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Rated Better Than Expected in 1 safety indicators

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital

Rated As Expected in 11 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • 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
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated Worse Than Expected in 1 safety indicators

  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
0 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Marshall Medical Center North

8000 Al Highway 69
Guntersville, AL 35976