Infection rates for Tucson-area hospitals

Infection rates for Tucson-area hospitals

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Two teaching hospitals in Arizona were mentioned in a Consumer Reports story about IV infection rates in intensive care units.

According to the report, Banner-UMC in Tucson and Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix are two of the lowest-scoring hospitals for preventing infections from IVs.

The story, which can be read HERE, was published Monday, Nov. 21, by Hallie Levine.

The rankings are from Jan. 1, 2011,to Dec. 31, 2015, the most recent data that's available.

KOLD News 13 has discovered a Medicare.gov database that lists surgical complications and healthcare-associated infections rates for hospitals.

To see the results from hospitals within 100 miles of Tucson go HERE. Click on the hospital name, select complications from the tabs and choose surgical complications or healthcare-associated infections.

Here is a list of how the local hospitals stacked up against the national average for rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients, rate of serious complications, rate of deaths with serious treatable complications after surgery and rates of Clostridium difficile (intestinal infections) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (bloodstream infections).

Banner-UMC Tucson Campus

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: No different than national rate.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): Worse than national rate.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: Worse than national rate.

MRSA: No different than national rate.

Clostridium difficile: Worse than national rate.

Banner-UMC South Campus

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: No information.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): No different than national rate.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: No different than national rate.

MRSA: No different than national rate.

Clostridium difficile: Better than national rate.

Tucson Medical Center

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: No different than national rate.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): No different than national rate.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: No different than national rate.

MRSA: No different than national rate.

Clostridium difficile: Worse than national rate.

St. Joseph's Hospital

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: No different than national rate.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): No different than national rate.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: No different than national rate.

MRSA: No different than national rate.

Clostridium difficile: No different than national rate.

St. Mary's Hospital

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: No different than national rate.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): No different than national rate.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: No different than national rate.

MRSA: No different than national rate.

Clostridium difficile: Worse than national rate.

Northwest Medical Center

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: No different than national rate.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): No different than national rate.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: No different than national rate.

MRSA: No different than national rate.

Clostridium difficile: No different than national rate.

Oro Valley Hospital

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: No different than national rate.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): No different than national rate.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: No different than national rate.

MRSA: Not available

Clostridium difficile: No different than national rate.

Green Valley Hospital

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: Not available.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): Not available.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: Not available.

MRSA: Not available.

Clostridium difficile: Not available.

Benson Hospital

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: Not available.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): Not available.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: Not available.

MRSA: Not available.

Clostridium difficile: Not available.

Sells Indian Health Service Hospital

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: Not available.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): No different than national rate.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: Not available.

MRSA: Not available.

Clostridium difficile: Not available.

Canyon Vista Medical Center

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: No different than national rate.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): No different than national rate.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: No different than national rate.

MRSA: No different than national rate.

Clostridium difficile: No different than national rate.

Holy Cross Hospital

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: Not available.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): Not available.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: Not available.

MRSA: Not available.

Clostridium difficile: Not available.

Northern Cochise Community Hospital

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: Not available.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): Not available.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: Not available.

MRSA: Not available.

Clostridium difficile: Not available.

Banner Casa Grande Medical Center

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: No different than national rate.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): No different than national rate.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: No different than national rate.

MRSA: No different than national rate.

Clostridium difficile: Better than national rate.

Florence Hospital at Anthem, LLC

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: Not available.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): No different than national rate.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: Not available.

MRSA: Not available.

Clostridium difficile: Not available.

Banner Ironwood Medical Center

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: No different than national rate.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): No different than national rate.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: Number of cases too small.

MRSA: Not available.

Clostridium difficile: No different than national rate.

Huhu Kam Memorial Hospital

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients: Not available.

Serious complications (From AHRQ): Not available.

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery: Not available.

MRSA: Not available.

Clostridium difficile: Not available.

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