VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE Review

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Overall Hospital Rating: ; HCAPS approval: 58%

Database data as of January 31, 2024

A Review of the Data

Prepared by Richard Saunders as of January 31, 2024.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") distributes more than 80 tables of data on hospitals on a quarterly basis. That is a lot of information to pour through to try and build a comprehensive review of VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE. Luckily, we are here to help! I’ve put together this page to help you to get a better idea of what the hospital does, who is affiliated with it, share any patient survey data and much more. (If you want to jump to a specific section of the review, here are the section headers: General Hospital Data, Ratings, Cost Analysis, Infections, Comparison, Nearby Skilled Nursing Facilities, Doctors Associated with VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE, Survey Analysis.)

In the briefest summary, VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE is one of the types of hospitals called Acute Care Hospitals. It is in BROWNSVILLE, TX. Its five star rating is 4 . Its type of ownership is Proprietary. The facility's Medicare ID is 450028. It does provide emergency services. There are 159 medical professionals and 64 doctor groups affiliated with the hospital. On average at VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE, emergency patients were charged $31,264. This is higher than the state average of $27,898. It is also higher than the national average of $25,828.

According to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems ("HCAHPS") that ended in September 30, 2021, 58% of the patients surveyed definitely recommended VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE, while only 11% did not recommend going to VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE.

The information presented below is based on data provided by U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It is updated as new data is made available.

General Information for VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE

Address:

1040 W JEFFERSON ST
BROWNSVILLE, TX 78520
(956) 544-1400
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Medicare Provider Number:

450028

Type:

Acute Care Hospitals

Ownership:

Proprietary

Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE

Overall Rating:



The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE summarizes a variety of measures across 5 areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital. Once reporting thresholds are met, a hospital’s Overall Star Rating is calculated using only those measures for which data are available. Hospitals report data to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") through the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program, Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. Overall Star Ratings aren’t calculated for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) or Department of Defense (DoD) hospitals.

Most hospitals will have an Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating of 3.

National distribution of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating The following table shows the national distribution of the Overall Star Rating based on July 2022 results.

Overall rating Number of hospitals / Percentage
1 star 198 (6.34%)
2 stars 702 (22.49%)
3 stars 895 (28.68%)
4 stars 895 (28.68%)
5 stars 431 (13.81%)
N/A 1,368 (30.47%)

Additional detailed on the method for calculating the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating from this document.

Patient Survey Results

Below is information compiled by CMS on the percentage of patients who respond to specific treatments and a comparison of the results for VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE to the national results for similar facilities.

Survey Question Response
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well 67 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 11 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well 22 %
Nurse communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Nurse communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 75 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 7 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 18 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" listened carefully to them 63 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 12 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" listened carefully to them 25 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 63 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 16 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 21 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well 66 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 13 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well 21 %
Doctor communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Doctor communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 74 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 11 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 15 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" listened carefully to them 64 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 14 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" listened carefully to them 22 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 62 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 16 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 22 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted 47 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted 20 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted 33 %
Staff responsiveness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Staff responsiveness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 42 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 22 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 36 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 52 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 19 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 29 %
Patients who reported that staff "Always" explained about medicines before giving it to them 50 %
Patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them 30 %
Patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them 20 %
Communication about medicines - linear mean score Not Applicable
Communication about medicines - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" communicated what the medication was for 62 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated what the medication was for 19 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" communicated what the medication was for. 19 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" discussed possible side effects 37 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" discussed possible side effects 41 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" discussed possible side effects 22 %
Patients who reported that NO, they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home 20 %
Patients who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home 80 %
Discharge information - linear mean score Not Applicable
Discharge information - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that NO, they did not discuss whether they would need help after discharge 25 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did discuss whether they would need help after discharge 75 %
Patients who reported that NO, they did not receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 14 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 86 %
Patients who "Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 40 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 11 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 49 %
Care transition - linear mean score Not Applicable
Care transition - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who "Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 44 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 15 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 41 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 43 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 9 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 48 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 33 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 8 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 59 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean 72 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean 9 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean 19 %
Cleanliness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Cleanliness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night 52 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night 18 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night 30 %
Quietness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Quietness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 6 or lower on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 16 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 28 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 56 %
Overall hospital rating - linear mean score Not Applicable
Overall hospital rating - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported NO, they would probably not or definitely not recommend the hospital 11 %
Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital 58 %
Patients who reported YES, they would probably recommend the hospital 31 %
Recommend hospital - linear mean score Not Applicable
Recommend hospital - star rating Not Applicable
Summary star rating Not Applicable

Cost of VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE, Compare to National and State Averages

Understanding how much a hospital is going to cost is extremely difficult. Hospitals themselves actively obscure what they charge and have negotiated different rates with different insurers. Then you have the problem of the wide variety of treatments which the VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE provides.

To provide some standard metric to compare hospital costs, CMS publishes the MSPB (or "Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary"). Even though you may not be on Medicare, this metric may still be useful. The MSPB is expressed as a percentage compared to the national average for costs that Medicare incurs. A percentage higher than 100% means the hospital charges more than the national average while a percentage less than 100% means the hospital charges less than the national average.

MSPB for VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE: Not Available

Detailed table for spending and period for patients at VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE:

Type Amount
Home Health Agency (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $37
Hospice (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $0
Inpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $35
Outpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $58
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $5
Durable Medical Equipment (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $19
Carrier (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $594
Home Health Agency (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Hospice (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Inpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $11,759
Outpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Skilled Nursing Facility (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Durable Medical Equipment (During Index Hospital Admission) $10
Carrier (During Index Hospital Admission) $1,461
Home Health Agency (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $778
Hospice (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $251
Inpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $10,760
Outpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $751
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $2,547
Durable Medical Equipment (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $112
Carrier (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $2,086
Total (Complete Episode) $31,264

Infection Rates at VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE

These measures show how often patients at VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE contract certain infections during the course of their medical treatment, when compared to other hospitals nationally.

Infection Type Score / Compare to National Average
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 0.30 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 1.83 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection: Number of Device Days 5,450.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 6.06 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 5.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards) 0.83 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit -- / Better
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 0.32 / Better
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Number of Urinary Catheter Days 6,345.00 / Better
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 9.27 / Better
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 0.00 / Better
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards) 0.00 / Better
SSI - Colon Surgery: Lower Confidence Limit -- / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Upper Confidence Limit 1.51 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Number of Procedures 68.00 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Predicted Cases 1.98 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Observed Cases 0.00 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery 0.00 / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Lower Confidence Limit -- / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Upper Confidence Limit 1.63 / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Number of Procedures 200.00 / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Predicted Cases 1.84 / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Observed Cases 0.00 / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy 0.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Lower Confidence Limit 0.12 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Upper Confidence Limit 2.38 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Patient Days 56,295.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Predicted Cases 2.78 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Observed Cases 2.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia 0.72 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Lower Confidence Limit 0.10 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Upper Confidence Limit 0.45 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Patient Days 49,167.00 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Predicted Cases 30.81 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Observed Cases 7.00 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) 0.23 / Better

How VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE Compares to Other Similar Facilities

This is how VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE compares to other similar hospitals nationally based on data provided to CMS.

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Percentages of Complications and Deaths at VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE

Measure Score Compared to National Rates
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for heart attack patients 12.6% SAME
Death rate for CABG surgery patients 3.3% SAME
Death rate for COPD patients 8.7% SAME
Death rate for heart failure patients 9.9% SAME
Death rate for pneumonia patients 17.5% SAME
Death rate for stroke patients 13% SAME
Pressure ulcer rate 0.32% SAME
Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications NA Not Enough Data
Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate 0.21% SAME
In-hospital fall with hip fracture rate 0.1% SAME
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate 2.65% SAME
Postoperative acute kidney injury requiring dialysis rate NA Not Enough Data
Postoperative respiratory failure rate NA Not Enough Data
Perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate 3.23% SAME
Postoperative sepsis rate NA Not Enough Data
Postoperative wound dehiscence rate 2.41% SAME
Abdominopelvic accidental puncture or laceration rate 1.22% SAME
CMS Medicare PSI 90: Patient safety and adverse events composite 0.92% SAME

Skilled Nursing Facilities Near VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE

Many hospital patients are not ready to return home after a hospital visit. If recovery is going to be protracted, doctors will often advise that the patients recuperate at a skilled nursing facility. Below is a list of the skilled nursing homes near VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE ranked by their CMS 5-Star Overall Rating.

Facility Name Overall Rating
Sun Valley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 5:
Harlingen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 5:
Veranda Rehabilitation and Healthcare 5:
Golden Palms Rehabilitation and Retirement 5:
Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 4:
Fox Hollow Post Acute 4:
Brownsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 4:
Windsor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Harli 4:
Treasure Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation Cente 4:
Spanish Meadows 3:
Windsor Atrium 3:
Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare 2:
Mesa Hills Post Acute 2:

Medical Groups Affiliated with VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE

There are 159 doctors and 64 medical groups that are affiliated with VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER- BROWNSVILLE.

Affiliated Doctor Groups


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