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Bronson Methodist Hospital - 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 Bronson Methodist Hospital.

Basic Information

Address: 601 John Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007         Phone: 269-341-6000
Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals         Emergency Services: Yes
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Private

Major Inpatient Hospital Services

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

Service Name Number of Cases Treated i
Major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity without MCC330
Heart failure and shock with CC161
Spinal fusion except cervical without MCC142
Heart failure and shock with MCC115
Simple pneumonia and pleurisy with MCC102
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with CC94
Perc cardiovasc proc with drug-eluting stent without MCC82
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without CC/MCC76
Chest Pain75
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with MCC73
Heart failure and shock without CC/MCC65
Cervical spinal fusion without CC/MCC52
Extracranial procedures without CC/MCC40
Transurethral prostatectomy without CC/MCC39
Major small and large bowel procedures with CC36
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive with MCC32
Back and neck proc exc spinal fusion without CC/MCC27
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. with CC26
Uterine and adnexa proc for non-malignancy without CC/MCC26
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive with CC24
Permanent cardiac pacemaker implant with CC22
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive without CC/MCC21
Permanent cardiac pacemaker implant without CC/MCC21
Major small and large bowel procedures with MCC21
Major small and large bowel procedures without CC/MCC20
Diabetes with MCC17
Back and neck proc exc spinal fusion with CC/MCC or disc device/neurostim17
Major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity with MCC17
Major cardiovasc procedures with MCC or thoracic aortic aneurysm repair16
Cardiac valve and oth maj cardiothoracic proc without card cath with MCC15
Coronary bypass without cardiac cath without MCC15
Cardiac defibrillator implant without cardiac cath without MCC13
Extracranial procedures with CC12
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. without CC/MCC12
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. with MCC12
Revision of hip or knee replacement without CC/MCC12
Hernia procedures except inguinal and femoral without CC/MCC11
Kidney and ureter procedures for neoplasm without CC/MCC11
Kidney and ureter procedures for neoplasm with CC11
Cardiac valve and oth maj cardiothoracic proc without card cath without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Cardiac valve and oth maj cardiothoracic proc without card cath with CC<11 (*)
Cardiac defibrillator implant without cardiac cath with MCC<11 (*)
Cardiac defib implant with cardiac cath without AMI/HF/shock without MCC<11 (*)
Cardiac defib implant with cardiac cath without AMI/HF/shock with MCC<11 (*)
Coronary bypass without cardiac cath with MCC<11 (*)
Cholecystectomy except by laparoscope without c.d.e. with MCC<11 (*)
Hernia procedures except inguinal and femoral with MCC<11 (*)
Hernia procedures except inguinal and femoral with CC<11 (*)
Stomach, esophageal duodenal proc without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Cervical spinal fusion with MCC<11 (*)
Cervical spinal fusion with CC<11 (*)
Spinal fusion except cervical with MCC<11 (*)
Major shoulder or elbow joint procedures without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Bilateral or multiple major joint procs of lower extremity without MCC<11 (*)
Revision of hip or knee replacement with MCC<11 (*)
Revision of hip or knee replacement with CC<11 (*)
Biopsies of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue with MCC<11 (*)
Biopsies of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue with CC<11 (*)
Other musculoskelet sys and conn tiss O.R. proc with MCC<11 (*)
Kidney and ureter procedures for neoplasm with MCC<11 (*)
Kidney and ureter procedures for non-neoplasm with MCC<11 (*)
Transurethral procedures with MCC<11 (*)
Other kidney and urinary tract procedures with MCC<11 (*)
Other kidney and urinary tract procedures with CC<11 (*)
Transurethral prostatectomy with CC/MCC<11 (*)
Female reproductive system reconstructive procedures<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 Bronson Methodist Hospital 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 14.2
Comparison to U S Rate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack No Different than U.S. National Rate
Lower Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack 11.6
Upper Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack 17.4
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack 381
Footnote - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack
Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 15.5
Comparison to U S Rate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure Worse than U.S. National Rate
Lower Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 13.2
Upper Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 18
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 670
Footnote - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure
Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 12.4
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 10.3
Upper Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 14.8
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 567
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 Bronson Methodist Hospital 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. 3%
Percent of patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well. 17%
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. 4%
Percent of patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well. 15%
Percent of patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well. 81%
Percent of patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted. 7%
Percent of patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted. 26%
Percent of patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted. 67%
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. 26%
Percent of patients who reported that their pain was "Always" well controlled. 69%
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. 8%
Percent of patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean. 20%
Percent of patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean. 72%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night. 8%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night. 35%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night. 57%
Percent of patients who reported that YES,they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home. 87%
Percent of patients who reported that they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home. 13%
Percent of patients who gave their hospital a rating of 6 or lower on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest). 5%
Percent of patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest). 17%
Percent of patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest). 78%
Percent of patients who reported NO,they would not recommend the hospital. 2%
Percent of patients who reported YES,they would probably recommend the hospital. 15%
Percent of patients who reported YES,they would definitely recommend the hospital. 83%
Number of Completed Surveys 300 or more
Survey Response Rate Percent 37%
Hospital Footnote There were discrepancies in the data collection process