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Mount Nittany Medical Center

1800 East Park Avenue

State College, PA 16803-6797

www.mountnittany.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.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Rate PA Top 25% PA Top 10%
Overall Appropriate Care      88% 94% 97% 98%
   Heart Attack Care      95% 98% 100% 100%
   Heart Failure Care      93% 96% 100% 100%
   Pneumonia Care      96% 97% 100% 100%
   Surgical Care      93% 96% 98% 100%
   Preventive Care      85% 92% 98% 100%
   Stroke Care      56% 88% 97% 100%
   Venous Thromboembolism Care      81% 91% 97% 99%

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Average    
Urinary Tract Infections (Catheter Associated)      Not significantly different than state infection rate
Bloodstream Infections (Central Line Associated)      Significantly lower 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.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Aspirin on Arrival      98% 99% 99% 100%
Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge      99% 100% 99% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      100% 97% 97% 100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge      99% 99% 99% 100%
PCI within 90 Minutes      93% 96% 96% 100%
Statin Prescribed at Discharge      98% 99% 99% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Mortality for Heart Attack Patients      14.5 % 13.7 % No different than U.S. National Rate
CABG Mortality      N/A 1.5 %    

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.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Average US Average  
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Attack Patients      17% 17% 17%  

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.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Discharge Instructions      98% 96% 94% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      87% 98% 97% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Mortality for Heart Failure Patients      14.3 % 11.3 % 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.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Average US Average  
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Failure Patients      22% 22% 22%  

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.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pneumococcal Vaccination      97% 97% 96% 100%
Blood Culture within First 24 hours (ICU)      97% 98% 98% 100%
Blood Culture prior to First Antibiotic      96% 98% 98% 100%
Initial Antibiotic within 6 Hours      95% 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection      96% 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for ICU Patients      100% 92% 89% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for Non-ICU Patients      97% 97% 97% 100%
Influenza Vaccination      91% 95% 94% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Mortality for Pneumonia Patients      9.8 % 11.1 % 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.

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

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.

  Mount Nittany 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      [ + ] 99% 99% 98% 100%
Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6 A.M. Postoperative Blood Glucose      N/A 94% 94% 100%
Urinary Catheter Removal within Two Days of Surgery      96% 99% 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% 100% 99% 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.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Avg US Avg Top 10% Nationally
Doctor Communication      84% 80% 82% 89%
Nurse Communication      81% 80% 79% 86%
Responsiveness of Hospital Staff      71% 68% 68% 80%
Pain Well Controlled      74% 71% 71% 78%
Medicine Explained by Staff      64% 64% 65% 74%
Room and Bathroom Kept Clean      80% 74% 74% 84%
Room Quiet at Night      55% 56% 62% 75%
Provided Discharge Information      88% 87% 86% 91%
Hospital Rating      77% 70% 71% 82%
Hospital Recommendation      75% 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.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pnuemococcal Immunization      81% 92% 92% 99%
Influenza Immunization      76% 94% 93% 100%

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.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Average US Average  
Time from Emergency Department (ED) Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted Patients      306 Minutes 271 Minutes 273 Minutes  
Time from Admit Decision to Departure Time from the Emergency Department (ED) for Admitted Patients      190 Minutes 100 Minutes 96 Minutes  
Median Time From ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients      146 Minutes 130 Minutes 138 Minutes  
Door to Diagnostic Evaluation by a Qualified Medical Professional      20 Minutes 23 Minutes 24 Minutes  
ED-Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture      52 Minutes 56 Minutes 54 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.

  Mount Nittany Medical Center PA Average US Average  
Medicare Spending per Beneficiary      MEDICARE SPENDING IS 1% LOWER 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.