WELCH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - WELCH, WV

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Addresss:
454 MCDOWELL STREET
WELCH, WV, 24801
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (304) 436-8461

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Owner: Government - State
Emergency Services: Yes

Overall Star Rating: 2 Stars
Health Inspections Star Rating: 1 Star
Nurse Staffing Star Rating: 4 Stars
Quality Measures Star Rating: 3 Stars
RN Only Star Rating: 3 Stars

Employment Full-Time Equivalent
Licensed Practical Or Vocational Nurses : 52.00
Registered Professional Nurses : 53.00
Other Salaried Personnel : 176.00
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) : 2.00
Dieticians : 1.00
Respiratory Therapists : 8.00
Physicians : 1.00
Medical Social Workers : 2.00
Medical Laboratory Technologists : 1.00
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians : 1.00

Number Of Beds
Total: 124
Total Certified: 124

Provided 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 - Cardiac (Non-Surgical)Services
ICU - Medical/Surgical Services
ICU - Surgical Services
Inpatient Surgical Services
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Services
Neonatal Nursery Services
Obstetric Services
Operating Room Services
Outpatient Services
Outpatient Surgery Unit Services
Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Postoperative Recovery Room Services
Respiratory Care Services
Social Services
Urgent Care Center Services

Complaint Deficiency

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys:: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 27%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

3%
West Virginia:

6%
Usually
This Hospital:

12%
West Virginia:

17%
Always
This Hospital:

85%
West Virginia:

77%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
State:

4%
Usually
Here:

13%
West Virginia:

14%
Always
This Hospital:

83%
West Virginia:

82%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
State:

12%
Usually
Here:

12%
State:

23%
Always
This Hospital:

84%
West Virginia:

65%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

5%
State:

8%
Usually
This Hospital:

17%
West Virginia:

23%
Always
Here:

78%
State:

69%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

19%
West Virginia:

20%
Usually
This Hospital:

15%
West Virginia:

18%
Always
Here:

66%
West Virginia:

62%

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

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
State:

9%
Usually
This Hospital:

16%
State:

18%
Always
This Hospital:

80%
State:

73%

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

Sometimes or never
This Hospital:

4%
West Virginia:

13%
Usually
This Hospital:

24%
State:

32%
Always
This Hospital:

72%
West Virginia:

55%

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

Yes
Here:

85%
State:

83%
No
Here:

15%
West Virginia:

17%

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

6 or lower
Here:

11%
State:

11%
7 or 8
Here:

19%
State:

24%
9 or 10
Here:

70%
West Virginia:

65%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Hospital:

4%
State:

6%
Yes, probably
Here:

24%
West Virginia:

29%
Yes, definitely
This Hospital:

72%
West Virginia:

65%

Use of Medical Imaging

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

27.300%
State:

8.958%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.019%
State:

0.275%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
This Hospital:

1.200%
State:

3.183%

Quality Measures

Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
This Hospital:

33.3%
State:

21.3%

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

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

$6,497
State:

$16,204
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,482
State:

$7,123
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

12.22%
State:

3.14%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$7,237
State:

$9,702
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,680
State:

$4,286
Number of discharges: 17
This Hospital:

18.89%
West Virginia:

3.30%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$10,449
West Virginia:

$11,121
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,034
State:

$4,399
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

12.22%
West Virginia:

3.99%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$7,101
West Virginia:

$10,257
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,264
West Virginia:

$4,701
Number of discharges: 11
This Hospital:

12.22%
West Virginia:

3.45%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$6,433
West Virginia:

$9,782
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,117
West Virginia:

$4,200
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

15.56%
West Virginia:

1.96%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$9,900
State:

$14,392
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$12,023
State:

$6,029
Number of discharges: 12
Here:

13.33%
State:

3.71%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Hospital:

$8,236
State:

$9,911
Average Total Payments
This Hospital:

$8,520
State:

$4,263
Number of discharges: 14
This Hospital:

15.56%
West Virginia:

1.55%

Process of Care

Heart Attack

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

38
West Virginia:

11
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
Here:

89.0%
State:

96.9%

Heart Failure

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

21.0%
West Virginia:

98.4%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

26.0%
West Virginia:

91.6%

Pneumonia

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

91.0%
West Virginia:

95.2%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Hospital:

70.0%
State:

96.0%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

85.0%
State:

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

86.0%
West Virginia:

93.3%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Here:

59.0%
West Virginia:

93.2%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

61.0%
West Virginia:

95.7%

Surgery

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

60.0%
West Virginia:

95.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
Here:

60.0%
West Virginia:

96.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
Here:

95.0%
West Virginia:

99.8%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Hospital:

38.0%
State:

98.9%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

15.4%
State:

12.3%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

18.6%
West Virginia:

19.6%

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