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Geisinger Medical Center

100 North Academy Avenue

Danville, PA 17822-3050

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 Medical Center PA Rate PA Top 25% PA Top 10%
Overall Appropriate Care      95% 93% 96% 98%
   Heart Attack Care      100% 98% 100% 100%
   Heart Failure Care      98% 96% 100% 100%
   Pneumonia Care      99% 97% 100% 100%
   Surgical Care      94% 97% 99% 100%
   Preventive Care      94% 91% 98% 99%
   Stroke Care      89% 86% 94% 100%
   Venous Thromboembolism Care      91% 89% 95% 98%

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Geisinger Medical Center PA Average    
Urinary Tract Infections (Catheter Associated)      Significantly higher than state infection rate
Bloodstream Infections (Central Line Associated)      Significantly higher 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 Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Aspirin on Arrival      100% 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      99% 94% 95% 100%
Statin Prescribed at Discharge      100% 98% 98% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Geisinger Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Mortality for Heart Attack Patients      16.0 % 14.3 % No different than U.S. National Rate
CABG Mortality      1.3 % 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 Medical Center PA Average US Average  
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Attack Patients      18% 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 Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Discharge Instructions      99% 95% 94% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      98% 97% 97% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Geisinger Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Mortality for Heart Failure Patients      14.6 % 11.2 % Worse 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 Medical Center PA Average US Average  
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Failure Patients      21% 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 Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pneumococcal Vaccination      95% 97% 96% 100%
Blood Culture within First 24 hours (ICU)      97% 98% 98% 100%
Blood Culture prior to First Antibiotic      98% 98% 98% 100%
Initial Antibiotic within 6 Hours      98% 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection      98% 96% 95% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for ICU Patients      78% 92% 89% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for Non-ICU Patients      99% 97% 97% 100%
Influenza Vaccination      92% 95% 94% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Geisinger Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Mortality for Pneumonia Patients      11.4 % 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 Medical Center PA Average US Average  
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Pneumonia Patients      16% 18% 18%  

Cancer Care

Process Measures Measures how often hospitals are performing recommended tasks. While a higher rate is considered better, please note that hospitals are not necessarily expected to reach 100% compliance.
The column highlighted in yellow is the benchmark to which the Hospital is compared. Click other column headers to change the comparison.

  Geisinger Medical Center PA Rate US Rate COC Standard
Radiation therapy is administered within one year for women receiving breast conserving surgery for breast cancer      100% 95% 92% 90%
Combination chemotherapy is considered or administered within 4 months of diagnosis for women with hormone-receptor negative breast cancer      100% 93% 93% 90%
Tamoxifen (or equivalent drug therapy) is considered or administered within one year for women with hormone-receptor positive breast cancer      96% 95% 91% 90%
At least 12 regional lymph nodes are removed and examined for colon cancer patients who have had colon surgery      83% 87% 87% 80%
Chemotherapy is considered or administered within 4 months of diagnosis for patients with (lymph node positive) colon cancer      100% 92% 90% 90%

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 Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Beta Blocker during the Perioperative Period      99% 98% 97% 100%
Prophylactic Antibiotic within 1 hour of incision      [ + ] 99% 99% 99% 100%
Appropriate Antibiotic      [ + ] 100% 99% 99% 100%
Prophylactic Antibiotic Discontinued within 24 hours      [ + ] 99% 98% 98% 100%
Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6 A.M. Postoperative Blood Glucose      98% 97% 96% 100%
Urinary Catheter Removal within Two Days of Surgery      99% 97% 97% 100%
Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management      100% 100% 100% 100%
VTE Ordered prior to Surgery      98% 99% 98% 100%
VTE Received within 24 Hours of Surgery      96% 99% 98% 100%

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 Medical Center PA Avg US Avg Top 10% Nationally
Doctor Communication      79% 79% 81% 88%
Nurse Communication      81% 79% 78% 85%
Responsiveness of Hospital Staff      70% 66% 67% 79%
Pain Well Controlled      68% 70% 71% 77%
Medicine Explained by Staff      62% 62% 64% 72%
Room and Bathroom Kept Clean      74% 72% 73% 83%
Room Quiet at Night      50% 53% 61% 73%
Provided Discharge Information      89% 85% 85% 90%
Hospital Rating      75% 68% 70% 81%
Hospital Recommendation      77% 69% 71% 82%

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 Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pnuemococcal Immunization      96% 90% 90% 98%
Influenza Immunization      93% 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 Medical Center PA Average US Average  
Time from Emergency Department (ED) Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted Patients      349 Minutes 275 Minutes 275 Minutes  
Time from Admit Decision to Departure Time from the Emergency Department (ED) for Admitted Patients      196 Minutes 101 Minutes 97 Minutes  
Median Time From ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients      152 Minutes 128 Minutes 137 Minutes  
Door to Diagnostic Evaluation by a Qualified Medical Professional      23 Minutes 28 Minutes 27 Minutes  
ED-Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture      56 Minutes 62 Minutes 59 Minutes  
ED-Patient Left Without Being Seen      0% 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 Medical Center PA Average US Average  
Medicare Spending per Beneficiary      MEDICARE SPENDING IS 4% 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.