Southern Ocean Medical Center Ratings

1140 RT 72 W
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Phone: (609) 597-6011

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Emergency Services: YES




Contents:
Quality of Care - Infectious Diseases - ER Wait Time - Patient Ratings



Quality of Care - Mortality Rate

How well does Southern Ocean Medical Center save lives? 1% worse than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack15%
Heart Failure13%
Pneumonia12%


Infectious Disease at Southern Ocean 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
20
MRSA
Causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Mortality rates may be as high as 20%3
4


Emergency Room Wait Time Ratings

Time until initial exam: 0h 32m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 2 hour and 21 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 3 hour and 3 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 2 hour and 52 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
Southern Ocean Medical Center 4.5 out of 5 based on 32 ratings. 32 user reviews.


63% 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
  • Pain was usually controlled for patients
  • Rooms and facilities are usually clean

Negative Patient Ratings

    No consistently negative reviews



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



    Southern Ocean Medical Center Stories



    Sep 06, 2015, 11:10 PM
    Southern Ocean Medical Center: "I was in the southern county medical center emergency department for two hours and thirty minutes today without being seen for my health problem. After two hours of waiting, I approached the triage nurse and asked when I would be seen by a nurse/doctor. I was told I was somewhere after the next two patients. I waited another half hour and asked the ER person if this type of wait was her hospital's idea of customer service and advised her I was leaving. I was told patients that were more ill went before me. When I first spoke to her, I advised her that I was a diabetic. Today's experience at southern ocean was a major disappointment." - Ron


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