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UPMC Altoona

620 Howard Avenue

Altoona, PA 16601-4899

www.altoonaregional.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.

  UPMC Altoona PA Rate PA Top 25% PA Top 10%
Overall Appropriate Care      91% 94% 98% 99%
   Heart Attack Care      96% 96% 100% 100%
   Heart Failure Care      99% 100% 100% 100%
   Pneumonia Care      94% 97% 100% 100%
   Surgical Care      92% 97% 98% 100%
   Preventive Care      90% 93% 99% 100%
   Stroke Care      92% 95% 100% 100%
   Venous Thromboembolism Care      N/A 95% 99% 100%

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  UPMC Altoona    
Urinary Tract Infections (Catheter Associated)      Not significantly different than national infection rate
Bloodstream Infections (Central Line Associated)      Not significantly different than national infection rate
Colon Surgical Site Infections      Not significantly different than national infection rate
MRSA (Staph) Infections      Not significantly different 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.

  UPMC Altoona PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Aspirin on Arrival      99% 99% 99% 100%
Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge      99% 100% 99% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      94% 97% 97% 100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge      97% 99% 99% 100%
PCI within 90 Minutes      96% 96% 96% 100%
Statin Prescribed at Discharge      97% 99% 99% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  UPMC Altoona PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Attack Patients      13.9 % 13.1 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Attack Patients      16.4 % 16.3 % No different than U.S. National Rate
CABG Death Rate      1.8 % 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.

  UPMC Altoona PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Discharge Instructions      N/A 83% 92% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      91% 98% 97% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  UPMC Altoona PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Failure Patients      13.9 % 11.5 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Failure Patients      21.3 % 21.3 % 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.

  UPMC Altoona PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pneumococcal Vaccination      97% 97% 96% 100%
Blood Culture within First 24 hours (ICU)      100% 98% 98% 100%
Blood Culture prior to First Antibiotic      99% 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      93% 92% 89% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for Non-ICU Patients      96% 97% 97% 100%
Influenza Vaccination      95% 95% 94% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  UPMC Altoona PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Pneumonia Patients      20.2 % 15.7 % Worse than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Pneumonia Patients      17.2 % 16.8 % 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.

  UPMC Altoona PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Blood Clot Prevention      94% 98% 97% 100%
Discharged on Medication to Prevent Complications      100% 100% 99% 100%
Stroke Patients with Irregular Heartbeat Prescribed Blood Thinner      96% 98% 97% 100%
Clot Buster Given within 3 Hours of Symptoms      90% 91% 88% 100%
Prescribed Medicine to Prevent Complications within 2 Days of Arrival      99% 99% 98% 100%
Discharged on Statin      97% 98% 97% 100%
Stroke Education      100% 95% 95% 100%
Assessed for Rehabilitation      100% 99% 98% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  UPMC Altoona PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Stroke Patients      16.5 % 14.1 % No different than U.S. National Rate

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.

  UPMC Altoona PA Rate US Rate COC Standard
Radiation therapy is administered within one year for women receiving breast conserving surgery for breast cancer      95.8% 94.7% 92.0% 90.0%
Combination chemotherapy is considered or administered within 4 months of diagnosis for women with hormone-receptor negative breast cancer      91.7% 94.6% 93.1% 90.0%
Tamoxifen (or equivalent drug therapy) is considered or administered within one year for women with hormone-receptor positive breast cancer      91.8% 95.9% 92.7% 90.0%
At least 12 regional lymph nodes are removed and examined for colon cancer patients who have had colon surgery      91.7% 92.6% 92.2% 80.0%
Chemotherapy is considered or administered within 4 months of diagnosis for patients with (lymph node positive) colon cancer      100.0% 91.0% 88.7% 90.0%

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.

  UPMC Altoona 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      [ + ] 98% 99% 99% 100%
Prophylactic Antibiotic Discontinued within 24 hours      [ + ] 98% 99% 98% 100%
Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6 A.M. Postoperative Blood Glucose      82% 94% 94% 100%
Urinary Catheter Removal within Two Days of Surgery      94% 99% 98% 100%
Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management      N/A 100% 100% 100%
VTE Ordered prior to Surgery      98% 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.

  UPMC Altoona PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Blood Clot Prevention      N/A 96% 94% 100%
ICU Blood Clot Prevention      N/A 98% 97% 100%
Appropriate Blood Clot Treatment Using Two Blood Thinners      N/A 94% 94% 100%
Heparin with Platelet Count Monitoring      100% 100% 99% 100%
Warfarin Discharge Instructions      100% 92% 93% 100%
Potentially Preventable VTE      0% 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.

  UPMC Altoona PA Avg US Avg Top 10% Nationally
Doctor Communication      78% 81% 82% 89%
Nurse Communication      78% 81% 80% 87%
Responsiveness of Hospital Staff      63% 68% 69% 81%
Pain Well Controlled      67% 71% 71% 78%
Medicine Explained by Staff      61% 64% 65% 74%
Room and Bathroom Kept Clean      70% 74% 75% 85%
Room Quiet at Night      43% 56% 63% 76%
Provided Discharge Information      88% 88% 87% 92%
Care Transition      45% 52% 52% 61%
Hospital Rating      59% 71% 73% 83%
Hospital Recommendation      57% 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.

  UPMC Altoona PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pnuemococcal Immunization      96% 92% 92% 99%
Influenza Immunization      96% 94% 93% 100%
Flu Vaccine for Health Care Workers      99% 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.

  UPMC Altoona PA Average US Average  
Time from Emergency Department (ED) Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted Patients      299 Minutes 280 Minutes 282 Minutes  
Time from Admit Decision to Departure Time from the Emergency Department (ED) for Admitted Patients      212 Minutes 106 Minutes 102 Minutes  
Median Time From ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients      148 Minutes 142 Minutes 138 Minutes  
Door to Diagnostic Evaluation by a Qualified Medical Professional      14 Minutes 22 Minutes 20 Minutes  
ED-Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture      55 Minutes 56 Minutes 49 Minutes  
ED-Patient Left Without Being Seen      1% 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.