La Palma Intercommunity Hospital

67%

Patients that would definitely recommend
3% lower than the national average


La Palma Intercommunity Hospital is a medical facility located in La Palma, CA. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™.

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

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

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

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

1 rating was better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital

11 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • 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
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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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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67%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
2% lower than the national average

67%

Would definitely recommend
3% lower than the national average

La Palma Intercommunity Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%71%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%75%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%56%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%78%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%39%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%70%66%

La Palma Intercommunity Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%48%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%79%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

he was half an hour late for my appointment. Very knowledgeable and personable

Pamela D Aug 03 2021

Review for Dr. Fischman

He is very nice doesn't rush through your appointment he makes me feel like he cares

Esther Quesada Jul 20 2021

Review for Dr. Victoria

Nicholas Sellers Jun 30 2021

Review for Dr. Scheier

He’s incredible! Amazing doctor!

Jun 24 2021

Review for Dr. Beltran

Jun 24 2021

Review for Dr. Samson

Location

La Palma Intercommunity Hospital

7901 Walker St, La Palma, CA 90623

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