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 Falls: falls lead to physical injury, as well as increased length of stay, and increased hospitalization costs. A lower rate may indicate that a hospital is successful with their efforts to minimize patient falls.
- Physical Restraint and Seclusion: A lower rate suggests that the hospital uses these methods only in limited and necessary situations.
- Multiple Antipsychotic Medications at Discharge with Appropriate Justification: A clinical circumstance may require hospitals to discharge a patient with multiple antipsychotics with an aftercare plan to transition to single medication.
Screening & Assessment
- Admission Screening is an important tool to develop appropriate treatment for patients. It includes careful screening for violence risk, which is critical to patient safety and effective 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/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.
- Physical Exams and Lab Results Prior to Receiving Methadone Treatment must be completed to ensure patient safety. Because Methadone and Buprenorphine are potent, it is necessary to ensure that only patients who are medically stable receive these medicines.
Hospital-Acquired Infection Rates
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 & 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.
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OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE BRATTLEBORO RETREAT
- Read about the Brattleboro Retreat's 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan.
- The Retreat's 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Progress Report.
- Read about Strategic Initiatives to meet health care needs in our community and opportunities for public participation in strategic planning.
- Public participation: Hospital Governance section includes our public meeting schedule and contact information.
- We encourage consumers to voice their complaints, concerns, or suggestions.
Here’s information about our Hospital Complaint Process.