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PALO ALTO COUNTY HOSPITAL - EMMETSBURG, IA

 



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Address
3201 1ST STREET
EMMETSBURG, IA, 50536
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (712) 852-5500

Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Other
Emergency Services: Yes


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

Provided Services

  • Nuclear Medicine Services
  • Ambulance (Owned) Services
  • Anesthesia Services
  • Audiology Services
  • Blood Bank Services
  • CT Scanner Services
  • Chemotherapy Services
  • Clinical Laboratory 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
  • Obstetric Services
  • Occupational Therapy Services
  • Operating Room Services
  • Opthalmic Surgery Services
  • Orthopedic Surgery Services
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
  • Outppatient Psychiatric Services
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • Postoperative Recovery Room Services
  • Respiratory Care Services
  • Social Services
  • Speech Pathology Services

Employment Full-Time Equivalent

Other Salaried Personnel : 13.00
Occupational Therapists : 0.50
Physical Therapists : 2.00
Physician Assistants : 2.00
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 1.00
Nurse Practitioners: 1.00

Number Of Beds

Total: 25
Total Certified: 25

Process of Care

Pneumonia

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

98.0%
State:

97.4%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Hospital:

91.0%
Iowa:

97.8%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

90.0%
State:

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

88.0%
State:

93.4%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

89.0%
State:

91.6%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

98.0%
State:

94.3%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

12.0%
Iowa:

12.0%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

15.4%
Iowa:

17.9%

Complaint Deficiency

At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Construction that can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours: Many (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Provide housekeeping and maintenance services: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident : Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Assist those residents who need total help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Construction that can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions: Many (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly maintained smoke detectors: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, and receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure that residents with reduced range of motion get proper treatment and services to increase range of motion: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading: Many (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

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