Palmetto General Hospital


Patients that would definitely recommend
6% lower than the national average

Palmetto General Hospital is a medical facility located in Hialeah, FL. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™, Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™, and more.


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™ (2021, 2020)

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

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in bariatric (weight loss) surgery

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in gynecological 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

3 ratings were better than expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest

9 ratings were as expected

  • 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
  • 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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Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
7% lower than the national average


Would definitely recommend
6% lower than the national average

Palmetto General Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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


Communication with nurses

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


Communication about medicines

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


Discharge Information

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


Care Transition

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


Responsiveness of hospital staff

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


Palmetto General Hospital

National Average


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



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



Provider Reviews

Very professional knowledgeable and encouraging A very positive experience with excellent results

Merri Weitz Jun 22 2021

Review for Dr. Alcantara

Outstanding, excelent and very profesional,polite and kind Dr. Krikorian

Edgar & Maria Ortiz Jun 18 2021

Review for Dr. Krikorian

Excellent attention, the Dr. Is one of the Dr. Who take care personally of his patiences.

Marifidelia Guillen Jun 16 2021

Review for Dr. Krikorian

As always excelente attention po

Mirtha Murias Jun 15 2021

Review for Dr. Marquez

Excelente cirujano ,muy profesional lo recomiendo 100% estoy muy feliz con mis resultados

evelin Jun 13 2021

Review for Dr. Era


Palmetto General Hospital

2001 W 68th St, Hialeah, FL 33016

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