa County
98.00%
Alabama
86.09%
United States
89.74%

Heart Attack Patients Given PCI within 90 Minutes

The percentage of heart attack patients given pci within 90 minutes of arrival. The sample size for this measure was 9 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

This Provider This Provider
78.00%
Tuscaloosa County
78.00%
Alabama
61.48%
United States
53.85%

Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB

The percentage of heart failure patients given ace inhibitor or arb for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (lvsd). The sample size for this measure was 116 patients.

This Provider This Provider
83.00%
Tuscaloosa County
79.00%
Alabama
79.57%
United States
82.00%

Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions

The percentage of heart failure patients given discharge instructions. The sample size for this measure was 245 patients.

This Provider This Provider
73.00%
Tuscaloosa County
81.00%
Alabama
54.40%
United States
60.95%

Pneumonia Patients Given Influenza Vaccination

The percentage of pneumonia patients assessed and given influenza vaccination. The sample size for this measure was 59 patients.

This Provider This Provider
88.00%
Tuscaloosa County
88.00%
Alabama
62.12%
United States
69.93%

Pneumonia Patients Given Antibiotics within 4 Hours

The percentage of pneumonia patients given initial antibiotic(s) within 4 hours after arrival. The sample size for this measure was 301 patients.

This Provider This Provider
69.00%
Tuscaloosa County
72.00%
Alabama
79.23%
United States
80.14%

Pneumonia Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice

The percentage of pneumonia patients given smoking cessation advice or counseling. The sample size for this measure was 90 patients.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Tuscaloosa County
92.00%
Alabama
77.14%
United States
79.65%

Pneumonia Patients whose Blood Culture Performed Prior to Antibiotics

The percentage of pneumonia patients whose initial emergency room blood culture was performed prior to the administration of the first hospital dose of antibiotics. The sample size for this measure was 155 patients.

This Provider This Provider
85.00%
Tuscaloosa County
87.50%
Alabama
89.49%
United States
90.43%

Surgery Patients Given Appropriate Antibiotics

The percentage of surgery patients who received the appropriate preventative antibiotic(s) for their surgery. The sample size for this measure was 69 patients.

This Provider This Provider
86.00%
Tuscaloosa County
91.00%
Alabama
87.76%
United States
89.88%

Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival

The percentage of heart attack patients given aspirin at arrival. The sample size for this measure was 161 patients.

This Provider This Provider
98.00%
Tuscaloosa County
99.00%
Alabama
87.07%
United States
92.45%

Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Arrival

The percentage of heart attack patients given beta blocker at arrival. The sample size for this measure was 126 patients.

This Provider This Provider
86.00%
Tuscaloosa County
93.00%
Alabama
81.48%
United States
87.23%

Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication within 30 Minutes

The percentage of heart attack patients given fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival. The sample size for this measure was 1 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

This Provider This Provider
0.00%
Tuscaloosa County
0.00%
Alabama
24.70%
United States
31.22%

Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice

The percentage of heart attack patients given smoking cessation advice or counseling. The sample size for this measure was 119 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Tuscaloosa County
100.00%
Alabama
85.38%
United States
87.61%

Heart Failure Patients Given Evaluation of LVS Function

The percentage of heart failure patients given an evaluation of left ventricular systolic (lvs) function. The sample size for this measure was 288 patients.

This Provider This Provider
86.00%
Tuscaloosa County
82.00%
Alabama
79.12%
United States
83.53%

Heart Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice

The percentage of heart failure patients given smoking cessation advice or counseling. The sample size for this measure was 45 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Tuscaloosa County
100.00%
Alabama
77.65%
United States
81.61%

Pneumonia Patients Given Pneumococcal Vaccination

The percentage of pneumonia patients assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination. The sample size for this measure was 196 patients.

This Provider This Provider
82.00%
Tuscaloosa County
67.00%
Alabama
61.16%
United States
69.00%

Pneumonia Patients Given Oxygenation Assessment

The percentage of pneumonia patients given oxygenation assessment. The sample size for this measure was 385 patients.

This Provider This Provider
99.00%
Tuscaloosa County
99.00%
Alabama
98.52%
United States
99.26%

Pneumonia Patients Given Most Appropriate Antibiotics

The percentage of pneumonia patients given the most appropriate initial antibiotic(s). The sample size for this measure was 199 patients.

This Provider This Provider
80.00%
Tuscaloosa County
85.00%
Alabama
81.43%
United States
82.91%

Surgery Patients Given Antibiotics 1 Hour Before Incision

The percentage of surgery patients who received preventative antibiotic(s) 1 hour before incision. The sample size for this measure was 262 patients.

This Provider This Provider
86.00%
Tuscaloosa County
90.00%
Alabama
73.91%
United States
76.95%

Surgery Patients whose Antibiotics Stopped within 24 Hours of Surgery

The percentage of surgery patients whose preventative antibiotic(s) are stopped within 24 hours after surgery. The sample size for this measure was 241 patients.

This Provider This Provider
71.00%
Tuscaloosa County
78.00%
Alabama
70.30%
United States
71.77%

Mortality Rates

Charts

30-Day Mortality Rate from Heart Attack

This hospitals 30 day patient death (mortality) rate from heart attack. The value is one of three types: Better, no different, or worse than the national rate.

No different than National Rate
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30-Day Mortality Rate from Heart Failure

This hospitals 30 day patient death (mortality) rate from heart failure. The value is one of three types: Better, no different, or worse than the national rate.

No different than National Rate
No different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National Rate No different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National Rate

Treatment Figures

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PPS Inpatients

The number of prospective payment system inpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
8,012
Tuscaloosa County Average
4,681
Alabama Average
1,871
United States Average
2,267

PPS Inpatient Utilization Days

The number of days of prospective payment system inpatient care that are chargeable to Medicare Part A facility utilization by this provider in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
66,120
Tuscaloosa County Average
37,101
Alabama Average
13,294
United States Average
17,102

Outpatients

The number of outpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part B in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
21,250
Tuscaloosa County Average
13,916
Alabama Average
6,377
United States Average
7,242

PPS Inpatient Days

The number of days of prospective payment system inpatient care given by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
66,662
Tuscaloosa County Average
37,420
Alabama Average
13,446
United States Average
17,255

PPS Inpatient Discharges

The number of prospective payment system inpatient discharges made by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
11,739
Tuscaloosa County Average
6,576
Alabama Average
2,497
United States Average
2,995

Financials

Charts

Medicare PPS Inpatient Payments

The total prospective payment system inpatient associated Medicare Part A payments, plus pass-through, made to this provider in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$99,513,508
Tuscaloosa County Average
$55,760,487
Alabama Average
$18,635,782
United States Average
$28,006,530

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient day in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$1,493
Tuscaloosa County Average
$1,490
Alabama Average
$1,386
United States Average
$1,623

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient Discharge

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient discharge in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$8,477
Tuscaloosa County Average
$8,479
Alabama Average
$7,464
United States Average
$9,352

Medicare Outpatient Payments

The total outpatient associated Medicare Part B payments made to this provider in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$18,287,388
Tuscaloosa County Average
$10,344,341
Alabama Average
$3,899,550
United States Average
$5,694,349

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$12,421
Tuscaloosa County Average
$11,913
Alabama Average
$9,960
United States Average
$12,356

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient Utilization Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient utilization day in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$1,505
Tuscaloosa County Average
$1,503
Alabama Average
$1,402
United States Average
$1,638

Medicare Payments Per Outpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part B covered outpatient in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$861
Tuscaloosa County Average
$743
Alabama Average
$612
United States Average
$786

Reviews and Ratings

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Horrible service! I brought my grandfather here two days ago and it was by far THE WORST HOSPITAL I'VE EVER BEEN TO!! tab in bessemer treated us better than this. my grandfather left in worse shape then what he showed up due to horrible procedures conducted by the doctors. the nurses however were very nice and pleasant to deal with but I would not recommend any doctor from here to anyone I know

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Discussions

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MY DAUGHTER IS GOING TO HAVE SURGERY THURSDAY A.M. MY DAUGHTER HAD INSURANCE WITH ALLKIDS, THEN SHE GOT TO OLD TO CONTINUE HER GENERAL HEALTH CARE. SO NOW SHE HAS A BROKE ANKLE, AND WITHOUT INSURANCE AND SHE DOEN'T WORK, HOW ARE WE GOING TO PAY FOR IT. I HARDLY MAKE ENOUGH TO SUPPORT US BOTH, AND I CANNOT AFFORD A SURGERY THAT SHE DESPERATELY NEEDS.WHAT CAN WE DO? ALSO WE WENT TO THE HEALTH DEPT. TO TRY TO GET HER ON MEDICARD FOR LOW/NO INCOME. THAT DIDN'T WORK EITHER.

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Member:
Anonymous
Date:
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:12 AM MST

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Last Modified

Monday, July 21, 2008 5:36 PM MST

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Tuscaloosa at a Glance

Tuscaloosa has a total population of 77,906, of which 15,440 are children under the age of 18 and 9,165 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 28.4.

Total Population:
77,906
Median Age:
28.4
Males:
37,081 (47.6%)
Female:
40,825 (52.4%)
Children (0-17):
15,440 (19.8%)
Adults (18-64):
53,301 (68.4%)
Seniors (65+):
9,165 (11.8%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Tuscaloosa
Married:
26,626 (34.2%)
Divorced:
5,642 (7.2%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Tuscaloosa
Hispanic Ethnicity:
1,092 (1.40%)
White:
42,143 (54.09%)
African American:
33,287 (42.73%)
Asian:
1,162 (1.49%)
Pacific Islander:
19 (0.02%)
Indian:
127 (0.16%)
Other:
490 (0.63%)
Two or More:
678 (0.87%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Tuscaloosa

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.35, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.35 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
4
Doctors:
518
Home Agencies:
3
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
50
Rehab Centers:
5

Wealth

The median family income is $41,753 while the median household income is $27,731. Roughly 21.29% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$41,753
Household Income:
$27,731
In Poverty:
21.29%

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