La Palma Intercommunity Hospital

63%

Patients that would definitely recommend
7% 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™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™, and more.

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

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™ (2020)

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

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

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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61%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
8% lower than the national average

63%

Would definitely recommend
7% 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%70%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%72%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%59%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%41%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%63%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%50%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%78%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Hugh has been my primary physician for 25yrs. His bedside manner, professionalism, and availability have been the primary reason for my continued patronage. It's my privilege to be served by him and to call him my physician he cares. Thank you, Dr. Hugh.

Chereda Hardaway-Dalton Sep 02 2020

Review for Dr. Hugh

Dr. Norman Kuo was my most trusted family doctor for over 30 years but unfortunately he retired end of June 2020

Michael Aug 20 2020

Review for Dr. Kuo

Consult if this is your LAST resort

Rebecca Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Johnson

He isn’t insensitive for a shrink! Beware!

Jul 13 2020

Review for Dr. Johnson

This doctor treated me at Lakewood and was extremely rude to me and the staff. He really needs to be dealt with by management.

Jul 12 2020

Review for Dr. Dahiya

Kconner Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Smith

Tara Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Dahiya

Rachel E Ross Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Scheier

My husband and I love her, we miss her so much, she is a good doctor, friendly and professional and listen to you.

Rosa Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. von Ins

The worst experience I have ever had with a doctor. He said my brother needed surgery for a break in is arm to put a plate in. 3 other doctors said all he needed was a cast. I will be filing a complaint about him.

Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Ahn

I think that he’s a very caring Dr. I really Don’t think these people have encountered Dr.Johnson for Real this Dr. cares about his patients and their concerns.

Cici Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Johnson

Poor

Linda Barrios Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Sacapano

Nader Khashan May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Rajudin

Sidney Morales May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Cruz

Dr. Fischman has been treating my Mom for over 15 yrs. He and his staff are very attentive, caring and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a Nephrologist.

Pamela Sundelius May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Fischman

Very prompt and professional! Very knowledgeable of my situation and condition. Took time to explain my situation with me and my family and constantly give us updates. I would highly recommend Dr. Johnson

May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Johnson

Robert Calderon May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Tanios

Very knowledgeable and compassionate. Always a pleasure to see Dr. Joe! Best PCP I HAVE SEEN.

Richardsilva Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Ireifej

I have seen Dr. Mason for regular physicals as well as pre-opp health check. She has been very responsive and incredibly helpful explaining what I need to know.

Jim Apr 13 2020

Review for Dr. Mason

My name is Rosa Arevalo l live utah and I want to know how is doing

Apr 12 2020

Review for Dr. Kuo

Amazing, thank you all!

Michael Sevilla Apr 06 2020

Review for Dr. Scheier

Dr Fawwaz is a great doctor and he delivered all my children and he is a caring and compassionate doctor.

Mar 30 2020

Review for Dr. Fawwaz

Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Scheier

I am New client , Calling the office Manager at least 10 times and left a message the doctor call me , NO PHONE CALLS AT ALL!!!!!!!! I DO NOT KNOW IF THE DOCTOR AWARE WAHAT IS HAPPING IN HIS OFFICE!!!!! DR . NICK is Amazing , but the staff is unprofessional

Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Nick

Luis Jan 23 2020

Review for Dr. Cortes

Jan 22 2020

Review for Dr. Mason

DeaJay Jan 13 2020

Review for Dr. Deo

Pernitha Nov 13 2019

Review for Dr. Hsu

I just had my second laser surgery with Dr. Dang. I see very well now. I also realized all the negative reviews of the man just did not fit the man I met who was very courteous and soft spoken, and obviously able to do his job well, as well.

Lyman Chan Oct 15 2019

Review for Dr. Dang

Horrible bedside manner, and incredibly rude staff! Don’t waste your time there and find a doctor who actually cares about his patients.

Oct 08 2019

Review for Dr. Liu

Excellent doctor, helpful and friendly, period

Ed C Sep 28 2019

Review for Dr. Mason

Staff have no people skills they dont call to let you know whats going on with appointments but over all doctor explains whats going to happen at surgery ill be back after surgery to let you folks know how my surgery went..

Sep 11 2019

Review for Dr. Hifumi

John H. Aug 17 2019

Review for Dr. Belczyk

Aug 11 2019

Review for Dr. von Ins

Excellent with my family ??

Brandon Jul 30 2019

Review for Dr. Hsu

Jun 10 2019

Review for Dr. Scheier

Dr GADSON pays close attention to details. Very kind and funny concernerned for overall wellbeing. Great find.!!!!!!

Crystal in Baldwin Hills - Jun 01 2019

Review for Dr. Johnson

May 28 2019

Review for Dr. Nick

It was great experience, Dr. gives that personal touch and spend so much time with you, great team every on is nice and courteous

May 15 2019

Review for Dr. Omar

When are you open and hours every time I call it says to leave a message

May 14 2019

Review for Dr. Alamy

He isn’t very understanding when elderly patients require certain pain meds. When they are hospitalized he just refuses to give them medications they have been on for years. I guess he doesn’t care if they have withdrawals. He isn’t to concerned for the patient well being.

Apr 30 2019

Review for Dr. Victoria

an idiot, wrong diagnosis, wrong medication, doesnt care, doesnt know what he's doing - beware

Apr 24 2019

Review for Dr. Johnson

Do not recommend this person. Get a second opinion. He does not follow up or seem to care one bit and charges a lot and very financailly motivated. Extremely poor manners. In my view he is a shame to medical profession. He appears to be fit, greedy and very arrogant.

Apr 24 2019

Review for Dr. Iraniha

Awesome exrerience

Apr 19 2019

Review for Dr. Ireifej

Poor bedside manner. He didn’t seem interested in answering my questions. The physical assessment he did was completely inadequate.

CA - Apr 06 2019

Review for Dr. Deo

She removed my implants a little over 2 years ago. I couldn't be happier. What a talented surgeon.

Mar 28 2019

Review for Dr. Smith

I highly recommend Dr. Morales. He takes the time of explaining treatment in detail to his patiens. I had surgery in Jan 2019 everything went smooth. Thank you again Dr. Morales YOUR THE BEST!

Elba in Paramount, CA - Mar 22 2019

Review for Dr. Morales

Seems to only care about scheduling multiple and unnecessary appointments to collect co-payments and bill insurance companies. Would never refer him and will never return to his office.

Feb 06 2019

Review for Dr. Shoukair

I have been a patient of Dr. Morales for years. He delivered 3 of my wonderful children. He has a friendly staff that always makes me feel welcome and his office has accommodating hours for patient visits.

MsKhoy in SantaFeSprings , CA - Feb 05 2019

Review for Dr. Morales

Dr. Cortez operated on my surgically repaired shoulder to remove a plate along with the screws. The operation was a success as well as the plastic surgery which was flawless. Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones in West Covina, CA - Feb 03 2019

Review for Dr. Cortes

Matt in Buena Park, CA - Jan 12 2019

Review for Dr. Samson

Chris in Emery - Dec 28 2018

Review for Dr. Iraniha

Dr.Fawwaz is a really good doctor he delivered 3 of my children .. as well as the nurse and staff that work with him in the office they have allways been really nice and kind to me ....

CA - Dec 21 2018

Review for Dr. Fawwaz

My GP Dr since 2010 for SSD. Trauma victim survivor and she’s staff at St Mary’s.

Senor Philipe in Long Beach , CA - Dec 13 2018

Review for Dr. Contractor

Zildjian lopez in Buena park, CA - Dec 08 2018

Review for Dr. Pugach

One of the rudest doctor I have seen in my life. Treats her patients so bad , and is always annoyed by the patients. She only cares about the money and will treat you differently depending on your insurance. Less than 0 stars is what I would give her if I could!

Dec 01 2018

Review for Dr. Iqbal

John R in Whittier, CA - Nov 25 2018

Review for Dr. Pugach

Completely unconcerned about patients wellbeing. Doesnt know what he's talking about. Only concerned with shoving people thru the system so he can go admire himself in a mirror as often as possible.

Nov 24 2018

Review for Dr. Johnson

Nov 22 2018

Review for Dr. Iqbal

Steph J. in CA - Nov 01 2018

Review for Dr. Morales

I've been his patient for about 10 years. He's very thorough, explains everything in detail and his staff is pleasant and very helpful.

Mary F. in La Palma - Oct 29 2018

Review for Dr. Hartstein

Cynthia negrete in Huntington beach - Oct 23 2018

Review for Dr. Johnson

Honest trustworthy loyal depenabale promt

Crystal Monique Johnson in La, CA - Oct 01 2018

Review for Dr. Johnson

I’m so grateful to have him as my doctor! He’s an excellent doctor that really cares about his patients. He’s very kind, caring, good bedside manners, listens/answers questions without making you feel rushed. Overall he is an excellent provider! I highly recommend him!

Chino Hills - Sep 22 2018

Review for Dr. Nick

Doris in Newport, CA - Sep 02 2018

Review for Dr. Smith

Chad in CA - Aug 13 2018

Review for Dr. Pugach

Excellent doctor always there for you!!

Aug 07 2018

Review for Dr. Devaraj

Jul 21 2018

Review for Dr. Afrasiabi

Morasan in ORANGE, CA - Jul 12 2018

Review for Dr. Scarpino

Very professional. Excellent in handling his patients. !

Jun 26 2018

Review for Dr. Morales

He was the rudest, nastiest doctor I have ever see. I have never experienced being treated so terribly by anyone in my 55 years of living. I would definitely NOT recommend anyone if color to have him as your doctor.

Shirl Jun 09 2018

Review for Dr. Scheier

He takes the time, listens and cares. Very knowledgeable with amazing bedside manner. His staff is very polite.

Apr 26 2018

Review for Dr. Nick

Dr. Ireifej takes his time to listen to my concerns about my health. He takes his time to educate me about about my health and the medications I take. Super pleasant and I highly recommend him as a provider.

Melissa Brown in Orange, CA - Apr 18 2018

Review for Dr. Ireifej

Very professional and helpful!

Downey,California - Apr 13 2018

Review for Dr. Morales

No empathy for her patients! Rude doctor and staff!! If you’re older do not see this doctor!!! Worst experience in my lifetime. Didn’t know a Doctor could be so unprofessional!!

Apr 07 2018

Review for Dr. Mason

Joanna Perez in Anaheim, CA - Mar 22 2018

Review for Dr. von Ins

Excellent! Couldnt ask for more. Very knowledgeable. Best doctor!

V. Fama in Simi Valley - Mar 18 2018

Review for Dr. Victoria

A doctor who actually listens. Shes great needs a raise. LOL

Marichal tucker in Bellflower ca - Mar 04 2018

Review for Dr. Hsu

Peter in La Palma, CA - Feb 23 2018

Review for Dr. Mason

My daughter was in pain and had to take her in the ER. Dr.Morales did emergency Surgery ( laparotomy with right Oopherectomy ). It was very successful and we are very happy and thankful for him. My daughter is recovering pretty good"

Maria C in Paramount - Feb 17 2018

Review for Dr. Morales

Dr. Mason is the best! Kind, caring, loving. I highly recommend her! ???????

Araceli Feb 14 2018

Review for Dr. Mason

Excellent Doctor.

Jan 11 2018

Review for Dr. Tanios

Vitia Villegas in Lakewood Ca - Jan 10 2018

Review for Dr. Hartstein

Excellent doctor. Completely cured my hair loss after six sessions of scalp Acupuncture and the use of his miracle herbal scalp spray. I’m fully cured now and my hair has fully stopped falling and my scalp is no longer inflammed or painful. 100% cures and grateful.

Hana in Ca - Jan 09 2018

Review for Joonyong Choi

was accomodated right away. he is very nice doctor. made me comfortable

Meda B Dec 29 2017

Review for Dr. Morales

Was given on-time proper care and Dr. Morales is very professional.

Theresa P Dec 28 2017

Review for Dr. Morales

He was referred to me by my friend was hesitant at first but he made me comfortable and took time to explain my situation. Great doctor No wonder he has a lot of patient he cares sincerely. .

Natalie Eclaire Dec 27 2017

Review for Dr. Morales

Jay G. Dec 22 2017

Review for Dr. Morales

Great Doctor ! He attends to your needs right away! Very professional with his dealings.

Janna Park Dec 19 2017

Review for Dr. Morales

I am currently a patient in the hospital under his care. He has not come to see me and has placed orders and made clinical judgements on my care without seeing our speaking to me. Having been in the medical field myself for offer 30 years, I find this to be substandard care.

Long Beach - Dec 18 2017

Review for Dr. Marfatia

Dr. Hugh has a great bedside manner and is thorough & knowledgeable. He provides appropriate referrals when needed. Has a great sense of humor, too! The office is well run and the staff is friendly and very competent.

Deborah Wright in Long Beach - Dec 12 2017

Review for Dr. Hugh

Whittier, CA - Dec 12 2017

Review for Dr. Cruz

Terrible experience, he recommended an angioplasty for my father before making sure that he really needs it. Angioplasty is a invasive procedure with risks, it only should be prescribed when other exams as ECG or Echocardiogram stress has abnormal results which was not my father's case.

Anaheim, CA - Dec 04 2017

Review for Dr. Devaraj

Cecille Chan in Mira Loma - Dec 02 2017

Review for Dr. Kuo

Anaheim - Nov 29 2017

Review for Dr. Omar

Dr.Fawwaz is a good doctor very professional staff is very friendly and helpful. My two delivery’s went well I will definitely recommend him to any friends or family !

Ileana in Los Angeles, CA - Nov 02 2017

Review for Dr. Fawwaz

Location

La Palma Intercommunity Hospital

7901 Walker St, La Palma, CA 90623

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