St. Joseph Medical Center

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

St. Joseph Medical Center is a non-profit acute care hospital based at 2500 Bernville Road in Reading, 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 2,559 Medicare patients were given 19,695 days of PPS inpatient care and services. The provider was reimbursed $34,812,806 by Medicare for those services. In 2006, 89 Medicare patients were given 1,186 days of Non-PPS inpatient care and services.

When compared to state levels, heart attack patients at this hospital are more likely to be given an inhibitor or ARB. Heart failure patients at this facility are more likely to be given discharge instructions.

When compared to other hospitals in the state, pneumonia patients at this facility are less likely to assessed and given a pneumococcal vaccination.

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Facility Type

Acute Care

Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Church

Address

2500 Bernville Road
Reading, PA 19605

Phone Number

(610) 378-2300

Geographic Coordinates

40.377082, -75.978832
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Reading
2 (100.00%)
Berks 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
Reading
2 (100.00%)
Berks 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 48 patients.

This Provider This Provider
92.00%
Reading
86.50%
Berks County
86.50%
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 206 patients.

This Provider This Provider
99.00%
Reading
99.50%
Berks County
99.50%
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 213 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Reading
99.50%
Berks County
99.50%
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 11 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
36.00%
Reading
28.00%
Berks County
28.00%
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 126 patients.

This Provider This Provider
87.00%
Reading
87.50%
Berks County
87.50%
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 285 patients.

This Provider This Provider
80.00%
Reading
76.00%
Berks County
76.00%
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 41 patients.

This Provider This Provider
76.00%
Reading
81.00%
Berks County
81.00%
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 246 patients.

This Provider This Provider
75.00%
Reading
65.00%
Berks County
65.00%
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 59 patients.

This Provider This Provider
92.00%
Reading
94.00%
Berks County
94.00%
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 157 patients.

This Provider This Provider
90.00%
Reading
88.00%
Berks County
88.00%
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 117 patients.

This Provider This Provider
92.00%
Reading
95.00%
Berks County
95.00%
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 156 patients.

This Provider This Provider
97.00%
Reading
97.50%
Berks 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 155 patients.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Reading
96.50%
Berks County
96.50%
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 70 patients.

This Provider This Provider
86.00%
Reading
93.00%
Berks 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 370 patients.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Reading
96.50%
Berks County
96.50%
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 54 patients.

This Provider This Provider
83.00%
Reading
91.50%
Berks County
91.50%
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 179 patients.

This Provider This Provider
56.00%
Reading
66.00%
Berks County
66.00%
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 280 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Reading
100.00%
Berks 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 187 patients.

This Provider This Provider
89.00%
Reading
89.00%
Berks County
89.00%
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 395 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
67.00%
Reading
76.50%
Berks County
76.50%
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 389 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
57.00%
Reading
64.50%
Berks County
64.50%
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
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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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Promptness:
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Insurance:
Medicare
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This is a new hospital, less than 3 years old. It replaced an older facility. All equipment is new, and modern. Parking is abundant and free.

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Last Modified

Monday, July 21, 2008 5:37 PM MST

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Reading at a Glance

Reading has a total population of 81,207, of which 24,294 are children under the age of 18 and 10,068 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 30.6.

Total Population:
81,207
Median Age:
30.6
Males:
39,205 (48.3%)
Female:
42,002 (51.7%)
Children (0-17):
24,294 (29.9%)
Adults (18-64):
46,845 (57.7%)
Seniors (65+):
10,068 (12.4%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Reading
Married:
26,396 (32.5%)
Divorced:
6,573 (8.1%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Reading
Hispanic Ethnicity:
30,302 (37.31%)
White:
48,059 (59.18%)
African American:
9,947 (12.25%)
Asian:
1,296 (1.60%)
Pacific Islander:
32 (0.04%)
Indian:
356 (0.44%)
Other:
18,125 (22.32%)
Two or More:
3,392 (4.18%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Reading

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.42, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.42 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
1,021
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
2
Nursing Homes:
4
Medical Suppliers:
36
Rehab Centers:
4

Wealth

The median family income is $31,067 while the median household income is $26,698. Roughly 25.47% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$31,067
Household Income:
$26,698
In Poverty:
25.47%

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