SACRED HEART HOSPITAL - ALLENTOWN, PA

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Addresss:
421 CHEW STREET
ALLENTOWN, PA, 18102
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (610) 776-4900

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

Overall Star Rating: 5 Stars
Health Inspections Star Rating: 5 Stars
Nurse Staffing Star Rating: 4 Stars
Quality Measures Star Rating: 5 Stars
RN Only Star Rating: 5 Stars

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 17.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 351.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 132.00
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 10.00
Occupational Therapists : 3.00
Physical Therapists : 8.00
Registered Pharmacists : 8.00
Respiratory Therapists : 14.00
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 1.00
Physicians : 7.00
Medical Social Workers : 12.00
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 15.00
Nuclear Medicine Technicians : 3.00
Physician Assistants : 1.00
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 18.00
Nurse Practitioners: 4.00
Residents (Physicians) : 20.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 226
Total Certified: 187
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 28

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Acute Renal Dialysis Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Audiology Services
Blood Bank Services
CT Scanner Services
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Services
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Services
Chemotherapy Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dedicated Emergency Department Services
Dental Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Psychiatric Services
Emergency Services
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripter Services
Geriatric Psychiatric Services
Gerontological Specialty Services
Home Health Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
ICU - Neonatal Services
ICU - Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
Neonatal Nursery Services
Neurosurgical Services
Obstetric Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Operating Room Services
Opthalmic Surgery Services
Organ Transplant Services
Orthopedic Surgery Services
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Psychiatric Services
Reconstructive Surgery Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services
Therapeutic Radiology Services

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
This Hospital:

0.745%
State:

0.708%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
Here:

0.745%
Pennsylvania:

0.389%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
This Hospital:

0.497%
State:

0.504%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 28%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
State:

5%
Usually
This Hospital:

20%
Pennsylvania:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

73%
Pennsylvania:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

6%
Pennsylvania:

5%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
State:

16%
Always
Here:

75%
Pennsylvania:

79%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

10%
Pennsylvania:

10%
Usually
This Hospital:

27%
Pennsylvania:

26%
Always
This Hospital:

63%
Pennsylvania:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

9%
State:

7%
Usually
This Hospital:

25%
State:

24%
Always
Here:

66%
Pennsylvania:

69%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

25%
Pennsylvania:

21%
Usually
Here:

18%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

57%
Pennsylvania:

60%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

21%
State:

20%
Always
Here:

69%
Pennsylvania:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
Pennsylvania:

14%
Usually
Here:

31%
State:

34%
Always
Here:

59%
Pennsylvania:

52%

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

Yes
Here:

80%
Pennsylvania:

83%
No
This Hospital:

20%
Pennsylvania:

17%

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

6 or lower
Here:

14%
Pennsylvania:

10%
7 or 8
Here:

30%
State:

24%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

56%
Pennsylvania:

66%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

10%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

32%
Pennsylvania:

28%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

58%
Pennsylvania:

67%

Quality Measures

Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
This Hospital:

14.0%
State:

21.2%
Percent of short-stay residents with Pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Here:

0.6%
Pennsylvania:

1.6%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Here:

89.2%
Pennsylvania:

85.6%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Here:

93.6%
State:

84.4%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
Here:

0.8%
Pennsylvania:

2.6%

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

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

$40,448
State:

$35,398
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,390
State:

$7,813
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.19%
Pennsylvania:

0.64%
Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$59,011
State:

$49,161
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,963
Pennsylvania:

$11,984
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

1.40%
Pennsylvania:

1.10%
Bronchitis and Asthma with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$35,377
State:

$29,111
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,233
State:

$5,893
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.94%
State:

0.63%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$31,357
State:

$24,639
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,089
Pennsylvania:

$5,656
Number of discharges: 24
Here:

2.59%
Pennsylvania:

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

$24,067
Pennsylvania:

$17,588
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,174
Pennsylvania:

$3,835
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

1.40%
Pennsylvania:

1.86%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$28,917
Pennsylvania:

$21,833
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,167
State:

$5,569
Number of discharges: 28
Here:

3.02%
State:

2.29%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$22,393
State:

$21,791
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,034
Pennsylvania:

$3,879
Number of discharges: 37
This Hospital:

3.99%
State:

1.55%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$38,750
Pennsylvania:

$29,850
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,010
Pennsylvania:

$6,479
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

2.05%
State:

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

$40,639
Pennsylvania:

$35,841
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,724
State:

$7,862
Number of discharges: 22
This Hospital:

2.37%
State:

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

$25,784
Pennsylvania:

$21,975
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,211
State:

$4,841
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

1.72%
State:

1.72%
Diabetes with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$42,292
Pennsylvania:

$27,059
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,257
Pennsylvania:

$5,943
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.29%
State:

0.68%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,584
Pennsylvania:

$24,456
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,423
State:

$4,986
Number of discharges: 36
This Hospital:

3.88%
State:

3.72%
Extracranial Procedures without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$26,402
State:

$32,783
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,836
Pennsylvania:

$6,751
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

1.19%
Pennsylvania:

0.32%
Fractures of Hip and Pelvis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$21,777
State:

$21,079
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,392
State:

$4,697
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

1.51%
State:

0.36%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$38,067
Pennsylvania:

$29,883
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,212
State:

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

2.91%
State:

2.08%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$35,481
Pennsylvania:

$29,163
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,391
Pennsylvania:

$6,918
Number of discharges: 47
This Hospital:

5.06%
State:

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

$39,621
Pennsylvania:

$40,714
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,844
State:

$9,817
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.29%
Pennsylvania:

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

$25,087
Pennsylvania:

$20,243
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,675
Pennsylvania:

$4,587
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.29%
State:

1.61%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$78,971
Pennsylvania:

$51,161
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,302
Pennsylvania:

$12,050
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

1.19%
State:

1.07%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$47,471
State:

$36,649
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,734
Pennsylvania:

$7,863
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

2.37%
State:

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

$31,567
Pennsylvania:

$23,346
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,769
State:

$5,274
Number of discharges: 29
This Hospital:

3.13%
Pennsylvania:

2.94%
Major Cardiovasc Procedures without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$110,745
Pennsylvania:

$104,857
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$20,781
State:

$22,128
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

1.40%
Pennsylvania:

0.45%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$70,766
Pennsylvania:

$51,015
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,031
State:

$13,679
Number of discharges: 50
Here:

5.39%
State:

5.31%
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$82,493
State:

$79,691
Average Total Payments
Here:

$17,357
Pennsylvania:

$17,879
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.29%
Pennsylvania:

0.67%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,687
Pennsylvania:

$21,864
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,829
Pennsylvania:

$4,771
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.94%
Pennsylvania:

2.03%
Other Vascular Procedures with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$74,499
State:

$82,069
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$16,642
Pennsylvania:

$17,250
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

2.37%
State:

0.52%
Other Vascular Procedures with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$81,948
State:

$112,209
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$21,650
Pennsylvania:

$23,625
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

1.19%
Pennsylvania:

0.44%
Peripheral Vascular Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$33,687
Pennsylvania:

$28,031
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,219
State:

$6,643
Number of discharges: 23
This Hospital:

2.48%
State:

0.65%
Psychoses
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$33,855
Pennsylvania:

$19,685
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,846
State:

$6,362
Number of discharges: 131
Here:

14.12%
Pennsylvania:

0.98%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$29,980
Pennsylvania:

$29,333
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,134
Pennsylvania:

$7,034
Number of discharges: 29
Here:

3.13%
State:

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

$39,251
State:

$43,566
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,303
State:

$11,198
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

1.62%
State:

1.49%
Respiratory System Diagnosis with Ventilator Support <96 Hours
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$65,296
State:

$74,959
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$18,358
State:

$16,074
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.29%
Pennsylvania:

0.96%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$76,958
State:

$50,114
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,452
State:

$12,705
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

2.05%
Pennsylvania:

3.92%
Signs and Symptoms without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,560
State:

$24,920
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,725
State:

$5,242
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

1.29%
State:

0.72%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$32,555
Pennsylvania:

$29,567
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,077
State:

$6,703
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

2.05%
State:

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

$44,393
State:

$41,229
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,082
State:

$9,510
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

2.16%
State:

1.78%
Spinal Fusion Except Cervical without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$165,835
State:

$100,572
Average Total Payments
Here:

$28,409
State:

$26,454
Number of discharges: 39
This Hospital:

4.20%
State:

0.77%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$25,919
State:

$23,856
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,178
Pennsylvania:

$4,892
Number of discharges: 37
This Hospital:

3.99%
Pennsylvania:

2.49%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$35,424
Pennsylvania:

$24,723
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,131
Pennsylvania:

$4,885
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.29%
Pennsylvania:

1.38%

Complaint Deficiency

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

99.4%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
This Hospital:

95.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

100.0%
State:

99.2%
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
Here:

100.0%
State:

97.3%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

96.5%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

92.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

99.4%

Pneumonia

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

99.0%
State:

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

95.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

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

97.0%
State:

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

85.0%
State:

94.1%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
Here:

84.0%
State:

96.6%

Surgery

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

96.0%
State:

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

95.0%
State:

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

97.0%
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
This Hospital:

94.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

96.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

86.0%
State:

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

94.0%
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:

93.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

86.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

99.8%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

15.5%
State:

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

9.7%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.6%
State:

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

19.3%
Pennsylvania:

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

24.0%
Pennsylvania:

24.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

18.2%
State:

18.6%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

6.800%
Pennsylvania:

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

0.118%
Pennsylvania:

0.151%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.026%
Pennsylvania:

0.023%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
Here:

3.300%
State:

5.987%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
This Hospital:

5.700%
State:

3.106%

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