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Mercy Hospital Independence - Profile, Major Services, Health Measures, and Patient Experience

The following tables show the profile, major inpatient hospital services, 30-day mortality measures, and patient hospital experience survey at Mercy Hospital Independence.

Basic Information

Address: 800 West Myrtle Street, Independence, KS 67301         Phone: 620-331-2200
Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals         Emergency Services: Yes
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Church

Major Inpatient Hospital Services

The information in this table reflects inpatient hospital services provided by Mercy Hospital Independence to Medicare beneficiaries.

Service Name Number of Cases Treated i
Major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity without MCC18
Heart failure and shock with MCC13
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with MCC11
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with CC11
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive with MCC<11 (*)
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive with CC<11 (*)
Heart failure and shock without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Heart failure and shock with CC<11 (*)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Simple pneumonia and pleurisy with MCC<11 (*)
Chest Pain<11 (*)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. with MCC<11 (*)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. with CC<11 (*)
Hernia procedures except inguinal and femoral with MCC<11 (*)
Major small and large bowel procedures without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Major small and large bowel procedures with CC<11 (*)
Major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity with MCC<11 (*)
Female reproductive system reconstructive procedures<11 (*)
Uterine and adnexa proc for non-malignancy without CC/MCC<11 (*)

Note: (*) indicates data cannot be disclosed to protect personal health information due to the small number of Medicare patients.
CC: Complicating or Comorbid condition; MCC: Major Complicating or Comorbid Condition.

30-Day Mortality Measures

The 30-day mortality rate at Mercy Hospital Independence was calculated by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) using Medicare claims and eligibility information as well as VA administrative information.

Measure Name Result
Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack Not Available
Comparison to U S Rate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack Number of Cases Too Small
Lower Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack Not Available
Upper Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack Not Available
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack 13
Footnote - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack The number of cases is too small (fewer than 25) to reliably tell how well the hospital is performing
Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 11.9
Comparison to U S Rate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure No Different than U.S. National Rate
Lower Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 8.4
Upper Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 16.7
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 68
Footnote - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure
Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 15.2
Comparison to U S Rate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia No Different than U.S. National Rate
Lower Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 11.2
Upper Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 20.4
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 78
Footnote - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia

Patient Hospital Experience Survey

The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Patient Survey is a 32-item survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients’ perceptions of their hospital experience. This survey at Mercy Hospital Independence is administered to a random sample of adult inpatients between 48 hours and six weeks after discharge.

Survey Question Result
Percent of patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well. 4%
Percent of patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well. 16%
Percent of patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well. 80%
Percent of patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well. 3%
Percent of patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well. 13%
Percent of patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well. 84%
Percent of patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted. 4%
Percent of patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted. 24%
Percent of patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted. 72%
Percent of patients who reported that their pain was "Sometimes" or "Never" well controlled. 5%
Percent of patients who reported that their pain was "Usually" well controlled. 22%
Percent of patients who reported that their pain was "Always" well controlled. 73%
Percent of patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them. 18%
Percent of patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them. 19%
Percent of patients who reported that staff "Always" explained about medicines before giving it to them. 63%
Percent of patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean. 9%
Percent of patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean. 22%
Percent of patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean. 69%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night. 5%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night. 29%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night. 66%
Percent of patients who reported that YES,they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home. 84%
Percent of patients who reported that they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home. 16%
Percent of patients who gave their hospital a rating of 6 or lower on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest). 6%
Percent of patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest). 25%
Percent of patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest). 69%
Percent of patients who reported NO,they would not recommend the hospital. 4%
Percent of patients who reported YES,they would probably recommend the hospital. 29%
Percent of patients who reported YES,they would definitely recommend the hospital. 67%
Number of Completed Surveys Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate Percent 30%
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