Community Howard Regional Health

74%

Patients that would definitely recommend
4% higher than the national average


Community Howard Regional Health is a medical facility located in Kokomo, IN. This hospital has been recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and Patient Safety Excellence Award™.

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

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

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 worse than expected

12 ratings were as 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
  • 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

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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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76%

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

74%

Would definitely recommend
4% higher than the national average

Community Howard Regional Health

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%84%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%83%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%67%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%88%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%53%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%74%66%

Community Howard Regional Health

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%79%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Chen is friendly, willing to listen, and shows he cares. I've appreciated that Dr. Chen is happy to make alternative suggestions for my condition as opposed to just handing me an Rx for a bottle of pills. With a caring doctor like Dr. Chen...the language barrier can be easily overlooked.

Diana Metz Jul 20 2020

Review for Dr. Chen

The best doctor around. He listens, is compassionate, and gives people their dignity back with a "nirmal" life as possible. He is the only doctor I trust looking over me and my health and care. The staff is great and friendly and the nicest ladies around!!

Jul 18 2020

Review for Dr. Vossberg

My husband and I have been seeing Dr. Spolyar for several years now and have always found her thorough and caring. She has gone out of her way to be helpful to us and is understanding of our personal preferences.

Debbie Harker Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Spolyar

Had to take my dad in to the ER and he was very understanding about everything and made us feel comfortable in the environment. He got us in and out quickly

Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Beard

Beth Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Wixom

Dr. Sabau was my doctor for five years while I was on dialysis. She was very caring and always listened to my concerns. I had a very good experience under her care.

Bill Wyatt Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Sabau

gary sautter Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Lett

Lori Meck Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Trauring

Leisl Brown Jun 07 2020

Review for Dr. Barnacle

Very caring dr. He takes time to listen and explains everything to you! He preformed a heart Ablation on me in 2019.I highly recommend him.

Diana Biggs Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Malineni

Very informative, comforting and thorough in explaining all the steps in the process.

Cynthia May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Gentile

Been with her for 11years beat dr. We have ever had and will continue to follow her where ever she goes within the State.

Charles May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Barhams

Lila Mongosa May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Lett

I have seen Doctor Lett for years-he honestly saved my ability to ever walk again because of his correct diagnosis when 2 other doctors missed diagnosis of the symptoms I presented.. I am forever grateful!

Jeanne Mccollough Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Lett

Vickie Wilson Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Spolyar

Dr Evans is my Superman! He is so kind and caring and I appreciate all he has done for me!

Shannon Conley Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Lett

I had surgery with Dr Blacklidge 4 years ago for metatarsals fusions. I went back several times to complain that it still hurt. He blew me off the 3 visit and gave me Celebrex. I just had more surgery on that foot and low and behold, the metatarsal from the first surgery didn’t heal!

Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Blacklidge

I have been seeing him for about 6yrs- he is well informed, caring, funny-AWESOME

BonBon Mar 02 2020

Review for Dr. Marino

Awesome Doctor- Having been seeing him a few years.

BonBon Mar 02 2020

Review for Dr. Mallela

Since one of the dr. Has left, they have taken on to many patients. Use to be a two week wait for appointment, now 4 to 5 months. They do not call back like they use to. They are just to busy.

Feb 14 2020

Review for Dr. Reed

Dr. Zaidi saved my life when no one else knew what to do. Docs at St. Vincent’s were at a loss and they called him in for a consult. If he hadn’t stepped I , I wouldn’t be here.

Feb 13 2020

Review for Dr. Zaidi

She is knowledgeable, kind and compassionate

Cynthia Russell Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Hoshaw

Dr. Groothuis is an excellent cardiologist extremely knowledgeable with a good bedside manner. He is complemented by a great supportive staff.

Feb 04 2020

Review for Dr. Groothuis

Jan 31 2020

Review for Dr. Harmon

Very prompt and caring.

Greg B. Jan 22 2020

Review for Dr. House

Very disappointed in Change of attitude toward me since my last appointment.Spent all of 5 minutes with me did not explain medicine that she prescribed. However nurse was very helpful and nice. Will not go back to herEmily Lewis

Emily Lewis Jan 16 2020

Review for Dr. Hyatt

Highly recommend her expertize. She's very thorough, explains well and spends quality time with patients.

Jan 07 2020

Review for Dr. Reed

LN Dec 29 2019

Review for Dr. Ty

Dr. Barhams squeezed me in an appt. Doc Banter couldn't get me in. She was absolutely awesome!! I would totally go back to her if Banter can't get me in. I don't go to the doc much so when I do and it is a good experience is super helpful!!!!

Melissa Bannon Dec 13 2019

Review for Dr. Barhams

He is a top,superb excellent Dr. In my book he is #1. He done hip replacement on me and the results were GREAT. He is wonderful! Caring. #1

Mary Lou Dec 08 2019

Review for Dr. Legrand

Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Bruns

I haven’t seen a Dr in a long time that made me feel like they truly enjoyed doing what they do. Very professional and I would be happy to see him again.

Nov 24 2019

Review for Dr. Pundir

Dr. Matesic takes time to explain your health concerns and prescribe the proper medication or treatment required for better health. Dr. matesic is an excellent doctor and we have recommended him to many of our friends.

Lynn Sharp Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Matesic

Used to think he was awesome, then he turned into a complete A- Hole! Educated idiot.

Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. Sedaghat

Dr. Sylvester is a caring, compassionate,understanding doctor. She listens to your questions then answers them or finds someone who can.

Duree Lee Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. Sylvester

Intelligent, caring and a great listener!

Rick Hagenow Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. Schue

Dr Blacklidge saved my left foot from being amputated! Has since reconstructed the right!

Alicia Stewart Nov 07 2019

Review for Dr. Blacklidge

Dr Barhams has been my Primary Care Doctor for a few years and I just love her! The best Doctor I have ever had!

Tina Magee Nov 06 2019

Review for Dr. Barhams

Dr. Barhams is thorough, great inquirer/listener, professionally astute. I find comfort and assurance in her care and have recommended others to her.

Bell Nov 01 2019

Review for Dr. Barhams

Oct 30 2019

Review for Dr. Kinsey

Michelle Oct 29 2019

Review for Dr. Keyes

Dr. Dinn is the best. Not only is he a super Dr. He is personable and I feel very comfortable with him.

Darleen Rider in Wabash, IN - Oct 17 2019

Review for Dr. Dinn

Dr. Fretzin is absolutely amazing! I had a pretty weird condition with my skin and I Shot him an email with some pictures late on a Saturday and he answered me within the hour! That’s dedication if you’ve ever seen it. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!

Oct 07 2019

Review for Dr. Fretzin

Dr Gentile was very kind and gentle when he did my two spinal injections. I found him to be interactive with me the patient. I'm having some other back issues now and if they schedule me with him, that is fine with.

Aug 30 2019

Review for Dr. Gentile

Dr. Barhams has been a wonderful doctor for my whole family. She listens to everyone of our concerns and does everything possible to find the root problem and find a treatment to get us all better. She works with us, taking our input seriously into consideration. I recommend her highly.

Sophie Aug 28 2019

Review for Dr. Barhams

BEST DOCTOR EVER!!!!!!!!! he listen and finds a solution right away...SO IM THANKFUL FOR HIM!!! its hard to find doctors that actually cares, and he truly does! Misty Lerche

misty lerche Aug 24 2019

Review for Dr. Hussain

Dr. Evan's is great, I have never had a problem with him or his office.

Denise Runyan Aug 23 2019

Review for Dr. Evans

Dr. Pfeifer is one of the most thorough doctor's I've ever had! Patient, willing to answer any questions, and I never feel like she is on the clock and wants to get me out of her office.

Pam Miller Aug 12 2019

Review for Dr. Pfeifer

Dr Hussain is a wonderful Dr and a good man. Kokomo is so blessed to have him. I have been his patient since 2000 and most of my family is now also seeing him. There has never been a doubting word from anyone because his heart for helping people shows every day.

Carol Brock Aug 06 2019

Review for Dr. Hussain

Michael Aug 02 2019

Review for Dr. Guttikonda

Jul 22 2019

Review for Dr. Cain

She is very informative about your condition and I had gallbladder surgery and was very pleased with the outcome. Explained what happened in surgery and how it went to my husband and son. Recommend her for any surgery!

Marcia Lear Jul 17 2019

Review for Dr. Desanto

What can I say——WONDERFUL

Vivian Jul 15 2019

Review for Dr. Barhams

High blood pressure

Jun 26 2019

Review for Dr. Miller

Awesome!

robt carper Jun 24 2019

Review for Dr. Hyatt

Dr. Westrom is amazing. I have been his patient for 27 years and can’t say enough about him. He truly cares about his patients. His staff is also great. He listens to what I have to say and does everything he can to help me.

Beth Jun 20 2019

Review for Dr. Westrom

Good doctor & nice man. Patty.

Jun 10 2019

Review for Dr. Hovhanessian

After 20 + years I'm told that I have the best bladder suspension they've ever seen. Other GYNS that is. Thank you Dr. Peele! Patty??

Jun 10 2019

Review for Dr. Peelle

Dr. Barhams actually takes time to listen and understand how you are feeling and what you ailments are. She tells you what she is going to do and asks if there is anything else she can do to help.

Jun 10 2019

Review for Dr. Barhams

Jun 04 2019

Review for Dr. Spolyar

Billie in Peru, IN - May 31 2019

Review for Dr. Hemelt

I have had outstanding experiences with Dr. Brogan through all of the visits I've had with him through the years.

May 31 2019

Review for Dr. Brogan

I was in his facility for 72 hours and only spoke with him around 15 minutes and for most of those sessions he was dilly dallying on his phone. Wouldn't waste my time with him or Community North.

May 28 2019

Review for Dr. Khan

May 24 2019

Review for Dr. Powless

I was seen at Community East ER by Dr. Connelly. He was very nice, proffesonial and explained my condition and what his recommendation and my treatment plan was. I usually prefer female Doctors over Make Doctors but I would highly recommended Dr.Connelly.

May 18 2019

Review for Dr. Connelly

Dr. Beard is kind and caring. He saw me very quickly and answered all of our questions. Would definitely recommend.

May 12 2019

Review for Dr. Beard

May 01 2019

Review for Dr. Lett

Apr 18 2019

Review for Dr. Sheridan

Outstanding service, did not have a long wait before being seen. She very attentive and knowledgeable about my needs and concerns. Definitely an A+ for this provider.

Tony in Noblesville , IN - Apr 17 2019

Review for Dr. Barhams

He is the best Dr. I have ever seen. He is understanding and listens. He is definitely one of a kind. He really cares

Apr 12 2019

Review for Dr. Roberts

Dr. Miller is the worst doctor I have ever come across in my life I have no idea how he got a job with community

Apr 09 2019

Review for Dr. Miller

If he can't figure out why blood is in your urine, just wait and he'll tell you it's just anomaly. Worthless dr and waste of money n time, in my honest opinion. But, you want an honest rating, yet you don't want it to be derogatory. That makes no sense.

Apr 09 2019

Review for Dr. Peelle

Absolutely dissappointed..the doctor does not care about due diligence for his emergency patients. He does only what he needs to do and if he cant figure it out then he just sends you home with pain pills

Mar 29 2019

Review for Dr. Trappe

Mar 28 2019

Review for Dr. Gentile

I have been seeing doctor Hussain since 2005. Never been disappointed

Mar 28 2019

Review for Dr. Hussain

Very responsive to and caring. He listens and is not shy to refer.

Mar 23 2019

Review for Dr. Mallela

He did my ablation and was wonderful. He listens and explains clearly.

Mar 23 2019

Review for Dr. Malineni

LOVE LOVE LOVE Dr. Sylvester!! She will take the time to listen and really cares about what you have to say. Quick to make you laugh and put you at ease.

Mar 19 2019

Review for Dr. Sylvester

maleri_m in Noblesville, IN - Mar 07 2019

Review for Dr. Barhams

Dr. Beard is very condescending and acts as if he doesn't want to be in the room with you - definitely not an ER physician I felt comfortable with. He's of the mindset, "If I don't see it happen, or have not seen it before, it has to be something else, because I am always right".

Feb 19 2019

Review for Dr. Beard

Parient, caring very interested in your problem. Does not lightly gloss over your complaints. Explains things very well.

Harold Thurmond in Kokomo, IN - Feb 18 2019

Review for Dr. Heathers

Grateful Patient in Indianapolis, IN - Feb 17 2019

Review for Dr. Fretzin

Dr Heathers is wonderful! he is caring, he is compassionate, he has a wonderful sense of humor and he is a top notch doctor. He listens, he doesn't act like he is too busy to listen. He is thorough. His staff is awesome! My husband and I just love him and his staff!

LISAD in kokomo, IN - Feb 15 2019

Review for Dr. Heathers

Indianapolis, IN - Feb 15 2019

Review for Dr. Beard

Dr. Schue, has only been my physician for a short time. He diagnosed my problem (symptoms) right away. I'm on a regimen now and feel so much better. Staff is very courteous and patient. Thank you Dr. Schue and staff.

P. Durham in Kokomo, IN - Feb 11 2019

Review for Dr. Schue

Andy Weil in Kokomo , IN - Feb 07 2019

Review for Dr. Reilly

Grinnin in Peru, IN - Feb 03 2019

Review for Dr. Bruns

I am very confident with Dr. Barhams as my health provider. She paid attention to all my concerns.

Jan 26 2019

Review for Dr. Barhams

Dr price is one of the best Dr's I haver ever seen. She has a way of making you feel comfortible and at ease in one of the most uncomfortible times in a persons life. She is definitly an angel sent from heaven. I would recommend her to anyone with cancer.

Susan Langford in Kokomo, IN - Jan 18 2019

Review for Dr. Price

Dr. Barhams has a wonderful bedside manner!

Julie in Noblesville, IN - Jan 14 2019

Review for Dr. Barhams

griffinkuehnen@gmail.com in INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Jan 02 2019

Review for Dr. Patel

Very good experience

Colleen in Logansport, IN - Dec 29 2018

Review for Dr. Knott

he took his time to listen to me and the problem. he was quick and efficient

Dec 15 2018

Review for Dr. Beard

She is technically a good doctor. BUT her bedside manners do need slot of work. And she does rush me out. Her NP i Diane joness amazing and wonderfull

IN - Dec 08 2018

Review for Dr. Sylvester

Dr Barhams is a very caring physician. I went to her for the first time last week and I was thankful I found her for a physician. She is very caring and listens to all your needs and concerns. She truly cares about her patients. I would recommend her.

Tricia Nov 29 2018

Review for Dr. Barhams

Location

Community Howard Regional Health

3500 S Lafountain St, Kokomo, IN 46902

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