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Saint Clare Hospital Ratings

Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: (253) 588-1711

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 Saint Clare Hospital save lives? 15% worse than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack18%
Heart Failure14%

Infectious Disease at Saint Clare 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 31m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 2 hour and 41 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 2 hour and 53 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: AVERAGE
Saint Clare Hospital 4.5 out of 5 based on 23 ratings. 23 user reviews.

67% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

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

Negative Patient Ratings

  • Staff doesn't respond quickly when patients need help

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

Saint Clare Hospital Stories

Apr 24, 2022, 10:13 AM
Saint Clare Hospital: "This is the worst hospital out there. Only go there if you want to die. The staff are clueless on how to do their job, they do not care about patient safety, they are inept when it comes to following their own policy and procedures. Do not bother calling the ombudsman for help, they will ignore you. Call the state and the Joint Commission Board to complain they do listen and investigate. Make sure you have a good lawyer on hand too." - Cathy

Oct 14, 2021, 1:01 AM
Saint Clare Hospital: "My fiancee has been waiting for a room bc of his appendix and his symptoms are not being taken into consideration. He's being ignored ... What if he were to drop to the floor?? Would they still ignore him ??? How long does it take to clean a room? There is t very many ppl here why so slow??? " - Aymee

Apr 22, 2015, 10:10 PM
Saint Clare Hospital: "The patient care @ st Clare's is horrible @ best. The staff is inattentive and inept. Communication is terrible and I would recommend going anywhere but there. I can't say enough bad things about it!!" - Julia

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