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Memorial Health University Medical Center

Memorial Health University Medical Center is a medical facility located in Savannah, GA. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™.

60%

Patient Experience Rating

4% lower than the national average

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

Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2024, 2023)

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 Spine Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2023, 2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

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 worse than expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

5 ratings were better than expected

5 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Diabetic Emergencies

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

As Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Total Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Prostate Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

2023, 2022

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

As Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Peripheral Vascular Bypass

In Hospital

As Expected

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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57%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

8% lower than the national average

60%

Would definitely recommend

4% lower than the national average

Memorial Health University 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%75%75%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%71%74%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%53%57%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%51%56%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%81%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%43%47%

Memorial Health University Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%57%55%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%56%66%

Providers

Provider Reviews

The staff was friendly, efficient and respectful. Dr. Schulze was amazing. He was highly recommended by my optometrist. He was extremely professional and compassionate.

May 23 2024

Review for Dr. Schulze

very professional also easy to talk to.he really cares thats why he gets a 5 star.

larry tootle May 23 2024

Review for Dr. Pangborn

During a recent surgery, I sustained damage to the nerve root at L5-S1 on both sides. This is exactly what my EMG said after my surgery. My life changed forever in a split second and not for the good. I was normal before the surgery and will now be confined to a walker for the rest of my life. Dr...

May 23 2024

Review for Dr. Ammar

Dr. Richard Schulze is a caring professional and treats his patients with dignity. He clearly explained the cataract removal procedure and the follow up has been extraordinary. The entire team performed at a high level and mirrored Dr. Schulze’s commitment to excellence.

Michael R. May 22 2024

Review for Dr. Schulze

Was my first time visiting a PCP in a while and he was very good at describing what he was doing and checking, very open on conversations about my health, and polite.

May 22 2024

Review for Dr. Ensley

Location

Memorial Health University Medical Center

4700 Waters Ave, Savannah GA 31404

CallDirections

(912) 350-8000

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Memorial Health University Medical Center located?

Memorial Health University Medical Center is located at 4700 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Has Memorial Health University Medical Center won any recent awards from Healthgrades?

Yes, Memorial Health University Medical Center has been awarded with Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ in the past two years.

Is Memorial Health University Medical Center highly rated with patients?

57% patients recommend this hospital. See Healthgrades for detailed clinical ratings by specialty.

Does Memorial Health University Medical Center score well in safety ratings?

Healthgrades tracks outcome ratings for 13 hospital services. View more details here.

How do I get in at Memorial Health University Medical Center?

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How does Memorial Health University Medical Center rank in terms of safety and outcomes?

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Contact Us

4700 Waters Ave

Savannah, GA 31404

Directions

(912) 350-8000