KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY Review

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Overall Hospital Rating: ; HCAPS approval: 73%

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 KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY. 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 KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY, Survey Analysis.)

In the briefest summary, KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY is one of the types of hospitals called Acute Care Hospitals. It is in HARBOR CITY, CA. Its five star rating is 4 . Its type of ownership is Voluntary non-profit - Other. The facility's Medicare ID is 50411. It DOES NOT provide emergency services. There are 236 medical professionals and 13 doctor groups affiliated with the hospital. On average at KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY, emergency patients were charged $21,332. This is lower than the state average of $26,501. It is also lower 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, 73% of the patients surveyed definitely recommended KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY, while only 5% did not recommend going to KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY.

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 KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY

Address:

25825 SOUTH VERMONT AVENUE
HARBOR CITY, CA 90710
(310) 325-5111
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Medicare Provider Number:

50411

Type:

Acute Care Hospitals

Ownership:

Voluntary non-profit - Other

Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY

Overall Rating:



The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY 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 KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY to the national results for similar facilities.

Survey Question Response
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well 78 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 4 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well 18 %
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 84 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 3 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 13 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" listened carefully to them 76 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 5 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" listened carefully to them 19 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 74 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 6 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 20 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well 79 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 5 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well 16 %
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 85 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 3 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 12 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" listened carefully to them 79 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 6 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" listened carefully to them 15 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 75 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 6 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 19 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted 64 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted 10 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted 26 %
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 62 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 9 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 29 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 67 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 10 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 23 %
Patients who reported that staff "Always" explained about medicines before giving it to them 63 %
Patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them 20 %
Patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them 17 %
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 75 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated what the medication was for 9 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" communicated what the medication was for. 16 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" discussed possible side effects 50 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" discussed possible side effects 30 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" discussed possible side effects 20 %
Patients who reported that NO, they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home 14 %
Patients who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home 86 %
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 15 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did discuss whether they would need help after discharge 85 %
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 41 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 7 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 52 %
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 48 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 8 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 44 %
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 7 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 50 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 31 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 6 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 63 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean 71 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean 10 %
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 56 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night 11 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night 33 %
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) 7 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 18 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 75 %
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 5 %
Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital 73 %
Patients who reported YES, they would probably recommend the hospital 22 %
Recommend hospital - linear mean score Not Applicable
Recommend hospital - star rating Not Applicable
Summary star rating Not Applicable

Cost of KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY, 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 KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY 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 KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY: Not Available

Detailed table for spending and period for patients at KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY:

Type Amount
Home Health Agency (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $6
Hospice (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $0
Inpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $119
Outpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $83
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $0
Durable Medical Equipment (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $29
Carrier (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $562
Home Health Agency (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Hospice (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Inpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $11,664
Outpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Skilled Nursing Facility (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Durable Medical Equipment (During Index Hospital Admission) $4
Carrier (During Index Hospital Admission) $692
Home Health Agency (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $452
Hospice (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $178
Inpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $2,826
Outpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $976
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $2,635
Durable Medical Equipment (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $240
Carrier (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $866
Total (Complete Episode) $21,332

Infection Rates at KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY

These measures show how often patients at KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY 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 0.39 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 2.96 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection: Number of Device Days 3,176.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 3.26 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 4.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards) 1.23 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 0.85 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 3.20 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Number of Urinary Catheter Days 4,277.00 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 5.16 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 9.00 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards) 1.75 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Lower Confidence Limit 0.22 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Upper Confidence Limit 2.33 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Number of Procedures 139.00 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Predicted Cases 3.51 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Observed Cases 3.00 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery 0.86 / Same
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 85.00 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Predicted Cases 0.71 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Observed Cases 0.00 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Lower Confidence Limit -- / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Upper Confidence Limit 1.09 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Patient Days 59,908.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Predicted Cases 2.74 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Observed Cases 0.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia 0.00 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Lower Confidence Limit 0.37 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Upper Confidence Limit 0.89 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Patient Days 55,752.00 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Predicted Cases 34.16 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Observed Cases 20.00 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) 0.59 / Better

How KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY Compares to Other Similar Facilities

This is how KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY compares to other similar hospitals nationally based on data provided to CMS.

Top Hospitals in HARBOR CITY, CA

Worst Hospitals in HARBOR CITY, CA

Percentages of Complications and Deaths at KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY

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 NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for heart failure patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for pneumonia patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for stroke patients NA Not Enough Data
Pressure ulcer rate 0.77% SAME
Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications NA Not Enough Data
Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate 0.24% SAME
In-hospital fall with hip fracture rate 0.09% SAME
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate 2.38% SAME
Postoperative acute kidney injury requiring dialysis rate 1.55% SAME
Postoperative respiratory failure rate 7.67% SAME
Perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate 3.37% SAME
Postoperative sepsis rate 5.06% SAME
Postoperative wound dehiscence rate 1.96% SAME
Abdominopelvic accidental puncture or laceration rate 1.03% SAME
CMS Medicare PSI 90: Patient safety and adverse events composite 0.99% SAME

Skilled Nursing Facilities Near KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY

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 KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY ranked by their CMS 5-Star Overall Rating.

Facility Name Overall Rating
Centinela Skilled Nursing and Wellness Centre West 5:
Lomita Post-Acute Care Center 5:
Victoria Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 5:
Greenfield Care Center of Fullerton, LLC 5:
Torrance Memorial Med Ctr Snf/dp 5:
Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles 5:
Park Regency Care Center 5:
Monterey Park Conv Hosp 5:
Hollenbeck Palms 5:
Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital 5:
Whittier Nursing and Wellness Center, Inc 5:
Newport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 5:
Alhambra Hospital Med Ctr Dp/snf 5:
Long Beach Post Acute 5:
Presbyterian Intercomm Hosp Dp/snf 5:
Del Mar Convalescent Hospital 5:
Rowntree Gardens 5:
Mission Palms Healthcare Center 5:
Penn Mar Healthcare Center 5:
Guardian Rehabilitation Hospital 5:
South Coast Global Medical Center D/p Snf 5:
Glendale Adventist Medical Center Dp/snf 5:
Imperial Healthcare Center 5:
Intercommunity Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 5:
Huntington Post Acute 5:
Anaheim Crest Nursing Center 5:
Marycrest Manor 5:
West Anaheim Medical Center D/p Snf 5:
Sun Mar Nursing Center 5:
Coast Care Convalescent Center 5:
Park Vista at Morningside 5:
Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital- D/p Snf 5:
Harvard Creek Post Acute 5:
Villa Serena Healthcare Center 5:
Parkview Healthcare Center 5:
Providence Little Co of Mary Transitional Care Ctr 5:
La Palma Nursing Center 5:
Brookfield Healthcare Center 5:
Osage Healthcare and Wellness Centre 5:
Kindred Hospital Brea D/p Snf 5:
Whittier Hospital Medical Ctr D/p Snf 5:
Chapman Care Center 5:
St. Catherine Healthcare 5:
Beacon Healthcare Center 5:
Temple City Healthcare 5:
White Memorial Medical Ctr Dp 5:
Clear View Convalescent Center 5:
Pacific Haven Subacute and Healthcare Center 5:
Meadowbrook Behavioral Health Center 5:
Artesia Christian Home Inc. 5:
Alta Gardens Care Center 5:
Socal Post-Acute Care 5:
Town and Country 5:
Ararat Post Acute 5:
Greater El Monte Community Hos 5:
Broadway Healthcare Center 5:
Clear View Sanitarium 5:
Royal Oaks Manor-Bradbury Oaks 5:
Ivy Creek Healthcare and Wellness Centre 5:
Paramount Convalescent Hosp. 5:
Garden Grove Post Acute 5:
Mission Care Center 4:
Del Amo Gardens Care Center 4:
Sierra View Care Center 4:
Mainplace Post Acute 4:
The Pavilion at Sunny Hills 4:
Anaheim Terrace Care Center 4:
Marlora Post Acute Rehab Hosp 4:
Virgil Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center 4:
West Covina Medical Center D/p Snf 4:
West Haven Healthcare 4:
Buena Park Nursing Center 4:
Heritage Manor 4:
Garden View Post Acute Rehabilitation 4:
Montecito Heights Healthcare and Wellness Centre, LP 4:
Bel Vista Healthcare Center 4:
Sunset Manor Conv Hosp 4:
Westlake Convalescent Hospital 4:
Bonnie Brae Skilled Nursing 4:
Mid-Wilshire Health Care Cntr 4:
Bonita Hills Post Acute 4:
Terrace View Care Center 4:
Rose Villa Health Care Center 4:
West Pico Terrace Healthcare and Wellness Centre LP 4:
Villa Del Rio Gardens 4:
Courtyard Care Center 4:
Alamitos West Health and Rehabilitation 4:
San Gabriel Conv Center 4:
South Coast Post Acute 4:
Alvarado Care Center 4:
Santa Monica Health Care Center 4:
Coventry Court Health Center 4:
Monterey Healthcare and Wellness Centre, LP 4:
Royal Care Skilled Nursing Ctr 4:
Alamitos Belmont Health and Rehabilitation 4:
Atlantic Memorial Healthcare Center 4:
Southern California Hosp at Culver City D/p Snf 4:
El Encanto Healthcare Center 4:
Lotus Care Center 4:
Pacific Care Nursing Center 4:

Medical Groups Affiliated with KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY

There are 236 doctors and 13 medical groups that are affiliated with KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SOUTH BAY.

Affiliated Doctor Groups


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