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PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Highlands Medical Center located in 380 WOODS COVE ROAD - Scottsboro, 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
010061
Address
380 WOODS COVE ROAD
City
SCOTTSBORO
State
AL
ZIP Code
35768
County
JACKSON
Phone Number
2562594444
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Emergency Department Volume
low
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
3%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
9 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
303 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
2.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
2.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
4.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
69%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
12%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
Not Available
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
Not Available
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 (%)
Not Available
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
Not Available
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
12.9%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
8.8%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
13.9%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
2.6%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
8.54
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
3.46
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
4.91
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
0.95
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
1.25
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
1.16
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.25
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.49
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 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
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
Number of Cases Too Small
Average Cost For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
Significantly greater than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Significantly lesser than the National Average
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ilyas

New Member
Dr. Espinel is a disgrace on the entire medical fraternity. He is very rude and condescending. The doctor does not know how to respect an elderly lady. He shouted at my elderly grandma when she asked a question. I do not know how he is even allowed to practice. If being rude was enough, then it would have been okay; but this idiot does not even know basic things. He is an incompetent shithead. If this nincompoop is going to see us, then I am ready to take my family's business to some other hospital where my family would get respect and real care.
 
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noisyboy

New Member
I have read reviews about this hospital on a few forums, and a majority of them seem to diss this hospital. My experience at this place has been quite contrary. I have been to the ER twice with a three-month gap between the two visits.

Both times, the ER team were excellent and provided outstanding care. The nurses were friendly, and the doctors had excellent bedside manners. They treated me well, and that is what matters to me. Maybe I am lucky, but then I am not complaining
 
jordy

jordy

New Member
My wife underwent surgery at Highlands Medical Center a few months back, and she was treated well. The operation started at the scheduled time. The surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses ensured that Debbie was comfortable and understood everything about the surgery. The post-recovery phase was also excellent. We were out of the hospital by 3 pm. Very pleased with the care that she got here.
 
guillermo

guillermo

New Member
I visited Highlands Medical Center twice. Once for an ER visit and once for a surgery. The ER visit was done at 3 AM, and I got unbelievable care even at that ungodly hours. I was checked in quickly, and the doctor was beside me in a matter of minutes. I was delighted with the care I got in the ER.

The latest visit was in April when I went there for surgery. The surgeon was a wonderful person and explained the whole procedure and how would it help in bettering the quality of my life. The surgeon encouraged me to ask questions and answered them in a language I could understand. My surgery was a success. The recovery is right on track.

I have decided to visit this hospital for all my medical needs. Thank you, Highlands Medical Center, for treating me well
 
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