BUFFALO HOSPITAL - BUFFALO, MN

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Addresss:
303 CATLIN ST
BUFFALO, MN, 55313
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (763) 684-1212

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

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 9.25
Registered Professional Nurses : 37.50
Other Salaried Personnel : 109.75
Dieticians : 0.25
Occupational Therapists : 0.75
Physical Therapists : 2.75
Registered Pharmacists : 1.25
Respiratory Therapists : 0.75
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 65
Total Certified: 65

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Alcohol And/Or Drug Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric 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

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

7
Minnesota:

7
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
This Hospital:

98.0%
Minnesota:

96.6%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
Minnesota:

97.5%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

95.0%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

95.0%
Minnesota:

88.6%

Pneumonia

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

100.0%
State:

97.1%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Hospital:

95.0%
Minnesota:

96.1%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
Minnesota:

96.0%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

100.0%
State:

92.8%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

95.0%
State:

93.0%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

98.0%
Minnesota:

94.9%

Surgery

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

99.0%
State:

97.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

99.0%
State:

97.6%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

99.0%
Minnesota:

97.9%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

96.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

97.4%
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%
Minnesota:

99.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
Here:

99.0%
State:

92.7%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
Here:

93.0%
Minnesota:

95.2%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
Here:

97.0%
State:

94.0%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

95.0%
Minnesota:

96.8%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

99.0%
Minnesota:

99.3%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

11.4%
State:

11.2%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

10.7%
Minnesota:

11.4%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

26.0%
State:

24.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

18.6%
State:

18.3%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

39.600%
State:

48.041%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
Here:

5.000%
Minnesota:

6.118%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.025%
State:

0.072%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.019%
Minnesota:

0.011%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
This Hospital:

3.900%
Minnesota:

5.841%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
This Hospital:

7.400%
Minnesota:

2.414%

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

Atherosclerosis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,061
Minnesota:

$13,366
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,885
State:

$4,249
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

3.24%
Minnesota:

0.46%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,040
Minnesota:

$11,692
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,805
State:

$4,101
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

3.99%
Minnesota:

1.67%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,332
State:

$15,700
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,149
Minnesota:

$5,990
Number of discharges: 30
Here:

7.48%
State:

1.78%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,102
Minnesota:

$13,508
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,638
Minnesota:

$4,078
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

5.49%
Minnesota:

1.64%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,215
Minnesota:

$20,945
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,617
Minnesota:

$8,297
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

3.49%
State:

1.44%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,004
State:

$13,090
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,776
State:

$5,187
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

2.74%
State:

0.78%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,918
State:

$15,752
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,878
State:

$5,193
Number of discharges: 42
This Hospital:

10.47%
Minnesota:

3.65%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,735
State:

$20,607
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,263
Minnesota:

$7,325
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

3.74%
State:

2.21%
G.I. Obstruction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,246
State:

$18,317
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,463
Minnesota:

$6,970
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

3.49%
Minnesota:

0.90%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,675
State:

$19,497
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,118
Minnesota:

$7,303
Number of discharges: 26
Here:

6.48%
State:

2.99%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$26,649
Minnesota:

$29,841
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,706
Minnesota:

$10,795
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

2.99%
State:

1.96%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,302
State:

$14,428
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,107
Minnesota:

$5,431
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

4.49%
Minnesota:

2.35%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$47,127
Minnesota:

$36,865
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$15,691
Minnesota:

$14,961
Number of discharges: 52
This Hospital:

12.97%
State:

9.87%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,505
State:

$13,567
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,599
Minnesota:

$4,921
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

4.49%
Minnesota:

2.24%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,567
State:

$19,713
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,579
Minnesota:

$7,345
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

2.99%
State:

1.93%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$25,512
State:

$38,306
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,605
State:

$13,889
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

3.99%
Minnesota:

3.98%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,237
State:

$21,565
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,767
Minnesota:

$8,065
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

3.24%
Minnesota:

1.75%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,270
Minnesota:

$16,939
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,398
Minnesota:

$7,101
Number of discharges: 38
Here:

9.48%
State:

3.04%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,450
State:

$13,929
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,388
Minnesota:

$5,101
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

4.74%
State:

1.63%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 38%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

3%
State:

3%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
State:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

80%
State:

79%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

3%
Minnesota:

3%
Usually
This Hospital:

16%
Minnesota:

14%
Always
This Hospital:

81%
Minnesota:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

6%
Minnesota:

6%
Usually
Here:

25%
State:

22%
Always
Here:

69%
State:

72%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
Minnesota:

5%
Usually
This Hospital:

24%
Minnesota:

25%
Always
This Hospital:

71%
Minnesota:

70%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

15%
State:

16%
Usually
Here:

20%
State:

20%
Always
Here:

65%
Minnesota:

64%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

6%
Usually
Here:

15%
Minnesota:

18%
Always
Here:

81%
State:

76%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
State:

7%
Usually
This Hospital:

30%
Minnesota:

30%
Always
Here:

63%
State:

63%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

89%
State:

86%
No
This Hospital:

11%
State:

14%

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

6 or lower
Here:

6%
State:

6%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

22%
State:

22%
9 or 10
Here:

72%
Minnesota:

72%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

3%
State:

3%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

26%
State:

24%
Yes, definitely
Here:

71%
State:

73%

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