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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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* Number of cases may not represent total volume.

Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 227 cases.

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Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 488 cases.

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Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 460 cases.

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Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 796 cases.

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Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 58 cases.

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 45 hospital cases and a national average of 78 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 169 hospital cases and a national average of 156 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Mortality Within 30 Days
Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 70 cases.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 79 cases.

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Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 164 cases.

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Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 1106 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 248 cases.

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Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 127 cases.

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Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 211 cases.

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Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 290 cases.

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Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 71 cases.

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Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 47 cases.

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Complication Based Ratings

 
Hospital
National Average
Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 125 hospital cases and a national average of 117 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 86 cases.

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Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 631 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 394 hospital cases and a national average of 245 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 430 cases.

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Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 636 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 32 hospital cases and a national average of 102 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 36 hospital cases and a national average of 204 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 32 hospital cases and a national average of 72 cases.

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Carotid Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 128 hospital cases and a national average of 141 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 3 safety indicators

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

Rated As Expected in 7 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • 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
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated Worse Than Expected in 3 safety indicators

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
1 Event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Rapides Women's and Children's Hospital

501 Medical Center Dr
Alexandria, LA 71301