Highlands Medical Center

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

Highlands Medical Center is a government run acute care hospital based at 380 Woods Cove Road in Scottsboro, 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 1,536 Medicare patients were given 10,955 days of PPS inpatient care and services. The provider was reimbursed $9,766,829 by Medicare for those services.

When compared to state levels, pneumonia patients at this facility are more likely to be given smoking cessation advice or counseling.

When compared to other hospitals in the state, heart failure patients at this facility are less likely to be given an evaluation of their LVS function.

Overall Rating

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Rated 3.50 out of 5 from 2 User Reviews
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Quality of Care Rating

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Rated 3.50 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Staff Rating

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Rated 3.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Facility Rating

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Rated 4.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Promptness Rating

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Rated 3.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Facility Type

Acute Care

Ownership Type

Government - Hospital District or Authority

Address

380 Woods Cove Road
Scottsboro, AL 35768

Phone Number

(256) 259-4444

Geographic Coordinates

34.663079, -86.045517
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
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
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 2 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
50.00%
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 15 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
60.00%
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 15 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
53.00%
Alabama
86.09%
United States
89.74%

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 19 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
63.00%
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 125 patients.

This Provider This Provider
50.00%
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 38 patients.

This Provider This Provider
50.00%
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 232 patients.

This Provider This Provider
82.00%
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 61 patients.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
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 92 patients.

This Provider This Provider
90.00%
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 23 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
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 19 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
68.00%
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 21 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
52.00%
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%
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 3 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
67.00%
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 157 patients.

This Provider This Provider
48.00%
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 34 patients.

This Provider This Provider
85.00%
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 156 patients.

This Provider This Provider
56.00%
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 272 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
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 193 patients.

This Provider This Provider
84.00%
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 73 patients.

Note:
  • Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data for the measure.

This Provider This Provider
1.00%
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 72 patients.

Note:
  • Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data for the measure.

This Provider This Provider
88.00%
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
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

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

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

Highlands Medical Center Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Staff:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Promptness:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Details:

Night shift is terrible. Nobody knew anything about what they were doing. Day shift is so much better.Suzanne is a horrible nurse. Ask for somebody different if you get here.

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Date:

A Review by Anonymous

Highlands Medical Center Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Details:

IT IS A VERY GREAT HOSPITAL, I WOULD RECOMEND IT TO ANYONE. MUCH BETTER THAN HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL.

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Date:

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Last Modified

Monday, July 21, 2008 5:37 PM MST

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Nearby Hospitals

  1. Hospital
    Grove Hill Memorial Hospital
    Located 15.26 miles away in Grove Hill at 295 Jackson Highway S.
  2. Hospital
    Grandview Medical Center
    Located 35.49 miles away in Jasper at 1000 Highway 28.
Note: There are a total of 2 hospitals within 35 miles of this provider.

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Scottsboro at a Glance

Scottsboro has a total population of 14,762, of which 3,369 are children under the age of 18 and 2,325 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 39.6.

Total Population:
14,762
Median Age:
39.6
Males:
6,936 (47.0%)
Female:
7,826 (53.0%)
Children (0-17):
3,369 (22.8%)
Adults (18-64):
9,068 (61.4%)
Seniors (65+):
2,325 (15.7%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Scottsboro
Married:
6,924 (46.9%)
Divorced:
1,639 (11.1%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Scottsboro
Hispanic Ethnicity:
221 (1.50%)
White:
13,449 (91.11%)
African American:
788 (5.34%)
Asian:
79 (0.54%)
Pacific Islander:
4 (0.03%)
Indian:
150 (1.02%)
Other:
83 (0.56%)
Two or More:
209 (1.42%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Scottsboro

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.42, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.42 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
105
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
12
Rehab Centers:
1

Wealth

The median family income is $42,509 while the median household income is $32,654. Roughly 14.02% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$42,509
Household Income:
$32,654
In Poverty:
14.02%

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