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Alabama Nursing Home Deficiencies, Assisted Living, Hospitals, Surgery Centers, Etc.

Find free reports on deficiencies for Alabama nursing homes, assisted living, outpatient surgery facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, end stage renal disease treatment (kidney dialysis) centers, rehab facilities and more. Shows facilities and organizations with terminated or probation licenses. Some Inspection reports may contain no deficiencies, but simply report a regulatory visit. Updated with 2022 survey results. Site by the AL Department of Public Health. Easy to use.

Arkansas Hospital Volumes, Prices, Quality Ratings – by name of hospital

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. No updates were made during 2020 or 2021. Medical inflation has been at least 11% since 2017.

California Hospital Quality: Survival Rates and Mortality Ratings 2019

Find and compare California hospital quality ratings for survival and mortality for 2019 (latest available). Find risk-adjusted mortality (death) rates for each CA hospital, and the number of inpatient cases in 2019, as well as the two prior years 2017 and 2018. California statewide mortality rate in 2019 for hip fracture was 1.6%, pneumonia 2.8%, PCI (angioplasty) 3.8%, heart attack (AMI) 5.6%, heart failure 2.7%, stroke 8.7%, GI hemorrhage (bleed) 2.5%, pancreatic resection 2.1%, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and other procedures. Report by CA Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (oshpd) shows whether hospitals were similar to state average, or significantly better or significantly worse survival rates; published July 2021. Small font size.

California Penalties for Hospitals (2018)

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 2018 and older only. It’s unclear why there have been no updates as of August 2021.

California: CalHospitalCompare.org – Hospital Quality Ratings & Patient Satisfaction

CalHospitalCompare shows California hospital quality ratings for cancer surgery, heart care, hip and knee, gallbladder infections, 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 2018-2020 data. Number of cancer cases is labeled as both 2014 and 2019, which is confusing. 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.

Colorado Health Facilities & Home Health – Complaints, Occurrences, Surveys

The Colorado Health Facilities site 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, hospice and home health agencies, nursing homes, assisted living residences, ambulatory surgery centers, birth centers, dialysis clinics, outpatient physical therapy, adult day programs, community mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, portable x-ray services, and more. State government website by the CO Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

Colorado Hospital & Ambulatory Surgery Infection Rates 2020

Find Infection Rates for Colorado hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery facilities, and outpatient dialysis centers, 2020. 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. 2020 data published in July 2021. Kudos to Colorado for getting a recent report out, despite the pandemic.

Florida Hospital C-Section Rates and Delivery Volumes

Find out the volume of deliveries and rate of Cesarean Sections at each Florida hospital from 2000 to 2019. Overall FL statewide average rate declined slightly to 37.4% of deliveries (2019). This compares to the statewide Cesarean rate in 2010 of 38.8%. Over 79,000 C-Sections in Florida. About 25 hospitals had C-Section rates over 40%. The largest number of C-Sections (5,018) were performed at Arnold Palmer Medical Center in Orange County, where the rate was over 37%. Excel file data was last updated August 2020 by Floridahealthfinder.gov

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.

Florida Inspection Reports – All health facilities, 2022

Look up 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 2022

Georgia – Hospital, nursing home, home health inspection reports

Find Georgia Inspection Reports for hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice, and all other types of healthcare facilities. Reports are for 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 from the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH). Limited comparative information. Inspection violation reports are available for nursing homes, hospitals and other health services. Redesigned site in 2020 is easier to use.

Georgia Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Awards

List of hospitals from Georgia Hospital Association that recently received awards for specific program improvements to increase quality or safety. No data, just names of hospitals and program title for which the award was given; 2021 and past winners are listed.

Illinois Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center Ratings and Prices (IDPH)

Illinois hospital and ambulatory surgery center ratings and prices, from IDPH. Compare IL hospitals on patient satisfaction ratings; heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention, knee arthroscopy, cardiac surgery, safety measures, infection rates, some survival information, more. See volume and 2019-2020 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 $42,000 average in IL), bunionectomy (which had a statewide list price at $23, 374), hernia repair ($24,600), colonoscopy ($7,400), lens, lumpectomy, tonsillectomy (almost $15,000). Prices may be found under the SERVICES tab after you select the hospital or facility. May get a full report for one hospital or ambulatory surgery center at a time, or one measure at a time for multiple facilities 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 with 2018-2020 prices, 2019 and 2020 quality data, and 2019 patient satisfaction scores. Add medical inflation costs of at least 7%.

Indiana Hospital Consumer Reports and Complaints

Find complaints and other consumer reports for Indiana hospitals. Reports show hospital accreditation status and who the hospital is 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. Annual surveys generally say more than a complaint-type survey. You might be surprised at what you may find.  Indiana State Dept. of Health, updated 2022.

Iowa Hospital Quality, Safety and Utilization Ratings

Find Iowa hospital ratings on quality, safety and satisfaction. Compare hospitals on a few quality measures, patient safety; surgical care, complications and deaths; infection prevention, and patient satisfaction. Interactive report only, often hard to read. IHC Iowa Report by the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (based in Des Moines, IA) uses 2018 and 2019 quality data, and 2018-2019 data for patient satisfaction. Newer, more recent information may be available at Hospital Compare.

Louisiana Hospital Ratings and Prices – LA Hospital Inform

Louisiana Hospital Ratings and Prices from lahospitalinform.org. The most recent outpatient and inpatient costs at this site are from 2019; consumers could add minimum 5% medical inflation to translate to 2021 dollars. Medicare patients only, therefore childbirth delivery, C-section and newborn average costs are not included. Compare hospitals on number of cases and range of charges (low price and high price only) for Medicare patients at LA hospitals, both inpatient and outpatient. Find hip or knee surgery price range, 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 heart tests such as cardiac cath, heart imaging, pacemaker; CAT scan or CT angiography; GI endoscopy, mental health, general surgery, chest x-ray, MRI, more. Quality tab shows volumes for each procedure and old scores from Hospital Compare (federal government site). LA Hospital Inform is sponsored by the Louisiana Hospital Association.

Maryland Hospital Quality Ratings (MHCC)

Compare Maryland hospital quality ratings. Overall patient reviews (consumer satisfaction), quality and safety ratings for people hospitalized in Maryland. Topics include different types of infections, emergency department (ER) waiting time, heart conditions, pneumonia, COPD, hip and knee surgery, imaging, stroke, maternity and newborn care, surgery infections for hysterectomy, colon surgery and more. Search by condition or procedure might be the most helpful. Actual hospital scores are shown, but the dates are not. Also unclear what the definitions and dates are, for the national comparisons. Published by MD Health Care Commission (MHCC). Other than knowing how old the data used in the quality measures are, this might be the best state-based rating of hospitals in the US. Updated 2022.

Massachusetts – Serious Reportable Events in Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers, 2019

Massachusetts 2019 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) occurred during 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital (9 incidents), 23 other hospitals, and 2 ambulatory surgery centers. Of the 497 Stage 3 & 4 pressure ulcers on acute care patients in 2019, 109 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 (both locations) and Tewksbury Hospital each reported more than 15 serious falls. Excel files only. From Mass.gov Health and Human Services, November 2020.

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.

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.

Massachusetts Hospital Readmissions

Compare Massachusetts hospitals on readmission rates. Latest available results are for MA state fiscal year 2017, when it averaged 16.1% statewide. Data are fairly old. 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 Staffing Plans 2020

Massachusetts Hospital Association website presents each hospital’s unit-by-unit staffing plans budgeted for 2020, by shift, and actual staffing for fiscal year 2019 (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. In addition, the pandemic severely affected staffing in both 2020 and 2021. 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 and Reports. No updates made for 2021 or 2022.

Michigan Hospital Ratings: VerifyMIcare.org

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 quality ratings reflect data from 2019-2020. Must 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 2018-2019.

Minnesota – Adverse Health Events in MN Hospitals & Ambulatory Surgery Ctrs

Report of adverse health events that happened in Minnesota hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and behavioral health hospitals. Examples of these Never Events are pressure ulcers (bedsores) that resulted in a patient’s death or serious injury; falls; a foreign object left in during surgery, or operating on the wrong patient or wrong body part. They were reported between October 2019 and Oct. 2020. There were a number of serious injuries and deaths. This year, MN reports only for each facility and doesn’t tally the total for the state. Minnesota law requires the events to be reported. View facility-specific data in the interactive database. Adverse Events in the 2021 report came from about 60 hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Report by MN Department of Health May 2021.

Missouri Hospital ER Cost and Inpatient Prices and Quality – Compare Hospitals Editor's Pick

Missouri hospital ER prices, inpatient cost and quality ratings. To compare hospital costs, click on Find a Hospital, then Pricing Data to find the average 2021 price (median charge) for common inpatient medical conditions and surgeries at Missouri (MO) hospitals. In addition, if you click on the arrow to expand, you will find a 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) visit costs are shown separately by “level”. In Missouri, nearly 2/3 of the ER visits were at Levels 3 and 4. Median charge for Level 3 ER visit in 2021 (the most common, moderate severity & moderately complex case) was $1,746. This was 7.6% higher than last year. The second most common ER visit was Level 4 (high severity), had an average cost of $4,435, up almost 7% from 2020. The highest possible Level 5 visit cost $7,748 on average, up 9% from 2020. Just 11% of ER patients were classified as Level 1 or 2; the median prices for these low level visits were $541 and $880 respectively. Average prices shown for 2021. We assume these average costs reflect base price only, without “extra” test costs, and possibly without physician fees. Such information was not readily available at the site. The cost numbers are “sticker price”, not what insurance pays after discounts. Hospital “self-pay discounts” (e.g., 30% or 40% discount off the full charges) are listed at the site. Hospital Quality data 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 and costs. Published by the Missouri Hospital Association.

Nevada Hospital Ratings and Patient Satisfaction Scores

Compare Nevada hospital ratings and patient satisfaction scores. NV hospital performance ratings on Emergency care, mortality for Heart care, pneumonia, stroke, and COPD; infections, adverse events (mistakes), plus patient opinion ratings. Shows 2019-2020 data (some data may be as much as 4 years old, however). Click on the green “ABOUT” button on each measure to see how old the ratings are, for each measure. Some measures may be the same as at CMS Hospital Compare website, but dates may vary. Consumers may view 3 or more hospitals side-by-side. Nevada Hospital Association website.

New Jersey Hospital Quality Assessment – heart, pneumonia, infections

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. Mortality ratings for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, and CABG are also shown. Patient Safety Indicators, Infections, and most other reports use 2020 or 2019 quality assessment data. Some outpatient measures are included. NJ Dept. of Health prepares the NJ Hospital Quality Assessment.

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.

New York State Hospital Quality Ratings – health.ny.gov

Find hospital ratings on quality in New York state. Select NY hospitals to compare in care areas like maternity, emergency department waiting time, post-op complications, cardiac, patient satisfaction, readmissions, death rates or infection prevention. Data are pretty old and very hard to find (hover over the hospital’s score, or see the dates on the Printable Page). Most data are from somewhere between 2017 and 2020. Patient satisfaction, if reported, reflects 2020 scores. Services include maternity (2017 scores) and volumes for some types of surgery (e.g. endoscopy, colonoscopy, hernia repair) and procedure counts for MRI, CT, cancer chemotherapy and psych evaluations. Many measures (e.g. surgery complications and mortality) and volume data go back to 2017. New York State Department of Health (health.ny.gov) site NY Health Profiles. You can select hospitals to compare, to see performance measures side by side.

Pennsylvania Hospital Performance Report 2019 | PHC4 Editor's Pick

Find hospital performance reports in Pennsylvania for 2019, through PHC4. Compare PA hospitals on Mortality Rating (relative survival rate), Average Charge (price), and Readmission rates. Sixteen (16) conditions in the reports include heart failure, abnormal heartbeat, heart attack, angioplasty and stent, pneumonia, stroke, intestinal obstruction, COPD, diabetes, kidney failure, urinary tract infections, sepsis, chest pain, and respiratory failure. Grouped by region. As an example, there were 70,000 sepsis cases in Pennsylvania in 2018-2019, with an average mortality rate of 8.7% (a great improvement from 5 years earlier), and an average charge nearly $63,000; about 18% were readmitted. There were 26 hospitals that had worse mortality than expected for sepsis; and 18 hospitals that had significantly lower mortality than expected. Symbols for Mortality ratings can be confusing – a higher mortality rating means worse survival.  Older reports may have laparoscopic gallbladder removal information. No orthopedic (hip or knee) surgery included. Data from Oct. 2018 to Sept. 2019, published by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), December 2020.

Rhode Island Hospital Staffing Plans

Find Rhode Island Hospital Staffing Plans for 2020. Each hospital’s unit-by-unit staffing plans budgeted for 2020, by shift, and actual staffing for fiscal year 2019 (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. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, staffing plans for 2020 and 2021 may not be that helpful. 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). As of Nov. 3, 2021, there were no 2021 updates or 2022 plans posted.

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.

Texas – Inpatient Care Ratings and Charges in Texas Hospitals

Compare Inpatient Care ratings and average charges for Texas hospitals. Fourteen (14) 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, esophageal resection, pancreatic resection, and carotid endarterectomy. Average inpatient charges for 2018 are also listed. In addition to this page, select “Patient Safety Indicators” from the drop-down menu under HOSPITALS, to find 7 more quality ratings. TX Dept. of State Health Services THCIC. Updated with 2018 data only, as of November 2021.

Texas Hospital Infections and Adverse Events

Find number of infections at Texas hospitals for the first half of 2019. Actual numbers are compared to predicted numbers (based on case mix) for CLABSI (Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection), and eight (8) types of surgical site infections (SSI): abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, carotid endarterectomy, colon surgery, hip prosthesis (replacement), knee replacement, abdominal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, and peripheral vascular bypass surgery. For example, Parkland Hospital in Dallas was listed as having more infections than the national baseline for abdominal hysterectomy, (13 actual vs. 5.6 predicted). 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 infection after shoulder surgery. Updated by the TX Department of State Health Services, October 2019. No updates as of August 1, 2021.

Texas Pediatric Hospital Ratings and Charges

Compare pediatric hospital ratings and charges in Texas for three types of quality measures. Numbers of cases in children’s hospitals and average charge (cost) for 2018. Pediatric quality indicators are from State of Texas Health Data, Texas Health Care Information Collection.

Vermont – 2021 Hospital Report Cards (Act 53)

Vermont 2021 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 2020 or 2021, depending on whether the hospital provided updated reports. Dates for other reports vary, usually up to 2019 data. Information on prices for some procedures, and services such as physician office visits also available. Published at healthvermont.gov July-August 2021.

Washington Hospital Quality Ratings and Satisfaction Levels, 2019-2021

Compare WA hospital quality ratings and scores for patient satisfaction (patient opinions); Surgical Infections (cardiac surgery, orthopedics, hysterectomy, colon); other infections (CLABSI, CAUTI); some maternity measures; Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Stroke, Surgery (including hip and knee complications), readmissions,  Mortality (survival) data for heart care and pneumonia; and more. Consumers can find some of this information at the federal Hospital Compare 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 calendar year 2019. Some Emergency Care measures (such as average 24 minutes before patients see a doctor or nurse) reflect older data (2017-2018), since this measure is no longer used. Click on “More Info” to see scores for all hospitals in the state quickly. This website is very easy to use and to read. No updates as of April 2022. Washington State Hospital Association site.

Washington State Ratings for Hospital Value

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:

  • EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Kirkland
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Vancouver
  • Swedish Issaquah, Issaquah

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. The report is somewhat dated.

Wisconsin CheckPoint – Hospital Ratings and Patient Opinions Editor's Pick

Wisconsin CheckPoint helps you compare hospital quality performance and patient opinion ratings for 127 hospitals in WI. Topics: Birth and C-Section delivery, infections, readmissions; deaths (mortality) data, patient satisfaction, patient safety. Many conditions are rated, such as heart attack, heart failure, CABG and PTCA; pneumonia, surgical post-op infections, hip and knee surgery, vascular, colon surgery and hysterectomy; COPD, pneumonia; patient safety problems such as falls and pressure ulcers. 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 58% said they understood their care in 2019, up just one point from last report. Six hospitals had fewer than half their patients understanding their care: Marshfield Medical Center at Neillsville, Beloit Health System, Ascension St. Francis in Milwaukee, Holy Family in Manitowoc, Reedsburg Medical Center, and Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee. Statewide, 27 hospitals significantly under-performed (one-star) on this measure compared to the state average. Congratulations goes to Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington, for achieving 100% healthcare staff influenza vaccination during the 2020-2021 season. At the other end of the spectrum, Hudson Hospital & Clinic came in at an abysmal and embarrassing 59% staff vaccination rate. Nine other hospitals may have been in that low range also, since they chose not to publicly report.

Rankings are shown by stars (one, two, or 3 stars), and consumers can switch to numbers by clicking ‘Show Rates”. Many individual measures reflect a full year 2020 ratings or 2020-2021 scores. Long-term trends lines are shown for each hospital, measure by measure, and the number of cases for that illness or surgery. Wisconsin Hospital Association makes quarterly updates. 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. Updated 2021.

Colorado Hospital Quality Ratings, Report Card

Find hospital ratings and report card on quality in Colorado. Click on View Report Card Website. 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). Most measures show 2020 data. Search by hospital, or select Denver, or one of four other regions. Number of falls are in nursing-sensitive measures. Some year-to-date 2022 data. Report Card website by the Colorado Hospital Association at cha.com and cohospitalquality.org. Updated 2022. Reports on infections have been moved to the CO state website. Note: the Mozilla browser may not work for some users. Here is an alternate link for the site.

Indiana Hospital & Ambulatory Surgery Center Medical Errors 2018

Find medical errors for Indiana hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in 2018. The Indiana Medical Error Reporting System (MERS) final report summarizes 134 reportable events in hospitals and outpatient surgery centers in 2018. Eight (8) of 134 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 285-page pdf file called Data Tables. IU Health and St. Vincent in Indianapolis, Methodist in Gary, Reid in Richmond, and St. Joseph in Ft. Wayne, IN had the greatest number of adverse reportable events in 2018. Market share data included. Published by IN State Dept. of Health (ISDH, in.gov) December 2019. No updates available as of July 8, 2022.

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.

Pennsylvania Total Hip and Knee Replacements Cost and Quality

Pennsylvania Total Hip and Knee Replacements Cost and Quality. 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 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. Consumers may wish to add about 22% medical inflation to translate to 2020 dollars. Separately, consumers can find surgeon volume and what Medicare paid (less than 25% of the average charge) in 2012. The orthopedic reports by PHC4 are quite dated.

Rhode Island Hospital Ratings 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. However, most data from 2016 and 2017, published May 2018, and therefore out of date. No update available from Rhode Island Dept. of Health as of Aug. 13, 2021, but only a link to the federal Care Compare site.

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Connecticut – Adverse Event Summary for State, Oct 2019 (pdf)

Connecticut’s 2019 Adverse Event Summary shows event type and patient demographics in aggregate for the state (2018 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. Over 1/3 of 376 adverse event reports in 2018 were from adult Medical unit locations; 12% in Medical ICU, 6% in Adult or Ambulatory surgical units; 7% Psychiatric unit; 7% in Operating Rooms. Eighty (80) percent of adverse events were either pressure ulcers (52%) or falls with injury (28%). Specific surgery centers and hospitals events are shown beginning on page 19.

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.

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. Published by New Mexico Dept. of Health, July 2019. No updates as of August 1, 2021.

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).

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 2017 and 2018. 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 (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. See Tables 51, 53 and 55 for a quick view of all hospitals at once for 2018. Healthcare worker vaccination rates for influenza (2018-2019 flu season) are also covered in the report. Published by Tenn Dept of Health, September 2019. No updates as of August 1, 2021. TN still labels their 2-year old reports as “new”.

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