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Address
135 LAFAYETTE AVENUE
PALMERTON, PA, 18071
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (610) 826-3141

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

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

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

$13,847
Pennsylvania:

$49,161
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,780
State:

$11,984
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.72%
State:

1.10%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,736
Pennsylvania:

$24,639
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,499
State:

$5,656
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.88%
Pennsylvania:

1.67%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,152
Pennsylvania:

$17,588
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,289
Pennsylvania:

$3,835
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

2.82%
State:

1.86%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,702
Pennsylvania:

$21,833
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,470
Pennsylvania:

$5,569
Number of discharges: 39
This Hospital:

6.11%
Pennsylvania:

2.29%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,072
State:

$29,850
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,167
State:

$6,479
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

3.13%
State:

2.15%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,463
Pennsylvania:

$35,841
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,366
Pennsylvania:

$7,862
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

3.76%
Pennsylvania:

1.99%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,473
State:

$21,975
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,873
State:

$4,841
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

3.29%
State:

1.72%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,037
Pennsylvania:

$24,456
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,848
State:

$4,986
Number of discharges: 32
Here:

5.02%
Pennsylvania:

3.72%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,514
State:

$29,883
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,511
State:

$6,883
Number of discharges: 27
This Hospital:

4.23%
State:

2.08%
G.I. Hemorrhage without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,697
State:

$23,995
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,833
Pennsylvania:

$4,905
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.72%
State:

0.51%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,947
State:

$29,163
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,463
State:

$6,918
Number of discharges: 66
Here:

10.34%
State:

3.75%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,212
Pennsylvania:

$40,714
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,868
Pennsylvania:

$9,817
Number of discharges: 36
This Hospital:

5.64%
State:

2.71%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,360
Pennsylvania:

$20,243
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,618
Pennsylvania:

$4,587
Number of discharges: 36
This Hospital:

5.64%
State:

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

$8,849
Pennsylvania:

$24,179
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,292
Pennsylvania:

$4,391
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.88%
State:

0.29%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,961
State:

$36,649
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,017
Pennsylvania:

$7,863
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

2.04%
Pennsylvania:

1.56%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,968
State:

$23,346
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,218
Pennsylvania:

$5,274
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

2.98%
State:

2.94%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$45,442
Pennsylvania:

$51,015
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,146
Pennsylvania:

$13,679
Number of discharges: 43
This Hospital:

6.74%
State:

5.31%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,246
Pennsylvania:

$21,864
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,710
State:

$4,771
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

3.13%
Pennsylvania:

2.03%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,283
State:

$29,333
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,363
State:

$7,034
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

3.29%
Pennsylvania:

2.33%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,329
Pennsylvania:

$43,566
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,585
State:

$11,198
Number of discharges: 28
Here:

4.39%
State:

1.49%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,835
Pennsylvania:

$50,114
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,610
State:

$12,705
Number of discharges: 49
Here:

7.68%
Pennsylvania:

3.92%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,221
Pennsylvania:

$28,351
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,014
Pennsylvania:

$7,480
Number of discharges: 23
This Hospital:

3.61%
Pennsylvania:

1.62%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,399
State:

$29,567
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,499
Pennsylvania:

$6,703
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

2.98%
Pennsylvania:

2.73%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,617
State:

$41,229
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,808
State:

$9,510
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

3.45%
Pennsylvania:

1.78%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,681
Pennsylvania:

$23,856
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,847
State:

$4,892
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

2.51%
Pennsylvania:

2.49%

Provided Services

  • Nuclear Medicine Services
  • Acute Renal Dialysis Services
  • Anatomical Laboratory Services
  • Anesthesia Services
  • Blood Bank Services
  • CT Scanner Services
  • Clinical Laboratory Services
  • Dedicated Emergency Department Services
  • Diagnostic Radiology Services
  • Dietary Services
  • Emergency Psychiatric Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Home Health Services
  • Hospice Services
  • ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
  • ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
  • Inpatient Surgical Services
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
  • Occupational Therapy Services
  • Operating Room Services
  • Opthalmic Surgery Services
  • Orthopedic Surgery Services
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • Postoperative Recovery Room Services
  • Respiratory Care Services
  • Social Services
  • Speech Pathology Services

Employment Full-Time Equivalent

Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 9.63
Registered Professional Nurses : 37.42
Other Salaried Personnel : 168.86
Physical Therapists : 1.00
Registered Pharmacists : 2.73
Medical Social Workers : 3.00
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 9.03
Nuclear Medicine Technicians : 1.50
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 13.56

Number Of Beds

Total: 70
Total Certified: 45
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 16

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 35%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

6%
Pennsylvania:

5%
Usually
Here:

20%
State:

18%
Always
Here:

74%
State:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

5%
Usually
This Hospital:

20%
Pennsylvania:

16%
Always
Here:

75%
Pennsylvania:

79%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

17%
Pennsylvania:

10%
Usually
Here:

27%
Pennsylvania:

26%
Always
Here:

56%
State:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

11%
Pennsylvania:

7%
Usually
Here:

27%
State:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

62%
State:

69%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

24%
State:

21%
Usually
This Hospital:

22%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

54%
Pennsylvania:

60%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
State:

9%
Usually
Here:

18%
Pennsylvania:

20%
Always
Here:

74%
Pennsylvania:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

14%
State:

14%
Usually
Here:

35%
State:

34%
Always
This Hospital:

51%
Pennsylvania:

52%

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

Yes
Here:

82%
Pennsylvania:

83%
No
This Hospital:

18%
Pennsylvania:

17%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

14%
Pennsylvania:

10%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

31%
State:

24%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

55%
Pennsylvania:

66%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

10%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
Here:

39%
Pennsylvania:

28%
Yes, definitely
Here:

51%
Pennsylvania:

67%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

15.300%
State:

8.255%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.055%
Pennsylvania:

0.151%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
Here:

9.400%
State:

5.987%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

85.0%
Pennsylvania:

99.4%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
Here:

6
State:

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

100.0%
State:

96.6%

Heart Failure

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

92.0%
Pennsylvania:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

81.0%
State:

96.5%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

93.0%
State:

93.4%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

86.0%
Pennsylvania:

99.4%

Pneumonia

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

95.0%
State:

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

96.0%
Pennsylvania:

97.4%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

98.9%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

89.0%
State:

95.7%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

94.1%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

96.6%

Surgery

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

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

98.6%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
This Hospital:

94.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

98.0%
State:

98.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
Here:

94.0%
State:

98.0%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

98.0%
Pennsylvania:

98.6%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

100.0%
State:

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

97.0%
Pennsylvania:

95.6%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
Here:

96.0%
Pennsylvania:

96.9%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

84.0%
State:

95.6%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
Here:

90.0%
State:

95.7%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
Here:

98.0%
State:

99.8%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

13.3%
Pennsylvania:

14.8%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

9.8%
Pennsylvania:

10.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

13.3%
State:

11.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

18.9%
Pennsylvania:

19.2%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

25.7%
Pennsylvania:

24.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

17.2%
State:

18.6%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

0.908%
Pennsylvania:

0.708%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
This Hospital:

0.454%
Pennsylvania:

0.389%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
This Hospital:

0.454%
State:

0.504%
Severe pressure sores (bed sores)
This Hospital:

0.454%
Pennsylvania:

0.316%

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