LEWIS COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL - LOWVILLE, NY

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Addresss:
7785 NORTH STATE STREET
LOWVILLE, NY, 13367
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (315) 376-5200

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - Local
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Swing Bed Hospitals

Overall Star Rating: 3 Stars
Health Inspections Star Rating: 3 Stars
Nurse Staffing Star Rating: 2 Stars
Quality Measures Star Rating: 4 Stars
RN Only Star Rating: 1 Star

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 14.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 52.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 279.00
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 2.00
Dieticians : 1.00
Occupational Therapists : 2.00
Physical Therapists : 4.00
Physicians : 8.00
Medical Social Workers : 1.00
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 15.00
Nuclear Medicine Technicians : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 54
Total Certified: 54

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
CT Scanner Services
Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dedicated Emergency Department Services
Dental Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Psychiatric Services
Emergency Services
Geriatric Psychiatric Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
ICU - 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 Rehabilitation Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services

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

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

$6,197
State:

$23,294
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,777
New York:

$7,529
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

6.67%
New York:

1.43%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$7,276
State:

$15,605
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,120
State:

$4,967
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

4.71%
New York:

1.64%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,368
New York:

$23,013
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,075
New York:

$8,087
Number of discharges: 27
Here:

10.59%
State:

1.94%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$5,573
State:

$16,960
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,247
New York:

$6,071
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

6.67%
State:

1.51%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$6,415
New York:

$18,668
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,118
New York:

$6,361
Number of discharges: 28
This Hospital:

10.98%
State:

3.99%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,795
New York:

$26,907
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,933
State:

$9,020
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

5.10%
State:

3.05%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,727
New York:

$33,214
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,617
New York:

$10,434
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

4.31%
New York:

1.22%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$5,823
State:

$21,451
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,716
New York:

$7,036
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

4.71%
State:

2.87%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$30,012
New York:

$45,478
Average Total Payments
Here:

$15,291
New York:

$17,066
Number of discharges: 32
Here:

12.55%
State:

4.46%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$6,962
New York:

$18,413
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,027
New York:

$6,139
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

6.67%
New York:

2.44%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,661
State:

$47,465
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,453
New York:

$17,315
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

6.27%
State:

5.04%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,073
New York:

$29,226
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,196
New York:

$9,822
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

6.67%
New York:

1.68%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$7,550
New York:

$24,560
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,215
New York:

$8,494
Number of discharges: 25
Here:

9.80%
State:

2.61%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$5,795
New York:

$17,401
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,157
State:

$5,941
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

4.31%
State:

1.04%

Quality Measures

Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
This Hospital:

21.4%
State:

15.6%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Here:

2.0%
New York:

8.4%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Here:

5.8%
New York:

6.4%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
This Hospital:

41.9%
State:

41.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who have had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
This Hospital:

2.6%
New York:

3.1%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
This Hospital:

23.0%
State:

6.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
This Hospital:

1.5%
State:

12.6%
Percent of long-stay residents who were physically restrained
Here:

0.7%
State:

2.3%
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Here:

4.3%
State:

2.9%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
This Hospital:

99.3%
State:

96.7%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

97.3%
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
This Hospital:

25.5%
State:

16.9%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
This Hospital:

95.2%
New York:

86.9%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Here:

96.8%
State:

85.0%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
This Hospital:

6.1%
New York:

3.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
This Hospital:

22.1%
State:

20.8%

Complaint Deficiency

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

0.810%
New York:

0.660%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
Here:

1.619%
State:

0.461%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

4.600%
New York:

11.437%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.500%
New York:

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

0.142%
New York:

0.030%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
Here:

2.500%
State:

5.961%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 40%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
State:

7%
Usually
This Hospital:

21%
New York:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

75%
State:

73%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

2%
New York:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

11%
New York:

17%
Always
This Hospital:

87%
New York:

77%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

8%
New York:

15%
Usually
This Hospital:

24%
New York:

27%
Always
Here:

68%
State:

58%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

24%
State:

25%
Always
This Hospital:

69%
State:

66%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

17%
State:

24%
Usually
Here:

17%
State:

18%
Always
Here:

66%
New York:

58%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
State:

11%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
New York:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

74%
New York:

67%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
New York:

17%
Usually
This Hospital:

35%
New York:

34%
Always
Here:

55%
New York:

49%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

85%
New York:

81%
No
Here:

15%
New York:

19%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

6%
New York:

12%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

21%
State:

27%
9 or 10
Here:

73%
New York:

61%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

2%
State:

7%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

25%
State:

29%
Yes, definitely
Here:

73%
New York:

64%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

93.0%
State:

99.0%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
Here:

83.0%
State:

98.9%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
This Hospital:

73.0%
State:

98.6%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
This Hospital:

9
State:

10
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

97.3%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
This Hospital:

58.0%
New York:

96.6%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
State:

99.1%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

57.0%
New York:

94.8%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

85.0%
New York:

92.8%

Pneumonia

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

98.0%
State:

93.8%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Hospital:

93.0%
New York:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

83.0%
New York:

98.5%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

94.0%
New York:

94.8%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

88.0%
State:

90.8%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

90.0%
State:

94.0%

Surgery

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

91.0%
New York:

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

99.0%
State:

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

93.0%
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:

89.0%
New York:

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

89.0%
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
Here:

100.0%
New York:

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

85.0%
New York:

92.6%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
This Hospital:

90.0%
New York:

95.0%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

96.0%
New York:

99.1%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

15.0%
State:

14.3%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

12.3%
New York:

11.0%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

10.3%
State:

11.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

23.3%
New York:

26.4%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

17.2%
New York:

19.8%

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