Northern Louisiana Medical Center

Detailed report on the hospital located in Ruston, Louisiana (LA).

Northern Louisiana Medical Center is a non-profit acute care hospital based at 401 East Vaughn Avenue in Ruston, LA. The facility is accredited and provides emergency services. The mortality rate for heart attack patients at the facility is no different than the national rate. The patient mortality rate is also no different than the national rate. In 2006, a total of 1,659 Medicare patients were given 14,090 days of PPS inpatient care and services. The provider was reimbursed $16,976,541 by Medicare for those services.

When compared to state levels, pneumonia patients at this facility are more likely to be assessed and given a pneumococcal vaccination.

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Facility Type

Acute Care

Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Other

Address

401 East Vaughn Avenue
Ruston, LA 71270

Phone Number

(318) 254-2100

Geographic Coordinates

32.515292, -92.633859
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Ruston
1 (50.00%)
Lincoln Parish
1 (50.00%)
Louisiana
75 (66.37%)
United States
3,333 (77.01%)

Emergency Services

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers emergency care services.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Ruston
1 (50.00%)
Lincoln Parish
1 (50.00%)
Louisiana
96 (84.96%)
United States
3,947 (91.20%)

Quality Measures

Charts

Heart Attack Patients Given Inhibitor or ARB

The percentage of heart attack patients given ace inhibitor or arb for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (lvsd). The sample size for this measure was 5 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Ruston
100.00%
Lincoln Parish
100.00%
Louisiana
83.76%
United States
82.44%

Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge

The percentage of heart attack patients given aspirin at discharge. The sample size for this measure was 38 patients.

This Provider This Provider
97.00%
Ruston
97.00%
Lincoln Parish
97.00%
Louisiana
86.73%
United States
90.10%

Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge

The percentage of heart attack patients given beta blocker at discharge. The sample size for this measure was 37 patients.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Ruston
95.00%
Lincoln Parish
95.00%
Louisiana
87.92%
United States
89.74%

Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB

The percentage of heart failure patients given ace inhibitor or arb for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (lvsd). The sample size for this measure was 61 patients.

This Provider This Provider
66.00%
Ruston
33.00%
Lincoln Parish
33.00%
Louisiana
78.07%
United States
82.00%

Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions

The percentage of heart failure patients given discharge instructions. The sample size for this measure was 42 patients.

Note:
  • Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data for the measure.

This Provider This Provider
67.00%
Ruston
33.50%
Lincoln Parish
33.50%
Louisiana
61.79%
United States
60.95%

Pneumonia Patients Given Influenza Vaccination

The percentage of pneumonia patients assessed and given influenza vaccination. The sample size for this measure was 0 patients.

Note:
  • No data is available from the hospital for this measure.

Pneumonia Patients Given Antibiotics within 4 Hours

The percentage of pneumonia patients given initial antibiotic(s) within 4 hours after arrival. The sample size for this measure was 133 patients.

This Provider This Provider
89.00%
Ruston
94.50%
Lincoln Parish
94.50%
Louisiana
76.12%
United States
80.14%

Pneumonia Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice

The percentage of pneumonia patients given smoking cessation advice or counseling. The sample size for this measure was 6 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

  • Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data for the measure.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Ruston
100.00%
Lincoln Parish
100.00%
Louisiana
78.45%
United States
79.65%

Pneumonia Patients whose Blood Culture Performed Prior to Antibiotics

The percentage of pneumonia patients whose initial emergency room blood culture was performed prior to the administration of the first hospital dose of antibiotics. The sample size for this measure was 18 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

  • Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data for the measure.

This Provider This Provider
72.00%
Ruston
72.00%
Lincoln Parish
72.00%
Louisiana
89.08%
United States
90.43%

Surgery Patients Given Appropriate Antibiotics

The percentage of surgery patients who received the appropriate preventative antibiotic(s) for their surgery. The sample size for this measure was 0 patients.

Note:
  • No data is available from the hospital for this measure.

Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival

The percentage of heart attack patients given aspirin at arrival. The sample size for this measure was 58 patients.

This Provider This Provider
98.00%
Ruston
99.00%
Lincoln Parish
99.00%
Louisiana
90.94%
United States
92.45%

Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Arrival

The percentage of heart attack patients given beta blocker at arrival. The sample size for this measure was 55 patients.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Ruston
98.00%
Lincoln Parish
98.00%
Louisiana
85.06%
United States
87.23%

Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication within 30 Minutes

The percentage of heart attack patients given fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival. The sample size for this measure was 1 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

  • Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data for the measure.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Ruston
100.00%
Lincoln Parish
100.00%
Louisiana
31.51%
United States
31.22%

Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice

The percentage of heart attack patients given smoking cessation advice or counseling. The sample size for this measure was 1 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

  • Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data for the measure.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Ruston
100.00%
Lincoln Parish
100.00%
Louisiana
88.11%
United States
87.61%

Heart Failure Patients Given Evaluation of LVS Function

The percentage of heart failure patients given an evaluation of left ventricular systolic (lvs) function. The sample size for this measure was 263 patients.

This Provider This Provider
92.00%
Ruston
86.00%
Lincoln Parish
86.00%
Louisiana
81.09%
United States
83.53%

Heart Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice

The percentage of heart failure patients given smoking cessation advice or counseling. The sample size for this measure was 11 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

  • Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data for the measure.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Ruston
100.00%
Lincoln Parish
100.00%
Louisiana
82.63%
United States
81.61%

Pneumonia Patients Given Pneumococcal Vaccination

The percentage of pneumonia patients assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination. The sample size for this measure was 83 patients.

This Provider This Provider
80.00%
Ruston
40.00%
Lincoln Parish
40.00%
Louisiana
60.64%
United States
69.00%

Pneumonia Patients Given Oxygenation Assessment

The percentage of pneumonia patients given oxygenation assessment. The sample size for this measure was 145 patients.

This Provider This Provider
98.00%
Ruston
99.00%
Lincoln Parish
99.00%
Louisiana
98.12%
United States
99.26%

Pneumonia Patients Given Most Appropriate Antibiotics

The percentage of pneumonia patients given the most appropriate initial antibiotic(s). The sample size for this measure was 18 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

  • Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data for the measure.

This Provider This Provider
89.00%
Ruston
89.00%
Lincoln Parish
89.00%
Louisiana
77.71%
United States
82.91%

Surgery Patients Given Antibiotics 1 Hour Before Incision

The percentage of surgery patients who received preventative antibiotic(s) 1 hour before incision. The sample size for this measure was 31 patients.

Note:
  • Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data for the measure.

This Provider This Provider
74.00%
Ruston
66.00%
Lincoln Parish
66.00%
Louisiana
69.17%
United States
76.95%

Surgery Patients whose Antibiotics Stopped within 24 Hours of Surgery

The percentage of surgery patients whose preventative antibiotic(s) are stopped within 24 hours after surgery. The sample size for this measure was 29 patients.

Note:
  • Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data for the measure.

This Provider This Provider
86.00%
Ruston
79.50%
Lincoln Parish
79.50%
Louisiana
60.57%
United States
71.77%

Mortality Rates

Charts

30-Day Mortality Rate from Heart Attack

This hospitals 30 day patient death (mortality) rate from heart attack. The value is one of three types: Better, no different, or worse than the national rate.

No different than National Rate
No different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National Rate No different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National Rate

30-Day Mortality Rate from Heart Failure

This hospitals 30 day patient death (mortality) rate from heart failure. The value is one of three types: Better, no different, or worse than the national rate.

No different than National Rate
No different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National Rate No different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National Rate

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Last Modified

Monday, July 21, 2008 5:37 PM MST

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    Located 0.19 miles away in Ruston at 1118 Farmerville Street.
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Note: There are a total of 5 hospitals within 35 miles of this provider.

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Ruston at a Glance

Ruston has a total population of 20,546, of which 4,265 are children under the age of 18 and 2,326 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 24.0.

Total Population:
20,546
Median Age:
24.0
Males:
9,896 (48.2%)
Female:
10,650 (51.8%)
Children (0-17):
4,265 (20.8%)
Adults (18-64):
13,955 (67.9%)
Seniors (65+):
2,326 (11.3%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Ruston
Married:
6,827 (33.2%)
Divorced:
975 (4.7%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Ruston
Hispanic Ethnicity:
266 (1.29%)
White:
11,699 (56.94%)
African American:
7,997 (38.92%)
Asian:
496 (2.41%)
Pacific Islander:
5 (0.02%)
Indian:
34 (0.17%)
Other:
130 (0.63%)
Two or More:
185 (0.90%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Ruston

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.24, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.24 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
2
Doctors:
158
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
2
Nursing Homes:
6
Medical Suppliers:
19
Rehab Centers:
2

Wealth

The median family income is $37,394 while the median household income is $23,001. Roughly 28.03% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$37,394
Household Income:
$23,001
In Poverty:
28.03%

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