HIGHLINE MEDICAL CENTER - BURIEN, WA

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Addresss:
16251 SYLVESTER ROAD SW
BURIEN, WA, 98166
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (206) 244-9970

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

Other nearby hospitals and nursing homes

Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 29.50
Registered Professional Nurses : 200.50
Other Salaried Personnel : 566.00
Dieticians : 2.25
Occupational Therapists : 3.50
Registered Pharmacists : 10.25
Respiratory Therapists : 11.00
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 1.50
Medical Social Workers : 9.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 279
Total Certified: 279
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 20
Rehabilitation Unit Beds: 8

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Acute Renal Dialysis Services
Alcohol And/Or Drug Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Burn Care Unit Services
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Services
Certified Trauma Center Services
Chiropractice 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
Neonatal Nursery Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Optometric Services
Organ Bank 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
Speech Pathology Services
Therapeutic Radiology Services

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
Here:

97.0%
Washington:

99.2%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Here:

87.0%
State:

96.5%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
This Hospital:

100.0%
Washington:

98.8%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

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

70.0%
State:

91.6%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
Here:

13
Washington:

11
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
Here:

100.0%
State:

96.9%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
Here:

93.0%
Washington:

98.0%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
Washington:

99.2%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

91.0%
State:

95.4%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

87.0%
State:

88.9%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.2%

Pneumonia

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

97.0%
Washington:

96.5%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Hospital:

99.0%
Washington:

96.8%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

97.0%
State:

98.4%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

97.0%
State:

95.0%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

93.0%
State:

93.0%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

96.0%
State:

96.2%

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%
Washington:

97.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

99.0%
State:

97.0%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
Here:

97.0%
State:

98.3%
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%
Washington:

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

100.0%
State:

98.4%
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%
Washington:

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

96.0%
Washington:

92.1%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
Here:

98.0%
State:

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

98.0%
State:

95.1%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

99.0%
Washington:

96.0%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
Here:

100.0%
Washington:

99.8%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

17.2%
State:

15.8%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

12.5%
State:

12.7%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

13.2%
State:

12.5%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

18.9%
State:

18.5%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

22.6%
State:

24.0%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

16.8%
State:

17.7%

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:

7%
State:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

21%
State:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

72%
Washington:

76%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
State:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

18%
Washington:

17%
Always
Here:

75%
Washington:

79%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

14%
Washington:

9%
Usually
Here:

30%
Washington:

27%
Always
Here:

56%
Washington:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

9%
State:

7%
Usually
Here:

25%
State:

24%
Always
Here:

66%
State:

69%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

24%
Washington:

19%
Usually
Here:

21%
State:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

55%
State:

61%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
State:

8%
Usually
Here:

22%
Washington:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

68%
State:

72%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

14%
Washington:

13%
Usually
This Hospital:

33%
Washington:

34%
Always
This Hospital:

53%
State:

53%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

83%
Washington:

85%
No
Here:

17%
Washington:

15%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

10%
Washington:

8%
7 or 8
Here:

24%
Washington:

23%
9 or 10
Here:

66%
State:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

6%
Washington:

4%
Yes, probably
Here:

26%
State:

23%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

68%
State:

73%

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

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

$35,190
State:

$39,743
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,649
State:

$12,509
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.72%
Washington:

0.81%
Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence without Rehabilitation Therapy without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$7,863
Washington:

$16,862
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,475
State:

$4,829
Number of discharges: 62
This Hospital:

4.05%
Washington:

0.55%
Back and Neck Procedures Except Spinal Fusion without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$29,976
Washington:

$28,115
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,647
Washington:

$7,349
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

1.70%
State:

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

$19,919
State:

$19,185
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,618
State:

$6,018
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

1.57%
Washington:

1.51%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,277
State:

$28,223
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,261
Washington:

$9,007
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.05%
Washington:

0.97%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,802
State:

$13,725
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,026
Washington:

$4,102
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

1.37%
Washington:

1.45%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$23,320
Washington:

$19,246
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,674
State:

$6,076
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

1.57%
State:

1.91%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,198
State:

$17,037
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,682
State:

$4,013
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.78%
Washington:

1.57%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,392
Washington:

$21,239
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,519
State:

$6,897
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

1.24%
Washington:

1.39%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$22,263
State:

$26,545
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,887
State:

$8,452
Number of discharges: 49
This Hospital:

3.20%
State:

1.58%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,466
Washington:

$16,601
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,804
Washington:

$5,152
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.37%
Washington:

1.09%
Circulatory Disorders Except Acute Myocardial Infarction, with Card Cath without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$26,302
Washington:

$33,474
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,976
State:

$8,253
Number of discharges: 28
This Hospital:

1.83%
Washington:

1.16%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$29,174
State:

$31,299
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,797
Washington:

$9,120
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.72%
State:

0.64%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,785
State:

$19,342
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,805
State:

$5,262
Number of discharges: 30
Here:

1.96%
Washington:

2.94%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,950
Washington:

$23,921
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,949
State:

$7,355
Number of discharges: 34
Here:

2.22%
State:

2.16%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$56,214
State:

$40,443
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,438
State:

$12,983
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.85%
Washington:

0.63%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,476
State:

$22,674
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,908
Washington:

$7,340
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

1.90%
State:

2.88%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$35,672
Washington:

$33,350
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,955
Washington:

$10,380
Number of discharges: 69
This Hospital:

4.51%
Washington:

2.56%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,584
State:

$16,567
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,488
Washington:

$4,783
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

1.63%
State:

1.13%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$56,593
State:

$48,552
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,515
State:

$13,275
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.18%
Washington:

1.35%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$62,127
State:

$65,675
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$19,827
Washington:

$21,408
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.78%
Washington:

0.34%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$36,557
State:

$36,430
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,259
Washington:

$10,543
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.78%
State:

0.30%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,715
Washington:

$27,759
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,871
Washington:

$8,157
Number of discharges: 32
Here:

2.09%
Washington:

1.83%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$51,602
State:

$41,719
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,853
State:

$13,528
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

0.98%
Washington:

1.08%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,150
Washington:

$22,533
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,489
State:

$5,833
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

0.98%
Washington:

1.11%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$25,422
Washington:

$24,041
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,304
State:

$8,362
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

0.98%
State:

0.98%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,743
State:

$17,974
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,257
State:

$5,488
Number of discharges: 42
This Hospital:

2.75%
State:

2.50%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$73,135
Washington:

$78,857
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$21,637
State:

$24,146
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.72%
State:

0.38%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$55,447
State:

$53,039
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,135
Washington:

$15,499
Number of discharges: 89
Here:

5.82%
State:

8.63%
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$124,851
State:

$125,961
Average Total Payments
Here:

$34,955
Washington:

$41,484
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.85%
Washington:

0.60%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$22,235
State:

$23,633
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,842
State:

$8,548
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

1.24%
State:

0.82%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,912
State:

$17,265
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,636
State:

$5,005
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

1.50%
Washington:

1.76%
Other Circulatory System Diagnoses with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$54,516
Washington:

$43,040
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,164
State:

$13,929
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.18%
Washington:

0.66%
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures with Drug-Eluting Stent without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$65,041
Washington:

$67,630
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,322
State:

$15,228
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

0.98%
Washington:

1.59%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$36,717
State:

$37,797
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,950
Washington:

$11,809
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.72%
State:

0.48%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,450
Washington:

$16,522
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,206
Washington:

$4,592
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.85%
State:

0.53%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$26,393
State:

$30,125
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,438
State:

$9,273
Number of discharges: 33
This Hospital:

2.16%
Washington:

2.14%
Pulmonary Embolism without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,071
State:

$24,751
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,785
Washington:

$7,605
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.85%
Washington:

0.60%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,249
State:

$18,056
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,449
State:

$5,663
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.37%
State:

1.00%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$25,540
State:

$23,090
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,053
Washington:

$7,310
Number of discharges: 57
Here:

3.73%
State:

2.21%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$26,599
Washington:

$36,802
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,758
Washington:

$11,881
Number of discharges: 32
Here:

2.09%
State:

1.57%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$23,632
State:

$27,953
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,956
Washington:

$9,836
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.92%
Washington:

0.88%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$42,617
Washington:

$42,369
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,713
State:

$14,185
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

1.90%
State:

1.17%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support 96+ Hours
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$144,232
State:

$148,788
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$37,102
State:

$42,822
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

0.98%
Washington:

0.25%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support <96 Hours
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$58,589
State:

$60,778
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$15,228
State:

$16,998
Number of discharges: 33
This Hospital:

2.16%
State:

1.22%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis with Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$172,815
State:

$159,578
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$41,917
Washington:

$49,178
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.72%
State:

0.25%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$41,558
State:

$42,650
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,756
Washington:

$13,695
Number of discharges: 170
Here:

11.11%
State:

6.12%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$26,254
Washington:

$24,246
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,774
Washington:

$8,168
Number of discharges: 70
This Hospital:

4.58%
State:

1.94%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$21,560
Washington:

$21,638
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,761
State:

$7,154
Number of discharges: 45
Here:

2.94%
State:

2.75%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$33,750
Washington:

$32,426
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,875
State:

$10,267
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

1.90%
State:

1.85%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,465
Washington:

$15,579
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,736
State:

$5,032
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

1.57%
State:

0.98%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,609
State:

$18,489
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,801
State:

$5,200
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

1.05%
State:

1.45%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,906
Washington:

$19,711
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,896
State:

$5,141
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.37%
Washington:

0.95%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

0.384%
Washington:

0.623%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
Here:

0.192%
Washington:

0.380%
Severe pressure sores (bed sores)
This Hospital:

0.192%
Washington:

0.298%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

43.600%
Washington:

37.691%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.090%
State:

0.091%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.034%
Washington:

0.016%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
Here:

1.300%
Washington:

2.223%

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