Low Cost Marshall Medical Center South (Boaz, AL) Complication Rates & Reviews

PC Admin

PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Marshall Medical Center South located in 2505 U S HIGHWAY 431 NORTH - Boaz, 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
010005
Address
2505 U S HIGHWAY 431 NORTH
City
BOAZ
State
AL
ZIP Code
35957
County
MARSHALL
Phone Number
2565938310
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Avg time patients spent in emergency dept before seen by a Medical Professional
22 minutes
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
2%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
14 minutes
Median time to Pain Med in Emergency Dept
65 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
242 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
3.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
3.00 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 (%)
68%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
8%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
15.5%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
15.3%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
Worse 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 (%)
15.7%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
10.9%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
20.8%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
3%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
12.17
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
3.17
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
5.2
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
0.75
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
1.3
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.7
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
181.81
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
0.24
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.09
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Colon Surgery 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
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
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Significantly lesser than the National Average
Fiona

Fiona

New Member
I suffered multiple fractures during a vehicle collision and had undergone few surgeries to correct my hand and my spine and each time I was at MMCS, it was ensured that I was in good hands. I do not think any hospital would care so much for their patients. The doctors are wonderful and efficient, the staff is courteous, and the aides and nurses are top-notch. I might have been to the hospital nearly five to ten times over the past two years, and each time, I was treated well. Thank you, angels!!!!
 
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Kong

New Member
MMCS has some of the wonderful staff and doctors when compared to other hospitals in this region. They are courteous, efficient and most importantly wonderful human beings. However, I cannot say the same about their billing department. It is very pathetic. They do not know the happenings in the hospital. Each individual sitting on that chair tells a different story. These guys only know about collections which again is completely ridden with errors. They told me that my account in collections was pulled from collections due to pending payments. It was a surprise because I did not have a bill in collections and always made prompt payments. It was later realized that it was a mistake on the part of the billing department and not mine.
 
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lou

New Member
My husband was having difficulty speaking properly, and we rushed him into the ER. The staff there told us he might have had a heart attack and would need to admit him there. Having no other option, we ended up agreeing with it. I am happy that we did. These guys saved his life. We went from ED to ICU and based on his progress to the general floor. MMCS has clean rooms, very attentive staff, and most importantly a very competent medical staff. Keep up the good work.
 
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Shrek

New Member
Don't know about others, but for us, this is the worst hospital ever. My son was admitted here with a staph infection, and whenever we asked the nurses any questions, all we got was “Ask the concerned doctor.” As if we did not know that. The nurses at nursing stations were just whiling away their time. Even when they are sitting there, they would not respond to your calls. One or two nurses were rude to my son, and I had to intervene and only after threatening to file a police complaint, did they back off. The nurses were neither comforting nor knowledgeable. There was a complete lack of hygiene in the hospital, and medical wastes were just left on the floor. This place sucks!!!! It was a herculean task to get my son discharged. Finally, we got him discharged and admitted him to Gadsden Regional, where the picture was completely different.
 
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bret48

New Member
I had an awful experience at Marshall Medical Center South a few years back when I went there with a friend who was complaining of chest pain. The service was pathetic and the staff very rude and disrespectful. After the bitter experience, I had vowed never to step my foot at MMCS again.

However, a few days back, my son requested me to take him to the nearest hospital as he was in unbearable pain. I had no other choice, but to take him to MMCS. The person who attended to him was very polite and kept him engaged him until the doctor came. Once the doctor came, my son was checked and had an IV drip put up and a few tests were ordered. Till the time the results came, the doctor pulled a chair and sat next to my son and started talking with him and asked about his favorite baseball team, which games he played in the school, etc. The whole time my son was there, the ER team treated him with respect. Once the results came, the doctor gave us all clear and gave some meds for treating the abdominal pain. I might have spent some time at the ER, but it was not a wastage of time.

After this experience, I would surely take my family members to MMCS for any ailments. Guys, the ER team needs to have a super hike for the way they treat their patients!!!!!
 
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nahla

New Member
I have not visited any other departments at MMCS, so it won't be right on my part to comment on how they work and how the team there works. I have been to Women’s Center with my wife and the staff there was very cordial and took all the steps to ensure that our stay there was pleasant. The doctor delivered our princess and the all the procedure and formalities were completed in a jiffy, and we were never bothered for anything. Thank you, team!!! You will always be in our prayers.
 
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