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DeKalb Regional Medical Center

DeKalb Regional Medical Center is a medical facility located in Fort Payne, AL. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™.

47%

Patient Experience Rating

17% lower than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2023)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

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

1 rating was worse than expected

  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

11 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

As Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

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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58%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

7% lower than the national average

47%

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

100%50%0%80%75%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%75%74%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%53%57%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%55%56%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%87%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%43%47%

DeKalb Regional Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%60%55%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%59%66%

Providers

Provider Reviews

First Dr. Guthrie prescribes me a medicine without explaining thoroughly to me that it should be taken with medicine I was already taking. Instead she left me thinking this new medicine was a replacement for my current medicine. In my opinion the new medicine was substantially weaker and I...

Unhappy Camper Apr 08 2024

Review for Dr. Guthrie

Listened to all my concerns before making suggestions on treatment for my condition.

Mar 30 2024

Review for Dr. Wills

The staff was great, very kind and very helpful. My appointments were great from the beginning to end. I want to thank everyone for their kindness.

Mary Anne Heck Mar 25 2024

Review for Dr. Saxena

Both Zach and Dr. Wills are good at working with me to determine the best holistic course of action.

Mar 20 2024

Review for Dr. Wills

He listens and provides sound advice using the latest advances in orthopedic medical science.

Tom Thrailkill Mar 08 2024

Review for Dr. Wills

Location

DeKalb Regional Medical Center

200 Medical Center Dr SW, Fort Payne AL 35968

CallDirections

(256) 845-3150

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is DeKalb Regional Medical Center located?

DeKalb Regional Medical Center is located at 200 Medical Center Dr SW, Fort Payne, AL 35968. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Has DeKalb Regional Medical Center won any recent awards from Healthgrades?

Yes, DeKalb Regional Medical Center has been awarded with Patient Safety Excellence Award™ in the past two years.

Is DeKalb Regional Medical Center highly rated with patients?

58% patients recommend this hospital. See Healthgrades for detailed clinical ratings by specialty.

Does DeKalb Regional Medical Center score well in safety ratings?

Healthgrades tracks outcome ratings for 12 hospital services. View more details here.

How do I get in at DeKalb Regional Medical Center?

Phone number, appointment information, and directions can be found on Healthgrades DeKalb Regional Medical Center profile..

How does DeKalb Regional Medical Center rank in terms of safety and outcomes?

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Contact Us

200 Medical Center Dr SW

Fort Payne, AL 35968

Directions

(256) 845-3150