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Baptist Health Fort Smith

Explore care at Baptist Health Fort Smith in Fort Smith, AR, and compare its services, physicians, and hospital ratings on Healthgrades. Find the best healthcare options for your needs, all in one place.

62%

Patient Experience Rating

2% lower than the national average

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

2 ratings were worse than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site

2 ratings were better than expected

9 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Diabetic Emergencies

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

As Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Total Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Outpatient Rotator Cuff Repair

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

As Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

Better than Expected

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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59%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

6% lower than the national average

62%

Would definitely recommend

2% lower than the national average

Baptist Health Fort Smith

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%72%75%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%72%74%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%56%57%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%52%56%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%82%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%40%47%

Baptist Health Fort Smith

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%53%55%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%52%66%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Our first experience with Dr Basham for kidney stone lithotripsy today was positive. He was kind and prepared my son before the surgery and contacted me after the surgery. The hospital and staff were very good . Loved the procedural text messages of his status. Care was taken seriously and...

DJ Jul 18 2024

Review for Dr. Basham

Dr. Moss was very professional, detail oriented, compassionate and listened to all my problems before my surgery and provided me the best anesthesia I’ve ever had, I didn’t even get sick in recovery because she came up with a good plan for my history of nausea and vomiting. I would choose her again...

Jul 13 2024

Review for Dr. Moss

Dr. Wright and his staff were very professional and put my fears at ease. He painlessly fixed my foot problem. I would strongly recommend Dr. Wright to anyone.

Jul 12 2024

Review for Dr. Wright

Didn't listen to anything I was telling her. Dismissive attitude. Received notification about visit and she noted several false items about visit.

Jun 19 2024

Review for Dr. Frisbie

He is wonderful Doctor he listen to me and will run any test needed to help him to treat a patient (me) accordingly! He is a ten (10) star rated Doctor in my opinion!!!

Jun 12 2024

Review for Dr. Zang

Location

Baptist Health Fort Smith

1001 Towson Ave, Fort Smith AR 72901

CallDirections

(479) 441-4000

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Baptist Health Fort Smith located?

Baptist Health Fort Smith is located at 1001 Towson Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Has Baptist Health Fort Smith won any recent awards from Healthgrades?

No, Baptist Health Fort Smith has not won any awards in the past few years. Search for Hospitals on Healthgrades to find more.

Is Baptist Health Fort Smith highly rated with patients?

59% patients recommend this hospital. See Healthgrades for detailed clinical ratings by specialty.

Does Baptist Health Fort Smith score well in safety ratings?

Healthgrades tracks outcome ratings for 13 hospital services. View more details here.

How do I get in at Baptist Health Fort Smith?

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Contact Us

1001 Towson Ave

Fort Smith, AR 72901

Directions

(479) 441-4000