Lee Memorial Hospital

71%

Patients that would definitely recommend
1% higher than the national average


Lee Memorial Hospital is a medical facility located in Fort Myers, FL. This hospital has been recognized for America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, Patient Safety Excellence 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™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

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™ (2021, 2020)

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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in bariatric (weight loss) surgery

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery

Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in stroke care and neurosurgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020)

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

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

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

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

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

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

1 rating was better than expected

  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

12 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • 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
  • Bloodstream infection 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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68%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
1% lower than the national average

71%

Would definitely recommend
1% higher than the national average

Lee 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%75%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%77%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%60%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%86%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%50%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%60%66%

Lee Memorial Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%55%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%68%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr, Nemitz is very gentle and explained my situation and, my options, and his suggested procedure to take in simple to understand language.

Eileen May 16 2021

Review for Dr. Nemitz

Patient and thorough with diagnosis. Still gaining information to create treatment plan.

Anonymous May 16 2021

Review for Dr. Rajca

He made it clear what I needed to do. And I did it.

Carol S. May 16 2021

Review for Dr. Rajca

Very pleased and felt less stressful

Michele R. May 16 2021

Review for Dr. Harris

Absolutely fabulous experience...no pain, no stress, no discomfort. In the hospital one day and home the next. After 4 weeks I am back to normal doing what I like to do without any pain.

William Booth May 15 2021

Review for Dr. Humbert Jr

Location

Lee Memorial Hospital

2776 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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