Long Island hospital scores Nassau University Medical Center

2201 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, NY 11554 Phone: 516-572-0123

Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Ownership: Government - State
Emergency Service: Yes
Cardiac Surgery Registry: Does not have a cardiac surgery program
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 186.36 Worse than U.S. rate
Collapsed lung from exam or treatment 0.39 No different than U.S. rate
Post-op pulmonary embolism 5.1 No different than U.S. rate
Wounds re-opening after operations 1.83 No different than U.S. rate
Accidental puncture or laceration 0.86 No different than U.S. rate
Patient safety overall 0.69 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 16.1 No different than U.S. rate
Heart attack readmission rate 18.8 No different than U.S. rate
Heart failure death rate 12.6 No different than U.S. rate
Heart failure readmission rate 27.5 Worse than U.S. rate
Pneumonia 30-day death rate 12.5 No different than U.S. rate
Pneumonia 30-day readmission rate 20.7 No different than U.S. rate
Death rate for stroke patients 21.3 Worse than U.S. rate
Death rate for COPD patients 9.5 No different than U.S. rate
Readmission rate for COPD patients 22.7 No different than U.S. rate
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital 17.7 Worse than U.S. rate
Readmission rate for stroke patients 17.7 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? 61% 16% 23%
How often did nurses communicate well with patients? 59% 17% 24%
How often did doctors communicate well with patients? 64% 13% 23%
How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff? 40% 30% 30%
How often was patient's pain well controlled? 51% 22% 27%
How often did staff explain about medicines before giving them to patients? 43% 39% 18%
How often was the area around patients rooms kept quiet at night? 43% 24% 33%

Yes No
Were patients given information about what to do during their recovery at home? 71% 29%

6 or lower 7 or 8 9 or 10
How do patients rate the hospital overall? 28% 32% 40%

Probably or definitely not Yes Probably
Would patients recommend this hospital to family and friends? 20% 42% 38%

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 100 98 0
Aspirin prescribed at discharge 100 99 0
Fibrinolytic Therapy Received Within 30 Minutes Of Hospital Arrival N/A 55 7
Primary PCI Received Within 90 Minutes of Hospital Arrival N/A 96 7
ED1 316 272 2
ED2 125 97 2
Discharge instructions 100 95 0
Evaluation of LVS Function 100 99 0
ACEI or ARB for LVSD 100 97 0
Immunization for influenza 97 93 2
Healthcare workers given influenza vaccination 69 79 0
Median Time to Fibrinolysis N/A 28 7
OP 18 139 133 0
Fibrinolytic Therapy Received Within 30 Minutes of ED Arrival N/A 59 7
Door to diagnostic eval 45 24 0
Median time to pain med 84 55 0
Left before being seen N/A 2 0
Head CT results 40 61 0
Median Time to Transfer to Another Facility for Acute Coronary Intervention N/A 59 7
Aspirin at Arrival 100 97 0
Median Time to ECG 16 7 0
Prophylactic Antibiotic Initiated Within One Hour Prior to Surgical Incision 86 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 100 96 2
Surgery Patients on a Beta Blocker Prior to Arrival Who Received a Beta Blocker During the Perioperative Period 93 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 97 99 2
Prophylactic antibiotics discontinued within 24 hours after surgery end time 99 98 2
Cardiac surgery patients with controlled 6 a.m. postoperative blood glucose N/A 94 2
Postoperative Urinary Catheter Removal 100 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 99 95 2
Assessed for Rehabilitation 100 98 2
Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy 99 99 2
Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter 100 95 2
Thrombolytic Therapy 69 73 2
Antithrombotic Therapy by End of Hospital Day 2 100 98 2
Discharged on Statin Medication 99 95 2
Stroke Education 100 90 2
Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis 98 88 2
ICU venous thromboembolism prophylaxis 100 94 2
Anticoagulation overlap therapy 97 94 2
Unfractionated heparin with dosages/platelet count monitoring 100 98 2
Warfarin therapy discharge instructions 83 82 2
Incidence of potentially preventable VTE 5 8 2

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