Top Pulmonary Hospital Dekalb Regional Medical Center (Fort Payne, AL) Complication Rates & Reviews

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PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Dekalb Regional Medical Center located in 200 MED CENTER DRIVE - Fort Payne, AL. Containing 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
010012
Address
200 MED CENTER DRIVE
City
FORT PAYNE
State
AL
ZIP Code
35968
County
DE KALB
Phone Number
2568453150
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Proprietary
Emergency Department Volume
medium
Avg time patients spent in emergency dept before seen by a Medical Professional
21 minutes
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
2%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
2 minutes
Median time to Pain Med in Emergency Dept
50 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
213 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
3.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
66%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
9%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
16%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
13.8%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
Not Available
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
Not Available
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
15.1%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
7.6%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
21.9%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
Not Available
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
Not Available
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
7.69
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
3.39
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
5.47
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis Per 1000 Persons
0.8
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
1.21
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.22
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.27
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.71
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
No Different 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 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Stroke Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Pneumonia 30-Day Readmission Rate 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
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
Not Available
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Oakster

Oakster

New Member
DeKalb Regional Medical Center sucks!!!

The nurses are very rude, and the doctors play their part in making the patients feel uneasy. A few weeks ago, I had a bout of flu and went to the ER. This was a Tuesday. I went to the ER, spoke to the nurse and the doc and was diagnosed as having a bad case of flu and prescribed some medications. I was asked to follow up after three days. Even if I did not want to, I had to follow up because the medications gave me rashes all over the body. When I pointed this out to them, the doctor told me nothing could be done for that. She even had the gall to tell me to look at the positive side, which was my flu had vanished….Positive side, my foot.

Please avoid this garbage.
 
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zack

New Member
I was having a niggling pain in my right shoulder and was on medications for quite some time. Even PT did not help. Sensing something else is the issue, my orthopedist asked me to get an MR arthrogram to decide further course of action. I went to DRMC where I met Dr. Mill. He was a great guy and did a wonderful job with the injection. The support staff of Josh, Kathy, and Alisha also ensured that my procedure went off smoothly without any hitches! I am very happy that we have such a great hospital in our town.
 
monica369

monica369

New Member
DeKalb Regional has one of the worst ER facility in the entire region, might be even the country. If you have insurance, then you are God to them. If not, then you will be left to rot. They are showing this attitude because they are a privately owned facility. This hospital needs to be shut down. They are least bothered about the patients and more worried about your money. If you are looking for medical attention and are located in northeast Alabama, then please visit Huntsville Hospital. You would be welcomed there and treated like a family.
 
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morgan

New Member
I had undergone shoulder surgery and had some complications and was forced to undergo numerous procedures and tests. I have to tell you, not even a single time did my treatment team snigger or get angry. They were courteous and always ensured that I was conformable during the procedure and tests. I would recommend DRMC to all those who want good care by trusted medical professionals.
 
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ty

New Member
My wife was asked by her doctor to get a CT brain for determining the progress of a clot in her brain. She has issues with closed spaces, so getting a CT was a big problem. The first time was easy because she was unconscious. However, the team doing the CT scan were super helpful and did an amazing job!
 
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felicity950

New Member
I underwent a range of cardiac tests like echo, stress test, as well as PFT. I could not have asked for better care. The facility was very clean, and the staff was friendly.
 
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annabelle281

New Member
We were visiting my sister in Alabama and had gone camping. During the trip, my daughter slipped and got injured in her leg. Not knowing where to go, we asked a passerby to tell a hospital that would treat her, and she said, “DRMC, go there. Your child will be safe.” We went to the hospital, and I was pleasantly surprised by the prompt action taken by the hospital. The ER staff first addressed the minor scrapes, did x-rays and sent it to the orthopedist, who had come down only to treat this case. He ordered a surgery, and the OR was ready in a jiffy and he did the surgery.

I would be ashamed if I did not thank everyone who played a role in treating my princess. Right from the receptionist, to the support staff, nurses, anesthetist, and the surgeon, everybody was professional and took good care of our princess. Might be wondering what is so great about this? Well this happened on a Sunday, so you see the reason for wonderful words. I am not sure I would have got such wonderful care at a big hospital in the city.

The injury is healing well, and we are doing regular follow up in Texas. A big shout out to the whole staff as well as DRMC who appointed such lovely people.
 
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Flame

New Member
My lower back injury had flared up, and my doctor had asked me to report to the nearest ER immediately, and I reached this place. I told the ER nurse about my problem. He listened very intently and then proceeded to make me comfortable in a hard chair. The moment I sat down, I had a severe pain that coursed through my back, and I let out a cry of anguish. He took an eternity to get the doctor who I felt was competing with the nurse in stupidity competition. They gave me pain medication and sent me home. My pain worsened and I went to another hospital which promptly admitted me and informed my orthopedist and treated me well.

I think the owner of DRMC has to take charge and set things right; otherwise, things would only go from bad to worse.
 
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