University of Washington Medical Center

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

University of Washington Medical Center is a government run acute care hospital based at 1959 Northeast Pacific Street in Seattle, 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 3,364 Medicare patients were given 28,094 days of PPS inpatient care and services. The provider was reimbursed $81,582,492 by Medicare for those services. In 2006, 216 Medicare patients were given 2,811 days of Non-PPS inpatient care and services. 24,626 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $22,319,501 by Medicare for these services.

When compared to state levels, heart failure patients at this facility are more likely to be given smoking cessation advice or counseling. Pneumonia patients at this facility are more likely to be given smoking cessation advice or counseling.

When compared to other hospitals in the state, pneumonia patients at this facility are less likely to assessed and given an influenza vaccination, assessed and given a pneumococcal vaccination, and be given initial antibiotics with 4 hours of arrival.

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Facility Type

Acute Care

Ownership Type

Government - State

Address

1959 Northeast Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone Number

(206) 598-3300

Geographic Coordinates

47.651002, -122.30853
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Seattle
6 (85.71%)
King County
13 (81.25%)
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
Seattle
6 (85.71%)
King County
14 (87.50%)
Washington
61 (85.92%)
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 22 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
91.00%
Seattle
87.00%
King County
83.50%
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 82 patients.

This Provider This Provider
99.00%
Seattle
98.67%
King County
98.21%
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 105 patients.

This Provider This Provider
99.00%
Seattle
97.33%
King County
96.86%
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 4 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
50.00%
Seattle
43.33%
King County
54.25%
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 231 patients.

This Provider This Provider
97.00%
Seattle
86.00%
King County
85.27%
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 333 patients.

This Provider This Provider
51.00%
Seattle
47.83%
King County
43.13%
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 30 patients.

This Provider This Provider
33.00%
Seattle
50.40%
King County
54.42%
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 173 patients.

This Provider This Provider
47.00%
Seattle
70.50%
King County
73.80%
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 51 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Seattle
85.83%
King County
82.40%
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 97 patients.

This Provider This Provider
97.00%
Seattle
89.33%
King County
88.87%
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 74 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%
Seattle
91.67%
King County
92.67%
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 51 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Seattle
98.17%
King County
97.57%
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 42 patients.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Seattle
96.67%
King County
94.29%
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 36 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Seattle
90.83%
King County
89.83%
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 352 patients.

This Provider This Provider
99.00%
Seattle
94.67%
King County
89.47%
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 63 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Seattle
78.00%
King County
79.29%
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 87 patients.

This Provider This Provider
38.00%
Seattle
61.33%
King County
64.27%
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 200 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Seattle
100.00%
King 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 83 patients.

This Provider This Provider
86.00%
Seattle
83.33%
King County
83.87%
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 343 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
81.00%
Seattle
75.83%
King County
78.85%
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 331 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
56.00%
Seattle
67.00%
King County
75.38%
Washington
75.05%
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
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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]

This Provider This Provider
3,364
Seattle Average
3,138
King County Average
2,685
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
28,094
Seattle Average
21,328
King County Average
16,925
Washington Average
15,084
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
216
Seattle Average
346
King County Average
310
Washington Average
304
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
2,811
Seattle Average
4,911
King County Average
3,953
Washington Average
2,577
United States Average
3,791

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
24,626
Seattle Average
18,054
King County Average
11,437
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
28,330
Seattle Average
21,483
King County Average
17,047
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
4,582
Seattle Average
4,026
King County Average
3,456
Washington Average
3,177
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
2,834
Seattle Average
4,939
King County Average
3,972
Washington Average
2,595
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
231
Seattle Average
374
King County Average
333
Washington Average
346
United States Average
450

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
$81,582,492
Seattle Average
$51,601,373
King County Average
$38,827,788
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
$2,880
Seattle Average
$2,402
King County Average
$2,278
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
$17,805
Seattle Average
$12,817
King County Average
$11,235
Washington Average
$10,163
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
$4,207,843
Seattle Average
$5,329,033
King County Average
$4,332,483
Washington Average
$3,470,290
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
$1,485
Seattle Average
$1,079
King County Average
$1,091
Washington Average
$1,337
United States Average
$1,128

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
$22,319,501
Seattle Average
$19,094,136
King County Average
$10,979,264
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
$24,252
Seattle Average
$16,443
King County Average
$14,463
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
$2,904
Seattle Average
$2,419
King County Average
$2,294
Washington Average
$2,140
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
$19,481
Seattle Average
$15,384
King County Average
$13,980
Washington Average
$11,429
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
$1,497
Seattle Average
$1,085
King County Average
$1,096
Washington Average
$1,347
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
$18,216
Seattle Average
$14,256
King County Average
$13,007
Washington Average
$10,030
United States Average
$9,611

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
$906
Seattle Average
$1,058
King County Average
$960
Washington Average
$855
United States Average
$786

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

University of Washington Medical Center Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Details:

I've been in-patient at this hospital twice -- once following a collapsed lung after a car accident, and once following surgery for cancer. The physicians that I have encountered at this hospital were completely excellent (listened carefully, and fully explained my options). The nursing staff was also generally excellent, attentive, and knowledgeable. The only item on which I would ding this hospital was (1) pain control was uneven when I was on a general ward for the collapsed lung (although it was excellent in a more specialized ward after cancer surgery), and (2) post-discharge follow-up questions are sometimes hard to get answered quickly (you have to go through a recorded answering machine, and wait to hear back from a nurse). Overall, I would highly recommend the UW Med Center and consider it a standout among local hospitals. I would definitely rank it above Swedish for in-hospital experience in terms of staff care, attentiveness, professionalism, and infection control.

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Last Modified

Monday, July 21, 2008 5:37 PM MST

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Seattle at a Glance

Seattle has a total population of 563,374, of which 87,827 are children under the age of 18 and 67,807 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 35.4.

Total Population:
563,374
Median Age:
35.4
Males:
280,973 (49.9%)
Female:
282,401 (50.1%)
Children (0-17):
87,827 (15.6%)
Adults (18-64):
407,740 (72.4%)
Seniors (65+):
67,807 (12.0%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Seattle
Married:
202,865 (36.0%)
Divorced:
55,986 (9.9%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Seattle
Hispanic Ethnicity:
29,719 (5.28%)
White:
394,889 (70.09%)
African American:
47,541 (8.44%)
Asian:
73,910 (13.12%)
Pacific Islander:
2,804 (0.50%)
Indian:
5,659 (1.00%)
Other:
13,423 (2.38%)
Two or More:
25,148 (4.46%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Seattle

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.30, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.30 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
7
Doctors:
7,828
Home Agencies:
7
Hospitals:
7
Nursing Homes:
32
Medical Suppliers:
160
Rehab Centers:
51

Wealth

The median family income is $62,195 while the median household income is $45,736. Roughly 11.37% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$62,195
Household Income:
$45,736
In Poverty:
11.37%

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