Putnam Community Medical Center

Detailed report on the hospital located in Palatka, Florida (FL).

Putnam Community Medical Center is a for-profit acute care hospital based at Highway 20 W in Palatka, FL. 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 2,338 Medicare patients were given 19,912 days of PPS inpatient care and services. The provider was reimbursed $22,820,480 by Medicare for those services. 7,472 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $3,712,281 by Medicare for these services.

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

Overall Rating

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Rated 1.67 out of 5 from 9 User Reviews
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Rated 1.56 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

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Rated 1.56 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

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Rated 1.67 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

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Rated 1.44 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Facility Type

Acute Care

Ownership Type

Proprietary

Address

Highway 20 W
Palatka, FL 32178

Phone Number

(386) 326-8500

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Florida
167 (94.89%)
United States
3,333 (77.01%)

Emergency Services

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers emergency care services.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Florida
168 (95.45%)
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 9 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Florida
83.18%
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 33 patients.

This Provider This Provider
94.00%
Florida
87.78%
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 43 patients.

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100.00%
Florida
91.75%
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 77 patients.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Florida
82.27%
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 236 patients.

This Provider This Provider
81.00%
Florida
61.46%
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 60 patients.

This Provider This Provider
92.00%
Florida
64.14%
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 275 patients.

This Provider This Provider
79.00%
Florida
73.86%
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 77 patients.

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100.00%
Florida
90.11%
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 141 patients.

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94.00%
Florida
88.14%
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 40 patients.

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92.00%
Florida
89.56%
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 86 patients.

This Provider This Provider
92.00%
Florida
93.25%
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 78 patients.

This Provider This Provider
94.00%
Florida
88.92%
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 7 patients.

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

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43.00%
Florida
32.66%
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 11 patients.

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

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100.00%
Florida
92.07%
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 275 patients.

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100.00%
Florida
89.55%
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 66 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Florida
90.99%
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 182 patients.

This Provider This Provider
92.00%
Florida
67.34%
United States
69.00%

Pneumonia Patients Given Oxygenation Assessment

The percentage of pneumonia patients given oxygenation assessment. The sample size for this measure was 302 patients.

This Provider This Provider
99.00%
Florida
99.38%
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 185 patients.

This Provider This Provider
90.00%
Florida
83.63%
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 141 patients.

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

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72.00%
Florida
83.05%
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 135 patients.

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

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48.00%
Florida
70.12%
United States
71.77%

Mortality Rates

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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.

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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
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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]

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2,338
Florida Average
3,510
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]

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19,912
Florida Average
26,657
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.

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7,472
Florida Average
10,411
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]

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19,973
Florida Average
26,882
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]

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3,621
Florida Average
4,561
United States Average
2,995

Financials

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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]

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$22,820,480
Florida Average
$38,611,039
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
$1,143
Florida Average
$1,436
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
$6,302
Florida Average
$8,465
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
$3,712,281
Florida Average
$7,170,737
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
$9,761
Florida Average
$11,002
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
$1,146
Florida Average
$1,448
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
$497
Florida Average
$689
United States Average
$786

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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If you come into this hospital not sick trust and believe you will leave out sick. This hospital is discusting. Their bathrooms are filthy and very much outdated. The only thing new in this hospital are the black chairs which they thought would make the facility appear clean and refreshing. Their doctors are very rude. I don't even know how many actual rel nurses work here. There are a couple of real nurses who work at other hospitals that have to come here to help bad those nurses actually know what they are doing. The rns do the doctors job. There is an old fat almost bald Doctor who works here and he is very lazy. He didn't try to figure out what was wrong with my knee. He just tried to but me in a brace. I should report them for insurance fraud because I was only seem for like five minutes and they billed me for nothing. What kind of shit is that?!!!!!!

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A Review by Anonymous

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This is the worst damn hospital every. You might as well die before going there. There are some old fat lazy doctors there who are rude and very smart mouth. If other hospitals are too far away then just go ahead and go there because palatka hospital sucks. You might as well die. That place is a death wish. No lie. I sat there 2 hours before even being seen by the lazy fat ass four eyed Doctor. His bald headed as gave me so much attitude. They must have gotten their degrees from online classes. Excuse my language, but if you want the a true review then here it is.

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Tricare
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We took my 1 year to the ER worried that he would need stitches on his lip after falling while here visiting family. The staff was "Ok" but nothing overly caring or friendly. We were stuck in a little corner in a chair where staff were coming and going to the small computer constantly and promised a room with a bed when one "became available" which never happened. The PA we finally saw was ok but put gloves on his hands then went to the computer typing etc (that had been touched all night we watched) hen proceeded to walk over hand my son a matchbox car as a distraction (that has been touched by who knows how many sick kids) then took his dirty contaminated gloves hands and put then into my sons mouth!! After touching everything else along the way! Just disgusting and unprofessional...we will never visit this ER ever again make the drive to Shands.

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A Review by Anonymous

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When it comes to going to the lab for blood work etc... There are times when staff are conversating instead of getting people that's trying to get to work out in time now this new process slows up progress.

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
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I got Necrotizing Fasciitis from an ER visit. I went in for a simple abscess and a couple days later I had to go back because the area got worse. I was rushed to Shand's in Gainesville after a few days because PCMC was not equipped to handle the situation. They could have killed me. I'm glad they had the presence of mind to get me out of there.

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Medicaid / Medi-Cal
Details:

the hospital sucks you all KILLED my 17 year old daughter and did nothing to the nurse or doctor that KILLED my daughter.Hope you ALL rot in hell

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A Review by Anonymous

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If you have options, please go somewhere else. We have an elderly family member in the area and after her last experience in this hospital, has requested that we risk taking the time to drive her somewhere else because the risk to her health by being admitted to this place is so great. The staff does not understand customer service and chooses to maintain an us vs. them mentality when it comes to dealing with patients and family. I even had a nurse tell me privately to get my family member transferred out of there asap if I wanted her to get better. We also had personal items stolen from her room and were told by the hospital not to file a police report. You have been warned.

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no gloves used by emergency staff

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A Review by Anonymous

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Appearance is dirty. The fast track is short of being fast. They take you to the back waiting area and you sit there like that of a clinic. The docotrs do not even call you to discuss your test results in confidence. My experience was the doctor came up to me in front of all those still in the waiting area and proceeded to ask questions about a prior surgery I had just been recovering from and than proceeded to discuss what was wrong with me. What HIPPA laws did he break? Than of course sometime after my surgery and hospital stay I discovered I had MRSA which was in the area that my surgery was done. My hopsital stay was not at all a positive experience. The staff did not use gloves for most of the care I was given in my room. I was given too much morphine drip which I had a bad reaction to. The staff was rude well for better clearification they were unfriendly. It was as if I were a bother to them to have to respond to my needs during my stay. When ever I would visit the ER room the staff act as if they don't like there positions or enviornment anymore than I or others that end of at this facility. I would and so many others who I have talked with while in the ER prefer to go to Shands in Gainesville than to have to wait in your hospital ER room. Its clear that this facility is in a very poor county and the majority of patients who use this facility are either self paid or medicaid/medicare patients and the profit loss from treating integent/poor people for the hospital is high. This limits the extended care or extra tests that might have been done vs. the care and treatment that a Blue Cross Insured person would receive. The overall experience is not comforting. I actully would choose to go to Gainesville and spend the extra gas because I know the hospital is well staffed and prepared to handle any emergency situation. Its the confidence of the staff that lends this comfort.

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Discussions

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Rt knee swelling, pain and numbness

Rt knee swelling, pain and numbness
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Hit by an 85 lb. Pit bull straight on into my rt knee

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:18 PM MST

An 85 lbs got me in my rt knee

An 85 lbs got me in my rt knee
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I have numbness,pain and swelling

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Anonymous
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Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:15 PM MST

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Palatka at a Glance

Palatka has a total population of 10,033, of which 2,873 are children under the age of 18 and 1,774 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 34.4.

Total Population:
10,033
Median Age:
34.4
Males:
4,516 (45.0%)
Female:
5,517 (55.0%)
Children (0-17):
2,873 (28.6%)
Adults (18-64):
5,386 (53.7%)
Seniors (65+):
1,774 (17.7%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Palatka
Married:
3,366 (33.5%)
Divorced:
949 (9.5%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Palatka
Hispanic Ethnicity:
284 (2.83%)
White:
4,909 (48.93%)
African American:
4,859 (48.43%)
Asian:
44 (0.44%)
Pacific Islander:
1 (0.01%)
Indian:
16 (0.16%)
Other:
104 (1.04%)
Two or More:
100 (1.00%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Palatka

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.50, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.50 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
326
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
3
Medical Suppliers:
13
Rehab Centers:
3

Wealth

The median family income is $26,076 while the median household income is $18,129. Roughly 32.40% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$26,076
Household Income:
$18,129
In Poverty:
32.40%

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