A major outcome for many of our patients is successful liberation or weaning from mechanical ventilation. Greater than one out of five patients in our specialty hospitals are on mechanical ventilation. Columbus Specialty Hospital has had a high success rate for weaning these patients off ventilators. We wean approximately 69 percent of patients who failed to wean during their stay in a short term acute care hospital.
Columbus Specialty Hospital are invested in a great patient experience and we measure the satisfaction of patients and families following their stay using the Hospital Consumer Assessment of: Health Plans Survey. The overall average raw score percentage consistently remains near go percent with an impressively high return rate of over 50 percent.
Columbus Specialty Hospital aggressively measures risk for LTACH patients. One of the measures consistently tracked is falls with injury, calculated as the number of falls per 1,000 patient days. There has been a decreasing trend in the proportion of falls at Columbus Specialty Hospital hospitals since the first quarter of 2013, reaching a hospital average of less than one fall per 1,000 patient days.
Hospital-acquired pressure ulcer rates have decreased nearly 40 percent since 2013, reaching an average of less than two HAPU per 1,000 patient days. There has been an increase in the distribution of zero HAPU rates for Columbus Specialty Hospital’s hospitals and lower HAPU rates overall, throughout all of the hospitals. This rate is expected to decline further because of the implementation of pressure ulcer reduction protocols at all Columbus Specialty Hospital LTACHs.