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Alvarado Hospital Medical Center Ratings

San Diego, CA 92120
Phone: (619) 229-3172

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Emergency Services: YES

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

Quality of Care - Mortality Rate

How well does Alvarado Hospital Medical Center save lives? 2% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack15%
Heart Failure10%

Infectious Disease at Alvarado Hospital Medical 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
Causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Mortality rates may be as high as 20%3

Emergency Room Wait Time Ratings

Time until initial exam: 1h 6m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 2 hour and 50 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 3 hour and 11 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 1 hour and 24 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
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center 4.3 out of 5 based on 35 ratings. 35 user reviews.

60% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Doctors usually communicate well with patients

Negative Patient Ratings

  • Staff doesn't respond quickly when patients need help
  • Patients were often left in pain
  • Facilities are sometimes dirty

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

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center Stories

Feb 12, 2022, 4:12 AM
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center: "I was brought to Alvarado ER late Christmas night. The paramedics suggested this because the wait was so long at Grossmont. When we arrived it was less than 20 minutes before I was already checked into my room. I had excellent attention, professional and friendly. Very happy we bypassed Grossmont that night." - Dana

Dec 29, 2014, 1:37 AM
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center: "The worst hospital in san diego do not go to this hospital the staff will let you die in the waiting room its been 4 1\\2 hours and im still in the waiting room waiting. The worst by far " - crissy

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