Acute Care Hospitals
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Medicare Performace Measures


Same as the national average


Above the national average


Above the national average

Patient Experience

Above the national average


Above the national average


Same as the national average

Efficient Use of Medial Imaging

Same as the national average



At East Alabama Medical Center, our mission is high quality, compassionate health care, and that statement guides everything we do. We set high standards for customer ...

East Alabama Medical Center is one of the acute care hospitals/facilities located in Lee County, AL.

East Alabama Medical Center does have an emergency room. They use electronic medical records.

East Alabama Medical Center is a government - hospital district or authority hospital.

Hospital Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

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This review is solely on the Emergency room department. The hospital itself is great EXCEPT the emergency room. 1st experience was some years ago, my daughter had a high fever and vomiting. They couldn't get the fever down nor stop the vomiting and they couldn't figure what was wrong. They told me she must have a stomach virus and sent her home despite my pleas to admit her for more tests. We ended up taking her to the pediatrician a couple days later who direct admitted her to another hospital and after some tests found she had a perforated appendix. She almost died. Not too long after that a friend of my sister went to East Alabama emergency room with a heart condition and stated she was having heart related emergency and was told to have a seat in the lobby. When they finally got her back to examine her she died on the examine table. A couple of years later a friend goes in and sits in the lobby for 3 hours without ever being taken into an exam room. He leaves and goes to another hospital where they admit him for surgery. NOW to last mother has been a patient at this hospital multiple times for the past 2 years and has received EXCELLENT service everywhere except in the emergency room. It was freezing in the lobby. We already know to expect it to be cold but this was different it was freezing. We came prepared with thick clothing and jackets but this did not help. Every one in the lobby was complaining about how cold it was. When asked one of the employees told my sister that because of the flu outbreak they had experienced they had set the temperature lower to help eliminate any further spread of the virus. Ok understandable. I go to the reception desk and ask for a blanket for my mother and I'm told no they are for the patients in back. I explain my mother is a cancer patient and can't afford to get any sicker and she will be in the back as soon as they call her but she is freezing now. I'm told she has to wait until she gets in the back. I ask how long do she expect that to be and was told they have no idea because all the beds are full. We wait another half hour after already being there 2 hours and we leave. I'm not complaining about the time. It was extremely uncomfortable for not just everyone but especially for those already sick. I would have completely understood them saying only the patients could receive a blanket but we were made to feel like her comfort wasn't a concern. Every experience that I or someone I know have had with this emergency room is a bad one. I have even heard employees state they would go to another emergency room before they would come to this one. This long negative review all because of a blanket...........It's sometimes the small things that makes people go off or makes the difference in a positive experience. (a month ago)

i find it hard to believe that anyone could have had a bad experience at this hospital. I have been a patient many times over the years and have had outstanding care from every employee with whom I came in contact. They always seemed to genuinely care about my well being.and were very prompt to answer a call and made every effort to meet my needs. We are very fortunate to have a regional medical center of this caliber in our county that offers high quality medical care from well trained physicians, nurses, and medical staff. (a month ago)

Applied for a total of 15 different entry-level minimally qualified positions, all rejected. That's life however, these same positions are open every 7 days.This is what makes little logical since to me. This tells me that they're hiring over-qualified applicants who take on the position temporarily, you need to operate off nepotism to get the job, or administrators hiring conservative feminists coordinators who want to keep their fields homogeneous. I will move on though & look elsewhere. (2 weeks ago)

If I could give 0 I would. Last 3 times I came to EAMC I was ill treated because I had no insurance. I had lost my job but I did not deserve to be treated so bad. I even asked to speak with the house supervisor but they wouldn't let me instead they sent an administrator who when I asked if she would bring her mother there had ABSOLUTELY NO REPLY! If the people working there wouldn't bring their family there why would I come back or Pay for PISS POOR/NO REAL SERVICE??? 2016 Father came in with pancreatitis ended up in ICU because nurse didn't put on his C pap when he went to slp. Nurse admitted to watching him go to slp without C pap. Spent 6 to 7 hrs in ER with my Mom and they still found nothing wrong. Now new CEO taking ppl taxes in spite of piss poor services??? wth??? (4 weeks ago)

This is a terrible hospital, I thought I was going to die waiting for service, Smith's station fire department took better care of me than the darn nurse's and doctors at East Alabama medical center only time someone came in the room that I was in for over 2 hours was to get a signature and medical insurance info making sure they were paid to do nothing! Then after all the waiting sent me home a prescription drug that I am allergic to that I had informed them about..OMG GO TO COLUMBUS (4 months ago)

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