Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

66%

Patients that would definitely recommend
4% lower 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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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (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 Critical Care Award™ (2020, 2018)

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

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

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

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

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

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bariatric (weight loss) surgery

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

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

2 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • 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
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
Learn more about patient safety ratings

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).

Learn more about patient experience
66%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
3% lower than the national average

66%

Would definitely recommend
4% lower than the national average

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%79%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%76%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%62%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%84%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%51%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%56%66%

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%49%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%65%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Heung has been my doctor for over 5 years. He is excellent; one of the best of my life.

Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Heung

Doctor Rice is very professional. She is very bright and thoughtful. She explains everything she is doing thoroughly. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends. First rate. Great staff too. .

Janice Barry Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Rice

I am so grateful to have Dr. Alladawi as my gynecologist. He's very informative, patient, caring and humble. I wished I had've found him sooner. Thank you so much to Dr. Alladawi & his wonderful staff.

T.Massengill Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Alladawi

Susan L. G. Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Tradonsky

He is a great doctor and he really cares about his patients. He listens and does his best to help, he really wants to help people and it shows

Elizabeth Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. VanNoord

Shaunte C. Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Tradonsky

Respectful, knowledgeable,

Lucy P. Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Tradonsky

Wonderful

D S. Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Tradonsky

Careful and skillful surgeon. Explains procedures in detail. Great followup care. Staff and hospital go above and beyond. Connects on a one-to-one basis, very personable.

Bob O'Neill Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Eastlack

Di Fitts-Shutt Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Fabi

Sheri H. Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Perlman

I saw dr vallone for a bunionectomy and plantar fasciitis. He was great! Wonder bedside manner.

Cassandra Thompson Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Vallone

J. Clark Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Denysiak

Deborah Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Sanchez-Mejia

Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Farris

Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Pelle

I have seen Doctor Brunsting for years now. He is the best doctor I have ever had. He really cares about my well being. He explains everything and is open for suggestions. He really listens. He is caring and maintains his professonalism. Scripps should give him an award for all that he does.

Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Brunsting

HE IS THE MOST COMPETENT, CARING DOCTOR WE HAVE EVER WORKED WITH. He is totally devoted to his patients and their overall well being. You are in excellent hands with Dr. Thomas!

Phyllis Kopp Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

Mariana Tihova Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Cu-Unjieng

Extremely knowledgeable and caring.

Douglas VanderHeide Jun 07 2020

Review for Dr. Eastlack

The best in every way.

Jim in Rancho Santa fe Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Chadha

l. mariano Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Farris

Dr. Bronner cares deeply for every one of his patients and digs deep to make sure he covers all bases. He doesn't just look at one result and decide, he makes sure to really dig deep and consider all things when suggesting treatment.

Cristi Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Handwerger

Linda Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Coufal

Just completed a Teledoc visit with Dr. Shabanian. It was a wonderful experience. She took the time to discuss all matters related to my issue. She even took questions from my wife. I highly recommend her

Alan Simsovic May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Shabanian

I'm happy with his office and staff

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Alladawi

Excelent neurocirujano y ser humano

Ysela Camarena May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Sanchez-Mejia

Mariana Tihova May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Fabi

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Austin

Totally ignored patients symptoms. Tried to turf the patient. No resolution with this hack of an MD. Don't go to him! Written by Nurse Advocate

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Tung

Michael M Casey May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Dubois

Dr. Downing is a very gifted surgeon. I am so very pleased with the outcome of the elbow surgery he performed and the after care I received. His staff is pleasant and knowledgable and willing to help. I wouldn't hesitate in referring him to others.

Janice Nickett May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Downing

Robert Berman May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Hoenecke

Dr.Fabi was able to preform above and beyond expectations. He replaced my hip after having to jump through all the hurdles put in place during the pandemic. Thanks Dr.Fabi.

Timothy Hill May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Fabi

Mike F May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Behr

Amy R. May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Behr

dr. bawa acted like a PIG

durk May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Bawa

Very sweet and highly skilled.

Shannon May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Azer

Richard Tufo May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Moussavian

Judith Alexander May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Eastlack

He is a very good surgeon

Irma E Soria May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Arcovedo

The office is orderly, wait times aren't to bad, and everyone is really nice

May 10 2020

Review for Dr. Alladawi

Dr Handwerger is the most caring Dr i have ever seen. He takes the time to really see how he can help you. He explains it so i can understand it. He will call you to check up on how i'm doing. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr Bronner Handwerger .

Douglas Cramer May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Handwerger

I’m very happy with Dr. Alladawi and his staff. I was treated with respect and professionalism. The staff is very patient and polite. The office environment is clean and welcoming. Very sweet receptionist and nursing staff. I’m very grateful with your Team of professionals!!! Thank you so much,

Dr. Alladawi May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Alladawi

BEST DOCTER IS THE DOODLE AND DOODLER SAYS SOOSLE MC DOODLE BRO

DOODLER Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Hassankhani

Youknowyash Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Chaudhri

Best doctor ever I trust him and believe him and been with him for years he really dose care

Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Torrente

I trust my life with Dr. Mumtaz. She performed 2 operations on me. Carotid endarterectomy and quadruple heart bypass. Very nice and very compassionate. Outstanding indeed.

Nyorly Licup Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Mumtaz

Scott Shankland Apr 27 2020

Review for Dr. Eastlack

Just awesome, caring and a great listener...

Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Alladawi

Most likely. My experience has been very positive and my recovery phenomenal!! I have no pain and I’m able to walk 2+ miles every day.

Gerry Lawrence Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Tayyab

Clete Strausbaugh Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Brunsting

Oleg Barshak Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Roberts

Silvia Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Alb

Julie M. Thomas Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Kashefi

The waiting time was short. The visit was quick and I was well-informed. everyone was professional, clean and polite.

Ernestina Camacho Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Alladawi

mike bowles Apr 19 2020

Review for Dr. Fabi

his office is as shabby as the doctor

Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. VanNoord

This was great and good information

Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Alladawi

Wonder Woman Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Gualtieri

Embarrassed me & used me as example & inviting his disconcerted staff to observe my disability.

Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Bower

He's open to listen to you, and to give a fresh evaluation of your mental conditions. I have improved 100% since I started seeing Dr. Torrente.

WonderWoman Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Torrente

Trish P. Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Behr

Dr Eastlack did an outstanding surgery un my spinal stenosis and i would recommend him to any one that need to have spinal surgery, Not only is he an outstanding surgeon he communicates with you and reviews every thing in laymen terms that you can understand.I want again to thank him, George Peyser

George Peyser Apr 13 2020

Review for Dr. Eastlack

Holli Davis Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Champaneria

TB Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Champaneria

Martin Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Champaneria

Ken Purvis Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Downing

Dr McCandless replaced both of my knees and it changed my life. Great doctor!! I have referred a lot of folks to the Utah office. I was sad to hear he left and moved to California. I guess I'll head to California if my health requires his assistance again!!

Belinda G Buswell Apr 08 2020

Review for Dr. McCandless

Dr Eastlack is outstanding. Conservative in his treatment but I’ve had two different back surgeries with him and both had spectacular results. Great surgeon

Kevin Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. Eastlack

P619MD Apr 06 2020

Review for Dr. Ludwig

fantastic best of the best

LARRY Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Shirazi

Quack! Writes reports the way anyone pays him too. Zero stars.

Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. Tung

HMM165 Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. Dicks

bad. really bad

Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. Schlocker

He was on time, very kind. Listened to what I had to say and questions I asked, he answered them very honestly and to the point. I will be having surgery with Dr Tung in the next few months, he has put my mind at ease.

Aleta Mar 24 2020

Review for Dr. Tung

Karen Mar 22 2020

Review for Dr. Collins

Excellent Physician, very excellent in explaining procedure, wonderful bedside manner, amazing surgeon, had a wonderful outcome, his wonderful team fixed my over 42+degree thoracic/lumbar scoliosis and have changed my life! Would recommend Dr. Eastlack and his team to anyone needing his services!

John J. Buron Mar 22 2020

Review for Dr. Eastlack

Beverley Kelley McGarty Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Roberts

ESM Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Williams

I have known Dr David professionally for many years where I observed him caring for his patients with the utmost compassion and respect Now,I have the pleasure of being treated by Dr David and am experiencing first hand his kind, thoughtful and capable hands

Carol deStefano Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Castillejos-Rios

All these negative reviews trouble me . I think Dr Vapnek is a great doctor

Anthony S Dileva Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Vapnek

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Gualtieri

Very nice and accommodating and goes the extra mile to explain everything. Love his office and will have surgery done by him. Stephanie von Nyssen

Stephanie von Nyssen Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Wrotslavsky

I love this doctor. He fixed my ACL 1 year ago. Knee feels great, back to surfing and skiing. Could not be more satisfied. Went to PT at his office, loved the therapists especially Shane

Vanessa Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Tradonsky

I've been a patient of Dr. Willoughby for several years. He's always pleasant and knowledgeable and the visits are a good experience. I'm very satisfied with the care he provides.

Stephen Mater Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Willoughby

Everyone is great! Office is clean. Very attentive, coffee and water supplied. Dr Brouha is especially good at devising a plan specific to your needs, and explaining it. Great doctor with excellent bedside manner.

Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Brouha

good experience with him talked to me like i was normal person

Nicholas B. Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Toranto

very professional

David S. Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Toranto

His very good, he listened, if I msg dr Tontz he answer within minutes. I feel good with his care very friendly the people he work with are very nice ???? Their facility are clean and quite . It’s always been great so far.??

Msaur Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Tontz Jr

Ken Carpenter Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Wrotslavsky

Amanda Walker Mar 09 2020

Review for Dr. Ungab

Joseph P Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Tradonsky

Compassionate and highly skilled.

Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Udani

Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Price

Besides some numbness I am happy the way things turned out.

Anonymous Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Toranto

Location

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

4077 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103