BERWICK HOSPITAL CENTER - BERWICK, PA

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Addresss:
701 EAST 16TH STREET
BERWICK, PA, 18603
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (570) 759-5000

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Proprietary
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Swing Bed Hospitals

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 19.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 74.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 156.00
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 2.00
Dieticians : 1.00
Physical Therapists : 2.00
Registered Pharmacists : 1.00
Respiratory Therapists : 7.00
Physicians : 3.00
Medical Social Workers : 2.00
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 9.00
Nuclear Medicine Technicians : 2.00
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 8.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 101
Total Certified: 76
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 14

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Ambulance (Owned) Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
CT Scanner Services
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Services
Chemotherapy Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dedicated Emergency Department Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripter Services
Geriatric Psychiatric Services
Home Health Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
Neonatal Nursery Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Opthalmic Surgery Services
Orthopedic Surgery Services
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Psychiatric Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

91.0%
Pennsylvania:

99.4%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
This Hospital:

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

99.5%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.2%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
This Hospital:

7
Pennsylvania:

9
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack were transferred to another hospital
This Hospital:

52
Pennsylvania:

72
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
Here:

100.0%
State:

96.6%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
Here:

100.0%
State:

97.3%

Heart Failure

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

99.0%
State:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

94.0%
Pennsylvania:

93.4%

Pneumonia

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

98.0%
Pennsylvania:

96.6%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
Here:

99.0%
State:

97.4%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

98.9%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
This Hospital:

98.0%
Pennsylvania:

95.7%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

85.0%
State:

94.1%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
Here:

94.0%
Pennsylvania:

96.6%

Surgery

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

99.0%
Pennsylvania:

98.6%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

92.0%
State:

97.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

96.0%
Pennsylvania:

98.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
Here:

92.0%
State:

98.0%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

94.0%
State:

98.6%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

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

94.0%
Pennsylvania:

95.6%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
Here:

94.0%
State:

96.9%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
Here:

98.0%
Pennsylvania:

95.6%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

90.0%
State:

95.7%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

99.8%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

15.1%
Pennsylvania:

14.8%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

15.9%
State:

10.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

12.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

18.9%
Pennsylvania:

19.2%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

28.1%
State:

24.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

17.5%
Pennsylvania:

18.6%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

1.118%
Pennsylvania:

0.708%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
This Hospital:

0.373%
Pennsylvania:

0.389%

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

Atherosclerosis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$25,491
State:

$18,959
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,237
Pennsylvania:

$3,975
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

2.03%
Pennsylvania:

0.35%
Bronchitis and Asthma without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,245
Pennsylvania:

$22,200
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,377
Pennsylvania:

$4,119
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.63%
State:

0.30%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$38,603
State:

$24,639
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,657
State:

$5,656
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

1.49%
State:

1.67%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,401
State:

$17,588
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,568
Pennsylvania:

$3,835
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

2.85%
State:

1.86%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$27,082
State:

$21,833
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,645
State:

$5,569
Number of discharges: 41
This Hospital:

5.56%
Pennsylvania:

2.29%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,471
State:

$21,791
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,088
State:

$3,879
Number of discharges: 32
Here:

4.34%
State:

1.55%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$32,475
State:

$29,850
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,485
State:

$6,479
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

5.15%
Pennsylvania:

2.15%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$36,259
Pennsylvania:

$35,841
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,786
Pennsylvania:

$7,862
Number of discharges: 38
Here:

5.15%
State:

1.99%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$25,025
State:

$21,975
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,043
State:

$4,841
Number of discharges: 70
Here:

9.49%
State:

1.72%
Circulatory Disorders Except Acute Myocardial Infarction, with Card Cath without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$66,001
Pennsylvania:

$41,468
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,041
Pennsylvania:

$7,854
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.63%
State:

1.63%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,243
Pennsylvania:

$24,456
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,983
Pennsylvania:

$4,986
Number of discharges: 69
Here:

9.35%
State:

3.72%
Fx, Sprn, Strn and Disl Except Femur, Hip, Pelvis and Thigh without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$29,534
Pennsylvania:

$22,815
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,972
State:

$4,922
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.63%
State:

0.41%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$32,311
State:

$29,163
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,794
Pennsylvania:

$6,918
Number of discharges: 39
This Hospital:

5.28%
Pennsylvania:

3.75%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$50,048
Pennsylvania:

$40,714
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,923
Pennsylvania:

$9,817
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.63%
State:

2.71%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$26,989
Pennsylvania:

$20,243
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,758
Pennsylvania:

$4,587
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

3.12%
State:

1.61%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$31,687
State:

$23,346
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,331
State:

$5,274
Number of discharges: 29
Here:

3.93%
State:

2.94%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$134,381
State:

$51,015
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,438
Pennsylvania:

$13,679
Number of discharges: 28
Here:

3.79%
Pennsylvania:

5.31%
Medical Back Problems without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,346
Pennsylvania:

$26,794
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,961
State:

$5,619
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

1.49%
State:

1.15%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,992
Pennsylvania:

$21,864
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,840
State:

$4,771
Number of discharges: 32
Here:

4.34%
Pennsylvania:

2.03%
Peripheral Vascular Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$33,640
Pennsylvania:

$28,031
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,429
Pennsylvania:

$6,643
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.49%
State:

0.65%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$23,983
Pennsylvania:

$22,998
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,439
State:

$4,685
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.63%
Pennsylvania:

0.37%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$41,643
Pennsylvania:

$26,165
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,418
Pennsylvania:

$5,568
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.49%
Pennsylvania:

1.18%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$39,039
Pennsylvania:

$43,448
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,156
Pennsylvania:

$9,800
Number of discharges: 59
This Hospital:

7.99%
Pennsylvania:

0.82%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$67,630
State:

$50,114
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,968
Pennsylvania:

$12,705
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

3.25%
Pennsylvania:

3.92%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$38,478
State:

$29,567
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,621
Pennsylvania:

$6,703
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

2.17%
Pennsylvania:

2.73%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$30,328
Pennsylvania:

$21,186
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,933
State:

$4,668
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

2.30%
Pennsylvania:

1.11%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$27,441
State:

$23,856
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,280
State:

$4,892
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

2.30%
Pennsylvania:

2.49%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$27,476
State:

$24,723
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,059
Pennsylvania:

$4,885
Number of discharges: 26
Here:

3.52%
State:

1.38%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 32%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

6%
State:

5%
Usually
This Hospital:

20%
Pennsylvania:

18%
Always
Here:

74%
Pennsylvania:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
Pennsylvania:

5%
Usually
Here:

15%
State:

16%
Always
Here:

81%
State:

79%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

11%
State:

10%
Usually
This Hospital:

29%
Pennsylvania:

26%
Always
This Hospital:

60%
State:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
Pennsylvania:

7%
Usually
This Hospital:

24%
State:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

69%
State:

69%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

23%
State:

21%
Usually
Here:

17%
Pennsylvania:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

60%
State:

60%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

14%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

21%
Pennsylvania:

20%
Always
Here:

65%
Pennsylvania:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

13%
Pennsylvania:

14%
Usually
This Hospital:

32%
Pennsylvania:

34%
Always
Here:

55%
Pennsylvania:

52%

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

Yes
Here:

80%
Pennsylvania:

83%
No
Here:

20%
State:

17%

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

6 or lower
Here:

11%
State:

10%
7 or 8
Here:

32%
Pennsylvania:

24%
9 or 10
Here:

57%
State:

66%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

8%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

35%
State:

28%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

57%
Pennsylvania:

67%

Use of Medical Imaging

Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
This Hospital:

13.300%
State:

8.255%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.233%
State:

0.151%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.151%
State:

0.023%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
Here:

2.100%
Pennsylvania:

5.987%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
Here:

5.700%
State:

3.106%

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