HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY - NEW YORK, NY

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Addresss:
535 EAST 70TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY, 10021
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (212) 606-1000

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

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 19.20
Registered Professional Nurses : 344.40
Other Salaried Personnel : 1831.30
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 5.80
Dieticians : 4.00
Occupational Therapists : 10.20
Physical Therapists : 48.80
Registered Pharmacists : 14.00
Respiratory Therapists : 1.00
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 2.60
Physicians : 69.00
Medical Social Workers : 19.70
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 30.50
Nuclear Medicine Technicians : 2.00
Physician Assistants : 36.00
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 75.20
Nurse Practitioners: 6.20
Residents (Physicians) : 89.00
Psychologists : 0.80

Number Of Beds
Total: 160
Total Certified: 160

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
CT Scanner Services
Certified Trauma Center Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dedicated Emergency Department Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Psychiatric Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
ICU - Pediatric Services
ICU - Surgical Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Orthopedic Surgery Services
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Objects Accidentally Left in the Body After Surgery
This Hospital:

0.083%
New York:

0.143%
Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

0.581%
State:

0.660%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
This Hospital:

0.083%
New York:

0.435%
Severe pressure sores (bed sores)
Here:

0.083%
State:

0.452%

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

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

$35,642
New York:

$26,629
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,896
New York:

$9,363
Number of discharges: 145
This Hospital:

3.67%
State:

0.30%
Cervical Spinal Fusion without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$60,667
New York:

$44,209
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$19,046
New York:

$16,866
Number of discharges: 59
This Hospital:

1.49%
New York:

0.14%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$70,919
New York:

$44,953
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$18,352
State:

$15,635
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

0.66%
State:

0.97%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$55,528
New York:

$37,196
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,486
State:

$13,945
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

0.61%
State:

0.26%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$75,164
State:

$86,024
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$25,220
New York:

$28,560
Number of discharges: 66
Here:

1.67%
New York:

0.18%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$53,114
New York:

$45,478
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$19,024
New York:

$17,066
Number of discharges: 3383
Here:

85.52%
State:

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

$26,880
State:

$23,275
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,448
New York:

$7,174
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.35%
New York:

1.10%
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$78,469
State:

$74,410
Average Total Payments
Here:

$32,745
State:

$31,590
Number of discharges: 239
Here:

6.04%
State:

0.50%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

27.700%
New York:

30.865%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.026%
State:

0.030%

Process of Care

Surgery

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

98.0%
New York:

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

99.0%
State:

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

100.0%
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
Here:

100.0%
New York:

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

100.0%
New York:

98.1%
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:

99.0%
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:

99.0%
State:

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

96.0%
State:

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

100.0%
New York:

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

100.0%
New York:

99.1%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 56%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

3%
New York:

7%
Usually
Here:

16%
State:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

81%
State:

73%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
State:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

14%
State:

17%
Always
Here:

82%
New York:

77%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
State:

15%
Usually
This Hospital:

27%
New York:

27%
Always
Here:

65%
State:

58%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
New York:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

18%
New York:

25%
Always
This Hospital:

77%
New York:

66%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

18%
New York:

24%
Usually
Here:

18%
State:

18%
Always
Here:

64%
State:

58%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
New York:

11%
Usually
This Hospital:

18%
New York:

22%
Always
Here:

77%
State:

67%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

12%
State:

17%
Usually
Here:

32%
New York:

34%
Always
Here:

56%
New York:

49%

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

Yes
Here:

90%
State:

81%
No
Here:

10%
New York:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

3%
New York:

12%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

11%
State:

27%
9 or 10
Here:

86%
New York:

61%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

1%
New York:

7%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

7%
New York:

29%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

92%
New York:

64%

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