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James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center

2907 Pleasant Valley Boulevard

Altoona, PA 16602-4377

www.altoona.va.gov

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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.

  James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Aspirin on Arrival      N/A 99% 99% 100%
Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge      N/A 100% 99% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      N/A 97% 97% 100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge      N/A 99% 99% 100%
PCI within 90 Minutes      N/A 96% 96% 100%
Statin Prescribed at Discharge      N/A 99% 99% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Attack Patients      N/A 13.1 %    
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Attack Patients      N/A 16.3 %    
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.

  James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Discharge Instructions      N/A 83% 92% 100%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD      N/A 98% 97% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Heart Failure Patients      N/A 11.5 %    
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Heart Failure Patients      N/A 21.3 %    

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.

  James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pneumococcal Vaccination      N/A 97% 96% 100%
Blood Culture within First 24 hours (ICU)      N/A 98% 98% 100%
Blood Culture prior to First Antibiotic      N/A 98% 98% 100%
Initial Antibiotic within 6 Hours      N/A 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection      100% 97% 96% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for ICU Patients      100% 92% 89% 100%
Initial Antibiotic Selection for Non-ICU Patients      100% 97% 97% 100%
Influenza Vaccination      N/A 95% 94% 100%

Outcome Measures Measures hospital results in specific areas.

  James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center PA Average    
30-Day Death Rate for Pneumonia Patients      N/A 15.7 %    
30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate for Pneumonia Patients      N/A 16.8 %    

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.

  James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center PA Rate US Rate Top 10% Nationally
Pnuemococcal Immunization      N/A 92% 92% 99%
Influenza Immunization      N/A 94% 94% 100%
Flu Vaccine for Health Care Workers      N/A 91% 88% 99%

*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.