Kaiser Permanente - Zion Medical Center

76%

Patients that would definitely recommend
6% higher than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

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

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

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

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2017)

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

2 ratings were worse than expected

  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

3 ratings were better than expected

8 ratings were as expected

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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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76%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
7% higher than the national average

76%

Would definitely recommend
6% higher than the national average

Kaiser Permanente - Zion Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%82%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%89%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%68%66%

Kaiser Permanente - Zion Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%51%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%74%73%

Providers

Dr. M Abdou, MD

Neurological Surgery Research

8 Ratings
Dr. M Abdou, MD

Dr. Martin Abelar, DDS

Dentistry

20 Ratings
Dr. Martin Abelar, DDS

Dr. Payam Afshar, MD

Gastroenterology

4 Ratings
Dr. Payam Afshar, MD

Dr. Steve Aguilar, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Steve Aguilar, MD

Dr. Ejaz Ahmed, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Ejaz Ahmed, MD

Dr. Farhana Ahmed, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Farhana Ahmed, MD

Dr. Dennis Andrade, MD

Family Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Dennis Andrade, MD

Dr. David Balch, MD

General Surgery

3 Ratings
Dr. David Balch, MD

Dr. Brian Barrozo, MD

Internal Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Brian Barrozo, MD

Dr. Bradley Bartos, MD

General Surgery

8 Ratings
Dr. Bradley Bartos, MD

Dr. Timothy Bemiller, MD

Gastroenterology

Dr. Timothy Bemiller, MD

Dr. William Bertucci, MD

General Surgery

8 Ratings
Dr. William Bertucci, MD

Dr. Michael Biberstein, MD

Nephrology

1 Ratings
Dr. Michael Biberstein, MD

Dr. Joseph Blatt, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr. Joseph Blatt, MD

Dr. Jacob Boone, MD

Urology

3 Ratings
Dr. Jacob Boone, MD

Dr. Eduardo Borquez, MD

Emergency Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Eduardo Borquez, MD

Joanna Bronkema, CNM

Midwifery

Joanna Bronkema, CNM

Dr. Brent Brown, DO

Internal Medicine

Dr. Brent Brown, DO

Dr. Andrew Busby, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Andrew Busby, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Bush, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Bush, MD

Dr. Gayle Cabalbag, DO

Internal Medicine

Dr. Gayle Cabalbag, DO

Dr. Timothy Canty Jr, MD

Vascular Surgery

4 Ratings
Dr. Timothy Canty Jr, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Cao, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

5 Ratings
Dr. Elizabeth Cao, MD

Dr. Dan Carpiuc, MD

Family Medicine

10 Ratings
Dr. Dan Carpiuc, MD

Dr. Quetzalsol Chacon-Lopez, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Quetzalsol Chacon-Lopez, MD

Dr. Catherine Chang, MD

General Surgery

Dr. Catherine Chang, MD

Dr. Jaime Chen, MD

Gastroenterology

2 Ratings
Dr. Jaime Chen, MD

Dr. Jian Chen, MD

Hematology & Oncology

1 Ratings
Dr. Jian Chen, MD

Dr. Kan Chen, DO

Internal Medicine

Dr. Kan Chen, DO

Dr. Sandry Chendra, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Sandry Chendra, MD

Dr. Yeukkei Cheung, MD

Orthopedics

2 Ratings
Dr. Yeukkei Cheung, MD

Dr. Ian Chong, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Ian Chong, MD

Dr. Michael Clar, MD

General Surgery

2 Ratings
Dr. Michael Clar, MD

Dr. John Clifford, MD

Orthopedics

5 Ratings
Dr. John Clifford, MD

Dr. Susan Corey, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases

Dr. Susan Corey, MD

Dr. Cristian Coroian, MD

Interventional Radiology

Dr. Cristian Coroian, MD

Dr. Christopher Costanza, MD

Gastroenterology

1 Ratings
Dr. Christopher Costanza, MD

Dr. Timothy Craft, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

2 Ratings
Dr. Timothy Craft, MD

Dr. Roberto Cueva, MD

Orthopedic Neck Surgery

5 Ratings
Dr. Roberto Cueva, MD

Dr. Randy Dalugdugan, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases

Dr. Randy Dalugdugan, MD

Dr. Joseph De Armas, DC

Chiropractic

2 Ratings
Dr. Joseph De Armas, DC

Dr. Gregory Deblasi, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

3 Ratings
Dr. Gregory Deblasi, MD

Dr. Jessica Deree, MD

General Surgery

6 Ratings
Dr. Jessica Deree, MD

Dr. Charles Dinerman, MD

General Surgery

2 Ratings
Dr. Charles Dinerman, MD

Dr. Harris Effron, MD

Cardiology

2 Ratings
Dr. Harris Effron, MD

Dr. Preethika Ekanayake, MD

Hospital Medicine

Dr. Preethika Ekanayake, MD

Dr. Lorraine Eubany, MD

Internal Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Lorraine Eubany, MD

Dr. Amilcar Exume, MD

General Surgery

11 Ratings
Dr. Amilcar Exume, MD

Dr. Gina Farinholt, MD

General Surgery

10 Ratings
Dr. Gina Farinholt, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Farrier, MD

General Surgery

7 Ratings
Dr. Jeffrey Farrier, MD

Dr. Steven Feitelberg, MD

Gastroenterology

3 Ratings
Dr. Steven Feitelberg, MD

Dr. Michael Flippin, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

9 Ratings
Dr. Michael Flippin, MD

Dr. Andrew Ghatan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

4 Ratings
Dr. Andrew Ghatan, MD

Dr. Michael Girard, MD

Radiology

Dr. Michael Girard, MD

Dr. Seth Goodman, MD

Interventional Radiology

Dr. Seth Goodman, MD

Dr. Amit Gossain, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Amit Gossain, MD

Dr. Anurag Goyal, MD

Interventional Radiology

Dr. Anurag Goyal, MD

Dr. Daniel Green, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

11 Ratings
Dr. Daniel Green, MD

Dr. Scott Greenway, MD

General Surgery

1 Ratings
Dr. Scott Greenway, MD

Dr. Yevgeniy Grobman, MD

Hospital Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Yevgeniy Grobman, MD

Dr. Ali Haeri, DMD

Periodontics

4 Ratings
Dr. Ali Haeri, DMD

Dr. Kamyar Haghani, MD

Cardiology

6 Ratings
Dr. Kamyar Haghani, MD

Dr. Scott Helmers, MD

Orthopedics

10 Ratings
Dr. Scott Helmers, MD

Dr. Robert Hempton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

3 Ratings
Dr. Robert Hempton, MD

Dr. Kelley Hodgkiss-Harlow, MD

Vascular Surgery

3 Ratings
Dr. Kelley Hodgkiss-Harlow, MD

Dr. Brett Holko, DO

Internal Medicine

Dr. Brett Holko, DO

Dr. Frank Huang, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases

Dr. Frank Huang, MD

Dr. Robert Huang, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Robert Huang, MD

Dr. William Hummel, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

26 Ratings
Dr. William Hummel, MD

Dr. Gordon Hunt, MD

Gastroenterology

Dr. Gordon Hunt, MD

Jarrod Ildesa, LAC

Acupuncture

Jarrod Ildesa, LAC

Dr. Sapna Iyer, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Sapna Iyer, MD

Stephanie Jacobson, CNM

Midwifery

19 Ratings
Stephanie Jacobson, CNM

Dr. Rajiv Jairam, MD

Nephrology

Dr. Rajiv Jairam, MD

Dr. Ulrika Jansson-Schumacher, MD

Gastroenterology

5 Ratings
Dr. Ulrika Jansson-Schumacher, MD

Dr. Pooya Javidan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Pooya Javidan, MD

Dr. Karanjodh Johal, DO

Internal Medicine

Dr. Karanjodh Johal, DO

Dr. Alex Kay, MD

Nephrology

Dr. Alex Kay, MD

Dr. William Keen, MD

Cardiology

1 Ratings
Dr. William Keen, MD

Dr. Christian Kelly, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Christian Kelly, MD

Dr. Arash Kermanshahi, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

3 Ratings
Dr. Arash Kermanshahi, MD

Dr. Bahram Khadivi, MD

Cardiology

1 Ratings
Dr. Bahram Khadivi, MD

Dr. Vishal Khiatani, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Dr. Vishal Khiatani, MD

Dr. Steven Kikolski, MD

Interventional Radiology

Dr. Steven Kikolski, MD

Dr. Hyunsoo Kim, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Hyunsoo Kim, MD

Dr. Jennifer Kimble, MD

Gastroenterology

1 Ratings
Dr. Jennifer Kimble, MD

Dr. Lauraine Kinney, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Lauraine Kinney, MD

Dr. Kimberly Koppenbrink, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Kimberly Koppenbrink, MD

Dr. Leo Kroonen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

1 Ratings
Dr. Leo Kroonen, MD

Dr. Archana Kudva, MD

General Surgery

3 Ratings
Dr. Archana Kudva, MD

Dr. Yong Kwon, MD

Orthopedics

1 Ratings
Dr. Yong Kwon, MD

Dr. Jenna Lavina, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Jenna Lavina, MD

Dr. Hien Le, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Hien Le, MD

Dr. Jae Lee, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Jae Lee, MD

Dr. Kristine Lethert, MD

Hematology & Oncology

2 Ratings
Dr. Kristine Lethert, MD

Dr. Rebecca Levasseur, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Rebecca Levasseur, MD

Provider Reviews

Dr. Mell is a great doctor who obviously knows what he is doing. He is smart and while his technical jargon may not have translated that easily, it did demonstrate how knowledgeable he is in the field. I felt as though I was in good hands under his care.

Oct 07 2019

Review for Dr. Loren Mell, MD

Oct 04 2019

Review for Dr. Loren Mell, MD

Dr. Schultzel has performed two completely successful surgeries for me, on my shoulder two years ago, and my hand six weeks ago. I have to say that because of his superior surgical skills and his genuine care for patients Dr. Schultzel is the only surgeon that I actually look forward to seeing!

Sep 27 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

I miss since he retired ??. Over 20 years of surgeries . No one ever can replace that your wonderful happy man. I’m very fortunate to have him as a surgeon.

in Santee, CA - Sep 27 2019

Review for Dr. Amilcar Exume, MD

Sep 27 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Sep 25 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Very unhappy with surgery results from Dr. Bertucci. His lack of concern post op was so disheartening. I found him flippant and egotistical.

Sep 21 2019

Review for Dr. William Bertucci, MD

Dr. Schultzel did carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand back in May. Not only did he do an amazing job but he left me pretty much without a scar. I really enjoyed having him as my doctor. I look forward to working again with him when I have to so my left hand.

Sep 19 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

in Encinitas , CA - Sep 09 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Sep 05 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Dr. Schultzel performed Carpal Tunnel surgery 6 wks. ago. His surgical skill & patient care were excellent. He will operate on my other hand late this month. I recommend him highly.

Aug 17 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

It was a wonderful experience to have Dr. Schultzel taking care of my biceps surgery. It was done perfectly right. Thank you Doctor for your great attention to my case. Jose Marino

Aug 15 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

in Ramona, CA - Aug 04 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

I really appreciated Dr. Schultzel's professionalism, responsiveness, and attentiveness to my needs throughout the bicep repair process. I thoroughly trust his skills as a physician and surgeon.

Jul 30 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Dr Mohammadi made a best firs impression by his warm greetings and diagnosed my eye condition right away. He was friendly and very knowledgeable.

Jul 24 2019

Review for Dr. Kourosh Mohammadi, MD

I recently recovered from carpal tunnel and elbow surgery, Dr. Schultzel has kept me continually informed from beginning to the present. His expertise, caring style and wonderful communication skills are exceptional. His skill and continual one on one method were the best I've ever been a part of.

Jul 23 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Jul 18 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Jul 17 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Jul 15 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Jul 10 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Dr. Schultzel really puts the time into getting to know his patients and making sure they feel taken care of. I arrived at every appointment with him feeling welcomed and always left with clear instruction and information about my medical plan with him.

Jul 06 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Dr Mark Schultzel is amazing. Wonderful bed side manner. And very knowledgeable about my shoulder condition. Explains everything extremely well. ??

Jul 03 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Dr. Schultzel, is not just friendly, he is patient also. Takes time to answer questions and explain procedures. He contacted staff as needed to meet my needs.

Jun 30 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Jun 28 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Encinitas, CA - Jun 25 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

in Chula Vista, - Jun 24 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

in Ramona, CA - Jun 24 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Jun 18 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

in Los Angeles, CA - Jun 11 2019

Review for Dr. Diana Shiba, MD

in PALOMAR MOUNTAIN, CA - Jun 06 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

San Diego, CA - Jun 02 2019

Review for Dr. Thomas Paluch, MD

in San Diego , CA - Jun 01 2019

Review for Dr. Kristine Lethert, MD

May 26 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

May 23 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

May 22 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

May 22 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

May 18 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

May 17 2019

Review for Dr. Robert McGinn, MD

May 16 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

May 11 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

May 09 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

May 02 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

May 01 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Apr 25 2019

Review for Dr. Jessica Deree, MD

Apr 19 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Apr 15 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Apr 12 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Apr 12 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

I would highly recommend Dr. Schultzel as an Orthopedist. I first saw him in the E.R where he was on call. He operated on me, and also performed a follow up surgery a year later. Though he practices an hour away, I went back because he showed compassion, understanding and understanding.

Apr 11 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Schultzel, MD

Location

Kaiser Permanente - Zion Medical Center

4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, CA 92120