St. Vincent's East

71%

Patients that would definitely recommend
1% 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

4 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

8 ratings were as expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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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

71%

Would definitely recommend
1% 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%64%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%88%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%52%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%69%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

Jul 18 2021

Review for Dr. Christine

Jul 16 2021

Review for Dr. Long

Dr. Marian May Jul 13 2021

Review for Dr. Echemendia

Sorry at Brookwood Jul 12 2021

Review for Dr. Cobb

You may have to wait a bit, but once you see him, Dr Summers will spend as much time with you as you need - just pay attention, because he talks fast!! He is knowledgeable on many topics and truly cares about what he does and who he's treating.

Sally Jul 02 2021

Review for Dr. Summers

Location

St. Vincent's East

50 Medical Park Dr E, Birmingham, AL 35235

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