St. Joseph Medical Center

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

St. Joseph Medical Center is a non-profit acute care hospital based at 1717 South J Street in Tacoma, 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 4,366 Medicare patients were given 29,748 days of PPS inpatient care and services. The provider was reimbursed $62,837,231 by Medicare for those services. In 2006, 430 Medicare patients were given 4,569 days of Non-PPS inpatient care and services. 26,327 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $15,703,240 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

Voluntary Non-Profit - Church

Address

1717 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Phone Number

(253) 627-4101

Geographic Coordinates

47.245786, -122.448823
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Tacoma
2 (100.00%)
Pierce County
4 (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
Tacoma
2 (100.00%)
Pierce County
4 (100.00%)
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 100 patients.

This Provider This Provider
86.00%
Tacoma
85.50%
Pierce County
90.50%
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 363 patients.

This Provider This Provider
97.00%
Tacoma
98.00%
Pierce County
96.75%
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 360 patients.

This Provider This Provider
99.00%
Tacoma
97.50%
Pierce County
97.50%
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 13 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
62.00%
Tacoma
72.50%
Pierce County
59.33%
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 223 patients.

This Provider This Provider
83.00%
Tacoma
85.50%
Pierce County
88.00%
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 471 patients.

This Provider This Provider
42.00%
Tacoma
50.00%
Pierce County
48.75%
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 64 patients.

This Provider This Provider
67.00%
Tacoma
67.00%
Pierce County
63.00%
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 320 patients.

This Provider This Provider
84.00%
Tacoma
83.50%
Pierce County
80.75%
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 112 patients.

This Provider This Provider
82.00%
Tacoma
83.50%
Pierce County
77.75%
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 257 patients.

This Provider This Provider
93.00%
Tacoma
93.50%
Pierce County
91.25%
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 252 patients.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Tacoma
95.50%
Pierce County
95.75%
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 296 patients.

This Provider This Provider
99.00%
Tacoma
97.50%
Pierce County
98.00%
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 157 patients.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Tacoma
97.00%
Pierce County
97.00%
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 135 patients.

This Provider This Provider
94.00%
Tacoma
93.50%
Pierce County
95.75%
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 559 patients.

This Provider This Provider
94.00%
Tacoma
94.50%
Pierce County
94.25%
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 95 patients.

This Provider This Provider
72.00%
Tacoma
81.00%
Pierce County
80.75%
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 209 patients.

This Provider This Provider
74.00%
Tacoma
50.50%
Pierce County
56.25%
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 392 patients.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Tacoma
100.00%
Pierce County
99.75%
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 205 patients.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Tacoma
91.00%
Pierce County
88.00%
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 1,348 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
90.00%
Tacoma
84.00%
Pierce County
79.25%
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 1,295 patients.

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

This Provider This Provider
75.00%
Tacoma
72.50%
Pierce County
80.75%
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
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
4,366
Tacoma Average
4,607
Pierce County Average
3,688
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
29,748
Tacoma Average
28,416
Pierce County Average
22,675
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
430
Pierce County Average
369
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
4,569
Pierce County Average
3,908
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
26,327
Tacoma Average
29,925
Pierce County Average
19,365
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
29,842
Tacoma Average
28,479
Pierce County Average
22,718
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
5,396
Tacoma Average
5,768
Pierce County Average
4,720
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
4,646
Pierce 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
441
Pierce County Average
383
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
$62,837,231
Tacoma Average
$64,514,609
Pierce County Average
$47,033,330
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
$2,106
Tacoma Average
$2,265
Pierce County Average
$2,070
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
$11,645
Tacoma Average
$11,186
Pierce County Average
$9,965
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
$6,369,923
Pierce County Average
$6,078,189
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
$1,371
Pierce County Average
$1,530
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
$15,703,240
Tacoma Average
$18,824,509
Pierce County Average
$12,452,960
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
$14,392
Tacoma Average
$14,004
Pierce County Average
$12,754
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
$2,112
Tacoma Average
$2,270
Pierce County Average
$2,074
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
$14,814
Pierce County Average
$16,472
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
$1,394
Pierce County Average
$1,556
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
$14,444
Pierce County Average
$15,870
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
$596
Tacoma Average
$629
Pierce County Average
$643
Washington Average
$855
United States Average
$786

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Tacoma at a Glance

Tacoma has a total population of 193,556, of which 49,890 are children under the age of 18 and 22,994 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 33.9.

Total Population:
193,556
Median Age:
33.9
Males:
94,419 (48.8%)
Female:
99,137 (51.2%)
Children (0-17):
49,890 (25.8%)
Adults (18-64):
120,672 (62.3%)
Seniors (65+):
22,994 (11.9%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Tacoma
Married:
75,058 (38.8%)
Divorced:
21,517 (11.1%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Tacoma
Hispanic Ethnicity:
13,262 (6.85%)
White:
133,704 (69.08%)
African American:
21,757 (11.24%)
Asian:
14,656 (7.57%)
Pacific Islander:
1,798 (0.93%)
Indian:
3,794 (1.96%)
Other:
5,695 (2.94%)
Two or More:
12,152 (6.28%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Tacoma

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.40, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.40 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
2,469
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
2
Nursing Homes:
14
Medical Suppliers:
81
Rehab Centers:
26

Wealth

The median family income is $45,567 while the median household income is $37,879. Roughly 15.44% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$45,567
Household Income:
$37,879
In Poverty:
15.44%

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