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Geisinger-Community Medical Center

1800 Mulberry Street

Scranton, PA 18510-2375

www.geisinger.org

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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      95% 95% 98% 100%
   Heart Attack Care      N/A 96% 100% 100%
   Heart Failure Care      N/A 95% 100% 100%
   Pneumonia Care      N/A 89% 100% 100%
   Surgical Care      N/A 95% 99% 99%
   Preventive Care      N/A 90% 96% 98%
   Stroke Care      97% 93% 100% 100%
   Venous Thromboembolism Care      95% 95% 98% 100%

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Average    
Urinary Tract Infections (Catheter Associated)      Not significantly different 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      99% 100% 99% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      98% 97% 97% 100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge      100% 99% 99% 100%
PCI within 90 Minutes      98% 96% 96% 100%
Statin Prescribed at Discharge      99% 99% 99% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Attack Patients      13.7 % 13.7 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Attack Patients      18.3 % 17.2 % No different than U.S. National Rate
CABG Death Rate      1.2 % 1.5 %    

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      N/A 83% 92% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      99% 98% 97% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Failure Patients      12.3 % 11.3 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Failure Patients      22.4 % 21.9 % No different than U.S. National Rate

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)      100% 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      99% 97% 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 Death Rate for Pneumonia Patients      10.9 % 11.1 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Pneumonia Patients      16.8 % 16.9 % No different than U.S. National Rate

Stroke

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
Blood Clot Prevention      96% 98% 97% 100%
Discharged on Medication to Prevent Complications      100% 100% 99% 100%
Stroke Patients with Irregular Heartbeat Prescribed Blood Thinner      100% 98% 97% 100%
Clot Buster Given within 3 Hours of Symptoms      97% 81% 81% 100%
Prescribed Medicine to Prevent Complications within 2 Days of Arrival      100% 99% 98% 100%
Discharged on Statin      100% 98% 97% 100%
Stroke Education      98% 95% 94% 100%
Assessed for Rehabilitation      100% 99% 98% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Geisinger-Community Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Stroke Patients      15.4 % 14.3 % No different than U.S. National Rate

Surgical Care and Infection 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
Beta Blocker during the Perioperative Period      98% 99% 98% 100%
Prophylactic Antibiotic within 1 hour of incision      [ + ] 99% 99% 99% 100%
Appropriate Antibiotic      [ + ] 99% 99% 99% 100%
Prophylactic Antibiotic Discontinued within 24 hours      [ + ] 98% 99% 98% 100%
Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6 A.M. Postoperative Blood Glucose      82% 94% 94% 100%
Urinary Catheter Removal within Two Days of Surgery      97% 99% 98% 100%
Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management      N/A 100% 100% 100%
VTE Ordered prior to Surgery      99% 99% 98% 100%
VTE Received within 24 Hours of Surgery      100% 100% 100% 100%

Blood Clots (VTE)

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
Blood Clot Prevention      95% 94% 93% 100%
ICU Blood Clot Prevention      97% 97% 96% 100%
Appropriate Blood Clot Treatment Using Two Blood Thinners      100% 95% 95% 100%
Heparin with Platelet Count Monitoring      100% 100% 99% 100%
Warfarin Discharge Instructions      92% 92% 90% 100%
Potentially Preventable VTE      0% 3% 5% 0%

Consumer Assessment

Patient Experience Measures Measures various aspects of patients’ experiences during their hospital stay.
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 Avg US Avg Top 10% Nationally
Doctor Communication      77% 80% 82% 89%
Nurse Communication      75% 80% 79% 86%
Responsiveness of Hospital Staff      61% 67% 68% 80%
Pain Well Controlled      66% 71% 71% 78%
Medicine Explained by Staff      56% 64% 65% 73%
Room and Bathroom Kept Clean      64% 73% 74% 84%
Room Quiet at Night      51% 55% 62% 75%
Provided Discharge Information      85% 87% 86% 91%
Care Transition      45% 51% 52% 60%
Hospital Rating      57% 70% 71% 82%
Hospital Recommendation      60% 70% 71% 84%

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      97% 96% 94% 100%
Flu Vaccine for Health Care Workers      92% 86% 84% 98%

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      412 Minutes 277 Minutes 278 Minutes  
Time from Admit Decision to Departure Time from the Emergency Department (ED) for Admitted Patients      250 Minutes 102 Minutes 98 Minutes  
Median Time From ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients      190 Minutes 134 Minutes 141 Minutes  
Door to Diagnostic Evaluation by a Qualified Medical Professional      38 Minutes 24 Minutes 24 Minutes  
ED-Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture      82 Minutes 57 Minutes 54 Minutes  
ED-Patient Left Without Being Seen      1% 1% 2%  

*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.