University Medical Center of El Paso

Rankings

Neurology & Neurosurgery

best Rank in This Specialty
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Overall Score in This Specialty
18.5 / 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.

Modest

25

Score: 0.7%

Modest: 0.1%-โ€‹2.9%

Survival

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

Much worse than expected

0.1

Score: 1

Much worse than expected: 1 or 2

Patient safety

Ability to prevent eight types of accidents and medical errors.

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

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

Moderate

50

Score: 3

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical inpatient deaths from treatable complications

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

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

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 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

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Success in preventing surgical incisions from reopening

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing harm to patients during surgery

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Patient volume

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

Low

5

688 discharges

Low: 600-โ€‹899

Nursing intensity

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

Average

50

Score: 1.6

Average: 1.3-โ€‹1.6

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

NAEC-designated epilepsy center

Accredited by National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

NIA-designated Alzheimer's center

Recognized by National Institute on Aging.

Advanced technologies

Diagnostic radioisotope services, image-guided radiation therapy, PET/CT scanner, single-photon-emission CT and stereotactic radiosurgery.

Low

5

Score: 2

Low: 1 or 2 out of 5

Key patient services

Such as Alzheimer's center and hospice program.

Medium

50

Score: 6

Medium: 5 or 6 out of 9

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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