Hospital Discharges from October 1 – December 31, 2011

Heart Attack Care

The medical term for a heart attack is a myocardial infarction or an acute myocardial infarction. When blood flow to a section of the heart muscle is blocked, a heart attack occurs. If the blood flow isn't restored quickly, the section of the heart lacking oxygen will begin to die.

When someone arrives at the hospital having a heart attack, or when they have a heart attack while at the hospital, there are certain procedures that should be followed to minimize the damage to the heart and increase the chance of survival. This measure identifies the percent of cases where this care was offered.

FHN Quality Score 100%
National Average (composite score not available)
Illinois Average 96%

Heart Failure Care

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart's ability to pump blood is weaker than normal. When this happens, blood cannot circulate around the body adequately. Eventually, heart failure leads to the failure of other vital organs due to poor blood flow to those organs.

Heart failure affects 5.7 million Americans, and there are more than 670,000 new cases each year.

When someone is hospitalized for heart failure, there are certain procedures known to increase the chance of survival. This measure identifies the percent of cases where this care was offered.

FHN Quality Score 98%
National Average (composite score not available)
Illinois Average 95%

Pneumonia Care

Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that causes them to fill up with fluid or pus. It causes symptoms like coughing, fever, chills and trouble breathing.

Because pneumonia is a leading cause of death in the United States, many statistics regarding pneumonia and its care are tracked to ensure FHN Memorial Hospital is doing everything we can to treat pneumonia in the best way possible.

When someone is hospitalized for pneumonia, there are certain procedures which are considered elements of "appropriate care." This measure identifies the percent of cases where this care was offered.

FHN Quality Score 100%
National Average (composite score not available)
Illinois Average 95%

Surgical Care Improvement Program – SCIP

Surgery refers to a procedure done to remove, repair or replace a part of the body.

When patients undergo surgery, they expect infection-free results.

There are certain procedures known to decrease the risk of infections and negative outcomes. This measure identifies the percent of cases when this care was offered.

FHN Quality Score 98%
National Average (composite score not available)
Illinois Average 91%

Hospital Readmissions

Readmission is when a patient is admitted back into the hospital within 30 days of dismissal. This is an important indicator for hospitals to focus their efforts to reduce costs and improve patient education and interaction.

In 2009, there were over 50,000 readmissions to Illinois hospitals, with each patient spending, on average, five additional days in the hospital. This measure identified the percent of cases readmitted within 30 days of discharge for any reason.

Heart Attack 30-day Readmission Rate

FHN Quality Score 21.6%
National Average 19.7%

Hospital Quality Alliance considers the FHN average to be no different statistically than the U.S. national average.

Heart Failure 30-day Readmission Rate

FHN Quality Score 23.7%
National Average 24.7%

Hospital Quality Alliance considers the FHN average to be no different statistically than the U.S. national average.

Pneumonia 30-day Readmission Rate

FHN Quality Score 17.6%
National Average 18.5%

Hospital Quality Alliance considers the FHN average to be no different statistically than the U.S. national average.

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