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United Medical Center Ratings

1310 SOUTHERN AVENUE SE
Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 574-6611

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 Medical Center save lives? 3% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Failure10%
Pneumonia13%


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
4
MRSA
Causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Mortality rates may be as high as 20%3
8


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




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



United Medical Center Stories



May 02, 2022, 12:02 AM
: "Had a finger tip cut off in kitchen accident. Lots of bleeding. Waited 4+ hours. Bled on the chairs. They have signs that say "triage" but it was first come, first served. I'm no doctor but all others ahead in ER line seemed fine, as if they in DMV line. A guy said someone died waiting last week. The wait room was filthy - felt like third world country infrastructure. The staff seemed disinterested is the polite description. Gtown hospital has $100Ms for new buildings but cant deliver the very basics of care, as in stop the bleeding. How does this happen in Georgetown?" - Jac

Apr 30, 2022, 7:30 PM
Sibley Memorial Hospital: "We are from out of town. My wife fell in downtown DC and we went to an urgent care affiliated with GW hospital. After waiting two hours in the urgent care my wife saw a PA who suggested we go to an ER to get a CT Scan if her head. They recommended Siibley, indicating the wait would be less than GW hospital

After 90 minutes at the Sibley ER we finally saw the one PA on duty. The PA said my wife should get a quick CT scan to make sure there is no brain bleed. Three hours later we are still waiting for them to take her downstairs Worse part is no one stops by to give you an update. When you ask if a brain bleed is a real worry and why we are still waiting behind curtain for someone to take us down to CT, the answer is it’s up to you if you want to go home. But we recommend against it because a brain bleed can be very serious and can be dangerous

I guess if that is case they should be a bit faster in getting you in for a CT to ensure there is no dangerous brain bleed

The place is run poorly. From what I could tell one P A in the entire ER. No urgency and not much consideration for patients

Very slow moving and honestly would not recommend this place to anyone
John’s Hopkins Medicine should investigate and reconfigure the Sibley ER based on our experience. Now a total of 5 hours and still waiting…..

Bill
"
- Bill

Apr 30, 2022, 7:29 PM
Sibley Memorial Hospital: "We are from out of town. My wife fell in downtown DC and we went to an urgent care affiliated with GW hospital. After waiting two hours in the urgent care my wife saw a PA who suggested we go to an ER to get a CT Scan if her head. They recommended Siibley, indicating the wait would be less than GW hospital

After 90 minutes at the Sibley ER we finally saw the one PA on duty. The PA said my wife should get a quick CT scan to make sure there is no brain bleed. Three hours later we are still waiting for them to take her downstairs Worse part is no one stops by to give you an update. When you ask if a brain bleed is a real worry and why we are still waiting behind curtain for someone to take us down to CT, the answer is it’s up to you if you want to go home. But we recommend against it because a brain bleed can be very serious and can be dangerous

I guess if that is case they should be a bit faster in getting you in for a CT to ensure there is no dangerous brain bleed

The place is run poorly. From what I could tell one P A in the entire ER. No urgency and not much consideration for patients

Very slow moving and honestly would not recommend this place to anyone
John’s Hopkins Medicine should investigate and reconfigure the Sibley ER based on our experience. Now a total of 5 hours and still waiting…..

Bill
"
- Bill

Apr 28, 2022, 5:20 PM
Children's Hospital Nmc: "On the 05/27/2022 had to wait for 9 hours wasn't still received, return home and came can next day and I'm 4 hours and still waiting.. this defeats the purpose for ER visit.." - Alain

Apr 23, 2022, 12:38 PM
George Washington Univ Hospital: "Waited 10 hours and still wasn’t seen; syncope started to present problem and I told staff and they did nothing.. I had to leave to go back home to take medication " - Teaacute


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