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St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus

421 Chew Street

Allentown, PA 18102-3490

www.shh.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.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Rate PA Top 25% PA Top 10%
Overall Appropriate Care      94% 94% 98% 99%
   Heart Attack Care      N/A 96% 100% 100%
   Heart Failure Care      100% 100% 100% 100%
   Pneumonia Care      90% 97% 100% 100%
   Surgical Care      98% 97% 98% 100%
   Preventive Care      93% 93% 99% 100%
   Stroke Care      90% 95% 100% 100%
   Venous Thromboembolism Care      95% 95% 99% 100%

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus    
Urinary Tract Infections (Catheter Associated)      N/A
Bloodstream Infections (Central Line Associated)      N/A
Colon Surgical Site Infections      N/A
MRSA (Staph) Infections      N/A
C. Difficile Infections      Significantly lower 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.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Aspirin on Arrival      100% 99% 99% 100%
Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge      96% 100% 99% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      100% 97% 97% 100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge      100% 99% 99% 100%
PCI within 90 Minutes      N/A 96% 96% 100%
Statin Prescribed at Discharge      100% 99% 99% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Attack Patients      12.1 % 12.7 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Attack Patients      15.1 % 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.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Discharge Instructions      97% 83% 92% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      97% 98% 97% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Failure Patients      9.6 % 11.4 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Failure Patients      21.2 % 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.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pneumococcal Vaccination      84% 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      99% 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection      93% 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for ICU Patients      83% 92% 89% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for Non-ICU Patients      98% 97% 97% 100%
Influenza Vaccination      86% 95% 94% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Pneumonia Patients      14.8 % 15.6 % No different than U.S. National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Pneumonia Patients      16.6 % 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.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Blood Clot Prevention      95% 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.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Stroke Patients      15.3 % 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.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Beta Blocker during the Perioperative Period      99% 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      [ + ] 97% 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      96% 99% 98% 100%
Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management      100% 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.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Blood Clot Prevention      96% 96% 94% 100%
ICU Blood Clot Prevention      93% 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      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.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Avg US Avg Top 10% Nationally
Doctor Communication      83% 81% 82% 89%
Nurse Communication      77% 81% 80% 87%
Responsiveness of Hospital Staff      65% 68% 70% 82%
Pain Well Controlled      71% 71% 71% 78%
Medicine Explained by Staff      61% 64% 66% 74%
Room and Bathroom Kept Clean      76% 74% 75% 85%
Room Quiet at Night      65% 55% 62% 75%
Provided Discharge Information      88% 88% 87% 92%
Care Transition      51% 52% 53% 61%
Hospital Rating      70% 71% 73% 84%
Hospital Recommendation      66% 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.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pnuemococcal Immunization      95% 92% 92% 99%
Influenza Immunization      94% 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.

  St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus PA Average US Average  
Time from Emergency Department (ED) Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted Patients      347 Minutes 280 Minutes 281 Minutes  
Time from Admit Decision to Departure Time from the Emergency Department (ED) for Admitted Patients      172 Minutes 110 Minutes 102 Minutes  
Median Time From ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients      90 Minutes 143 Minutes 140 Minutes  
Door to Diagnostic Evaluation by a Qualified Medical Professional      38 Minutes 21 Minutes 20 Minutes  
ED-Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture      58 Minutes 54 Minutes 48 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.