Washington County Hospital

Detailed report on the hospital located in Hagerstown, Maryland (MD).

Washington County Hospital is a non-profit acute care hospital based at 251 East Antietam Street in Hagerstown, MD. 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, 4,713 Medicare patients were given 40,969 days of Non-PPS inpatient care and services.

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

Overall Rating

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Rated 2.00 out of 5 from 1 User Review
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Quality of Care Rating

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Staff Rating

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Facility Rating

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Promptness Rating

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Facility Type

Acute Care

Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Private

Address

251 East Antietam Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone Number

(301) 790-8000

Geographic Coordinates

39.638324, -77.716213
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Maryland
45 (100.00%)
United States
3,333 (77.01%)

Emergency Services

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers emergency care services.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Maryland
45 (100.00%)
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 8 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
75.00%
Maryland
86.59%
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 28 patients.

This Provider This Provider
93.00%
Maryland
93.75%
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 33 patients.

This Provider This Provider
97.00%
Maryland
92.45%
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 128 patients.

This Provider This Provider
84.00%
Maryland
85.60%
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 348 patients.

This Provider This Provider
49.00%
Maryland
69.51%
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:
  • Inacurate information submitted and suppressed for one or more quarters.

  • 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 566 patients.

This Provider This Provider
72.00%
Maryland
73.93%
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 169 patients.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Maryland
89.69%
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 416 patients.

This Provider This Provider
88.00%
Maryland
87.18%
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 197 patients.

This Provider This Provider
84.00%
Maryland
91.77%
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 58 patients.

This Provider This Provider
93.00%
Maryland
95.40%
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
94.00%
Maryland
91.67%
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 5 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Maryland
94.57%
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 436 patients.

This Provider This Provider
86.00%
Maryland
92.80%
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 88 patients.

This Provider This Provider
99.00%
Maryland
93.53%
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 447 patients.

This Provider This Provider
63.00%
Maryland
69.20%
United States
69.00%

Pneumonia Patients Given Oxygenation Assessment

The percentage of pneumonia patients given oxygenation assessment. The sample size for this measure was 746 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Maryland
99.89%
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 377 patients.

This Provider This Provider
86.00%
Maryland
86.36%
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 874 patients.

This Provider This Provider
88.00%
Maryland
85.58%
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 843 patients.

This Provider This Provider
77.00%
Maryland
68.36%
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
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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

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

Washington County Hospital Review
Overall:
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Care:
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Staff:
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Facility:
Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Insurance:
Medicaid / Medi-Cal
Details:

I have had two surgeries at Washington County Hospital in the past3 years, one was one week ago. I have also been to their er on a couple of occaisions. This is the worst hospital I have ever been in. The first surgery was on my spine. I woke up in recovery and was refused any pain medication. This was even though my doctor had ordered it for me. It was the recovery room nurse who refused me my pain medication. This time I had total hip replacement and on my 3rd night there after surgery I was unable to sleep due to the intense pain. I asked every hour for the nurse to bring me pain medication and kept getting told that I needed to wait 30 min. I got the same response every hour. They just refused to bring me any until the next morning. By then, I was wracked with pain. The nurses are rude and inconsiderate and to pull things like this is just ridiculous. Don't even think about goingto the ER there. You will wait more than 5-6 hours to be seen by a doctor even though they are not busy or they will forget you are there and may not see you all night. This has happened to me, my daughter and my friend on several occaisions. Extreme lack of concern for patients. If you can, ask to go to another hospital.

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Monday, July 21, 2008 5:37 PM MST

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Hagerstown at a Glance

Hagerstown has a total population of 36,687, of which 9,375 are children under the age of 18 and 5,259 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 34.8.

Total Population:
36,687
Median Age:
34.8
Males:
17,154 (46.8%)
Female:
19,533 (53.2%)
Children (0-17):
9,375 (25.6%)
Adults (18-64):
22,053 (60.1%)
Seniors (65+):
5,259 (14.3%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Hagerstown
Married:
14,808 (40.4%)
Divorced:
3,830 (10.4%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Hagerstown
Hispanic Ethnicity:
649 (1.77%)
White:
31,532 (85.95%)
African American:
3,722 (10.15%)
Asian:
354 (0.96%)
Pacific Islander:
15 (0.04%)
Indian:
90 (0.25%)
Other:
304 (0.83%)
Two or More:
670 (1.83%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Hagerstown

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.41, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.41 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
3
Doctors:
628
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
6
Medical Suppliers:
32
Rehab Centers:
7

Wealth

The median family income is $38,149 while the median household income is $30,796. Roughly 17.77% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$38,149
Household Income:
$30,796
In Poverty:
17.77%

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