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Gundersen Luth Med Ctr - 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 Gundersen Luth Med Ctr.

Basic Information

Address: 1910 South Ave, La Crosse, WI 54601         Phone: 608-782-7300
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 Gundersen Luth Med Ctr to Medicare beneficiaries.

Service Name Number of Cases Treated i
Major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity without MCC215
Heart failure and shock with CC54
Heart failure and shock with MCC51
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive with MCC37
Simple pneumonia and pleurisy with MCC31
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive with CC28
Major small and large bowel procedures with CC27
Chest Pain21
Coronary bypass without cardiac cath without MCC21
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with CC20
Cardiac valve and oth maj cardiothoracic proc without card cath with CC20
Major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity with MCC19
Acute myocardial infarction, discharged alive without CC/MCC15
Permanent cardiac pacemaker implant with CC15
Extracranial procedures without CC/MCC14
Revision of hip or knee replacement with CC14
Female reproductive system reconstructive procedures14
Major cardiovasc procedures with MCC or thoracic aortic aneurysm repair13
Back and neck proc exc spinal fusion without CC/MCC13
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. with CC11
Major small and large bowel procedures with MCC11
Uterine and adnexa proc for non-malignancy without CC/MCC11
Heart failure and shock without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 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 MCC<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 (*)
Extracranial procedures with CC<11 (*)
Coronary bypass without cardiac cath with MCC<11 (*)
Permanent cardiac pacemaker implant without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Perc cardiovasc proc with drug-eluting stent without MCC<11 (*)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without c.d.e. with MCC<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 MCC<11 (*)
Hernia procedures except inguinal and femoral with CC<11 (*)
Major small and large bowel procedures without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Stomach, esophageal duodenal proc without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Cervical spinal fusion without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Cervical spinal fusion with CC<11 (*)
Spinal fusion except cervical without MCC<11 (*)
Back and neck proc exc spinal fusion with CC/MCC or disc device/neurostim<11 (*)
Bilateral or multiple major joint procs of lower extremity without MCC<11 (*)
Revision of hip or knee replacement without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Revision of hip or knee replacement with MCC<11 (*)
Biopsies of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue without CC/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 without CC/MCC<11 (*)
Kidney and ureter procedures for neoplasm with MCC<11 (*)
Kidney and ureter procedures for neoplasm with CC<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 (*)

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 Gundersen Luth Med Ctr 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 16.4
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 13.3
Upper Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack 19.9
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack 293
Footnote - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Attack
Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 12.7
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 16.4
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Heart Failure 195
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 10.9
Upper Mortality Estimate - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 18
Number of Patients - Hospital 30-Day Death (Mortality) Rates from Pneumonia 189
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 Gundersen Luth Med Ctr 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. 3%
Percent of patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well. 16%
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. 30%
Percent of patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted. 63%
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. 27%
Percent of patients who reported that their pain was "Always" well controlled. 68%
Percent of patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them. 14%
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. 67%
Percent of patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean. 5%
Percent of patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean. 19%
Percent of patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean. 76%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night. 13%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night. 39%
Percent of patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night. 48%
Percent of patients who reported that YES,they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home. 89%
Percent of patients who reported that they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home. 11%
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). 19%
Percent of patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest). 76%
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. 16%
Percent of patients who reported YES,they would definitely recommend the hospital. 82%
Number of Completed Surveys 300 or more
Survey Response Rate Percent 43%
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