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United Medical Center Ratings

Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 574-6611

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 United Medical Center save lives? 3% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Failure10%

Infectious Disease at United 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: 1h 56m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 3 hour and 0 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 5 hour and 44 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 4 hour and 28 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: POOR
United Medical Center 3.55 out of 5 based on 24 ratings. 24 user reviews.

38% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Doctors usually communicate well with patients

Negative Patient Ratings

  • Staff doesn't respond quickly when patients need help
  • Nurses often fail to communicate
  • Patients were often left in pain
  • Facilities are sometimes dirty
  • Rooms were often noisy at night

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

United Medical Center Stories

Oct 17, 2023, 5:49 PM
United Medical Center: "I have been to this Hospital multiple times due to it being close to my home. I have left in pain and all due to the wait being Soo long to get in the back and when your in the back it takes anyone over an hour to come in your room to even speak to you. My experience has been HORRIBLE EACH TIME.. The staff sits around talking an giggling not doing their jobs.. Lab work doesn't get properly put it. Doctors & Staff need better people skills cause they lack that as well walking around with attitudes. Overall I give this hospital a 0/0 if it was up to me. " - Iam

Nov 29, 2022, 3:58 AM
United Medical Center: "This place is very bad do not come here" - Dennis

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