Pneumonia Care

Children's Asthma Care

Emergency Care

Healthcare Associated Infections

Heart Attack Care

Heart Failure Care

Mortality Rates

Patient Experience

Perinatal Care

Pneumonia Care

Preventative Care

Readmission Rates

Stroke Care

Surgical Care

Use of Medical Imaging

Venous Thrombolytic Embolism Care
 
Glossary of Terms & Phrases

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Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection.
Pneumonia is a very common, often serious illness that affects about 3-4 million people each year
in the United States. Many different organisms can cause pneumonia, including bacteria, viruses,
and fungi. Bacterial pneumonias tend to be the most serious. In adults, bacteria are the most common cause, and of these Streptococcus pneumonia (pneumococcus) is the most common.

 

Blood Cultures in the Emergency Dept (Higher is Better)

98%

98%

96%

98%

96%

97%

97%

 79%

Initial Antibiotic Selection  
(Higher is Better)

95%

95%

95%

97%

97%

94%

97%

 88%

 

Blood Cultures in the Emergency Dept
(Higher is Better)

98%

98%

 96%

97%

89%

98%

100%

Initial Antibiotic Selection  (Higher is Better)

95%

97%

95%

94%

95%

92%

94%

 

* National average, state average, MSHA and facility data are for the period from July 2012 - June 2013.   The national average and state average data are provided by Hospital Compare, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which reports results from hospitals submitting data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). (UCMH (Unicoi County Memorial Hospital) is a newly added hospital to MSHA and their scores are not calculated in the health system’s composite score at this time.)