SPRUCE PINE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - SPRUCE PINE, NC

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Addresss:
125 HOSPITAL DR
SPRUCE PINE, NC, 28777
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (828) 765-4201

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Other
Emergency Services: Yes
Type: Swing Bed Hospitals

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Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 35.50
Registered Professional Nurses : 41.50
Other Salaried Personnel : 155.50
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 2.50
Dieticians : 1.00
Physical Therapists : 1.50
Registered Pharmacists : 1.50
Respiratory Therapists : 1.00
Medical Social Workers : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 85
Total Certified: 75

Provided Services
Nuclear Medicine Services
Anatomical Laboratory Services
Anesthesia Services
Blood Bank Services
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dental Services
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Home Health Services
Hospice Services
ICU - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Obstetric Services
Operating Room Services
Optometric Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Physical Therapy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Speech Pathology Services

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

Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$7,514
State:

$18,020
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,844
North Carolina:

$5,409
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.63%
North Carolina:

0.41%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$8,078
State:

$14,669
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,679
North Carolina:

$5,810
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

2.52%
North Carolina:

1.66%
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Conduction Disorders without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$5,626
North Carolina:

$10,855
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$3,548
North Carolina:

$3,934
Number of discharges: 18
This Hospital:

2.67%
State:

1.74%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$7,670
North Carolina:

$13,979
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,124
North Carolina:

$5,681
Number of discharges: 22
Here:

3.26%
North Carolina:

1.56%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$5,812
State:

$12,542
Average Total Payments
Here:

$3,443
State:

$3,788
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

2.08%
State:

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

$7,206
North Carolina:

$16,598
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$5,850
State:

$6,474
Number of discharges: 40
This Hospital:

5.93%
North Carolina:

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

$11,726
North Carolina:

$20,025
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,317
North Carolina:

$7,977
Number of discharges: 34
This Hospital:

5.04%
North Carolina:

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

$6,410
North Carolina:

$13,090
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,574
State:

$4,841
Number of discharges: 49
Here:

7.27%
State:

1.35%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$7,627
North Carolina:

$14,805
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,554
North Carolina:

$5,010
Number of discharges: 51
Here:

7.57%
State:

3.29%
Heart Failure and Shock with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,225
State:

$16,617
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,172
North Carolina:

$6,986
Number of discharges: 21
This Hospital:

3.12%
North Carolina:

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

$9,141
State:

$23,957
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,641
North Carolina:

$10,019
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

2.52%
State:

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

$6,622
State:

$12,262
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,089
State:

$4,640
Number of discharges: 16
This Hospital:

2.37%
North Carolina:

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

$27,046
State:

$36,549
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,942
North Carolina:

$12,287
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

1.63%
State:

1.15%
Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,857
North Carolina:

$21,044
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$7,232
North Carolina:

$7,833
Number of discharges: 16
Here:

2.37%
North Carolina:

1.70%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$6,379
State:

$14,052
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,866
State:

$5,326
Number of discharges: 50
This Hospital:

7.42%
State:

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

$25,407
State:

$42,293
Average Total Payments
Here:

$12,914
North Carolina:

$13,554
Number of discharges: 25
This Hospital:

3.71%
State:

6.15%
Medical Back Problems without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$7,656
North Carolina:

$16,502
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,191
State:

$5,833
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

1.78%
State:

0.66%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$7,821
North Carolina:

$13,158
Average Total Payments
Here:

$4,319
State:

$4,790
Number of discharges: 28
Here:

4.15%
North Carolina:

1.96%
Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,614
State:

$21,562
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,822
North Carolina:

$8,579
Number of discharges: 13
This Hospital:

1.93%
North Carolina:

1.96%
Red Blood Cell Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,755
North Carolina:

$14,717
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,083
North Carolina:

$5,673
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

2.08%
North Carolina:

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

$14,614
State:

$22,947
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,143
State:

$9,860
Number of discharges: 15
This Hospital:

2.23%
State:

0.84%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$14,789
State:

$32,059
Average Total Payments
Here:

$10,700
State:

$12,838
Number of discharges: 40
This Hospital:

5.93%
State:

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

$10,660
State:

$19,865
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$6,718
State:

$7,684
Number of discharges: 35
This Hospital:

5.19%
North Carolina:

1.78%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$9,585
State:

$17,495
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,038
North Carolina:

$6,811
Number of discharges: 65
Here:

9.64%
State:

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

$13,105
North Carolina:

$25,424
Average Total Payments
Here:

$8,285
North Carolina:

$9,800
Number of discharges: 17
Here:

2.52%
State:

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

$7,273
State:

$13,441
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$4,381
North Carolina:

$4,784
Number of discharges: 23
Here:

3.41%
North Carolina:

0.79%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: 300 or more
Survey Response Rate: 37%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
State:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

14%
State:

16%
Always
Here:

82%
North Carolina:

80%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

1%
State:

4%
Usually
This Hospital:

14%
State:

13%
Always
Here:

85%
State:

83%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

8%
State:

9%
Usually
Here:

26%
North Carolina:

24%
Always
Here:

66%
State:

67%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

5%
North Carolina:

7%
Usually
This Hospital:

23%
State:

22%
Always
This Hospital:

72%
State:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

18%
North Carolina:

19%
Usually
Here:

17%
State:

16%
Always
This Hospital:

65%
North Carolina:

65%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

10%
State:

10%
Usually
This Hospital:

18%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

72%
North Carolina:

71%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

7%
North Carolina:

9%
Usually
Here:

25%
North Carolina:

28%
Always
This Hospital:

68%
North Carolina:

63%

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

Yes
Here:

84%
North Carolina:

84%
No
This Hospital:

16%
North Carolina:

16%

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

6 or lower
This Hospital:

5%
North Carolina:

7%
7 or 8
This Hospital:

21%
North Carolina:

23%
9 or 10
This Hospital:

74%
North Carolina:

70%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
Here:

5%
State:

5%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

24%
State:

24%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

71%
State:

71%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

38.200%
North Carolina:

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

3.600%
State:

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

0.803%
State:

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

0.906%
State:

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

3.100%
State:

5.566%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

0.435%
North Carolina:

0.641%
Blood infection from a catheter in a large vein
Here:

0.435%
North Carolina:

0.418%
Infection from a Urinary Catheter
Here:

0.435%
North Carolina:

0.553%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

6
State:

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

70
North Carolina:

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

92.0%
North Carolina:

96.2%

Heart Failure

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

96.0%
State:

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

92.0%
North Carolina:

97.3%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

92.0%
State:

93.8%

Pneumonia

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

96.0%
North Carolina:

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

98.0%
State:

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

98.0%
State:

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

88.0%
North Carolina:

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

88.0%
North Carolina:

95.4%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

94.0%
State:

97.2%

Surgery

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

100.0%
North Carolina:

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

97.0%
North Carolina:

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
This Hospital:

95.0%
State:

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

100.0%
North Carolina:

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%
State:

99.9%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
Here:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
State:

99.8%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

14.7%
State:

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

12.7%
State:

11.5%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

12.9%
State:

12.5%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

25.2%
North Carolina:

24.1%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

17.0%
State:

18.8%

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