Program areas at Washington Health System Washington Hospital
Inpatient acute services were provided to 8,198 patients in The community. The Washington Hospital provides a wide array of medical and surgical services. Surgical specialties include neurosurgery, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, gynecology, gastroenterology, urology and general surgery. Services were rendered regardless of a patient's ability to pay. All quality measures required by medicare and major insurance carriers were met. 18% of The inpatient cases were medical assistance (medicaid); 57% of The patient cases were medicare.
The Hospital supports a 30 bed inpatient behavioral health unit. It is one of The largest units of its kind in The Hospital's extended service area and served 892 patients this year. Services are rendered to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. The unit has a very high percentage of patients with medical assistance (medicaid) (52%) and 2% who are uninsured.
A wide variety of outpatient services were provided to The community including lab, radiology, surgical, observation, emergency and therapeutic services. Approximately 262,000 outpatient visits were performed during The year. Services were rendered regardless of The patient's ability to pay. All quality measures required by medicare and major insurance carriers were met. 15% of The outpatient visits were medical assistance (medicaid); 41% of The outpatient visits were medicare.
Other program services include a multitude of activities performed by The Hospital to do business in The community and provide valuable community benefits. Activities in this category include, but are not limited to, a teenage abstinence education program, a family practice residency program, a school of nursing, a school for x-ray technicians, hospice services, certain emergency department services, operation of a wellness center, rental activities, and operation of an employee cafeteria.