2015 Hospital Report Card

2015 Hospital Report Card
This report provides comparative data about Vermont hospital quality, patient satisfaction, pricing and financial information. In addition, it provides information about Springfield Hospital’s quality improvement initiatives, strategic initiatives, governance, and process for filing a complaint. To view this information, click on any of the topics below.

HOSPITAL QUALITY – RATINGS FOR THE PUBLIC

Explore Hospital Quality Ratings And Data. You can get a “snapshot” of quality of Vermont hospitals by looking at the following aspects of healthcare:

Deaths and Readmissions:
• How each hospital’s performance on the readmission and death (mortality) measures compares to the national rate.

Patients’ Experiences:
• How recently-discharged patients responded to a national survey about their hospital experience. For example, how well did a hospital’s doctors and nurses communicate with patients and manage their pain?

Timely and Effective Care:
• How often and quickly each hospital gives recommended treatments for certain conditions like heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia. This section also explores how facilities follow best practices to prevent surgical complications for common procedures.

HEALTHCARE-ACQUIRED INFECTION (HAI)

This section provides information on infections that occur while the patient is in the hospital. Many healthcare-associated infections can be prevented when the hospitals use CDC-Recommended Infection Control Steps.

•  Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection
•  Infection Following Abdominal Hysterectomy Surgery
•  Infection Following Hip Replacement Surgery
•  Infection Following Knee Replacement Surgery

NURSE STAFFING INFORMATION

Nursing Care Hours Per Patient Days  refers to the number of hours of nursing care provided on a hospital unit, compared to the number of patients on that unit during a 24-hour period. A higher number may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

FINANCIAL AND PRICING INFORMATION

This Section provides information on Springfield Hospital’s:

•  Budget summary
•  Financial information and benchmarks
•  Cost shift information
•  Hospital spending
•  Top 25 inpatient admissions and outpatient procedures and their hospital charges
•  Physician and hospital charges for common outpatient diagnostic procedures and visits

See Springfield Hospital’s Discount And Free Care Policy.

All Vermont Community Hospitals

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