Top Neurology Hospital High Cost Southeast Alabama Medical Center (Dothan, AL) Complication Rates & Reviews

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PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Southeast Alabama Medical Center located in 1108 ROSS CLARK CIRCLE, DOTHAN, 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
010001
Address
1108 ROSS CLARK CIRCLE
City
DOTHAN
State
AL
ZIP Code
36301
County
HOUSTON
Phone Number
3347938701
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Emergency Department Volume
high
Avg time patients spent in emergency dept before seen by a Medical Professional
38 minutes
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
3%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
Not Available
Median time to Pain Med in Emergency Dept
68 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
233 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
2.00 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 (%)
50%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
13%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
14.5%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
12.5%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
4.5%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
13.7%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
8.9%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
16.2%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different 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
6.02
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
5.57
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
4.45
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
0.57
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
1.13
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.17
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
161.31
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
0.38
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.65
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Colon Surgery National Comparison
Significantly netter than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Abdominal Hysterectomy
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 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
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
Significantly greater than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
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Locke

New Member
SAMC is a great hospital. The team out there is excellent. Right from the staff at the waiting area to the doctors and nurses, everyone took good care of my son. Unlike other nearby hospitals, the doctors were very friendly and knew what they were talking. My son was admitted with a raging fever and the hospital we got him admitted previously did not have a clue about what was affecting him. They put him on IV and when the fever was not subsiding, asked us to take him away.

However, the response at SAMC was completely different. We got him into ER from where they got him admitted and ran a few tests which revealed that he had a bile infection and started prompt treatment. Thanks to these lovely angels, Mike is doing fine now.

Oops, almost forgot. The cafeteria at SAMC is worth dying for…great food at great prices, and the staff is also very friendly.
 
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Bobby

New Member
SAMC, please pull up your socks and get some nurses who at least know what they are doing.

I had visited Southeast with my dad as he was having trouble eating due to continuous wheezing. He was triaged and sent to a floor. After that, there were no visits either from the doctor or nurses, and I had to fight with them because he was getting worse. Finally, a doctor came and diagnosed him with inflamed trachea and advised us to admit him for treatment and close observation for a day or two.

After being admitted, I had few doubts and went to the nursing station to get it cleared. To my surprise, the nurses present there had no idea about my dad’s condition…they were searching for some answer. I had to revisit the station because these dumbos forgot to give him his meds and surprise surprise they did not even have his med list with them. Jeez….it was a nightmare keeping him there. But I would also say the doctor was nice and when I complained to her about the lack of medicines and attention, she made sure my dad was looked after in a better manner. Thanks, Maria!!
 
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jackson64

New Member
I had gone to Southeast Alabama Medical Center after injuring myself in a road accident. I had suffered whiplash and just wanted to make sure everything was okay with me. My whole stay at SAMC lasted 10 minutes. The doctor came, saw me, gave pain meds without any inquiry, and discharged me.

Hello, what about some questions, x-rays, etc. What if I had developed any further complications due to improper diagnosis?

The less said about hygiene in the ER room, the better. The floor was dirty, the bathroom was stinking, and the bedsheets were filthy. It seemed the last time this floor had seen a mop was eons ago. If this is was my experience in the ER, I shudder to think what would have been my experience if I had got admitted here.
 
Erica

Erica

New Member
Awesome experience at an awesome hospital. Everyone, right from the staff to nurses were friendly and took good care of my daughter, who went for an endoscopy. She gets very terrified whenever there is the talk of putting a tube inside her and had gagged during two previous attempts; but this time, she did not gag. I could not catch the name of the doctor, but she was wonderful. My daughter was also happy that the whole procedure went off smoothly.
 
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Jaques

New Member
If you want wonderful care, then SAMC is the hospital. If you want highly qualified physicians and wonderful and committed nurses, then SAMC is the hospital. If you want a positive outcome for your ailment, then SAMC is the hospital. I had undergone an orthopedic surgery here, and the whole experience was wonderful. I will always go to SAMC for any healthcare issues.
 
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haller

New Member
I am not sure how people like this shithole. If there is an award for the worst hospital in the entire world, then this would be the one. Even hospitals in Africa would be better than SAMC. The staff and doctors were kind and very cooperative, but the facilities were the worst. The hallways and the bathroom felt it needed to be cleaned urgently. It was stinking. I can understand if the hospital is understaffed, but this is atrocious. Once my brother recovers from his surgery, we would never step into this hospital again.
 
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jha

New Member
My mother had gone to SAMC for a routine mammogram. To our pleasant surprise, the staff told that they have upgraded and have state-of-the-art 3D mammography! We have been visiting this hospital for several years now, and the staff has always been nice and wonderful.
 
spike

spike

New Member
I had been to SAMC to have a surgery on my right leg to address an old shrapnel wound. The doctors at the other hospital, which I visited before SAMC, advised me to get my right leg amputated since the infection had gotten worse, and it would be impossible to save my leg. I wanted a second opinion and went to SAMC. I first made a trip to the ED, where the wonderful staff got my infection cleaned up and referred me to a general surgeon. He was courteous, had a good look at the infection and then suggested a surgical procedure to remove the shrapnel and to address the infection. I agreed to it and underwent surgery and have recovered well.

This was way back in 2015, and till this day, my infection has not returned, and I am even training for a marathon. Thanks to the wonderful, efficient and courteous staff, I still have my right leg!!!
 
helper

helper

New Member
I visited SAMC for treating my inflamed appendix. My whole hospital experience, right from the beginning to the end, was wonderful. I had previously visited the ED due to severe abdominal pain, and the ED doctor referred me to a GI. The GI did a thorough inspection and suggested the removal of the appendix. I agreed to the same and was wheeled into OR where the staff ensured that I was kept updated about the entire thing. The procedure went off smoothly and thanks to the excellent care, I was up and running in a week.
 
Devil

Devil

New Member
I was scheduled to have chemotherapy at SAMC. However, due to some scheduling blunder, my chemotherapy session got postponed for two weeks. Not only did the staff call me up to inform me about this problem, but they also did it well before time so I did not end up taking the journey. Once the scheduled date arrived, they called me up to confirm the session and arranged for a vehicle when I told them that my vehicle had broken down and I would reach the hospital late.

When I landed at the hospital, the support staff, as well as the nurses, apologized profusely for the confusion. Now that is called courtesy, and you would receive it only from SAMC. The session itself went off smoothly.
 
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