St. Vincent's East

72%

Patients that would definitely recommend
2% higher than the national average


St. Vincent's East is a medical facility located in Birmingham, AL. This hospital has been recognized for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™.

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in prostate removal surgery and transurethral resection of the prostate

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

5 ratings were worse than expected

8 ratings were as expected

  • 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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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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72%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
3% higher than the national average

72%

Would definitely recommend
2% higher than the national average

St. Vincent's East

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%81%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%78%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%63%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%86%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%51%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%68%66%

St. Vincent's East

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%62%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%69%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Snoddy is great!!

Aug 07 2020

Review for Dr. Snoddy

Dr Guffin is the greatest. I would refer him to ANYONE for excellent care

Robert Jones Aug 02 2020

Review for Dr. Guffin

Dr. Maddux, has been my doctor for years, he’s very sharp! And you can tell he loves what he does.

R. Bailey Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Maddux

Everything went very well from reception right through. Dr. Trimm explained everything in terms the patient understands, did not rush the appointment, answered question. Very thorough, I’d highly recommend.

Jul 25 2020

Review for Dr. Trimm

My husband and I love Dr Summer . He is a wealth of information. His office staff are n Madison are great .

Deborah Jul 21 2020

Review for Dr. Summers

Jul 17 2020

Review for Dr. Christine

Very kind Surgeon. Answers all your questions. Takes time to familiarize himself with your case. Treats you like a person. Sees the entire picture.

Gina Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Dubois

Kimberli Calma Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Flippo

Patti Kight Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Miles

Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Farley

Mindy Land Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Bernal

Jan Cooper Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Flippo

He is the best Doctor I have ever had , he is so nice and caring and will listen to you with out rushing you out of his office. He is always willing to help you reach your goal and make sure you stay healthy no matter what it takes.

Christy McCormick Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Snoddy

Long wait at office.waited for over 1hour with no explanation.

Eugene Russell Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Harlan

Treated me for wrist pain. Very good outcome. Very good care.

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Hofammann

I am a new patient and truly appreciate Dr. Echemendia. He is passionate about the health of his patients and helped me see where I could be health-wise possibly in a few months. I am happy I was referred to him.Cass

Cassandra May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Echemendia

We have found a wonderful physician and office sta May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Bailey

Dr. pava is a very inspirational Dr. When it comes to your health that is his #1 concern, if there is any personal problems he's your Doctor and friend, yes I would recommend him to all my family and friends. Thank you Dr. pava. Mrs. Cheryl Johnson) ?

Cheryl Johnson May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Pava

Dr.Long was very helpful about my up coming surgery answer all my questions,Thumbs up all the way ,and office personnel was very good to Haley and Randi

Aaron McAdams May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Long

Hope they call you back for an appointment. Hope it is not urgent. Waiting for 4 hours. He is a great Dr. But getting to him is another thing.

Glenda Boatright May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Murray

Underdiagnosed my 34 year old husband and sent him home to die of a bilateral PE on our steps as soon as we got home from the hospital. Dr. Rodriguez is incompetent and does not need to be practicing medicine.

Sarah M. May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Rodriguez

Staff did not schedule doctor ordered tests. Requested multiple times.

Disappointed in pain May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Diethelm

Excellent service

Kemble May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Long

Jil Sea May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Oepen

He removed my gallbladder today. He is fast, friendly and caring. I am home now, a little sore, but not having to take anything for pain. I would highly recommend.

James Parsons May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Heinzman

Follow up after surgery is woefully inadequate. I cannot get a call back from his nurse or from him, tho I have emailed and called, leaving a pleading, urgent request. I’m only writing this out of frustration, hoping that someone in the office will call me back today!

May 11 2020

Review for Dr. Christine

May 10 2020

Review for Dr. Cool

Unhappy Patient May 10 2020

Review for Dr. McClure

Had my colon taken out a year ago and have had problems every since. Every couple of months in the ER having to get IV fluids from infections

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Dubois

Very poor working relationship with other healthcare providers. Condescending and will let you know “he knows how this works since he’s been doing this for 30 years”

May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Flippo

This man is horrible I wouldn't recommend him to a dead person. He is self caring he didn't get to know me or wasn't even concerned about why I was there. It was a waste of my time and money and I would never go back to that place.

Carolyn Harris Apr 27 2020

Review for Dr. Rabbani

Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Steinmetz

This Doctor does not accept United Healthcare

Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Echemendia

He replaced both my knees 15 yrs ago and I haven't had pain in my knees(other than the incision) since. I also saw him when I broke my wrist 3 yrs ago. I won't use anyone else as long as he is practicing.

Regina W. Mar 29 2020

Review for Dr. Cool

Dr Steimetz is the best cosmetic surgeon I’ve ever met ! He performed a miracle on my abd reconstruction!!!! I can’t praise him & his staff enough !!! Thank You Dr Steinmetzs I feel like a different woman

Brenda Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Steinmetz

Doctor Green is the best doctor I have had. He is smart and cares about his patients. I feel I can trust what he says and he takes time to explain things to me.

Bridget Fancher Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Green

He was thorough, efficient and concerned. Overall he is a great doctor and he’s very friendly.

Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Harris

That Girl Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Slappey

Don’t understand appointments and wait over 1 hour before calling back and back 1/2 and still waiting

Don Bradford Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Walters

Dr. Morris is the best surgeon. He is the Retina Doctor my doctor told me was better than anyone else. He saved my vision!!

Feb 25 2020

Review for Dr. Morris

Regina Williams Feb 19 2020

Review for Dr. Gilmer

Dr. Farley is the best doctor I've ever had. He's caring and sweet. He listens and genuinely feels empathy for his patients. We LOVE Dr. Farley!!!

Feb 10 2020

Review for Dr. Farley

Kelly Richey Feb 08 2020

Review for Dr. Morris

Raymond Adams Feb 07 2020

Review for Dr. Gresham

Very compassionate and knowledgeable. Dr Lakhanpal was outstanding when it came to the care of my mother. I appreciate him and his staff for everything they done. My mother was his patient for 10 years. Love his compassion for his work and patients, he cares.

Marsha Lynn Feb 06 2020

Review for Dr. Lakhanpal

Dr. Sciacca has always been a very caring person. My son Anthony Howard has been going to him for around 20 years and we don’t plan on going anywhere else until Dr. Sciacca retires.

Rita Howard Feb 03 2020

Review for Dr. Sciacca

Very uncaring doctor. Rushes in and out. Isn’t thorough in explanations. Doesn’t try to help you get the medical help you need. Doesn’t really seem to care about your medical needs. Had to find another doctor.

Jane Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Williams

Its been 16 years and still cancer free. Thanks to a great dr

Ken Jan 28 2020

Review for Dr. Lakhanpal

His plan is filled with good things for you embrace it.

Rob Jan 28 2020

Review for Dr. Long

Sherita Mines Jan 25 2020

Review for Dr. Pava

Very patient and kind Dermatologist. Spoke to my mother about her skin cancer and made her feel very comfortable. Highly recommend him. Very good office staff as well. Everyone looks happy to be working there.

Jan 22 2020

Review for Dr. Walters

Jim Jan 19 2020

Review for Dr. Orr

He is caring, compassionate and helps you feel at ease with issues that can be difficult to discuss.

Keith Mitchell Jan 19 2020

Review for Dr. Christine

Bill Brothers Jan 18 2020

Review for Dr. Orr

Was eager to help, listens to your concerns, very professional, excellent bedside manners. Very comfortable with Dr Steinmetz and his staff.

Ryan Howell Jan 18 2020

Review for Dr. Steinmetz

Dr Martin is very kind and has an excellent mannerism. He takes time, explains, and answers all of your questions with patience. He is very thorough. So glad I chose to see him for my knee injury. Very pleasant experience, Highly Recommend this Practice.

Kimberly Johnson Jan 17 2020

Review for Dr. Martin

I have been his patient for many years and will continue to see him. He is a very good doctor

Pat Hill Jan 17 2020

Review for Dr. Robbins

He did not listen to me or care about my concerns. During surgery he did exactly what I didn't want him to do. Now I have blood clots all down my neck and shoulder. He did not even care to see me after surgery or discuss details with me. I'm very upset.

Mrs. Vann Jan 16 2020

Review for Dr. Harris

He did the Superion procedure on my back and has given me much release pain. I have been going to him since 1997.

Jkg Jan 15 2020

Review for Dr. Goodman

Very knowledgable and concerned. Didnt just brush me off when I told him what I was experiencing. Helped me get answers and that means the world. While one might think that is a given with a doctor, that has not been my experience in the past.

Kim in Cropwell Jan 10 2020

Review for Dr. Shaffer

Shay Green Jan 10 2020

Review for Dr. Harris

Renee Boyd Jan 08 2020

Review for Dr. Mallempati

I couldn't be happier!!! After 30 years of putting up with poor vision due to massive floaters, Dr Morris cured me. I found him to have wonderful bedside manner. He listened to me and took a lot of time explaining how the procedure was performed and what the expected results were. JW

Jan 05 2020

Review for Dr. Morris

Doctor Diethelm is a knowledgeable physician with a great bedside manner! He is quiet personable and answers questions with mildness. Yes I would recommend him and already have to several. In my view, he's the best in his field of medicine! Mary Jacque (MJ)

Mary Jacque (MJ) Dec 15 2019

Review for Dr. Diethelm

Dr Orr is absolutely wonderful. He took excellent care of my mom. He’s very professional but very caring. He prayed with her before her surgery which meant so much to us. He’s awesome! We HIGHLY recommend him. Thanks Dr. Orr.

Daphne Wideman(Glenda Denton) Nov 27 2019

Review for Dr. Orr

Dr. Schmitt is an awesome surgeon! Very nice, knowledgeable and professional! He did my sleeve gastrectomy surgery in August and was wonderful!! Great, GREAT Surgeon! Go see him! :)

Brittany L Nov 27 2019

Review for Dr. Schmitt

The best thoracic surgeon in Alabama. His skill level is second to none. He trained under one of the best Dr. Pacifi co at UAB. He also saved my life. A great great doctor.

Nov 26 2019

Review for Dr. Casterline

Dr. Robbins listens well. Staff is good with calling in prescriptions. A clean professional doctors office.

Lee Dailey Nov 26 2019

Review for Dr. Robbins

Multiple visits. Extremely honest and helpful. Will continue to use and highly recommend.

Michael Yeskevicz Nov 24 2019

Review for Dr. Harris

Very professional and friendly he knows exactly what you need the staff is also friendly

Nov 22 2019

Review for Dr. Long

LISA Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. Schmitt

Cathy Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. Schmitt

I have been referred and ins approved but can't talk to anyone to get an appointment guess I just have t ok suffer with a pin and ed nerve.

Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. Berke

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Long for my pre-op visit. He was very knowledgeable about the entire procedure. He also took adequate time in asking me questions in addition to asking me if I had any questions. I would recommend him to anyone.

Connie Arender Nov 20 2019

Review for Dr. Long

The office personnel were wonderful. All were very efficient and professional. Dr. Long and his PA were both awesome. Answered all my questions patiently and efficiently. It was a 5 star visit!

Nov 20 2019

Review for Dr. Long

Dr. Foster is a very caring physician. He listens to your concerns and makes you feel at ease.

Karen Stanfield Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Foster

Steve Love Nov 18 2019

Review for Dr. Gresham

Dr. Miller is a great doctor. She has helped me get my Thyroid optimal and I now I feel much better. She is very knowledgeable and listens to your symptoms and concerns. She is 2 hours away from me but worth the drive. I highly recommend her to everyone.

Kathleen Crane Nov 17 2019

Review for Dr. Miller

5 Stars! I love Dr. Miller because she actually listens to you! She spends time to hear what is wrong and thinks out of the box to help you! I highly recommend!

Ainsliepilates Nov 17 2019

Review for Dr. Miller

I've been a patient of Dr Miller's for several years. She helped solve issues that other doctors were unable to help me with. I highly recommend her.

Lorrie Rogers Nov 17 2019

Review for Dr. Miller

She is knowledgeable and caring.

Trussville, AL - Nov 17 2019

Review for Dr. Miller

Dr Miller is the first doctor I have had that I feel actually cares about her patients.

Nov 17 2019

Review for Dr. Miller

Dr. Miller is kind, caring, compassionate and smart. She is the best doctor I have ever seen and I am 69 years old.

Nov 17 2019

Review for Dr. Miller

Dr. Melanie Millier literally saved my life. She will go the extra mile to find out what is wrong with you and doesn't just give you a prescription or recommend surgery.

Judy stiff-REALTOR Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. Miller

Dr. David Ashley is awesome! His staff is great as well. He had to pull an abscessed tooth I had only four weeks after I had a heart attack. But the tooth was infected and had to go. He was SO CALM and comforting. His follow up was stellar as well. He is the BEST!

Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. Ashley

Dr Greene is always very thorough and makes you comfortable. I love love love him and his nurse. He has been my dr for as long as I can remember. Did I mention he goes above and beyond. Very good Dr

Nov 08 2019

Review for Dr. Greene

Have had several visits. Consult, surgery and follow up. The procedure went great and my life has changed along with my wife's. Very pleased

James W Parsons Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Christine

Steve Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Long

Steven Love Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Long

Oct 30 2019

Review for Dr. Long

Insulting comments when your just trying to get help for your injury. I would not recommend Dr Hofammann at all.

Stw Oct 26 2019

Review for Dr. Hofammann

MEB Hayden, AL Oct 26 2019

Review for Dr. Frey

Oct 25 2019

Review for Dr. Malik

I had my first appointment with Dr.Mcclure today. He was thorough and an absolute great listener. I can’t wait until my next session

Shadarrian Hall Oct 23 2019

Review for Dr. McClure

Dr. Green is one of the best primaries I have ever had. Wonderful bedside manner, attentive, truly concerned for his patients. My whole family uses him. It took me years to find a new doctor I like and I am very happy with Dr. Green and Southview.

Oct 23 2019

Review for Dr. Green

My visits are always great She is a very looking and caring Doctor.

Patricia Coleman Oct 19 2019

Review for Dr. Hickman

Location

St. Vincent's East

50 Medical Park Dr E, Birmingham, AL 35235

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