PALO VERDE HOSPITAL - BLYTHE, CA

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Addresss:
250 NORTH FIRST STREET
BLYTHE, CA, 92225
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (760) 922-4115

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - Hospital District or Authority
Emergency Services: Yes

Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 12.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 28.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 77.00
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 1.00
Dieticians : 1.00
Registered Pharmacists : 1.00
Respiratory Therapists : 4.20
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 55
Total Certified: 55

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Obstetric Services
Operating Room Services
Outpatient Services
Pharmacy Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

100.0%
California:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
Here:

100.0%
California:

99.0%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
This Hospital:

67.0%
State:

98.5%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

50.0%
State:

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

16
State:

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

92.0%
State:

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

50.0%
State:

97.5%

Heart Failure

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

20.0%
California:

98.9%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

33.0%
California:

96.2%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

53.0%
California:

93.5%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

20.0%
State:

99.4%

Pneumonia

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

91.0%
State:

96.1%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Hospital:

88.0%
State:

96.7%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
California:

98.1%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

95.0%
State:

95.9%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

93.0%
State:

94.3%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
Here:

86.0%
State:

95.8%

Surgery

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

82.0%
State:

98.1%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

75.0%
California:

96.3%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

71.0%
State:

98.2%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
This Hospital:

56.0%
State:

96.0%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

52.0%
California:

96.9%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

97.0%
State:

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

50.0%
California:

93.9%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
Here:

100.0%
California:

99.6%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

11.8%
California:

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

16.9%
California:

11.7%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

25.2%
State:

24.4%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

18.0%
California:

18.3%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 27%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

8%
State:

7%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
State:

21%
Always
This Hospital:

75%
State:

72%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

6%
State:

6%
Usually
Here:

18%
California:

17%
Always
This Hospital:

76%
California:

77%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

9%
California:

13%
Usually
Here:

24%
California:

28%
Always
This Hospital:

67%
California:

59%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
California:

8%
Usually
Here:

23%
State:

25%
Always
This Hospital:

67%
State:

67%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

23%
State:

23%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

60%
State:

58%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

9%
California:

10%
Usually
This Hospital:

16%
California:

21%
Always
Here:

75%
State:

69%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

14%
State:

18%
Usually
This Hospital:

25%
California:

33%
Always
Here:

61%
California:

49%

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

Yes
Here:

81%
California:

81%
No
Here:

19%
California:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

16%
State:

10%
7 or 8
Here:

25%
State:

24%
9 or 10
Here:

59%
State:

66%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

13%
California:

7%
Yes, probably
Here:

41%
State:

24%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

46%
State:

69%

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

Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$23,797
California:

$36,707
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,356
California:

$7,245
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

8.21%
State:

2.08%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$36,608
State:

$58,013
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,951
California:

$10,305
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

11.19%
State:

2.00%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$28,173
California:

$35,163
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,806
State:

$6,206
Number of discharges: 27
Here:

20.15%
State:

1.11%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$25,001
State:

$36,899
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,012
California:

$6,233
Number of discharges: 23
This Hospital:

17.16%
California:

3.09%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$24,330
State:

$32,446
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,267
California:

$5,975
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

18.66%
California:

2.21%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$41,150
State:

$90,173
Average Total Payments
Here:

$20,026
California:

$16,748
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

8.21%
California:

7.21%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$31,813
California:

$48,755
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,991
State:

$8,695
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

16.42%
State:

2.75%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

83.100%
California:

8.180%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.084%
State:

0.170%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.250%
State:

0.043%

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