Berwick Hospital Center

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

Berwick Hospital Center is a non-profit acute care hospital based at 701 East 16th Street in Berwick, 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 1,016 Medicare patients were given 6,813 days of PPS inpatient care and services. The provider was reimbursed $8,069,873 by Medicare for those services. In 2006, 164 Medicare patients were given 3,107 days of Non-PPS inpatient care and services. A total of 25 Medicare patients were given 125 days of swing bed care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $32,196 by Medicare. 3,824 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $2,136,233 by Medicare for these services.

When compared to other hospitals in the state, pneumonia patients at this facility are less likely to be given the most appropriate initial antibiotics.

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Facility Type

Acute Care

Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Private

Address

701 East 16th Street
Berwick, PA 18603

Phone Number

(570) 759-5000

Geographic Coordinates

41.070093, -76.231042
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Columbia County
1 (50.00%)
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
Columbia 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 3 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
67.00%
Columbia County
63.50%
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 25 patients.

This Provider This Provider
84.00%
Columbia County
90.50%
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 30 patients.

This Provider This Provider
90.00%
Columbia County
90.50%
Pennsylvania
93.22%
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 39 patients.

This Provider This Provider
74.00%
Columbia County
74.00%
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 129 patients.

This Provider This Provider
57.00%
Columbia County
33.50%
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 14 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
86.00%
Columbia County
80.00%
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 79 patients.

This Provider This Provider
77.00%
Columbia County
62.50%
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 19 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
84.00%
Columbia County
92.00%
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 35 patients.

This Provider This Provider
94.00%
Columbia County
92.50%
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 9 patients.

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

  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
56.00%
Columbia County
78.00%
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 34 patients.

This Provider This Provider
97.00%
Columbia County
98.50%
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 39 patients.

This Provider This Provider
90.00%
Columbia County
92.00%
Pennsylvania
89.62%
United States
87.23%

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 7 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
86.00%
Columbia County
93.00%
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 163 patients.

This Provider This Provider
94.00%
Columbia County
85.50%
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 19 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
89.00%
Columbia County
94.50%
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 66 patients.

This Provider This Provider
76.00%
Columbia County
70.00%
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 97 patients.

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100.00%
Columbia County
100.00%
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 56 patients.

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66.00%
Columbia County
58.50%
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 43 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

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

This Provider This Provider
26.00%
Columbia County
53.50%
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 41 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

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

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17.00%
Columbia County
39.00%
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
1,016
Columbia County Average
887
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
6,813
Columbia County Average
5,158
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
164
Columbia County Average
119
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
3,107
Columbia County Average
2,085
Pennsylvania Average
3,393
United States Average
3,791

Swing Bed Patients

The number of swing bed patients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. A swing bed is defined as a bed that can be used when a patient no longer needs acute care, but still needs nursing care and observation.

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25
Pennsylvania Average
92
United States Average
75

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.

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3,824
Columbia County Average
4,185
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
6,852
Columbia County Average
5,190
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
1,535
Columbia County Average
1,243
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
3,115
Columbia County Average
2,091
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
201
Columbia County Average
149
Pennsylvania Average
296
United States Average
450

Swing Bed Utilization Days

The number of days of swing bed care that are chargeable to Medicare Part A facility utilization by this provider in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. A swing bed is defined as a bed that can be used when a patient no longer needs acute care, but still needs nursing care and observation.

This Provider This Provider
125
Pennsylvania Average
802
United States Average
775

Swing Bed Patient Discharges

The number of swing bed patient 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. A swing bed is defined as a bed that can be used when a patient no longer needs acute care, but still needs nursing care and observation.

This Provider This Provider
28
Pennsylvania Average
104
United States Average
88

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
$8,069,873
Columbia County Average
$6,620,222
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
$1,178
Columbia County Average
$1,276
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
$5,257
Columbia County Average
$5,326
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
$1,605,261
Columbia County Average
$1,108,979
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
$515
Columbia County Average
$530
Pennsylvania Average
$892
United States Average
$1,128

Medicare Swing Bed Payments

The total swing bed associated Medicare Part A payments made to this provider in 2006. A swing bed is defined as a bed that can be used when a patient no longer needs acute care, but still needs nursing care and observation.

This Provider This Provider
$32,196
Pennsylvania Average
$384,120
United States Average
$516,856

Medicare Payments Per Swing Bed Utilization Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered swing bed utilization day in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. A swing bed is defined as a bed that can be used when a patient no longer needs acute care, but still needs nursing care and observation.

This Provider This Provider
$258
Pennsylvania Average
$479
United States Average
$667

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
$2,136,233
Columbia County Average
$1,934,081
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
$7,943
Columbia County Average
$7,468
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
$1,184
Columbia County Average
$1,284
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
$9,788
Columbia County Average
$9,319
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
$517
Columbia County Average
$532
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
$7,986
Columbia County Average
$7,468
Pennsylvania Average
$10,315
United States Average
$9,611

Medicare Payments Per Swing Bed Patient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered swing bed patient in 2006. A swing bed is defined as a bed that can be used when a patient no longer needs acute care, but still needs nursing care and observation.

This Provider This Provider
$1,288
Pennsylvania Average
$4,161
United States Average
$6,860

Medicare Payments Per Swing Bed Patient Discharge

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered swing bed patient discharge in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. A swing bed is defined as a bed that can be used when a patient no longer needs acute care, but still needs nursing care and observation.

This Provider This Provider
$1,150
Pennsylvania Average
$3,679
United States Average
$5,870

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
$559
Columbia County Average
$462
Pennsylvania Average
$667
United States Average
$786

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Berwick at a Glance

Berwick has a total population of 10,774, of which 2,485 are children under the age of 18 and 2,229 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 39.5.

Total Population:
10,774
Median Age:
39.5
Males:
5,037 (46.8%)
Female:
5,737 (53.2%)
Children (0-17):
2,485 (23.1%)
Adults (18-64):
6,060 (56.2%)
Seniors (65+):
2,229 (20.7%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Berwick
Married:
4,582 (42.5%)
Divorced:
1,148 (10.7%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Berwick
Hispanic Ethnicity:
175 (1.62%)
White:
10,462 (97.10%)
African American:
95 (0.88%)
Asian:
46 (0.43%)
Pacific Islander:
5 (0.05%)
Indian:
30 (0.28%)
Other:
66 (0.61%)
Two or More:
70 (0.65%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Berwick

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.38, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.38 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
193
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
1
Medical Suppliers:
11
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $32,357 while the median household income is $27,442. Roughly 14.35% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$32,357
Household Income:
$27,442
In Poverty:
14.35%

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