Skagit Valley Hospital

Detailed report on the hospital located in Mount Vernon, Washington (WA).

Skagit Valley Hospital is a government run acute care hospital based at 1415 Kincaid Street in Mount Vernon, WA. 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 1,820 Medicare patients were given 10,403 days of PPS inpatient care and services. The provider was reimbursed $18,867,107 by Medicare for those services. 4,695 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $5,645,966 by Medicare for these services.

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Rated 1.50 out of 5 from 2 User Reviews
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Rated 2.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

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Facility Type

Acute Care

Ownership Type

Government - Hospital District or Authority

Address

1415 Kincaid Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Phone Number

(360) 424-4111

Geographic Coordinates

48.417415, -122.323915
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Skagit County
3 (100.00%)
Washington
50 (70.42%)
United States
3,333 (77.01%)

Emergency Services

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers emergency care services.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Skagit County
3 (100.00%)
Washington
61 (85.92%)
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 26 patients.

This Provider This Provider
81.00%
Skagit County
93.67%
Washington
83.91%
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 91 patients.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Skagit County
98.67%
Washington
95.02%
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 113 patients.

This Provider This Provider
98.00%
Skagit County
99.33%
Washington
94.48%
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 5 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
80.00%
Skagit County
80.00%
Washington
59.73%
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 54 patients.

This Provider This Provider
72.00%
Skagit County
82.33%
Washington
85.24%
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 127 patients.

This Provider This Provider
54.00%
Skagit County
63.00%
Washington
53.26%
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 34 patients.

This Provider This Provider
68.00%
Skagit County
71.00%
Washington
60.06%
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 147 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
82.00%
Skagit County
79.33%
Washington
76.69%
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 38 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
92.00%
Skagit County
97.33%
Washington
78.71%
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 121 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
81.00%
Skagit County
88.33%
Washington
91.14%
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 54 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
83.00%
Skagit County
58.33%
Washington
90.63%
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 88 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Skagit County
94.67%
Washington
95.29%
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 79 patients.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Skagit County
94.67%
Washington
90.92%
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 31 patients.

This Provider This Provider
94.00%
Skagit County
47.00%
Washington
84.61%
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 172 patients.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Skagit County
90.33%
Washington
84.57%
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 22 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
68.00%
Skagit County
89.33%
Washington
75.20%
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 135 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
81.00%
Skagit County
91.00%
Washington
67.86%
United States
69.00%

Pneumonia Patients Given Oxygenation Assessment

The percentage of pneumonia patients given oxygenation assessment. The sample size for this measure was 195 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Skagit County
100.00%
Washington
99.95%
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 108 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
92.00%
Skagit County
89.00%
Washington
81.70%
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 355 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
79.00%
Skagit County
82.67%
Washington
81.80%
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 341 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
86.00%
Skagit County
57.00%
Washington
75.05%
United States
71.77%

Mortality Rates

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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.

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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
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Treatment Figures

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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]

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1,820
Skagit County Average
1,390
Washington Average
2,479
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
10,403
Skagit County Average
7,710
Washington Average
15,084
United States Average
17,102

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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4,695
Skagit County Average
4,898
Washington Average
8,147
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
10,448
Skagit County Average
7,754
Washington Average
15,167
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
2,410
Skagit County Average
1,847
Washington Average
3,177
United States Average
2,995

Financials

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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
$18,867,107
Skagit County Average
$13,649,100
Washington Average
$32,284,068
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
$1,806
Skagit County Average
$1,760
Washington Average
$2,129
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
$7,829
Skagit County Average
$7,392
Washington Average
$10,163
United States Average
$9,352

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.

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$5,645,966
Skagit County Average
$5,277,305
Washington Average
$6,962,348
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
$10,367
Skagit County Average
$9,819
Washington Average
$13,023
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
$1,814
Skagit County Average
$1,770
Washington Average
$2,140
United States Average
$1,638

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
$1,203
Skagit County Average
$1,077
Washington Average
$855
United States Average
$786

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Details:

I have been around the world and seen health care in many counties and states. I have never seen an origination so miss managed as this. Over the years I have been billed for paid bills more than once. Sent them payments to only get a refund. Been sent to collections, TWICE, only to show the the receipt for payment and they reascend the order with no apology. Last straw was for an appointment. I showed up and was told the appointment was for the following day. I shows the card I had saying Wednesday. The receptionist called the appointment office and was told I would not be seen today but Thursday. I was in pain and needed to be seen somewhere. I just turned and walked away as she was trying to give me directions to a urgent care. I know where they are, but if "MY provider does not care, why should I stay and listen. Today I get a registered letter saying they wont provide me care any longer. LOL. The only way I will go back to this hospital is if I am not able to tell the EMT that due to being unconscious. I would not trust them with my life if they cant not get an appointment or bill right.

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A Review by Anonymous

Skagit Valley Hospital Review
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Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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I had major surgery and when I got out of recovery nobody checked on me for 9 hours. I'm allergic to sulfa but guess what antibiotic I was given? Had a severe reaction. The surgeon made a mistake and there were not nearly enough nurses on the floor. One wonderful nurse quietly suggested to me shortly after surgery that I'd get far better care at home, so she got me out less than 24 hours post surgery. My neighbors have had similar experiences. It is a poor hospital and best avoided if you can drive to Bellingham or Everett.

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Mount Vernon at a Glance

Mount Vernon has a total population of 26,232, of which 7,597 are children under the age of 18 and 3,285 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 31.1.

Total Population:
26,232
Median Age:
31.1
Males:
12,859 (49.0%)
Female:
13,373 (51.0%)
Children (0-17):
7,597 (29.0%)
Adults (18-64):
15,350 (58.5%)
Seniors (65+):
3,285 (12.5%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Mount Vernon
Married:
11,263 (42.9%)
Divorced:
2,186 (8.3%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Mount Vernon
Hispanic Ethnicity:
6,589 (25.12%)
White:
19,789 (75.44%)
African American:
192 (0.73%)
Asian:
676 (2.58%)
Pacific Islander:
40 (0.15%)
Indian:
268 (1.02%)
Other:
4,494 (17.13%)
Two or More:
773 (2.95%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Mount Vernon

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.29, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.29 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
357
Home Agencies:
0
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
13
Rehab Centers:
3

Wealth

The median family income is $44,772 while the median household income is $37,999. Roughly 15.45% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$44,772
Household Income:
$37,999
In Poverty:
15.45%

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