HI Desert Medical Center

Detailed report on the hospital located in Joshua Tree, California (CA).

HI Desert Medical Center is a government run acute care hospital based at 6601 White Feather Road in Joshua Tree, CA. 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 786 Medicare patients were given 4,327 days of PPS inpatient care and services. The provider was reimbursed $7,442,783 by Medicare for those services. A total of 231 Medicare patients were given 1,738 days of swing bed care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $586,793 by Medicare. 4,360 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $2,456,078 by Medicare for these services.

When compared to other hospitals in the state, heart failure patients at this facility are less likely to be given discharge instructions.

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Facility Type

Acute Care

Ownership Type

Government - Hospital District or Authority

Address

6601 White Feather Road
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Phone Number

(760) 366-6285

Geographic Coordinates

34.133266, -116.276714
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
San Bernardino County
15 (100.00%)
California
306 (89.74%)
United States
3,333 (77.01%)

Emergency Services

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers emergency care services.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
San Bernardino County
15 (100.00%)
California
306 (89.74%)
United States
3,947 (91.20%)

Quality Measures

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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 1 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
San Bernardino County
86.31%
California
82.11%
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 13 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
92.00%
San Bernardino County
84.71%
California
90.36%
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 15 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
87.00%
San Bernardino County
89.64%
California
89.03%
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 33 patients.

This Provider This Provider
85.00%
San Bernardino County
86.38%
California
84.02%
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 65 patients.

This Provider This Provider
5.00%
San Bernardino County
60.07%
California
56.86%
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 45 patients.

This Provider This Provider
64.00%
San Bernardino County
44.50%
California
57.98%
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 241 patients.

This Provider This Provider
61.00%
San Bernardino County
73.00%
California
75.39%
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 77 patients.

This Provider This Provider
81.00%
San Bernardino County
82.69%
California
75.23%
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 142 patients.

This Provider This Provider
90.00%
San Bernardino County
87.07%
California
88.62%
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 25 patients.

This Provider This Provider
84.00%
San Bernardino County
87.70%
California
88.87%
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 25 patients.

This Provider This Provider
88.00%
San Bernardino County
95.79%
California
95.23%
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 31 patients.

This Provider This Provider
77.00%
San Bernardino County
91.31%
California
89.49%
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
100.00%
San Bernardino County
96.08%
California
86.88%
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 106 patients.

This Provider This Provider
81.00%
San Bernardino County
81.50%
California
84.35%
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 23 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
83.00%
San Bernardino County
87.38%
California
81.70%
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 182 patients.

This Provider This Provider
64.00%
San Bernardino County
60.64%
California
58.06%
United States
69.00%

Pneumonia Patients Given Oxygenation Assessment

The percentage of pneumonia patients given oxygenation assessment. The sample size for this measure was 290 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
San Bernardino County
99.79%
California
99.45%
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 118 patients.

This Provider This Provider
81.00%
San Bernardino County
87.14%
California
81.81%
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 61 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
62.00%
San Bernardino County
72.54%
California
74.07%
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 57 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
65.00%
San Bernardino County
59.00%
California
64.83%
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
786
San Bernardino County Average
1,485
California Average
1,724
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
4,327
San Bernardino County Average
10,375
California Average
13,232
United States Average
17,102

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.

This Provider This Provider
231
San Bernardino County Average
129
California Average
53
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.

This Provider This Provider
4,360
San Bernardino County Average
4,463
California Average
6,267
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
4,347
San Bernardino County Average
10,446
California Average
13,336
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
671
San Bernardino County Average
1,901
California Average
2,273
United States Average
2,995

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
1,738
San Bernardino County Average
972
California Average
537
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
285
San Bernardino County Average
156
California Average
58
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
$7,442,783
San Bernardino County Average
$22,493,781
California Average
$26,494,282
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
$1,712
San Bernardino County Average
$2,153
California Average
$1,987
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
$11,092
San Bernardino County Average
$11,834
California Average
$11,657
United States Average
$9,352

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
$586,793
San Bernardino County Average
$385,956
California Average
$305,596
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
$338
San Bernardino County Average
$397
California Average
$569
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
$2,456,078
San Bernardino County Average
$4,123,708
California Average
$5,156,835
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
$9,469
San Bernardino County Average
$15,149
California Average
$15,368
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
$1,720
San Bernardino County Average
$2,168
California Average
$2,002
United States Average
$1,638

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
$2,540
San Bernardino County Average
$2,992
California Average
$5,804
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
$2,059
San Bernardino County Average
$2,474
California Average
$5,255
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
$563
San Bernardino County Average
$924
California Average
$823
United States Average
$786

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Last Modified

Monday, July 21, 2008 5:36 PM MST

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Joshua Tree at a Glance

Joshua Tree has a total population of 4,207, of which 1,156 are children under the age of 18 and 770 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 36.8.

Total Population:
4,207
Median Age:
36.8
Males:
2,037 (48.4%)
Female:
2,170 (51.6%)
Children (0-17):
1,156 (27.5%)
Adults (18-64):
2,281 (54.2%)
Seniors (65+):
770 (18.3%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Joshua Tree
Married:
1,610 (38.3%)
Divorced:
578 (13.7%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Joshua Tree
Hispanic Ethnicity:
520 (12.36%)
White:
3,634 (86.38%)
African American:
74 (1.76%)
Asian:
47 (1.12%)
Pacific Islander:
26 (0.62%)
Indian:
66 (1.57%)
Other:
194 (4.61%)
Two or More:
166 (3.95%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Joshua Tree

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.59, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.59 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
92
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
1
Medical Suppliers:
1
Rehab Centers:
2

Wealth

The median family income is $33,333 while the median household income is $26,535. Roughly 21.87% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$33,333
Household Income:
$26,535
In Poverty:
21.87%

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