Washington Hospital Center Ratings

110 IRVING ST NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (202) 877-7000

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Emergency Services: YES




Contents:
Quality of Care - Infectious Diseases - ER Wait Time - Patient Ratings



Quality of Care - Mortality Rate

How well does Washington Hospital Center save lives? 11% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack16%
Heart Failure9%
Pneumonia10%


Infectious Disease at Washington Hospital Center

Drug resistant bacteria are becoming the largest health facing the United States. There are an increasing number of drug resistant bacteria, including: drug resistant bacteria due primarily to unnecessary and mis-applied use among humans and livestock, patients with hospitalizations for relatively minor reasons can suddenly face lifethreatening illness.

While many hospitals are implementing questionable flu vaccinations1 for their employees, many fewer have as rigorous solutions for nosocomial MDR infections.

Infectious DiseaseCases
C. Diff
Sickens more than a half million people each year and has a 17% mortality rate after one year2
276
MRSA
Causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Mortality rates may be as high as 20%3
56


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Emergency Room Wait Time Ratings

Time until initial exam: 1h 0m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 3 hour and 29 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 4 hour and 16 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 3 hour and 31 minutes delay before leaving to their room.



Patient Ratings

While customer satisfaction surveys don't necessarily reflect the quality of care provided at the hospital, it can identify some areas that are important standards to maintain, such as managing pain and maintaining a sanitary environment.

Overall Rating: AVERAGE
Washington Hospital Center 4.4 out of 5 based on 29 ratings. 29 user reviews.


63% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Nurses usually take time to communicate well

Negative Patient Ratings

  • Staff doesn't respond quickly when patients need help
  • Facilities are sometimes dirty




Footnotes:
1Questionable efficacy of flu vaccination
2C Diff Mortality Rate
3MRSA Mortality Rate



Washington Hospital Center Stories



Oct 10, 2015, 7:49 PM
Georgetown University Hospital: "The worst experience we had. Took my wife there to night after a two hour wait we were told there is another three hour wait. The bathrooms were filthy. The staff was totally impersonal. We left and came to Reston Hospital emergency room. That is where we are now. What a difference. This place is clean and modern. The wait time was 10 min. We just wasted our Saturday night at GU Hospital. You need to clean up your act. Ross" - Ross

Oct 10, 2015, 7:49 PM
Georgetown University Hospital: "The worst experience we had. Took my wife there to night after a two hour wait we were told there is another three hour wait. The bathrooms were filthy. The staff was totally impersonal. We left and came to Reston Hospital emergency room. That is where we are now. What a difference. This place is clean and modern. The wait time was 10 min. We just wasted our Saturday night at GU Hospital. You need to clean up your act. Ross" - Ross

Oct 10, 2015, 7:49 PM
Georgetown University Hospital: "The worst experience we had. Took my wife there to night after a two hour wait we were told there is another three hour wait. The bathrooms were filthy. The staff was totally impersonal. We left and came to Reston Hospital emergency room. That is where we are now. What a difference. This place is clean and modern. The wait time was 10 min. We just wasted our Saturday night at GU Hospital. You need to clean up your act. Ross" - Ross


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