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Blue Mountain Hospital

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COST ESTIMATES

Procedure Costs (2014)

  • Outpatient

QUALITY

  • Heart Attack
  • Emergency Department Care
  • Flu and Pneumonia
  • Heart Failure
  • Complication Prevention
  • Infection Prevention
  • Patient Experience

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BLUE MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL

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170 Ford Road
John Day, OR 97845
Grant County
(541) 575-1311

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Type: Critical Access Hospital (Type A)
Owner: Government - Hospital District or Authority

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  • Diagnostic Imaging

    Number of Procedures
    Hospital Median
    State Median
    • CT Scan with Contrast ?
      24
      $2,727
      $895
      Patients are injected with contrast material to assist in highlighting certain body structures. Contrast is commonly used to enhance the visibility of blood vessels, fluid cavities, and the small intestines. Iodine and Barium are the two most common CT scan contrast materials. The higher price of the CT scan with contrast is due to the added cost of the contrast material, and often before and after contrast images are taken.
    • Ultrasound ?
      84
      $303
      $277
      An ultrasound is a type of medical imaging that uses sound waves to create an image of a body part or organ. Ultrasounds in this section are for conditions not related to pregnancy. Prenatal ultrasounds are reported later in this report.
    • MRI Scan without Contrast ?
      60
      $1,229
      $796
      Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a computerized scan of a body part using radio waves, without the use of a dye injection for contrast. Similar to a CT or CAT scan, an MRI scan is used to create detailed images of inside the body.
    • DEXA Scan ?
      12
      $333
      $199
      Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is a specialized X-ray used to determine the density of bones. This is commonly called a bone densitometry scan. The machine measures the rate of X-ray absorption into the bone and then performs calculations to estimate the density of the bone. This is most commonly used in osteoporosis diagnosis.
    • X-ray ?
      270
      $186
      $112
      An X-ray is a type of medical imaging that uses low doses of radiation to create a picture of the inside of the body. X-rays work best when capturing more dense body features and are most often used to image bones.
    • Mammogram ?
      168
      $235
      $277
      A mammogram is a special X-ray imaging machine used specifically to examine the breast. A mammogram is most commonly used for cancer screening, and also used in detecting mineral deposits and blockages of the mammary ducts.
    • CT Scan without Contrast ?
      27
      $1,311
      $446
      A Computerized Tomography (CT) scan is a computerized X-ray scan of a body part without the use of a substance to provide contrast. The CT machine creates detailed pictures of areas inside of the body by using multiple X-ray images from many different angles, and rebuilding those individual pictures into a single image.
    • Echocardiograph ?
      17
      $968
      $1,078
      An echocardiograph (Echo) is a specialized imaging of the heart similar to an ultrasound used to evaluate how well the heart is working. An Echo has the additional capability of being able to determine the speed at which the blood moves through the heart and blood vessels. This data can be used to help diagnose heart and blood vessel disorders.
  • Diagnostic Procedure

    Number of Procedures
    Hospital Median
    State Median
    • Mobile Heart Monitoring ?
      13
      $732
      $509
      A mobile heart monitoring test is performed by attaching a wearable device to the patient to monitor heart functions for up to 48 hours. The device continuously records and stores EKG data. These data are then interpreted by a doctor after completion of the test.
    • Electrocardiograph ?
      63
      $155
      $112
      An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a method of monitoring the heartbeat by using electric sensors placed on the patient's chest. A machine records the pattern of heartbeat, and can graph the electrical signals produced by the heart. An EKG is a very common method of assessing healthy heart function.
  • Pregnancy and delivery

    Number of Procedures
    Hospital Median
    State Median
    • Prenatal Ultrasound ?
      77
      $316
      $279
      A pregnancy related ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image of a fetus inside the womb, examine the uterus, placenta or other structures related to pregnancy. Prenatal ultrasounds are separated from other ultrasounds due to their high volume.
  • Surgical Procedure

    Number of Procedures
    Hospital Median
    State Median
    • Colonoscopy ?
      57
      $3,713
      $2,203
      A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine using an endoscope. An endoscope is a slender device that is inserted into the body and used to examine internal organs by capturing video and displaying it on a monitor for the doctor. It is most commonly performed to screen for cancer.
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  • Heart Attack

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    A heart attack (also called AMI or acute myocardial infarction) happens when the arteries leading to the heart become blocked and the blood supply is slowed or stopped. These measures show some of the process of care provided, if appropriate for most adults who have had a heart attack. The outpatient Heart Attack or Chest Pain measures apply to patients transferred to an acute care facility for a higher level of care. For more information, click on the column headings.
     
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    • Readmitted Within 30 Days After Heart Attack ?
      N/A5
      (Lower is Better)
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
      Readmissions to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged after a heart attack.
    • Death Within 30 Days of a Heart Attack ?
      N/A5
      (Lower is Better)
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
      Death within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital after a heart attack.
  • Emergency Department Care

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    State Average
    National Average
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    • Left Without Being Seen ?
      N/A
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
      2%
      (Lower is Better)
      2%
      (Lower is Better)
      This is the percentage of patients who left the emergency department before being evaluated by a health care professional.
    • Time in ED Before Being Seen by a healthcare professional ?
      N/A
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
      31
      (Lower is Better)
      24
      (Lower is Better)
      This is the amount of time in minutes from the time a patient arrived to the time they were seen by a healthcare professional.
    • Average time in minutes patients spent in the emergency department from arrival to departure for admitted ED patients ?
      N/A5
      245
      279
      Average time in minutes patients spent in the emergency department, after the doctor decided to admit them as an inpatient before leaving the emergency department for their inpatient room
  • Flu and Pneumonia

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    State Average
    National Average
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    • Pneumonia (PN) 30-Day Readmission Rate
      16.2%
      (Lower is Better)
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
    • Death Within 30 Days After Pneumonia ?
      13.9%
      (Lower is Better)
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
      Death within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital after pneumonia.
    • Patients Given a Flu Vaccine ?
      N/A5
      90%
      94%
      Influenza, or the flu, is a respiratory illness that is caused by flu viruses and easily spread from person to person. The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot each year.
  • Heart Failure

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    State Average
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    • Readmitted Within 30 Days After Heart Failure ?
      N/A1
      (Lower is Better)
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
      Readmissions to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged after heart failure.
    • Death Within 30 Days of Heart Failure ?
      N/A1
      (Lower is Better)
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
      N/A
      (Lower is Better)
      Death within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital after heart failure.
    • Heart Pumping Test ?
      N/A1
      99%
      99%
      An important heart failure test is to check how and whether the left side of your heart is pumping properly (also called the Left Ventricular Function Assessment or LVS). Other ways to check how your heart is pumping include your medical history, a physical exam and listening to your heart sounds.
  • Complication Prevention

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    • Blood Clot Prevention ?
      N/A5
      100%
      100%
      Surgery patients should receive medicine to prevent blood clots after surgery.
    • Beta-blockers Continued ?
      N/A5
      98%
      98%
      It is often standard procedure to stop a patient’s usual medications before and after surgery. However, patients who have been taking beta blockers can have heart problems if they suddenly stop taking them. For these patients, it is important to stay on beta blockers before and after surgery.
  • Infection Prevention

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    State Average
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    • Catheters Removed On Time ?
      N/A5
      98%
      98%
      The risk of infection increases the longer surgery patients have a catheter inserted into their bladder. This category shows the percent of surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery.
    • Antibiotic Stopped After Surgery ?
      N/A5
      98%
      98%
      Taking antibiotics more than 24 hours after surgery is often not necessary. Continuing antibiotics may increase the risk of side effects and having future antibiotics not work as they should. This category measures hospitals that stopped antibiotics within 24 hours after surgery.
    • Use of Appropriate Antibiotic ?
      N/A
      N/A
      Hospital staff should make sure patients receive the antibiotic that works best for their type of surgery. CHANGE TO: Hospital staff should make sure patients receive the antibiotic that the provider has ordered.
    • Appropriate Timing of Antibiotic ?
      N/A
      N/A
      Research has shown that surgery patients who receive antibiotics within an hour before their surgery are less likely to get infections related to surgery.
  • Patient Experience

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    State Average
    National Average
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    • Received Information and Education ?
      90%
      88%
      86%
      Patients received information when they were ready to leave the hospital. Hospital staff had discussed the help they would need at home.
    • Staff Explained Medicines ?
      73%
      65%
      65%
      If patients were given medicine that they had not taken before, how often staff explained the medicine.
    • Pain Was Well Controlled ?
      61%
      70%
      71%
      If patients needed medicine for pain during their hospital stay, how often their pain was well controlled.
    • Help Received ?
      70%
      69%
      68%
      Patients reported how often they were helped quickly when they used the call button or needed help in getting to the bathroom or using a bedpan.
    • Nurses Communicated Well ?
      78%
      79%
      80%
      Patients reported whether their nurses communicated well with them during their hospital stay.
    • Would Recommend the Hospital ?
      58%
      71%
      71%
      Patients would recommend the hospital to their friends and family.
    • Quiet at Night ?
      45%
      56%
      62%
      Patients reported whether the area around their room was quiet at night.
    • Overall Satisfaction ?
      59%
      71%
      71%
      Overall rating of the hospital by patients.
    • Doctors Communicated Well ?
      81%
      81%
      82%
      Patients reported whether their doctors communicated well with them during their hospital stay.
    • Patient Room and Bathroom Was Clean ?
      62%
      74%
      74%
      Patients reported if their hospital room and bathroom were kept clean.

Footnotes

  • 1: The number of cases/patients is too few to report.
  • 5: Results are not available for this reporting period.

HOSPITAL DATA

Data reflects 2014 outcomes.
To find out more about this facility, the care it provides, and its financial assistance policies, please call or visit the website listed above. When choosing a hospital or medical center, be sure to understand your particular treatment and the roles that hospital staff play in your care; check your insurance coverage and out of pocket costs; and consider the hospital's location and other features and services.

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Margins

Operating Margin
Total Margin

Payer Mix* *Percent of total charges

Medicare Charges
Medicaid Charges
Self-Pay Charges
Commercial Charges

Uncompensated Care (%)

Charity % Gross Charges
Total Uncomp. Care % Gross Charges

Uncompensated Care ($)

Uncompensated Care

UTILIZATION TRENDS

2014
2015
2016
Staffed Beds ?
2014
16
2015
15
2016
14
Staffed beds are those in service and patient-ready for more than half of the days in the reporting period. It does not include beds ordinarily occupied for less than 24 hours, such as those in the emergency department, clinic, labor (birthing) rooms, surgery and recovery rooms, and outpatient holding beds.
Inpatient Discharges* ?
2014
255
2015
306
2016
316
The termination of the granting of lodging in the hospital and the formal release of the patient (includes patients admitted and discharged the same day). When a mother and her newborn are discharged at the same time, they count as one discharge. When the baby stays beyond the mother’s discharge (boarder baby), it counts as one discharge for the mother and one discharge for the boarder baby. This includes acute care and discharges from Distinct Part Units (DPU). It excludes swing-bed and long-term care discharges.
Inpatient Days* ?
2014
709
2015
883
2016
905
A patient day is the unit of measure denoting lodging provided and services rendered to inpatients between the census taking hours (usually at midnight) of two successive days. A patient formally admitted who is discharged or dies on the same day is counted as one patient day, regardless of the number of hours the patient occupies a hospital bed. For patients switched from observation to inpatient status, the patient day count should begin on the day the patient was officially admitted as an inpatient. Includes acute care days from Distinct Part Units (DPU). This excludes swing-bed, long-term care and newborn days.
Average Length of Stay* ?
2014
2.78
2015
2.89
2016
2.86
[Formula] Inpatient Days / Inpatient Discharges. Average amount of time (in days) that an acute care patient spends in the hospital.
Occupancy Rate ?
2014
12.14%
2015
16.13%
2016
17.66%
[Formula] Inpatient Days / Bed Days. Average number of beds occupied by patients during the time period.
Emergency Room Visits ?
2014
3,106
2015
3,511
2016
3,895
The total number of patients seen in the emergency department who are not later admitted as inpatients.
Outpatient Visits ?
2014
25,044
2015
26,060
2016
26,044
Total number of outpatient visits reported during the reporting period. This includes emergency room visits, ambulatory surgery visits, observation visits, home health visits and all other visits.
(*Acute care - excludes newborns)

FINANCIAL TRENDS

2014
2015
2016
Gross Patient Revenue ?
2014
$25,551,097
2015
$29,359,202
2016
$32,048,248
Amount billed for services at full established rates.
Charity Care ?
2014
$133,227
2015
$85,326
2016
$-42,998
The dollar amount of free care, based on a hospital’s full established rates, provided to patients who are determined by the hospital to be unable to pay their bill. The determination of a patient’s ability to pay is based on the hospital’s charity care policy. Hospitals will typically determine a patient’s inability to pay by examining a variety of factors such as individual and family income, assets, employment status or availability of alternative sources of funds. Determination of charity care status is made prior to admission if the patient has requested and applied for financial assistance. Charity care status may be granted at a later date depending on the circumstances of the admission, such as an emergency admission, no request for financial assistance prior to admission, or lack of information about the patient’s financial status at the time of admission. Financial assistance provided by the hospital may pertain to all or a portion of the patient’s bill.
Bad Debt ?
2014
$762,491
2015
$406,666
2016
$142,389
Bad debt is the unpaid obligation for care, based on a hospital’s full established rates, for patients who are unwilling to pay their bill. Unlike charity care, bad debt arises in situations where the patient has either not requested financial assistance or does not qualify for financial assistance. In these cases the hospital will generate a bill for services provided. For uninsured patients, the amount of bad debt can pertain to all or any portion of the bill that is not paid. For patients with insurance, certain amounts that are the patient’s responsibility – such as deductibles and coinsurance – are expensed as bad debt if not paid.
Net Patient Revenue ?
2014
$17,029,259
2015
$19,487,070
2016
$21,668,503
[Formula] Gross Patient Revenue – Total Contractual Allowances – Charity Care – Bad Debt.
Other Operating Revenue ?
2014
$691,565
2015
$631,613
2016
$506,560
Revenue derived from the reporting entity’s operations other than direct patient care. Examples are revenue generated from operation of the cafeteria and gift shop.
Salaries and Benefits ?
2014
$12,586,605
2015
$13,062,707
2016
$13,525,213
Total dollar amount of expenditures made to employees for salaries and benefits. This amount includes wages and benefits paid to physicians if physicians are employed by the hospital.
Total Operating Expenses ?
2014
$19,087,732
2015
$20,936,735
2016
$22,155,573
All expenses incurred from the reporting entity. Examples are salaries and benefits, purchased services, professional fees, supplies, interest expense, depreciation and amortization and rent and utilities.
Operating Margin ?
2014
-7.71%
2015
-4.07%
2016
0.09%
Measure of profitability from the reporting entity’s operations. [Formula] (Total Operating Revenue – Total Operating Expenses) / Total Operating Revenue.
Nonoperating (Income) ?
2014
$1,747,760
2015
$1,744,573
2016
$1,887,928
[Formula] Net Nonoperating Gains + Tax Subsidies.
Total Margin ?
2014
1.96%
2015
4.24%
2016
7.93%
Measure of profitability from all sources of the reporting entity’s income. [Formula] (Total Operating Revenue + Nonoperating Income – Total Operating Expenses) / (Total Operating Revenue + Nonoperating Income).

HOSPITAL DATA

Data reflects 2014 outcomes.
To find out more about this facility, the care it provides, and its financial assistance policies, please call or visit the website listed above. When choosing a hospital or medical center, be sure to understand your particular treatment and the roles that hospital staff play in your care; check your insurance coverage and out of pocket costs; and consider the hospital's location and other features and services.

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