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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 56 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 35 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 38 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Labor and Delivery

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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C-Section Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 244 hospital cases and a national average of 1384 cases.

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Vaginal Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 789 hospital cases and a national average of 2764 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 41 hospital cases and a national average of 242 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 68 hospital cases and a national average of 377 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 47 cases.

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Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 102 cases.

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Patient Safety Ratings

Patient safety ratings show you how well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications. Look for hospitals that are rated “Better Than Expected" or "As Expected" to reduce your risk.

Rated Better Than Expected in 1 safety indicators

  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated As Expected in 11 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site

Rated Worse Than Expected in 1 safety indicators

  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
0 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Buena Vista Regional Medical Center

1525 W 5th St
Storm Lake, IA 50588