Vascular Surgeries

Vascular surgery is a type of surgery that is performed on the arteries and veins that lie outside the heart. Some possible reasons for undergoing vascular surgery include aneurysmsdeep vein thrombosis (DVT), and varicose veins.

Vascular surgery is most often performed at the MSHA facility in Johnson City, TN (Johnson City Medical Center).

Tennessee Data        
Preventive Antibiotics Given within an Hour of a Surgical Incision** 96% 97% 100% 100%
Selection of the Most Appropriate Antibiotic** 98% 98% 100% 100%
Discontinuation of Preventive Antibiotics within 24 hours of surgery** 93% 91% 79% 79%
Use of Appropriate Hair Removal Methods Before Surgery** 100% 100% 100% 100%
Continuation of Beta Blocker Medications for Eligible Patients** 95% 95% 97% 98%
Urinary Catheter Removal Prior to Post-Op Day 2 ** 92% 91% 91% 89%


* MSHA and facility data are for the period from July 2010-June 2011.  National average and state average data are for the most recently published period of Jan2010- Dec 2010. 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).

** Antibiotic measures data are for Vascular Surgeries. Other measures data are a compilation for all types of surgeries.