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West Penn Hospital

4800 Friendship Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1793

www.ahn.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.

  West Penn Hospital PA Rate PA Top 25% PA Top 10%
Overall Appropriate Care      Hospital did not release data to PHCQA
   Heart Attack Care      Hospital did not release data to PHCQA
   Heart Failure Care      Hospital did not release data to PHCQA
   Pneumonia Care      Hospital did not release data to PHCQA
   Surgical Care      Hospital did not release data to PHCQA
   Preventive Care      Hospital did not release data to PHCQA
   Stroke Care      Hospital did not release data to PHCQA
   Venous Thromboembolism Care      Hospital did not release data to PHCQA

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  West Penn Hospital PA Average    
Urinary Tract Infections (Catheter Associated)      Not significantly different than national infection rate
Bloodstream Infections (Central Line Associated)      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.

  West Penn Hospital PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Aspirin on Arrival      100% 99% 99% 100%
Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge      99% 100% 99% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      0% 97% 97% 100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge      N/A 99% 99% 100%
PCI within 90 Minutes      91% 96% 96% 100%
Statin Prescribed at Discharge      99% 99% 99% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  West Penn Hospital PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Attack Patients      13.4 % 13.1 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Attack Patients      16.3 % 16.3 % No different than U.S. National Rate
CABG Death Rate      2.5 % 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.

  West Penn Hospital 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.

  West Penn Hospital PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Failure Patients      10.8 % 11.5 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Failure Patients      20.0 % 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.

  West Penn Hospital PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pneumococcal Vaccination      67% 97% 96% 100%
Blood Culture within First 24 hours (ICU)      100% 98% 98% 100%
Blood Culture prior to First Antibiotic      100% 98% 98% 100%
Initial Antibiotic within 6 Hours      71% 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection      100% 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for ICU Patients      N/A 92% 89% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for Non-ICU Patients      100% 97% 97% 100%
Influenza Vaccination      25% 95% 94% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  West Penn Hospital PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Pneumonia Patients      16.2 % 15.7 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Pneumonia Patients      17.1 % 16.8 % 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.
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  West Penn Hospital PA Rate US Rate COC Standard
Radiation therapy is administered within one year for women receiving breast conserving surgery for breast cancer      97.5% 95.2% 93.0% 90.0%
Combination chemotherapy is considered or administered within 4 months of diagnosis for women with hormone-receptor negative breast cancer      100.0% 95.3% 92.8% 90.0%
Tamoxifen (or equivalent drug therapy) is considered or administered within one year for women with hormone-receptor positive breast cancer      95.1% 96.6% 93.5% 90.0%
At least 12 regional lymph nodes are removed and examined for colon cancer patients who have had colon surgery      92.3% 91.1% 91.4% 90.0%
Chemotherapy is considered or administered within 4 months of diagnosis for patients with (lymph node positive) colon cancer      90.0% 95.0% 89.9% 90.0%

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.

  West Penn Hospital PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Blood Clot Prevention      100% 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      100% 98% 97% 100%
Stroke Education      95% 95% 95% 100%
Assessed for Rehabilitation      100% 99% 98% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  West Penn Hospital PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Stroke Patients      14.8 % 14.1 % 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.

  West Penn Hospital PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Beta Blocker during the Perioperative Period      98% 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      [ + ] 96% 99% 98% 100%
Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6 A.M. Postoperative Blood Glucose      92% 94% 94% 100%
Urinary Catheter Removal within Two Days of Surgery      99% 99% 98% 100%
Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management      N/A 100% 100% 100%
VTE Ordered prior to Surgery      99% 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.

  West Penn Hospital PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Blood Clot Prevention      96% 96% 94% 100%
ICU Blood Clot Prevention      98% 98% 97% 100%
Appropriate Blood Clot Treatment Using Two Blood Thinners      100% 94% 94% 100%
Heparin with Platelet Count Monitoring      100% 100% 99% 100%
Warfarin Discharge Instructions      79% 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.

  West Penn Hospital PA Avg US Avg Top 10% Nationally
Doctor Communication      79% 80% 82% 89%
Nurse Communication      77% 81% 80% 87%
Responsiveness of Hospital Staff      62% 68% 69% 81%
Pain Well Controlled      68% 71% 71% 78%
Medicine Explained by Staff      58% 64% 65% 74%
Room and Bathroom Kept Clean      59% 74% 75% 85%
Room Quiet at Night      62% 56% 63% 76%
Provided Discharge Information      85% 88% 87% 92%
Care Transition      51% 52% 52% 61%
Hospital Rating      69% 72% 73% 83%
Hospital Recommendation      74% 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.

  West Penn Hospital PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pnuemococcal Immunization      72% 92% 92% 99%
Influenza Immunization      98% 94% 94% 100%
Flu Vaccine for Health Care Workers      64% 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.

  West Penn Hospital PA Average US Average  
Time from Emergency Department (ED) Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted Patients      196 Minutes 276 Minutes 280 Minutes  
Time from Admit Decision to Departure Time from the Emergency Department (ED) for Admitted Patients      33 Minutes 103 Minutes 100 Minutes  
Median Time From ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients      128 Minutes 140 Minutes 138 Minutes  
Door to Diagnostic Evaluation by a Qualified Medical Professional      15 Minutes 21 Minutes 20 Minutes  
ED-Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture      70 Minutes 56 Minutes 50 Minutes  
ED-Patient Left Without Being Seen      0% 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.