PC Admin

PC Admin

Administrator
Staff member
Dedicated resource for DCH Regional Medical Center located in 809 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD EAST - Tuscaloosa, AL. Contains reports of complications, death rates etc. Reviews and real experiences of patients and their loved ones are invited. The treatment and medical care statistics listed below are updated and synced twice a year as per the 'Medicare Database' via an API.
 
Provider ID
010092
Address
809 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD EAST
City
TUSCALOOSA
State
AL
ZIP Code
35401
County
TUSCALOOSA
Phone Number
2057597111
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
5%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
Not Available
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
372 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
3.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
2.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
2.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
60%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
12%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
13%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
12.2%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
2.4%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
13.8%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
9%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
17.1%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
3.2%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
4.92
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis Per 1000 Persons
1.17
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.78
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.52
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Per 1000 persons
167.54
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.22
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.44
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections National Comparison
Significantly better than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Colon Surgery National Comparison
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Abdominal Hysterectomy
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Hospital Acquired Central Line Blood Infection Comparison
Significantly better than the National Rate
Rate of Unplanned Hospital Visits After Colonoscopy National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Attack 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Failure 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Pneumonia 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission After Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Overall Unplanned Readmission Rate
No Different than the National Rate
Average Cost For Heart Attack Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
Significantly greater than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
Significantly greater than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
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carmella1990

New Member
DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, AL, should be shuttered. They are terribly understaffed. I was forced to wait in the emergency room for 4 hours with a bleeding hand. They did not even offer a pain med or some sort of first aid. I passed out while waiting for my turn. Despite the severity, the doctor ordered some sutures and antibiotics. No tetanus or pain meds to tide over the pain.

Besides the shitty care, the employees were immensely rude. I will not be stepping in again.
 
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VaLeNtInE

New Member
I had a very positive experience while I was at the DCH ER. The nurses were slow but very competent. I was triaged quickly, and after 45 minutes of wait, I was taken back to the room and was joined by the doctor in less than five minutes.

The doctor was a nice lady and had excellent bedside manners. She was ready to hear me out and then order appropriate tests. She also made it a point to include my inputs while preparing a treatment plan. Very pleased with the quality of care as well as the service that I received at DCH Regional Medical Center
 
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1963jaydah

New Member
I am really impressed with the promptness of the people who work at DCH! My mother had gone there with unbearable pain. We had no clue that the pain was caused by a kidney stone, which was quite large and turning septic. This was a first for her and also the first for the family.

The nurse triaged her quickly and took her straight back to the room where the doctor suggested removal to reduce the chances of the infection spreading. An overnight stay ensued, and the stone was removed the next day. Very grateful to these angels!
 
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Keags

New Member
We were driving through the town when my wife suddenly fell ill. We were guided to this hospital. We drive in, and I was pleasantly surprised by the exceptional care that Diana got. The front desk helped me in getting the forms filled and checking out if the insurance coverage was there.

Once confirmed, the treatment process started. Diana was triaged and then taken back to the room within a few minutes. The doctor comes, thoroughly evaluates her and then prescribes an IV and some other meds. We are out of this hospital four hours after we rolled in. Thank you, everyone, for taking good care of Diana
 
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