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Quality Measures 2018-04-09T14:40:26+00:00

Patient Satisfaction

At Southeast Alabama Medical Center each staff member is committed to providing high quality care with warmth, compassion and personal attention. All of our employees share a commitment to patient satisfaction and providing exceptional care. As an organization we are focused on the continuous monitoring and improvement of the experiences our patients have while in our care. One of the ways we benchmark our performance is by participating in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). It is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during their recent hospital stay. Use the results shown here to compare SAMC hospitals based on 11 important hospital quality topics.

Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital

SAMC 73%
Alabama Average 70%
National Average 72%

Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale of 0 to 10 (highest)

SAMC 71%
Alabama Average 71%
National Average 73%

Patients who reported that their nurses “Always” communicated well

SAMC 76%
Alabama Average 81%
National Average 80%

Patients who reported that their doctors “Always” communicated well

SAMC 81%
Alabama Average 85%
National Average 82%

Patients who reported that they “Always” received help as soon as they wanted

SAMC 57%
Alabama Average 69%
National Average 69%

Patients who reported that their pain was “Always” well controlled

SAMC 65%
Alabama Average 74%
National Average 71%

Patients who reported that staff “Always” explained about medicines before giving it to them

SAMC 61%
Alabama Average 68%
National Average 65%

Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were “Always” clean

SAMC 69%
Alabama Average 73%
National Average 75%

Patients who reported that the area around their room was “Always” quiet at night

SAMC 66%
Alabama Average 71%
National Average 63%

Patients who “Strongly Agree” they understood their care when they left the hospital

SAMC 50%
Alabama Average 49%
National Average 52%

Patients who reported YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home

SAMC 86%
Alabama Average 86%
National Average 87%

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Source: Medicare.gov Hospital Compare
Date Retrieved:  April 2018