St Vincent's Birmingham

901-909 Saint Vincents Drive, Birmingham, AL, United States   |   2059397000   |   Website   |  
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Year Established: 1898
St. Vincent's Birmingham is a general medical and surgical hospital in Birmingham, AL, with 409 beds. Survey data for the latest year available shows that 48,565 patients visited the hospital's emergency... more
Staff & Capacity
Beds: 409
Employees: 774
63%
(108 reviews)
United States: Ranked #4700
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"Probably the worst emergency..."

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sam Wilkinsn

"Probably the worst emergency..."

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the worst emergency room experience of my life. Went to er and they made me wait for HOURS in room. I thought they'd forgotten about me. I would have died if I hadn't screamed for help. All were... more

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Sam Wilkinsn

"Probably the worst emergency..."

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the worst emergency room experience of my life. Went to er and they made me wait for HOURS in room. I thought they'd forgotten about me. I would have died if I hadn't screamed for help. All were... more

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Susan Jackson

"Went to ER for..."

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to ER for dehydration. Wait time was ok. Nurse came in and drew blood and put in IV with no bag. Dr came in and because I said I smoked and was slightly wheezing, he brought up possibly having... more

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Timely & Effective Care

Heart Attack or Chest Pain

Statin at Discharge
Rate - 100%
(2% above the national rate)
Aspirin prescribed at discharge
Rate - 100%
(1% above the national rate)
Primary PCI Received Within 90 Minutes of Hospital Arrival
Rate - 100%
(4% above the national rate)

Preventive Care

Immunization for pneumonia
Rate - 97%
(5% above the national rate)
Immunization for influenza
Rate - 98%
(8% above the national rate)

Surgical Care Improvement Project

Prophylactic Antibiotic Selection for Surgical Patients
Rate - 98%
(equal to the the national rate)

Pregnancy and Delivery Care

Percent of newborns whose deliveries were scheduled early (1-3 weeks early), when a scheduled delivery was not medically necessary
Rate - 6%
(equal to the the national rate)
Readmissions Complications & Death
Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) 30-Day Mortality Rate
Rate - 15.3%
(0.1% above the national rate)
Pneumonia (PN) 30-Day Mortality Rate
Rate - 12.8%
(0.9% above the national rate)
Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) 30-Day Readmission Rate
Rate - 18.8%
(0.5% above the national rate)
Heart failure (HF) 30-Day Readmission Rate
Rate - 23.8%
(0.8% above the national rate)
Rate of readmission after hip/knee surgery
Rate - 6.6%
(1.2% above the national rate)
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 16.2%
(0.2% above the national rate)
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