Long Island hospital scores Beth Israel Medical Center

First Ave. At 16th St., New York, NY 10003 Phone: 212-420-2000

Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Ownership: Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Service: Yes
Cardiac Surgery Registry: Yes
Stroke Care Registry: Yes
Nursing Care Registry: Yes

Quality measure

These measures indicate how likely it is that patients will suffer from complications and deaths while in the hospital. The hospital's score is the number of times these events occur for every 1,000 patient discharges, either medical and surgical or just surgical. The government indicates how these scores compare to the national rate, but it does not release a specific national average for these measures.

Category Hospital's score Compared to national average
Fatal complications after surgery 100.07 No different than U.S. rate
Collapsed lung from exam or treatment 0.28 No different than U.S. rate
Post-op pulmonary embolism 7.14 Worse than U.S. rate
Wounds re-opening after operations 1.31 No different than U.S. rate
Accidental puncture or laceration 1.26 Better than U.S. rate
Patient safety overall 0.85 No different than U.S. rate

Mortality and re-admission rates

Mortality rates focus on whether patients died within 30 days of hospitalization. Readmission rates focus on whether patients were hospitalized again within 30 days. The rates shown here are per 1,000 patients and are based on people with Medicare who are 65 and older and take into account how sick patients were upon initial hospitalization. Death rates and rates of readmission show whether a hospital is doing its best to prevent complications, teach patients at discharge, and ensure patients make a smooth transition to their home or other setting.

Category Hospital's score Compared to national rate
Heart attack death rate 13.5 No different than U.S. rate
Heart attack readmission rate 19.8 No different than U.S. rate
Heart failure death rate 10.5 No different than U.S. rate
Heart failure readmission rate 26.7 Worse than U.S. rate
Pneumonia 30-day death rate 10.8 No different than U.S. rate
Pneumonia 30-day readmission rate 21.3 Worse than U.S. rate
Death rate for stroke patients 13 No different than U.S. rate
Death rate for COPD patients 7.8 No different than U.S. rate
Readmission rate for COPD patients 25.5 Worse than U.S. rate
Readmission rate for hip/knee surgery patients 5.6 No different than U.S. rate
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital 19.9 Worse than U.S. rate
Readmission rate for stroke patients 17.2 Worse than U.S. rate

Patient survey results

Results of a national, standardized survey of hospital patients created to publicly report the patient's perspective of hospital care. The survey asks a random sample of recently discharged patients about 10 important aspects of their hospital experience. Here are the percentages:

Questions Always Sometimes or never Usually
How often were the patients rooms and bathrooms kept clean? 69% 9% 22%
How often did nurses communicate well with patients? 66% 7% 27%
How often did doctors communicate well with patients? 72% 7% 21%
How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff? 54% 17% 29%
How often was patient's pain well controlled? 60% 10% 30%
How often did staff explain about medicines before giving them to patients? 52% 27% 21%
How often was the area around patients rooms kept quiet at night? 46% 18% 36%

Yes No
Were patients given information about what to do during their recovery at home? 81% 19%

6 or lower 7 or 8 9 or 10
How do patients rate the hospital overall? 12% 33% 55%

Probably or definitely not Yes Probably
Would patients recommend this hospital to family and friends? 9% 59% 32%

Process of care measures

These measures show how often hospitals give recommended treatments known to get the best results for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Unless otherwise noted, the scores are percentages. Information about these treatments are taken from the patients' records and most are converted into a percentage; some scores are in minutes, where indicated. The measures are based on scientific evidence about treatments that are known to get the best results.

Measure Hospital's score National average Footnote
Statin at Discharge 99 98 2
Aspirin prescribed at discharge 100 99 2
Fibrinolytic Therapy Received Within 30 Minutes Of Hospital Arrival N/A 55 2
Primary PCI Received Within 90 Minutes of Hospital Arrival 95 96 2
ED1 441 272 2
ED2 209 97 2
Discharge instructions 100 95 2
Evaluation of LVS Function 100 99 2
ACEI or ARB for LVSD 100 97 2
Immunization for influenza 98 93 2
Healthcare workers given influenza vaccination 86 79 0
Median Time to Fibrinolysis N/A 28 5
OP 18 194 133 0
Fibrinolytic Therapy Received Within 30 Minutes of ED Arrival N/A 59 5
Door to diagnostic eval 59 24 0
Median time to pain med 57 55 0
Left before being seen 6 2 0
Head CT results N/A 61 1
Median Time to Transfer to Another Facility for Acute Coronary Intervention N/A 59 5
Aspirin at Arrival N/A 97 5
Median Time to ECG N/A 7 5
Prophylactic Antibiotic Initiated Within One Hour Prior to Surgical Incision 97 98 0
Prophylactic Antibiotic Selection for Surgical Patients 96 98 0
Percent of newborns whose deliveries were scheduled early (1-3 weeks early), when a scheduled delivery was not medically necessary 2 5 2
Initial antibiotic selection for CAP in immunocompetent patient 94 96 2
Surgery Patients on a Beta Blocker Prior to Arrival Who Received a Beta Blocker During the Perioperative Period 98 98 2
Prophylactic antibiotic received within 1 hour prior to surgical incision 100 99 2
Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management 100 100 2
Prophylactic Antibiotic Selection for Surgical Patients 99 99 2
Prophylactic antibiotics discontinued within 24 hours after surgery end time 96 98 2
Cardiac surgery patients with controlled 6 a.m. postoperative blood glucose 100 94 2
Postoperative Urinary Catheter Removal 99 98 2
Surgery Patients Who Received Appropriate Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Within 24 Hours Prior to Surgery to 24 Hours After Surgery 100 99 2
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis 88 95 2
Assessed for Rehabilitation 99 98 2
Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy 100 99 2
Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter 100 95 2
Thrombolytic Therapy 79 73 2
Antithrombotic Therapy by End of Hospital Day 2 100 98 2
Discharged on Statin Medication 93 95 2
Stroke Education 82 90 2
Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis 85 88 2
ICU venous thromboembolism prophylaxis 91 94 2
Anticoagulation overlap therapy 88 94 2
Unfractionated heparin with dosages/platelet count monitoring 99 98 2
Warfarin therapy discharge instructions 32 82 2
Incidence of potentially preventable VTE 13 8 2

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