Hospital comparison

St Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, (ND) North Dakota

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Address 900 E BROADWAY
Bismarck ND, 58501
Phone (701) 530-7000
County Burleigh
Type & Ownership Acute Care Hospital
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Emergency? Yes

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Heart Attack Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) 26 96% 90% 87% 100%
Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival 92 99% 91% 93% 100%
Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge 200 100% 82% 91% 100%
Patients Given Beta Blocker at Arrival 87 98% 91% 89% 100%
Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge 198 99% 98% 91% 100%
Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication Within 30 Minutes Of Arrival 1 0% 1 30% 39% 100%
Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of Arrival 28 86% 77% 63% 90%
Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling 76 100% 68% 92% 100%
Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) 67 96% 89% 85% 100%
Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function 187 99% 73% 86% 100%
Patients Given Discharge Instructions 155 97% 57% 68% 96%
Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling 23 100% 1 78% 88% 100%
Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination 54 96% 82% 75% 98%
Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination 157 98% 2 81% 77% 96%
Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After Arrival 43 86% 2 96% 93% 100%
Patients Given Oxygenation Assessment 157 100% 2 100% 99% 100%
Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling 37 100% 2 62% 85% 100%
Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s) 75 87% 2 86% 87% 97%
Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The Administration Of The First Hospital Dose Of Antibiotics 84 89% 2 95% 90% 100%
Surgical Infection Prevention Patients Who Received Preventative Antibiotic(s) One Hour Before Incision 854 88% 2 85% 83% 97%
Patients Who Received the Appropriate Preventative Antibiotic(s) for Their Surgery 859 94% 2 87% 90% 99%
Patients Who Received Treatment To Prevent Blood Clots Within 24 Hours Before or After Selected Surgeries to Prevent Blood Clots 499 77% 2 65% 76% 95%
Patients Whose Doctors Ordered Treatments to Prevent Blood Clots (Venous Thromboembolism) For Certain Types of Surgeries 499 78% 2 67% 80% 97%
Patients Whose Preventative Antibiotic(s) are Stopped Within 24 hours After Surgery 838 60% 2 83% 80% 97%

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Question/Answer (46% of more than 300 responded)
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State %
US %
How do patients rate the hospital overall?
Patients who gave a rating of 6 or lower (low) 5% 11% 11%
Patients who gave a rating of 7 or 8 (medium) 20% 27% 26%
Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 (high) 75% 62% 63%
How often did doctors communicate well with patients?
Doctors always communicated well 75% 75% 79%
Doctors sometimes or never communicated well 7% 6% 5%
Doctors usually communicated well 18% 19% 16%
How often did nurses communicate well with patients?
Nurses always communicated well 75% 72% 73%
Nurses sometimes or never communicated well 4% 5% 6%
Nurses usually communicated well 21% 23% 21%
How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?
Patients always received help as soon as they wanted 66% 62% 60%
Patients sometimes or never received help as soon as they wanted 7% 9% 12%
Patients usually received help as soon as they wanted 27% 29% 28%
How often did staff explain about medicines before giving them to patients?
Staff always explained 58% 56% 58%
Staff sometimes or never explained 19% 22% 24%
Staff usually explained 23% 22% 18%
How often was patients' pain well controlled?
Pain was always well controlled 67% 64% 67%
Pain was sometimes or never well controlled 6% 7% 8%
Pain was usually well controlled 27% 29% 25%
How often was the area around patients' rooms kept quiet at night?
Always quiet at night 60% 53% 54%
Sometimes or never quiet at night 9% 12% 14%
Usually quiet at night 31% 35% 32%
How often were the patients' rooms and bathrooms kept clean?
Room was always clean 77% 72% 68%
Room was sometimes or never clean 6% 8% 11%
Room was usually clean 17% 20% 21%
Were patients given information about what to do during their recovery at home?
No, staff did not give patients this information 21% 18% 21%
Yes, staff did give patients this information 79% 82% 79%
Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?
NO, patients would not recommend the hospital (they probably would not or definitely would not recommend it) 2% 5% 6%
YES, patients would definitely recommend the hospital 81% 66% 68%
YES, patients would probably recommend the hospital 17% 29% 26%

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Diagnosis related group
Avg. payment
# of cases
State payments
State # of cases
US payments
US # of cases
Chronic Lung Disease $4,981 95 $4,258 - $4,728 648 $4,524 - $5,484 374,599
Pneumonia and Pleurisy in Adults With Complications or Preexisting Conditions $4,839 125 $5,003 - $5,559 1,163 $5,244 - $6,415 468,862
Heart Valve Operations $31,186 23 $25,709 - $31,131 130 $30,907 - $43,013 32,048
Major Heart and Blood Vessel Procedures with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $20,178 30 $18,637 - $20,694 227 $20,391 - $27,367 56,507
Heart Attack with Major Complications $7,617 30 $7,672 - $8,474 306 $8,003 - $10,049 131,892
Heart Attack without Complications $5,872 15 $4,765 - $5,295 135 $4,841 - $6,123 47,503
Heart Failure $5,022 188 $5,017 - $5,563 1,164 $5,295 - $6,566 626,051
Chest Pain $2,744 12 $2,744 - $3,213 194 $2,964 - $3,755 219,457
Major Small & Large Intestine Operations $6,944 0 $6,949 - $7,716 102 $7,459 - $9,180 18,656
Minor Small and Large Bowel Procedures With Complications $17,196 68 $16,701 - $18,540 407 $17,600 - $22,617 128,011
Stomach & Esophagus Operations in Adults with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $18,892 0 $19,592 - $21,763 67 $21,087 - $28,876 26,335
Hernia Operations in Adults with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $8,496 0 $6,903 - $7,283 62 $7,377 - $9,317 19,026
Hernia Operations in Adults $4,087 0 $4,089 - $4,360 52 $4,400 - $5,498 10,839
Gallbladder Removal Except By (non) Laparoscope with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $12,320 0 $12,315 - $14,436 54 $13,082 - $16,537 15,127
Sample of Bone Removed for Evaluation of Cancer, Infections or Other Bone Disorders $9,279 0 $9,266 - $10,086 62 $9,837 - $11,873 19,735
Major Arm & Shoulder Operations with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $5,411 0 $5,722 - $6,339 67 $5,804 - $7,121 11,947
Other Bone, Joint & Organ Operations with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $10,301 36 $9,304 - $10,893 168 $9,905 - $12,052 22,382
Diabetes in Adults $3,582 0 $3,638 - $4,122 123 $3,970 - $5,196 93,811
Kidney and Bladder Operations for Cancer $10,759 0 $10,875 - $11,949 80 $11,881 - $16,024 25,089
Kidney and Bladder Operations with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $11,526 0 $11,772 - $12,479 37 $12,602 - $17,553 14,424
Other Bladder Operations Via the Urethra with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $5,769 11 $5,770 - $6,409 65 $6,207 - $7,665 24,743
Other Kidney & Urinary Tract Operations $10,095 14 $10,672 - $11,217 145 $11,011 - $14,349 34,874
Removal of Prostate Via Urethra with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $4,445 13 $4,086 - $4,538 107 $4,388 - $5,375 25,202
Removal of Prostate Via Urethra $3,040 21 $2,817 - $3,096 141 $3,003 - $3,703 19,103
Female Reproductive System Reconstructive Operations $3,601 18 $3,602 - $3,901 90 $3,868 - $4,694 21,517
Uterus & Ovary Operations $4,140 25 $3,855 - $4,281 145 $4,152 - $5,135 26,828
Two or More Hip, Knee or Ankle Operations $15,092 13 $15,327 - $16,486 97 $16,018 - $20,415 18,737
Gallbladder Removal by Laparoscope with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $9,087 35 $8,891 - $9,858 151 $9,474 - $11,382 59,987
Gallbladder Removal By Laparoscope $4,986 23 $4,988 - $5,540 101 $5,310 - $6,471 22,382
Back Fusion to Join Spine Bones, not Neck, with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $20,149 50 $17,568 - $18,735 81 $18,851 - $24,129 32,800
Back Fusion to Join Spine Bones, not Neck $17,653 21 $13,478 - $14,373 41 $14,411 - $18,341 22,370
Back & Neck Operations Except Back or Neck Fusion with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $6,706 31 $6,708 - $7,153 132 $7,259 - $9,018 34,496
Back & Neck Operations Except Back or Neck Fusion $4,868 60 $4,387 - $4,679 217 $4,737 - $5,860 44,826
Insertion of Heart Defibrillator $29,716 35 $28,294 - $31,345 296 $29,416 - $37,796 57,697
Neck Fusion to Join Bones with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $11,977 0 $11,976 - $12,772 27 $13,059 - $16,860 14,002
Neck Fusion to Join Neck Bones $8,142 0 $8,254 - $8,817 36 $8,768 - $10,983 17,623
Head and Neck Blood Vessel Operations $5,416 21 $4,947 - $5,357 202 $5,300 - $6,434 38,831
Insertion of Heart Defibrillator with Examination of Heart through a Catheter $35,047 0 $35,318 - $39,259 44 $37,101 - $48,822 7,801
Replacement of Hip, Knee or Ankle or Reattachment of Thigh, Foot or Ankle $10,111 434 $9,540 - $10,563 2,194 $10,086 - $12,263 442,125
Repair of Previous Hip or Knee Replacement $12,128 30 $12,292 - $13,373 168 $12,766 - $16,268 40,505
Heart Bypass Surgery with Complications or Preexisting Conditions $24,724 0 $24,482 - $28,946 28 $26,231 - $34,844 12,945
Heart Bypass Surgery $17,370 13 $17,189 - $19,473 117 $18,617 - $23,593 29,680
Pacemaker Implant $10,604 50 $10,186 - $11,310 375 $10,958 - $13,379 78,212
Angioplasty Procedures and Insertion of Drug Coated Stent into Heart Artery $11,735 86 $11,331 - $12,553 1,071 $11,529 - $14,587 184,545

General informationQuality scoresSurvey resultsMedicare statsMortality rates
Condition
Rate
Lower rate
Upper rate
# of patients
Avg. US rate
Heart Attack 14.9 11.0 20.2 73 16.1
Heart Failure 11.0 7.8 15.2 105 11.1
Pneumonia 10.8 7.9 14.6 141 11.4