Surgical Care - Bronson Battle Creek Hospital

Hospitals like Bronson Battle Creek Hospital can reduce the risk of infection after surgery. Here are some examples of how we provide care that has been proven to get the best results:

  • Give antibiotics at the right time before surgery.
  • Stop the antibiotics within the right timeframe after surgery.
  • Keep the patient’s temperature and blood glucose (sugar) at normal levels.
  • Remove catheters that are used to drain the bladder in a timely manner.

Hospitals like Bronson Battle Creek Hospital also reduce the risk of heart problems that may happen with surgery by:

  • Continuing certain drugs in the time before, during, and just after the surgery. This includes drugs used to control heart rhythms and blood pressure.
  • Preventing blood clots with drugs or special stockings.

Timely Surgical Care

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Battle Creek
National Average

Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery

Higher percentages are better

98%97%

Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection

Higher percentages are better

99%299%

Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)

Higher percentages are better

99%298%

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

Higher percentages are better

98%298%

Effective Surgical Care

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Battle
Creek
National Average

Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic

Higher percentages are better

98%97%
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

Higher percentages are better
96%297%
Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection

Higher percentages are better
100%299%
Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery

Higher percentages are better
98%2 97%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal by the end of surgery

Higher percentages are better
100%2100%

2The hospital indicated that the data submitted for this measure were based on a sample of cases.



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