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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.
  • Hospital Compare is Medicare's hospital quality website. Here you can compare Whitman Hospital's quality against national and state averages.

Overall Quality Rating

Our overall rating: ★ ★ ★

This rating has been impacted by a drop in our patient survey return rate.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

Due to insufficient survey return rates, Medicare has not assigned Whitman Hospital a star rating for this time period.

Patient Safety

- Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Washington average National average
Healthcare workers given influenza vaccination
Higher percentages are better
86% 91% 89%
- Whitman Hospital and Medical Center National rate
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients No Different than the National Rate 2.6%
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide) No Different than the National Rate 15.3%
Rate of readmission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) No Different than the National Rate 19.6%
Death rate for COPD patients No Different than the National Rate 8.3%
Rate of readmission for heart failure patients No Different than the National Rate 21.7%
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 11.7%
Rate of readmission for pneumonia patients No Different than the National Rate 16.7%
Hospital return days for pneumonia patients Average number of days n/a
Death rate for pneumonia patients No Different than the National Rate 15.7%
Rate of unplanned hospital visits after outpatient colonoscopy No different than the national rate 14.8%
Outpatient abdomen double CT scans (lower is better) 6.3% 7.8%
Outpatient chest double CT scan (lower is better) 0.0% 1.5%
Early elective deliveries (lower is better) 0% 2%
Cardiac care: aspirin at arrival (higher is better) 97% 95%
Cardiac care: median time to ECG (lower is better) 2 minutes 8 minutes