North Carolina Specialty Hospital

North Carolina Specialty Hospital
3916 BEN FRANKLIN BOULEVARD
DURHAM, NC 27704
919-956-9300

Type: Acute Care
Ownership: Proprietary
Emergency Services: YES

Hospital Ratings: Patient ExperiencesThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Patients who said their nurses "Always" communicated well867976
Patients who said their doctors "Always" communicated well928380
Patients who said they "Always" received help as soon as desired806764
Patients who said their pain was "Always" well controlled787169
Patients who said staff "Always" explained medicines before administering736260
Patients who said their room and bathroom were "Always" cleans877071
Patients who said the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night836258
Patients who said they were told what to do during their recovery at home91781
Patients who rated the hospital a 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest)886967
Patients who said they would definitely recommend the hospital917169
Hospital Ratings: Medical ImagingThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Outpatients with low back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments first, such as physical therapy. (If a number is high, it may mean the facility is doing too many unnecessary MRIs for low back pain.)N/A3133
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram. (A number that is much lower than 8% may mean there's not enough follow-up. A number much higher than 14% may mean there's too much unnecessary follow-up.)N/A88
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were "combination" (double) scans. (The range for this measure is 0 to 1. A number very close to 1 may mean that too many patients are being given a double scan when a single scan is sufficient.)N/A0.0370.054
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were "combination" (double) scans. (The range for this measure is 0 to 1. A number very close to 1 may mean that too many patients are being given a double scan when a single scan is sufficient.)N/A0.1150.191
Hospital Ratings: Care ResultsThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Death Rate for Heart Attack PatientsN/A12.71216.2
Death Rate for Heart Failure PatientsN/A8.67411.2
Death Rate for Pneumonia PatientsN/A9.56311.6
Hospital Ratings: Readmission RatesThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Rate of Readmission for Heart Attack PatientsN/A16.69719.9
Rate of Readmission for Heart Failure PatientsN/A21.03824.7
Rate of Readmission for Pneumonia PatientsN/A15.63918.3
Hospital Ratings: Process of CareThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better) 97892
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better) 974894
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after their surgery 10010092
Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic within one hour before surgery to help prevent infection 999896
Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection 1009897
Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped within 24 hours after surgery 989694
Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar is kept under good control in the days right after surgery N/A9393
Surgery patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery, who had hair removed using a safe method10010099
Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery9893N/A
Surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries 1009494
Patients who got treatment within 24 hours before or after their surgery to help prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery 1009292
Hospital Ratings: Heart Attack & Chest Pain CareThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who needed specialized care were transferred to another hospital (a lower number of minutes is better)N/A4862
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG (a lower number of minutes is better)N/A89
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival (higher numbers are better)N/A5754
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival (higher numbers are better)N/A9595
Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at ArrivalN/A9998
Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at DischargeN/A9998
Heart Attack Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)N/A9696
Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/CounselingN/A10099
Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at DischargeN/A9898
Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication Within 30 Minutes Of ArrivalN/A3854
Heart Attack Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of ArrivalN/A9589
Hospital Ratings: Heart Failure CareThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge InstructionsN/A8787
Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) FunctionN/A9898
Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) N/A9494
Heart Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/CounselingN/A9998
Hospital Ratings: Pneumonia CareThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal VaccinationN/A9592
Pneumonia Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The Administration Of The First Hospital Dose Of AntibioticsN/A9695
Pneumonia Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/CounselingN/A9997
Pneumonia Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After ArrivalN/A9595
Pneumonia Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)N/A9291
Hospital Ratings: Children's Asthma CareThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Children Who Received Reliever Medication While Hospitalized for AsthmaN/A100100
Children Who Received Systemic Corticosteroid Medication While Hospitalized for AsthmaN/A100100
Children and their Caregivers Who Received a Home Management Plan of Care Document While Hospitalized for AsthmaN/A7068