Compare Hospital Complications

Black River Memorial Hospital vs. Mayo Clinic Health System Oakridge

Compare Surgical Complications

Learn and compare hospital complications at Black River Memorial Hospital in Black River Falls, Wisconsin and Mayo Clinic Health System Oakridge in Osseo, Wisconsin

Quality Measure Black River Memorial Hospital Callout TooltipBLACK RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Address
711 W ADAMS ST
BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI
Phone: (715) 284-5361
Mayo Clinic Health System Oakridge Callout TooltipMAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM OAKRIDGE Address
13025 8TH ST
OSSEO, WI
Phone: (715) 597-3121
Complications for hip/knee replacement patients Callout TooltipComplications for hip/knee replacement patients
Percentage of complications for hip/knee replacement patients, some of the complications include: heart attack, infection, pneumonia, serious blood clots, wounds that split open or bleed after surgery, replacement hip/knee joints that don't work, etc. Higher rates of these serious complications might be a sign of lesser quality hospital care.
A lower percentage is better.
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Serious complications Callout TooltipSerious complications
A higher percentage of serious but potentially preventable, complications might be a sign of lesser quality hospital care. Hospitals could reduce the chance of serious complications by following safe care practices
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Deaths with Serious Complications after Surgery Callout TooltipDeaths with Serious Complications after Surgery
This measure covers surgical patients who died after developing serious complications that could have been treated. Although some deaths may be inevitable, hospitals with trained staff and properly organized identify life threatening complications quickly and treat them aggressively. Higher death rates might be a sign that patients were not watched properly after surgery or that an effective action wasn’t taken.
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Collapsed lung due to medical treatment Callout TooltipCollapsed lung due to medical treatment
Cases of collapsed lung that results from medical treatment (Iatrogenic pneumothorax, adult).
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Serious blood clots after surgery Callout TooltipSerious blood clots after surgery
This measure refers to blood clots, in the lung or a large vein, after surgery (perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate).
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Wound that opens after surgery Callout TooltipWound that opens after surgery
This measure refers to a wound that splits open on the abdomen or pelvis after surgery (postoperative wound dehiscence).
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Accidental cuts from medical treatment Callout TooltipAccidental cuts from medical treatment
This measure refers to accidental cuts and tears from medical treatment (accidental puncture or laceration).
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The measures for surgical complications provide information about the problems developed by patients after having certain surgical procedures and how often those patients that were admitted with certain conditions died while they were in the hospital. These surgical complications can often be prevented if hospitals follow procedures based on best practices and scientific evidence.

Compare Healthcare Associated Infections

Quality Measure Black River Memorial Hospital Callout TooltipBLACK RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Address
711 W ADAMS ST
BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI
Phone: (715) 284-5361
Mayo Clinic Health System Oakridge Callout TooltipMAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM OAKRIDGE Address
13025 8TH ST
OSSEO, WI
Phone: (715) 597-3121
Bloodstream Infections Callout TooltipBloodstream Infections
This measure compares the number of central line-associated bloodstream infections hospital to a national benchmark. A central line is a narrow tube inserted into a large vein of a patient’s neck or chest for important medical treatment. When the lines are not put in correctly or kept clean, germs could enter the body and cause serious blood infections. The CLABSI measure includes data from ICUs, NICUs, surgical and medical wards.
A lower number is better better. A score of ZERO in CLABSIs is best.
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Bloodstream Infections in ICU Only Callout TooltipBloodstream Infections in ICU Only
This measure compares the number of central line-associated bloodstream infections hospital to a national benchmark. A central line is a narrow tube inserted into a large vein of a patient’s neck or chest for important medical treatment. When the lines are not put in correctly or kept clean, germs could enter the body and cause serious blood infections. The CLABSI measure includes data from ICUs and NICUs.
A lower number is better better. A score of ZERO in CLABSIs is best.
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Catheter Urinary Tract Infections Callout TooltipCatheter Urinary Tract Infections
This measure compares the number of catheter-associated urinary tract infections to a national benchmark. A catheter is a drainage tube inserted into a patient’s urinary bladder to collect urine while a patient is immobile or incontinent. When a catheter is not put in correctly or kept clean, or left in place for long periods of time, germs could enter the body and cause serious infections in the urinary tract.
A lower number is better better. A score of ZERO in CAUTIs is best.
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Catheter Urinary Tract Infections in ICU Only Callout TooltipCatheter Urinary Tract Infections in ICU Only
This measure compares the number of catheter-associated urinary tract infections to a national benchmark. A catheter is a drainage tube inserted into a patient’s urinary bladder to collect urine while a patient is immobile or incontinent. When a catheter is not put in correctly or kept clean, or left in place for long periods of time, germs could enter the body and cause serious infections in the urinary tract. This measure includes data from ICU’s only.
A lower number is better better. A score of ZERO in CAUTIs is best.
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Infection from Colon Surgery Callout TooltipInfection from Colon Surgery
This measure compares the number surgical site infections from colon surgeries to a national benchmark. When surgical procedures are not conducted in a sterile environment and following sterile procedures, a surgical site could become a way for germs to enter the body and cause serious infections in a patient.
A lower number is better better. A score of ZERO in SSIs is best.
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Infection from Hysterectomy Callout TooltipInfection from Hysterectomy
This measure compares the number surgical site infections from hysterectomies to a national benchmark. When surgical procedures are not conducted in a sterile environment and following sterile procedures, a surgical site could become a way for germs to enter the body and cause serious infections in a patient.
A lower number is better better. A score of ZERO in SSIs is best.
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MRSA Infections Callout TooltipMRSA Infections
This measure compares the number of MRSA-positive cases from blood samples four or more days after the patient entered the hospital to a national benchmark. The Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacteria resistant to certain type of antibiotics. MRSA infections could be caught at hospitals and may cause severe or life-threatening symptoms. MRSA can be prevented from being transmitted to patients by taking certain provisions: washing hands, using protective gloves and gowns, sterilizing equipment, covering the mouth, nose, and eyes and practicing responsible use of antibiotics.
A lower number is better better. A score of ZERO in MRSA is best.
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Intestinal infections Callout TooltipIntestinal infections
This measure compares the number of positive cases for Clostridium difficile on stool specimens tested four or more days after the patient entered the hospital to a national benchmark. Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) is a bacteria that causes inflammation of the colon and can cause severe diarrhea, fever, appetite loss, nausea, and abdominal pain. C. diff. can be prevented from being transmitted to patients by taking certain precautions: washing hands, using protective gloves and gowns, sterilizing equipment, covering the mouth, nose, and eyes and practicing responsible use of antibiotics.
A lower number is better better. A score of zero is best.
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The rates of complications that patients suffer from as a result of their hospital stay vary across hospitals. The Hospital Compare program makes the differences obvious, and enables individuals to ensure that the hospital they choose for their care takes the necessary steps to minimize complications, for example by following procedures that are scientifically sound, and based upon best practices. High complication rates can be a sign of a poor quality hospital.