Putnam Community Medical Center


Patients that would definitely recommend
13% lower than the national average

Putnam Community Medical Center is a medical facility located in Palatka, FL. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and General Surgery Excellence Award™.


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, 2019)

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

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

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

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

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

8 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • 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
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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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
13% lower than the national average

Putnam Community Medical Center

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


Putnam Community Medical Center

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

Jun 29 2021

Review for Dr. Oliver

Excellent physician, listens to the needs of her patient’s, and never makes me feel rushed.

Charlotte Evergreen Jun 23 2021

Review for Dr. Vastey

He takes the time to listen to his patients. You don't feel just like another number. And he is very thorough.

Stacey Jun 05 2021

Review for Dr. Zia

Great Doctor I would highly recommend to Family, Friends and Strangers.

May 30 2021

Review for Dr. Concha

Dr Khatib quickly found the root cause of my cardio problems. Reduced heart function was discovered. A year later my cardio system is back to normal

May 21 2021

Review for Dr. Khatib


Putnam Community Medical Center

611 Zeagler Dr, Palatka, FL 32177

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