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EARL K LONG MEDICAL CENTER - BATON ROUGE, LA

 



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Address
5825 AIRLINE HIGHWAY
BATON ROUGE, LA, 70805
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (225) 358-1002

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - State
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Psychiatric Units

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

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

$6,733
Louisiana:

$13,296
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,251
Louisiana:

$4,242
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

100.00%
State:

2.07%

Provided Services

  • Nuclear Medicine Services
  • Anatomical Laboratory Services
  • Clinical Laboratory Services
  • Diagnostic Radiology Services
  • Dietary Services
  • Emergency Services
  • ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
  • Inpatient Surgical Services
  • Neonatal Nursery Services
  • Obstetric Services
  • Operating Room Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
  • Pediatric Services
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Respiratory Care Services
  • Social Services

Employment Full-Time Equivalent

Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 84.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 112.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 463.00
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 8.00
Dieticians : 3.00
Registered Pharmacists : 7.00
Respiratory Therapists : 4.00
Medical Social Workers : 5.00
Residents (Physicians) : 62.00

Number Of Beds

Total: 161
Total Certified: 161
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 44

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

98.0%
Louisiana:

99.0%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
This Hospital:

91.0%
Louisiana:

99.0%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
Here:

93.0%
State:

98.6%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.9%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
This Hospital:

34
State:

12
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
This Hospital:

92.0%
Louisiana:

94.5%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
Here:

97.0%
Louisiana:

96.0%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
State:

97.3%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Here:

100.0%
Louisiana:

95.0%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

85.0%
Louisiana:

90.9%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

97.0%
State:

99.3%

Pneumonia

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

92.0%
Louisiana:

95.1%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
Here:

96.0%
State:

96.7%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

95.0%
Louisiana:

97.6%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

92.0%
Louisiana:

92.4%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

100.0%
State:

90.7%

Surgery

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

97.0%
Louisiana:

97.9%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

98.0%
Louisiana:

95.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
Here:

98.0%
State:

97.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
Here:

96.0%
State:

95.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

99.0%
State:

96.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

100.0%
Louisiana:

99.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
Here:

95.0%
State:

92.3%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
This Hospital:

94.0%
State:

95.1%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

89.0%
Louisiana:

95.5%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
Here:

100.0%
Louisiana:

96.1%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

100.0%
Louisiana:

99.6%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 13%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

9%
State:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

16%
State:

14%
Always
This Hospital:

75%
State:

82%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
Louisiana:

3%
Usually
This Hospital:

11%
Louisiana:

11%
Always
Here:

85%
State:

86%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

20%
Louisiana:

10%
Usually
Here:

26%
Louisiana:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

54%
State:

70%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

13%
Louisiana:

7%
Usually
This Hospital:

20%
State:

18%
Always
Here:

67%
Louisiana:

75%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

18%
Louisiana:

17%
Usually
Here:

18%
State:

15%
Always
This Hospital:

64%
State:

68%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

24%
Louisiana:

17%
Always
This Hospital:

69%
State:

74%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

19%
Louisiana:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

32%
State:

21%
Always
Here:

49%
Louisiana:

73%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

79%
Louisiana:

83%
No
This Hospital:

21%
Louisiana:

17%

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

6 or lower
Here:

17%
State:

8%
7 or 8
Here:

26%
Louisiana:

18%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

57%
State:

74%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

11%
Louisiana:

4%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

25%
State:

21%
Yes, definitely
Here:

64%
Louisiana:

75%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

11.100%
Louisiana:

8.157%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.141%
State:

0.309%

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