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PROVIDENCE ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL

(509) 935-8211

500 east webster
chewelah, WA 99109

Hospital Type

Critical Access Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Voluntary non-profit - Church

80%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend"
this Hospital (Washington Avg: 73%)

See this hospital's CMS profile page or inspection reports.

80%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend" this Hospital (Washington Avg: 73%)

See this hospital's CMS profile page or inspection reports.

Detailed Quality Measures

Here is a more in depth look at each quality measure, compared to state and national averages. Experts caution that very small differences between hospitals for a given measure are unlikely to correspond to noticeable differences in the real world.

 
Measure
Average for this Hospital
How this Hospital Compares
All Patients

Waiting Time

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being seen by a doctor.

33min
National Avg.
28 min
Wash. Avg.
23min
This Hospital
33min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being sent home.

1hr 46min
National Avg.
2 hr 17 min
Wash. Avg.
2hrs 14min
This Hospital
1hr 46min
Admitted Patients

Time Before Admission

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being admitted to the hospital.

2hrs 38min
National Avg.
4 hr 35 min
Wash. Avg.
4hrs 19min
This Hospital
2hrs 38min
Admitted Patients

Transfer Time

Among patients admitted, additional time they spent waiting before being taken to their room (sometimes referred to as "boarding time.")

35min
National Avg.
1 hr 37 min
Wash. Avg.
1hr 35min
This Hospital
35min
Special Patients

Broken Bone

Average time patients with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain meds.

47min
National Avg.
59 min
Wash. Avg.
53min
This Hospital
47min

Notes: "Average time" refers to the median waiting time (the midpoint of all patients' waiting times). References to "doctor" indicate a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. CMS reports the CT scan quality measure as the percentage of patients who received a scan within 45 minutes. We have reversed that measure so that all measures follow a "lower is better" pattern.


Sources
Data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The last data update was December 12, 2013. All data was collected between April 2012 and April 2013, except for the "Left Without Being Seen" measure, which was collected between January and July 2012.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati

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