ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER - BUFFALO, NY

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Addresss:
462 GRIDER STREET
BUFFALO, NY, 14215
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (716) 898-3936

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - Local
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Rehabilitation Units

Dialysis Facility located within this hospital: ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER

Other nearby hospitals and nursing homes


Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

1.037%
New York:

0.660%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
Here:

0.518%
New York:

0.435%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
Here:

0.130%
State:

0.461%
Severe pressure sores (bed sores)
Here:

0.259%
New York:

0.452%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

97.0%
New York:

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

99.0%
State:

98.9%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Here:

98.0%
New York:

96.4%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
This Hospital:

97.0%
New York:

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

100.0%
State:

99.7%
Percent of Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of Arrival
This Hospital:

85.0%
State:

91.3%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
Here:

97.0%
New York:

96.6%

Heart Failure

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

99.0%
State:

99.1%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Here:

89.0%
State:

94.8%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

92.8%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

98.6%

Pneumonia

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

86.0%
New York:

93.8%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
Here:

96.0%
New York:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
New York:

98.5%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
This Hospital:

97.0%
New York:

94.8%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

56.0%
State:

90.8%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
Here:

64.0%
New York:

94.0%

Surgery

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

99.0%
State:

97.6%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

95.0%
New York:

96.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
Here:

99.0%
State:

97.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
This Hospital:

90.0%
New York:

97.2%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

97.0%
State:

98.1%
Percent of all Heart Surgery Patients whose blood sugar is kept under good control in the days right after surgery
This Hospital:

96.0%
State:

95.3%
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%
State:

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

84.0%
State:

92.6%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
This Hospital:

89.0%
New York:

95.0%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
Here:

99.0%
New York:

94.9%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

98.0%
New York:

94.4%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

99.0%
State:

99.1%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

15.7%
New York:

14.3%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

9.6%
State:

11.0%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

12.1%
New York:

11.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

19.3%
New York:

20.9%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

25.4%
State:

26.4%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

18.4%
New York:

19.8%

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

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

$21,397
New York:

$30,351
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,043
State:

$10,049
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.98%
New York:

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

$28,540
State:

$46,975
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$17,436
State:

$15,936
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.84%
New York:

1.08%
Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence without Rehabilitation Therapy without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,400
New York:

$14,817
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,545
New York:

$6,759
Number of discharges: 68
This Hospital:

4.78%
State:

0.85%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,375
New York:

$23,294
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,697
New York:

$7,529
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.27%
State:

1.43%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,303
New York:

$34,476
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,184
State:

$11,180
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.77%
State:

0.84%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$6,650
New York:

$15,605
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,131
New York:

$4,967
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.13%
State:

1.64%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,317
New York:

$21,478
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,745
State:

$7,326
Number of discharges: 26
Here:

1.83%
State:

2.35%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,575
New York:

$14,161
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,025
New York:

$5,137
Number of discharges: 42
This Hospital:

2.95%
State:

2.94%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,656
New York:

$30,592
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,964
State:

$10,182
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

1.48%
New York:

1.87%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,920
State:

$16,960
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,277
New York:

$6,071
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.98%
New York:

1.51%
Circulatory Disorders Except Acute Myocardial Infarction, with Card Cath without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,693
New York:

$32,366
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,499
State:

$10,017
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

1.34%
State:

1.38%
Degenerative Nervous System Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,540
New York:

$28,514
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,368
State:

$9,062
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.91%
New York:

0.71%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,869
State:

$22,558
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,348
New York:

$8,117
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.13%
New York:

0.89%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,969
State:

$31,584
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,408
State:

$11,035
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

1.69%
New York:

0.60%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,494
State:

$18,668
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,699
New York:

$6,361
Number of discharges: 31
Here:

2.18%
New York:

3.99%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,191
New York:

$27,960
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,384
State:

$8,863
Number of discharges: 27
Here:

1.90%
State:

1.98%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$26,271
New York:

$50,004
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$17,051
State:

$16,938
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

1.34%
New York:

0.73%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,578
State:

$26,907
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,753
New York:

$9,020
Number of discharges: 47
Here:

3.31%
State:

3.05%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$23,816
State:

$41,330
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,088
State:

$13,648
Number of discharges: 49
This Hospital:

3.45%
State:

2.38%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,764
New York:

$17,445
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,221
State:

$5,979
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.41%
State:

1.37%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,745
State:

$44,953
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$16,007
New York:

$15,635
Number of discharges: 33
Here:

2.32%
State:

0.97%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$41,537
New York:

$80,390
Average Total Payments
Here:

$24,872
New York:

$27,239
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.48%
New York:

0.21%
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases with O.R. Procedure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$82,253
New York:

$132,493
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$51,307
State:

$53,759
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

1.69%
State:

0.61%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$23,702
New York:

$33,214
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,117
New York:

$10,434
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.41%
New York:

1.22%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$38,950
State:

$55,434
Average Total Payments
Here:

$18,181
New York:

$18,455
Number of discharges: 27
This Hospital:

1.90%
New York:

0.82%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,612
State:

$33,952
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,959
State:

$11,059
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.77%
New York:

0.79%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,766
State:

$21,451
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,579
New York:

$7,036
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

1.69%
State:

2.87%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$27,732
New York:

$45,478
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$18,419
New York:

$17,066
Number of discharges: 83
Here:

5.84%
New York:

4.46%
Medical Back Problems without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,743
State:

$23,275
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,049
State:

$7,174
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

1.05%
State:

1.10%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,695
New York:

$31,477
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,168
State:

$11,182
Number of discharges: 33
This Hospital:

2.32%
New York:

0.85%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,752
State:

$18,413
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,605
New York:

$6,139
Number of discharges: 28
Here:

1.97%
State:

2.44%
Other Circulatory System Diagnoses with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,115
State:

$46,800
Average Total Payments
Here:

$15,600
New York:

$17,465
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

1.34%
State:

0.71%
Other Kidney and Urinary Tract Diagnoses with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,371
New York:

$30,909
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,836
New York:

$9,956
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

1.20%
New York:

0.37%
Peripheral Vascular Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,515
State:

$28,607
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,457
New York:

$9,257
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.13%
State:

0.64%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$35,881
State:

$43,362
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,078
State:

$14,491
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.27%
State:

0.12%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,591
State:

$16,388
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,940
State:

$6,112
Number of discharges: 27
Here:

1.90%
State:

0.40%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,848
New York:

$32,228
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,770
New York:

$10,299
Number of discharges: 43
This Hospital:

3.02%
State:

0.89%
Red Blood Cell Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,478
State:

$36,015
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,188
New York:

$12,277
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.77%
New York:

0.48%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,220
State:

$21,786
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,221
New York:

$7,426
Number of discharges: 28
This Hospital:

1.97%
State:

1.60%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,990
New York:

$27,775
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,019
State:

$9,215
Number of discharges: 50
This Hospital:

3.52%
New York:

1.91%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$31,803
New York:

$42,937
Average Total Payments
Here:

$18,308
State:

$15,655
Number of discharges: 31
Here:

2.18%
New York:

1.29%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support 96+ Hours
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$85,177
New York:

$122,124
Average Total Payments
Here:

$45,007
New York:

$51,777
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.84%
State:

0.48%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support <96 Hours
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$40,214
New York:

$53,629
Average Total Payments
Here:

$21,029
State:

$20,887
Number of discharges: 34
This Hospital:

2.39%
New York:

0.82%
Seizures without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,652
New York:

$24,411
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,980
New York:

$7,634
Number of discharges: 23
This Hospital:

1.62%
State:

1.03%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis with Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$82,714
State:

$126,634
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$51,494
New York:

$59,441
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.13%
New York:

0.67%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$29,951
New York:

$47,465
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$17,907
New York:

$17,315
Number of discharges: 97
Here:

6.82%
New York:

5.04%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,163
New York:

$29,226
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,512
State:

$9,822
Number of discharges: 23
This Hospital:

1.62%
State:

1.68%
Signs and Symptoms without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,755
New York:

$18,747
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,131
New York:

$6,160
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.91%
New York:

0.89%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,881
State:

$24,560
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,415
New York:

$8,494
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

1.83%
New York:

2.61%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,490
New York:

$38,332
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,298
State:

$12,495
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

1.69%
State:

1.49%
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$49,339
State:

$74,410
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$32,664
State:

$31,590
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.41%
New York:

0.50%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,750
New York:

$19,174
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,924
New York:

$6,619
Number of discharges: 37
Here:

2.60%
New York:

3.39%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,158
New York:

$20,693
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,639
State:

$6,227
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.77%
State:

1.33%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

11.300%
New York:

11.437%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.144%
New York:

0.112%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.010%
New York:

0.030%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
Here:

6.700%
State:

5.961%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
Here:

8.000%
New York:

3.854%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 28%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

9%
New York:

7%
Usually
Here:

23%
New York:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

68%
New York:

73%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
New York:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

22%
New York:

17%
Always
Here:

68%
State:

77%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

18%
State:

15%
Usually
Here:

32%
New York:

27%
Always
Here:

50%
State:

58%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

12%
New York:

9%
Usually
Here:

27%
New York:

25%
Always
This Hospital:

61%
State:

66%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

29%
State:

24%
Usually
This Hospital:

18%
New York:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

53%
State:

58%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

22%
State:

11%
Usually
Here:

31%
New York:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

47%
State:

67%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

19%
New York:

17%
Usually
This Hospital:

37%
New York:

34%
Always
This Hospital:

44%
State:

49%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

76%
New York:

81%
No
This Hospital:

24%
State:

19%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

16%
New York:

12%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

29%
State:

27%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

55%
New York:

61%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

10%
State:

7%
Yes, probably
Here:

27%
New York:

29%
Yes, definitely
Here:

63%
New York:

64%

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