HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL - WASHINGTON, DC

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Addresss:
2041 GEORGIA AVE NW
WASHINGTON, DC, 20060
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (202) 745-6100

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

Located within: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

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Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 10%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

14%
District of Columbia:

10%
Usually
This Hospital:

22%
State:

21%
Always
Here:

64%
State:

69%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
State:

6%
Usually
Here:

18%
District of Columbia:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

72%
State:

76%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

28%
State:

21%
Usually
This Hospital:

23%
District of Columbia:

28%
Always
This Hospital:

49%
District of Columbia:

51%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

17%
State:

12%
Usually
This Hospital:

27%
State:

24%
Always
Here:

56%
District of Columbia:

64%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

27%
District of Columbia:

26%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
State:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

54%
State:

56%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

18%
State:

17%
Usually
This Hospital:

20%
State:

23%
Always
Here:

62%
State:

60%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

15%
State:

15%
Usually
This Hospital:

23%
State:

30%
Always
This Hospital:

62%
State:

55%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

71%
District of Columbia:

77%
No
Here:

29%
State:

23%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

21%
District of Columbia:

13%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

32%
District of Columbia:

29%
9 or 10
Here:

47%
District of Columbia:

58%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

16%
District of Columbia:

9%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

40%
State:

28%
Yes, definitely
Here:

44%
State:

63%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

93.0%
District of Columbia:

98.7%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
This Hospital:

98.0%
State:

98.3%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
Here:

98.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

100.0%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
Here:

95.0%
State:

97.3%

Heart Failure

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

99.0%
State:

97.1%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

97.0%
State:

91.6%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

79.0%
District of Columbia:

84.2%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
District of Columbia:

99.5%

Pneumonia

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

80.0%
District of Columbia:

87.1%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
Here:

95.0%
District of Columbia:

90.1%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
State:

98.6%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

90.0%
District of Columbia:

97.0%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

79.0%
District of Columbia:

80.8%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

88.0%
State:

77.3%

Children's Asthma

Percent of Children Who Received Reliever Medication While Hospitalized for Asthma
This Hospital:

100.0%
District of Columbia:

100.0%
Percent of Children Who Received Systemic Corticosteroid Medication While Hospitalized for Asthma
This Hospital:

100.0%
District of Columbia:

99.8%
Percent of Children and their Caregivers Who Received a Home Management Plan of Care Document While Hospitalized for Asthma
This Hospital:

48.0%
State:

87.3%

Surgery

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

94.0%
State:

96.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

95.0%
District of Columbia:

95.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

93.0%
District of Columbia:

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:

89.0%
District of Columbia:

96.1%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
Here:

90.0%
State:

97.0%
Percent of all Heart Surgery Patients whose blood sugar is kept under good control in the days right after surgery
Here:

76.0%
District of Columbia:

92.3%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
This Hospital:

99.0%
State:

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

100.0%
District of Columbia:

93.8%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
Here:

52.0%
State:

92.3%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
Here:

79.0%
State:

91.8%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
Here:

82.0%
State:

93.7%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
Here:

98.0%
State:

98.5%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

16.0%
District of Columbia:

15.4%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

9.1%
District of Columbia:

9.7%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

10.8%
State:

11.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

21.7%
District of Columbia:

20.9%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

29.8%
District of Columbia:

26.1%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

20.2%
District of Columbia:

19.0%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

0.322%
District of Columbia:

0.511%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
Here:

0.805%
State:

0.642%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
Here:

0.644%
State:

0.496%
Severe pressure sores (bed sores)
This Hospital:

0.161%
District of Columbia:

0.204%

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

Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence without Rehabilitation Therapy without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,728
State:

$19,634
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,876
State:

$6,460
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

0.98%
District of Columbia:

0.39%
Atherosclerosis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,037
District of Columbia:

$17,188
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,642
State:

$6,156
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

1.27%
State:

0.26%
Bronchitis and Asthma with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,876
State:

$20,582
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,405
District of Columbia:

$7,494
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.04%
District of Columbia:

0.45%
Bronchitis and Asthma without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,080
State:

$16,001
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,495
District of Columbia:

$5,664
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

0.93%
District of Columbia:

0.25%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$31,170
District of Columbia:

$24,276
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,450
District of Columbia:

$7,618
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

0.93%
State:

0.99%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$63,420
State:

$41,004
Average Total Payments
Here:

$23,289
District of Columbia:

$12,496
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

0.87%
State:

0.64%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,074
District of Columbia:

$15,037
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,475
State:

$4,835
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.22%
State:

1.21%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,649
State:

$20,432
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,847
District of Columbia:

$7,158
Number of discharges: 23
This Hospital:

1.33%
State:

1.81%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,770
State:

$16,270
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,021
State:

$5,309
Number of discharges: 96
Here:

5.56%
State:

1.83%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$26,424
District of Columbia:

$25,480
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,275
District of Columbia:

$8,881
Number of discharges: 41
This Hospital:

2.37%
District of Columbia:

1.60%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$32,888
District of Columbia:

$31,823
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,914
District of Columbia:

$10,629
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

2.20%
State:

1.32%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,372
District of Columbia:

$19,111
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,832
District of Columbia:

$6,580
Number of discharges: 63
Here:

3.65%
State:

1.46%
Circulatory Disorders Except Acute Myocardial Infarction, with Card Cath without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$37,188
State:

$34,466
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,892
State:

$9,630
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.69%
State:

1.94%
Cranial and Peripheral Nerve Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$25,278
State:

$24,898
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,095
District of Columbia:

$8,622
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

0.98%
District of Columbia:

0.41%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,215
State:

$21,544
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,228
District of Columbia:

$7,576
Number of discharges: 33
Here:

1.91%
District of Columbia:

0.96%
Disorders of Pancreas Except Malignancy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,269
State:

$25,806
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,425
District of Columbia:

$9,876
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.69%
State:

0.26%
Dysequilibrium
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,700
District of Columbia:

$18,321
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,809
District of Columbia:

$5,917
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.64%
State:

0.31%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$27,987
State:

$29,895
Average Total Payments
Here:

$15,448
State:

$10,846
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.04%
State:

0.87%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,810
State:

$19,552
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,077
State:

$6,641
Number of discharges: 89
This Hospital:

5.15%
District of Columbia:

2.98%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$34,854
State:

$27,979
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,145
District of Columbia:

$8,900
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

1.22%
District of Columbia:

1.74%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$37,974
State:

$51,039
Average Total Payments
Here:

$20,837
State:

$16,693
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.81%
District of Columbia:

0.91%
G.I. Hemorrhage without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,256
State:

$16,887
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,594
District of Columbia:

$6,134
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.75%
State:

0.92%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$29,525
State:

$25,439
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,176
State:

$9,102
Number of discharges: 61
Here:

3.53%
District of Columbia:

3.82%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$47,712
State:

$38,984
Average Total Payments
Here:

$21,518
District of Columbia:

$13,625
Number of discharges: 45
Here:

2.61%
District of Columbia:

2.59%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,435
District of Columbia:

$17,665
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,701
State:

$6,032
Number of discharges: 45
This Hospital:

2.61%
State:

1.83%
Hypertension without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,470
District of Columbia:

$15,941
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,778
State:

$6,400
Number of discharges: 43
This Hospital:

2.49%
District of Columbia:

0.55%
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases with O.R. Procedure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$234,174
District of Columbia:

$144,050
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$99,068
District of Columbia:

$56,096
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.81%
District of Columbia:

0.65%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$42,921
State:

$36,913
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$17,572
District of Columbia:

$10,567
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.16%
State:

1.90%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$70,827
State:

$63,280
Average Total Payments
Here:

$27,012
District of Columbia:

$17,980
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.64%
District of Columbia:

1.36%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$25,554
District of Columbia:

$31,375
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,134
District of Columbia:

$7,915
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.64%
District of Columbia:

1.03%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,038
State:

$21,712
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,615
District of Columbia:

$6,901
Number of discharges: 40
This Hospital:

2.32%
State:

2.93%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$51,206
State:

$44,858
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$25,532
State:

$15,744
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.81%
District of Columbia:

4.99%
Medical Back Problems without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,778
State:

$21,194
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,156
State:

$7,281
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

0.93%
State:

0.74%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$47,953
District of Columbia:

$33,542
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$20,669
District of Columbia:

$11,497
Number of discharges: 42
This Hospital:

2.43%
District of Columbia:

1.52%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,258
District of Columbia:

$19,201
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,531
State:

$6,460
Number of discharges: 70
Here:

4.05%
State:

2.52%
Other Circulatory System Diagnoses with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$60,866
District of Columbia:

$54,924
Average Total Payments
Here:

$27,368
District of Columbia:

$17,257
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

0.98%
State:

1.45%
Other Vascular Procedures with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$66,538
State:

$79,056
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$38,477
State:

$28,106
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.75%
District of Columbia:

1.30%
Peripheral Vascular Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$23,227
District of Columbia:

$24,480
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,059
State:

$8,814
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

1.27%
District of Columbia:

0.94%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,254
State:

$18,229
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,008
District of Columbia:

$6,236
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

1.10%
State:

0.30%
Psychoses
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,051
District of Columbia:

$14,452
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,135
State:

$9,444
Number of discharges: 112
This Hospital:

6.49%
District of Columbia:

1.77%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$56,256
District of Columbia:

$37,492
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$22,338
State:

$12,399
Number of discharges: 25
Here:

1.45%
State:

0.67%
Pulmonary Embolism without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$35,087
State:

$27,751
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,713
District of Columbia:

$9,403
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.64%
District of Columbia:

0.77%
Red Blood Cell Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$30,796
State:

$32,742
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$16,031
District of Columbia:

$11,775
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.16%
District of Columbia:

0.50%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$22,996
District of Columbia:

$20,334
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,716
District of Columbia:

$7,460
Number of discharges: 85
Here:

4.92%
State:

2.19%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,641
State:

$25,402
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,460
District of Columbia:

$9,053
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

1.68%
District of Columbia:

2.91%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$44,413
State:

$40,825
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$22,787
State:

$15,541
Number of discharges: 43
Here:

2.49%
District of Columbia:

2.10%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support 96+ Hours
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$163,965
State:

$159,064
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$67,720
District of Columbia:

$49,004
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

0.93%
State:

0.64%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support <96 Hours
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$67,408
District of Columbia:

$69,937
Average Total Payments
Here:

$28,906
State:

$20,888
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.69%
District of Columbia:

0.92%
Seizures without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$23,516
District of Columbia:

$26,781
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,273
State:

$7,792
Number of discharges: 29
Here:

1.68%
State:

0.84%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$74,035
District of Columbia:

$54,713
Average Total Payments
Here:

$29,642
State:

$17,738
Number of discharges: 52
Here:

3.01%
District of Columbia:

2.45%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$28,904
State:

$31,627
Average Total Payments
Here:

$14,945
District of Columbia:

$10,213
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.16%
District of Columbia:

0.90%
Signs and Symptoms without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$22,790
District of Columbia:

$19,792
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,018
District of Columbia:

$6,473
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.04%
State:

0.88%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$28,896
District of Columbia:

$28,864
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,651
State:

$9,037
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

1.45%
District of Columbia:

1.94%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$37,917
District of Columbia:

$41,583
Average Total Payments
Here:

$18,769
State:

$13,415
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.04%
State:

1.10%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,855
State:

$17,252
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,890
State:

$6,030
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.69%
District of Columbia:

0.81%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,768
State:

$18,488
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,804
District of Columbia:

$6,557
Number of discharges: 71
This Hospital:

4.11%
District of Columbia:

1.80%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

4.700%
State:

6.419%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.035%
District of Columbia:

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

0.014%
State:

0.045%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
Here:

6.800%
District of Columbia:

3.208%

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