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Providence Portland Medical Center Ratings

Portland, OR 97213
Phone: (503) 215-1111

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 Providence Portland Medical Center save lives? 2% worse than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack17%
Heart Failure12%

Infectious Disease at Providence Portland 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 0m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 2 hour and 54 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 3 hour and 13 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: AVERAGE
Providence Portland Medical Center 4.7 out of 5 based on 37 ratings. 37 user reviews.

75% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

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

    Providence Portland Medical Center Stories

    Nov 17, 2023, 6:34 PM
    Providence Portland Medical Center: "This is the slowest hospital in portland I have been in the back for an 1 and a half and still haven't seen a dr or a nurse " - Rey

    Jul 06, 2023, 3:03 AM
    Providence Portland Medical Center: "8 hour wait time. Unless your 75 and older. Sitting here with a giat purple hernia and nobody gives a shit" - Beth

    Jan 15, 2022, 10:39 AM
    Providence Portland Medical Center: "'Unprofessional and Dangerous.' I was admitted for hypoglycemia and chest pain. I am 70 and have 13 years of congestive heart failure, and also have Diabetes, Kidney Disease and Cancer. I was having horrible chest pain, with a blood pressure of 158 over 96. I pleaded for a pain shot, and was given 2 Tylenol and a plastic breather to use after major surgery. I was treated with disdain and suspicion, like I was a drug seeker, and was denied proper pain medication and empathy. I demanded my release, and was given a paper saying that I was leaving against medical advice, meaning my insurance could deny my entire claim. After this super elevated blood pressure around 2 PM, it was never checked again! Upon a proper discharge at 5:30 that I had to negotiate, my vitals were not checked! Nothing was ever checked again, probably because I'd irritated the doctor with my anger at my shoddy treatment. Not checking my vitals for hours was highly unprofessional as well as dangerous. I will not return. " - thomas

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