Altoona Regional Health System

Detailed report on the hospital located in Altoona, Pennsylvania (PA).

Altoona Regional Health System is a non-profit acute care hospital based at 620 Howard Avenue in Altoona, PA. 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 4,864 Medicare patients were given 37,552 days of PPS inpatient care and services. The provider was reimbursed $56,765,287 by Medicare for those services. In 2006, 395 Medicare patients were given 5,019 days of Non-PPS inpatient care and services. 15,937 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $14,462,862 by Medicare for these services.

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Facility Type

Acute Care

Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Other

Address

620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601

Phone Number

(814) 889-2011

Geographic Coordinates

40.521391, -78.397979
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Blair County
2 (100.00%)
Pennsylvania
133 (82.10%)
United States
3,333 (77.01%)

Emergency Services

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers emergency care services.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Blair County
2 (100.00%)
Pennsylvania
144 (88.89%)
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 187 patients.

This Provider This Provider
68.00%
Blair County
84.00%
Pennsylvania
76.50%
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 427 patients.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Blair County
98.00%
Pennsylvania
91.58%
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 461 patients.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Blair County
81.50%
Pennsylvania
93.22%
United States
89.74%

Heart Attack Patients Given PCI within 90 Minutes

The percentage of heart attack patients given pci within 90 minutes of arrival. The sample size for this measure was 7 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
14.00%
Blair County
14.00%
Pennsylvania
44.00%
United States
53.85%

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 256 patients.

This Provider This Provider
73.00%
Blair County
63.50%
Pennsylvania
80.04%
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 500 patients.

This Provider This Provider
61.00%
Blair County
58.50%
Pennsylvania
60.43%
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 71 patients.

This Provider This Provider
75.00%
Blair County
71.00%
Pennsylvania
70.91%
United States
69.93%

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 321 patients.

This Provider This Provider
76.00%
Blair County
69.50%
Pennsylvania
78.97%
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 101 patients.

This Provider This Provider
90.00%
Blair County
87.50%
Pennsylvania
80.05%
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 208 patients.

This Provider This Provider
90.00%
Blair County
94.00%
Pennsylvania
90.89%
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 361 patients.

This Provider This Provider
93.00%
Blair County
92.50%
Pennsylvania
90.74%
United States
89.88%

Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival

The percentage of heart attack patients given aspirin at arrival. The sample size for this measure was 251 patients.

This Provider This Provider
98.00%
Blair County
97.50%
Pennsylvania
92.22%
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 211 patients.

This Provider This Provider
92.00%
Blair County
87.00%
Pennsylvania
89.62%
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 2 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
0.00%
Blair County
23.50%
Pennsylvania
28.00%
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 152 patients.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Blair County
47.50%
Pennsylvania
89.11%
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 688 patients.

This Provider This Provider
91.00%
Blair County
95.00%
Pennsylvania
89.66%
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 83 patients.

This Provider This Provider
80.00%
Blair County
40.00%
Pennsylvania
82.23%
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 277 patients.

This Provider This Provider
83.00%
Blair County
77.00%
Pennsylvania
73.83%
United States
69.00%

Pneumonia Patients Given Oxygenation Assessment

The percentage of pneumonia patients given oxygenation assessment. The sample size for this measure was 404 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Blair County
98.00%
Pennsylvania
99.50%
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 243 patients.

This Provider This Provider
81.00%
Blair County
88.00%
Pennsylvania
83.73%
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 1,363 patients.

This Provider This Provider
87.00%
Blair County
84.00%
Pennsylvania
77.12%
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 1,332 patients.

This Provider This Provider
63.00%
Blair County
55.50%
Pennsylvania
69.01%
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

Treatment Figures

Charts

PPS Inpatients

The number of prospective payment system inpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
4,864
Blair County Average
2,693
Pennsylvania Average
2,456
United States Average
2,267

PPS Inpatient Utilization Days

The number of days of prospective payment system inpatient care that are chargeable to Medicare Part A facility utilization by this provider in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
37,552
Blair County Average
20,238
Pennsylvania Average
19,163
United States Average
17,102

Non-PPS Inpatients

The number of non prospective payment system inpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
395
Pennsylvania Average
260
United States Average
371

Non-PPS Inpatient Utilization Days

The number of days of non prospective payment system inpatient care that are chargeable to Medicare Part A facility utilization by this provider in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
5,019
Pennsylvania Average
3,393
United States Average
3,791

Outpatients

The number of outpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part B in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
15,937
Blair County Average
9,640
Pennsylvania Average
9,214
United States Average
7,242

PPS Inpatient Days

The number of days of prospective payment system inpatient care given by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
37,669
Blair County Average
20,305
Pennsylvania Average
19,322
United States Average
17,255

PPS Inpatient Discharges

The number of prospective payment system inpatient discharges made by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
6,413
Blair County Average
3,540
Pennsylvania Average
3,278
United States Average
2,995

Non-PPS Inpatient Days

The number of days of non prospective payment system inpatient care given by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
5,028
Pennsylvania Average
3,424
United States Average
3,834

Non-PPS Inpatient Discharges

The number of non prospective payment system inpatient discharges made by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
468
Pennsylvania Average
296
United States Average
450

Financials

Charts

Medicare PPS Inpatient Payments

The total prospective payment system inpatient associated Medicare Part A payments, plus pass-through, made to this provider in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$56,765,287
Blair County Average
$29,982,124
Pennsylvania Average
$29,400,205
United States Average
$28,006,530

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient day in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$1,507
Blair County Average
$1,477
Pennsylvania Average
$1,522
United States Average
$1,623

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient Discharge

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient discharge in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$8,852
Blair County Average
$8,470
Pennsylvania Average
$8,970
United States Average
$9,352

Medicare Non-PPS Inpatient Payments

The total non prospective payment system inpatient associated Medicare Part A payments, plus pass-through, made to this provider in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$4,100,081
Pennsylvania Average
$3,055,368
United States Average
$4,323,113

Medicare Payments Per Non-PPS Inpatient Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non prospective payment system inpatient day in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$815
Pennsylvania Average
$892
United States Average
$1,128

Medicare Outpatient Payments

The total outpatient associated Medicare Part B payments made to this provider in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$14,462,862
Blair County Average
$7,980,868
Pennsylvania Average
$6,148,005
United States Average
$5,694,349

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$11,670
Blair County Average
$11,133
Pennsylvania Average
$11,973
United States Average
$12,356

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient Utilization Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient utilization day in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$1,512
Blair County Average
$1,481
Pennsylvania Average
$1,534
United States Average
$1,638

Medicare Payments Per Non-PPS Inpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non prospective payment system inpatient in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$10,380
Pennsylvania Average
$11,750
United States Average
$11,654

Medicare Payments Per Non-PPS Inpatient Utilization Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non prospective payment system inpatient utilization day in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$817
Pennsylvania Average
$901
United States Average
$1,140

Medicare Payments Per Non-PPS Inpatient Discharge

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non prospective payment system inpatient discharge in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$8,761
Pennsylvania Average
$10,315
United States Average
$9,611

Medicare Payments Per Outpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part B covered outpatient in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$908
Blair County Average
$828
Pennsylvania Average
$667
United States Average
$786

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Altoona at a Glance

Altoona has a total population of 49,523, of which 11,358 are children under the age of 18 and 8,318 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 37.4.

Total Population:
49,523
Median Age:
37.4
Males:
23,229 (46.9%)
Female:
26,294 (53.1%)
Children (0-17):
11,358 (22.9%)
Adults (18-64):
29,847 (60.3%)
Seniors (65+):
8,318 (16.8%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Altoona
Married:
20,462 (41.3%)
Divorced:
3,980 (8.0%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Altoona
Hispanic Ethnicity:
367 (0.74%)
White:
47,545 (96.01%)
African American:
1,231 (2.49%)
Asian:
156 (0.32%)
Pacific Islander:
8 (0.02%)
Indian:
51 (0.10%)
Other:
121 (0.24%)
Two or More:
411 (0.83%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Altoona

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.39, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.39 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
2
Doctors:
444
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
4
Medical Suppliers:
42
Rehab Centers:
5

Wealth

The median family income is $36,758 while the median household income is $28,248. Roughly 17.16% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$36,758
Household Income:
$28,248
In Poverty:
17.16%

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