Carondelet St Joseph's Hospital Ratings

Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: (520) 873-3000

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 Carondelet St Joseph's Hospital save lives? 6% worse than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack17%
Heart Failure10%

Infectious Disease at Carondelet St Joseph's Hospital

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: 0h 46m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 3 hour and 36 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 3 hour and 30 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 2 hour and 35 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
Carondelet St Joseph's Hospital 4.5 out of 5 based on 34 ratings. 34 user reviews.

72% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

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

Negative Patient Ratings

  • Facilities are sometimes dirty

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

Carondelet St Joseph's Hospital Stories

Feb 10, 2017, 7:23 PM
Carondelet St Joseph's Hospital: "I went to urgent care first in lots of pain for what I thought to be a UTI. The doctor there was not sure and sent me to the er at st joes hospital in Tucson az. I was there for four hours, it was a UTI and having crappy insurance at the moment they sent me a bill for over $10,000.00. I finally go on Medicare in a couple of months. I will never go to st joes again and I will tell others to stay away also. They ripped me off!" - Sharon

Mar 15, 2015, 7:00 AM
Carondelet St Joseph's Hospital: "The front check in lady was amazing. She was full of energy and was just a very positive person. I went in for a tooth infection and my jaw was three times the size of my other. I expressed that my chest hurt and my tongue and throat were swelling. I got in fairly quickly all to have my "docter" tell me take it or leave it, im done with you. I asked to speak with his boss and he said why? And then no and walked out. Five minutes later another guy with the same type of scrub, called me a liar, made a stab at me saying "well i gave you narcotics" i was worried about the antibi
otic he prescribed because i had been on the same ones for three days with no results. He said "take it or leave it, or just go to mexico and have them take care of it. I then asked to speak with his boss and he said "No and you need to leave: " i asked for his last name and he said no. I then crawled to my truck and went to a dentist as soon as ivcould. The dentist said i should have been admitted. He drained some of it for me and sent me to a different hospital. Once there they started an iv antibiotics continued to check on me. Turns out people die all the time from these infections. Looks like i will need to have surgery and take much stronger antibiotics. Thank god tmc cares about their patients. I plan on filing a full scale compliant and possibly lawsuit if they intend to bill me. "
- brandon

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