L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER Review

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Overall Hospital Rating: ; HCAPS approval: 52%

Database data as of November 08, 2023

The information shown here is based on data records that are not current. Our latest records for L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER is from January 31, 2024 and our latest database records are as of November 08, 2023. It is not clear why L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER is no longer in the database. Take care when reviewing this information to confirm that the hospital is still operating.

A Review of the Data

Prepared by Richard Saunders as of November 08, 2023.

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 L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER. 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 L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER, Survey Analysis.)

In the briefest summary, L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER is one of the types of hospitals called Acute Care Hospitals. It is in LOS ANGELES, CA. Its five star rating is 4 . Its type of ownership is Proprietary. The facility's Medicare ID is 50763. It DOES NOT provide emergency services. There are 81 medical professionals and 42 doctor groups affiliated with the hospital. On average at L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER, emergency patients were charged $33,475. This is higher than the state average of $25,229. It is also higher than the national average of $24,355.

According to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems ("HCAHPS") that ended in September 30, 2021, 52% of the patients surveyed definitely recommended L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER, while only 22% did not recommend going to L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER.

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 L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER

Address:

1711 WEST TEMPLE STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90026
(213) 989-6123
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Medicare Provider Number:

50763

Type:

Acute Care Hospitals

Ownership:

Proprietary

Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER

Overall Rating:



The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER 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 L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER to the national results for similar facilities.

Survey Question Response
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well 60 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 17 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well 23 %
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 65 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 14 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 21 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" listened carefully to them 60 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 16 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" listened carefully to them 24 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 56 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 22 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 22 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well 55 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 23 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well 22 %
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 58 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 22 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 20 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" listened carefully to them 56 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 23 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" listened carefully to them 21 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 49 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 23 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 28 %
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 32 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted 21 %
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 40 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 36 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 24 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 54 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 29 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 17 %
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 34 %
Patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them 16 %
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 59 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated what the medication was for 30 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" communicated what the medication was for. 11 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" discussed possible side effects 41 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" discussed possible side effects 38 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" discussed possible side effects 21 %
Patients who reported that NO, they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home 21 %
Patients who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home 79 %
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 26 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did discuss whether they would need help after discharge 74 %
Patients who reported that NO, they did not receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 16 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 84 %
Patients who "Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 43 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 15 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 42 %
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 45 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 22 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 33 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 44 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 13 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 43 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 41 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 10 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 49 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean 69 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean 13 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean 18 %
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 47 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night 25 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night 28 %
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) 24 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 32 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 44 %
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 22 %
Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital 52 %
Patients who reported YES, they would probably recommend the hospital 26 %
Recommend hospital - linear mean score Not Applicable
Recommend hospital - star rating Not Applicable
Summary star rating Not Applicable

Cost of L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER, 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 L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER 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 L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER: Not Available

Detailed table for spending and period for patients at L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER:

Type Amount
Home Health Agency (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $2
Hospice (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $0
Inpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $12
Outpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $89
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $22
Durable Medical Equipment (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $2
Carrier (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $716
Home Health Agency (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Hospice (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Inpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $8,584
Outpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Skilled Nursing Facility (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Durable Medical Equipment (During Index Hospital Admission) $2
Carrier (During Index Hospital Admission) $2,661
Home Health Agency (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $113
Hospice (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $55
Inpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $3,137
Outpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $512
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $15,912
Durable Medical Equipment (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $20
Carrier (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $1,636
Total (Complete Episode) $33,475

Infection Rates at L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER

These measures show how often patients at L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER 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 Not Available / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection: Number of Device Days 1,178.00 / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 0.77 / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 1.00 / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards) Not Available / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Number of Urinary Catheter Days 1,194.00 / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 0.78 / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 0.00 / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards) Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Number of Procedures Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Predicted Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Observed Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Number of Procedures Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Predicted Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Observed Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Patient Days 11,829.00 / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Predicted Cases 0.42 / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Observed Cases 0.00 / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Lower Confidence Limit 0.01 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Upper Confidence Limit 1.13 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Patient Days 11,829.00 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Predicted Cases 4.37 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Observed Cases 1.00 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) 0.23 / Same

How L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER Compares to Other Similar Facilities

This is how L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER compares to other similar hospitals nationally based on data provided to CMS.

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Percentages of Complications and Deaths at L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER

Measure Score Compared to National Rates
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for heart attack patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for CABG surgery patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for COPD patients 6.2% SAME
Death rate for heart failure patients 11% SAME
Death rate for pneumonia patients 10.7% Better
Death rate for stroke patients NA Not Enough Data
Pressure ulcer rate 0.03% SAME
Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications NA Not Enough Data
Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate 0.17% SAME
In-hospital fall with hip fracture rate 0.05% SAME
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate 2.22% SAME
Postoperative acute kidney injury requiring dialysis rate 0.9% SAME
Postoperative respiratory failure rate 4.65% SAME
Perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate 2.84% SAME
Postoperative sepsis rate 5.13% SAME
Postoperative wound dehiscence rate 0.77% SAME
Abdominopelvic accidental puncture or laceration rate 0.96% SAME
CMS Medicare PSI 90: Patient safety and adverse events composite 0.85% SAME

Skilled Nursing Facilities Near L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER

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 L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER ranked by their CMS 5-Star Overall Rating.

Facility Name Overall Rating
Presbyterian Intercomm Hosp Dp/snf 5:
Clear View Sanitarium 5:
Del Mar Convalescent Hospital 5:
Healthbridge Children's Hospital - Orange D/p Snf 5:
Imperial Healthcare Center 5:
Harvard Creek Post Acute 5:
St. Catherine Healthcare 5:
Clear View Convalescent Center 5:
Garden Grove Post Acute 5:
Motion Picture and T.V. Hosp D/p Snf 5:
Coast Care Convalescent Center 5:
Marycrest Manor 5:
South Coast Global Medical Center D/p Snf 5:
Parkview Healthcare Center 5:
Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital 5:
Osage Healthcare and Wellness Centre 5:
Guardian Rehabilitation Hospital 5:
Joyce Eisenberg Keefer Medical Center D/p Snf 5:
Alta Gardens Care Center 5:
Hollenbeck Palms 5:
Grancell Village of The Jewish Homes For The Aging 5:
Villa Serena Healthcare Center 5:
Sherman Oaks Hospital Snf Dp 5:
Meadowbrook Behavioral Health Center 5:
Huntington Post Acute 5:
Socal Post-Acute Care 5:
West Anaheim Medical Center D/p Snf 5:
La Palma Nursing Center 5:
Alhambra Hospital Med Ctr Dp/snf 5:
Centinela Skilled Nursing and Wellness Centre West 5:
Whittier Nursing and Wellness Center, Inc 5:
Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles 5:
Paramount Convalescent Hosp. 5:
Brookfield Healthcare Center 5:
Whittier Hospital Medical Ctr D/p Snf 5:
High Valley Lodge 5:
Lomita Post-Acute Care Center 5:
Town and Country 5:
Foothill Regional Medical Center D/p Snf 5:
Oakpark Healthcare Center 5:
Park Vista at Morningside 5:
Rowntree Gardens 5:
Greater El Monte Community Hos 5:
Totally Kids Specialty Healthcare - Sun Valley 5:
Lake Balboa Care Center 5:
Granada Hills Convalescent 5:
Greenfield Care Center of Fullerton, LLC 5:
Park Regency Care Center 5:
Beacon Healthcare Center 5:
Simi Healthcare Center 5:
Intercommunity Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 5:
Ararat Post Acute 5:
Ivy Creek Healthcare and Wellness Centre 5:
Royal Oaks Manor-Bradbury Oaks 5:
Anaheim Crest Nursing Center 5:
Torrance Memorial Med Ctr Snf/dp 5:
Broadway Healthcare Center 5:
Long Beach Post Acute 5:
Chapman Care Center 5:
Mission Palms Healthcare Center 5:
Temple City Healthcare 5:
Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital- D/p Snf 5:
Monterey Park Conv Hosp 5:
Artesia Christian Home Inc. 5:
Providence Little Co of Mary Transitional Care Ctr 5:
Pacific Haven Subacute and Healthcare Center 5:
Penn Mar Healthcare Center 5:
Country Manor Healthcare 5:
Glendale Adventist Medical Center Dp/snf 5:
White Memorial Medical Ctr Dp 5:
Kindred Hospital Brea D/p Snf 5:
Sun Mar Nursing Center 5:
Villa Del Rio Gardens 4:
Marlora Post Acute Rehab Hosp 4:
Sierra View Care Center 4:
Anaheim Terrace Care Center 4:
Bel Vista Healthcare Center 4:
Montecito Heights Healthcare and Wellness Centre, LP 4:
Mission Care Center 4:
Virgil Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center 4:
Lotus Care Center 4:
Buena Park Nursing Center 4:
Garden View Post Acute Rehabilitation 4:
West Covina Medical Center D/p Snf 4:
Heritage Manor 4:
Alamitos Belmont Health and Rehabilitation 4:
Courtyard Care Center 4:
Rose Villa Health Care Center 4:
St Elizabeth Healthcare Center 4:
Alamitos West Health and Rehabilitation 4:
Sunset Manor Conv Hosp 4:
Westlake Convalescent Hospital 4:
Bonnie Brae Skilled Nursing 4:
Mid-Wilshire Health Care Cntr 4:
West Haven Healthcare 4:
Coventry Court Health Center 4:
Bonita Hills Post Acute 4:
Royal Care Skilled Nursing Ctr 4:
Atlantic Memorial Healthcare Center 4:
Alvarado Care Center 4:

Medical Groups Affiliated with L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER

There are 81 doctors and 42 medical groups that are affiliated with L A DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER.

Affiliated Doctor Groups


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