Washington St Tammany Regional Medical Center

Washington St Tammany Regional Medical Center
433 PLAZA ST
BOGALUSA, LA 70427
985-735-1322

Type: Acute Care
Ownership: Government - State
Emergency Services: YES

Hospital Ratings: Patient ExperiencesThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Patients who said their nurses "Always" communicated well778176
Patients who said their doctors "Always" communicated well848680
Patients who said they "Always" received help as soon as desired686964
Patients who said their pain was "Always" well controlled717469
Patients who said staff "Always" explained medicines before administering726660
Patients who said their room and bathroom were "Always" cleans747371
Patients who said the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night707158
Patients who said they were told what to do during their recovery at home151981
Patients who rated the hospital a 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest)697267
Patients who said they would definitely recommend the hospital727469
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.)333733
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.)488
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.)0.3910.0870.054
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.)0.420.360.191
Hospital Ratings: Care ResultsThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Death Rate for Heart Attack Patients13.312.83716.2
Death Rate for Heart Failure Patients78.50611.2
Death Rate for Pneumonia Patients9.48.94911.6
Hospital Ratings: Readmission RatesThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Rate of Readmission for Heart Attack PatientsN/A16.64419.9
Rate of Readmission for Heart Failure Patients19.821.94524.7
Rate of Readmission for Pneumonia Patients13.915.30818.3
Hospital Ratings: Process of CareThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better) 471392
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better) 849394
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 96N/A92
Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic within one hour before surgery to help prevent infection 999696
Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection 989697
Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped within 24 hours after surgery 979094
Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar is kept under good control in the days right after surgery N/A8993
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 surgery7891N/A
Surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries 809194
Patients who got treatment within 24 hours before or after their surgery to help prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery 818992
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)729362
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG (a lower number of minutes is better)13139
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)505154
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival (higher numbers are better)929295
Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival949898
Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge869798
Heart Attack Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)1009596
Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling1009999
Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge789798
Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication Within 30 Minutes Of ArrivalN/A3754
Heart Attack Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of ArrivalN/A8089
Hospital Ratings: Heart Failure CareThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions858587
Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function969698
Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) 979494
Heart Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling1009898
Hospital Ratings: Pneumonia CareThis HospitalAverageNational Average
Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination919092
Pneumonia Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The Administration Of The First Hospital Dose Of Antibiotics899595
Pneumonia Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling1009697
Pneumonia Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After Arrival969495
Pneumonia Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)958991
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