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Trinity Regional Medical Center Ratings

Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: (515) 573-3101

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 Trinity Regional Medical Center save lives? 7% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack14%
Heart Failure11%

Infectious Disease at Trinity Regional 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 38m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 1 hour and 40 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 2 hour and 13 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 0 hour and 31 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
Trinity Regional Medical Center 4.75 out of 5 based on 34 ratings. 34 user reviews.

74% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Nurses usually respond quickly when patients need help
  • Pain was usually controlled for patients

Negative Patient Ratings

    No consistently negative reviews

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

    Trinity Regional Medical Center Stories

    Apr 18, 2022, 7:12 PM
    Trinity Regional Medical Center: "We went in Friday the 15th of April to the ER with my 5 month old daughter. We were told to go to the ER if my daughter's hernia was bulging and if she was in extreme pain with redness in the area. We went in, got vitals pretty quick, were told "it will be a couple minutes and they will come out to bring you back". It was about three hours in the waiting room, with a screaming 5 month old. Once we were taken back, we were again told "they will be right in". It was an hour and a half of my daughter SCREAMING and CRYING TEARS in extreme pain, to the point where I was crying with her because I couldn't help her pain and NO ONE had come to help us or even make sure she was okay. Once a nurse finally came in, she was nothing but rude and brushed off the fact she was screaming in pain with, "babies cry for lots of reasons, she could just be hungry". I continued to tell the nurse that I would not bring in my baby if she was just crying of hunger and she had a known hernia. She also then left and said the doctor would be right in, in which wasn't too long the doctor was in there. In the meantime, my partner was going to the desk and asking when we would be seen, where none of them came in and helped at all. When a nurse finally came in she said that she wasn't supposed to, she wasn't "our" nurse, but she wanted to help in any way she could, and said "good job for advocating for your baby" as if we were not getting the care we should have been. Not only did we still not get care, instead of someone coming to check on us, they called security to come hover. We were not rude, not threatening at all, we were simply asking when we could be seen. Anyone would be frustrated. I am my babies advocate, and I will not allow this treatment again. I think it was ridiculous. We were nothing bur professional, and kind. I was waiting to advocate further when I knew something would actually change. I think your communication needs to be improved on, if you say "a few minutes", I expect to be seen in "a few minutes", not three hours. Honesty would have been MUCH better. We would have gone somewhere else had we known it would be like this even though we live in Fort Dodge. I look forward to hearing back from you. " - Isabella

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