Palomar Medical Center Escondido

72%

Patients that would definitely recommend

2% higher than the national average

Palomar Medical Center Escondido is a medical facility located in Escondido, CA. This hospital has been recognized for America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™, and more.

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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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021, 2020)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™ (2023)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, and upper gastrointestinal surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2023, 2022, 2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2023, 2022, 2021)

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 Spine Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2023, 2022, 2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Excellence Award™

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Excellence Award™ (2023)

Superior clinical outcomes in surgical care across 15 of the most common in-hospital surgical procedures including cardiac, vascular, joint replacement, prostate, spine, and gastrointestinal surgeries

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Surgical Care Excellence Award™

Surgical Care Excellence Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in surgical care across 15 of the most common in-hospital surgical procedures including cardiac, vascular, joint replacement, prostate, spine, and gastrointestinal surgeries

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Critical Care Excellence Award™

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Neurosciences Excellence Award™

Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in stroke care and cranial neurosurgery

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was worse than expected

  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery

5 ratings were better than expected

7 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Critical Care Excellence Award™

Critical Care Excellence Award™

2021

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

Better than Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As 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

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™

2023

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

2022

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™

2021

Neurosciences Excellence Award™

Neurosciences Excellence Award™

2021

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™

2023, 2022, 2021

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

2023, 2022, 2021

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Prostate Removal Surgery

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

Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

2023, 2022, 2021

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

2023, 2022, 2021

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

As Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

As 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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71%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

2% higher than the national average

72%

Would definitely recommend

2% higher than the national average

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%76%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%74%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%55%66%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%57%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%85%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%47%53%

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%53%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%66%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

I received the information and meds before surgery. Surgery went well and my recovery is good, Dr Brummel is someone I would recommend.

Dec 01 2022

Review for Dr. Brummel

Felt well cared for

Dec 01 2022

Review for Dr. Knutson

SV Dec 01 2022

Review for Dr. Knutson

Virginia Nov 30 2022

Review for Dr. Brummel

I had a really good experience throughout my visits to Dr Anthony and though surgery I would highly recommend.

Nov 29 2022

Review for Dr. Anthony

Location

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

2185 Citracado Pkwy, Escondido CA 92029

CallDirections

(442) 281-5000

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Contact Us

2185 Citracado Pkwy

Escondido, CA 92029

Directions

(442) 281-5000