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Address
140 LINCOLN AVENUE
HAVERHILL, MA, 01830
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (978) 374-2000

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Proprietary
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Psychiatric Units

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

Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,394
Massachusetts:

$18,228
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,597
State:

$8,884
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.83%
Massachusetts:

0.63%
Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$21,895
Massachusetts:

$24,260
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,045
State:

$13,664
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.29%
Massachusetts:

1.01%
Atherosclerosis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,806
State:

$9,468
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,745
State:

$4,509
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.83%
State:

0.53%
Bronchitis and Asthma with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$7,782
Massachusetts:

$11,891
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,412
State:

$6,592
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.91%
State:

0.60%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,280
Massachusetts:

$12,625
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,477
State:

$6,629
Number of discharges: 31
This Hospital:

2.35%
Massachusetts:

1.66%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,003
State:

$18,415
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,924
State:

$9,696
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

1.67%
Massachusetts:

1.00%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$6,714
State:

$9,061
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,657
Massachusetts:

$4,421
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

1.74%
State:

1.61%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,898
State:

$11,351
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,383
Massachusetts:

$6,458
Number of discharges: 36
Here:

2.73%
State:

2.40%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,872
Massachusetts:

$9,185
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,660
State:

$4,239
Number of discharges: 41
This Hospital:

3.11%
State:

2.24%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,149
Massachusetts:

$12,798
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,100
State:

$7,244
Number of discharges: 38
Here:

2.88%
State:

2.28%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,713
State:

$16,231
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,484
Massachusetts:

$8,802
Number of discharges: 76
Here:

5.76%
State:

2.26%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,840
Massachusetts:

$9,969
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,651
Massachusetts:

$5,450
Number of discharges: 30
This Hospital:

2.27%
Massachusetts:

1.72%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,455
Massachusetts:

$12,197
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,260
State:

$6,605
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.06%
State:

0.69%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,930
Massachusetts:

$12,124
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,609
Massachusetts:

$5,687
Number of discharges: 59
Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts:

4.36%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,712
State:

$17,305
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,284
State:

$8,001
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

1.82%
State:

2.01%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,777
Massachusetts:

$27,685
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,648
State:

$13,824
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.52%
State:

0.69%
G.I. Obstruction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,361
State:

$15,067
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,754
State:

$7,402
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

1.82%
Massachusetts:

0.72%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,037
Massachusetts:

$15,544
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,291
State:

$7,997
Number of discharges: 56
This Hospital:

4.24%
Massachusetts:

3.29%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,701
State:

$20,800
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,601
State:

$11,374
Number of discharges: 78
Here:

5.91%
State:

2.49%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,177
State:

$11,002
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,483
Massachusetts:

$5,276
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

1.44%
Massachusetts:

1.40%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,442
State:

$21,398
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,275
State:

$9,714
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

1.29%
Massachusetts:

1.28%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,279
Massachusetts:

$33,644
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,587
Massachusetts:

$15,511
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.06%
Massachusetts:

0.74%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,836
Massachusetts:

$15,868
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,499
Massachusetts:

$8,932
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.36%
Massachusetts:

1.16%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,704
State:

$11,735
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,019
State:

$5,950
Number of discharges: 45
This Hospital:

3.41%
Massachusetts:

3.33%
Major Gastrointestinal Disorders and Peritoneal Infections with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,221
Massachusetts:

$17,258
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,322
State:

$9,740
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.06%
Massachusetts:

0.61%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$36,801
State:

$34,815
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,454
Massachusetts:

$16,169
Number of discharges: 49
Here:

3.71%
Massachusetts:

5.05%
Medical Back Problems without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,241
State:

$13,283
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,934
Massachusetts:

$6,375
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

1.06%
State:

1.27%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$7,663
State:

$11,032
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,360
State:

$5,408
Number of discharges: 35
Here:

2.65%
Massachusetts:

2.34%
Other Digestive System Diagnoses with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,069
State:

$16,291
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,302
Massachusetts:

$8,089
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.83%
State:

0.74%
Peripheral Vascular Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,026
Massachusetts:

$15,504
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,035
State:

$7,834
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.98%
State:

0.53%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,145
State:

$11,310
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,912
Massachusetts:

$5,178
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.91%
Massachusetts:

0.57%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,596
State:

$18,051
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,662
State:

$9,910
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

1.14%
State:

1.08%
Red Blood Cell Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,129
State:

$19,676
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,061
State:

$10,196
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.21%
State:

0.28%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,760
Massachusetts:

$12,727
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,112
State:

$6,341
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.21%
Massachusetts:

1.15%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,931
Massachusetts:

$14,101
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,682
State:

$7,793
Number of discharges: 52
This Hospital:

3.94%
State:

2.19%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,844
State:

$22,295
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,266
Massachusetts:

$12,764
Number of discharges: 27
This Hospital:

2.05%
Massachusetts:

1.23%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,937
Massachusetts:

$20,284
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,138
Massachusetts:

$10,835
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.83%
Massachusetts:

1.09%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$18,452
State:

$26,638
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,930
Massachusetts:

$15,116
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.06%
Massachusetts:

1.06%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support <96 Hours
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$28,101
State:

$39,531
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,427
State:

$18,650
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.83%
State:

0.77%
Seizures without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,873
State:

$14,164
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,048
State:

$6,348
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.29%
State:

0.94%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,763
Massachusetts:

$27,269
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,631
State:

$14,585
Number of discharges: 56
This Hospital:

4.24%
Massachusetts:

3.66%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,507
State:

$16,201
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,709
State:

$8,660
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.06%
State:

1.16%
Signs and Symptoms without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$7,362
Massachusetts:

$11,667
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,147
Massachusetts:

$5,423
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.98%
State:

0.80%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,892
State:

$14,686
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,251
State:

$7,667
Number of discharges: 63
Here:

4.77%
State:

3.03%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,929
State:

$20,722
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,994
Massachusetts:

$11,062
Number of discharges: 44
Here:

3.33%
State:

1.66%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,465
Massachusetts:

$10,334
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,608
Massachusetts:

$5,319
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

1.82%
Massachusetts:

1.20%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,872
State:

$10,915
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,602
Massachusetts:

$5,557
Number of discharges: 31
Here:

2.35%
Massachusetts:

2.83%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,184
State:

$13,501
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,251
Massachusetts:

$5,542
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.91%
Massachusetts:

0.97%

Provided Services

  • Nuclear Medicine Services
  • Acute Renal Dialysis Services
  • Anatomical Laboratory Services
  • Anesthesia Services
  • Blood Bank Services
  • Clinical Laboratory Services
  • Diagnostic Radiology Services
  • Dietary Services
  • Emergency Services
  • ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
  • Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) Services
  • Inpatient Surgical Services
  • Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
  • Neonatal Nursery Services
  • Obstetric Services
  • Occupational Therapy Services
  • Operating Room Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Pediatric Services
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • Postoperative Recovery Room Services
  • Respiratory Care Services
  • Therapeutic Radiology Services

Employment Full-Time Equivalent

Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 20.55
Registered Professional Nurses : 108.80
Dieticians : 2.60
Physical Therapists : 2.60
Registered Pharmacists : 3.60
Respiratory Therapists : 6.40

Number Of Beds

Total: 125
Total Certified: 125
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 17

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

0.958%
State:

0.520%
Severe pressure sores (bed sores)
This Hospital:

0.240%
State:

0.185%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

32.700%
Massachusetts:

34.287%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
Here:

9.800%
Massachusetts:

9.164%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.086%
Massachusetts:

0.074%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.038%
Massachusetts:

0.008%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
Here:

6.600%
State:

5.508%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.7%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
Here:

97.0%
Massachusetts:

99.6%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
This Hospital:

100.0%
Massachusetts:

99.6%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
This Hospital:

14
State:

9
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack were transferred to another hospital
Here:

55
Massachusetts:

62
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
This Hospital:

97.0%
Massachusetts:

97.2%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
This Hospital:

96.0%
Massachusetts:

98.2%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
Massachusetts:

99.4%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

89.0%
Massachusetts:

95.9%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

98.0%
Massachusetts:

94.2%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
Massachusetts:

98.7%

Pneumonia

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

99.0%
State:

96.6%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
Here:

96.0%
Massachusetts:

96.6%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
Massachusetts:

97.7%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

96.0%
Massachusetts:

96.0%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
Massachusetts:

95.1%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

87.0%
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:

95.0%
State:

98.3%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
This Hospital:

97.0%
Massachusetts:

97.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

96.0%
State:

98.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
This Hospital:

97.0%
State:

97.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
Here:

99.0%
State:

98.3%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

99.0%
State:

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

93.0%
State:

92.9%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
This Hospital:

98.0%
State:

97.3%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
Here:

86.0%
Massachusetts:

96.2%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
Here:

100.0%
Massachusetts:

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

99.0%
Massachusetts:

99.7%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

14.5%
State:

14.3%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

10.9%
Massachusetts:

10.4%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

12.8%
State:

10.9%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

19.2%
Massachusetts:

20.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

23.0%
State:

25.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

19.0%
State:

19.2%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 28%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

5%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
Massachusetts:

17%
Always
This Hospital:

78%
State:

78%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
Massachusetts:

5%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
State:

15%
Always
This Hospital:

78%
Massachusetts:

80%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
Massachusetts:

10%
Usually
Here:

24%
Massachusetts:

26%
Always
This Hospital:

66%
State:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
State:

7%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
Massachusetts:

22%
Always
Here:

74%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

22%
Massachusetts:

19%
Usually
Here:

17%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

61%
Massachusetts:

62%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

9%
State:

8%
Usually
This Hospital:

18%
Massachusetts:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

73%
State:

73%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

15%
State:

15%
Usually
Here:

32%
State:

34%
Always
This Hospital:

53%
Massachusetts:

51%

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

Yes
Here:

85%
Massachusetts:

86%
No
Here:

15%
State:

14%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

8%
Massachusetts:

8%
7 or 8
Here:

27%
Massachusetts:

24%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

65%
State:

68%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

6%
State:

4%
Yes, probably
Here:

28%
Massachusetts:

23%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

66%
Massachusetts:

73%

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