Andalusia Health

56%

Patients that would definitely recommend
14% lower than the national average


Andalusia Health is a medical facility located in Andalusia, AL. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

9 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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62%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
7% lower than the national average

56%

Would definitely recommend
14% lower than the national average

Andalusia Health

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%79%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%74%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%61%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%85%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%48%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%60%66%

Andalusia Health

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%58%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%62%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

I’ve been going to her for years. Great service.

Sep 09 2020

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

I went to so many Doctors and they said they could not help my blindness, by accident I went to Dr. McKinley on another matter and he said "I think I can help and He did!!!! I could see after 2 yrs of blindness! My deepest thanks to him and his wonderful staff!

Sep 03 2020

Review for Dr. McKinley

Always seems very concerned. I never feel rushed. They comunicate very well.

Stephen Sep 01 2020

Review for Dr. Yunis

Dr. Buchalter treats me like I’m his only Patient but the best thing is he knows my pain and knows exactly where to put my injections where I get the best results. Highly recommend him!

Peggy Watson Aug 26 2020

Review for Dr. Buchalter

I totally and completely trust Dr. Buckhalter 100 percent. That is that.

Pearl Lane Aug 08 2020

Review for Dr. Buchalter

Wonderful man and doctor!

Aug 06 2020

Review for Dr. Bennett

Dr. Garver is a bit gruff in his bedside manner but takes very good care of my mother. She’s feeling better than she’s felt in years, and it’s all because she started seeing Dr. Garver. Also, his staff is friendly and caring.

JAM Aug 01 2020

Review for Dr. Garver

Dr.Buchalter along with his ARNP (Mrs. Audrey) are truly Outstanding. They are compassionate, caring, concerned about your health, willing to listen and help you recover your life. Absolutely God Sent.

Shelia Watkins Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Buchalter

Love Dr Saintillus, very thorough

LORRAINE Jul 22 2020

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

Shirley Walden Cineus Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Barnes

Vickie peppers Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Jimenez

I am really grateful to have Dr. Yongkuma as my primary physician, I trust him completely, he always explains things so you understand.

Joan mulkey Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Yongkuma

Valerie Monda May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Buchalter

Dr. WEST IS AWESOME, HE LISTENS, AND SHOWS COMPASSION FOR HIS PATIENTS AND HE IS GOOD WITH KIDS

Catherine Morris May 04 2020

Review for Dr. West

Patricia fuentes May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Yongkuma

Excellent doctor. Very caring and very knowledgeable.

James Doxey Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Yunis

Great doctor. Listens , caring

Meleisa betts Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Barnes

Very caring and helpful!

Elizabeth Austin Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

Martha Duke Anderson Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. Yunis

Dr doesn't really care of what the female has to say about her body or what she wants to do. If it's against what he wants will refuse to do it. Alot of people didn't want him to deliver their babies but there isn't a choice in the city unless you go to a different city

Mar 22 2020

Review for Dr. Carney

Best initial assessment I've ever had. Thorough, knowledgeable, and informative beyond anything I'd previously experienced. Dr. Hovey was also the perfect balance of professional and friendly, putting this usually reluctant patient at ease.

N Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Hovey

Gary Lawson Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Butler

Patients Beware Feb 14 2020

Review for Dr. Hovey

Dr Carney was an amazing doctor. His staff was wonderful throughout my pregnancy and for any GYN needs I have.

Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Carney

Sam Dawson Dec 12 2019

Review for Dr. Yunis

I brought my mother to him for tremors.He was very detailedand kind,really nice Doctor

Douglas Dec 03 2019

Review for Dr. Yesil

Best doctor in Fort Walton!!

Jeff Dec 02 2019

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

She is an blessing!

Risha Dec 02 2019

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

Such a great doctor, I would totally recommend her!!

Susie Dec 02 2019

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

She is very cooperative and helped me with my back pain.

Kd Dec 02 2019

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

Great doctor

Dec 02 2019

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

Ms. Jennifer Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. Barnes

Cc Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Buchalter

Dr. Smith is the best physician I've ever had. She listens to my concerns and values my input about my health. She is caring and kind. I have no complaints whatever about the care that she provides.

Linda Till Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. Smith

This is my general practitioner. Every time I have been there, I have gotten nothing but the best service. De. Maddox and his staff of CRNP and nurses have the best bedside manner. They don’t rush you in and out and they listen to you. I love this office. Wouldn’t trade doctors.

GrannyG Nov 08 2019

Review for Dr. Maddox

He is a very intelligent Doctor that explains in detail the medical issue you are dealing with . He is a very kind and patient Doctor .

Jane G. McPherson Oct 28 2019

Review for Dr. Yunis

Dr. Hovey doesn't give a damn about his patients. Stay away from this man who literally turned me away in a life or death situation. Find a Dr. who cares. This one doesn't

Terry Todd Oct 25 2019

Review for Dr. Hovey

Very through, plain spoken, highly knowledgeable, I have been under Dr. Long care for many years and cannot speak anyway but in respect and thankful he was my doctor when I developed prostrate cancer !!!! Thanks to you Dr. Long for all you help and guidance.

John “Buddy” Sims Aug 30 2019

Review for Dr. Long

Aug 08 2019

Review for Dr. Maddox

At 66 I have been seeing Dr. Vishwanath for a little over a year an at 410 lbs he is the first to advise me of a diet that actually works today I weighed 300 and falling. further more my health has improved considerably .

Donald Gaines Jul 10 2019

Review for Dr. Vishwanath

Annual visit. Been to see him for the past 3 years. Did not see him on my last visit. Had some PA there instead. I have to highest review for Dr Reed. However, i want to see him not some assistant when i go to an appointment.

Jul 08 2019

Review for Dr. Reid

Thank you, I was a walk-in and you saw me right away. Awesome office staff. Thank you again.

May 24 2019

Review for Dr. Beals

They were very accommodating changing appointment time due to conflict with another doctor appointment. The entire experience was above my expectations, zero wait time, prompt diagnosis with immediate corrective treatment, plus thorough explanation by the staff and a personal visit by Dr. Beals.

May 17 2019

Review for Dr. Beals

Very good

May 17 2019

Review for Dr. Birk

She is very rude and lacks proper communication etiquette. She made me feel uncomfortable and inferior.

May 16 2019

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

I was hesitant to see a doctor with an issue that was embarrassing but I am glad I went to Dr. Boutiette. He put me at ease and made the whole situation way more comfortable than I anticipated.

Apr 15 2019

Review for Dr. Boutiette

We had to make a visit to the Emergency Department for treatment and getting a doctor who was excellent at what he did, but also pleasant was a godsend!!!!

Apr 14 2019

Review for Dr. Boutiette

Saw this doctor in the ER and he was kind and helpful. He helped both my husband and I through a scary situation.

Apr 12 2019

Review for Dr. Boutiette

Excellent, knowledgeable,caring Dr. always kind, thorough!

Apr 11 2019

Review for Dr. Boutiette

Dr. McKinley is a great doctor! He has done so much for my eyes and I recommend him to everyone!

Apr 06 2019

Review for Dr. McKinley

Wendy N. Apr 04 2019

Review for Dr. Buchalter

Anthony in Fort Walton Beach, FL - Apr 03 2019

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

I absolutely LOVE Dr. Buchalter. After 4 sets of RFAs in my lower back and neck since my car accident in 2014, I can unequivocally say that I owe my quality of life to a large extent to the craft and care of Dr. Buchalter.

I. Thompson in Pensacola , FL - Mar 29 2019

Review for Dr. Buchalter

Mar 28 2019

Review for Dr. Hovey

Wanda in Pensacola - Mar 17 2019

Review for Dr. Buchalter

Mar 12 2019

Review for Dr. Beals

She is very knowledgeable and patient. She cares about her patients.

FL - Mar 03 2019

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

Terrible Dr. Not knowledgeable at all......

you know who in FL - Mar 02 2019

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

Shon Sanders in Castleberry, AL - Feb 28 2019

Review for Dr. Barnes

Not only was Dr and staff above average, my incisions have healed wonderfully due to precision surgery! Thank you!

Sue Walton in Santa Rosa Beach, FL - Jan 25 2019

Review for Dr. Beals

Anita and Alan Israelson in Gulf Breeze, FL - Jan 11 2019

Review for Dr. Reid

Dr Beals has been my dermatologist for more than five years. He and his staff have provided me with exceptional care. I trust him completely when it comes to my dermatology health. I highly recommend Dr. Beals.

Bob Hargreaves in Niceville , FL - Jan 08 2019

Review for Dr. Beals

Sees too many patients and thus loses focus of what’s important. Needs to be more detail oriented and listen to the concerns/needs of his patients....

Jan 04 2019

Review for Dr. Buchalter

Certainly not the most compassionate doctor and definitely would not describe him as a patient advocate. Too rigid in treatment approach. Unfortunately, it’s the only game in town...

Concerned patient Jan 04 2019

Review for Dr. Buchalter

Excellent doctor! Kind , compassionate and always professional!

B Mom in Andalusia , AL - Dec 28 2018

Review for Dr. Wells

Josie Dorsey in Andalusia , AL - Dec 22 2018

Review for Dr. Carney

Dr Yesil is a very pleasant and considerate man. I find him to be the best Neurologist since I have moved here for Florida. The staff is smooth and friendly. A

Janet Gobbels in Andalusia - Dec 13 2018

Review for Dr. Yesil

She is an excellent Doctor

Walter in Fort Walton Beach, FL - Dec 07 2018

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

Howard Helton in Enterprise, AL - Dec 06 2018

Review for Dr. Yunis

He has been taking care of my father for the last 5 years.He is caring,nice and very knowledgeable physician.

Janet Nov 24 2018

Review for Dr. Yesil

Not only is Dr. Saintilus professional and quite knowledgeable, she is warm and friendly. She and her staff are genuinely interested in your well-being as a patient as well as providing continuity of care!

Shyla in Ft Walton Bch, FL - Nov 21 2018

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

Elba - Nov 21 2018

Review for Dr. Carney

Excellent, except when I had a problem. The office didn’t get back to me for 3 days with any type of treatment plan. I can’t say they cared at all.

Nov 13 2018

Review for Dr. Long

She is caring and attentive and her staff works to ensure her patient are treated with respect and kindness.

Carol in FL - Nov 12 2018

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

Dr.Long is an excellent doctor. Takes time and explains things really well. Very through. Only thing, he is hard to reach in an emergency and doesn’t return phones.

Nov 10 2018

Review for Dr. Long

You have their address wrong. The correct address is: 1118 Hospital Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Shalimar, FL - Oct 23 2018

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

Harold & Brenda Thomas in Paxton, FL - Oct 15 2018

Review for Dr. Benet

Dr.Salemi is a very knowledgeable doctor, that is this first I've ever seen that actually listens to your medical concerns. He will make sure you understand what your diagnosis is and tries to make sure you are getting the proper treatment. I would recommend him to anyone.

Stephanie W. in Flomaton, AL - Oct 11 2018

Review for Dr. Salemi-Castro

He is an amazing doctor. His knowledge and bed side manner is first rate. He knows how to relate not only to the patient but the patient family.

peggy in Andalusia, AL - Sep 27 2018

Review for Dr. Price

peggy in Andalusia - Sep 13 2018

Review for Dr. Smith

I have Dr. Saintilus as my doctor. She is a very caring Doctor, she takes her time to listen to your problems and try to solve them the best way possible. She always gives me great advice.

Ronald Huges in FORT WALTON BEACH, FL - Sep 04 2018

Review for Dr. George-Saintilus

Wyatt in Monroeville, AL - Aug 29 2018

Review for Dr. Garver

Kathy O. in Luverne - Aug 16 2018

Review for Dr. Maddox

Dr. Willis retired and found a great Physician to take his patients. Very pleased with care provided.

Judy Howell in Pensacola, FL - Aug 10 2018

Review for Dr. Gowda

I have been seeing him for over 30 years. He (and his office) have always been very helpful to me.

Julie in AL - Jul 19 2018

Review for Dr. Wells

I wish I had started seeing Dr Garver long before I did! My lungs wheezed 24/7 for over 10 years. I could hear and feel it. Now I may go over a week without coughing. When I do have an acute episode, he has never failed to take care of me.

Jenahblue Jul 16 2018

Review for Dr. Garver

Dr. Roller is a very detailed and compassionate physician. He makes sure you are comfortable while doing his best to treat your ailment. He truly made sure I was healthy before closing my file.

Jun 19 2018

Review for Dr. Roller

I see Dr. Maddox’s nurse practitioner, Ericca and I have always had a great experience at his office. Everyone I have encountered has always been friendly and helpful. I’ve met Dr. Maddox twice when Ericca consulted with him and he was always nice as well. No issues here!

Jan in Andalusia, AL - Jun 12 2018

Review for Dr. Maddox

Melissa Peterman in Dothan, AL - Jun 07 2018

Review for Dr. Hovey

I have been seeing Dr. Reid about 4 years and have been very pleased. He is very polite and congenial, yet knowledgeable and listens very intently. I never feel rushed at all, yet he is always on time in his Destin office. He genuinely seems to care.

Willa Merriott in Santa Rosa Beach/Miramar Beach FL - May 22 2018

Review for Dr. Reid

Dothan, AL - May 21 2018

Review for Dr. Hovey

Coming to this office was a great experience! Dr Beals and his staff couldn’t be more friendly. I felt comfortable and at ease discussing my medical issues. I felt good leaving knowing that I would be well taken care of. I would definitely return to this clinic and recommend my friends.

May 11 2018

Review for Dr. Beals

Linda D. in Evergreen al - Mar 05 2018

Review for Dr. Salemi-Castro

Horrible bedside manner

Feb 02 2018

Review for Dr. Beals

Dr. West has been our family doctor for 20 years. He is an awesome doctor that cares about his patients. He takes the time to diagnose you and to take care of you. He is my husband, mine and my children’s doctor and I have the upmost respect for him.

Marshelia Evans in Evergreen, AL - Jan 31 2018

Review for Dr. West

He demonstrates poor character and cruelty. I would not recommend. He is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Jan 30 2018

Review for Dr. Carney

Location

Andalusia Health

849 S Three Notch St, Andalusia, AL 36420

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