COVENANT MEDICAL CENTER - WATERLOO, IA

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Addresss:
3421 WEST NINTH STREET
WATERLOO, IA, 50702
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (319) 272-8000

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Church
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Rehabilitation Units

Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 1.25
Registered Professional Nurses : 11.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 36.25
Dieticians : 0.25
Occupational Therapists : 1.00
Physical Therapists : 2.00
Registered Pharmacists : 1.00
Respiratory Therapists : 1.50
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 49
Total Certified: 49
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 8

Provided Services
Alcohol And/Or Drug Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Hospice Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Organ Transplant 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

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.4%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.6%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
This Hospital:

97.0%
State:

99.0%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.8%
Percent of Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of Arrival
Here:

87.0%
Iowa:

93.5%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
This Hospital:

97.0%
Iowa:

97.1%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
State:

96.9%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Here:

96.0%
State:

95.7%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

85.0%
Iowa:

90.2%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
Iowa:

99.0%

Pneumonia

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

98.0%
Iowa:

97.4%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
Here:

99.0%
State:

97.8%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
Iowa:

97.7%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

91.0%
State:

93.4%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
Iowa:

91.6%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
Here:

100.0%
State:

94.3%

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:

97.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
This Hospital:

94.0%
State:

96.3%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

99.0%
Iowa:

98.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
This Hospital:

96.0%
Iowa:

96.3%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
Here:

97.0%
Iowa:

97.2%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

100.0%
State:

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

95.0%
State:

94.2%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
This Hospital:

84.0%
State:

96.5%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

97.0%
Iowa:

95.7%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
Here:

97.0%
Iowa:

97.7%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.6%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

15.7%
State:

14.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

13.4%
Iowa:

12.0%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

11.7%
State:

12.0%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

18.5%
Iowa:

18.5%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

23.3%
Iowa:

23.7%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

16.2%
Iowa:

17.9%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

35.300%
State:

34.389%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
This Hospital:

9.100%
State:

8.069%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.031%
Iowa:

0.138%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.003%
State:

0.031%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
Here:

6.100%
State:

4.961%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
This Hospital:

2.200%
Iowa:

1.519%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

0.372%
State:

0.754%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 41%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
State:

3%
Usually
Here:

23%
State:

17%
Always
Here:

72%
State:

80%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

3%
Usually
This Hospital:

18%
Iowa:

13%
Always
Here:

77%
State:

84%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

12%
State:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

30%
Iowa:

25%
Always
Here:

58%
State:

69%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

8%
State:

5%
Usually
Here:

28%
Iowa:

24%
Always
Here:

64%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

21%
State:

15%
Usually
Here:

22%
State:

21%
Always
This Hospital:

57%
Iowa:

64%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

9%
State:

6%
Usually
Here:

19%
Iowa:

16%
Always
Here:

72%
Iowa:

78%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

11%
Iowa:

7%
Usually
Here:

31%
State:

30%
Always
Here:

58%
State:

63%

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

Yes
Here:

82%
State:

85%
No
This Hospital:

18%
State:

15%

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

6 or lower
Here:

9%
Iowa:

6%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

26%
State:

20%
9 or 10
Here:

65%
Iowa:

74%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

4%
Iowa:

3%
Yes, probably
Here:

28%
State:

22%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

68%
State:

75%

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

Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence without Rehabilitation Therapy without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,568
Iowa:

$11,417
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,011
State:

$4,078
Number of discharges: 35
Here:

2.42%
Iowa:

0.61%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,172
Iowa:

$14,064
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,583
Iowa:

$5,086
Number of discharges: 27
Here:

1.86%
State:

1.40%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,433
Iowa:

$20,085
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,372
State:

$7,436
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.24%
Iowa:

1.06%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,556
State:

$10,063
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,471
Iowa:

$3,469
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.17%
State:

1.74%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,156
Iowa:

$13,154
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,953
Iowa:

$5,126
Number of discharges: 45
Here:

3.11%
State:

1.90%
Cervical Spinal Fusion without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$39,703
Iowa:

$39,235
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,467
Iowa:

$12,970
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.45%
Iowa:

0.23%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,951
Iowa:

$16,587
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,576
State:

$5,845
Number of discharges: 30
This Hospital:

2.07%
Iowa:

1.73%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,176
State:

$19,159
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,985
State:

$7,031
Number of discharges: 30
This Hospital:

2.07%
Iowa:

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

$9,662
State:

$12,605
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,372
Iowa:

$4,509
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.24%
State:

1.27%
Circulatory Disorders Except Acute Myocardial Infarction, with Card Cath without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$30,875
State:

$24,739
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,588
State:

$6,989
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.17%
State:

1.97%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,528
State:

$14,219
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,322
Iowa:

$4,496
Number of discharges: 31
This Hospital:

2.14%
State:

3.04%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,791
Iowa:

$17,952
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,058
State:

$6,324
Number of discharges: 47
Here:

3.25%
Iowa:

2.18%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$27,178
State:

$32,007
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,088
State:

$11,147
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.83%
Iowa:

0.62%
G.I. Obstruction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,703
Iowa:

$16,379
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,875
Iowa:

$5,800
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

1.31%
State:

0.81%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,247
State:

$16,806
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,205
Iowa:

$6,239
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

2.62%
Iowa:

2.83%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$22,179
State:

$25,059
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,675
State:

$8,916
Number of discharges: 40
Here:

2.76%
Iowa:

2.16%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,671
State:

$11,964
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,117
State:

$4,146
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.76%
State:

1.28%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$35,398
Iowa:

$35,552
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,126
State:

$11,140
Number of discharges: 42
Here:

2.90%
State:

1.61%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,234
State:

$20,141
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,328
State:

$7,017
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

1.04%
Iowa:

1.56%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,739
State:

$18,269
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,452
Iowa:

$7,082
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.83%
State:

0.70%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,468
State:

$13,302
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,451
Iowa:

$4,858
Number of discharges: 35
Here:

2.42%
State:

2.36%
Major Cardiovasc Procedures without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$53,116
Iowa:

$71,090
Average Total Payments
Here:

$17,353
Iowa:

$19,795
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

1.04%
State:

0.60%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$32,112
State:

$37,395
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,785
State:

$12,819
Number of discharges: 126
This Hospital:

8.70%
Iowa:

9.59%
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$48,667
Iowa:

$45,138
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$15,271
State:

$15,879
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.90%
State:

0.83%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,275
State:

$12,163
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,199
State:

$4,344
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

1.80%
Iowa:

2.12%
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Diagnoses with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,377
State:

$22,459
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,062
State:

$7,319
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

0.90%
Iowa:

0.25%
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures with Drug-Eluting Stent with Major Complications or 4+ Vessels/Stents
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$71,458
State:

$67,998
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$19,136
Iowa:

$19,871
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.38%
Iowa:

0.69%
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures with Drug-Eluting Stent without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$59,385
State:

$47,353
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,112
State:

$12,273
Number of discharges: 41
This Hospital:

2.83%
Iowa:

2.16%
Permanent Cardiac Pacemaker Implant with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$40,559
Iowa:

$48,590
Average Total Payments
Here:

$15,618
State:

$15,767
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.10%
State:

0.43%
Permanent Cardiac Pacemaker Implant without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$30,401
State:

$40,664
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,014
State:

$11,975
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.76%
State:

0.49%
Psychoses
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$7,164
State:

$10,781
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,586
Iowa:

$5,895
Number of discharges: 233
Here:

16.09%
Iowa:

2.40%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,593
Iowa:

$24,601
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,812
Iowa:

$7,871
Number of discharges: 49
Here:

3.38%
Iowa:

1.86%
Pulmonary Embolism without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,236
State:

$18,419
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,393
Iowa:

$6,487
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

1.45%
State:

0.61%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,239
State:

$16,911
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,050
State:

$6,278
Number of discharges: 41
Here:

2.83%
State:

2.15%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$25,581
State:

$30,832
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,748
Iowa:

$10,243
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

2.00%
State:

1.27%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$29,439
Iowa:

$31,794
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,305
State:

$11,832
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

1.31%
State:

1.05%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support <96 Hours
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$31,447
Iowa:

$47,645
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,251
State:

$14,831
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

1.04%
Iowa:

0.96%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$25,298
Iowa:

$32,614
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,101
Iowa:

$11,654
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

2.00%
State:

3.97%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,716
Iowa:

$18,145
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,767
State:

$6,920
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

2.00%
State:

1.72%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,688
Iowa:

$16,050
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,891
State:

$6,064
Number of discharges: 34
Here:

2.35%
Iowa:

3.31%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$22,715
State:

$24,809
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,598
State:

$8,640
Number of discharges: 34
Here:

2.35%
State:

2.33%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,858
State:

$12,176
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,322
Iowa:

$4,314
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.83%
Iowa:

1.47%
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$65,658
State:

$66,462
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$23,007
Iowa:

$24,175
Number of discharges: 49
Here:

3.38%
Iowa:

0.93%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,682
Iowa:

$14,006
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,365
State:

$4,339
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.90%
State:

1.21%

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