SOUTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER - LIBERAL, KS

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Addresss:
315 WEST 15TH STREET
LIBERAL, KS, 67901
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (620) 629-6291

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - Local
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Psychiatric Units

Overall Star Rating: 2 Stars
Health Inspections Star Rating: 3 Stars
Nurse Staffing Star Rating: Stars
Quality Measures Star Rating: 1 Star

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 20.75
Registered Professional Nurses : 71.50
Other Salaried Personnel : 339.00
Dieticians : 1.00
Occupational Therapists : 1.00
Physical Therapists : 2.00
Registered Pharmacists : 2.00
Respiratory Therapists : 10.25
Speech Pathologists Or Audiologists : 2.00
Medical Social Workers : 2.00
Physician Assistants : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 80
Total Certified: 80
Psychiatric Unit Beds: 12

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
Long Term Care (Swing-Beds) Services
Neonatal Nursery 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

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

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

$17,803
Kansas:

$21,197
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,617
Kansas:

$5,894
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

10.94%
State:

1.72%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$20,151
State:

$26,095
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$9,246
Kansas:

$7,120
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

10.94%
Kansas:

1.52%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$16,200
State:

$16,307
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,875
State:

$4,586
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

8.33%
State:

1.40%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$12,832
State:

$16,445
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,935
State:

$4,727
Number of discharges: 25
Here:

13.02%
Kansas:

2.56%
Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$49,028
State:

$39,811
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$18,112
State:

$12,597
Number of discharges: 30
This Hospital:

15.63%
Kansas:

10.01%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$13,769
Kansas:

$15,554
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,400
Kansas:

$4,223
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

13.02%
Kansas:

2.74%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$17,343
Kansas:

$23,627
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,866
State:

$6,288
Number of discharges: 15
Here:

7.81%
Kansas:

2.38%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$19,478
Kansas:

$22,493
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,273
Kansas:

$6,338
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

7.29%
State:

3.39%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$24,612
State:

$35,857
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,417
State:

$9,219
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

5.73%
Kansas:

1.96%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$16,946
State:

$16,144
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,596
State:

$4,432
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

7.29%
Kansas:

1.39%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

9
State:

8
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
This Hospital:

90.0%
Kansas:

96.1%

Pneumonia

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

86.0%
State:

96.4%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
Here:

82.0%
State:

97.9%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
This Hospital:

60.0%
Kansas:

90.7%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
Kansas:

93.5%

Surgery

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

100.0%
State:

98.2%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
This Hospital:

98.0%
Kansas:

96.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
Here:

100.0%
Kansas:

98.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
Here:

93.0%
State:

96.6%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
Here:

93.0%
Kansas:

97.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

100.0%
Kansas:

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

95.0%
Kansas:

92.3%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
Here:

95.0%
Kansas:

95.6%
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
This Hospital:

98.0%
State:

95.9%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
Here:

99.0%
State:

97.1%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

100.0%
Kansas:

99.8%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

14.7%
State:

12.0%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

14.3%
Kansas:

12.2%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

26.7%
State:

24.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

19.0%
State:

18.2%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Infection from a Urinary Catheter
This Hospital:

0.941%
Kansas:

0.951%

Quality Measures

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

29.4%
Kansas:

23.4%
Percent of short-stay residents with Pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
This Hospital:

2.9%
State:

1.9%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Here:

100.0%
State:

87.0%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Here:

95.0%
State:

83.3%

Complaint Deficiency

Use of Medical Imaging

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

47.100%
Kansas:

38.255%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
Here:

4.400%
Kansas:

7.702%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.155%
Kansas:

0.305%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.178%
Kansas:

0.037%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
Here:

2.900%
Kansas:

5.166%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
Here:

1.000%
Kansas:

2.932%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 35%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

3%
Usually
This Hospital:

22%
State:

17%
Always
Here:

73%
Kansas:

80%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

3%
State:

3%
Usually
This Hospital:

19%
State:

14%
Always
This Hospital:

78%
State:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

10%
Kansas:

6%
Usually
Here:

30%
State:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

60%
Kansas:

70%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
Kansas:

5%
Usually
Here:

27%
State:

24%
Always
Here:

68%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

17%
Kansas:

17%
Usually
This Hospital:

21%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

62%
Kansas:

64%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
Kansas:

7%
Usually
This Hospital:

25%
State:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

68%
State:

75%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

13%
Kansas:

7%
Usually
Here:

33%
Kansas:

28%
Always
This Hospital:

54%
Kansas:

65%

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

Yes
Here:

88%
Kansas:

85%
No
This Hospital:

12%
State:

15%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

9%
State:

6%
7 or 8
Here:

28%
Kansas:

20%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

63%
State:

74%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

4%
Kansas:

3%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

34%
Kansas:

21%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

62%
Kansas:

76%

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