Avala Hospital

84%

Patients that would definitely recommend
14% 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

  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

10 ratings were as expected

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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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85%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
16% higher than the national average

84%

Would definitely recommend
14% higher than the national average

Avala Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%90%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%93%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%76%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%90%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%90%66%

Avala Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%89%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%82%73%

Providers

Dr. Kyle Acosta, MD

Ophthalmology

25 Ratings
Dr. Kyle Acosta, MD

Dr. Tod Aust, MD

Anesthesiology

17 Ratings
Dr. Tod Aust, MD

Dr. John Beatrous, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

28 Ratings
Dr. John Beatrous, MD

Dr. Joseph Bonvillain, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

11 Ratings
Dr. Joseph Bonvillain, MD

Dr. Richard Boyce, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

17 Ratings
Dr. Richard Boyce, MD

Dr. Keith Cangelosi, MD

Ophthalmology

17 Ratings
Dr. Keith Cangelosi, MD

Dr. James Christopher, MD

General Surgery

18 Ratings
Dr. James Christopher, MD

Dr. Kira Clement, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

25 Ratings
Dr. Kira Clement, MD

Kimberly Collins, PT

Physical Therapy

Kimberly Collins, PT

Dr. Corey Ann Conn, MD

Pain Management

48 Ratings
Dr. Corey Ann Conn, MD

Dr. James Connolly, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

32 Ratings
Dr. James Connolly, MD

Angie Crowell, OTR

Hand Occupational Therapy

Angie Crowell, OTR

Dr. Kevin Darr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

49 Ratings
Dr. Kevin Darr, MD

Dr. Chad Domangue, MD

Pain Medicine

67 Ratings
Dr. Chad Domangue, MD

Dr. Mohamed Elkersh, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

40 Ratings
Dr. Mohamed Elkersh, MD

Dr. Artemus Flagg II, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

108 Ratings
Dr. Artemus Flagg II, MD

Dr. Arthur Franz III, OD

Optometry

3 Ratings
Dr. Arthur Franz III, OD

Dr. Lawrence Gensler, MD

Gastroenterology

19 Ratings
Dr. Lawrence Gensler, MD

Dr. Jill Gibson, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

128 Ratings
Dr. Jill Gibson, MD

Dr. Brian Guillory, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

33 Ratings
Dr. Brian Guillory, MD

Dr. James Hardwick III, MD

Cardiology

4 Ratings
Dr. James Hardwick III, MD

Dawn Holliday, PT

Physical Therapy

Dawn Holliday, PT

Dr. Mark Hontas, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

28 Ratings
Dr. Mark Hontas, MD

Dr. Roch Hontas, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

38 Ratings
Dr. Roch Hontas, MD

Dr. Jeremy James, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

85 Ratings
Dr. Jeremy James, MD

Dr. Ravi Kanagala, MD

Cardiology

39 Ratings
Dr. Ravi Kanagala, MD

Dr. Thomas Lavin, MD

Bariatric Surgery

17 Ratings
Dr. Thomas Lavin, MD

Dr. Steve Lee, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

23 Ratings
Dr. Steve Lee, MD

Dr. Gregory Mula, MD

Gastroenterology

22 Ratings
Dr. Gregory Mula, MD

Dr. Eric Oberlander, MD

Neurosurgery

64 Ratings
Dr. Eric Oberlander, MD

Dr. Justin Owen, MD

Neurosurgery

258 Ratings
Dr. Justin Owen, MD

Dr. Allan Parr Jr, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

6 Ratings
Dr. Allan Parr Jr, MD

Dr. Herbert Plauche, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

13 Ratings
Dr. Herbert Plauche, MD

Dr. Robert Restrepo, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Robert Restrepo, MD

Dr. Jason Rolling, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

32 Ratings
Dr. Jason Rolling, MD

Dr. Jason Rudd, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

12 Ratings
Dr. Jason Rudd, MD

Dr. Stefanie Schultis, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

28 Ratings
Dr. Stefanie Schultis, MD

Dr. Ronald Segura, MD

Pain Medicine

36 Ratings
Dr. Ronald Segura, MD

Dr. Blane Sessions, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

144 Ratings
Dr. Blane Sessions, MD

Dr. Khader Shamieh, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

111 Ratings
Dr. Khader Shamieh, MD

Dr. Jonathan Sorrel, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

8 Ratings
Dr. Jonathan Sorrel, MD

Dr. Richard Stanger, MD

Neurosurgery

24 Ratings
Dr. Richard Stanger, MD

Dr. Scott Sullivan Jr, MD

General Surgery

12 Ratings
Dr. Scott Sullivan Jr, MD

Dr. Paul Van Deventer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

34 Ratings
Dr. Paul Van Deventer, MD

Dr. Russell Wardlaw, MD

Gastroenterology

20 Ratings
Dr. Russell Wardlaw, MD

Dr. Hilary Watson II, MD

Urology

22 Ratings
Dr. Hilary Watson II, MD

Provider Reviews

I have been a patient of Dr. Kanagala for approximately 3 years. He is always caring, personable, professional, and thorough. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends as I have the utmost respect and trust in his ability to diagnose and treat his patients.

Dec 04 2019

Review for Dr. Ravi Kanagala, MD

He did a great job. I am very pleased with the operation and the results after.

Dec 04 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Owen, MD

I was happy with her but I never took a drug test ever my friend smoked some marijuana for my pain and it came back dirty and now I have to suffer with no pain meds this is horrible

Dec 04 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Ann Conn, MD

Amazing experience, wonderful and fantastic staff. Anytime I have questions, Dr Boyce and his staff are always very accommodating.

Dec 03 2019

Review for Dr. Richard Boyce, MD

I have suffered for many years and have seen many doctors with little relief. My neck is now at least 80% better and the pain on my left side is at least 75% better. I believe that after I heal that I will feel like a new person!

Nov 23 2019

Review for Dr. Khader Shamieh, MD

Nov 23 2019

Review for Dr. Blane Sessions, MD

Everyone is nice and professional. I was seen quickly and my questions were addressed honestly and quickly.

Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. Jill Gibson, MD

I highly recommend Dr Acosta to all. He’s very knowledgeable and takes his work very seriously. I have one hundred percent trust with Dr Acosta. His staff is very kind and caring also. Always a pleasure visiting Dr Acosta.

in Kiln, MS - Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Kyle Acosta, MD

Dr. Sorrel and his staff were excellent during my recent endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty. The procedures were explained, all questions were answered, and I felt comfortable throughout the whole process. I can finally breathe and have less sinus pressure!

Covington, LA - Nov 17 2019

Review for Dr. Jonathan Sorrel, MD

Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. Ronald Segura, MD

This has been the best experience of my life! For the first time in 5 years I am pain free. I cannot say enough about how great the care was that I received from Dr. James and his staff!

Nov 15 2019

Review for Dr. Jeremy James, MD

I am so thankful for Dr. Shamieh and his staff for helping me and relieving all my pain. I am truly blessed and couldn't have asked and been serviced by any other doctor!

Nov 04 2019

Review for Dr. Khader Shamieh, MD

All the staff is so friendly and helpful! Dr. Shamieh and Daniel are the best! Brittany went above and beyond!

Nov 04 2019

Review for Dr. Khader Shamieh, MD

Complete faith in Dr. Owen. His staff is wonderful also

Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Owen, MD

Everything he did was great. I was in so much pain and I am not in pain anymore.

Oct 29 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Owen, MD

I am still recovering from the surgery but I am expecting a full and total recovery! Thank you Dr. James and staff.

Oct 23 2019

Review for Dr. Jeremy James, MD

Great doctor gives good info and is honest if you really need surgery or not.

Oct 22 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Owen, MD

He is a wonder- worker. Very successful surgery. I have recommended him to others.

Oct 22 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Owen, MD

My last experience at Avala was great. The staff that took care of me was unbelievable!

Oct 18 2019

Review for Dr. Khader Shamieh, MD

Dr. Kanagala has been staying on top of my case. He was the first to find out of me having heart problems and the medicines and other things I needed to do in order to be proactive in my life. I believe he truly cares about each one of his patients.

Oct 16 2019

Review for Dr. Ravi Kanagala, MD

Liked Cypress Point Hospital. Great Staff. Kept me informed of what was going to take place before and after the procedure.

Oct 10 2019

Review for Dr. Jeremy James, MD

Dr.Conn is knowledgeable, attentive and caring. She truly wants the very best care for her patients. I highly recommend her!

Oct 09 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Ann Conn, MD

Dr. Clement is absolutely amazing, she is very thorough but yet calm. She delivered my first baby boy, Emergency C Section & will be delivering my second any day now! Thankful for her taking such good care of us!

Oct 09 2019

Review for Dr. Kira Clement, MD

This experience has been amazing! 3 weeks after surgery and no pain! I feel like I have my life back.

Oct 08 2019

Review for Dr. Jeremy James, MD

Oct 05 2019

Review for Dr. Blane Sessions, MD

Love Dr Owen and his staff I wouldn't trust anyone beside Dr Owen with my spine!

Oct 03 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Owen, MD

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!! Would highly recommend Dr. Owen!!!

Oct 02 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Owen, MD

Oct 02 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Owen, MD

I had no problems getting an appointment. The time from my first appointment until my lumbar laminectomy was about a month and a half. The surgery center, Avala was very clean and everyone was very professional and friendly.

Oct 02 2019

Review for Dr. Khader Shamieh, MD

Very courteous and professional. Dr. Owen has knowledge of my condition. Would definitely recommend friends and family.

Oct 02 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Owen, MD

Dr. Flagg always exceeds my expectations with his knowledge and overall demeanor. He is personable, yet the keeps the focus on patient care and truly takes his time. His military experience is something we share and I appreciate his love of his patients who are Active Duty and our beloved Veterans.

Sep 30 2019

Review for Dr. Artemus Flagg II, MD

Sep 27 2019

Review for Dr. Artemus Flagg II, MD

Si Joint Issues. Doctor Flagg and NP Stephanie were great. Very knowledgeable and professional.

Sep 27 2019

Review for Dr. Artemus Flagg II, MD

Everyone was friendly and and asked good questions.

Sep 27 2019

Review for Dr. Artemus Flagg II, MD

Dr Flagg is very caring and passionate. I would recommend him for any pain management needs.

Sep 27 2019

Review for Dr. Artemus Flagg II, MD

Dr. Flagg is very caring. I have seen him numerous times and he truly dedicates the time he is with me to the reason behind the visit. I trust and recommend him completely.

Sep 27 2019

Review for Dr. Artemus Flagg II, MD

Sep 26 2019

Review for Dr. Jason Rolling, MD

My office visit was great. Friendly staff and great care. Dr. Flag was very thorough in my treatment. I experienced immediate relief from my pain and improvement in my condition. I am impressed with his approach and diagnosis of my pain issue. I highly recommend Dr, Flagg.

Sep 17 2019

Review for Dr. Artemus Flagg II, MD

I think he’s a great doctor. I have been very satisfied with him. I recommend him to everybody.

Sep 17 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Owen, MD

The whole crew was nice and polite. They was informative and had concern about me. I also saw a video on the procedure and i felt good for the knowledge I received before the surgery Thank you Dr. Flagg and your staff.

Sep 11 2019

Review for Dr. Artemus Flagg II, MD

Sep 05 2019

Review for Dr. Tod Aust, MD

always a great visit wonderful staff Dr Flagg always helps by answering questions

Sep 05 2019

Review for Dr. Artemus Flagg II, MD

I think he's great. I give him the highest rating. They did well for me everything came out great. I have already recommended him. I think Paige and Dr. Owen as a team are tremendous.

Sep 04 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Owen, MD

I had a non invasive procedure done with Dr Owen for back and leg pain. I have had a great experience and results and would highly recommend him and his staff

Sep 04 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Owen, MD

Aug 30 2019

Review for Dr. Khader Shamieh, MD

Dr. Wardlaw in my book is a TOP DOC. He has taken the time I needed at every visit. He has treated me many times. This man has saved my life! I would and have recommended him to everyone I know!

Aug 29 2019

Review for Dr. Russell Wardlaw, MD

Dr. Conn always gets to the source of what is causing my pain. She does a great job working with me and explaining treatment options. I would strongly recommend her to anyone I know.

Aug 28 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Ann Conn, MD

Dr.Conn shows great compassion and high integrity. Adding her intelligence and commitment to continued improvements in her fields of pain management. Dr Conn is able to provide pain relief without the use of addictive medications. I highly recommend her!

Aug 28 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Ann Conn, MD

Extremely helpful, very knowledgable and a great doctor.

Aug 28 2019

Review for Dr. Mohamed Elkersh, MD

Dr. Elkersh is an incredibly caring and attentive doctor. He was always happy to answer any and all my questions. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Aug 28 2019

Review for Dr. Mohamed Elkersh, MD

Location

Avala Hospital

67252 Industry Ln, Covington, LA 70433