EPHRATA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - EPHRATA, PA

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Addresss:
169 MARTIN AVENUE
EPHRATA, PA, 17522
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (717) 733-0311

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

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 70.42
Registered Professional Nurses : 185.86
Other Salaried Personnel : 787.46
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 5.00
Dieticians : 2.77
Occupational Therapists : 2.92
Registered Pharmacists : 4.20
Respiratory Therapists : 10.16
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 4.30
Physicians : 50.57
Medical Social Workers : 2.71
Physician Assistants : 6.70

Number Of Beds
Total: 114
Total Certified: 78
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 7
Rehabilitation Unit Beds: 8

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) 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

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

95.0%
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
This Hospital:

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

7
State:

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

95.0%
State:

96.6%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
This Hospital:

93.0%
Pennsylvania:

97.3%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Here:

88.0%
State:

96.5%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

95.0%
Pennsylvania:

93.4%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

99.4%

Pneumonia

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

93.0%
State:

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

97.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

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
This Hospital:

97.0%
State:

94.1%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

96.6%

Surgery

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

97.0%
State:

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

96.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

100.0%
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
This Hospital:

99.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

99.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

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

97.0%
State:

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%
Pennsylvania:

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

96.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

97.0%
State:

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

99.0%
Pennsylvania:

99.8%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

18.7%
Pennsylvania:

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

10.2%
State:

10.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

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

21.7%
Pennsylvania:

19.2%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

21.4%
State:

24.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

17.2%
Pennsylvania:

18.6%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

38.600%
State:

36.295%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
This Hospital:

12.300%
State:

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

0.266%
State:

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

0.010%
State:

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

4.900%
Pennsylvania:

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

2.800%
Pennsylvania:

3.106%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 46%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

2%
Pennsylvania:

5%
Usually
This Hospital:

21%
Pennsylvania:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

77%
Pennsylvania:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

5%
Usually
Here:

20%
State:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

76%
Pennsylvania:

79%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

10%
Usually
This Hospital:

28%
State:

26%
Always
This Hospital:

67%
State:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

7%
Usually
This Hospital:

27%
Pennsylvania:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

68%
State:

69%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

20%
Pennsylvania:

21%
Usually
This Hospital:

23%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

57%
Pennsylvania:

60%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

10%
Pennsylvania:

9%
Usually
Here:

25%
Pennsylvania:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

65%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

15%
Pennsylvania:

14%
Usually
This Hospital:

42%
State:

34%
Always
Here:

43%
Pennsylvania:

52%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

87%
Pennsylvania:

83%
No
This Hospital:

13%
State:

17%

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

6 or lower
Here:

7%
Pennsylvania:

10%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

26%
Pennsylvania:

24%
9 or 10
Here:

67%
Pennsylvania:

66%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

3%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
Here:

28%
Pennsylvania:

28%
Yes, definitely
Here:

69%
Pennsylvania:

67%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

1.070%
Pennsylvania:

0.708%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
Here:

0.214%
State:

0.389%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
Here:

1.070%
Pennsylvania:

0.504%

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

Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$21,585
Pennsylvania:

$35,398
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,805
Pennsylvania:

$7,813
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.75%
State:

0.64%
Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$29,988
State:

$49,161
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,399
State:

$11,984
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

1.16%
Pennsylvania:

1.10%
Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,101
Pennsylvania:

$24,778
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,506
Pennsylvania:

$5,248
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.23%
State:

0.33%
Atherosclerosis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,757
State:

$18,959
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,531
State:

$3,975
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

1.02%
State:

0.35%
Back and Neck Procedures Except Spinal Fusion without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$25,924
State:

$29,507
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,496
Pennsylvania:

$6,877
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.82%
State:

0.48%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,615
State:

$24,639
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,749
State:

$5,656
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

1.64%
Pennsylvania:

1.67%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$30,913
State:

$36,008
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,796
Pennsylvania:

$8,468
Number of discharges: 39
This Hospital:

2.66%
Pennsylvania:

1.01%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,218
Pennsylvania:

$17,588
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,153
Pennsylvania:

$3,835
Number of discharges: 27
Here:

1.84%
State:

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

$18,440
State:

$21,833
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,628
State:

$5,569
Number of discharges: 50
This Hospital:

3.41%
State:

2.29%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$22,022
State:

$29,850
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,390
Pennsylvania:

$6,479
Number of discharges: 48
Here:

3.27%
Pennsylvania:

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

$30,249
Pennsylvania:

$35,841
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,502
State:

$7,862
Number of discharges: 34
This Hospital:

2.32%
State:

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

$17,822
Pennsylvania:

$21,975
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,189
Pennsylvania:

$4,841
Number of discharges: 30
Here:

2.04%
Pennsylvania:

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

$33,769
Pennsylvania:

$41,468
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,397
State:

$7,854
Number of discharges: 27
Here:

1.84%
State:

1.63%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,699
State:

$40,947
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,402
Pennsylvania:

$8,470
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.23%
Pennsylvania:

0.61%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,912
Pennsylvania:

$24,456
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,057
Pennsylvania:

$4,986
Number of discharges: 59
This Hospital:

4.02%
State:

3.72%
Extracranial Procedures without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$23,510
Pennsylvania:

$32,783
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,647
Pennsylvania:

$6,751
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.75%
State:

0.32%
Fractures of Hip and Pelvis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,256
State:

$21,079
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,920
State:

$4,697
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

1.02%
State:

0.36%
Fx, Sprn, Strn and Disl Except Femur, Hip, Pelvis and Thigh without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,096
State:

$22,815
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,220
State:

$4,922
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.82%
Pennsylvania:

0.41%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,473
State:

$29,883
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,673
Pennsylvania:

$6,883
Number of discharges: 37
Here:

2.52%
State:

2.08%
G.I. Obstruction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,763
Pennsylvania:

$28,572
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,399
State:

$6,337
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.89%
State:

0.71%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$23,346
Pennsylvania:

$29,163
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,654
State:

$6,918
Number of discharges: 75
This Hospital:

5.11%
State:

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

$29,107
Pennsylvania:

$40,714
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,173
State:

$9,817
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

1.70%
Pennsylvania:

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

$17,189
Pennsylvania:

$20,243
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,799
Pennsylvania:

$4,587
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

1.98%
Pennsylvania:

1.61%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$39,953
State:

$51,161
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,281
Pennsylvania:

$12,050
Number of discharges: 35
This Hospital:

2.39%
Pennsylvania:

1.07%
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases with O.R. Procedure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$83,940
Pennsylvania:

$155,828
Average Total Payments
Here:

$30,355
Pennsylvania:

$38,158
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.82%
Pennsylvania:

0.50%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,908
State:

$36,649
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,614
State:

$7,863
Number of discharges: 33
Here:

2.25%
State:

1.56%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$29,877
Pennsylvania:

$59,762
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,352
Pennsylvania:

$13,212
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

0.89%
State:

0.86%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,098
State:

$28,288
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,465
Pennsylvania:

$5,649
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

1.02%
Pennsylvania:

0.85%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,097
Pennsylvania:

$23,346
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,289
State:

$5,274
Number of discharges: 53
Here:

3.61%
Pennsylvania:

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

$41,386
State:

$51,015
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,834
Pennsylvania:

$13,679
Number of discharges: 106
This Hospital:

7.23%
Pennsylvania:

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

$21,211
Pennsylvania:

$26,794
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,460
Pennsylvania:

$5,619
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.95%
State:

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

$18,776
State:

$21,864
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,996
State:

$4,771
Number of discharges: 37
Here:

2.52%
State:

2.03%
Permanent Cardiac Pacemaker Implant without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$32,650
State:

$60,306
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,808
State:

$13,393
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.82%
Pennsylvania:

0.45%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$32,703
State:

$34,570
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,785
Pennsylvania:

$11,356
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

1.77%
Pennsylvania:

1.07%
Pulmonary Embolism without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$28,851
State:

$32,887
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,935
State:

$7,414
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.09%
State:

0.46%
Red Blood Cell Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$23,722
State:

$42,805
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,953
State:

$9,223
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.95%
State:

0.30%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,379
State:

$26,165
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,036
State:

$5,568
Number of discharges: 23
This Hospital:

1.57%
State:

1.18%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,465
State:

$29,333
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,701
State:

$7,034
Number of discharges: 33
Here:

2.25%
Pennsylvania:

2.33%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$45,189
State:

$43,566
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,942
Pennsylvania:

$11,198
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.95%
State:

1.49%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$43,473
State:

$54,086
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,424
Pennsylvania:

$12,976
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.09%
Pennsylvania:

0.97%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$31,389
State:

$50,114
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,142
Pennsylvania:

$12,705
Number of discharges: 49
This Hospital:

3.34%
Pennsylvania:

3.92%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$21,440
Pennsylvania:

$28,351
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,341
State:

$7,480
Number of discharges: 34
Here:

2.32%
Pennsylvania:

1.62%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$23,349
State:

$29,567
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,102
Pennsylvania:

$6,703
Number of discharges: 83
This Hospital:

5.66%
Pennsylvania:

2.73%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$32,192
Pennsylvania:

$41,229
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,971
Pennsylvania:

$9,510
Number of discharges: 53
This Hospital:

3.61%
State:

1.78%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,415
Pennsylvania:

$21,186
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,001
Pennsylvania:

$4,668
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

1.50%
Pennsylvania:

1.11%
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$63,252
Pennsylvania:

$100,572
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$21,196
State:

$26,454
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

1.50%
State:

0.77%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,843
State:

$23,856
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,975
State:

$4,892
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

2.59%
Pennsylvania:

2.49%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,797
Pennsylvania:

$24,723
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,204
Pennsylvania:

$4,885
Number of discharges: 48
Here:

3.27%
State:

1.38%

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