RUTHERFORD HOSPITAL INC - RUTHERFORDTON, NC

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Addresss:
288 SOUTH RIDGECREST AVE
RUTHERFORDTON, NC, 28139
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (828) 286-5000

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Psychiatric Units

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 19.25
Registered Professional Nurses : 128.50
Other Salaried Personnel : 349.50
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 5.00
Dieticians : 2.00
Occupational Therapists : 2.00
Physical Therapists : 3.25
Registered Pharmacists : 4.25
Respiratory Therapists : 9.50
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 1.00
Physicians : 3.00
Medical Social Workers : 1.50
Physician Assistants : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 143
Total Certified: 143
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 14

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine 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
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Psychiatric Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services
Therapeutic Radiology Services

Use of Medical Imaging

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

37.100%
State:

33.381%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
Here:

10.600%
State:

8.387%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.027%
State:

0.085%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.005%
State:

0.026%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
This Hospital:

9.900%
North Carolina:

5.566%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
This Hospital:

0.900%
North Carolina:

2.465%

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

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

$15,416
State:

$23,032
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,986
State:

$7,922
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.22%
North Carolina:

0.69%
Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,245
North Carolina:

$31,268
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,519
State:

$12,140
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

0.91%
North Carolina:

1.10%
Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,945
North Carolina:

$18,020
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,796
State:

$5,409
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

0.79%
North Carolina:

0.41%
Atherosclerosis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,312
North Carolina:

$11,840
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,819
North Carolina:

$4,012
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

1.16%
State:

0.57%
Bronchitis and Asthma with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,647
State:

$15,255
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,542
North Carolina:

$5,911
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

0.98%
State:

0.44%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,568
State:

$14,669
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,194
State:

$5,810
Number of discharges: 36
This Hospital:

2.19%
North Carolina:

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

$21,372
State:

$22,422
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,961
State:

$8,780
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

1.04%
North Carolina:

1.07%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,694
North Carolina:

$10,855
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,665
State:

$3,934
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

2.32%
State:

1.74%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,167
North Carolina:

$13,979
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,294
North Carolina:

$5,681
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

1.52%
State:

1.56%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,733
North Carolina:

$12,542
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,436
North Carolina:

$3,788
Number of discharges: 64
Here:

3.90%
State:

2.07%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,436
State:

$16,598
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,834
North Carolina:

$6,474
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

2.32%
North Carolina:

1.95%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,628
State:

$20,025
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,421
State:

$7,977
Number of discharges: 40
This Hospital:

2.44%
North Carolina:

2.12%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,752
State:

$13,090
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,534
North Carolina:

$4,841
Number of discharges: 42
This Hospital:

2.56%
North Carolina:

1.35%
Circulatory Disorders Except Acute Myocardial Infarction, with Card Cath without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$26,186
North Carolina:

$25,160
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,672
North Carolina:

$7,715
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.73%
State:

1.96%
Cranial and Peripheral Nerve Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,762
State:

$18,343
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,464
North Carolina:

$6,343
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

1.04%
North Carolina:

0.37%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$11,355
State:

$14,802
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,066
State:

$5,742
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

1.16%
North Carolina:

0.86%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,657
North Carolina:

$14,805
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,531
North Carolina:

$5,010
Number of discharges: 56
This Hospital:

3.41%
State:

3.29%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,115
North Carolina:

$17,587
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,134
State:

$6,877
Number of discharges: 34
This Hospital:

2.07%
North Carolina:

2.04%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,857
State:

$16,617
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,483
North Carolina:

$6,986
Number of discharges: 68
Here:

4.14%
State:

3.07%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,359
State:

$23,957
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,432
State:

$10,019
Number of discharges: 34
This Hospital:

2.07%
State:

3.02%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$10,684
North Carolina:

$12,262
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,291
North Carolina:

$4,640
Number of discharges: 38
This Hospital:

2.32%
State:

1.14%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$26,024
North Carolina:

$36,549
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,028
North Carolina:

$12,287
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.10%
State:

1.15%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,609
North Carolina:

$29,817
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,257
North Carolina:

$10,162
Number of discharges: 31
Here:

1.89%
North Carolina:

0.26%
Hypertension without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,765
State:

$13,258
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,841
North Carolina:

$4,339
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.79%
State:

0.34%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,662
State:

$21,044
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,961
State:

$7,833
Number of discharges: 33
This Hospital:

2.01%
State:

1.70%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,892
North Carolina:

$16,936
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,018
North Carolina:

$5,642
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

1.58%
State:

0.90%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,656
State:

$19,339
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,589
State:

$8,154
Number of discharges: 24
This Hospital:

1.46%
North Carolina:

1.09%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,393
North Carolina:

$14,052
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,835
State:

$5,326
Number of discharges: 73
Here:

4.45%
North Carolina:

2.46%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$34,197
North Carolina:

$42,293
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,990
State:

$13,554
Number of discharges: 105
This Hospital:

6.40%
State:

6.15%
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$72,075
State:

$94,398
Average Total Payments
Here:

$30,396
State:

$37,641
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

0.79%
North Carolina:

0.50%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,824
State:

$19,995
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,581
State:

$8,055
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

0.91%
North Carolina:

0.85%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,730
State:

$13,158
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,295
North Carolina:

$4,790
Number of discharges: 41
Here:

2.50%
State:

1.96%
Other Digestive System Diagnoses with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,048
North Carolina:

$18,330
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,374
State:

$7,138
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.85%
State:

0.55%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,297
State:

$13,125
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,814
North Carolina:

$4,359
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

0.91%
State:

0.45%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,464
State:

$21,562
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,835
North Carolina:

$8,579
Number of discharges: 64
Here:

3.90%
State:

1.96%
Pulmonary Embolism without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,869
North Carolina:

$18,944
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,176
State:

$7,213
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

0.91%
State:

0.57%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,482
State:

$14,717
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,989
North Carolina:

$5,673
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

1.34%
North Carolina:

1.29%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,626
North Carolina:

$16,705
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,316
North Carolina:

$6,949
Number of discharges: 46
This Hospital:

2.80%
North Carolina:

2.38%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$22,897
State:

$26,632
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,681
North Carolina:

$11,435
Number of discharges: 27
Here:

1.65%
North Carolina:

1.71%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,794
North Carolina:

$22,947
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,272
State:

$9,860
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.10%
State:

0.84%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,072
State:

$30,856
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,194
North Carolina:

$13,291
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

1.16%
North Carolina:

1.35%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support <96 Hours
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$36,451
State:

$45,134
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,833
North Carolina:

$16,101
Number of discharges: 31
Here:

1.89%
State:

0.98%
Seizures without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$14,090
State:

$16,903
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,694
North Carolina:

$5,529
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

1.28%
North Carolina:

0.57%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$25,421
State:

$32,059
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,131
North Carolina:

$12,838
Number of discharges: 37
This Hospital:

2.25%
State:

5.09%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,449
North Carolina:

$19,865
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,059
North Carolina:

$7,684
Number of discharges: 52
This Hospital:

3.17%
State:

1.78%
Signs and Symptoms without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,022
State:

$13,822
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,267
North Carolina:

$4,799
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

1.34%
North Carolina:

0.58%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,907
State:

$17,495
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,188
North Carolina:

$6,811
Number of discharges: 63
This Hospital:

3.84%
State:

2.26%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,730
State:

$25,424
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,758
North Carolina:

$9,800
Number of discharges: 50
This Hospital:

3.05%
North Carolina:

2.12%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,180
State:

$13,441
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,452
North Carolina:

$4,784
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

1.34%
State:

0.79%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,272
State:

$14,967
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,503
State:

$4,973
Number of discharges: 32
This Hospital:

1.95%
North Carolina:

1.63%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,824
State:

$15,482
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,527
State:

$4,882
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.10%
North Carolina:

1.10%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 26%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
North Carolina:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

77%
North Carolina:

80%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
North Carolina:

4%
Usually
Here:

11%
State:

13%
Always
This Hospital:

84%
North Carolina:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
North Carolina:

9%
Usually
Here:

22%
State:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

71%
North Carolina:

67%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

8%
North Carolina:

7%
Usually
Here:

22%
State:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

70%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

22%
State:

19%
Usually
Here:

13%
State:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

65%
State:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

9%
North Carolina:

10%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

74%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
North Carolina:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

28%
State:

28%
Always
Here:

65%
State:

63%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

81%
North Carolina:

84%
No
Here:

19%
North Carolina:

16%

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

6 or lower
Here:

9%
State:

7%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

22%
State:

23%
9 or 10
Here:

69%
State:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

4%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

31%
State:

24%
Yes, definitely
Here:

65%
North Carolina:

71%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

97.0%
North Carolina:

99.4%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
Here:

100.0%
North Carolina:

99.5%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
This Hospital:

100.0%
North Carolina:

99.5%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
Here:

18
North Carolina:

8
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack were transferred to another hospital
Here:

53
North Carolina:

49
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
Here:

97.0%
North Carolina:

96.2%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
This Hospital:

89.0%
North Carolina:

98.3%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
North Carolina:

99.5%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Here:

95.0%
State:

97.3%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

82.0%
North Carolina:

93.8%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.7%

Pneumonia

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

93.0%
North Carolina:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Hospital:

97.0%
State:

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

100.0%
North Carolina:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
This Hospital:

95.0%
North Carolina:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

97.0%
State:

95.4%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
Here:

98.0%
North Carolina:

97.2%

Surgery

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

99.0%
North Carolina:

98.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

99.0%
State:

97.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

100.0%
North Carolina:

99.0%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
Here:

98.0%
State:

97.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

99.0%
State:

98.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
This Hospital:

100.0%
North Carolina:

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

98.0%
State:

96.0%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
Here:

100.0%
North Carolina:

97.6%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

80.0%
North Carolina:

97.7%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

93.0%
State:

96.7%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

100.0%
North Carolina:

99.8%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

16.3%
State:

15.2%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

14.4%
North Carolina:

11.5%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

12.7%
State:

12.5%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

20.1%
North Carolina:

19.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

26.6%
State:

24.1%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

20.1%
North Carolina:

18.8%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

0.546%
North Carolina:

0.641%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
This Hospital:

0.182%
State:

0.418%
Severe pressure sores (bed sores)
Here:

0.182%
North Carolina:

0.266%

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