St. Lucie Medical Center

68%

Patients that would definitely recommend
2% lower than the national average


St. Lucie Medical Center is a medical facility located in Port Saint Lucie, FL. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™, and more.

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 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 Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020)

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

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip 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

2 ratings were worse than expected

3 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

8 ratings were as expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • 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
  • Bloodstream infection 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).

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68%

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

68%

Would definitely recommend
2% lower than the national average

St. Lucie Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%73%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%78%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%64%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%87%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%65%66%

St. Lucie Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%56%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%72%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

great

Ron P. Aug 11 2020

Review for Dr. Cerminara

The office staff here is amazing!! Always welcoming. I highly reccomend Dr. Eisenberg. With him there is no judgement. He generally cares for his patients!!!!! He is attentive and very professional.

Kayla Aug 10 2020

Review for Dr. Eisenberg

I’ve been going to this practice for years, best service from the front office, hygienist, Dr, all staff in general are great.

Aug 09 2020

Review for Dr. Alvarez

Nice Welcome to the Office.. Talked about everything I needed to talk about. Staff was very nice and knew what they needed to do.. Left feeling good about what is to come with my Medical appointments.

John OKeefe Aug 09 2020

Review for Dr. Carela-Kirby

Not the Best- But the VERY BEST!! Having had a lot of orthopedic problems,been to many orthopedic physicians and had multiple surgeries-I can tell you this is the most competant, honest, knowlegeable Doctor you could hope to find anywhere.

Arnie Widder Aug 08 2020

Review for Dr. Stanton

Dr Salcedo and his staff are very thorough, kind and caring. Dr Salcedo explains his diagnosis,and his treatments. He takes time to answer any questions. He and his staff are the best!

Diane C. Aug 07 2020

Review for Dr. Salcedo

E. M. Aug 07 2020

Review for Dr. Salcedo

Office staff and Dr Salcedo were very careful to follow CDC guidelines! I felt very safe at my appointment.

Lee A. T. Aug 07 2020

Review for Dr. Salcedo

He listened to my concerns explained everything in detail of what I could do and what to expect also gave me several choices .

Kathleen M. Aug 06 2020

Review for Dr. Salcedo

dr. Salcedo was professional and courteous. he provided a comfortable experience for me.

Rosemary F. Aug 05 2020

Review for Dr. Salcedo

I like DR. Nehe, I think he is very qualify , however some of the staff is poor There are some nice staff, and low communication

Robert Rao Aug 05 2020

Review for Dr. Nehme

Scott Broughton Aug 05 2020

Review for Dr. Kurtin

Came in with a bad infected toenail and came out feeling better than ever. He was patient and kind and eager to help me feel better! Will definitely be referring him to others!

D. R. Aug 05 2020

Review for Dr. Salcedo

Danielle A. Aug 04 2020

Review for Dr. Salcedo

I was very happy.

Linda W. Aug 04 2020

Review for Dr. Salcedo

always good

Gary H. Aug 04 2020

Review for Dr. Ramos

Dr. Delo takes her time with her patients. Appointments are easy to get and if she is not available there are other providers in her office. Wait times are usually reasonable. Dr. Delo listens to your concerns. I have found her to also be friendly and someone I can speak freely with.

Sharon Aug 04 2020

Review for Dr. Delo

Dr Kurtin is very caring and listens to you. My only suggestion would be to give patients paperwork for blood work à week ahead so she can discuss current situation.

Carolyn Sue Whitehouse Aug 03 2020

Review for Dr. Kurtin

Giovanna Aug 01 2020

Review for Aleithe Alvarez

MD Aug 01 2020

Review for Dr. Lipschitz

Very good.

Jul 31 2020

Review for Dr. Rothermich

Dr. Melotek is wonderful, patient, caring and kind. Took time to listen and answer when I had questions. Would definitely recommend Dr Metlotek and his staff.

Michael Jul 31 2020

Review for Dr. Melotek

Dr Shadani has cared for me over the years and has saved my life . I trust his judgment, I recommend him highly. He is in my prayers.!

Ramon Vigo Jul 31 2020

Review for Dr. Shadani

Excellent! Also excellent result! Thank you.

Larry Clark Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Melotek

Overall my experience was good. As a new patient I had to wait 3 weeks for my 1st appointment. The precautions taken for covid were very good!

Anonymous Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Salcedo

Dr Sanz has been my doctor for several years. He is always very professional but also has a sense of humor which many doctors don't. If you have concerns he listens. His medical knowledge has made me a very healthy 59 year old!

Jerome Sangalli Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Sanz

First visit. Very impressed. They contacted me within 2 days about referring me for sleep study so I am waiting to hear from that provider for scheduling.

CHERYL N. Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Upadhyay

The doc did wonders for my migraines. The staff was great!

Lisa S. Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Yono

Lou from Stuart Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Kashouty

Very good

Bobby Gray Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Rothermich

Susan Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Ergin

Staff is excellent. Doctor Ergin takes the time to answer questions and make you feel at ease. They all go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable with your health care issues. Scheduling was only an issue due to covid restrictions and new hours.

Sue Smart Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Ergin

Dr. Kankam is professional, friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. He was able to identify issues and suggest positive courses of action to take. Highly recommended. A++

Pat Morrone Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Kankam

I’ve used him years ago and then I switched insurances and the minute I jump back to an insurance that he took I went back to him and he is so patient so nice so understanding he listens the lab is right in the office he is an excellent doctor I highly recommend him

Monica Espensen Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Tirado

Dr Patel is so nice. He is also funny. Laugh when I am in office which is a good thing. He is a great Doctor.

Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Patel

He is the most dedicated doctor I have ever met. Thank you Dr Melotek for saving my life

Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Melotek

Dr Ergin is a great doctor. He listens and take action when necessary. I’m feeling much better since I’ve been seeing him.

Fransise Derezil Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Ergin

I’m going to Dr Paul for years and I’m happy with everything and all the years I’ve been going to him he’s a great doctor and he’s nice and his personal any helps

Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Paul

One of most down to Earth specialists I’ve seen. Took the time to explain diagnosis, treatment, and of course answer my questions.

Amiee R Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Altschuler

My virtual visit exceeded my expectations, the nurse called ahead of time to gather information and ensure I had technical access and my actual face time with Dr. Carela-Kirby was professional and efficient. I hope virtual appointment will continue beyond Co-Vid.

Margaret Lewis Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Carela-Kirby

He is the best doctor I have had in a very long time . He took very good care to address my problem.

Lillian Gail Reese Jul 27 2020

Review for Dr. Upadhyay

DIANA Jul 27 2020

Review for Dr. Melotek

Jul 27 2020

Review for Dr. Lipschitz

Friendly, caring and medical issue solved.

Nicole F. Jul 27 2020

Review for Dr. Cerminara

Jul 26 2020

Review for Dr. Melotek

Takes time to answer my questions in an understandable manner.

D. M. Jul 26 2020

Review for Dr. Ramos

Dr. Prashar was very through in his analysis of my problem and very skilled in his needle placement. He did a great job explaining my problem. So far, he has been successful. He is one of the most passionate and caring doctor that I have ever had.

Alfred G. Jul 26 2020

Review for Dr. Prasher

She listens well to my concerns, is very caring and seems to really enjoy her job. I've moved around a lot so I've seen a variety of health care workers and I feel I am in good hands with Dr. Alvarez.

Jul 25 2020

Review for Aleithe Alvarez

PROFESSIONAL

Richard A. Jul 25 2020

Review for Dr. Prasher

Very professional and comforting. With what’s going on in the world today Dr Sanz made me feel at ease and he spent time with discussing my health issues at length. Thank you very much.

William Caddell Jul 25 2020

Review for Dr. Sanz

Dr. Kankam is very considerate and listens Always on time, and sympathetic to my needs.I find him considerate and knowledgeable

Agnes Connolly Jul 25 2020

Review for Dr. Kankam

The office was run on time and efficiently. Dr Eisenberg took plenty of time taking with me and going over every concern I had. I genuinely feel the patients best interest and health are his his main priority.

Jul 25 2020

Review for Dr. Eisenberg

Getting a diagnosis of cancer is one of the worst things that can happen. Being able to find a doctor like Dr M is truly a blessing. He and his fantastic staff are caring and knowledgeable. Highly recommend

Joann Sanders Jul 25 2020

Review for Dr. Melotek

Very Professional and very Smart Doctor

K. F. Jul 25 2020

Review for Dr. Prasher

Very professional,explaining how he would be able to address my problems and ordered X-rays,had me completely satisfied and booked my follow up in two weeks.A very accomadating staff as well.Dr.Paul is a very accomplished Physian,no fear if you need a Podiatrist/surgeon ??

Marilyn Gigliuto Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Paul

Elaine M. Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Prasher

My mother was referred there by another Doctor, spur of the moment. Dr. Melotek waiting for us to get there; after hours and after his staff had already left for the day. We were treated with the utmost respect and kindness. I highly recommend this team!

Beverly Hebb for Carolyn Lowe Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Melotek

Dr. Melotek and staff are very polite, knowledgable and polite. They treat you with respect and make you feel at ease.

Thelma G. Tipton Jul 23 2020

Review for Dr. Melotek

Terri Baker Jul 23 2020

Review for Dr. Melotek

Dr. Ergin is the best Dr. He explains things to you and listens to you. He got my A1C down I know have my diabetes under control.

Jul 23 2020

Review for Dr. Ergin

Very direct, honest communication. Very good bedside manner with my little 19 month old. I would return if I had additional problems for my child or myself.

Anonymous Jul 23 2020

Review for Dr. Salcedo

It has been a good relationship.

Elaine M. Jul 23 2020

Review for Dr. Ramos

Anne and Clifford Johnston Jul 22 2020

Review for Dr. Upadhyay

Dr. Lewis has a pleasing and pleasant personality. He listens to what I have to say and encourages or gives pratical suggestions/information to help or alleviate any symptoms talked about. Dr. Lewis is a 'people person.'

Hyacinth Longmore Jul 21 2020

Review for Dr. Lewis

The tele- visit was great and now I feel much better. Thank you Dr Tirado.

Lourdes Costa Jul 20 2020

Review for Dr. Tirado

Vaughn Purkiss Jul 19 2020

Review for Dr. Upadhyay

Jul 19 2020

Review for Dr. Ergin

Joseph Catania Jul 19 2020

Review for Dr. Solomon

So happy with Dr. Natasha! She is patient and so much better than the “Doctors” @ the SLW location.

Debbie Jul 18 2020

Review for Natasha Williamson-Jones

Dr. Ahmed is kind, caring, and understanding! A great doctor, person, and professional!

Jul 18 2020

Review for Dr. Ahmed

Bryan Jul 18 2020

Review for Dr. Beladi

Everyone at the office was so kind, patient & caring. Dr. Melotek did an exceptional job on my treatment. Very smart & so nice. Made me feel super comfortable.

Jul 18 2020

Review for Dr. Melotek

Great 1st visit with Dr. Zanto. She was really interested in helping me. She treated me as a person and not just another # or the next appointment. I haven't had that feeling from a Dr. in a while. Staff was helpful and very nice.

Mike L. Jul 18 2020

Review for Dr. Zanto

Same as above.Very relaxed atmosphere. Was aware of my med. history. Looked at Xrays together. Showed me the problems. Awaiting MRI results (just taken). Will proceed from there. So far, all OK.

Anonymous Jul 17 2020

Review for Dr. Prasher

Juanita June Jul 17 2020

Review for Dr. Phillips

Awesome!

Jul 16 2020

Review for Dr. Prasher

Excellent, as usual. Dr. Ramos is a true professional and always takes time to listen and offer solutions.

Sharon W. Jul 16 2020

Review for Dr. Ramos

Dr. Ramos was always willing to answer any questions I had, and was thorough in explaining about the different options available to me. When it was decided to have a procedure done he made sure I knew what was going to happen. He was always smiling and very easy to talk with.

Virginia B. Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Ramos

Dr. Kankam was very thorough and made me feel very comfortable during my visit. He also explained what everything meant on my blood test. No doctor had ever done that before. I like Dr. Kankam very much and I hope he stays.

Jacqueline Specht Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Kankam

Excellent experience. His office staff, without exception, are competent, professional and just plain nice. The staff is a tribute to Dr. Melotek’s management and concern.

Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Melotek

He listened

Heman Wright Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Ergin

Great caring people very knowledgeable! Professional and easily made an appointment and accommodating!

J. E. Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Salcedo

Staff was very knowledgeable and Dr.Ergin was very compassionate and knew what he was doing.

John Moore Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Ergin

I been Dr. Alvarez patient for about 2 years. She always takes her time to make sure to listen to my concerns. She always addresses all my concerns and she always follows up as she promises.

Michael Maldonado Jul 14 2020

Review for Aleithe Alvarez

Dr Lazarus has operated on my leg I broke it pretty bad his bedside manner is absolutely wonderful my leg had a plate and seven screws put in it it has healed beautiful thank you Dr Lazarus

Lynn Longendyck Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Lazarus

Dr Shareef is an outstanding cardiologist. He is well versed in all heart procedures. His bedside manner is amazing. I wish all doctors could be as professional and dedicated. Thank you Dr Shareef. Brenda Bonerba

Brenda Bonerba Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Shareef

very nice staff Dr saledo is awesome and very nice

Ramona D. Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Salcedo

Wonderful experience took his time explaining & diagnosing my Foot problem. Shows a compassionate concern for patient. Definitely does not treat a patient like your in a factory in & out. I have had experiences with those kind of Doctors never to return. A+++++++++++++ 5-Star rating.

Lori A. G. Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Salcedo

Jennifer Johnston Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Burgess

Dr. Waldo takes time to answer your questions & concerns. I appreciate that. Steven Glish

Steven Glish Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Waldo

I have been seeing her for about 3 years now. She is compassionate, caring, listens, and a great Dr.

Michelle G Jul 14 2020

Review for Natasha Williamson-Jones

Excellent

Anonymous Jul 13 2020

Review for Dr. Prasher

graceann romano Jul 13 2020

Review for Dr. Paul

All went well. Karen was very nice making my visit a pleasant experience. She was professional and helpful.

Lenore Nassor Jul 13 2020

Review for Karen Dyer

Jul 12 2020

Review for Dr. Binette

Perfect, I could not ask for a more attentive doctor then Dr. Alvarez.

Robert Dalton Jul 12 2020

Review for Aleithe Alvarez

Location

St. Lucie Medical Center

1800 SE Tiffany Ave, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

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