Hospital Report Card 2016

 

 

 

 

This report provides data about the Brattleboro Retreat’s quality of care, patient safety, hospital-acquired infections, nurse staffing, patient perceptions of care, and pricing and financial health. In addition, it provides information about the hospital’s quality improvement initiatives, strategic initiatives, governance, and process for filing a complaint. To view this information, click on any of the topics below.

QUALITY OF CARE INFORMATION

 

Patient Safety

 

Screening and Assessment

  • Admission Screening is an important tool to develop appropriate treatment for patients. Careful Screening for Violence Risk is critical to safety of patients and their treatment. A higher rate indicates that the hospital adheres to standard practice of care.
  • Assessment of the Patient Experiencing Pain is the cornerstone to optimal pain management. A higher rate indicates the hospital understands the importance of pain reduction, which can result in well-being of patients.

 

Care Planning

  • Treatment Planning - The patient’s treatment plan serves as a guide for the hospitalization. In order for treatment to be well-coordinated and effective, the initial treatment plan should be developed within 24 hours of admission.
  • Discharge Planning/ Post-Discharge Continuing Care Plans - In order to provide optimum care, next level of care providers need to know details of precipitating events immediately preceding hospital admission, the patient’s treatment course during hospitalization, discharge medications and next level of care recommendations.

 

Methadone Treatment


Hospital-Acquired Infection Rates

  • Provides information on infections that might occur while the patient is in the hospital

 

NURSE STAFFING INFORMATION

  • Nursing Care Hours per Patient Day refers to the number of hours of nursing care provided on a hospital unit, compared to the number of patients on that unit during a 24-hour period. A higher number may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

 

PATIENT PERCEPTIONS OF CARE

  • See results from a Hospital Survey of how patients rated their experiences during recent inpatient stays.

 

FINANCIAL AND PRICING INFORMATION

This section provides information on the Brattleboro Retreat’s:

  • Budget summary
  • Financials and benchmarks
  • Cost shift
  • Hospital spending
  • Top 25 inpatient admissions and outpatient procedures and their hospital charges.

 

The Brattleboro Retreat’s Discount and Free Care Policy

All Vermont Community Hospitals

 

OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE BRATTLEBORO RETREAT

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON HOSPITAL QUALITY INFORMATION

 

Prior Years’ Report Cards for the Brattleboro Retreat

Current Report Cards for other Vermont Hospitals

Prior Years’ Report Cards (2014-2015) for other Vermont Hospitals

Vermont Department of Health Hospital Report Card Website