United Hospital Center Ratings

327 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE
Bridgeport, WV 26330
Phone: (681) 342-1000

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 United Hospital Center save lives? 11% worse than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack16%
Heart Failure14%
Pneumonia13%


Infectious Disease at United Hospital 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
52
MRSA
Causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Mortality rates may be as high as 20%3
0


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 5 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 2 hour and 53 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 0 hour and 34 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
United Hospital Center 4.45 out of 5 based on 25 ratings. 25 user reviews.


71% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Nurses usually take time to communicate well
  • Rooms and facilities are usually clean

Negative Patient Ratings

  • Staff doesn't respond quickly when patients need help




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



United Hospital Center Stories



Mar 18, 2017, 3:27 AM
United Hospital Center: "This hospital is absolute trash. My father has been going to this hospital for at least 5 years to see "specialists" for certain ailments. Recently he had been having sever side pain. He had not one, not two, but THREE different appointments and tests run on him for his kidney. The doctors said "You have kidney stones" they gave him 2 medications and sent him home. Still in sever pain, dry heaving, couldn't eat/drink or even comfortably lay down. Still in pain he ends up going back with another appointment with a different doctor who then tells him, "You had a blockage in your kidney, it is now dead and full of fluid" ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! Most of the doctors here do not take their time with their paitents, nor do the simply even care. Beware of what doctor you trust! If you do end up having to choose this Hospital, please for your sake do not hesitate to do your own research (to compare) to what the doctor has told you. Get a second opinion A.S.A.P. Make them take their time on/ with you. Above all it's YOUR BODY, you know it better than anyone. If you think they're wrong tell them. It's time to stop letting doctors that don't care go on "treating" our loved ones!" - Jessica

Aug 29, 2015, 1:03 PM
United Hospital Center: "I think they are committing fraud. They dont treat patients when they come in the ER. The patients make numerous trips to the ER. I went to the ER having difficulty breathing 4x they did nothing not even a breathing treatment. They wont prescribe antibiotics. my uncle had pneumonia that ended real bad. My grandpa swore they were trying to kill him and he ended up dying there. I dont like the place. They recently merged with wvu hospitals. All bad. Wvu doesnt know uhc has a very bad reputation?" - Thelma

Mar 10, 2015, 12:58 PM
United Hospital Center: " I have complete trust in Orthopedic surgeon Dr Courtney and his staff. As for UHC, on 3/2015 I completed my third orthopedic procedure at UHC. This was my third total joint replacement. Over the 4 years of these procedures UHC staff and facilities have continued to improve. In 2011 I would have said decent facility and fine staff. Now I rate them as excellent facility and outstanding staff." - Paul

Jan 16, 2015, 5:52 PM
United Hospital Center: "I am currently sitting in a pre-op room, waiting for them to take my husband in for gallbladder surgery that was scheduled for 3 pm. It's currently SIX pm, and we've just been told it will be at least another hour and a half. If we had been given this information a couple of hours ago, we could have gone home and rescheduled, even though we have totally rearranged schedules for today. My husband is feeling ill--he had had nothing to eat or drink for 24 hours now. I am beyond furious--I will not recommend this hospital or this doctor to anyone. " - BS


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