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Sierra Medical Center Ratings

El Paso, TX 79902
Phone: (915) 747-4000

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 Sierra Medical Center save lives? 7% worse than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack17%
Heart Failure13%

Infectious Disease at Sierra 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: 0h 46m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 3 hour and 17 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 3 hour and 18 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 1 hour and 50 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
Sierra Medical Center 4.5 out of 5 based on 24 ratings. 24 user reviews.

64% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

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

Negative Patient Ratings

  • Staff doesn't respond quickly when patients need help
  • Facilities are sometimes dirty

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

Sierra Medical Center Stories

Jun 28, 2022, 12:59 AM
University Medical Center: "Currently been here for 10 hours waiting to be seen " - Carla

Jun 26, 2022, 1:04 PM
Covenant Medical Center: "Wait time is horrible. My husband has urinary blockage and in a miserable state. Waiting well over one hour for medical treatment! Not happy with this establishment!" - Debra

Jun 25, 2022, 4:50 PM
Wadley Regional Medical Center: "Well we've been here for over 2 hrs, nurses sitting at the nurses station eating and surfing the internet. Meanwhile patients (my son) has been laying in the bed I. A cubby hole, crying in pain for a solid 2 hrs.. if he wasn't grown I would have said st Michael.... it's really pathetic.." - Kim

Jun 16, 2022, 4:38 AM
Ut Southwestern University Hospital: "8 hours and counting waiting to have my lip sutured…" - Christine

Jun 11, 2022, 11:49 PM
Jps Health Network: "8 hours and longer" - Benjamin

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