Find free reports on deficiencies for AL nursing homes, assisted living, outpatient surgery facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, end stage renal disease treatment (kidney dialysis) centers, rehab facilities and more. Some Inspection reports may contain no deficiencies, but simply report a regulatory visit. Site by the Alabama Department of Public Health
Find average charges (a proxy for average costs) for 40 common hospitalizations at specific AR hospitals by Clicking on INPATIENT PRICING after you’ve selected your hospital. Price List varies by hospital, but may include maternity and childbirth, stroke, chest pain, stomach disorders, back pain, nutritional problems (diabetes), blood infection (septicemia), rehabilitation, heart attack, cardiac cath, drug coated stent, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, urinary infection, COPD, pneumonia, total hip or knee replacement surgery, hysterectomy, psychiatric care, ventilator support and more. Note: Definitions conflict for whether data such as Volumes are Medicare-only, or reflect all patients. To find quality scores on emergency department, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, delivery or surgical infections, and patient opinions, click on QUALITY at each hospital’s page. Hospital Consumer Assist is provided by the Arkansas Hospital Association. Prices from 2014; Quality and Patient Satisfaction scores reflect 2015 ratings
Find risk-adjusted mortality (death) rates for each CA hospital, and the number of inpatient cases in 2015. Calif. statewide mortality rate for hip fracture was 2.0%, pneumonia 3.3%, PCI (angioplasty) 3.4%, heart attack (AMI) 5.9%, heart failure 2.9%, stroke 8.7%, GI hemorrhage (bleed) 2.3%, craniotomy 7.1%, esophageal resection 4.3%, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair 1.3%, pancreatic resection 2.6%, and carotid endarterectomy was 0.5%. Report by Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (oshpd) shows whether hospitals were similar to state average, or significantly better or significantly worse survival rates; pub. May 2017
CA hospitals with penalties (up to $25,000 per incident) are listed by name and by county (2016), along with the state health department’s summary of the incident. Format is in the style of an inspection report from cdph.ca.gov. Penalties for 2016 are shown. Unclear why 2017 penalties (often $100,000)are no longer visible.
CA hospital quality ratings for heart care, hip and knee, gall bladder, surgery volume, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, preventing surgical infections & complications, maternity care, emergency department and patient opinion ratings; some mortality/survival rates. Dates of data are unclear, but may be back to 2012 or 2015. Compare hospitals side by side to find Superior Hospitals. Hospitals may be the best in one area but not in another. When viewing hospital report, click on View All, or you’ll miss most of the information. Cal Hospital Compare is supported by Truven Health Analytics
CO Dept. of Public Health (CDPHE) reports patient infections in health facilities, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers. Infection Rates are compared to national average, on surgical site infections for cardiac,colon, breast, hip replacement, knee replacement surgery, outpatient hernia repair, hysterectomy, catheter associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in adult or neonatal ICU, critical care units & long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), and dialysis treatment centers (DTCs). If a facility is significantly better or worse, it’s highlighted. 2016 data
Click on Hospital Quality Report at the Report Card Website by the Colorado Hospital Association. See hospital-specific data on mortality (survival rates) and volume. Mortality Measures show survival rate information for heart care (heart failure, heart attack AMI), pneumonia, stroke, hip fracture, or bleeding stomach (GI). Compare CO hospitals on Patient Safety bedsores (pressure sores/ decubitus ulcer), post-surgical blood clots (DVT, PE), sepsis (bloodstream infections) and falls. Volumes and infections for six procedures (hysterectomy, breast surgery, colon surgery, cardiac bypass CABG, hip or knee replacement). 2016 data, all patients. Nurse staffing information also provided
The Colorado Department of Public Health provides a website where each reportable Occurrence (such as adverse events) for many types of health facilities is documented. Aggregate data only, no specific facilities are mentioned. Current to 2016
Find out the volume of deliveries and rate of Cesarean Sections at each Florida hospital from 2000 to 2016. Overall FL statewide average increased from 28.1% to 38.8% of deliveries (2016). Almost no reduction since 2009. In 2000, the Cesarean rate was 26.3%. Excel file data updated Nov. 2017 by Floridahealthfinder.gov
Search condition, readmission rates, infections, volume, length of stay and range of charges (price range), 2016-2017 data. All age groups (not just Medicare), extensive set of health conditions/diseases, and the ability to rank order by top hospitals at the head of the list. Patient satisfaction results also shown. Definitions at this site are not always easy to find. Click on the hospital name to additional information about the hospital. Hysterectomy listed under Women’s Health instead of Surgery. FloridaHealthFinder.gov
Recent inspection reports for all types of healthcare faciilities in Florida. Site includes ambulatory surgery centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, birth centers, hospitals, clinics, home health, hospice, lab, MRI and imaging centers (see health care clinics), dialysis, rehab agencies, residential treatment centers and more. Both regular biennial inspection reports, and those from complaint investigations are included. Site by FL Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is easy to use. Updated for 2018
Facility Inspection Reports by the Office of Regulatory Services at DHR – Locate any state-licensed, registered or certified health facility (including ESRD) or assisted living personal care homes in GA. Updated for 2017. Check to see if there is a report available. Limited comparative information. Most hospitals do NOT have inspection violation reports. Nursing home and home health reports are referred to the federal NursingHomeCompare and HomeHealthCompare Web sites
List of hospitals from Georgia Hospital Association that recently received awards for special program improvements to increase quality or safety. No data, just names of hospitals and program titles.
Compare IL hospitals on heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention, knee arthroscopy, cardiac surgery, safety measures, infection rates, some survival information, patient satisfaction, more. See volume and 2016 median charges (closest you’ll get to average cost) for selected types of inpatients (e.g. birth, c-section, appendectomy, COPD, gall bladder), and outpatients at ambulatory surgery centers (such as bunionectomy, hernia repair, colonoscopy, lens, lumpectomy, tonsillectomy). Prices may be found under the SERVICES tab. May get a full report for one hospital at a time, or one measure at a time for multiple hospitals side-by-side, with state averages. Hospital Report Card by IL Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) for all IL cities incl. Chicago area, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, Champaign. Updated 2018, using 2016 data
Indiana Medical Error Reporting System final report for 2016 summarizes 114 reportable events in hospitals and outpatient surgery centers in 2016. Adverse Events such as leaving a foreign object inside a patient after surgery, operating on the wrong body part. or Stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers (bedsores) acquired after admission, are based on NQF’s list of 28 serious, largely preventable adverse events. List of events by facility name is a separate 286-page pdf file called Data Tables. Market share data included. Published by IN State Dept. of Health (ISDH, in.gov) February 2018.
IN hospital accreditation status, state inspection surveys, substantiated complaints, number of employees (2017). See one hospital at a time. IN State Dept. of Health
Compare Iowa hospitals on heart care, pneumonia, readmissions, patient safety (including deaths of patients who were unlikely to die during hospitalization); stroke; surgical care, complications and deaths; maternity; infection prevention and more. Patient satisfaction ratings also shown. Interactive report only. Extremely slow to operate, since you can’t compare hospitals side-by-side, nor get a full hospital report at once. Select the Iowa Report Table of Contents to find which measures show hospital names. 2018 Iowa Report by the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (based in Des Moines, IA) uses 2015-2016 data
Find range of charges for Medicare patients at Louisiana hospitals, both inpatient and outpatient. Hospital-specific inpatient charges do not include childbirth or C-section, since it’s Medicare only. Find hip or knee surgery prices, gall bladder removal, psychiatric admission, rehab, heart problems, stent, stomach problems, stroke, GI hemorrhage, kidney failure, COPD, pneumonia, diabetes, bowel surgery, more; outpatient Medicare prices include ER visits, heart tests such as cardiac cath, EKG, heart imaging, valve repair; CAT scan or CT angiography, GI endoscopy, more. Quality scores and volumes (which cover all patients), are similar to those at HospitalCompare, but may be less current (2015). Louisiana Hospital Inform is sponsored by the Louisiana Hospital Association; Price ranges from 2015 (outpatient and inpatient)
Maine Patient Experience Matters from the Maine Quality Forum coalition. Compare health center, doctor & clinic ratings (primary care, specialists and pediatrics) for patient satisfaction, getting timely appointments and communication. Percent positive understates what is shown. In the fine print, it says these are Top Box scores, which means the percent of people who gave the highest possible ratings of 9 or 10. Scores from Aug. 2014 to Feb. 2015. Partners include Maine Health Management Coalition, DHSS, Maine Quality Counts, & Muskie School of Public Service
Overall consumer satisfaction, and Quality Measures on common groups of illnesses or conditions for which people are hospitalized in Maryland. Topics include different types of infections, emergency department waiting time, heart conditions, pneumonia, COPD, hip and knee surgery, imaging, stroke, maternity and newborn care, surgery infections for hysterectomy, colon surgery and more. Click on hospital name to see actual scores and details. MD Hospital Guide generally shows 2015-2016 data, pub. by MD Health Care Commission
Compare hospitals (one hospital per report) on safety measures, readmission rates, deaths (survival rate) and different types of infections at this site sponsored by the MA Health & Hospital Association, along with support from the Nurse Leaders of MA, RI, NH, CT and VT (ONL) and others. Conditions included: pressure ulcers, patient falls, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, blot clot prevention, COPD, hip and knee replacement surgery, and common types of infections for all patients. Data presented through 2016.
Massachusetts Hospital Association website presents each hospital’s unit-by-unit staffing plans for 2018, by shift, and actual staffing for 2016 (and prior years). First in the country to voluntarily post nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. May be difficult for consumers to interpret to compare MA hospital performance, especially with all the different types of inpatient units. However, the Emergency Department information also includes specialties such as Chest Pain Center and Stroke Center, and average daily number of ER visits. Massachusetts PatientCareLink; click on Staffing Plans
The Greater Detroit Area Health Council provides a 7-county health care performance report at MyCareCompare.org. Compare MI hospitals (side-by-side) for childbirth, COPD, emergency department (ER), heart attack, heart failure, cardiac surgery, hip or knee replacements, imaging, infections, patient safety, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention and overall patient satisfaction. See mortality ratings (survival rate) for some conditions. Same info as listed at the federal HospitalCompare site, except mycarecompare might not be updated as often, so check the federal site. The advantage of mycarecompare is that consumers can see Above Average and Below Average comparisons very quickly, for the selected hospitals they want to look at, and all health conditions at once. Very easy to use. Physician group and nursing home results are at this site. GDAHC hospitals are in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Pontiac and counties: Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, and St. Clair. GDAHC was an early leader in quality transparency. It appears that larger hospitals in Lansing and other towns may be included. Medical group data from 2016
Redesigned website from Michigan Hospital Association’s Keystone Center allows consumers to compare care at MI hospitals. Compare 3 hospitals at a time on how well they rate on infections, overall mortality (survival rates), readmissions, some obstetrics care, complications from surgery, and length of stay for hip or knee replacement surgery, stroke, heart failure or pneumonia. Includes critical access hospitals in rural areas and metro hospitals in the Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing areas. Data from 2016-2017. Updated web site launched Jan. 2018
Report of 341 adverse health events required to be reported by Minn. law, that occurred in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and behavioral health hospitals. These [Never Events] such as falls or pressure ulcers (bedsores) that resulted in a patient’s death or serious injury, or a foreign object left in during surgery, or operating on the wrong patient or wrong body part, were reported between October 2016 and Oct. 2017. There were 103 serious injuries and 12 deaths. View facility-specific data in the 106-pg pdf (near end of the report). Adverse Events in the 2018 report came from 73 hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers. Report by MN Department of Health Feb. 2018
Three types of hospital-acquired infections – Central Line Associated Bloodstream (CLAB) Infections, Surgical Site Infection rate, and Head of Bed elevation to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia – are presented by hospital or ambulatory surgery center (ASC) name, along with a symbol identifying whether the facility has a lower or higher rate than its comparison group. Click on DATA if you want to see the actual numbers of infections. Surgery infections available for hysterectomy, hip, heart bypass (CABG), outpatient breast surgery and hernia repair. Report by the MO Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) shows 2016 data. Click on Infection Reporting Data to search
Nevada Hospital Association shows NV hospital performance ratings on Emergency care, Heart care, pneumonia, stroke, COPD, hip and knee, infections, plus patient opinion ratings. Shows 2015 data (or later). Some measures may be the same as at CMS HospitalCompare website, but dates may vary. Scores also for adverse events, surgical complications, mortality, readmissions. Consumers may view 3 hospitals side-by-side. Volume levels for certain procedures are given, but mislabeled to read that lower volume is better.
Compare NJ hospitals on Emergency care, Heart Attacks, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Infection Prevention for surgery, cardiac bypass grafts, surgical infections; central line (CLABSI) and catheter (CAUTI) infections prepared by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. Mortality ratings for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, and CABG are shown, but are quite old (2012-2013). Patient Safety Indicators use 2014 data or older. NJ Dept. of Health
NY State Department of Health reports Hospital-Acquired Infections for colon surgery, cardiac bypass, hip replacement, abdominal hysterectomy (grouped into one Surgical Site Infection score); central line infections and c.diff. Consumer report is just 29 pages. Data for 2015 are risk-adjusted and compared to state average. Summary of each hospital’s performance quickly identifies whether hospital reflects typical performance. Red and blue bars on the graphs show the far worse-than-average and far better-than average hospitals. Very easy to read. Published March 2017
Select NY hospitals to compare in care areas like emergency department waiting time, post-op complications, cardiac, patient satisfaction, readmissions, death rates or infection prevention. Data updated each year, although dates are hard to find (hover over the hospital’s score). Most data are 2015 or 2016. Services include maternity, and volumes for some types of surgery (e.g. endoscopy, colonoscopy, hernia repair). State Department of Health site. Select one hospital at a time. Although you can select hospitals to compare, we couldn’t get the measures to show side by side.
Compare NC hospital performance (grouped by region) for patient recommendations (HCAHPS), Heart Attack, Heart Failure, CABG, Pneumonia, COPD Stroke, Hip/Knee readmissions. ON HCAHPS, see satisfaction for Patients Understood Care. Similar information is at the federal HospitalCompare site, but here all hospitals are side-by-side and may be easier to see by region. Consumers can choose graphs, tables of scores, trends, overall ratings and detailed questions. Site by the NC Quality Center and North Carolina Healthcare Association. Data are current to 2016 or 2017
Compare PA hospitals side-by-side for heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, cancer care, stroke, surgical infection prevention, Emergency Room, patient satisfaction (Consumer Assessment) and more. Similar info at the CMS HospitalCompare (dates may vary), but this may be easier to use and more than 3 hospitals can be compared at once. Easy to compare all hospitals in a county. Dates vary from 2014 to 1st quarter 2017, depending on the measure. Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) merged with the Health Care Improvement Foundation in 2015.
Compare PA hospitals on Mortality Rating (relative survival rate), Average Charge (price), and Readmission rates. Sixteen (16) conditions in the pdf reports include heart failure, abnormal heartbeat, heart attack, angioplasty and stent, pneumonia, stroke, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, COPD, colorectal surgical procedures, diabetes, kidney failure, urinary tract infections, sepsis, chest pain, and respiratory failure. Grouped by region. Older reports may contain additional conditions. Symbols for Mortality ratings can be confusing – a higher mortality rating means worse survival (we think). No orthopedic (hip or knee) surgery included. Data from Oct. 2015 to Sept. 2016.
Compare RI hospitals on four types of infections, readmissions, surgical complications, ER waiting time, how many hospital staff get their flu shot, patient satisfaction recommendations and more. All 14 hospitals on one page. Low ratings (one diamond only) clearly marked. These reports from Rhode Island Dept. of Health have really improved over the years. Nice work. Most data from 2015 and 2016
Find surgical site infection rates at SC hospitals for colon surgery, hysterectomy (abdominal), hip and knee replacements, and heart bypass (CABG), 2016 data. Central line infections in hospital ICUs, c. difficile and MRSA also shown; compare hospitals for each type of infection. Provided by state Department of Health (DHEC), Sept. 2017
Nineteen (19) separate quality ratings include patients of any payer type. Compare hospital volumes, mortality (survival rates), and certain utilization rates (i.e. cesarean section, VBAC rate, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall bladder), cardiac cath, appendectomy in elderly). Survival rates for heart attack (AMI), heart failure CHF, stroke, GI hemorrhage, hip fracture, and pneumonia. Volume and/or death rates provided for heart bypass surgery (CABG), angioplasty (PCI), AAA Repair, hip replacement, craniotomy, esophageal resection, pancreatic resection, and carotid endarterectomy. TX Dept. of State Health Services THCIC. If your hospital has a * by it, its mortality rate is significantly lower (good), but if it has two ** by it, its risk-adjusted mortality was found to be significantly higher; must look VERY closely to find the asterisks. Updated 2018, but becoming very old
Compare Utah hospital inpatient quality ratings for heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia care, 2013-2016 data. Patient satisfaction and infection ratings use 2016-2017 data. These measures are not as extensive, but are similar to what is available through CMS’ HospitalCompare website, and the Joint Commission (TJC). May be easier to use this site, due to the side-by-side hospital comparisons. Some measures are Medicare-only, and some use all patients (all payer data). Shows mortality and readmissions. Utah Hospital Association
Median hospital cost for Utah maternity care in 2011 to 2013 was about $11,000 to $12,000 (vaginal, depending on having an epidural); about $15,000 for Cesarean delivery. Compare 2014 prices by hospital name for maternity care (covers mother and baby) for 2014. Shows median (middle) price, and the min-max range of costs for hospital care. Maternity quality measures are also shown – click on the hospital name to see the full, detailed report. Utah HealthScape website is published by Health Insight, a QIO Quality Improvement Organization.
Vermont calls these ratings Act 53 report cards, in honor of legislation passed in 2003, requiring VT hospitals to publish annual community reports about hospital quality, safety, financial health, costs for services and more. This government site links the data, including outpatient prices. See if your hospital is average, above average, or below average. Health conditions include heart care, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention, central line associated bloodstream infections, hysterectomy infections, knee replacement and hip replacement infection rates, volume and death rates for resection of esophagus or of pancreas (usually for cancer), abdominal aneurysm repair (AAA – listed as fix the artery), readmissions & more. This site permits access to Quality Ratings, Survival Rate information, links to patient satisfaction and current medical prices all on the same web page for easy access. Nurse staffing also available. 2015-2016 data for quality; 2015 and 2017 information on prices
Compare WA hospital scores for Emergency Care (average 24 minutes before patients see a doctor or nurse), Surgical Infections (cardiac surgery, orthopedics, hysterectomy) Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Stroke, Surgery (including hip and knee), and patient opinions. Mortality (survival) data for heart care and pneumonia. Consumers can find some of this information, and probably more current at the federal HospitalCompare site. Here all hospitals are side-by-side and may be easier to see, but data are older. Most data are up to 2015 or 2016 only. VIEW DATA GRID is an excellent way to see scores quickly. Be sure to Expand Grid when you see that option. Washington State Hospital Association
Washington Health Alliance’s 2018 Hospital Value Report lets consumers compare hospitals on three key elements of value: quality, patient experience and price. Online tool lets consumers compare two hospitals at a time. While 48 hospitals are listed to compare, the 4 highest-rated hospitals for value are highlighted:
Results are based on 2015 to 2017 performance for quality and safety (13 measures related to deaths and complications), patient satisfaction, and the gross charges “sticker price” from 2015 Medicare claims. Washington Health Alliance is a health plan-focused nonprofit organization with many partners, including the WA Hospital Association.
Compare hospital quality performance and patient satisfaction ratings for 125 hospitals in WI. Topics: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention and survival for hip, knee surgery, heart, vascular, other cardiac, colon surgery and hysterectomy; patient safety practices, incidental appendectomy rate; deaths data. See how many patients would definitely recommend the hospital. Most data are from 2016-2017. Wisconsin Hospital Association makes quarterly updates. Even though the clinical topic list is sketchy (such as Bones and Digestive), WHA receives Editor’s Pick for going beyond CMS measures, for showing all hospitals side-by-side, consumer ease in getting a free comprehensive quality report for one hospital, staying current, and showing comparisons to the benchmark best in the state
Compare all WI hospitals (side-by-side) on their survival rates for stroke, hip fracture and GI Bleeding. Wisconsin Hospital Association report Deaths Due to Illness shows most hospitals performed As Expected, with a few significantly Worse, or Better than the others. Deaths and volume data from 2014, the latest available as of December 2017
Compare 86 WI hospitals (side-by-side) on their survival rates for AAA Repair, Craniotomy, CABG heart (cardiac) bypass, PTCA angioplasty, CEA endarterectomy, and hip replacement surgery. Wisconsin Hospital Association report Deaths During a Procedure shows most hospitals performed As Expected, with a few significantly Worse, or Better than the others. Source data from 2014 reported as of December 2017
Find quality ratings of physician clinics and hospitals for diabetes, heart and vascular care, cancer screening, pediatric care and immunizations, selected surgery, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, infections, childbirth, hip fracture, survival rates and more. State is organized into 4 regions; includes little towns and major metro areas. Data from 2008 to 2010; report by the MN Department of Health. Old report.
2016 report shows hospital complication rates for hip & knee replacements in 2014. Statewide, the rate was 2.2% for knees and 2.8% for hip complications. The older 2015 report by PHC4 shows 2013 volume and readmission rates by hospitals in Penn. Average PA hospital charges also shown, with 2013 prices (excluding surgeon fee) at $52,912 and $55,493 for knees and hip replacements, respectively. Separately, consumers can find surgeon volume and what Medicare paid (less than 25% of the average charge) in 2012
Compare OR hospitals on healthcare-acquired infection rates in 2016 for central line infections (CLABSI), surgical site infections for cardiac bypass (CABG), colon, abdominal hysterectomy, hip prosthesis, knee (replacement) prosthesis, and laminectomy. Individual hospital reports (volumes and infections) are shown in the table if you are able to navigate this complex presentation. Must know name of hospital. Report by Health and Human Services (oregon.gov), pub. 2017
Tennessee Reports on Healthcare Associated Infections to compare TN hospitals in how well they avoided healthcare associated infections in 2014. Each hospital identified as to whether the same, or significantly better (lower) or worse (higher, shown in red) infection rates. Central Line-Associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), Catheter associated urinary tract infections, surgical site infections for colon surgery or hysterectomy, C.Diff and MRSA infections all shown. Published by Tenn Dept of Health, Oct. 2015