Helen Keller Hospital

1300 S Montgomery Ave, Sheffield AL, 35660

(256) 386-4196

74% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

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Helen Keller Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades for 0 Hospital Quality Award in the last 12 months

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Our Clinical Quality

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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* Number of cases may not represent total volume.

Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 413 cases.

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As Expected
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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 39 cases.

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Worse Than Expected
Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 50 cases.

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Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 105 cases.

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Worse Than Expected
Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 464 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 100 cases.

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Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 101 cases.

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Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 95 cases.

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Worse Than Expected
Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 275 cases.

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Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 46 cases.

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Complication Based Ratings

 
Hospital
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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 104 hospital cases and a national average of 119 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
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Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 178 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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National Average
Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 243 hospital cases and a national average of 234 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 83 hospital cases and a national average of 201 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 347 hospital cases and a national average of 363 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 53 hospital cases and a national average of 65 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 470 cases.

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Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 451 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 37 hospital cases and a national average of 189 cases.

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Data Source

Our Patient Experience

After leaving the hospital, patients are randomly selected to answer the standardized, multiple-question survey developed by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Healthgrades obtains this survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

74% of patients would definitely
recommend this hospital

  • Helen Keller Hospital
  • National average
  • Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 (high)

  • Doctors always communicated well

  • Nurses always communicated well

  • Patients always received help as soon as they wanted

  • Staff always explained

  • Pain was always well controlled

  • Always quiet at night

  • Room was always clean

  • Yes, staff did give patients this information

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Our Patient Safety Ratings

Patient safety ratings show you how well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications. Look for hospitals that are rated “Better Than Expected" or "As Expected" to reduce your risk.

Rated Better Than Expected in 1 safety indicators

  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest

Rated As Expected in 8 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated Worse Than Expected in 0 safety indicators

0 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Helen Keller Hospital

1300 S Montgomery Ave
Sheffield, AL 35660