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Bolivar Medical Center Ratings

HWY 8 E
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: (662) 846-2551

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Emergency Services: YES




Contents:
Quality of Care - Infectious Diseases - ER Wait Time - Patient Ratings



Quality of Care - Mortality Rate

How well does Bolivar Medical Center save lives? 32% worse than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack17%
Heart Failure15%
Pneumonia19%


Infectious Disease at Bolivar Medical Center

Drug resistant bacteria are becoming the largest health facing the United States. There are an increasing number of drug resistant bacteria, including: drug resistant bacteria due primarily to unnecessary and mis-applied use among humans and livestock, patients with hospitalizations for relatively minor reasons can suddenly face lifethreatening illness.

While many hospitals are implementing questionable flu vaccinations1 for their employees, many fewer have as rigorous solutions for nosocomial MDR infections.

Infectious DiseaseCases
C. Diff
Sickens more than a half million people each year and has a 17% mortality rate after one year2
4
MRSA
Causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Mortality rates may be as high as 20%3
0


Emergency Room Wait Time Ratings

Time until initial exam: 0h 21m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 2 hour and 14 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 2 hour and 21 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 1 hour and 23 minutes delay before leaving to their room.



Patient Ratings

While customer satisfaction surveys don't necessarily reflect the quality of care provided at the hospital, it can identify some areas that are important standards to maintain, such as managing pain and maintaining a sanitary environment.

Overall Rating: AVERAGE
Bolivar Medical Center 4.5 out of 5 based on 25 ratings. 25 user reviews.


65% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Nurses usually take time to communicate well

Negative Patient Ratings

  • Staff doesn't respond quickly when patients need help
  • Facilities are sometimes dirty




Footnotes:
1Questionable efficacy of flu vaccination
2C Diff Mortality Rate
3MRSA Mortality Rate



Bolivar Medical Center Stories



Aug 12, 2021, 11:02 AM
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center: "Arrived around 7 to 7:30pm , August 6, 2021, with possible appendix rupture. Was signed in by the ER desk person and asked to put on new mask and sanitize hands. Was handed a tablet with a form to fill out and a pen with a black spoon attached to it. First complaint was that the same pen with spoon attached was handed to every other person who entered the facility, WITHOUT being sanitized!!!! Waited patiently til finally called back to triage to be evaluated. Told nurses I suspected a possible appendicitis, with pain level around 8 out of a possible 10.. Was sent back to waiting area to wait for a call back. Obviously, a possible appendix rupture was not high on the triage list. After waiting for more than 5 hours with no call back, went to window to ask desk person what the problem might be and why we had not been called back yet. She said we were welcome to go back to triage and see how much longer wait would be. My husband was told there were still four more patients ahead of us so at least another three to four hour wait. After sitting in a very uncomfortable waiting room with many other people and two drunk/stoned men who managed to get into a foul language shouting match, we said screw this and left. I don’t know what has happened to the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. They used to be top notch! We have lived in Birmingham, Ala. for the last 25 years, and just recently moved back to Miss. to retire. I was appalled at the condition of the ER facility and the total lack of consideration for waiting patients. I am from Miss. and years ago would never have hesitated to recommend Baptist to anyone, BUT NOT NOW! I would have been better off driving back to Alabama to get help. It is only a four hour drive, and given how long we waited, I certainly would have had time to drive there, be seen, and drive back. MBMC DO BETTER!!!!!!!!!! " - Donna

Aug 08, 2021, 8:26 PM
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center: "Arrived around 7 to 7:30pm , August 6, 2021, with possible appendix rupture. Was signed in by the ER desk person and asked to put on new mask and sanitize hands. Was handed a tablet with a form to fill out and a pen with a black spoon attached to it. First complaint was that the same pen with spoon attached was handed to every other person who entered the facility, WITHOUT being sanitized!!!! Waited patiently til finally called back to triage to be evaluated. Told nurses I suspected a possible appendicitis, with pain level around 8 out of a possible 10.. Was sent back to waiting area to wait for a call back. Obviously, a possible appendix rupture was not high on the triage list. After waiting for more than 5 hours with no call back, went to window to ask desk person what the problem might be and why we had not been called back yet. She said we were welcome to go back to triage and see how much longer wait would be. My husband was told there were still four more patients ahead of us so at least another three to four hour wait. After sitting in a very uncomfortable waiting room with many other people and two drunk/stoned men who managed to get into a foul language shouting match, we said screw this and left. I don’t know what has happened to the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. They used to be top notch! We have lived in Birmingham, Ala. for the last 25 years, and just recently moved back to Miss. to retire. I was appalled at the condition of the ER facility and the total lack of consideration for waiting patients. I am from Miss. and years ago would never have hesitated to recommend Baptist to anyone, BUT NOT NOW! I would have been better off driving back to Alabama to get help. It is only a four hour drive, and given how long we waited, I certainly would have had time to drive there, be seen, and drive back. MBMC DO BETTER!!!!!!!!!! " - Donna

Aug 08, 2021, 8:25 PM
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center: "Arrived around 7 to 7:30pm , August 6, 2021, with possible appendix rupture. Was signed in by the ER desk person and asked to put on new mask and sanitize hands. Was handed a tablet with a form to fill out and a pen with a black spoon attached to it. First complaint was that the same pen with spoon attached was handed to every other person who entered the facility, WITHOUT being sanitized!!!! Waited patiently til finally called back to triage to be evaluated. Told nurses I suspected a possible appendicitis, with pain level around 8 out of a possible 10.. Was sent back to waiting area to wait for a call back. Obviously, a possible appendix rupture was not high on the triage list. After waiting for more than 5 hours with no call back, went to window to ask desk person what the problem might be and why we had not been called back yet. She said we were welcome to go back to triage and see how much longer wait would be. My husband was told there were still four more patients ahead of us so at least another three to four hour wait. After sitting in a very uncomfortable waiting room with many other people and two drunk/stoned men who managed to get into a foul language shouting match, we said screw this and left. I don’t know what has happened to the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. They used to be top notch! We have lived in Birmingham, Ala. for the last 25 years, and just recently moved back to Miss. to retire. I was appalled at the condition of the ER facility and the total lack of consideration for waiting patients. I am from Miss. and years ago would never have hesitated to recommend Baptist to anyone, BUT NOT NOW! I would have been better off driving back to Alabama to get help. It is only a four hour drive, and given how long we waited, I certainly would have had time to drive there, be seen, and drive back. MBMC DO BETTER!!!!!!!!!! " - Donna

Aug 08, 2021, 8:33 AM
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center: "Arrived around 7 to 7:30pm , August 6, 2021, with possible appendix rupture. Was signed in by the ER desk person and asked to put on new mask and sanitize hands. Was handed a tablet with a form to fill out and a pen with a black spoon attached to it. First complaint was that the same pen with spoon attached was handed to every other person who entered the facility, WITHOUT being sanitized!!!! Waited patiently til finally called back to triage to be evaluated. Told nurses I suspected a possible appendicitis, with pain level around 8 out of a possible 10.. Was sent back to waiting area to wait for a call back. Obviously, a possible appendix rupture was not high on the triage list. After waiting for more than 5 hours with no call back, went to window to ask desk person what the problem might be and why we had not been called back yet. She said we were welcome to go back to triage and see how much longer wait would be. My husband was told there were still four more patients ahead of us so at least another three to four hour wait. After sitting in a very uncomfortable waiting room with many other people and two drunk/stoned men who managed to get into a foul language shouting match, we said screw this and left. I don’t know what has happened to the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. They used to be top notch! We have lived in Birmingham, Ala. for the last 25 years, and just recently moved back to Miss. to retire. I was appalled at the condition of the ER facility and the total lack of consideration for waiting patients. I am from Miss. and years ago would never have hesitated to recommend Baptist to anyone, BUT NOT NOW! I would have been better off driving back to Alabama to get help. It is only a four hour drive, and given how long we waited, I certainly would have had time to drive there, be seen, and drive back. MBMC DO BETTER!!!!!!!!!! " - Donna

Aug 07, 2021, 9:21 PM
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center: "Arrived around 7 to 7:30pm , August 6, 2021, with possible appendix rupture. Was signed in by the ER desk person and asked to put on new mask and sanitize hands. Was handed a tablet with a form to fill out and a pen with a black spoon attached to it. First complaint was that the same pen with spoon attached was handed to every other person who entered the facility, WITHOUT being sanitized!!!! Waited patiently til finally called back to triage to be evaluated. Told nurses I suspected a possible appendicitis, with pain level around 8 out of a possible 10.. Was sent back to waiting area to wait for a call back. Obviously, a possible appendix rupture was not high on the triage list. After waiting for more than 5 hours with no call back, went to window to ask desk person what the problem might be and why we had not been called back yet. She said we were welcome to go back to triage and see how much longer wait would be. My husband was told there were still four more patients ahead of us so at least another three to four hour wait. After sitting in a very uncomfortable waiting room with many other people and two drunk/stoned men who managed to get into a foul language shouting match, we said screw this and left. I don’t know what has happened to the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. They used to be top notch! We have lived in Birmingham, Ala. for the last 25 years, and just recently moved back to Miss. to retire. I was appalled at the condition of the ER facility and the total lack of consideration for waiting patients. I am from Miss. and years ago would never have hesitated to recommend Baptist to anyone, BUT NOT NOW! I would have been better off driving back to Alabama to get help. It is only a four hour drive, and given how long we waited, I certainly would have had time to drive there, be seen, and drive back. MBMC DO BETTER!!!!!!!!!! " - Donna


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