Geisinger Medical Center

Rankings

Pulmonology

best Rank in This Specialty
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Overall Score in This Specialty
51.6 / 100

Reputation with specialists

% of doctors in this specialty responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 who named hospital as among best for very challenging patients.

None

0.1

Survival

Likelihood of survival 30 days after admission, adjusted for severity and other risks.

Worse than expected

5

Score: 4

Worse than expected: 3 or 4

Patient safety

Ability to prevent eight types of accidents and medical errors.

Moderate

50

Score: 4

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing pressure ulcers (skin breakdown from prolonged bed rest, weight, dressings and other factors)

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical inpatient deaths from treatable complications

Moderate

50

Score: 4

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing collapsed lung during biopsy, catheter insertion and other procedures

High

100

Score: 5

High: 5 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical hip fractures

Moderate

50

Score: 3

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing major postsurgical bleeding and bruising

Moderate

50

Score: 3

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical respiratory failure

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing surgical incisions from reopening

Moderate

50

Score: 3

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing harm to patients during surgery

Moderate

50

Score: 4

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Patient volume

Number of high-risk Medicare inpatients in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in key specialty-related procedures and diagnoses.

Highest

100

4,837 discharges

Highest: 2,500 or above

Nursing intensity

Relative balance of nurses to patients across hospital. Higher numbers mean more nurses.

Average

50

Score: 1.6

Average: 1.3-​1.6

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Advanced technologies

Such as multislice spiral CT and transplant services.

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 out of 6

Patient services

Such as infection isolation room and palliative care.

Highest

100

Score: 8

Highest: 8 out of 8

Trauma center

State-certified provider of advanced trauma care.

Intensivist on staff

At least one intensive-care unit staffed by physician with subspecialty or fellowship training in care of ICU patients.


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