SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER - WATERTOWN, NY

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Addresss:
830 WASHINGTON STREET
WATERTOWN, NY, 13601
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (315) 785-4121

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Other
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Rehabilitation Units

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 52.90
Registered Professional Nurses : 290.90
Other Salaried Personnel : 632.10
Dieticians : 3.40
Occupational Therapists : 4.20
Physical Therapists : 4.80
Registered Pharmacists : 5.30
Respiratory Therapists : 17.10
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 0.30
Physicians : 19.10
Medical Social Workers : 13.30
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 15.10
Nuclear Medicine Technicians : 2.30
Physician Assistants : 4.40
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 24.00
Nurse Practitioners: 7.30
Residents (Physicians) : 2.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 287
Total Certified: 287
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 25
Rehabilitation Unit Beds: 16

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Acute Renal Dialysis Services
Alcohol And/Or Drug Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Audiology Services
Blood Bank Services
CT Scanner Services
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Services
Child/Adolescent Psychiatric 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
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
ICU - Neonatal Services
ICU - Surgical Services
Inpatient Rehabilitiation (Not Carf Accredited) 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
Orthopedic Surgery Services
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Outppatient Psychiatric Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Positron Emission Tomography (Pet) Scan Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Psychiatric Services
Reconstructive Surgery Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services
Therapeutic Radiology Services

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 33%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

7%
Usually
Here:

21%
New York:

20%
Always
This Hospital:

75%
New York:

73%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
New York:

6%
Usually
Here:

18%
State:

17%
Always
Here:

78%
State:

77%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

10%
New York:

15%
Usually
This Hospital:

28%
State:

27%
Always
This Hospital:

62%
New York:

58%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

8%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

26%
State:

25%
Always
This Hospital:

66%
State:

66%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

20%
New York:

24%
Usually
Here:

21%
New York:

18%
Always
Here:

59%
State:

58%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

11%
Usually
This Hospital:

15%
New York:

22%
Always
Here:

81%
State:

67%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

14%
State:

17%
Usually
This Hospital:

35%
State:

34%
Always
Here:

51%
State:

49%

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

Yes
Here:

83%
State:

81%
No
This Hospital:

17%
New York:

19%

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

6 or lower
Here:

10%
State:

12%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

29%
New York:

27%
9 or 10
Here:

61%
State:

61%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

5%
New York:

7%
Yes, probably
Here:

34%
State:

29%
Yes, definitely
Here:

61%
State:

64%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

0.714%
State:

0.660%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
Here:

0.179%
New York:

0.435%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

31.100%
State:

30.865%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
This Hospital:

8.100%
State:

11.437%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.382%
New York:

0.112%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.012%
State:

0.030%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
Here:

4.400%
New York:

3.854%

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

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

$41,670
State:

$46,975
Average Total Payments
Here:

$19,579
State:

$15,936
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

0.98%
New York:

1.08%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,968
New York:

$23,294
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,585
New York:

$7,529
Number of discharges: 32
This Hospital:

1.84%
New York:

1.43%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$21,572
New York:

$34,476
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,127
New York:

$11,180
Number of discharges: 33
Here:

1.90%
New York:

0.84%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$12,877
New York:

$15,605
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,199
New York:

$4,967
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.81%
New York:

1.64%
Cellulitis with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$29,765
New York:

$41,293
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,432
New York:

$13,424
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.81%
State:

0.32%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,396
State:

$21,478
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,066
State:

$7,326
Number of discharges: 32
This Hospital:

1.84%
State:

2.35%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,842
State:

$14,161
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,008
New York:

$5,137
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

1.04%
New York:

2.94%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,446
State:

$23,013
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,791
State:

$8,087
Number of discharges: 50
This Hospital:

2.88%
New York:

1.94%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$22,595
State:

$30,592
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,178
New York:

$10,182
Number of discharges: 46
This Hospital:

2.65%
State:

1.87%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,725
New York:

$16,960
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,567
New York:

$6,071
Number of discharges: 36
This Hospital:

2.07%
State:

1.51%
Degenerative Nervous System Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,107
State:

$28,514
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,515
New York:

$9,062
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.69%
State:

0.71%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$29,810
New York:

$31,584
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$14,761
State:

$11,035
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

1.09%
New York:

0.60%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,777
State:

$18,668
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,569
State:

$6,361
Number of discharges: 83
This Hospital:

4.78%
New York:

3.99%
Fractures of Hip and Pelvis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,264
State:

$19,845
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,520
State:

$5,974
Number of discharges: 19
This Hospital:

1.09%
New York:

0.44%
Fx, Sprn, Strn and Disl Except Femur, Hip, Pelvis and Thigh without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,829
State:

$20,757
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,987
New York:

$6,412
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.81%
New York:

0.50%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$20,551
State:

$27,960
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,328
State:

$8,863
Number of discharges: 57
Here:

3.28%
New York:

1.98%
G.I. Hemorrhage with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$32,465
State:

$50,004
Average Total Payments
Here:

$15,812
State:

$16,938
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.63%
State:

0.73%
G.I. Obstruction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,654
State:

$25,800
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,433
State:

$7,975
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

0.98%
State:

0.56%
G.I. Obstruction without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$13,358
State:

$18,125
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,700
State:

$5,409
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.63%
New York:

0.44%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$18,178
New York:

$26,907
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,240
State:

$9,020
Number of discharges: 87
This Hospital:

5.01%
State:

3.05%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$28,123
New York:

$41,330
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,957
New York:

$13,648
Number of discharges: 67
This Hospital:

3.86%
State:

2.38%
Heart Failure and Shock without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,011
State:

$17,445
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,241
State:

$5,979
Number of discharges: 20
Here:

1.15%
New York:

1.37%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$25,717
State:

$44,953
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$17,071
State:

$15,635
Number of discharges: 20
This Hospital:

1.15%
New York:

0.97%
Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,766
New York:

$37,196
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$13,678
State:

$13,945
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.75%
State:

0.26%
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases with O.R. Procedure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$78,238
State:

$132,493
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$55,367
New York:

$53,759
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

0.81%
State:

0.61%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$26,429
New York:

$33,214
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$10,617
State:

$10,434
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

1.32%
State:

1.22%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$41,067
New York:

$55,434
Average Total Payments
Here:

$19,012
New York:

$18,455
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.69%
New York:

0.82%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,678
New York:

$24,933
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,368
State:

$7,235
Number of discharges: 13
Here:

0.75%
State:

0.66%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$36,089
State:

$33,952
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,156
New York:

$11,059
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

0.63%
New York:

0.79%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,034
State:

$21,451
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,000
New York:

$7,036
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

0.98%
State:

2.87%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$23,177
New York:

$45,478
Average Total Payments
Here:

$18,916
State:

$17,066
Number of discharges: 132
Here:

7.60%
State:

4.46%
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$30,434
New York:

$61,440
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$23,417
State:

$21,855
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

0.86%
New York:

0.58%
Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$98,702
New York:

$128,517
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$56,543
State:

$46,905
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

0.86%
New York:

0.47%
Medical Back Problems without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$27,341
State:

$23,275
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,626
State:

$7,174
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

1.09%
State:

1.10%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$29,307
New York:

$31,477
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,734
New York:

$11,182
Number of discharges: 18
Here:

1.04%
State:

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

$15,111
State:

$18,413
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,256
New York:

$6,139
Number of discharges: 31
Here:

1.78%
New York:

2.44%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$11,356
New York:

$16,388
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,679
State:

$6,112
Number of discharges: 12
This Hospital:

0.69%
New York:

0.40%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,038
State:

$32,228
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,864
New York:

$10,299
Number of discharges: 46
This Hospital:

2.65%
New York:

0.89%
Pulmonary Embolism without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$19,324
State:

$29,446
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,750
New York:

$9,127
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.69%
State:

0.30%
Red Blood Cell Disorders with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$22,747
New York:

$36,015
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$11,099
New York:

$12,277
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

0.63%
State:

0.48%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,224
State:

$21,786
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,247
New York:

$7,426
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.21%
State:

1.60%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,534
New York:

$27,775
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,147
State:

$9,215
Number of discharges: 51
Here:

2.94%
New York:

1.91%
Renal Failure with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$32,287
State:

$42,937
Average Total Payments
Here:

$15,756
New York:

$15,655
Number of discharges: 51
Here:

2.94%
New York:

1.29%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,059
New York:

$34,266
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,661
State:

$11,846
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

1.09%
State:

0.66%
Respiratory Infections and Inflammations with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$32,020
New York:

$51,542
Average Total Payments
Here:

$18,789
New York:

$17,543
Number of discharges: 26
This Hospital:

1.50%
New York:

0.66%
Seizures without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,165
New York:

$24,411
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,938
New York:

$7,634
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

0.69%
State:

1.03%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$32,635
New York:

$47,465
Average Total Payments
Here:

$18,255
New York:

$17,315
Number of discharges: 157
This Hospital:

9.04%
State:

5.04%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$24,009
New York:

$29,226
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,477
New York:

$9,822
Number of discharges: 71
Here:

4.09%
New York:

1.68%
Signs and Symptoms without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$15,513
New York:

$18,747
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,252
State:

$6,160
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

0.92%
State:

0.89%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,977
New York:

$24,560
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,199
State:

$8,494
Number of discharges: 38
Here:

2.19%
New York:

2.61%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$21,972
State:

$38,332
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,384
New York:

$12,495
Number of discharges: 42
Here:

2.42%
New York:

1.49%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,705
State:

$17,401
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,462
State:

$5,941
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

0.81%
State:

1.04%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$17,516
State:

$19,174
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,882
State:

$6,619
Number of discharges: 55
Here:

3.17%
State:

3.39%
Transient Ischemia
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$15,166
New York:

$20,693
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,393
State:

$6,227
Number of discharges: 21
Here:

1.21%
New York:

1.33%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

95.0%
State:

99.0%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
This Hospital:

100.0%
New York:

98.9%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
Here:

100.0%
State:

98.6%
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
This Hospital:

12
State:

10
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
Here:

97.0%
State:

97.3%
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival
This Hospital:

27
New York:

72
Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge
This Hospital:

95.0%
State:

96.6%
Median Time to Fibrinolysis
This Hospital:

45
State:

26

Heart Failure

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

99.0%
New York:

99.1%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

97.0%
State:

94.8%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

88.0%
New York:

92.8%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
State:

98.6%

Pneumonia

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

88.0%
State:

93.8%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Hospital:

97.0%
New York:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

100.0%
New York:

98.5%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
This Hospital:

95.0%
New York:

94.8%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

100.0%
New York:

90.8%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

94.0%

Surgery

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

94.0%
State:

97.6%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
This Hospital:

96.0%
State:

96.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

98.0%
New York:

97.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
This Hospital:

97.0%
State:

97.2%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
Here:

97.0%
New York:

98.1%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

100.0%
New York:

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

93.0%
State:

92.6%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
Here:

99.0%
New York:

95.0%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
Here:

90.0%
New York:

94.9%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
Here:

98.0%
New York:

94.4%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.1%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

16.5%
New York:

14.3%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

12.4%
State:

11.0%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

12.2%
New York:

11.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

18.3%
State:

20.9%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

23.5%
State:

26.4%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

17.7%
New York:

19.8%

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