This report provides data about VPCH’s quality of care, nurse staffing, patient perceptions of care, 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 to 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 use these methods only in limited and necessary situations.
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.
Treatment Planning - The patient's treatment plan serves as a guide for the hospitalization. Inorder 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.
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
This Section provides information on VPCH's:
- Budget summary
- Financial information and benchmarks
- Cost shift information
- Hospital spending
- Top 25 inpatient admissions and outpatient procedures and their hospital charges
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OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT VPCH
You can read about the quality improvement projects we have undertaken to make patient care safer and more effective.
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 the consumers to voice their complaints, concerns, or suggestions. Here's information about the hospital complaint process.
Additional Resources on Hospital Quality Information