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Geisinger-Community Medical Center

1800 Mulberry Street

Scranton, PA 18510-2375

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Appropriate Care

Appropriate Care Measures Indicates how often patients received all recommended treatments for their clinical condition.
The column highlighted in yellow is the benchmark to which the hospital is compared. Click other column headers to change the comparison.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Rate PA Top 25% PA Top 10%
Overall Appropriate Care      96% 94% 97% 98%
   Heart Attack Care      98% 98% 100% 100%
   Heart Failure Care      96% 96% 100% 100%
   Pneumonia Care      98% 97% 100% 100%
   Surgical Care      91% 96% 98% 100%
   Preventive Care      98% 92% 98% 100%
   Stroke Care      99% 88% 97% 100%
   Venous Thromboembolism Care      95% 91% 97% 99%

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Average    
Urinary Tract Infections (Catheter Associated)      Significantly lower than state infection rate
Bloodstream Infections (Central Line Associated)      Not significantly different than state infection rate

Heart Attack

Process Measures Measures how often hospitals are performing recommended tasks.
The column highlighted in yellow is the benchmark to which the Hospital is compared. Click other column headers to change the comparison.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Aspirin on Arrival      99% 99% 99% 100%
Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge      100% 99% 99% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      98% 97% 97% 100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge      100% 99% 99% 100%
PCI within 90 Minutes      94% 96% 96% 100%
Statin Prescribed at Discharge      99% 98% 98% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Mortality for Heart Attack Patients      15.0 % 14.3 % No different than U.S. National Rate
CABG Mortality      1.2 % 1.5 % No different than U.S. National Rate

System Measures Measures reflect the way in which whole "systems" of care (hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes, etc.) work. As a result, these measures may or may not be specifically indicative of Hospital quality.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Average US Average  
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Attack Patients      17% 18% 18%  

Heart Failure

Process Measures Measures how often hospitals are performing recommended tasks.
The column highlighted in yellow is the benchmark to which the Hospital is compared. Click other column headers to change the comparison.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Discharge Instructions      89% 95% 95% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      97% 97% 97% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Mortality for Heart Failure Patients      12.6 % 11.2 % No different than U.S. National Rate

System Measures Measures reflect the way in which whole "systems" of care (hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes, etc.) work. As a result, these measures may or may not be specifically indicative of Hospital quality.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Average US Average  
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Failure Patients      20% 23% 23%  

Pneumonia

Process Measures Measures how often hospitals are performing recommended tasks.
The column highlighted in yellow is the benchmark to which the Hospital is compared. Click other column headers to change the comparison.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pneumococcal Vaccination      97% 97% 96% 100%
Blood Culture within First 24 hours (ICU)      96% 98% 98% 100%
Blood Culture prior to First Antibiotic      99% 98% 98% 100%
Initial Antibiotic within 6 Hours      92% 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection      97% 96% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for ICU Patients      85% 92% 89% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for Non-ICU Patients      99% 97% 97% 100%
Influenza Vaccination      98% 95% 94% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Mortality for Pneumonia Patients      11.0 % 11.5 % No different than U.S. National Rate

System Measures Measures reflect the way in which whole "systems" of care (hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes, etc.) work. As a result, these measures may or may not be specifically indicative of Hospital quality.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Average US Average  
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Pneumonia Patients      17% 18% 18%  

Surgical Care and Infection Prevention

Process Measures Measures how often hospitals are performing recommended tasks.
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  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Beta Blocker during the Perioperative Period      99% 98% 98% 100%
Prophylactic Antibiotic within 1 hour of incision      [ + ] 99% 99% 99% 100%
Appropriate Antibiotic      [ + ] 100% 99% 99% 100%
Prophylactic Antibiotic Discontinued within 24 hours      [ + ] 98% 98% 98% 100%
Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6 A.M. Postoperative Blood Glucose      100% 97% 97% 100%
Urinary Catheter Removal within Two Days of Surgery      95% 98% 98% 100%
Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management      100% 100% 100% 100%
VTE Ordered prior to Surgery      99% 99% 98% 100%
VTE Received within 24 Hours of Surgery      99% 99% 98% 100%

Consumer Assessment

Patient Experience Measures Measures various aspects of patients’ experiences during their hospital stay.
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  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Avg US Avg Top 10% Nationally
Doctor Communication      77% 80% 82% 89%
Nurse Communication      76% 79% 79% 85%
Responsiveness of Hospital Staff      62% 67% 68% 79%
Pain Well Controlled      67% 70% 71% 77%
Medicine Explained by Staff      59% 63% 64% 72%
Room and Bathroom Kept Clean      70% 73% 73% 84%
Room Quiet at Night      54% 54% 61% 74%
Provided Discharge Information      83% 86% 85% 90%
Hospital Rating      58% 69% 71% 82%
Hospital Recommendation      61% 70% 71% 83%

Prevention

Process Measures Measures how often hospitals are performing recommended tasks.
The column highlighted in yellow is the benchmark to which the Hospital is compared. Click other column headers to change the comparison.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pnuemococcal Immunization      97% 92% 92% 99%
Influenza Immunization      98% 91% 90% 99%

Emergency Department

System Measures Measures reflect the way in which whole "systems" of care (hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes, etc.) work. As a result, these measures may or may not be specifically indicative of Hospital quality.

Emergency Department (ED) Measures Display how timely and effective the care in a hospital's emergency department is delivered. Measures which show ED timeliness of care are displayed as an average in minutes, and thus may not reflect daily fluctuations of ED care. For these measures, a lower score in better. Please note that all ED measures are based on a limited sample each quarter and do not reflect the median score of all ED patients.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Average US Average  
Time from Emergency Department (ED) Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted Patients      464 Minutes 276 Minutes 274 Minutes  
Time from Admit Decision to Departure Time from the Emergency Department (ED) for Admitted Patients      300 Minutes 104 Minutes 98 Minutes  
Median Time From ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients      179 Minutes 125 Minutes 134 Minutes  
Door to Diagnostic Evaluation by a Qualified Medical Professional      32 Minutes 26 Minutes 26 Minutes  
ED-Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture      74 Minutes 58 Minutes 57 Minutes  
ED-Patient Left Without Being Seen      1% 1% 2%  

Efficiency

System Measures Measures reflect the way in which whole "systems" of care (hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes, etc.) work. As a result, these measures may or may not be specifically indicative of Hospital quality.

Medicare Payment Measures how much money is spent on patients compared to the national average for costs incurred before, during, or after hospitalization.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Average US Average  
Medicare Spending per Beneficiary      MEDICARE SPENDING IS 10% HIGHER THAN AVERAGE

*These PA and US rates are case-weighted averages, which are calculated by dividing the total number of patients/cases that meet the received the recommended care according to the measure’s criteria by the total number of patients/cases that are eligible to be counted based on the measure’s inclusion criteria for all facilities included in the specified Hospital population.

**The Hospital 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 Hospital’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.