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The PHCQA Performance & Progress Report on hosptial quality

Hospitals 25 miles or less from: Zip Code 19464 20 Hospitals Found

Healthcare-associated infections(HAI) are infections that begin in a hospital or other healthcare facility. Healthcare-associated infections occur in all areas of healthcare, although the prevalence of these infections tends to differ depending on the type of care being delivered and individual patient characteristics. Among the more common HAIs are those associated with medical interventions, such as surgical procedures or use of devices (urinary catheters and intravenous catheters [i.e., central lines]).

Healthcare-associated infections are one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. It is estimated that 1.7 million Americans get a healthcare-associated infection and over 90,000 people die as a result of these infections every year. Although in the past HAIs were considered an unintended consequence of increasingly complex healthcare, it is now recognized that they are neither inevitable nor expected. Many HAI types have well established prevention strategies that have been scientifically demonstrated to produce declines in their incidence if the measures are properly, systematically, and continuously used. (Source: CDC and PA Department of Health)

This rating indicates whether the number of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) that occur within 48 hours of a catheter being inserted is greater than, less than or equal to the expected number of infections. (PA Department of Health)

Why Is This Important    Additional Clinical Information

Urinary Tract Infections (Catheter Associated)
Q1 2012 - Q4 2012 Results *

Brandywine Hospital Significantly higher than state infection rate  
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Not significantly different than state infection rate  
Grand View Hospital Not significantly different than state infection rate  
Lansdale Hospital Not significantly different than state infection rate  
Lehigh Valley Hospital Significantly higher than state infection rate  
Main Line Hospital Bryn Mawr Not significantly different than state infection rate  
Main Line Hospital Paoli Not significantly different than state infection rate  
Mercy Suburban Hospital Not significantly different than state infection rate  
Montgomery Hospital Medical Center N/A  
Phoenixville Hospital Not significantly different than state infection rate  
Physicians Care Surgical Center Not significantly different than state infection rate  
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Not significantly different than state infection rate  
Reading Hospital & Medical Center Significantly lower than state infection rate  
St. Joseph Medical Center Not significantly different than state infection rate  
St. Luke's Allentown Campus Not significantly different than state infection rate  
St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital Not significantly different than state infection rate  
Surgical Institute of Reading Significantly higher than state infection rate  
The Chester County Hospital and Health System Significantly higher than state infection rate  
VA Medical Center Coatesville N/A  
Westfield Hospital Not significantly different than state infection rate  

*The Hospitals quality measures reported on this website come from a variety of sources using several data collection processes and update schedules. While the PHCQA website contains the most recent publicly available information, the time periods represented by these data range from 6 to 24 months old. Caution should be used when drawing conclusions from these data as a Hospitals’s performance may have changed significantly since the data was collected and reported. The PHCQA recommends you contact the hospital directly to obtain the most recent performance data.