Russell County Hospital


Patients that would definitely recommend
3% 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

8 ratings were as expected

  • 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
  • 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
6% higher than the national average


Would definitely recommend
3% higher than the national average

Russell County 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


Russell County 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

Janet Smith is the BEST cardiologist.

Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Smith

Seemed pleasant with every person he’d examined. He also works efficiently in getting people in and out of the office. With me he seemed to seek new understandings of my condition with each visit and made sure that I understood what he’d examined. All around great man and a wonderful physician.

Wanda Greeter May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Lessenberry

Patsy Wilson Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. Giles

Patricia Crosby Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Henry

Jan 28 2020

Review for Dr. Jones

Oct 22 2019

Review for Dr. Knetsche

Brenda Moxley Sep 07 2019

Review for Dr. Smith

Most importantly he listens to what you say. Would recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic care.

Charley K. Aug 30 2019

Review for Dr. Elmlinger

Randall Lunsford of Somerset Aug 27 2019

Review for Dr. Henry

Jul 31 2019

Review for Dr. Burton

Jul 18 2019

Review for Dr. Burton

Kathy Horne in Scottsville , KY - Jun 19 2019

Review for Dr. Lessenberry

Mar 18 2019

Review for Dr. Kiteck

Dr Jensen is a very caring and awesome Dr. Her staff are excellent. This is the Podiatrist for you...if you are looking for one.

Patricia Guinn in Monticello, KY - Mar 05 2019

Review for Dr. Jensen-Stanley

I was referred to him from the ER after I broke my wrist. He performed surgery on it and I have not had a pain-free day in almost 3 years. 6 months after the surgery when I asked for a steroid injection, he told me he wasn't a hand specialist. So why did he perform the surgery? Totally incompetent.

Harrodsburg, KY - Feb 27 2019

Review for Dr. Tarter

Tracy Stockton in Albany, - Feb 20 2019

Review for Dr. Lessenberry

Wilma in Somerset, KY - Jan 05 2019

Review for Dr. Mullai

Excellent Dr.; Took plenty of time reviewing my MRI with me and explaining my injury. He gave me an injection (didn’t want to rush into surgery) which helped temporarily. Wonderful personality. I definitely recommend him and will be going back for this and another issue.

Julie Erdahl in Burkesville , KY - Dec 31 2018

Review for Dr. Elmlinger

Danville, KY - Nov 30 2018

Review for Dr. Tarter

Dr. Tarter,is very kind and a compassionate Dr. He takes time to listen to you and your concerns.. And explained everything in depth. We would definitely recommend family and friends.

Anthony&Tamara Cook in Hustonville, KY - Nov 16 2018

Review for Dr. Tarter

Dr. Lessenburry is a very efficient and effective orthopedic doctor. I would highly recommend him without reservation for any orthopedic concern.

Nov 14 2018

Review for Dr. Lessenberry

Somerset - Oct 19 2018

Review for Dr. Jensen-Stanley

Dr Jensen is an excellent Dr and really cares about her patients.

Karen Stogsdill in Somerset , KY - Jun 22 2018

Review for Dr. Jensen-Stanley

JEM in KY - Jun 20 2018

Review for Dr. Tarter

Dr. Jones is simply the best! Very knowledgeable, explains things thoroughly and eases my anxiety ridden mind.

May 17 2018

Review for Dr. Jones

I had an excelent appointment today . My first time with Dr. Henry. It was timely for being so busy and I was treated well ny all. He was professional and very thorough. He listened and took very good care of me. Overall i was pleased with my visit. I would highly recommend him.

R. Scicchitano in Somerset, ky - May 12 2018

Review for Dr. Henry

Dr. Thannoli takes care of myself and several family members. He listens and is very thorough. His office staff, APRN's and Dr. Thannoli are all very caring and knowledgeable. They do everything they can to get you taken care of quickly.

April in SOMERSET - May 08 2018

Review for Dr. Thannoli

Very disrespectful. Wouldn't or didn't know how to perform a wellchild check and sports physical. Wouldn't treat my wife fir allergies and wouldn't treat me for a bee allergy

Kyle Jones in Columbia, KY - Apr 28 2018

Review for Dr. Burton

Jan 30 2018

Review for Dr. Thannoli

Dec 28 2017

Review for Dr. Henry

I usually don't offer reviews but deemed it necessary for Dr. Tarter. My first visit with him was excellent.. He was very informative, direct and sincere. He knows his stuff and was easy to communicate with. Definitely made the visit worthwhile. Phil R.

Phil R. in Russell Springs, KY - Dec 09 2017

Review for Dr. Tarter

Wonderful and knowledgeable doctor. He took the time to explain everything and listen to me. The nurses in the office are very friendly and caring.

Somerset, KY - Sep 06 2017

Review for Dr. Kassem

Glasgow, KY - Aug 09 2017

Review for Dr. Lessenberry

Takes time to talk to and listen to his patients. 20+ years our family md. He is awesome.

Valora in Jamestown, KY - Jun 29 2017

Review for Dr. Kilgallin

Somerset, KY - Jun 26 2017

Review for Dr. Henry

If you're looking for immediate surgery, he'll do it. Expects way too much way too soon tho.

London, KY - Jun 11 2017

Review for Dr. Knetsche

Atlanta, GA - Jun 09 2017

Review for Dr. Burton

Edmonton, Ky - May 18 2017

Review for Dr. Jones

Dr. Kassem is very careful to explain what is happening and will answer your questions. His staff is compassionate and professional!

Somerset - May 15 2017

Review for Dr. Kassem

Very hateful and rude towards the patients. Refuses to explain why she's doing test.. the wait time for me was over 3hours. I would recommend dr. hill over this physician.

Frankfort, KY - Apr 20 2017

Review for Dr. Burton

Great doctor! He really cares about his patients

Russell Springs, KY - Apr 17 2017

Review for Dr. Kilgallin

Dr. Tarter takes a very methodical approach and tried to resolve my problem with the least invasive treatment possible. He only recommends surgery after he has exhausted other options. He also did a better job of communicating with me than any other doctor I have used.

Steven Henry in Danville, KY - Apr 05 2017

Review for Dr. Tarter

A doctor that employs an extremely rude office manager is one to avoid. Save yourself the trouble, keep looking for a physicians office with people who care.

nicholasville, ky - Mar 19 2017

Review for Dr. Bertram

Very comprehensive and concerned. Extremely knowledgeable and allows patients enough time to address all the issues concerning them.

Rebecca in Columbia, KY - Feb 23 2017

Review for Dr. Giles

Private, *** - Feb 04 2017

Review for Dr. Knetsche

Somerset,ky - Feb 01 2017

Review for Dr. Burton

Dorothy in Albany, Ky - Jan 06 2017

Review for Dr. Henry

Dr. Elmlinger is very down to earth. He listens and addresses your concerns. Highly recommend. Only downfall is related to wait time at office visits. One day I was there 3 hours. Next visit I was there 45 mins. :/

Ap83 in Glasgow, KY - Dec 29 2016

Review for Dr. Elmlinger

Angie in Somerset, KY - Dec 14 2016

Review for Dr. Shelton

Staff are awesome and Dr Kassem will explain the blood work and is friendly and willing to answer any questions you may have.If other test are required he will explain why he thinks the test is necessary, explain test procedures, and answer any questions that you have.

Elizabethtown, KY - Nov 25 2016

Review for Dr. Kassem

Rude, not explaining procedures or why she wants to do certain tests. What the tests are for. What she is looking for. Staff also unhelpful. Do not recommend this dr at all!! Wait time 3 hours!!!

Unhappy in Columbia Ky - Jun 15 2016

Review for Dr. Burton

I have been seeing Dr. Gibson for the past few years and I honestly believe he saved my life.

Rita in Columbia, KY - Jun 01 2016

Review for Dr. Gibson

Very professional, knowledgeable and caring physician.

Rick Greenwell in Harrodsburg, KY - May 18 2016

Review for Dr. Rankin

He was very nice and talked to me about all my problems which were many. He gave me some new medications that seem to be working for me better than what I was on. He told me what I needed to do and what not to do. Overall, I was satisified with my experience with Dr. Cole.

Debbie Sparks in Eubank, KY - Apr 26 2016

Review for Dr. Cole

J B Bertram in Monticello, KY - Apr 13 2016

Review for Dr. Knetsche

Dr knetche did laser spine surgery on my l-4 l-5 vertabrey . For spinal stenosis. He did a superb Job. I would highly recommend him.

Samuel Irvin in Perryville,Ky 40468 - Feb 21 2016

Review for Dr. Knetsche

Very knowledgeable, compassionate, and kind.

Franchelle Richardson in Glasgow, KY - Dec 19 2015

Review for Dr. Elmlinger


Russell County Hospital

153 Dowell Rd, Russell Springs, KY 42642