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VALLEY WEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - SANDWICH, IL

 



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Submitted by:Mike Muzzillo, Asst. Administrator
Valley West Community is accredited by The Joint Commission.

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Address
11 EAST PLEASANT AVENUE
SANDWICH, IL, 60548
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (815) 786-8484

Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Services: Yes

Provided Services

  • Nuclear Medicine Services
  • Anatomical Laboratory Services
  • Anesthesia Services
  • Blood Bank Services
  • CT Scanner Services
  • Clinical Laboratory Services
  • Dedicated Emergency Department Services
  • Diagnostic Radiology Services
  • Dietary Services
  • Emergency Services
  • ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
  • Inpatient Surgical Services
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
  • Neonatal Nursery Services
  • Obstetric Services
  • Occupational Therapy Services
  • Operating Room Services
  • Opthalmic Surgery Services
  • Orthopedic Surgery Services
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation 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

Employment Full-Time Equivalent

Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 3.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 44.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 73.00
Dieticians : 1.00
Registered Pharmacists : 2.00
Respiratory Therapists : 3.00
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 9.00
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 8.00

Number Of Beds

Total: 25
Total Certified: 25

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 35%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

3%
Illinois:

5%
Usually
Here:

15%
State:

18%
Always
Here:

82%
Illinois:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

1%
Illinois:

4%
Usually
Here:

12%
State:

16%
Always
Here:

87%
Illinois:

80%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
Illinois:

11%
Usually
Here:

21%
Illinois:

25%
Always
Here:

72%
State:

64%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

6%
Illinois:

7%
Usually
This Hospital:

21%
Illinois:

24%
Always
This Hospital:

73%
Illinois:

69%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

16%
State:

21%
Usually
Here:

17%
State:

19%
Always
This Hospital:

67%
Illinois:

60%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

6%
State:

9%
Usually
Here:

16%
Illinois:

19%
Always
Here:

78%
State:

72%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
State:

12%
Usually
This Hospital:

21%
Illinois:

31%
Always
Here:

75%
Illinois:

57%

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

Yes
This Hospital:

87%
Illinois:

83%
No
Here:

13%
State:

17%

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

6 or lower
Here:

8%
Illinois:

9%
7 or 8
Here:

17%
Illinois:

24%
9 or 10
Here:

75%
Illinois:

67%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

4%
Illinois:

5%
Yes, probably
This Hospital:

25%
Illinois:

27%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

71%
Illinois:

68%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

10
State:

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

100.0%
Illinois:

96.6%

Heart Failure

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

100.0%
State:

99.0%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

94.0%

Pneumonia

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

98.0%
State:

96.2%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
Here:

95.0%
Illinois:

97.5%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

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

100.0%
Illinois:

93.1%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
Illinois:

94.4%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

100.0%
Illinois:

95.5%

Surgery

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

93.0%
Illinois:

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

93.0%
Illinois:

97.1%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

97.0%
State:

98.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
This Hospital:

89.0%
State:

96.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

91.0%
Illinois:

97.4%
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%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
This Hospital:

88.0%
Illinois:

94.3%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
Here:

88.0%
Illinois:

96.8%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.7%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

15.4%
State:

11.0%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

14.5%
State:

11.7%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Hospital:

25.2%
State:

25.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

17.8%
Illinois:

19.4%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

48.500%
State:

37.406%
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
Here:

16.100%
State:

8.337%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.051%
State:

0.171%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
This Hospital:

0.013%
Illinois:

0.056%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
This Hospital:

5.300%
State:

5.573%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
Here:

1.000%
Illinois:

2.790%

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