PC Admin

PC Admin

Administrator
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Dedicated resource for University Of Alabama Hospital located in 619 SOUTH 19TH STREET - Birmingham, 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
010033
Address
619 SOUTH 19TH STREET
City
BIRMINGHAM
State
AL
ZIP Code
35233
County
JEFFERSON
Phone Number
2059344011
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Government - State
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Avg time patients spent in emergency dept before seen by a Medical Professional
27 minutes
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
5%
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
434 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
5.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
2.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
4.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
4.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
66%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
4%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
12%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
8.1%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
Significantly better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
2.5%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
15.4%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
8%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
12.1%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Better than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
3.3%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
7.02
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis National Comparison
Significantly better than the National Rate
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
4.12
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
5.83
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
0.53
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
0.98
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
1.4
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National Comparison
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Per 1000 persons
186.23
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Comparison
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.29
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.96
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
Significantly worse 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
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Average Cost For Heart Attack Patients Comparison
Significantly less than the National Average
Average Cost For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
Significantly less 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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rbeauty111

New Member
I always look for three things in a hospital – The staff, parking, and food and take a judgment call based on it.

There is ample parking space at UAB, with valet available. You also have a Starbucks immediately upon entering the building from the parking. Hospital has a comfortable and warm feeling which is comforting to the patients as well as their attendants. The staff at UAB is very courteous and are ever ready to help. I have been to the place many times and every time I've been treated well. Sometimes going to such hospitals can be very overwhelming, but kudos to the staff who are always ready to help you. Thanks to them, I have been able to navigate the appointments without any issues.

Oh one more thing, if you are going to UAB, please check out the Taco Salad... it is something to die for. I know a few friends who go to UAB just for the salad. Hope you also enjoy them.
 
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blessflow

New Member
We went to UAB because my mother was not able to breathe due to persistent racking cough. She was coughing so bad that she threw up, and was unable to breathe!!! UAB reception was useless. They said they would wheel in my mother on a priority basis and assured us about the doctor seeing her soon.

We never knew the “seeing her soon” would last for more than seven hours. She was at a stage where even the airbag was not helping her. When I asked how much longer would it take for the doctor to come and see my mother, the person at the reception said, “On, we have no idea. You see the doctor has been busy till now and once she is free, she will come and see your mother.” When they saw me getting irritated with the crap they just gave me, they came up with another gem. “You see, there is also the problem of beds. The rush has been so much that we are not sure when we can have an empty bed.” As a face-saver, they decided to send a guy and check out when the doctor would turn up. That he did not go and meet the doctor became amply clear when he went right past us without even acknowledging us.

Having had enough, I decided to leave AMA and asked my cousin to get the car around, settle her in, and drive to Brookwood. Despite all the happenings, the front desk lady had to gumption to say, “please visit us again.” That was it, and she and the entire team got an earful from me. I would suggest everyone to go to Brookwood. At least, the doctors there would take care of you and your loved ones. My mother received prompt care at Brookwood, and her coughing has also ceased.

AVOID GOING TO THE TRASH CALLED UAB!!!!
 
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stiflex

New Member
Visited UAB with a family member who had surgery scheduled here. So my review is what you call an outsider’s viewpoint.

Everyone at UAB hospital was very accommodating and professional right from the security to the aides, nurses, lab techs, the doctors and the specialists. All of them were friendly and ready to help the needy. The hospital premises were tidy and neat. The bathrooms were clean, and there was no litter in the hallways. The food was also very good. In fact, you do have various options for food at UAB. There is a food court, Starbucks, and Au Bon Pan. You also have vending machines located at several places in the hospital.
 
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LadyLuck7

New Member
The staff at UAB, nurses and the doctors are very professional and compassionate. They were nice to me and did not mind it when I asked them questions. They answered every single question with a smile, be it medical related or a general question. The rooms were tidy and well-kept. They even validated my parking. One might not like to visit a hospital ever, but if you do, then UAB at Birmingham is the one to go to!
 
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trebla2010

New Member
I am a healthcare professional, and I am really impressed with the UAB in Birmingham. I had taken my niece for an orthopedic appointment. The Ortho surgeon was very patient and explained every single option in great detail and which treatment would be suitable for my niece. I was amazed by this approach. I mean I have never seen a doctor explaining everything and discussing with the patient the pros and cons of each option. I must say this is the best facility. I was humbled by the presence of so many people, many of them outsiders who believed in the doctors working at University of Alabama.

Every single individual was highly professional and polite. The atmosphere prevalent in the hospital not only promoted healing but also gave hope.
 
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rubyclifton

New Member
Thank you, everyone, at UAB for taking care of my grannie in her last days. I know she was cranky and very hard to please. But she was happy. I know you gave it your best shot, not only for her but also for her family as we looked after her when she was there. I can still remember volunteers bringing us food and blankets when we kept vigil for her. Thank you, UAB hospital for everything!!! You will be in our prayers!!!
 
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