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Alabama Hospital Infections, 2020

Compare level of infections at Alabama hospitals in 2020. Healthcare associated infections are grouped by type of infection (catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI), surgical site infection (SSI) associated with colon surgery, and SSI associated with abdominal hysterectomy. Hospital-specific data shown for Birmingham and 6 other regions, along with whether the hospital is better, similar or worse than national average.

As an example, better scores in 2020 on CAUTI went to 13 hospitals across the state. But being excellent in one area does not necessarily apply to other types of infections. Significantly worse ratings for both CAUTI and CLABSI infections went to both Baptist Medical Center hospitals. Huntsville Hospital and Mobile Infirmary Medical Center both had “worse” ratings for CLABSI. By Alabama Dept. of Public Health; 18 pages published December 2021.

Colorado Hospital & Ambulatory Surgery Infection Rates 2022

Find Infection Rates for Colorado hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery facilities, and outpatient dialysis centers, 2021. 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 breast surgery, colon surgeries, hip replacement, knee replacement surgery, outpatient hernia repair, hysterectomy; c.diff infections, central line 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. 2021 data published in July 2022. Timely Colorado report.

Delaware Hospital Infections – 2018-2019

Compare eight Delaware hospitals on their numbers of infections every quarter. Six types of Actual infections are compared to predicted. See the Annual Report (2018 full year report published June 2019) to view whether a hospital is better or worse than average. Christiana Care Christiana Hospital was significantly better than national average for CLABSI (central line associated bloodstream infections) and Colon Surgery infections; Christiana and St. Francis were better for C.Diff. No hospitals scored statistically worse for any of the infections, including MRSA. No quarterly updates were published during 2020 at the site. Staff influenza vaccination rates also shown; one hospital (St. Francis Healthcare) did not meet 90% goal during the 2018-2019 flu season. DE Health & Social Services DHSS, 2019. No updates are available for 2019, 2020 or 2021 infections, as of February 2022.

Florida Inpatient Hospital Ratings, Satisfaction, Average Price

Compare Florida inpatient hospital ratings on infections, patient satisfaction, average price (cost estimate), and readmissions. In the Quality Report Card column, find volume (number of hospitalizations) or how many procedures they do each year in various specialty service line, average length of stay, and readmission rate. 2019 and 2020 data.  State inspection reports are also shown on each hospital’s individual page. Click on Care Bundle Pricing $ icon to find hospital and an old report on average statewide charge. Prices are old, and estimated to July 1, 2019 only. All age groups (not just Medicare), extensive set of health conditions/diseases, and the ability to sort with best FL hospitals at the top of the list, make this website helpful. While the Quality and Satisfaction scores are current, the cost information is not. Click on the hospital name to additional information about the hospital. Hysterectomy listed under Women’s Health instead of Surgery. FloridaHealthFinder.gov, updated 2021.

Hawaii Hospital Infections

Compare hospital infections at Hawaii hospitals for 2018. Each hospital’s healthcare-associated infection rate is shown for CLABSI (Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection), CAUTI (Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections), surgical infections from colon surgery, surgical site infections from abdominal hysterectomy, CDI (Clostridioides difficile infections), and MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Report also shows the level of influenza vaccination coverage of healthcare personnel in hospitals. In the 2018-2019 flu season, only 8 hospitals met the goal of 90% coverage. Overall, just 83% of Hawaii hospital staff were vaccinated against the flu. As an example, Hilo Medical Center and Straub Clinic and Hospital both missed the vaccination target in large part because they permitted nearly 300 staff each, to decline the flu shot without having a valid medical contraindication. Published by the Hawaii State Department of Health, 2019. No updates as of July 8, 2022.

Hospital Program of Distinction to Prevent Infections

Learn about the hospital “program of distinction” to prevent infections. This recognition program gives awards for excellence to acute care hospitals who meet a set of high-level standards for infection prevention and control programs. It was developed by leaders of APIC, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. The Program of Distinction is a 3-year recognition award. Vanderbilt was the first to be recognized in 2017. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital received the distinction in 2019. No other hospitals appear to have received the award as of December 2021. APIC is the leading professional association for infection preventionists.

Massachusetts Hospital Ratings – Infection Rates

Find infection rates for Massachusetts hospitals in 2020. Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) in MA hospitals, show infection rates for hip, knee, hysterectomy, CABG and colon surgery. Volume of cases also shown. Choose the Interactive HAI Map to see ratings for each individual hospital. Published by Mass. Health and Human Services, October 2021.

New Mexico Hospital Infection Rates 2018 – Compare Hospitals

Compare all New Mexico hospitals on their infection rates for 2018. Four types of observed infections are compared to predicted, and report shows whether a hospital is significantly better or worse than predicted. Find rates for each NM hospital on central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in the ICU, NICU and non-ICU; C.Diff. (Clostridium difficle) infections, called “CDI”; MRSA (staph) infections; and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).  Staff influenza vaccination rates are also shown. About half of New Mexico hospitals fell short of the 90% goal for healthcare flu vaccination in the 2018-2019 season. Facility-specific addendum published by New Mexico Dept. of Health, July 2019. No updates as of August 30, 2022.

New York Hospital Infection Rates – 2019 (statewide)

NY State Department of Health reports Hospital-Acquired Infections in 2019 for colon surgery, cardiac bypass, hip replacement, abdominal hysterectomy; central line (CLABSI) infections, c.difficile and CRE infections. Consumer report is 29 pages. Part 2 Technical Report shows more detail on infections for each hospital. Statewide, most infection rates improved in New York hospitals from 2015 to 2019. Improvements were seen in reduced colon infection rates, catheter infections, hospital c. diff. infection rates, hip infections, CABG infections and others. The abdominal hysterectomy infection rate got worse, however. Data for 2019 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 (available in the Technical Report only) show the far worse-than-average and far better-than average hospitals. Very easy to read. Published May 2021.

North Carolina Hospital Infection Rates

Compare hospital infection rates in North Carolina. NC HAI (Healthcare-Associated Infections) Reports compare NC hospitals in how well they avoided healthcare infections in 2021. Each hospital identified as to whether the same, or significantly better (fewer infections, shown in blue-green) or worse (higher, shown in red) infection rates. Central Line-Associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), NICU CLABSI, Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), surgical site infections for colon surgery or abdominal hysterectomy, MRSA infections, and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) are all shown. The year-end summaries for acute care hospitals are from the N.C. Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated and Resistant Pathogens Patient Safety (SHARPPS) Program at the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Published August 2022.

Oregon Hospital Infection Ratings

Compare Oregon hospital infection ratings. Two reports are available: staff influenza vaccination rates for the 2018-2019 flu season; and a report on healthcare-acquired infection rates in 2017. The staff vaccination rates are shown for each hospital, ambulatory surgery center, skilled nursing facility and dialysis center. Many facilities did not yet meet the 90% goal; report was published in February 2020. No updates available for 2020, 2021 or 2022, as of April 2022. The healthcare-acquired infection reports (published in 2018) show central line infections (CLABSI), surgical site infections for cardiac bypass (CABG), colon, abdominal hysterectomy, hip prosthesis, knee (replacement) prosthesis, and laminectomy. Reports by OR Health and Human Services (oregon.gov).

South Carolina – Compare Hospital Associated Infection Rates (HAIs)

Compare hospital infection rates (HAIs) at South Carolina hospitals. Surgical site infection rates at SC hospitals for colon surgery, hysterectomy (abdominal), hip and knee replacements, and heart bypass (CABG), 2019 data. Central line infections in hospital ICUs, c. difficile and MRSA also shown. Compare hospitals for each type of infection, beginning on page 31. Published December 2020 by South Carolina state Department of Health (DHEC). Also check the list for rates of annual influenza vaccination of healthcare workers in hospitals, in the Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Report published in August.

Tennessee Hospital Infection Ratings

Compare hospital infection ratings in Tennessee. TN Reports on Healthcare Associated Infections for Healthcare Consumers to compare TN hospitals in how well they avoided healthcare infections in 2019 and 2020. Each hospital identified as to whether the same, or significantly better (lower) or worse (higher, shown in red) infection rates. Scroll to “Tennessee’s HAI Reports”. Central Line-Associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), surgical site infections for colon surgery or abdominal hysterectomy, C.Diff and MRSA infections all shown.Acute care hospital infection rates, LTACs (long-term acute care hospitals), and inpatient rehab hospitals or specialty hospitals are included in the reports. Facility- Specific Summaries start on page 307 of a 600+ page report. Healthcare worker vaccination rates for influenza (2020-2021 flu season) are also covered in the report. Published by Tenn Dept of Health, October 2021.

Texas Hospital Infections and Adverse Events

Find number of infections at Texas hospitals for 2021. Actual numbers are compared to predicted numbers (based on case mix) for CLABSI (Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection), and for some types of surgical site infections (SSI) such as colon surgery or hysterectomy. In addition, each hospital reports the occurrence of preventable adverse events (PAEs) such as a fall, a deep bed sore, an object left in the patient after surgery, collapsed lung, an attempted suicide. Updated by the TX Department of State Health Services, April 2022.

Utah Hospital Infection Rates and Dialysis Center Infections

Compare 2020 infection rates at Utah hospitals and dialysis centers. The website from the Utah Department of Health shows whether the hospital or dialysis facility is:

  • About the same infection rate as the national average, or
  • If it is statistically better with fewer infections (green), or
  • If it is worse, with statistically more infections (red).

Most facilities are no different from the national aggregate data. For 2020, compare infections for Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), Surgical site infections (SSIs) for colon surgeries and abdominal hysterectomy surgeries, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia infections, and Dialysis infections. The only facility with statistically more infections in 2020 than the national comparison was Ogden Regional Medical Center for Central Line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). A few facilities were statistically better, with fewer infections. In addition to long term acute care facilities (LTACs), inpatient rehab facilities are also included in the report.  Published March 2022.

Washington Hospital Infection Rates, 2018

Compare 2018 infection rates (most recent available) among Washington’s hospitals, for central line (CLABSI) infections (ICU and non-ICU) and surgical site infections (hysterectomy, colon).  CDI (c. difficile) infections are also reported by hospital. Hospitals with worse infection rates than the norm, are pointed out in red. Reports by the WA State Dept. of Health. 2018 data updated 2022. Older reports with 2017 SSI infection data are also available for heart surgery, heart bypass (CABG), hip replacement and knee replacement surgery.

Missouri Healthcare-Associated Infections – Central Line, Surgery

Find healthcare associated infections for surgery in Missouri and central line infections. Both hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) are included. Compare surgery infections for hysterectomy, hip, heart bypass (CABG), outpatient breast surgery and hernia repair. Click on DATA if you want to see the actual numbers of cases and infections. Hospital-acquired Central Line Associated Bloodstream (CLAB) Infections are also presented by hospital. The site includes a symbol identifying whether the facility has a lower or higher rate than its comparison group. Data periods vary. Report by the MO Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) shows (old) 2017 data. Click on Infection Reporting Data to search. No updates as of May 2022.

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Hospital Compare – at medicare.gov (all states) Hospital star ratings, complications Editor's Pick

Visit Hospital Compare to find hospital star ratings and complications for hospitals in all states. Compare 3 hospitals at one time. Federal government (at medicare.gov) gives 1 to 5 stars and compares hospital ratings for heart attack (AMI), heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, hip & knee, preventing infections and surgical complications, timeliness of Emergency (ER) dept., use of medical imaging. Most data are from calendar 2019, but may vary by measure. Includes death rate comparisons from heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, CABG; and return to hospital (readmission) rates. Click on Timely & Effective Care, or Complications. Shows patient satisfaction HCAHPS ratings (patient experience opinions) from 2019. Some info on colonoscopies and cataracts. Editor’s Pick because it’s the best of what is out there. The federal government standardized broad ratings for all hospitals, and most ratings are based on more than just Medicare patients. Small volume hospitals will not show data for some measures. Graphs are no longer available. Today’s stars may reflect older data than shown at the website. Read the fine print. Updated 2021.

Massachusetts Hospital Ratings – PatientCareLink.org

Find hospital ratings for Massachusetts hospitals at patientcarelink.org. Compare hospitals (one hospital per report) on safety measures and different types of infections. This site was originally 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, and common types of infections for all patients. Data presented through 2018. Staffing plans for each hospital unit are provided for 2020. Due to the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, updates were suspended. As of April 20, 2022, the site suggests it will update sometime in 2022.

National Healthcare Infections from CDC (2020 NHSN Report)

National Healthcare Infections from CDC (2020 NHSN Report). CDC manages the system that tracks healthcare-associated infections. Thousands of hospitals and others participate in this voluntary reporting system. Aggregate reports are available to the public by state. Report shows device-related infection rates for central lines (CLABSI), urinary catheter-associated UTI, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), surgical site infections (SSIs); c.difficile events and MRSA bacteremia. Counts available on the number of hospitals that have statistically worse infection rates, but no names provided. Standardized Infection Ratios (SIR) shown for 2020 data. Comparisons made to 2019 and to 2015 baseline. The effects of the pandemic in both reporting and in infection rates are presented. Website and reports are difficult to use and understand. Updated 2022.

Vermont – 2022 Hospital Report Cards (Act 53)

Vermont 2022 hospital ratings are called Act 53 report cards – 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 VT hospital is average, above average, or below average. Health conditions include heart care, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention, central line associated bloodstream infections, c. diff. infections, hysterectomy infections, knee replacement and hip replacement infection rates, volume and death rates, readmissions, psychiatric hospital quality & 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 for 2022 for most hospitals. Dates for other reports vary, usually up to 2021 data. Information on prices for some procedures, and services such as physician office visits also available. Published at healthvermont.gov August 2022.

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