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Virginia Mason Medical Center Ratings

Seattle, WA 98111
Phone: (206) 223-6600

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 Virginia Mason Medical Center save lives? 14% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack13%
Heart Failure11%

Infectious Disease at Virginia Mason 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 24m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 2 hour and 54 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 2 hour and 46 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 1 hour and 9 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
Virginia Mason Medical Center 4.75 out of 5 based on 32 ratings. 32 user reviews.

76% 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
  • Rooms and facilities are usually clean

Negative Patient Ratings

  • Rooms were often noisy at night

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

Virginia Mason Medical Center Stories

Apr 28, 2023, 8:29 PM
Virginia Mason Medical Center: "Four hours have passed since they took my vitals, put me in a gown, took a chest x-ray and gave me an EKG and I’m still sitting in the ER waiting room lobby waiting. It’s a nightmare." - Kate

Feb 19, 2021, 10:56 AM
Virginia Mason Medical Center: "My mother is dead because of this hospital..mis diagnosis..stay away from this hospital and steve bayles..

Known as bayles the butcher.."
- Buffie

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