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Highlands Medical Center

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Overview of Highlands Medical Center

Originally established in 1951 as the Jackson County Hospital Board, the Jackson County Health Care Authority was incorporated in 1990 with the purpose of providing professional health care services to the residents of Jackson County, Alabama. The JCHCA is represented by a Board of Directors made up for nine members, each appointed by the Jackson County Commission. The Board of Directors is the governing body for the collective group of health care organizations.

Beginning as one hospital, many years later JCHCA has grown into a comprehensive system of health care organizations with over 700 employees providing continuous care to the Jackson County community and surrounding areas.

Hospital Type:

Acute Care Hospital

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Affiliated Providers :
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Medicare Quality data

The Medicare quality data presented below is derived from the www.cms.gov hospital compare data. Star ratings are limited in scope to the data sources they are derived from. The Hospital Compare overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures across 7 areas of quality into a single rating for each hospital.

Overall rating
Patient Experience
Safety of care
Timeliness of care
Staying out of Hospital after treatment

Above national average
Same as national average
Below national average

Patient Experience (HCHAPS) data from Medicare

This data is based on HCAHPS survey by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (www.cms.gov).The HCAHPS survey is administered to a random sample of adult patients across medical conditions between 48 hours and 6 weeks after discharge; the survey isn't restricted to Medicare beneficiaries. Hospital Compare currently reports results for the categories listed below.    

59% Patients that would definitely recommend ( 13% lower than the national average )


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