Sharp Memorial Hospital

84%

Patients that would definitely recommend
14% 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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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)

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

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bariatric (weight loss) surgery

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 better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

11 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
  • Respiratory failure 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
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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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84%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
15% higher than the national average

84%

Would definitely recommend
14% higher than the national average

Sharp Memorial Hospital

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%83%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%67%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%90%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%59%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%68%66%

Sharp Memorial Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%63%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%78%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

My visit was to follow up my health checking and was great. Thank you for your great services...... God bless you and your wonderful staff.

Wahab Ashoor Jul 13 2020

Review for Dr. Prabaker

It was follow up checking and every thing was great. Thank you

Jul 13 2020

Review for Dr. Prabaker

I can't understand the person with the one-star review. I found out 2 days ago that I have an enormous lipoma on my lower leg. I was anxious to rule out cancer. He fit me in today and I found him to be extremely interested and eager to inform me and answer my questions.

Laura Ember Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Hammel

Dr. Magnusson is the best doctor I’ve had. She’s compassionate and I have been able to trust her expertise over and over. She cares a lot about her patients. I drive an hour to see her because I don’t think I’ll find another doctor that will match her. :)

Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Magnusson

Ever so grateful to have Dr. Shega as my dermatologist. He is simply the best! Excellent treatment, smart, knowledgeable, caring. His office staff are very helpful too, follow up with details, and take care of patients. I would highly recommend Dr. Shega.

Susan Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Shega

Awsome cataract surgeon! I see better now than I ever did!

Michael Sean Glew Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Prestera

Sara Chaban Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Bawa

Guita H. Jul 06 2020

Review for Dr. Hess

Dr Gupta is the best doctor I have met. She is very knowledgeable, attentive, professional, and proactive.

Larisa G. Jul 05 2020

Review for Dr. Gupta

Very through been coming here for a few years now I have never had any problems

Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Prabaker

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

Denise C. Taylor Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Ostrup

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

Best MD anywhere. He is smart and compassionate. Love his office too.

Debra J Gloss Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Ehlers

Came to know about Dr from my family reference. Dr is so patient In listening to every detail and We feel so comfortable to explain. Also I am glad I am able to do televisits even though from different city. I really like his office staff and glad we were referred to him and highly recommend.

Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Sathpathy

I know I am in good hands with Dr. Schultzel whenever I go to him for my knee injections. He is always kind and puts me at ease before he delivers the injections. He gets it right every time!

Margaret Karen Daley Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

My experience with Dr Prabaker is great. I am very please with him.

Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Prabaker

Was very professional. Very satisfied with all the answers to my questions.

Raul Trujillo Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Prabaker

Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Pillar

Sandra Mikolajewski Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Prabaker

Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Boone

Dr. Schultzel Is very excellent at what he does as well as kind, personable and focused on you as his patient. My shoulder surgery was pain-free and extremely successful.

Nicholas Houze Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

ethan zachadnyk Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Levinsohn

She is absolutely terrible. She lacks empathy for her patients and for those who have had a stroke, she encourages them to not do physical therapy when it is clearly necessary. If it's possible, I would recommend you to find another doctor.

Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Nguyen

Deborah Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Sanchez-Mejia

Very friendly and compassion.

Lee david Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Amiri

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

Very good at documenting and explaining your health status and approaches to helping your health problems. Very personable and is good listener.

Murray Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Levinson

I broke my leg and really thought my leg would be ruined for the rest of my life but Dr. Smith's expertise and knowledge saved me. I am so grateful for him!

Tayler W. Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Smith

Very hard to get into her office. Receptionist never picked up the phone and always wanted to sale me weigh management products. It felt like being a doctor was not a priority.

Jun 07 2020

Review for Dr. Hamidi

I was a patient of hers when she was in Escondido, in 2002 and from 2007 to 2013. She was so caring and very knowledgeable . My insurance changed in 2014, so I needed to find a different doctor. I was very sad, because she was (is)the best. Glad to know she is still in the San Diego area.

Donna Ablard Jun 07 2020

Review for Dr. Tremain

He’s straight forward and right to the point. He listens and is positive/encouraging. He’s genuine and I trust he’s making the right decisions for me, like a guardian angel.

Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Sathpathy

DrVarmaFan Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Varma

The best in every way.

Jim in Rancho Santa fe Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Chadha

Excellent

Oscar Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Pillar

May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Ostrup

January 5, 2012 Total left arthroplasty(hip replacement) I Love my HIP! No pain, no problems. Bicycle 15 to 40 miles on any given day :) Great team.

I love my hip! May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Jankiewicz

He got rid of a decade full of pain in 5 minutes. I am so grateful to him for that....

Rosaria Diaz May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Dentico-Olin

Excelent neurocirujano y ser humano

Ysela Camarena May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Sanchez-Mejia

Preop consultation was very satisfying and I went into surgery with confidence .Dr. .has a great manner, and I was well cared for. Excellent experiece.

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Maurer

Liz Baker May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

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

Dr. Mark is incredible. His professionalism and talent as a surgeon is epic. He removed a hard ganglion cyst from my wrist/joint without any issues, and my scar will most likely completely go away on its own. Thank you again for everything, Dr. Shultzel!

Kyle P. May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Clean, quiet waiting room. Staff was knowledgeable, timely and attentive. Exam rooms were clean, bright and large. Dr. Kearse didn't keep me waiting. He is calm, patient and attentive. I like him.

Erin Kessling Graham May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Kearse

Stanley Krute May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Pokala

May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Ostrup

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

Dr. Dale Martin has been my dermatologist for over 15 years now and I've always been treated fair, with kindness and professionalism. The waiting room, office and clinic is clean and well kept. The receptionist usually will call a few days prior to an appointment with a reminder text or email.

Lawrence E. C. age 56 May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Martin

Dr. Schultzel did a wonderful job taking care of my hemorrhoids and getting me in for my colonoscopy. He used the rubber band ligation to fix my condition. He took care of all my problems. I am very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommended him.

May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Richard Tufo May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Moussavian

Mary Carlblom May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Pejavar

May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Elias

Dr. Goldsztein is an amazing doctor. He performed my cochlear implant surgery 2 months ago. He explains everything well, he’s so kind and soft spoken. His bedside manner is great. He did a flawless job on my surgery and preserved what hearing I had left in my ear. A literal amazing doctor.

Kailey May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Goldsztein

May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Great staff, very professional. No wait times, I enjoy my visits here.

Louie Capodanno May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Shega

May 11 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Sofia May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Gertser

Alaa Elsadek May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Jackie May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Keller

May 04 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Always quick on time and friendly

May 04 2020

Review for Dr. Prabaker

Dr Dao is an incredible eye Dr. Extremely knowledgeable Spend time with you never in a rush and explains things very clear He has done cataract surgery on me with incredible result His staff is friendly and knowledgeable Dr Dao Is highly qualified and very pleasant Dr.

Nina Thomsen May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Dao

Alan May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Ostrup

Outstanding Dr! He gave clear detailed explanations and kept an easing positive attitude. My entire experience was exactly as he told me it would be and I am recovering without any complications. Highly recommend him if you need something fixed.

Dwight Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Always caring and smiling!

Apr 29 2020

Review for Aleksandr Filen

Not reccomended

Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Tesar

One of the most compassionate and brilliant doctors I know.

Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Amiri

Carol Apr 26 2020

Review for Dr. Gordon

Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. First

Very respect full

Sadia Bastole Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Prabaker

Dr. Schultzel and his team are absolutely amazing. They were very compassionate about an uncomfortable situation and over the course of a few months, the procedures Dr. Schultzel performed have completely changed my quality of day-to-day life, and I am so grateful for that.

Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Oleg Barshak Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Roberts

Patricia A Reinhardt Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Cielo Apr 20 2020

Review for Dr. Kavy

his office is as shabby as the doctor

Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. VanNoord

Dr. Schultzel had performed a gall bladder removal robotic surgery on me. It was my first surgery and I felt very confident on his skills and his attention to my followup visits. I can't wait for my next procedure for a hernia repair with the good doctor later this year.

Alex Goglanian - April, 2020 Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Lund

Dr. Schultzel performed a robotical hernia repair. Once inside, he found 6 different sites and repaired them all. Very little pain and no complications afterward. Great doctor and staff.

Ted Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

My first visit with Dr Paul was recently and I felt really comfortable. He has a very good bed side Manor. Liked him alot .

Sandra Sandecki Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Paul

A truly terrible experience - over two weeks suffering acute symptoms and I could not get anything done or even be seen in a timely and compassionate fashion. I am leaving this practice filled with a sense of profound disgust and frustration.

Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Prabaker

Ken Purvis Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Downing

My experience was amazing. I started at almost 300 lbs 10 years ago and went down to 140 then leveled to 175lbs. I am happy at my weight and am an avid jogger now. Dr. Callery knows his stuff and if you stick to the nutritionists recommended eating habits you will be just fine.

Samara Ramirez Apr 08 2020

Review for Dr. Callery

Mike Miller Apr 06 2020

Review for Dr. Sherman

BY Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

fantastic best of the best

LARRY Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Shirazi

Dr. Schultzel was very informative regarding my surgery. I felt very at ease and confident with him preforming the surgery . My recovery has taken long but all as expected by Dr and my treatment.

Cecilia Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Dr. Dysart listens. Then he thinks. Then he responds. The very best Doctor ever.

Mar 28 2020

Review for Dr. Dysart

Who cares. Not this doctor. Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Broudy

Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

zasa Mar 24 2020

Review for Dr. Moyer

I called for a Telehealth visit and the flow was so smooth as if it was a face to face encounter. The staff are so efficient and so comforting. I was given a return visit promptly.

Mar 24 2020

Review for Dr. Prabaker

Kieche Mar 23 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Location

Sharp Memorial Hospital

7901 Frost St, San Diego, CA 92123