TOGUS VA MEDICAL CENTER - AUGUSTA, ME

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Addresss:
1 VA CENTER
AUGUSTA, ME, 04330
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (207) 623-8411

Hospital Type: ACUTE CARE - VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
Hospital Owner: Government Federal
Emergency Services: Yes

Number Of Beds
Total: 841
Total Certified: 841

Process of Care

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
State:

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

75.0%
Maine:

96.7%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

93.0%
State:

95.1%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

96.0%
Maine:

99.3%

Pneumonia

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

95.0%
State:

97.9%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
Here:

95.0%
Maine:

96.8%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

93.0%
State:

98.3%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

80.0%
Maine:

96.3%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

86.0%
Maine:

95.6%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
Here:

100.0%
State:

97.6%

Surgery

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

99.0%
Maine:

98.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Here:

98.0%
Maine:

98.2%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

98.9%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
This Hospital:

96.0%
Maine:

97.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
Here:

96.0%
Maine:

98.3%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

100.0%
State:

100.0%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

94.7%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
Here:

93.0%
Maine:

96.6%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

11.5%
State:

11.7%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

11.6%
Maine:

11.9%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

24.5%
State:

23.8%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

19.7%
State:

17.9%

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