Merrimack Valley Hospital

Merrimack Valley Hospital
140 LINCOLN AVENUE
HAVERHILL, MA 01830
978-374-2000

Type: Acute Care
Ownership: Proprietary
Emergency Services: YES

Hospital Ratings: Patient ExperiencesThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Patients who said their nurses "Always" communicated well757776
Patients who said their doctors "Always" communicated well787980
Patients who said they "Always" received help as soon as desired606364
Patients who said their pain was "Always" well controlled707169
Patients who said staff "Always" explained medicines before administering586260
Patients who said their room and bathroom were "Always" cleans677271
Patients who said the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night475158
Patients who said they were told what to do during their recovery at home151581
Patients who rated the hospital a 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest)646767
Patients who said they would definitely recommend the hospital657369
Hospital Ratings: Medical ImagingThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Outpatients with low back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments first, such as physical therapy. (If a number is high, it may mean the facility is doing too many unnecessary MRIs for low back pain.)363033
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram. (A number that is much lower than 8% may mean there's not enough follow-up. A number much higher than 14% may mean there's too much unnecessary follow-up.)1298
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were "combination" (double) scans. (The range for this measure is 0 to 1. A number very close to 1 may mean that too many patients are being given a double scan when a single scan is sufficient.)0.0160.010.054
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were "combination" (double) scans. (The range for this measure is 0 to 1. A number very close to 1 may mean that too many patients are being given a double scan when a single scan is sufficient.)0.0640.1090.191
Hospital Ratings: Care ResultsThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Death Rate for Heart Attack Patients13.212.16116.2
Death Rate for Heart Failure Patients87.99811.2
Death Rate for Pneumonia Patients7.98.26311.6
Hospital Ratings: Readmission RatesThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Rate of Readmission for Heart Attack Patients16.417.19319.9
Rate of Readmission for Heart Failure Patients21.922.14324.7
Rate of Readmission for Pneumonia Patients15.716.24218.3
Hospital Ratings: Process of CareThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better) 921092
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better) 836594
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after their surgery 100N/A92
Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic within one hour before surgery to help prevent infection 959796
Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection 979897
Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped within 24 hours after surgery 969694
Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar is kept under good control in the days right after surgery N/A9593
Surgery patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery, who had hair removed using a safe method1009999
Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery7996N/A
Surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries 929694
Patients who got treatment within 24 hours before or after their surgery to help prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery 929592
Hospital Ratings: Heart Attack & Chest Pain CareThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who needed specialized care were transferred to another hospital (a lower number of minutes is better)436562
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG (a lower number of minutes is better)6109
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival (higher numbers are better)N/A7654
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival (higher numbers are better)979695
Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival969998
Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge979998
Heart Attack Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)1009396
Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling1009999
Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge1009998
Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication Within 30 Minutes Of ArrivalN/A4054
Heart Attack Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of ArrivalN/A9389
Hospital Ratings: Heart Failure CareThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions988887
Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function1009898
Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) 929494
Heart Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling1009798
Hospital Ratings: Pneumonia CareThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination909392
Pneumonia Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The Administration Of The First Hospital Dose Of Antibiotics939495
Pneumonia Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling1009697
Pneumonia Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After Arrival999595
Pneumonia Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)899391
Hospital Ratings: Children's Asthma CareThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Children Who Received Reliever Medication While Hospitalized for AsthmaN/AN/A100
Children Who Received Systemic Corticosteroid Medication While Hospitalized for AsthmaN/AN/A100
Children and their Caregivers Who Received a Home Management Plan of Care Document While Hospitalized for AsthmaN/AN/A68