GREAT RIVER MEDICAL CENTER - BLYTHEVILLE, AR

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Addresss:
1520 N DIVISION STREET
BLYTHEVILLE, AR, 72315
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (870) 838-7300

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Other
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Psychiatric Units

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 33.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 44.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 234.00
Dieticians : 1.00
Occupational Therapists : 1.00
Physical Therapists : 2.00
Registered Pharmacists : 2.00
Respiratory Therapists : 10.00
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 1.00
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 168
Total Certified: 168
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 20

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Neonatal Nursery Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services

Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) - Medicare Provider Charge Data

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,164
Arkansas:

$13,025
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,554
State:

$4,289
Number of discharges: 23
This Hospital:

11.98%
State:

1.89%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,363
State:

$15,315
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,187
State:

$4,305
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

8.85%
Arkansas:

3.62%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,411
State:

$12,406
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,980
Arkansas:

$3,978
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

6.25%
State:

1.65%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,635
State:

$13,623
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,940
Arkansas:

$4,576
Number of discharges: 30
This Hospital:

15.63%
Arkansas:

3.21%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,364
Arkansas:

$12,527
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,220
Arkansas:

$4,040
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

11.46%
State:

2.37%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,104
Arkansas:

$15,818
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,782
Arkansas:

$4,830
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

6.25%
State:

1.41%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,339
State:

$31,667
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,186
Arkansas:

$11,118
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

6.25%
State:

3.87%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,967
State:

$19,585
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,332
State:

$5,984
Number of discharges: 35
Here:

18.23%
Arkansas:

3.51%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,162
Arkansas:

$14,647
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,315
Arkansas:

$4,171
Number of discharges: 29
Here:

15.10%
Arkansas:

1.79%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

91.0%
State:

98.8%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
This Hospital:

8
State:

8
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
Here:

96.0%
Arkansas:

96.0%

Heart Failure

Percent of patients who were given an evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Here:

67.0%
State:

97.7%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

80.0%
State:

96.3%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

95.0%
Arkansas:

93.3%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

95.0%
Arkansas:

99.6%

Pneumonia

Percent of Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After Arrival
Here:

97.0%
State:

96.3%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
Here:

91.0%
Arkansas:

97.6%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
Arkansas:

98.6%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
This Hospital:

96.0%
Arkansas:

93.2%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

66.0%
State:

93.8%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

75.0%
State:

95.8%

Surgery

Percent of Surgery Patients given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

94.0%
State:

98.2%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

94.0%
Arkansas:

96.1%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

67.0%
State:

98.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
This Hospital:

90.0%
State:

96.9%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

90.0%
Arkansas:

97.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

91.0%
State:

99.9%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
This Hospital:

100.0%
Arkansas:

91.2%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

71.0%
State:

96.9%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
Here:

82.0%
Arkansas:

96.0%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

86.0%
Arkansas:

99.6%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

14.2%
State:

12.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

15.2%
Arkansas:

12.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

28.1%
State:

25.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

21.0%
State:

19.0%

Use of Medical Imaging

Outpatients with low back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments first, such as physical therapy.
Here:

29.300%
Arkansas:

39.185%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
Here:

9.600%
State:

10.315%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.348%
Arkansas:

0.180%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.422%
Arkansas:

0.062%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 20%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

11%
Arkansas:

5%
Usually
Here:

17%
State:

17%
Always
Here:

72%
State:

78%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
State:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

14%
Arkansas:

13%
Always
Here:

79%
State:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

14%
Arkansas:

10%
Usually
Here:

21%
Arkansas:

24%
Always
Here:

65%
State:

66%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
State:

7%
Usually
Here:

17%
Arkansas:

23%
Always
This Hospital:

73%
State:

70%

How often did staff explain about medicines before giving them to patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

26%
Arkansas:

20%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
Arkansas:

18%
Always
Here:

57%
Arkansas:

62%

How often were the patients' rooms and bathrooms kept clean?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

22%
State:

10%
Usually
This Hospital:

16%
State:

18%
Always
Here:

62%
State:

72%

How often was the area around patients' rooms kept quiet at night?

Sometimes or never
Here:

15%
Arkansas:

8%
Usually
Here:

24%
State:

27%
Always
This Hospital:

61%
Arkansas:

65%

Were patients given information about what to do during their recovery at home?

Yes
Here:

74%
Arkansas:

81%
No
This Hospital:

26%
Arkansas:

19%

How do patients rate the hospital overall on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest)?

6 or lower
Here:

15%
Arkansas:

9%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

23%
Arkansas:

22%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

62%
State:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

12%
Arkansas:

6%
Yes, probably
Here:

30%
Arkansas:

25%
Yes, definitely
Here:

58%
Arkansas:

69%

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