LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER Review

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Overall Hospital Rating: ; HCAPS approval: 53%

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 LOS ALAMITOS 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 LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER, Survey Analysis.)

In the briefest summary, LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER is one of the types of hospitals called Acute Care Hospitals. It is in LOS ALAMITOS, CA. Its five star rating is 1 . Its type of ownership is Proprietary. The facility's Medicare ID is 50551. It does provide emergency services. There are 329 medical professionals and 105 doctor groups affiliated with the hospital. On average at LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER, emergency patients were charged $25,713. 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, 53% of the patients surveyed definitely recommended LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER, while only 16% did not recommend going to LOS ALAMITOS 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 LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER

Address:

3751 KATELLA AVENUE
LOS ALAMITOS, CA 90720
(562) 799-3220
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Medicare Provider Number:

50551

Type:

Acute Care Hospitals

Ownership:

Proprietary

Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER

Overall Rating:



The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for LOS ALAMITOS 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 LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER to the national results for similar facilities.

Survey Question Response
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well 66 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 10 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well 24 %
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 73 %
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 20 %
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 11 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" listened carefully to them 26 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 61 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 11 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 28 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well 66 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 11 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well 23 %
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 73 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 8 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 19 %
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 11 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" listened carefully to them 25 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 61 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 12 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 27 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted 49 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted 19 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted 32 %
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 47 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 20 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 33 %
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 48 %
Patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them 31 %
Patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them 21 %
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 64 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated what the medication was for 16 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" communicated what the medication was for. 20 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" discussed possible side effects 33 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" discussed possible side effects 45 %
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 23 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did discuss whether they would need help after discharge 77 %
Patients who reported that NO, they did not receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 17 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 83 %
Patients who "Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 49 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 12 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 39 %
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 53 %
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 32 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 50 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 12 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 38 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 42 %
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 48 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean 62 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean 12 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean 26 %
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 29 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night 36 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night 35 %
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) 19 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 30 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 51 %
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 16 %
Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital 53 %
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 LOS ALAMITOS 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 LOS ALAMITOS 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 LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER: Not Available

Detailed table for spending and period for patients at LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER:

Type Amount
Home Health Agency (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $39
Hospice (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $1
Inpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $24
Outpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $63
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $13
Durable Medical Equipment (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $9
Carrier (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $724
Home Health Agency (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Hospice (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Inpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $10,744
Outpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Skilled Nursing Facility (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Durable Medical Equipment (During Index Hospital Admission) $16
Carrier (During Index Hospital Admission) $2,203
Home Health Agency (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $951
Hospice (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $204
Inpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $3,243
Outpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $507
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $4,970
Durable Medical Equipment (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $113
Carrier (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $1,888
Total (Complete Episode) $25,713

Infection Rates at LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER

These measures show how often patients at LOS ALAMITOS 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 0.53 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 4.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection: Number of Device Days 3,413.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 2.41 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 4.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards) 1.66 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 1.50 / Worse
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 4.95 / Worse
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Number of Urinary Catheter Days 5,308.00 / Worse
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 3.86 / Worse
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 11.00 / Worse
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards) 2.85 / Worse
SSI - Colon Surgery: Lower Confidence Limit 0.22 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Upper Confidence Limit 4.26 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Number of Procedures 68.00 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Predicted Cases 1.55 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Observed Cases 2.00 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery 1.29 / 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 33.00 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Predicted Cases 0.23 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Observed Cases 1.00 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Lower Confidence Limit 0.82 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Upper Confidence Limit 3.69 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Patient Days 58,481.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Predicted Cases 3.75 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Observed Cases 7.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia 1.87 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Lower Confidence Limit 0.53 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Upper Confidence Limit 1.13 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Patient Days 58,481.00 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Predicted Cases 34.43 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Observed Cases 27.00 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) 0.78 / Same

How LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER Compares to Other Similar Facilities

This is how LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER compares to other similar hospitals nationally based on data provided to CMS.

Top Hospitals in LOS ALAMITOS, CA

Worst Hospitals in LOS ALAMITOS, CA

Percentages of Complications and Deaths at LOS ALAMITOS 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 13.2% SAME
Death rate for CABG surgery patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for COPD patients 8.2% SAME
Death rate for heart failure patients 10.2% SAME
Death rate for pneumonia patients 18.2% SAME
Death rate for stroke patients 12.5% SAME
Pressure ulcer rate 0.36% SAME
Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications 187.47% SAME
Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate 0.25% SAME
In-hospital fall with hip fracture rate 0.09% SAME
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate 2.43% SAME
Postoperative acute kidney injury requiring dialysis rate 1.54% SAME
Postoperative respiratory failure rate 7.55% SAME
Perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate 5.18% SAME
Postoperative sepsis rate 4.96% SAME
Postoperative wound dehiscence rate 1.85% SAME
Abdominopelvic accidental puncture or laceration rate 0.89% SAME
CMS Medicare PSI 90: Patient safety and adverse events composite 0.95% SAME

Skilled Nursing Facilities Near LOS ALAMITOS 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 LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER ranked by their CMS 5-Star Overall Rating.

Facility Name Overall Rating
Beach Creek Post-Acute 5:
Parkview Healthcare Center 5:
Beacon Healthcare Center 5:
Whittier Hospital Medical Ctr D/p Snf 5:
Rowntree Gardens 5:
Upland Rehabilitation and Care Center 5:
Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital 5:
Long Beach Post Acute 5:
Meadowbrook Behavioral Health Center 5:
Park Vista at Morningside 5:
Kindred Hospital Brea D/p Snf 5:
Chapman Care Center 5:
Del Mar Convalescent Hospital 5:
St. Catherine Healthcare 5:
Pine Grove Healthcare and Wellness Centre, LP 5:
Sun Mar Nursing Center 5:
White Memorial Medical Ctr Dp 5:
Chino Valley Health Care Cente 5:
Providence Little Co of Mary Transitional Care Ctr 5:
Greenfield Care Center of Fullerton, LLC 5:
Broadway Healthcare Center 5:
Healthbridge Children's Hospital - Orange D/p Snf 5:
Montecito Heights Healthcare and Wellness Centre, LP 5:
Clear View Sanitarium 5:
Artesia Christian Home Inc. 5:
Monterey Park Conv Hosp 5:
Orchards Skilled Nursing 5:
Garden Grove Post Acute 5:
Buena Vista Care Center 5:
Anaheim Crest Nursing Center 5:
Pacific Haven Subacute and Healthcare Center 5:
Trellis Chino 5:
Park Regency Care Center 5:
Town and Country 5:
West Anaheim Medical Center D/p Snf 5:
South Coast Global Medical Center D/p Snf 5:
Greater El Monte Community Hos 5:
Buena Park Nursing Center 5:
Inland Christian Home 5:
Hollenbeck Palms 5:
Glendale Adventist Medical Center Dp/snf 5:
Bonnie Brae Skilled Nursing 5:
Mount San Antonio Gardens 5:
Marycrest Manor 5:
Temple City Healthcare 5:
Glendale Healthcare Center 5:
Coast Care Convalescent Center 5:
Heritage Park Nursing Center 5:
La Palma Nursing Center 5:
Solheim Senior Community 5:
Clear View Convalescent Center 5:
Presbyterian Intercomm Hosp Dp/snf 5:
Victoria Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 5:
Alhambra Hospital Med Ctr Dp/snf 5:
Freedom Village Healthcare Center 5:
Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles 5:
Osage Healthcare and Wellness Centre 5:
Lomita Post-Acute Care Center 5:
Centinela Skilled Nursing and Wellness Centre West 5:
Montclair Manor Care Center 5:
Alta Gardens Care Center 5:
Atlantic Memorial Healthcare Center 5:
Mission Palms Healthcare Center 5:
Torrance Memorial Med Ctr Snf/dp 5:
Newport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 5:
Royal Oaks Manor-Bradbury Oaks 5:
Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital- D/p Snf 5:
Harvard Creek Post Acute 5:
Penn Mar Healthcare Center 5:
Whittier Nursing and Wellness Center, Inc 5:
Beachside Nursing Center 4:
Guardian Rehabilitation Hospital 4:
Coventry Court Health Center 4:
Royal Care Skilled Nursing Ctr 4:
West Haven Healthcare 4:
Bonita Hills Post Acute 4:
Sunset Manor Conv Hosp 4:
Westlake Convalescent Hospital 4:
Mid-Wilshire Health Care Cntr 4:
Pacific Care Nursing Center 4:
West Pico Terrace Healthcare and Wellness Centre LP 4:
Heritage Manor 4:
Burlington Convalescent Hospital 4:
Rose Villa Health Care Center 4:
Pelican Ridge Post Acute 4:
Del Amo Gardens Care Center 4:
The Grove Post Acute 4:
Imperial Healthcare Center 4:
Anaheim Terrace Care Center 4:
Villa Serena Healthcare Center 4:
Santa Monica Health Care Center 4:
East Los Angeles Doctors Hosp 4:
Villa Valencia Healthcare Center 4:
Garden View Post Acute Rehabilitation 4:
Brookfield Healthcare Center 4:
Mainplace Post Acute 4:
Monterey Healthcare and Wellness Centre, LP 4:
Southern California Hosp at Culver City D/p Snf 4:
Foothill Regional Medical Center D/p Snf 4:
Lotus Care Center 4:

Medical Groups Affiliated with LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER

There are 329 doctors and 105 medical groups that are affiliated with LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER.

Affiliated Doctor Groups


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