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Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System)

4101 Woolworth Ave
Omaha, NE 68105-1850
(402) 346-8800
Services Offered:
Hospital
Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) serves Douglas County, NE
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    Acute Care - VA Medical Center
    Emergency Service is Provided
    Owned by the Federal Government
    Surgical Care Improvement Project Process of Care Measures
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average state scores in 7 of 11 areas.
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average region scores in 5 of 11 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    88.8%
    93.88%
    Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    96.5%
    96.63%
    Patients who got treatment at the right time (within 24 hours before or after their surgery) to help prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery
     
     
     
     
    95%
    88.86%
    96.33%
    Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after their surgery
     
     
     
     
    97%
    95.63%
    93.5%
    Surgery patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery, who had hair removed using a safer method (electric clippers or hair removal cream - not a razor)
     
     
     
     
    100%
    97.92%
    99.67%
    Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar (blood glucose) is kept under good control in the days right after surgery
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    95.9%
    96.75%
    Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
     
     
     
     
    99%
    95.16%
    98.89%
    Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
     
     
     
     
    92%
    93.95%
    96.44%
    Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection
     
     
     
     
    98%
    93.3%
    97.44%
    Surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
     
     
     
     
    97%
    88.52%
    97.44%
    Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery.
     
     
     
     
    94%
    84.78%
    93.89%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Pneumonia Process of Care Measures
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average state scores in 5 of 6 areas.
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average region scores in 4 of 6 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Pneumonia Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
     
     
     
     
    100%
    75.32%
    98.29%
    Pneumonia Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
     
     
     
     
    100%
    91.11%
    93.14%
    Pneumonia Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After Arrival
     
     
     
     
    93%
    94.03%
    96.14%
    Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
     
     
     
     
    98%
    86.17%
    96.14%
    Pneumonia Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The Administration Of The First Hospital Dose Of Antibiotics
     
     
     
     
    100%
    92.98%
    98.29%
    Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
     
     
     
     
    93%
    85.08%
    93.86%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Heart Attack or Chest Pain Process of Care Measures
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average state scores in 0 of 9 areas.
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average region scores in 0 of 9 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Heart Attack Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    87.28%
    98.33%
    Heart Attack Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of Arrival
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    92.88%
    92.83%
    Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    90.64%
    99.67%
    Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival (higher numbers are better)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    55.42%
    Not Available
    Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication Within 30 Minutes Of Arrival
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    7.14%
    Not Available
    Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    93.57%
    99.67%
    Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival (higher numbers are better)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    97.78%
    94%
    Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    90.4%
    99.17%
    Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    93.47%
    98.83%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Heart Attack or Chest Pain Process of Care Measures (Timeliness)
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average state scores in 0 of 3 areas.
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average region scores in 0 of 3 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0 minutes
    14.11 minutes
    28.22 minutes
    42.33 minutes
    56.44 minutes
    70.55 minutes
    Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG (a lower number of minutes is better)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    9.59 minutes
    9.67 minutes
    Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who needed specialized care were transferred to another hospital (a lower number of minutes is better)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    70.55 minutes
    63 minutes
    0 minutes
    14.11 minutes
    28.22 minutes
    42.33 minutes
    56.44 minutes
    70.55 minutes
    Heart Failure Process of Care Measures
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average state scores in 4 of 4 areas.
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average region scores in 2 of 4 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Heart Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
     
     
     
     
    97%
    78.59%
    99.57%
    Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions
     
     
     
     
    96%
    71.81%
    95.71%
    Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
     
     
     
     
    97%
    87.03%
    97.57%
    Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function
     
     
     
     
    100%
    76.96%
    99.86%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Children's Asthma Process of Care Measures
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average state scores in 0 of 3 areas.
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average region scores in 0 of 3 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Children Who Received Reliever Medication While Hospitalized for Asthma
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    100%
    100%
    Children and their Caregivers Who Received a Home Management Plan of Care Document While Hospitalized for Asthma
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    88%
    88%
    Children Who Received Systemic Corticosteroid Medication (oral and IV Medication That Reduces Inflammation and Controls Symptoms) While Hospitalized for Asthma
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    100%
    100%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Hospital Death (Mortality) Rates Outcome of Care Measures
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average state scores in 2 of 3 areas.
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average region scores in 1 of 3 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
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    Heart Failure Death (Mortality) Rates
     
     
     
     
    12.1%
    12.26%
    11.96%
    Heart Attack Death (Mortality) Rates
     
     
     
     
    16.8%
    15.9%
    15.24%
    Pneumonia (PN) 30-Day Mortality Rate
     
     
     
     
    11.2%
    12.34%
    12.04%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Hospital Readmission Rates Outcome of Care Measures
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average state scores in 0 of 3 areas.
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average region scores in 0 of 3 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
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    80%
    100%
    Heart Attack Readmission Rates
     
     
     
     
    23.3%
    19.79%
    20.49%
    Heart Failure Readmission Rates
     
     
     
     
    26.5%
    24.33%
    24.77%
    Pneumonia Readmission Rates
     
     
     
     
    20.6%
    18.06%
    19.04%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Use of Medical Imaging (tests like Mammograms, MRIs, and CT scans)
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram. (A number that is much lower than 8% may mean there's not enough follow-up. A number much higher than 14% may mean there's too much unnecessary follow-up.)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    8.33%
    8.43%
    Outpatients with low back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments first, such as physical therapy. (If a number is high, it may mean the facility is doing too many unnecessary MRIs for low back pain.)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    31.68%
    37.26%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Combination CT Scans
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0
    0.2
    0.4
    0.6
    0.8
    1
    Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were "combination" (double) scans. (The range for this measure is 0 to 1. A number very close to 1 may mean that too many patients are being given a double scan when a single scan is all they need.)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    0.04
    0.01
    Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were "combination" (double) scans. (The range for this measure is 0 to 1. A number very close to 1 may mean that too many patients are being given a double scan when a single scan is all they need.)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    0.17
    0.09
    0
    0.2
    0.4
    0.6
    0.8
    1
    Survey of Patients' Hospital Experiences
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Patients who gave a rating of "9" or "10" (high)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    72.6%
    76.25%
    Patients who gave a rating of "7" or "8" (medium)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    21.16%
    17.5%
    Patients who gave a rating of "6" or lower (low)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    6.24%
    6.25%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    How often did nurses communicate well with patients?
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Nurses "always" communicated well
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    78.86%
    80.5%
    Nurses "usually" communicated well
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    17.97%
    15.88%
    Nurses "sometimes" or "never" communicated well
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    3.17%
    3.63%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    How often was patients pain well controlled?
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Pain was "always" well controlled
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    69.9%
    71.63%
    Pain was "usually" well controlled
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    25.03%
    23.25%
    Pain was "sometimes" or "never" well controlled
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    5.06%
    5.13%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    How often was the area around patients rooms kept quiet at night?
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Always quiet at night
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    60.33%
    62.75%
    Usually quiet at night
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    31.56%
    27.88%
    Sometimes or "never" quiet at night
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    8.11%
    9.38%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    "YES", patients would definitely recommend the hospital
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    72.1%
    78.25%
    "YES", patients would probably recommend the hospital
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    25.13%
    18.13%
    "NO", patients would not recommend the hospital (they probably would not or definitely would not recommend it)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    2.78%
    3.63%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    How often did staff explain about medicines before giving them to patients?
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Staff "always" explained
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    63.05%
    63.75%
    Staff "usually" explained
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    20.9%
    18.13%
    Staff "sometimes" or "never" explained
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    16.05%
    18.13%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Were patients given information about what to do during their recovery at home?
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Yes, staff "did" give patients this information
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    84.48%
    88.13%
    No, staff "did not" give patients this information
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    15.52%
    11.88%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Patients "always" received help as soon as they wanted
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    69.79%
    66.63%
    Patients "usually" received help as soon as they wanted
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    24.35%
    25.38%
    Patients "sometimes" or "never" received help as soon as they wanted
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    5.86%
    8%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    How often did doctors communicate well with patients?
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Doctors "always" communicated well
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    83.41%
    81.63%
    Doctors "usually" communicated well
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    14.16%
    15%
    Doctors "sometimes" or "never" communicated well
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    2.43%
    3.38%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    How often were the patients rooms and bathrooms kept clean?
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Room was "always" clean
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    77.63%
    72%
    Room was "usually" clean
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    16.97%
    18.88%
    Room was "sometimes" or "never" clean
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    5.4%
    9.13%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Hospital Acquired Conditions
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average state scores in 0 of 8 areas.
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average region scores in 0 of 8 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0
    0.28
    0.56
    0.83
    1.11
    1.39
    Foreign object retained after surgery (per 1,000 surgical discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    0.04
    Not Available
    Air embolism (per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    0
    0.01
    Blood incompatibility (per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    0
    0.01
    Pressure ulcer stages III and IV (per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    0.1
    0.09
    Falls and trauma (per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    0.89
    1.39
    Vascular catheter-associated infection (per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    0.3
    0.34
    Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    0.41
    0.51
    Manifestations of poor glycemic control (per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    0.01
    0.05
    0
    0.28
    0.56
    0.83
    1.11
    1.39
    Serious Complications
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average state scores in 0 of 6 areas.
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average region scores in 0 of 6 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0
    22.92
    45.84
    68.76
    91.68
    114.6
    Death Among Surgical Inpatients with Serious Treatable Complications (per 1,000 patient discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    111.69
    114.6
    Iatrogenic Pneumothorax (per 1,000 patient discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    0.45
    0.53
    Postoperative Respiratory Failure (per 1,000 patient discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    7.85
    8.3
    Postoperative Pulmonary Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (per 1,000 patient discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    4.52
    6.9
    Postoperative Wound Dehiscence (per 1,000 patient discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    2.31
    2.24
    Accidental Puncture or Laceration (per 1,000 patient discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    2.14
    2.14
    0
    22.92
    45.84
    68.76
    91.68
    114.6
    Deaths for Certain Conditions
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average state scores in 0 of 2 areas.
    Omaha VA Medical Center (VA Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System) exceeds average region scores in 0 of 2 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0
    0.92
    1.85
    2.77
    3.7
    4.62
    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Mortality (per 100 patient discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    4.53
    4.62
    Hip Fracture Mortality (per 100 patient discharges)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    2.99
    2.76
    0
    0.92
    1.85
    2.77
    3.7
    4.62
    Additional Quality Measures available on Medicare.gov
    Licenses
    US DHHS Hospital
    License No. 28006F
    Issued by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    Medicare
    Issued by Medicare

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