Spencer Municipal Hospital


Patients that would definitely recommend
12% higher than the national average

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
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • 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
  • 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
15% higher than the national average


Would definitely recommend
12% higher than the national average

Spencer Municipal 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


Spencer Municipal 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

He’s an excellent physician. I consider myself very fortunate to have him as my primary provider. He’s very caring and will not rush you. He has an outstanding bedside manner. A+++ Very thorough and knowledgeable.

JMC Nov 12 2020

Review for Dr. Hilsabeck

saw dr Pruitt several years ago for trigger finger . since then I have had 2 others . Dr Chop doing them . Dr Pruitt is the best . thanks

Nov 08 2020

Review for Dr. Pruitt

Dr. Kalkhoff has always been a great listener, attentive to my requests and thorough in his office manner. I appreciate him as a doctor.

Oct 16 2020

Review for Dr. Kalkhoff

I use to live Spencer move to California but let me tell you dr meyer was the best I ever had.. I haven't found one here in hayward CA like him.. I miss my dr always remember him sincerely norma Vides..well I use to be norma alfaro..god bless you dr meyer.

Aug 03 2020

Review for Dr. Meyer

he's a storyteller not a doctor .. and definetly not a psychiatrist

Alex D Jacobsen May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Starks


Spencer Municipal Hospital

1200 1st Ave E, Spencer, IA 51301

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