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University Of Washington Medical Ctr Ratings

Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206) 598-3300

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 University Of Washington Medical Ctr save lives? 9% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack14%
Heart Failure10%

Infectious Disease at University Of Washington Medical Ctr

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 40m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 4 hour and 10 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 4 hour and 19 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 3 hour and 37 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
University Of Washington Medical Ctr 4.75 out of 5 based on 39 ratings. 39 user reviews.

75% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Nurses usually take time to communicate well
  • 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

    University Of Washington Medical Ctr Stories

    Aug 09, 2023, 10:50 PM
    Northwest Hospital: "I had hideous long wait at UW Hospital on NE 117th while my serious dog bite rendered my finger useless for all time. They missed the critical time window to treat the wound. I waited at least 5 hours." - Lucy

    Aug 04, 2023, 9:46 PM
    Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center: "ER at Peacehealth Medical Center in Vancouver Washington has ridiculous wait times. Reported in 11 PM on a Thursday night, waited for SIX HOURS, never saw a doctor, there were at least 3 other couples there that had been waiting since 9PM. At 5 AM we gave up and went home." - Scott

    Jul 29, 2023, 7:59 PM
    Providence St Peter Hospital: "Ever time we come here it's min 3 hours, usually way longer, makes no difference if the place is mostly empty waiting room or loads of people. Very clear the hospitol is not set up, nor ever will be to see people in a timely manor. This place has been like this for years. The care when its all said and done is average, just expect to wait forever." - Steve

    Jun 28, 2023, 7:32 PM
    Overlake Hospital Medical Center: "Nurse Marie in the ER on 6/28/2023 around 1 PM was rude and dismissive. Not personal or inviting or welcoming. Her attitude was negative using words like "disgusting" when personal ER stories were shared. She should hold her tongue as you never know what people are going through in an ER. The patient did not need to experience her reaction when it had nothing to do with her at all. She was overhearing a story. Very unprofessional and condescending!" - Francis

    Jun 14, 2023, 12:56 PM
    : "It's painfully clear from a patient's perspective there is NOT enough capacity at ER's. I don't think this is unique to the Portland/Vancouver area. I guess we've been lucky to only have needed an ER 3 times in the last 12 years. Last night was the first experience in Vancouver for us waiting 3 plus hours. Our daughter suffered a workplace burn injury to her feet. Initial assessment was 2nd degree burns, may need to go to a burn center, given a pain med, and go back to the waiting area. When we asked for some info at 2 am, they said we could be waiting 2 to 5 hours more. Our 2 prior experiences were very similar in Texas. What's particularly galling is the cost and comments we, as a country, have the best care in the world..." - Bryant

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