MERIT HEALTH WESLEY (HATTIESBURG, MS) (2024)

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Rating

Summarizes up to 57 quality measures shown on Hospital Compare into a single star rating, making it easier to compare hospitals side by side.

Mortality

How often patients died within 30 days of being in the hospital for a specific condition.

Safety

How likely it is that patients will have complications while in the hospital or after certain inpatient surgical procedures.

Readmission

Whether patients return to a hospital after an initial hospital stay or outpatient procedure, and how much time they spend back in the hospital.

Patient Experience

How patients recently discharged from the hospital responded to a survey about their hospital experience. The survey asked questions such as how well a hospital's doctors and nurses communicated with the patient.

Effectiveness of Care

How payments made for patients treated at a particular hospital compare to all hospitals nationally, and the value of care provided by individual hospitals.

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Provider Information

OP_12Yes
OP_17Yes
Able to receive lab results electronicallyYes
Able to track patients' lab results, tests, and referrals electronically between visitsYes
Safe surgery checklist use (outpatient)Yes
SM_HS_PATIENT_SAFYes
SM_SS_CHECKYes
OP_25Yes
Patient Safety CultureYes
General Surgery RegistryNo
Nursing care registryNo
Safe surgery checklist use (inpatient)Yes
Emergency ServiceYes
Meets criteria for meaningful use of EHRsYes
OwnershipVoluntary non-profit - Private
Address5001 W HARDY ST, HATTIESBURG, MS
CountyForrest County, MS

Ratings

Payment and Value of Care

How payments made for patients treated at a particular hospital compare to all hospitals nationally, and the value of care provided by individual hospitals.

Payment: Mortality/Complication Rate:

SummaryAverage Payment
Risk-Standardized Payment Associated with a 30-Day AMI Episode-of-Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction Average Mortality and Average Payment$28,709
Risk-Standardized Payment Associated with a 30-Day Episode of Care for Heart Failure Worse Mortality and Average Payment$19,333
Risk-Standardized Payment Associated with a 30-Day Episode of Care for Pneumonia Average Mortality and Average Payment$19,817
Risk-Standardized Payment Associated with a 90-Day Episode of Care for THA/TKA Average Complications and Average Payment$22,511

Patient Experience

How patients recently discharged from the hospital responded to a survey about their hospital experience. The survey asked questions such as how well a hospital's doctors and nurses communicated with the patient.

Rating% of positive responses*
Overall Rating
Patients would definitely or probably recommend the hospital93
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were clean58
Patients who reported that the area around their room was quiet at night63
Nurses communicated well79
Doctors communicated well81
Patients received help as soon as they wanted55
Staff explained about medicines before giving it to patients58
Patients were given information about what to do during their recovery at home85
Patients understood their care when they left the hospital94

* Patients reported 'Always' or 'Yes' - does not include 'Usually' or 'Sometimes' reponses

Mortality (30-Day Mortality Rate)

How often patients died within 30 days of being in the hospital for a specific condition.

ScoreCompare to National Rate
Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) 30-Day Mortality Rate13.60No Different Than the National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Mortality Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery3.30No Different Than the National Rate
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 30-Day Mortality Rate7.80No Different Than the National Rate
Heart Failure (HF) 30-Day Mortality Rate17.60Worse Than the National Rate
Pneumonia 30-Day Mortality Rate20.30No Different Than the National Rate
Acute Ischemic Stroke (STK) 30-Day Mortality Rate13.20No Different Than the National Rate

Patient Safety

How likely it is that patients will have complications while in the hospital or after certain inpatient surgical procedures.

ScoreCompare to National Rate
Patient Safety and Adverse Events Composite0.96No Different Than the National Value
Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate2.91No Different Than the National Rate
In-Hospital Fall With Hip Fracture Rate0.10No Different Than the National Rate
Iatrogenic pneumothorax, adult Rate0.21No Different Than the National Rate
Death among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications Rate175.97No Different Than the National Rate
Pressure Ulcer Rate0.34No Different Than the National Rate
Abdominopelvic accidental puncture or laceration rate0.81No Different Than the National Rate
Postoperative Wound Dehiscence Rate2.27No Different Than the National Rate
Postoperative Sepsis Rate4.04No Different Than the National Rate
Perioperative Pulmonary Embolism (PE) or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Rate4.39No Different Than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate10.01No Different Than the National Rate
Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis Rate1.30No Different Than the National Rate
Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate2.15No Different Than the National Rate
In-Hospital Fall With Hip Fracture Rate0.10No Different Than the National Rate
Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate0.32No Different Than the National Rate
Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications216.00No Different Than the National Rate
Pressure Ulcer Rate0.41No Different Than the National Rate
Complication Rate Following Elective Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)2.70No Different Than the National Rate

Healthcare-associated Infections

The healthcare-associated infection (HAI) measures show how often patients in a particular hospital contract certain infections during the course of their medical treatment, when compared to like hospitals. These infections can often be prevented when healthcare facilities follow guidelines for safe care.

ScoreCompare to National Benchmark
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards)1.171No Different
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards)1.578No Different
SSI - Colon Surgery1.011No Different
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy0.000No Different
MRSA Bacteremia1.961No Different
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff)0.417Better

Readmission

Whether patients return to a hospital after an initial hospital stay or outpatient procedure, and how much time they spend back in the hospital.

ScoreCompare to National Rate
Excess Days in Acute Care after Hospitalization for Acute Myocardial Infarction5.1Average Days per 100 Discharges
Excess Days in Acute Care after Hospitalization for Heart Failure65.8More Days Than Average per 100 Discharges
Excess Days in Acute Care after Hospitalization for Pneumonia-9.8Average Days per 100 Discharges
Facility 7-Day Risk Standardized Hospital Visit Rate after Outpatient ColonoscopyNoneNumber of Cases Too Small1
Admissions for patients receiving outpatient chemotherapyNoneNumber of Cases Too Small1
Emergency department (ED) visits for patients receiving outpatient chemotherapyNoneNumber of Cases Too Small1
Hospital visits after hospital outpatient surgery0.9No Different than expected
Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) 30-Day Readmission Rate13.8No Different Than the National Rate
30-Day All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)11.3No Different Than the National Rate
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 30-Day Readmission Rate19.5No Different Than the National Rate
Heart Failure (HF) 30-Day Readmission Rate22.0No Different Than the National Rate
30-Day Readmission Rate Following Elective Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty3.9No Different Than the National Rate
30-Day Hospital-Wide All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Rate15.1No Different Than the National Rate
Pneumonia 30-Day Readmission Rate16.6No Different Than the National Rate
Stroke (STK) 30-Day Readmission Rate12.1No Different

Source: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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