Griffin Hospital

77%

Patients that would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

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

4 ratings were worse than expected

9 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
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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
75%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
6% higher than the national average

77%

Would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

Griffin Hospital

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%79%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%88%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%72%66%

Griffin Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%57%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%82%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Saw Dr Sandeep Johar, DO last month due to my back and did an exam and he scheduled a transforaminal epidural steroid injection for the 1st of July which is today called me in right away had the shot and was out within seconds no pain at all highly recommend Doctor Sandeep Johar,DO

John w Novi Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Johar

Dr. Lax is the best, super imformative and reassuring. He fit me into his schedule last minute and was so helpful. Thanks!

Christie Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Lax

b.a.Cooper Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Reilly

Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Casale

Super nice and made me feel very comfortable (:

Janessa Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Lax

Very Friendly staff and very knowledgeable. So glad I found this practice- Dr.Fei is very nice and does not rush you.

Cynthia Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Fei

Very thorough. Takes time to listen.

Edward Molsick Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Woodworth

Dr.D. is very attentive to my queries & concerns.

Eva Rosenblatt Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Driesman

Dr Casale listens to you and has a caring bedside manner. She reviews your health carefully and orders tests as needed. She has been my cardiologist for years and trusted to support me as a health partner.

Mary Orsillo Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Casale

Dr.Lax was very nice and friendly.

Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Lax

Dr.Lax* was very informative, felt very comfortable talking to him I would definitely recommend him to someone.

Ashalee Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Lax

Dr Blechner is an excellent surgeon!!! I highly recommend him. And I welcome him back to CT.

Joann Reis Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Blechner

I’ve seen Dr Thimneur several times and he has always helped me for my back pain. His practice as strict rules that patients must adhere to, urine tests prior to seeing the doctor. He’s always been attentive and appointments are not rushed. W.S

Wayne S Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Thimineur

My second visit and once again everyone was the sweetest from the front receptionist to Jocelyn Mendez and people I met in between the best group ever of professionals.

Stephanie Pouncey Jun 12 2020

Review for Jocelyn Mendes

Dr. Gowda is a caring and compassionate Physician. I am lucky to have him as a Doctor. He saved my life. I had Covid-19 and was in the ICU on several life support apparatus. He was with me every step of the way and now I am fully recovered. I would recommend him very highly.

Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Gowda

This man gave me my life back and I will forever be grateful for that. 3 years after hurting myself at work and 3 surgeries later I am following my dream of a career change and becoming a nurse.

Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Waitze

Rosie Warner Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Forshaw

Dr. Viola diagnosed a problem another doctor misdiagnosed months ago. She was very clear in explaining what was going on and how we need to fix it. (Torn plantar plate). She answered questions and made me feel comfortable and confident in her expertise.

Joann Briganti Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Viola

Dr. Muriel is very patient, caring, and understanding. She’s gentle and listens and gives advice/direction without being an alarmist. I’d recommend her.

Kelly- Oxford, CT Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Muriel

May 31 2020

Review for Dr. Spano

took me right away. had large tumor removed from chest he was great. no pain after surgery. every nurse at hospital had nothing but good things to say about him

vind May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Arons

Dr. Forshaw is an EXCELLENT surgeon who I'd highly recommend. He is personable and takes as much time necessary to ensure that all concerns are addressed. Great bedside manner and sense of humor.. Which goes a long way when your healing.

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Forshaw

On time visit; He was very attentive to my concerns during difficult Covid-19 visit.

May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Minotti

May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Yeboah

Lindsey Lamar May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Forshaw

The Best!!!!

Dee May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Chaisson

Comfortable, informative, efficient

May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Lax

David May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Henry

Great bedside manner. Very friendly and explained everything to me. Did not rush the visit. I felt extremely comfortable.

Corinne Strain May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Woodworth

One star is way too high for this rude, arrogant, insensitive so-called doctor and her sucky staff. She shouldn't be able to treat a dog let alone a human. Worst medical experience ever

Buddy Deems May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Biggs

DAVID PASLAWSKYJR May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Hyde

Terrible !! Absolutely Avoid this doctor

Donna May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Biggs

My family member has been trying to get the surgery for over a year and they keep cancelling the appointment due to “an emergency” and rescheduling for 2-3 months then they cancel that one. Office is not competent. The insurance has already approvec the surgery so it is the office that is at fault

May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Fridman

Michael N. May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Cervantes

Phillip O. May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Plavec

I had severe lower back pain and Dr. Johar’s treatment has me back walking/ hiking and doing normal chores.

May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Johar

Dr was professional and thorough as usual. She makes me very comfortable and had answers for me. I am very pleased.

May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Fei

Dr lax has is great with his patients. Makes you feel incredibly comfortable and takes the time necessary to make you understand.

Juliana May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Lax

Excellent provider. Easy to talk to.

MR May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Mayerson

Dr. Johar has helped me to be pain free since the first treatment i had. He is genuine and straight forward in his communication and i very much appreciate having him for my doctor

Kathleen M Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Johar

liz jose Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Malik

JR Apr 26 2020

Review for Dr. Kessler

Mike O. Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Jagadeesh

DR Lax is very professional and caring. He’s also very patient as he explains procedures. I am being treated for a possible post menopausal issue, and I trust that I’m in the best hands.

Fran M Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Lax

Ronald J Saplio Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Strugar

Claudia Arenas Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Marsan

very caring explains issues and various treatment plans spends enough time with you to hear your questions and explain answers I moved out of state but still drive 808 miles to see him

Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Rivera

She discovered a life threatening issue 10 years ago and she has seen more through many different problems. Always been there for me. The best, caring, kind, expert out there. Seen her in action and impressive.

Louise Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Varadarajan-Rukmani

My visit with Dr Lax one of best visits I have ever had with a a Dr! He made me feel a ease and reassured me we would find out what was causing my problem and that made me feel so much better leaving the office that day! I wish there were more Drs like Dr lax out there!

Demetria karageorge Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Lax

Started seeing Dr Spivak a few years ago when I was in Griffin Hospital with pneumonia, has been my pulmonologist since. He is knowledgeable, understanding, compassionate and actually spends time listening to you.

Cindi Dickinson Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Spivak

Dr. Gross is knowledgeable, concerned & responsive! Highly recommend.

Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Gross

ALICE Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Anand

I had a phone call visit due to Covid-19. He basically asked the same questions as if I were in the office. I am 90 years old and Dr. Driesman has kept me healthy for many years. I have great confidence in his opinions. He is an excellent Doctor. I value every diagnosis he has given me.

Robert Newall Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. Driesman

Answers concerns in easy to understand terms

Marcia lichti Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. D'Souza

She’s great! Very thoughtful and extremely knowledgeable. Will spend as much time as you need. I highly recommend her.

Steven Goldfarb Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. Varadarajan-Rukmani

Lynn Mar 31 2020

Review for Dr. Mancher

Terrible. Will not return calls. Answering service was a Housing Authority number! Has no concern for older patients. Staff verified he received my requests for a call back about my 94 year old mother. HIGHLY recommend you find a better cardiologist than him. He’s a disgrace to the profession.

Carol Mar 31 2020

Review for Dr. Schwartz

Dr. Minotti was personable, pleasant and informative. What more could you ask for? The entire visit was appreciated.

Mar 28 2020

Review for Dr. Minotti

I felt it was a very good choice to see Dr. Lynch, Great Staff, Office, I felt I was in a long cabin in Montana With the stain door's and trim work also the color of the walls had a calming affect. "Don't Laugh" it really felt like Home.

Enver Azize Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Lynch

Dr Ben Hur Aguilar......is just AWESOME. Truly each time I see him [and today by telemedicine call] I thank God I found him, as I had struggled to find a caring empathetic doctor - I trust him completely....and could not be more happy that I am in his care. Thank You Dr Ben.....YOU ROCK!

Tim Farrell Mar 24 2020

Review for Dr. Aguilar

Dr. Strugar operated on my lower lumbar L5 S1. He looked a little young on the website but after meeting with him in person he is very experienced and did a great job. He and his team of PA's did a wonderful job.

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Strugar

Dr. Lynch is so very knowledgeable and clear, when he explains your issue, that the patient begins to feel comfortable with all medical decisions. I trust his medical and surgical skills completely.

Christine More Mar 15 2020

Review for Dr. Lynch

Dr. Floch makes you feel so comfortable and welcoming and his staff are amazing.

Sal Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Floch

Very nice staff and also understanding doctor very nice and concern about his patient

Maria Montanez Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Lax

I have recommended Dr. Casale to my family and friends. She is real, explains things to my lifestyle and understanding, is encouraging and proactive regarding my cardiac health and my overall general health. This goes for everyone in her office also. Thank you.

Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Casale

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! DOCTOR feel very comfortable talking to her friendly and answers all questions without feeling rushed!!!!!!!!!! Dr Fei

Justina Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Fei

Honest and straight forward. Very good listener.

Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Beck

Jenna Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Lax

Dr. Arbia is the BEST doctor I've ever had. She is thorough, personable and makes you feel heard and she truly cares about her patients.

Christina Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Arbia

Extraordinary doctor. Very kind with the patient. Explain very clear the options for the treatment. Give enough time for questions and answers.

Claudia Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Beck

Dr. Fei is very kind and informative. Staffs in office are helpful and quick to process check in.

WYG Mar 04 2020

Review for Dr. Fei

Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Goldfarb

Dr. Floch is funny and personable. He listened to me when I explained my symptoms and told me step by step of what my surgery will entail. I am so happy to have him in my corner!!!

Meagan N Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Floch

Dr Klauser and his entire staff are the best. Extremely professional, kind and most important an excellent surgeon. I highly recommend.

Lisa&Kelley Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Klauser

Dr. Rivera took the time to evaluate me. His experience and knowledge helped me to find a solution to my problem. He helped me to avoid surgery and try other options that are helping to improve the quality of my life.

Dr. Robert Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Rivera

Rodney Nickerson Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Brennan

Very detailed

Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Lax

She is a consummate professional and I always trust her diagnosis.

Feb 25 2020

Review for Dr. Casale

Feb 23 2020

Review for Dr. Cervantes

Susan Wlasuk Feb 22 2020

Review for Dr. Cervantes

Everyone in the office was very nice.They answered all my questions.Dr Fridman was very nice.

Chella Feb 20 2020

Review for Dr. Fridman

Visit was fine I didn’t have any issues

Judy Feb 20 2020

Review for Dr. Fei

Listened to my concerns. Very through.

Arlene Jacopian Feb 20 2020

Review for Dr. Driesman

Ben A. in Seymour - Feb 19 2020

Review for Dr. Cervantes

Dr Lax was kind and answered all of my questions, eased my concerns and didn’t make me feel rushed. He came highly recommended to me by a colleague.

Feb 18 2020

Review for Dr. Lax

Michael Barile Feb 17 2020

Review for Dr. Strugar

Very down to earth.

Feb 14 2020

Review for Dr. Woodworth

Feb 14 2020

Review for Dr. Fitzgerald

Very personable, explains procedures. Down to earth MD.

Paul Feb 13 2020

Review for Dr. Fridman

Dr. Stack is always caring, warm, thorough, and informative. Her staff is accommodating, kind, discreet, organized and welcoming. :) Wallingford, 2020

Elizabeth Schlett Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Stack

Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Thimineur

Dr. Lax is very professional, knowledgeable and approachable. He treated me with respect and took time to explain my condition and his treatment approach. He has a pleasant bedside manner and put me at ease. I would certainly recommend him.

Jennifer Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Lax

Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Lynch

She’s great very informative. I didn’t have to wait long and I felt very comfortable with her.

Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Fei

Henry Dube Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Yeboah

The entire office staff was so welcoming and pleasant. Dr. Fridman made me feel very comfortable and excited to have my surgery.

Diane Whelton Feb 08 2020

Review for Dr. Fridman

Location

Griffin Hospital

130 Division St, Derby, CT 06418