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Hospital For Special Surgery Ratings

New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 606-1000

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Emergency Services: YES

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

Infectious Disease at Hospital For Special Surgery

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 0m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 0 hour and 0 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 0 hour and 0 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 0 hour and 0 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: VERY GOOD
Hospital For Special Surgery 4.85 out of 5 based on 31 ratings. 31 user reviews.

87% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Pain was usually controlled for patients

Negative Patient Ratings

    No consistently negative reviews

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

    Hospital For Special Surgery Stories

    Mar 18, 2024, 1:08 AM
    Unity Hospital Of Rochester: "been here for 2 year old going on 7 hours now" - rob

    Nov 17, 2023, 7:28 AM
    Kenmore Mercy Hospital: "Arrived ER 4am. Now 730am. Two patients been here longer than I have been. No movememt by hospital staff. Statement made only 1 provider on overnight shifts. Beyond poor health care service" - Terry

    Nov 05, 2023, 10:07 PM
    F F Thompson Hospital: "Don't come here unless you want a horrible experience with inexperienced doctors/NPs. They'll misdiagnose you or claim you're fine without ever checking the issue that brought you in. The NP flat out admitted they lacked the ability to conduct an ultrasound which is simply ludicrous to hear from a hospital staff memeber. Either he felt no issue lying to me or there are grave concerns about the education of their staff members. " - Nathan

    Sep 16, 2023, 12:44 PM
    Vassar Brothers Medical Center: "I waited for emergency care last night on 9/15/2023 from 6:30 PM to 12 AM. They did perform blood tests, but no doctor or assistant, or anybody came to talk to me about the results for 5-1/2 hours. I complained at the front desk, and they said a doctor will come out to talk to me, but NO ONE came out. I went to the front desk again and they told me once again a doctor will come one came out. The Patient Representative said she couldn't do anything. I just couldn't wait any longer. As was leaving a couple told me they were waiting 7 hours and also had no alternative but to leave. Vasser did do blood tests and a chest xray, but I never saw results from the Xray. I wonder if Vasser will charge Medicare for a doctor consult visit?

    This terrible quality of NO CARE, no representative, no contact should be against the NYS Board of Health rules, and against any hospital policy."
    - Joel

    Aug 24, 2023, 2:28 AM
    Kaleida Health: "Arrived 8/23/23 at 8pm. It is now 2:26am and I am still waiting to be seen in the ER. Had x-ray blood work and chest x ray quickly but now I am waiting.
    Difficult to sit with abdominal mail pain."
    - Margaret

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