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Washington Hospital Center Ratings

Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (202) 877-7000

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 Washington Hospital Center save lives? 11% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack16%
Heart Failure9%

Infectious Disease at Washington 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
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 0m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 3 hour and 29 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 4 hour and 16 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 3 hour and 31 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
Washington Hospital Center 4.4 out of 5 based on 29 ratings. 29 user reviews.

63% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

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

Negative Patient Ratings

  • Staff doesn't respond quickly when patients need help
  • Facilities are sometimes dirty

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

Washington Hospital Center Stories

Jan 11, 2023, 7:32 PM
Washington Hospital Center: "I been here since 6 o’clock and haven’t been called to triage yet " - Rita

Jun 24, 2021, 7:39 PM
Washington Hospital Center: "Been here for over an hour and 30 minutes. Practically had to crawl to front desk was in so much pain. Thank God for the cocktail of ibuprofen and Tylenol I took before I got here other wise I’d be laid out on the floor" - BlueJay

Feb 28, 2021, 1:23 AM
Washington Hospital Center: "I have came to the ER for right side in pain and then I came back the next day because the pain went to my chest and I have being waiting over 4 hours and I am still in pain and it hurts like hell. When you come to the ER you are coming to get looked at and get some help not to seat in the waiting area for over 5 hours. They really need to do something about this, it is unexceptable" - Stephanie

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