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Howard University Hospital Ratings

Washington, DC 20060
Phone: (202) 745-6100

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 Howard University Hospital save lives? 7% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack16%
Heart Failure9%

Infectious Disease at Howard University 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: 1h 19m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 3 hour and 32 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 4 hour and 23 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 2 hour and 15 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: BELOW AVERAGE
Howard University Hospital 3.95 out of 5 based on 29 ratings. 29 user reviews.

52% 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
  • Nurses often fail to communicate
  • Patients were often left in pain
  • Facilities are sometimes dirty

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

Howard University Hospital Stories

Jan 11, 2023, 7:32 PM
Washington Hospital Center: "I been here since 6 o’clock and haven’t been called to triage yet " - Rita

Jan 04, 2023, 11:38 PM
Sibley Memorial Hospital: "Wait time is 9.5 hours. I’m here now. " - Yvette

Jan 04, 2023, 11:36 PM
George Washington Univ Hospital: "Wait time is 8.5 hours. I just left. " - Yvette

Jan 03, 2023, 9:54 PM
: "I'm at the DC Veterans Administration ER and have been waiting for over 12 hours now. I arrived at approximately 9:30am and it's now 9:52pm. It seemed that the ER was especially busy today after the holidays. I hope my fellow veterans get better services soon!!!" - Michael

Jan 03, 2023, 12:41 AM
George Washington Univ Hospital: "You should reflect accurate times so people can make informed decisions for choosing which ER to go to - Arrived on 1/2 and now it's 1/3 - 8.5 hours and counting sitting in ER !
If you are over capacity just say so. "
- Vivek

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