ER Wait Watcher YAKIMA VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

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ER Wait Watcher

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YAKIMA VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

(509) 575-8000

2811 tieton drive
yakima, WA 98902

Hospital Type

Acute Care Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Voluntary non-profit - Private

Emergency Dept. Volume

Very High (60,000+ patients a year)

73%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend" this Hospital
(Wash. Avg: 72%)

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

73%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend" this Hospital
(Washington Avg: 72%)

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

Patient Pathways Through This ER

After a patient arrives at the emergency room, they are typically seen by a doctor and then either sent home or admitted to the hospital and taken to a room. A small percentage of patients leave without being seen at all. The chart below shows on average how long each of these pathways take. Lower numbers are better, and all times refer to the average length of time people waited. Find out more »

Arrives at ER
1% of patients leave without being seen
28min Seen by doctor
3hrs 8min Admitted to hospital
4hrs 33min

Taken to room

1hr 46min Sent home

All wait times are average.

Detailed Quality Measures

Here is a more in depth look at each quality measure, compared to state and national averages for hospitals with very high volumes. 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

(to other hospitals with similar emergency-department volumes, when available)

All Patients

Waiting Time

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

28min
National Avg.
27min
Wash. Avg.
32min
This Hospital
28min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

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

1hr 46min
National Avg.
2hrs 52min
Wash. Avg.
2hrs 55min
This Hospital
1hr 46min
Impatient Patients

Left Without
Being Seen

Percentage of patients who left the emergency room without being seen by a doctor.

1%
Avg. U.S. Hospital
2%
Avg. Wash. Hospital
3%
This Hospital
1%
Admitted Patients

Time Before Admission

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

3hrs 8min

Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.

National Avg.
5hrs 36min
Wash. Avg.
5hrs 13min
This Hospital
3hrs 8min
Admitted Patients

Transfer Time

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

1hr 25min

Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.

National Avg.
2hrs 17min
Wash. Avg.
2hrs 5min
This Hospital
1hr 25min
Special Patients

Broken Bone

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

46min
National Avg.
49min
Wash. Avg.
53min
This Hospital
46min
Special Patients

CT Scan

Percentage of patients who arrived with stroke symptoms and did not receive brain scan results within 45 mins.

36%
National Avg.
72%
Wash. Avg.
35%
This Hospital
36%

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, last updated February 2018. Most data was collected between April 2016 and April 2017.
Icons from The Noun Project.

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