NASHOBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER - AYER, MA

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Addresss:
200 GROTON ROAD
AYER, MA, 01432
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (978) 784-9000

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

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 6.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 68.25
Other Salaried Personnel : 213.50
Physical Therapists : 3.50
Registered Pharmacists : 2.75
Respiratory Therapists : 5.25
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 1.00
Medical Social Workers : 0.50

Number Of Beds
Total: 57
Total Certified: 57

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Organ Bank Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services
Therapeutic Radiology Services

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

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

$9,705
State:

$9,061
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,549
State:

$4,421
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

2.75%
Massachusetts:

1.61%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,112
Massachusetts:

$11,351
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,022
State:

$6,458
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

4.12%
Massachusetts:

2.40%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,875
Massachusetts:

$9,185
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,424
Massachusetts:

$4,239
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

2.23%
State:

2.24%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,948
Massachusetts:

$12,798
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,619
Massachusetts:

$7,244
Number of discharges: 39
Here:

6.70%
State:

2.28%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,473
State:

$16,231
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,945
Massachusetts:

$8,802
Number of discharges: 62
Here:

10.65%
Massachusetts:

2.26%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,822
State:

$9,969
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,414
State:

$5,450
Number of discharges: 27
Here:

4.64%
Massachusetts:

1.72%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,831
Massachusetts:

$12,124
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,435
Massachusetts:

$5,687
Number of discharges: 41
This Hospital:

7.04%
State:

4.36%
Fractures of Hip and Pelvis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,421
State:

$10,973
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,273
State:

$5,256
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.89%
Massachusetts:

0.42%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,735
Massachusetts:

$17,305
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,042
Massachusetts:

$8,001
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

3.09%
Massachusetts:

2.01%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,165
Massachusetts:

$15,544
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,702
Massachusetts:

$7,997
Number of discharges: 30
Here:

5.15%
Massachusetts:

3.29%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,811
Massachusetts:

$20,800
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,771
State:

$11,374
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

2.75%
Massachusetts:

2.49%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,346
State:

$11,002
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,267
State:

$5,276
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

2.23%
State:

1.40%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$34,364
State:

$34,898
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,736
Massachusetts:

$14,569
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

2.58%
State:

0.99%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,636
Massachusetts:

$11,735
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,701
Massachusetts:

$5,950
Number of discharges: 62
This Hospital:

10.65%
State:

3.33%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$45,664
Massachusetts:

$34,815
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,099
Massachusetts:

$16,169
Number of discharges: 28
This Hospital:

4.81%
Massachusetts:

5.05%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,964
State:

$11,032
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,306
Massachusetts:

$5,408
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

3.09%
Massachusetts:

2.34%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,829
Massachusetts:

$14,101
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,938
State:

$7,793
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

4.98%
State:

2.19%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,308
Massachusetts:

$22,295
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,297
Massachusetts:

$12,764
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

2.06%
State:

1.23%
Renal Failure without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,438
State:

$10,608
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,808
Massachusetts:

$5,236
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

2.06%
Massachusetts:

0.34%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,243
State:

$14,686
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,942
Massachusetts:

$7,667
Number of discharges: 47
Here:

8.08%
State:

3.03%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,061
Massachusetts:

$10,334
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,399
State:

$5,319
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

3.78%
Massachusetts:

1.20%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,365
Massachusetts:

$10,915
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,465
State:

$5,557
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

2.75%
State:

2.83%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,082
Massachusetts:

$13,501
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,552
Massachusetts:

$5,542
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

1.89%
Massachusetts:

0.97%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

12
Massachusetts:

9
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
This Hospital:

96.0%
Massachusetts:

97.2%

Heart Failure

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

99.0%
State:

99.4%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

93.0%
State:

95.9%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

74.0%
Massachusetts:

94.2%

Pneumonia

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

98.0%
State:

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

92.0%
State:

96.6%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

92.0%
Massachusetts:

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

99.0%
Massachusetts:

96.0%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

100.0%
Massachusetts:

95.1%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
Here:

90.0%
Massachusetts:

96.2%

Surgery

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

98.0%
State:

98.3%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
This Hospital:

96.0%
Massachusetts:

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

100.0%
State:

98.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
This Hospital:

99.0%
State:

97.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
Here:

99.0%
State:

98.3%
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%
Massachusetts:

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

91.0%
State:

92.9%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
This Hospital:

96.0%
Massachusetts:

97.3%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

88.0%
State:

96.2%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
Here:

92.0%
State:

96.5%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.7%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

16.9%
Massachusetts:

14.3%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

10.8%
State:

10.4%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

10.8%
Massachusetts:

10.9%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

25.6%
Massachusetts:

25.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

18.8%
State:

19.2%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

18.300%
Massachusetts:

9.164%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.087%
State:

0.074%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
Here:

4.000%
Massachusetts:

5.508%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

0.521%
State:

0.520%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
This Hospital:

0.521%
Massachusetts:

0.513%
Signs of Uncontrolled Blood Sugar
Here:

0.521%
Massachusetts:

0.198%

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
Here:

18%
Massachusetts:

17%
Always
This Hospital:

76%
State:

78%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

6%
State:

5%
Usually
Here:

16%
State:

15%
Always
This Hospital:

78%
State:

80%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

13%
State:

10%
Usually
This Hospital:

30%
Massachusetts:

26%
Always
This Hospital:

57%
Massachusetts:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
Massachusetts:

7%
Usually
Here:

22%
Massachusetts:

22%
Always
Here:

71%
Massachusetts:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

17%
State:

19%
Usually
Here:

20%
Massachusetts:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

63%
Massachusetts:

62%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

6%
State:

8%
Usually
Here:

18%
Massachusetts:

19%
Always
Here:

76%
State:

73%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

11%
Massachusetts:

15%
Usually
This Hospital:

33%
State:

34%
Always
Here:

56%
Massachusetts:

51%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

85%
State:

86%
No
This Hospital:

15%
State:

14%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

9%
State:

8%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

31%
State:

24%
9 or 10
Here:

60%
State:

68%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

5%
Massachusetts:

4%
Yes, probably
Here:

32%
State:

23%
Yes, definitely
Here:

63%
State:

73%

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