Lehigh Regional Falls Short
On Patients Review In Medicare Study
The current Medicare study that you can compare hospitals shows that Lehigh Regional Falls short on patient reviews compared to Gulf Coast Medical Center and Lee Memorial.
Lehigh Regional even falls short of State and National comparisons. You can read more of this report at click here
The 88-bed facility at 1500 Lee Blvd. will be a part of Community Health Systems (CHS) once shareholders and others okay the purchase by CHS of several hospitals which were owned by Health Management Associates (HMA).
CHS announced in August that it intended to purchase Health Management Associates, owners of LRMC and other hospitals and planned to acquire the Naples-based group in a $3.9 billion deal that will create a very large hospital-for-profit chain just as the country’s Obamacare health program is to go into implementation next year.
The Medicare survey asks adult patients selected at random to give feedback about topics, such as how well nurses and doctors communicated, how responsive hospital staff were to patient needs, how well the hospital managed patients’ pain, and the cleanliness and quietness of the hospital environment. Patients are the best sources of information on these topics.
1) Patients who reported that their nurses “Always” communicated well
How often did nurses treat you with courtesy and respect? How often did nurses listen carefully to you? How often did nurses explain things in a way you could understand?
2) How often did doctors communicate well with patients?
How often did doctors treat you with courtesy and respect? How often did doctors listen carefully to you? How often did doctors explain things in a way you could understand?
3) How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?
How often did you get help as soon as you wanted after you pressed the call button? How often did you get help in getting to the bathroom or in using a bedpan as soon as you wanted?
4) How often was patients’ pain well controlled?
How often was your pain well controlled? How often did the hospital staff do everything they could to help you with your pain?
5) Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital.