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Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street

700 East Norwegian Street

Pottsville, PA 17901-2798

www.schuylkillhealth.com

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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.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Rate PA Top 25% PA Top 10%
Overall Appropriate Care      91% 94% 98% 99%
   Heart Attack Care      N/A 96% 100% 100%
   Heart Failure Care      100% 100% 100% 100%
   Pneumonia Care      92% 97% 100% 100%
   Surgical Care      91% 97% 98% 100%
   Preventive Care      88% 93% 99% 100%
   Stroke Care      86% 95% 100% 100%
   Venous Thromboembolism Care      95% 95% 99% 100%

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street    
Urinary Tract Infections (Catheter Associated)      Significantly higher than national infection rate
Bloodstream Infections (Central Line Associated)      Not significantly different than national infection rate
Colon Surgical Site Infections      N/A
MRSA (Staph) Infections      Significantly higher than national infection rate
C. Difficile Infections      Not significantly different than national 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.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Aspirin on Arrival      96% 99% 99% 100%
Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge      97% 100% 99% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      75% 97% 97% 100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge      90% 99% 99% 100%
PCI within 90 Minutes      N/A 96% 96% 100%
Statin Prescribed at Discharge      79% 99% 99% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Attack Patients      14.8 % 12.7 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Attack Patients      16.7 % 16.1 % No different than U.S. National Rate
CABG Death Rate      N/A 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.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Discharge Instructions      N/A 83% 92% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      100% 98% 97% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Failure Patients      11.1 % 11.4 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Failure Patients      19.9 % 21.1 % 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.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pneumococcal Vaccination      97% 97% 96% 100%
Blood Culture within First 24 hours (ICU)      95% 98% 98% 100%
Blood Culture prior to First Antibiotic      100% 98% 98% 100%
Initial Antibiotic within 6 Hours      99% 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection      87% 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for ICU Patients      83% 92% 89% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for Non-ICU Patients      88% 97% 97% 100%
Influenza Vaccination      95% 95% 94% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Pneumonia Patients      21.0 % 15.6 % Worse than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Pneumonia Patients      16.9 % 16.5 % 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.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Blood Clot Prevention      98% 98% 97% 100%
Discharged on Medication to Prevent Complications      100% 100% 99% 100%
Stroke Patients with Irregular Heartbeat Prescribed Blood Thinner      N/A 98% 97% 100%
Clot Buster Given within 3 Hours of Symptoms      N/A 91% 88% 100%
Prescribed Medicine to Prevent Complications within 2 Days of Arrival      100% 99% 98% 100%
Discharged on Statin      92% 98% 97% 100%
Stroke Education      56% 95% 95% 100%
Assessed for Rehabilitation      98% 99% 98% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Stroke Patients      16.0 % 14.0 % 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.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Beta Blocker during the Perioperative Period      97% 99% 98% 100%
Prophylactic Antibiotic within 1 hour of incision      [ + ] 100% 99% 99% 100%
Appropriate Antibiotic      [ + ] 99% 99% 99% 100%
Prophylactic Antibiotic Discontinued within 24 hours      [ + ] 93% 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      97% 99% 98% 100%
Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management      N/A 100% 100% 100%
VTE Ordered prior to Surgery      97% 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.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Blood Clot Prevention      96% 96% 94% 100%
ICU Blood Clot Prevention      97% 98% 97% 100%
Appropriate Blood Clot Treatment Using Two Blood Thinners      89% 94% 94% 100%
Heparin with Platelet Count Monitoring      N/A 100% 99% 100%
Warfarin Discharge Instructions      N/A 92% 93% 100%
Potentially Preventable VTE      N/A 1% 2% 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.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Avg US Avg Top 10% Nationally
Doctor Communication      70% 81% 82% 89%
Nurse Communication      75% 81% 80% 87%
Responsiveness of Hospital Staff      60% 68% 70% 82%
Pain Well Controlled      68% 71% 71% 78%
Medicine Explained by Staff      54% 64% 66% 74%
Room and Bathroom Kept Clean      72% 74% 75% 85%
Room Quiet at Night      47% 55% 62% 75%
Provided Discharge Information      81% 88% 87% 92%
Care Transition      40% 52% 53% 61%
Hospital Rating      53% 71% 73% 84%
Hospital Recommendation      50% 70% 72% 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.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pnuemococcal Immunization      96% 92% 92% 99%
Influenza Immunization      94% 94% 93% 100%
Flu Vaccine for Health Care Workers      88% 91% 88% 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.

  Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street PA Average US Average  
Time from Emergency Department (ED) Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted Patients      316 Minutes 280 Minutes 281 Minutes  
Time from Admit Decision to Departure Time from the Emergency Department (ED) for Admitted Patients      90 Minutes 110 Minutes 102 Minutes  
Median Time From ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients      172 Minutes 143 Minutes 140 Minutes  
Door to Diagnostic Evaluation by a Qualified Medical Professional      50 Minutes 21 Minutes 20 Minutes  
ED-Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture      84 Minutes 54 Minutes 48 Minutes  
ED-Patient Left Without Being Seen      2% 2% 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.