DeKalb Regional Medical Center


Patients that would definitely recommend
17% lower than the national average

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

12 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
10% lower than the national average


Would definitely recommend
17% lower than the national average

DeKalb Regional Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well


Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well


Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients


Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home


Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital


Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff


DeKalb Regional Medical Center

National Average


Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night



Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean



Provider Reviews

Professional and caring physician. Really takes time to listen to you.

Dec 31 2020

Review for Dr. Cole

Dr Thompson is a fantastic surgeon! He has done two surgeries for me, 3 surgeries for a friend & doing one soon for my niece. His demeanor is so professional and personable! I highly recommend him for any surgery as he's the best there is!

Kathy S Dec 04 2020

Review for Dr. Thompson

Dr. Hester is amazing. No stiches or staples to be removed after my shoulder Shoulder Surgery and the CRNP Shelley Laney is also wonderful with the pre and post surgery care.

Cindy Jordan Nov 26 2020

Review for Dr. Hester

Dr Khusro is a very experienced & thorough Psychiatrist. I have seen a few & I rate her well above the rest. She listens to me. I am stable on meds & happy to have her as my Doctor.

Dawn Nov 12 2020

Review for Dr. Khusro

Arrogant doctor. Does not listen to patient needs and has a poor bedside manner. Would not recommend. Save yourself the headache and choose a doctor who cares about you.

Nov 11 2020

Review for Dr. Malhotra


DeKalb Regional Medical Center

200 Medical Center Dr SW, Fort Payne, AL 35968

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