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Benefis Hospitals Inc - 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 Benefis Hospitals Inc.

Basic Information

Address: 1101 26th St S, Great Falls, MT 59405         Phone: 406-455-5000
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 Benefis Hospitals Inc to Medicare beneficiaries.

Service Name Number of Cases Treated i
Major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity without MCC220
Heart failure and shock with CC62
Extracranial procedures without CC/MCC59
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with CC50
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with MCC49
Perc cardiovasc proc with drug-eluting stent without MCC45
Simple pneumonia and pleurisy with MCC44
Chest Pain39
Major small and large bowel procedures with CC38
Spinal fusion except cervical without MCC37
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without CC/MCC36
Heart failure and shock with MCC32
Major small and large bowel procedures without CC/MCC29
Back and neck proc exc spinal fusion without CC/MCC29
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. without CC/MCC22
Heart failure and shock without CC/MCC21
Permanent cardiac pacemaker implant without CC/MCC21
Major small and large bowel procedures with MCC18
Uterine and adnexa proc for non-malignancy without CC/MCC18
Coronary bypass without cardiac cath without MCC17
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. with CC16
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive with CC15
Permanent cardiac pacemaker implant with CC15
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. with MCC14
Hernia procedures except inguinal and femoral without CC/MCC14
Extracranial procedures with CC13
Cervical spinal fusion without CC/MCC13
Diabetes with MCC12
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive with MCC11
Cardiac valve and oth maj cardiothoracic proc without card cath with MCC11
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive without CC/MCC<11 (*)
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 (*)
Major cardiovasc procedures with MCC or thoracic aortic aneurysm repair<11 (*)
Cardiac defibrillator implant without cardiac cath without MCC<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 (*)
Back and neck proc exc spinal fusion with CC/MCC or disc device/neurostim<11 (*)
Major shoulder or elbow joint procedures without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Bilateral or multiple major joint procs of lower extremity without MCC<11 (*)
Major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity with MCC<11 (*)
Revision of hip or knee replacement without CC/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 without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Biopsies of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue with MCC<11 (*)
Biopsies of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue with CC<11 (*)
Kidney and ureter procedures for neoplasm without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Kidney and ureter procedures for neoplasm with MCC<11 (*)
Kidney and ureter procedures for neoplasm with CC<11 (*)
Kidney and ureter procedures for non-neoplasm with MCC<11 (*)
Other kidney and urinary tract procedures with MCC<11 (*)
Other kidney and urinary tract procedures with CC<11 (*)
Transurethral prostatectomy without CC/MCC<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 Benefis Hospitals Inc 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 13.8
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 10.9
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 196
Footnote - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack
Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 12.3
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 9.7
Upper Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 15.5
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 300
Footnote - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure
Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 8.4
Comparison to U S Rate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia Better than U.S. National Rate
Lower Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 6.5
Upper Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 10.8
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 325
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 Benefis Hospitals Inc 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. 5%
Percent of patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well. 22%
Percent of patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well. 73%
Percent of patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well. 7%
Percent of patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well. 21%
Percent of patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well. 72%
Percent of patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted. 10%
Percent of patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted. 25%
Percent of patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted. 65%
Percent of patients who reported that their pain was "Sometimes" or "Never" well controlled. 7%
Percent of patients who reported that their pain was "Usually" well controlled. 28%
Percent of patients who reported that their pain was "Always" well controlled. 65%
Percent of patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them. 26%
Percent of patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them. 16%
Percent of patients who reported that staff "Always" explained about medicines before giving it to them. 58%
Percent of patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean. 10%
Percent of patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean. 18%
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. 14%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night. 32%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night. 54%
Percent of patients who reported that YES,they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home. 80%
Percent of patients who reported that they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home. 20%
Percent of patients who gave their hospital a rating of 6 or lower on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest). 9%
Percent of patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest). 26%
Percent of patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest). 65%
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 300 or more
Survey Response Rate Percent 37%
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