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Pneumonia Care

Comparing New England teaching hospitals with > 300 beds

You want to go to a hospital that…

  1. Sees the greatest number of patients with your condition
  2. Manages the most complex cases
  3. Achieves the best survival rates for your condition
  4. Avoids complications better and has fewer re-admissions

1. Who treats the most pneumonia patients?

Number of pneumonia patients treated, Medicare patients only

(Higher score is better)

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT (2,402)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, MA (1,479)
  • Danbury Hospital, CT (1,258)
  • Hartford Hospital, CT (1,238)
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, CT (1,215)
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center, MA (1,167)
  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, MA (1,142)
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, MA (755)
  • Rhode Island Hospital, RI (702)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, MA (679)
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center, ME (618)
  • Saint Vincent's Medical Center, CT (564)
  • University of Vermont Medical Center, VT (538)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH (430)
  • Tufts Medical Center, MA (303)
  • Boston Medical Center, MA (298)

2. Does Dartmouth-Hitchcock handle complex cases?

If a hospital handles highly complex cases of many types often, it is generally better prepared to provide expert care for complex diagnoses that need a lot of resources. Information on complex cases at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is available, but not for this specific condition.
Learn more about complex cases

3. How many pneumonia patients don’t survive more than 30 days?

Pneumonia mortality rate

(Lower score is better)

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT (12.4%)
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, MA (12.8%)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, MA (12.9%)
  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, MA (13.4%)
  • Tufts Medical Center, MA (13.6%)
  • Boston Medical Center, MA (13.8%)
  • University of Vermont Medical Center, VT (14.0%)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, MA (14.2%)
  • Hartford Hospital, CT (14.5%)
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, CT (15.1%)
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center, MA (15.2%)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH (15.4%)
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center, ME (15.9%)
  • Rhode Island Hospital, RI (16.2%)
  • Saint Vincent's Medical Center, CT (17.4%)
  • Danbury Hospital, CT (17.7%)

4. How many pneumonia patients go back to the hospital within 30 days?

Pneumonia readmission rate

(Lower score is better)

  • University of Vermont Medical Center, VT (16.7%)
  • Rhode Island Hospital, RI (17.2%)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, MA (17.2%)
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center, ME (17.3%)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH (17.5%)
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center, MA (17.6%)
  • Hartford Hospital, CT (17.8%)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, MA (18.1%)
  • Boston Medical Center, MA (18.1%)
  • Danbury Hospital, CT (18.4%)
  • Tufts Medical Center, MA (18.5%)
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, MA (18.5%)
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, CT (18.6%)
  • Saint Vincent's Medical Center, CT (18.8%)
  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, MA (19.3%)
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT (20.4%)

What does this mean for me?

  • Choose where to get care in advance, as best care increases survival rates after serious hospitalizations.
  • The best pneumonia care also reduces the possibility to patients having to return to the hospital.

How good is Dartmouth-Hitchcock?

  • Patients treated for pneumonia at Dartmouth-Hitchcock are less likely to be re-admitted to the hospital than many other academic centers in the region.

What is Dartmouth-Hitchcock doing to improve pneumonia care?

  • We are focused on improving early recognition and treatment of infections, such as pneumonia.

What questions should I ask to get the best care?

  • Ask the hospital: How many pneumonia patients do you care for?
  • Ask the provider: Do you have a specialty team for these patients?

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