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Blanchard Valley 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 Blanchard Valley Hospital.

Basic Information

Address: 1900 South Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840         Phone: 419-423-4500
Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals         Emergency Services: Yes
Hospital Owner: Voluntary non-profit - Other

Major Inpatient Hospital Services

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

Service Name Number of Cases Treated i
Major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity without MCC197
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without CC/MCC53
Back and neck proc exc spinal fusion without CC/MCC46
Heart failure and shock with CC44
Simple pneumonia and pleurisy with MCC41
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with CC39
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with MCC34
Chest Pain32
Major small and large bowel procedures with CC28
Heart failure and shock with MCC26
Female reproductive system reconstructive procedures24
Heart failure and shock without CC/MCC23
Uterine and adnexa proc for non-malignancy without CC/MCC23
Extracranial procedures without CC/MCC21
Perc cardiovasc proc with drug-eluting stent without MCC21
Back and neck proc exc spinal fusion with CC/MCC or disc device/neurostim20
Major small and large bowel procedures without CC/MCC16
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive without CC/MCC15
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive with CC14
Spinal fusion except cervical without MCC14
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. without CC/MCC13
Major small and large bowel procedures with MCC13
Cervical spinal fusion without CC/MCC11
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive with MCC<11 (*)
Diabetes with 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 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 (*)
Extracranial procedures with CC<11 (*)
Coronary bypass without cardiac cath without MCC<11 (*)
Permanent cardiac pacemaker implant without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Permanent cardiac pacemaker implant with CC<11 (*)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. with MCC<11 (*)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. with CC<11 (*)
Cholecystectomy except by laparoscope without c.d.e. with MCC<11 (*)
Hernia procedures except inguinal and femoral without CC/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 (*)
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 non-neoplasm with MCC<11 (*)
Other kidney and urinary tract procedures with CC<11 (*)
Transurethral prostatectomy without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Transurethral prostatectomy with 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 Blanchard Valley 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 14.4
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 18.6
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack 139
Footnote - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack
Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 15.7
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 11.9
Upper Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 20
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 189
Footnote - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure
Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 14.1
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 11.4
Upper Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 17.7
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 326
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 Blanchard Valley 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. 4%
Percent of patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well. 15%
Percent of patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well. 81%
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. 12%
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. 5%
Percent of patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted. 22%
Percent of patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted. 73%
Percent of patients who reported that their pain was "Sometimes" or "Never" well controlled. 6%
Percent of patients who reported that their pain was "Usually" well controlled. 23%
Percent of patients who reported that their pain was "Always" well controlled. 71%
Percent of patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them. 17%
Percent of patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them. 20%
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. 3%
Percent of patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean. 13%
Percent of patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean. 84%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night. 6%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night. 27%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night. 67%
Percent of patients who reported that YES,they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home. 85%
Percent of patients who reported that they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home. 15%
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). 16%
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. 3%
Percent of patients who reported YES,they would probably recommend the hospital. 23%
Percent of patients who reported YES,they would definitely recommend the hospital. 74%
Number of Completed Surveys 300 or more
Survey Response Rate Percent 41%
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