KERN MEDICAL CENTER - BAKERSFIELD, CA

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Addresss:
1700 MOUNT VERNON AVENUE
BAKERSFIELD, CA, 93306
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (661) 326-2000

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

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 71.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 329.25
Other Salaried Personnel : 841.25
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 1.75
Dieticians : 2.00
Physical Therapists : 2.00
Registered Pharmacists : 16.75
Respiratory Therapists : 30.25
Physicians : 60.25
Medical Social Workers : 5.75
Physician Assistants : 7.75
Residents (Physicians) : 91.75

Number Of Beds
Total: 222
Total Certified: 222
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 25

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Acute Renal Dialysis Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dental Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical 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

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

Psychoses
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$35,155
State:

$24,503
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,132
State:

$8,916
Number of discharges: 178
Here:

100.00%
California:

2.32%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 24%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

13%
California:

7%
Usually
Here:

31%
California:

21%
Always
This Hospital:

56%
California:

72%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
California:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

23%
State:

17%
Always
This Hospital:

67%
California:

77%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

28%
State:

13%
Usually
This Hospital:

34%
State:

28%
Always
Here:

38%
State:

59%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

17%
State:

8%
Usually
Here:

30%
California:

25%
Always
This Hospital:

53%
State:

67%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

26%
State:

23%
Usually
Here:

25%
California:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

49%
State:

58%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

22%
State:

10%
Usually
Here:

26%
California:

21%
Always
This Hospital:

52%
State:

69%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

32%
State:

18%
Usually
This Hospital:

36%
California:

33%
Always
This Hospital:

32%
State:

49%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

74%
State:

81%
No
Here:

26%
State:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

21%
California:

10%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

28%
California:

24%
9 or 10
Here:

51%
California:

66%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

15%
State:

7%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

38%
California:

24%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

47%
State:

69%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

0.108%
California:

0.170%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.3%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
This Hospital:

18
California:

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

100.0%
California:

97.2%

Heart Failure

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

97.0%
State:

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

93.0%
California:

96.2%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

86.0%
State:

93.5%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

94.0%
State:

99.4%

Pneumonia

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

84.0%
California:

96.1%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Hospital:

91.0%
State:

96.7%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

97.0%
California:

98.1%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

90.0%
California:

95.9%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

74.0%
California:

94.3%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

58.0%
California:

95.8%

Surgery

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

90.0%
California:

98.1%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

79.0%
California:

96.3%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
Here:

86.0%
California:

98.2%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
Here:

83.0%
State:

96.0%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

92.0%
State:

96.9%
Percent of all Heart Surgery Patients whose blood sugar is kept under good control in the days right after surgery
Here:

100.0%
State:

94.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

100.0%
California:

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

89.0%
State:

93.9%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
Here:

98.0%
California:

96.1%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

91.0%
California:

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

82.0%
State:

95.5%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
Here:

99.0%
California:

99.6%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

25.5%
State:

24.4%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

1.340%
California:

0.625%
Severe pressure sores (bed sores)
Here:

0.670%
California:

0.321%

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