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. Be prepared to see all facilities listed, even those whose licenses have been terminated, and facilities that have closed. Updated with 2019 survey results. Site by the Alabama Department of Public Health
Arkansas hospital volumes, prices, quality ratings and patient satisfaction are listed by name of hospital. 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. Volumes are listed under the hospital’s Profile. 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 2017; Quality and Patient Satisfaction scores reflect 2018 ratings
Find risk-adjusted mortality (death) rates for each CA hospital, and the number of inpatient cases in 2015 (Jan. – Sept.). California 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
Find CA hospitals with 2018 penalties for violations or deficiencies that represent an immediate jeopardy to the health and safety of a hospital patient. The California state health department’s summary of the incident is in the style of an inspection report from cdph.ca.gov. Amounts of penalties (up to $125,000 per incident) are listed by name and by county for 2016 and older only.
CalHospitalCompare shows California hospital quality ratings for heart care, hip and knee, gall bladder, surgery volume, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, preventing surgical infections & complications, maternity care including c-sections and VBAC, emergency department and patient opinion ratings, readmissions; some mortality/survival rates. Dates of data are hard to find (click on the red question marks when at the hospital report). When reported, most contain 2017-2018 data. Number of cancer cases is labeled as both 2014 and 2017. 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 IBM Watson Health
Shows complaints, incidents (referred to as occurrences), inspection surveys, and adverse events that must be reported to the state for all types of health facilities licensed by Colorado. Includes hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences, ambulatory surgery, birth centers, chiropractic centers, dialysis clinics, hospice and home health agencies, outpatient physical therapy, adult day programs, mental health clinics, portable x-ray services, trauma center. A facility directory is also available as a simple list of facilities in each category. State government website by the CO Department of Public Health and Environment.
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. 2017 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). 2017 data, all patients. Nurse staffing information also provided. Consumers may need to use the Chrome browser only, to see the hospital information. cohospitalquality.org
Find out the volume of deliveries and rate of Cesarean Sections at each Florida hospital from 2000 to 2018. Overall FL statewide average rate declined slightly to 37% of deliveries (2018). This compares to the statewide Cesarean rate in 2000 of 26.3%. Over 80,000 C-Sections in Florida. About 25 hospitals had C-Section rates over 40%. The highest rate was over 62% of births by C-Section, at Kendall Regional Hospital in Miami-Dade. The largest number of C-Sections (5500) were performed at Arnold Palmer Medical Center, where the rate was over 39%. Excel file data updated June 2019 by Floridahealthfinder.gov
Compare Florida inpatient hospital ratings on patient satisfaction, how many procedures they do each year and infections. Search by condition to find volume (number of hospitalizations) and length of stay, 2017-2018 data. State inspection reports are also shown on each hospital’s individual page. Find average statewide charge, and range of charges (price range) for each condition, with prices dating back to 2016. 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. Click on the hospital name to additional information about the hospital. Hysterectomy listed under Women’s Health instead of Surgery. Florida no longer provides hospital-specific price ranges or readmission rates. FloridaHealthFinder.gov, updated 2019.
Recent inspection reports for all types of healthcare facilities 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 2019
Find Georgia healthcare facility Inspection Reports through the Georgia Department of Community Health. Use the map program called GaMap2Care to locate any state-licensed, registered or certified health facility (including ESRD) or assisted living personal care homes in GA. 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; 2019 and past winners are listed.
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 arthroscopy priced at over $33,000 average in IL, bunionectomy [which had a statewide list price nearing $20,000], 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 2019, using 2017 prices and 2018 quality data
Indiana Medical Error Reporting System final report for 2017 summarizes 110 reportable events in hospitals and outpatient surgery centers in 2017. Five (5) of 110 events occurred at ambulatory surgery centers. Adverse Events such as leaving a foreign object inside a patient after surgery, operating on the wrong body part, (remarkably, these avoidable surgical errors still happen) 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 289-page pdf file called Data Tables. IU Health and St. Vincent in Indianapolis, Baptist Health Floyd (New Albany) and Methodist in Gary, IN had the greatest number of adverse reportable events in 2017. Market share data included. Published by IN State Dept. of Health (ISDH, in.gov) October 2018.
IN hospital accreditation status and who it’s accredited by; state inspection surveys, substantiated complaints, list of services, number of employees at the time of the survey. See one hospital at a time. Scroll to see the results of the last full state licensure survey, which generally say more than a complaint type survey. You might be surprised at what you may find. Indiana State Dept. of Health
Compare Iowa hospitals on a few quality measures, patient safety (including deaths of patients who were unlikely to die during hospitalization); surgical care, complications and deaths; infection prevention, utilization measures and more. Interactive report only. Iowa Report by the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (based in Des Moines, IA) uses 2014-2015 data, and some measures are current to 2017.
Find range of charges (low price and high price) 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 (2017). LA Hospital Inform is sponsored by the Louisiana Hospital Association; Price ranges from 2017 (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, which is the most recent available. Partners include Maine Health Management Coalition, DHSS, Maine Quality Counts, & Muskie School of Public Service
Compare Maryland hospital quality ratings. 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 2016-2017 data, pub. by MD Health Care Commission (MHCC)
Massachusetts 2018 Serious Reportable Events shows surgical mistakes, pressure ulcers (bedsores), or serious injury or death after a fall or medication error, and other mishaps in MA acute care hospitals, non-acute hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Wrong site surgery (e.g. operating on the wrong body part) or wrong surgery occurred during 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Eye Surgery & Laser Center-West, Cataract & Laser Center Associates and North Shore, East Bay Surgery Center, Beth Israel Deaconess (Plymouth, Milton and East), Boston Children’s, Brigham & Women’s Faulkner, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Cape Cod Hospital, Fairview, Harrington Memorial, Holy Family, Lahey Clinic, Lawrence General, Lowell General Hospital, Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary, Mercy Medical Center Campus, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Southcoast Hospital Group (Charlton and St. Luke’s) and St. Vincent Hospital. Of the 171 Stage 3 & 4 pressure ulcers on acute care patients in 2018, 130 occurred at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. In non-acute hospitals, more than half of the reportable events were serious injury or death after a fall. Hebrew Rehabilitation Center reported 32 serious falls. Excel files only; PDF no longer available. From Mass.gov Health and Human Services
Find infection rates for Massachusetts hospitals in 2018. Ratings are shown for employee influenza vaccination rates, and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) in MA hospitals, with trends back to 2015. Infection rates for hip, knee, hysterectomy, CABG and colon surgery are listed, along with volume of cases. Choose the Interactive HAI Map to see ratings for each individual hospital. Published by Mass. Health and Human Services, July 2019.
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, blood clot prevention, COPD, hip and knee replacement surgery, and common types of infections for all patients. Data presented through 2017.
Compare Massachusetts hospitals on readmission rates. Latest available results are for MA state fiscal year 2017, when it averaged 16.1% statewide. Most readmissions occurred within two weeks of the hospital discharge, and over 80% were readmitted to the same hospital. Statewide, highest number of returns to the hospital inpatient unit were for heart failure, septicemia and COPD. Results are shown for many individual illnesses and conditions. Each hospital has a detailed report. Report by CHIA, the Center for Healthcare Information and Analysis, a state government agency, March 2019
Massachusetts Hospital Association website presents each hospital’s unit-by-unit staffing plans budgeted for 2019, by shift, and actual staffing for fiscal year 2018 (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 2017
Find Michigan hospital ratings at verifyMIcare.org. 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 such as c-sections, 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. Most data are from 2018-2019; some are older. Click on the checkmark (or plus or minus signs) to see the dates, which are otherwise hidden. Patient satisfaction and experience ratings are also shown for 2017-2018. The updated web site was redesigned in January 2018.
Report of 384 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 2017 and Oct. 2018. There were 118 serious injuries and 11 deaths. View facility-specific data in the 109-pg pdf (near end of the report). Adverse Events in the 2019 report came from about 77 hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers. Report by MN Department of Health March 2019
Three types of hospital-acquired infections – Central Line Associated Bloodstream (CLAB) Infections and Surgical Site Infection (SSI) rate 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 2017 data. Click on Infection Reporting Data to search
Click on Find a Hospital, then Pricing Data to find the price (median charge) for common inpatient medical conditions and surgeries at Missouri (MO) hospitals. Range of charges, average length of stay, and number of cases per year shown. Childbirth, maternity, mental health, hip and knee surgery, heart care, etc. Must know the general body system (such as musculoskeletal) in order to search inpatient prices. Emergency department (ER Emergency Room) base prices are separately shown by level. In Missouri, more than half of the ER visits were at the highest possible levels 4 and 5 (high severity). Median charges for Level 4 were $3538 and for Level 5 the median price was $6498, Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018 data. Level 3 (moderate severity & moderately complex case) median charge was $1409. Prices shown for 2017-2018. Hospital Quality data for 2018 also shown at this site. Compare hospitals on infections, readmissions, falls, and other patient safety results. Editor’s Pick for putting all of this information in one place and timely reporting on quality. Published by Missouri Hospital Association
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 2016-2017 data (some data older, to 2015). 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 or more hospitals side-by-side. Volume levels for certain procedures are given, but questionably labeled to read that lower volume is better.
Compare NJ hospitals on 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, using older data from 2014. Mortality ratings for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, and CABG are also shown, (2017, or older). Patient Safety Indicators and Infections reports use 2017 data. Some outpatient measures are included. NJ Dept. of Health prepares the NJ Hospital Quality Assessment.
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 (CLABSI) infections and c.diff. Consumer report is just 28 pages. Statewide, the New York hospital c. diff. infection rate decreased by 30% from 2015 to 2017. Data for 2017 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 October 2018
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 from somewhere between 2016 and 2018. Some measures (e.g. surgery complications and mortality) are older. Services include maternity, and volumes for some types of surgery (e.g. endoscopy, colonoscopy, hernia repair) and procedure counts for MRI, CT, cancer chemotherapy and psych evaluations. New York State Department of Health site NY Health Profiles. Select one hospital at a time. You can select hospitals to compare, to see performance measures side by side.
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. As an example, there were over 68,000 sepsis cases in Pennsylvania in 2016-2017, with an average mortality rate of 9.3%, and average charge close to $56,000; about 18% were readmitted. Symbols for Mortality ratings can be confusing – a higher mortality rating means worse survival. No orthopedic (hip or knee) surgery included. Data from Oct. 2016 to Sept. 2017, published by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), November 2018.
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 2016 and 2017. Published May 2018
Find Rhode Island Hospital Staffing Plans for 2019. Each hospital’s unit-by-unit staffing plans budgeted for 2019, by shift, and actual staffing for fiscal year 2018 (and prior years). Voluntarily posted nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. May be difficult for consumers to interpret to compare RI hospital performance, especially with all the different types of inpatient units. However, the Emergency Department information also includes average daily number of ER visits and whether they have services such as a Behavioral Health Counselor for every shift, or not. Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI) PatientCareLink; click on Staffing Plans & Reports. PatientCareLink is a joint venture of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), Organization of Nurse Leaders of MA, RI, NH, CT, VT (ONL), and Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI).
Compare surgical site infection rates at SC hospitals for colon surgery, hysterectomy (abdominal), hip and knee replacements, and heart bypass (CABG), 2017 data. Central line infections in hospital ICUs, c. difficile and MRSA also shown; compare hospitals for each type of infection. Provided by South Carolina state Department of Health (DHEC)
Compare Inpatient Care ratings for Texas hospitals. Sixteen (16) 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). 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. Updated with 2016 data
Compare Utah (UT) hospital inpatient quality ratings for heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia care, 2014-2017 data. Patient satisfaction and infection ratings use 2017-2018 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
Compare patient experience ratings and overall star quality ratings by hospital name in Utah. Site appears to use the same ratings as HospitalCompare. Dates are not shown. Click on the hospital name to see the full, detailed report which includes quality measures for infections, heart care, surgery, colonoscopy, readmissions, maternity care, pneumonia care, stroke and more. Also shown is median hospital cost for maternity care (covers mother and baby charges). Utah statewide cost in 2011 to 2013 was about $11,000 to $12,000 (vaginal, depending on having an epidural, about $13,000 to $14,000 in 2019 dollars); about $15,000 for Cesarean delivery ($18,000 in 2019 dollars). Consumers can compare the old maternity prices by viewing the individual hospital report, and scrolling. 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. 2017-2018 data for quality; 2017 information on prices for some procedures, 2019 prices (through Sept. 30) for other services such as physician office visits. Published May 2019.
Compare WA hospital scores for Emergency Care (average 24 minutes before patients see a doctor or nurse), Surgical Infections (cardiac surgery, orthopedics, hysterectomy, colon); other infections (CLABSI, CAUTI); Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Stroke, Surgery (including hip and knee), readmissions and patient opinions. Mortality (survival) data for heart care and pneumonia. Consumers can find some of this information at the federal HospitalCompare site. Here all hospital ratings are side-by-side and are easier to see. Data periods may vary from the federal site. Most data are 2017 to 2018. View DATA GRID is an excellent way to see scores for all hospitals in the state quickly. Be sure to Expand Grid when you see that option. This website has been redesigned and is very easy to use and to read. Because of the expert redesign, we are giving the site the Editor’s Pick designation for 2019. Washington State Hospital Association
Washington Health Alliance’s 2018 Hospital Value Report lets consumers compare hospital ratings 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.
Wisconsin CheckPoint helps you compare hospital quality performance and patient satisfaction ratings for 127 hospitals in WI. Topics: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical post-op infections and complications, survival for hip, knee surgery, heart, vascular, other cardiac, colon surgery and hysterectomy; patient safety problems such as falls and pressure ulcers; readmissions; deaths data. See how many patients would definitely recommend the hospital. (Ratings are listed under Patient Experience.) Also compare hospitals on how many patients “understood their care when they left hospital”. Statewide, only 57% said they understood their care in 2017-2018. Six hospitals had fewer than half their patients understanding their care: Beloit Health, Holy Family Manitowoc, Ascension St. Francis, Mile Bluff Mauston, ThedaCare New London and Wild Rose Medical Centers.
Some rankings are shown by stars (one, two, or 3 stars) instead of numbers. Wisconsin Hospital Association makes quarterly updates. Even though the clinical topic list may be sketchy (such as Digestive), WHA receives Editor’s Pick for going beyond CMS measures, for showing all hospitals side-by-side, consumer ease in getting a free overall quality report for one hospital, staying current, and showing comparisons to the benchmark best in the state
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
Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) has now closed. In the past, consumers were able to 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. Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) merged with the Health Care Improvement Foundation in 2015 and closed in April 2019
Connecticut’s 2018 Adverse Event Summary shows event type and patient demographics in aggregate for the state (2017 events). Includes counts of falls with injury, surgery mistakes, pressure ulcers (bedsores), endoscopy perforations, medication errors, sexual abuse or assault of a patient or staff member, and other serious quality issues in CT. Nearly 1/4 of 351 adverse event reports in 2017 were from adult Medical unit locations; 17% in Medical ICU, 8% in Adult surgical units; 6% Psychiatric unit; just 4% in Operating Rooms (a substantial decline from the prior year). Over 80 percent of adverse events were either pressure ulcers (59%) or falls with injury (24%). Specific surgery centers and hospitals events are shown beginning on page 18
Compare all New Mexico hospitals on their numbers of infections for 2017. Three types of observed infections are compared to predicted, and report shows whether a hospital is significantly better or worse than predicted. Presbyterian Healthcare Services was significantly worse for ICU central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in 2017. Lovelace Medical Center was significantly better for non-ICU CLABSI infections. Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center rates were better for C.Diff. infections, while Gerald Champion Regional and Gila Regional medical centers were worse than predicted on C. Diff. University of NM Hospital was a better performer on MRSA (staph) infections. Staff influenza vaccination rates also shown and New Mexico hospitals typically fall short of the 90% goal. In 2016-2017’s flu season, only about 10 hospitals in the state met the national goal. Published by New Mexico Dept. of Health, July 2018.
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. 2018
Tennessee Reports on Healthcare Associated Infections to compare TN hospitals in how well they avoided healthcare associated infections in 2016. 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, December 2018