Quality

Quality patient care is very important to staff at Pella Regional Health Center. Because of that, we document our care, collect data and publicly report the information. Shown below, we compare our quality scores to state and national benchmarks to give you a clear idea of where we stand. 

Green: Pella Regional Health Center

Orange: Iowa

Blue: National

January 2015 - December 2015

Heart Attack

Aspirin given on arrival: Heart attack patients given aspirin at arrival. Higher is better.

Pella Regional Health Center 100%
Iowa 98%
National Average 97%

Electrocardiogram (ECG) on arrival: average number of minutes before ECG is performed for chest pain or possible heart attack patients. Lower is better.

Pella Regional Health Center 6
Iowa 6
National Average 7

Median time to transfer: average number of minutes to transfer to facility with Cardiac Cath Lab for possible heart attack patients. Lower is better.

Pella Regional Health Center 80
Iowa 60
National Average 57

Congestive Heart Failure

Compliance with these measures indicates full evaluation of cardiac function, appropriate medication and education at discharge. Higher is better.

Pella Regional Health Center 100%
Iowa 96%
National Average 98%

Pneumonia

Compliance with these measures indicates appropriate testing and timely treatment with antibiotic. Higher is better.

Pella Regional Health Center 99%
Iowa 96%
National Average 97%

Surgical Care Infection Prevention

Compliance with these measures indicates surgery patients are given the right  antibiotic to prevent infection at the right time;  body temperature measured properly, urinary catheter removed promptly and appropriate actions are taken to prevent blood clots. Higher is better.

Pella Regional Health Center 98%
Iowa 98%
National Average 99%

Survey of Patient Experience

This section focuses on health care provider communication, pain control, the hospital environment, education about medications, discharge information and the overall rating and willingness to recommend the hospital. Higher is better.

Pella Regional Health Center 80%
Iowa 75%
National Average 73%

Pain

While in the hospital, the patient’s pain is well controlled. Higher is better.

Pella Regional Health Center 72%
Iowa 71%
National Average 71%

Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection

This measures the number of times a patient has acquired an infection with a central line venous catheter per 1,000 patient days in the hospital. Lower is better.

Pella Regional Health Center 0
Iowa 0.529
National Average 1

Cesarean Section

The percent of primary, first time moms, obstetrical deliveries done by Cesarean Section. Lower is better.

Pella Regional Health Center 17%
Iowa 14%

Concerns about Care, Quality or Service

There are three ways to let Pella Regional know about your concerns about your care, our quality or our service. 

Shawna Forst, Service Excellence
641-628-6683

The Joint Commission

The Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals
877-686-0027