KITTITAS VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - ELLENSBURG, WA

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Addresss:
603 SOUTH CHESTNUT
ELLENSBURG, WA, 98926
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (509) 962-9841

Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - Hospital District or Authority
Emergency Services: Yes

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 0.60
Registered Professional Nurses : 60.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 142.00
Dieticians : 10.00
Occupational Therapists : 0.80
Physical Therapists : 4.00
Registered Pharmacists : 2.00
Respiratory Therapists : 4.70
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 1.00
Physicians : 8.50
Medical Social Workers : 1.50
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 6.45
Physician Assistants : 2.25
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 7.70
Nurse Practitioners: 2.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 25
Total Certified: 25

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 Services
Home Health Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
Neonatal Nursery Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Opthalmic Surgery Services
Orthopedic Surgery Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Positron Emission Tomography (Pet) Scan Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services
Urgent Care Center Services

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

7
Washington:

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

100.0%
State:

96.9%

Heart Failure

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

92.0%
Washington:

99.2%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

89.0%
Washington:

88.9%

Pneumonia

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

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

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

89.0%
State:

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

98.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Washington:

93.0%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
Here:

100.0%
State:

96.2%

Surgery

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

100.0%
State:

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

99.0%
Washington:

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

99.0%
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:

98.0%
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
Here:

100.0%
Washington:

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

100.0%
Washington:

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

92.0%
State:

96.5%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.8%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

10.7%
State:

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

12.6%
Washington:

12.5%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

22.4%
State:

24.0%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

18.5%
Washington:

17.7%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 28%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
Washington:

4%
Usually
Here:

17%
Washington:

20%
Always
Here:

78%
Washington:

76%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

4%
Usually
Here:

16%
Washington:

17%
Always
This Hospital:

80%
Washington:

79%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
Washington:

9%
Usually
Here:

20%
Washington:

27%
Always
This Hospital:

75%
Washington:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
State:

7%
Usually
Here:

21%
State:

24%
Always
Here:

72%
State:

69%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

25%
Washington:

19%
Usually
Here:

16%
Washington:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

59%
State:

61%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
State:

8%
Usually
Here:

19%
Washington:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

77%
Washington:

72%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
Washington:

13%
Usually
Here:

33%
Washington:

34%
Always
Here:

63%
Washington:

53%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

86%
State:

85%
No
Here:

14%
Washington:

15%

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

6 or lower
Here:

7%
Washington:

8%
7 or 8
Here:

19%
State:

23%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

74%
State:

69%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

5%
Washington:

4%
Yes, probably
Here:

23%
State:

23%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

72%
State:

73%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

49.100%
State:

37.691%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
Here:

9.500%
State:

8.405%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.063%
State:

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

0.006%
State:

0.016%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
Here:

6.300%
Washington:

4.997%

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