PALMERTON HOSPITAL - PALMERTON, PA

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Addresss:
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

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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

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

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
This Hospital:

6
Pennsylvania:

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

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

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)
Here:

81.0%
State:

96.5%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

93.0%
Pennsylvania:

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%
Pennsylvania:

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%
State:

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

89.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

96.6%

Surgery

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

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

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%
Pennsylvania:

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%
Pennsylvania:

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

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
This Hospital:

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
Here:

9.8%
State:

10.9%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

13.3%
Pennsylvania:

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%
State:

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
Here:

0.454%
State:

0.389%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
This Hospital:

0.454%
Pennsylvania:

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

0.454%
Pennsylvania:

0.316%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

15.300%
Pennsylvania:

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

0.055%
State:

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

9.400%
Pennsylvania:

5.987%

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
This Hospital:

20%
Pennsylvania:

18%
Always
Here:

74%
Pennsylvania:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
Pennsylvania:

5%
Usually
Here:

20%
State:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

75%
Pennsylvania:

79%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

17%
Pennsylvania:

10%
Usually
Here:

27%
Pennsylvania:

26%
Always
This Hospital:

56%
State:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

11%
State:

7%
Usually
Here:

27%
Pennsylvania:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

62%
State:

69%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

24%
Pennsylvania:

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
Here:

8%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

18%
Pennsylvania:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

74%
Pennsylvania:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

14%
Pennsylvania:

14%
Usually
Here:

35%
Pennsylvania:

34%
Always
This Hospital:

51%
Pennsylvania:

52%

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

Yes
Here:

82%
State:

83%
No
Here:

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
Here:

55%
Pennsylvania:

66%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

10%
Pennsylvania:

5%
Yes, probably
Here:

39%
Pennsylvania:

28%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

51%
State:

67%

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

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

$13,847
Pennsylvania:

$49,161
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,780
State:

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

1.72%
Pennsylvania:

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

$10,736
State:

$24,639
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,499
State:

$5,656
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.88%
State:

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

$9,152
State:

$17,588
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$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
State:

$21,833
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,470
Pennsylvania:

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

6.11%
State:

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

$12,072
State:

$29,850
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,167
State:

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

3.13%
Pennsylvania:

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

$13,463
State:

$35,841
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,366
State:

$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
Pennsylvania:

$4,841
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

3.29%
Pennsylvania:

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

$10,037
Pennsylvania:

$24,456
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,848
State:

$4,986
Number of discharges: 32
This Hospital:

5.02%
State:

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

$13,514
State:

$29,883
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,511
State:

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

4.23%
Pennsylvania:

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

$11,697
Pennsylvania:

$23,995
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,833
Pennsylvania:

$4,905
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

1.72%
State:

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

$11,947
Pennsylvania:

$29,163
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,463
State:

$6,918
Number of discharges: 66
Here:

10.34%
Pennsylvania:

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

$17,212
Pennsylvania:

$40,714
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,868
Pennsylvania:

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

5.64%
Pennsylvania:

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
Here:

5.64%
State:

1.61%
Hypertension without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,849
State:

$24,179
Average Total Payments
Here:

$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
Here:

$6,017
State:

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

2.04%
State:

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

$9,968
State:

$23,346
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$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
This Hospital:

$45,442
State:

$51,015
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,146
Pennsylvania:

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

6.74%
Pennsylvania:

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

$8,246
State:

$21,864
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,710
Pennsylvania:

$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
This Hospital:

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
Pennsylvania:

$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
Pennsylvania:

$12,705
Number of discharges: 49
Here:

7.68%
State:

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

$11,221
State:

$28,351
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,014
Pennsylvania:

$7,480
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

3.61%
Pennsylvania:

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

$14,399
Pennsylvania:

$29,567
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,499
State:

$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
Pennsylvania:

$41,229
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,808
Pennsylvania:

$9,510
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

3.45%
Pennsylvania:

1.78%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,681
State:

$23,856
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,847
Pennsylvania:

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

2.51%
State:

2.49%

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