Acute Care Hospital in Jackson, AL 36545


220 Hospital Drive Jackson, AL 36545
Phone: (251) 246-9021

The complication measures at Jackson Medical Center provide information about the medical problems some inpatients might experience while admitted in the hospital. Admitted patients sometimes get other injuries, conditions or complications that may be life threatening. When hospitals follow best practices for treating patients, serious complications are often prevented.

The complication measures evaluate serious events such as healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and complications after certain surgical procedures.

Surgical Complications

The measures for surgical complications provide information about the problems developed by patients after having certain surgical procedures and how often those patients that were admitted with certain conditions died while they were in the hospital. These surgical complications can often be prevented if hospitals follow procedures based on best practices and scientific evidence.

MeasureHospital AverageHow this Hospital Compares
Serious complications0.80% Measure: Serious complications
Sample data was collected between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2014
No different than the National Rate of 0.81%

A higher percentage of serious but potentially preventable, complications might be a sign of lesser quality hospital care. Hospitals could reduce the chance of serious complications by following safe care practices

Collapsed lung due to medical treatment0.39% Measure: Collapsed lung due to medical treatment
Sample data was collected between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2014
No different than the National Rate of 0.39%

Cases of collapsed lung that results from medical treatment (Iatrogenic pneumothorax, adult).

Serious blood clots after surgeryNot Available Measure: Serious blood clots after surgery
Sample data was collected between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2014
Number of Cases Too Small

This measure refers to blood clots, in the lung or a large vein, after surgery (perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate). [1]

Accidental cuts from medical treatment1.75% Measure: Accidental cuts from medical treatment
Sample data was collected between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2014
No different than the National Rate of 1.81%

This measure refers to accidental cuts and tears from medical treatment (accidental puncture or laceration).

Healthcare Associated Infections

The healthcare-associated infections (HAI) measures provide information on infections that happen while the patient is in the hospital. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects this information and encourages hospitals to use CDC-recommended infection control steps to prevent healthcare-associated infections.

MeasureHospital AverageHow this Hospital Compares
Intestinal infections0.000 Measure: Intestinal infections
Sample data was collected between 04/01/2014 and 03/31/2015
No Different than National Benchmark of 1

Clostridium difficile (C.diff.) Laboratory-identified Events (Intestinal infections)
This measure compares the number of positive cases for Clostridium difficile on stool specimens tested four or more days after the patient entered the hospital to a national benchmark. Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) is a bacteria that causes inflammation of the colon and can cause severe diarrhea, fever, appetite loss, nausea, and abdominal pain. C. diff. can be prevented from being transmitted to patients by taking certain precautions: washing hands, using protective gloves and gowns, sterilizing equipment, covering the mouth, nose, and eyes and practicing responsible use of antibiotics. [8]

A lower number is better better. A score of zero is best.

  • [1] The number of cases/patients is too few to report.
  • [8] The lower limit of the confidence interval cannot be calculated if the number of observed infections equals zero.