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Quality Data

Whitman Hospital is committed to transparency and sharing how we achieve our mission of delivering excellent healthcare to our communities. To facilitate quick information availability, we participate in several quality reporting programs:

  • Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) defines hospital quality as, "healthcare providers are taking the right steps at the right time, and patients are healthier because of it." To see this concept in action and Whitman Hospital's quality results, please visit the WSHA website.
  • Care Compare is Medicare's healthcare quality website. Here you can compare Whitman Hospital's quality against national and state averages. Click here to visit the Care Compare site.

Overall Quality Rating

Our overall rating:

Patient Satisfaction Rating

Our overall rating: no rating due to insufficient surveys returned

Patient Safety

- Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinics National rate
Healthcare workers given influenza vaccination
Higher percentages are better
87% 91%
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients No Different than
the National Rate
2.4%
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide) No Different than
the National Rate
15.6%
Rate of readmission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) No Different than
the National Rate
19.5%
Death rate for COPD patients No Different than
the National Rate
8.9%
Rate of readmission for heart failure patients No Different than
the National Rate
21.9%
Hospital return days for heart failure patients Fewer days than average n/a
Death rate for heart failure patients No Different than
the National Rate
11.3%
Rate of readmission for pneumonia patients No Different than
the National Rate
16.6%
Hospital return days for pneumonia patients Average number of days n/a
Death rate for pneumonia patients No Different than
the National Rate
15.4%
Rate of unplanned hospital visits after outpatient colonoscopy No different than
the National Rate
16.4%
Outpatient abdomen double CT scans
(lower is better)
8.7% 6.4%
Percent of mothers whose deliveries were scheduled too early 0% 2%
Patients who left Emergency Department before being seen <1% 2%
Average time spent in emergency department before leaving from the visit 155
minutes
114 minutes