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Riverside Methodist Hospital Ratings

Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: (614) 566-5000

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 Riverside Methodist Hospital save lives? 10% worse than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack18%
Heart Failure12%

Infectious Disease at Riverside Methodist 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 26m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 3 hour and 37 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 2 hour and 41 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 2 hour and 56 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
Riverside Methodist Hospital 4.7 out of 5 based on 31 ratings. 31 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

  • Facilities are sometimes dirty

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

Riverside Methodist Hospital Stories

Jul 23, 2021, 3:02 AM
Riverside Methodist Hospital: "Waiting 5 hours and still waiting." - Michael

Jul 20, 2021, 6:15 PM
Riverside Methodist Hospital: "Current wait time at Riverside is 4 hours" - ryan

Jul 07, 2021, 6:09 PM
Riverside Methodist Hospital: "Well that’s a flat out lie. There wait is 6 hours and they have the asshole staff on duty right now " - Kali

Jul 07, 2021, 6:06 PM
Riverside Methodist Hospital: "Well that’s a flat out lie. There wait is 6 hours and they have the asshole staff on duty right now " - Kali

Mar 07, 2021, 11:29 AM
Riverside Methodist Hospital: "I had a major triple hernia surgery with blood drink any expanded my stomach but I'm at home right now I can barely breathe I can't do anything I don't know what to do I just want to come to be" - JENNIFER

Feb 04, 2021, 9:49 PM
Riverside Methodist Hospital: "I can only speak for the psychiatric unit. I was taken to the ER during a mental health crisis, and the treatment I endured here was far worse than useless. I was denied food for nearly 12 hours. It took a full day for me to be given a list of rules, and I was yelled at for having belongings nobody told me I couldn’t have. I also have reason to believe a nurse tried to steal my 3DS, considering it was found by another nurse hidden in a drawer and not with the rest of my confiscated items. A different nurse laughed at me for crying when she drew blood out of my hand.

I am autistic. Somebody (a psychiatrist?) got outwardly angry at me for having trouble speaking.

There was no treatment here whatsoever. I was left in solitary confinement on a rock-hard bed. They believe their mental patients don’t deserve even plastic silverware and somehow expect them to eat oatmeal and applesauce with their hands.

The entire unit had only one telephone, and I heard a poor man be told “phone hours” were over when it was finally his turn to call his wife to tell her where he was. He justifiably tried to argue that that didn’t make sense and he was not aggressive. The nurse called cops to come scream at him like he was a criminal. I regularly think about him and hope he’s doing okay.

If you want to die, you will be punished for it at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Help is available, but you will not find it here. I survived despite this place, not because of it."
- Kris

Jun 22, 2020, 7:53 AM
Riverside Methodist Hospital: "Riverside is okay I just don't like it because you cannot go back when you bring somebody through the ER got to go out either Scott outside or go sit in the parking lot and university is a good hospital it's very good" - Dixie

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