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Sharp Memorial Hospital Ratings

San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 939-3400

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 Sharp Memorial Hospital save lives? 1% worse than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack14%
Heart Failure12%

Infectious Disease at Sharp Memorial 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 28m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 2 hour and 58 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 2 hour and 46 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 1 hour and 8 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
Sharp Memorial Hospital 4.75 out of 5 based on 26 ratings. 26 user reviews.

81% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Pain was usually controlled for patients
  • Rooms and facilities are usually clean

Negative Patient Ratings

    No consistently negative reviews

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

    Sharp Memorial Hospital Stories

    Sep 08, 2022, 12:56 AM
    Sharp Memorial Hospital: "My daughter has been waiting with 40 people in the waiting room in frost st for 5 hours. This is the best care in the world? So sad. " - Peggy

    Jul 07, 2022, 1:02 AM
    Sharp Memorial Hospital: "3 hours and still waiting. Heard a older man complain he waited 5 hours already" - Nina

    May 08, 2022, 1:14 AM
    Sharp Memorial Hospital: "Waited 4 hours and continuing" - Brooke

    Mar 12, 2022, 4:19 PM
    Sharp Memorial Hospital: "This place is ridiculous I came to the e.r. And had my service dog with me got checked in had my vitals, weight,… ect done then back in the waiting room to be seen as I’m sitting there a lady Approaches me the works for the hospital and tells me that my dog can’t be in there even though he’s a service animal that I need to leave because dogs are not allowed in the hospital but again he’s a service dog he’s well behaved and he was just laying at my feet the whole time as we waited. She then tells me I can leave my dog in a hot car while I’m in this waiting room for who knows how long we will take to be seen. And I’m not from the area so it’s not like I can call somebody to watch them for me or have any where I can leave him because I don’t live here the lady was pretty rude and I for sure will never be coming back to this hospital again never had that problem before in the past taking him anywhere with me he’s been with me since he was six weeks old and goes everwhere I go. But what gets me is she told me how to leave them in a hot car or I need to leave when I’m at the hospital emergency room obviously cause it’s an emergency give this place 0 on a scale of 1-10 So if you can avoid going to this place I definitely wouldn’t go here" - Jeremiah

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