Heart Hospital of Lafayette

89%

Patients that would definitely recommend
19% higher than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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™ (2017)

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 better than expected

11 ratings were as expected

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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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88%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
19% higher than the national average

89%

Would definitely recommend
19% higher than the national average

Heart Hospital of Lafayette

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%91%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%77%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%82%66%

Heart Hospital of Lafayette

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%78%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%82%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

dr barker has been my cardiologist for many years ...would not trust anyone but him I would recommend him to anyone who has heart problem...one that cares for his patients

Aug 08 2019

Review for Dr. Esmond Barker, MD

Great visit. Everyone was very professional and courteous and I felt completely at ease. Dr. Ali was patient, listened well, and answered all of my questions. I highly recommend this office.

Jul 13 2019

Review for Dr. Rehan Ali, MD

Jun 20 2019

Review for Dr. Rehan Ali, MD

May 28 2019

Review for Dr. Hector Robles, MD

Dr Weir is an extremely smart and caring doctor. It is quite obvious that his primary motivation is to heal, and he stays focused on that objective throughout all his processes. One of the best doctors I have had the pleasure of knowing.

May 07 2019

Review for Dr. David Weir, MD

Easy to talk to. Actually listened to problems and concerns. Very understanding. Explained and taught without being condescending! And knowledgeable about current therapies! The best of all worlds!

May 03 2019

Review for Dr. Kerry Schexnaider, MD

He is the worst. Does not care or know what he’s doing. My husband was having heart failure and he kept insisting he was not and didn’t give him the proper medication. He was so wrong about everything I can’t even believe he is a cardiologist. We will never go back to him

Apr 28 2019

Review for Dr. Rehan Ali, MD

Dr. Dobbs has excellent bedside manners. He answers all questions in terms that I as a patient can easily understand! His staff is equally professional and friendly! He is awesome on meeting his scheduled appointment times!

Apr 02 2019

Review for Dr. James Dobbs, MD

Apr 01 2019

Review for Dr. Joseph Kowalski, MD

Mar 30 2019

Review for Dr. Kevin Hargrave, MD

Some of the staff can be very disrespectful and will debate with longtime patients who are in need of medical assistance. Dr. Solopek is a great doctor, but some members of his staff should not be working in a setting where respect and kindness are imperative.

Mar 29 2019

Review for Dr. Stephen Salopek, MD

Dr Cahill jr is a very special Doctor. One that listens to every word you say. He know when to take something serious or not. He always makes me feel better.

Mar 25 2019

Review for Dr. Kelly Cahill Jr, MD

Mar 25 2019

Review for Dr. Victor Tedesco IV, MD

Mar 23 2019

Review for Dr. Sai Chennamsetty, MD

Mar 20 2019

Review for Dr. Joseph Kowalski, MD

Mar 20 2019

Review for Dr. Joseph Kowalski, MD

Mar 16 2019

Review for Dr. Victor Tedesco IV, MD

Dr Eldredge explained everything to me about my surgery, I felt very much at ease . She is very kind and competent, her staff was also very good and informative. I was in good hands with her and her staff . Highly recommend this Dr.

Mar 15 2019

Review for Dr. Brytton Eldredge, MD

By far the best doctor around!! We are blessed to have doctor Dearman.. he operated on my sons collapsed lung and my performances my dads open heart surgery... there both doing awesome ?? He’s so awesome in explaining everything to you and making sure you understand!! Just love him !!

in New Iberia , LA - Feb 10 2019

Review for Dr. Richard Dearman, MD

Dr. Brierre and his N.P, Eric, give the best care! His concern for his patients is very sincere. They made it easy to give my all as a patient and become a "Survivor". I would highly recommend Dr. Brierre to anyone who desires a wonderful doctor to work with in their Cancer Journey!

in Lafayette, LA - Jan 09 2019

Review for Dr. Joseph Brierre, MD

I am glad to have a physician that takes his time, looks me in the eye, and asks ME how I am feeling. No excessive computer work in the office, just me and my doctor, thank you for taking your time with those you care for. It is noticed and appreciated.

LA - Dec 03 2018

Review for Dr. Wartelle Castille, MD

in Iota, LA - Oct 29 2018

Review for Dr. Stephen Simpson, MD

Dr. Robles takes his time with all his patients. Sometimes there is a bit of a wait but always worth it. He explains all test he is ordering and results. He’s. Eye caeing and compassionate.

in Lafayette, LA - Oct 18 2018

Review for Dr. Hector Robles, MD

The only cardiologist I’ve ever seen, but is really nice, listens to you, explains things well, and is very patient. His staff is just as competent as he is, and they’re all of them very kind and considerate. I’d recommend my mother to him!

in Crowley, LA - Sep 09 2018

Review for Dr. Stephen Simpson, MD

in Lafayette , LA - Aug 09 2018

Review for Dr. Kevin Hargrave, MD

in Broussard, LA - Aug 09 2018

Review for Dr. Joseph Kowalski, MD

Aug 06 2018

Review for Dr. Brytton Eldredge, MD

in Lafayette - Jul 12 2018

Review for Dr. Kelly Cahill Jr, MD

in Kaplan , LA - Jun 20 2018

Review for Dr. Victor Tedesco IV, MD

Dr Chen is wonderful! Excellent communicator with a lot of compassion. My husband had emergency bypass surgery and we feel lucky to have been assigned this great doctor.

in Lafayette , LA - Jun 06 2018

Review for Dr. Yu-Cheng Chen, MD

My LAD was totally occluded. I was in critical condition. I brought in by air-vac. He saved my life. I will forever be grateful to him. Ive only seen him in surgery but he was awesome

May 03 2018

Review for Dr. Padumane Lakshmiprasad, MD

Apr 11 2018

Review for Dr. Kevin Hargrave, MD

Dr Hargrave is a brilliant man. He took his time with me and helped me to understand the risk versus the rewards of treatment and medication. I recommend him to anyone. He is outstanding.

Mar 18 2018

Review for Dr. Kevin Hargrave, MD

in Lafayette, la. - Mar 16 2018

Review for Dr. Hector Robles, MD

I had 2 appointments with doctor Billy liked him very much But after medication he prescribe didn't work he got very upset would not return my calls and actually one night told me not to bother him anymore. Doctor Bailey can be like 2 separate people.

Mar 09 2018

Review for Dr. William Bailey, MD

I have a great doctor that wants to see me get better and his staff is just amazing very caring; I don’t know what I would do without him as my doctor,god has a plan if you want to get better give them a call today , my name is renella boyer amen to dr weir

in Lafayette la - Feb 23 2018

Review for Dr. David Weir, MD

We would definitely recommend Dr Hargrave to others. He was very thorough in his examination and review of symptoms; very knowledgeable and accurate in his diagnosis. He went the extra mile to make sure all questions were answered. The staff was also very accommodating and courteous.

in Maurice - Jan 04 2018

Review for Dr. Kevin Hargrave, MD

I would highly recommend Dr. Barker for any cardiac issues. He is very caring, thoughtful and extremely competent in his field. He also treats other family members and we find him to an excellent physician who cares about is patients.

in Opelousas, LA - Sep 26 2017

Review for Dr. Esmond Barker, MD

in Lafayette, LA - Sep 26 2017

Review for Dr. Kevin Hargrave, MD

in Lafayette, LA - Sep 26 2017

Review for Dr. Stephen Salopek, MD

in Carencro - Sep 24 2017

Review for Dr. Richard Dearman, MD

Sep 21 2017

Review for Dr. Hector Robles, MD

I see his NP, Fernando, and I LOVE him. I have many health problems, and he always knows what to do to both treat and comfort me. You will get wonderful care; the entire staff is not only friendly, but empathetic as well.

in 70535 - Aug 21 2017

Review for Dr. Hector Robles, MD

This genius saved my Father's life twice. Two separate cardiac instances. Without his steady hand and expertise, we would, without a doubt, not have our Father. Thank you doesn't seem like worthy enough words to express our gratitude.

Lafayette, LA - Aug 15 2017

Review for Dr. Victor Tedesco IV, MD

Saw him after having my first child for extreme back pain and he told me to stop breastfeeding and did x rays and prescribed pain killers but didn't actually fix the problem:/ I was very disappointed his staff was also very rude

Lafayette, LA - Jul 27 2017

Review for Dr. Sai Chennamsetty, MD

Great physician whom I have recommended. My husband and I have been seeing Dr. Schexnaider for a two years and are more than satisfied. Only negative is always getting answering machine when calling and at times never getting a call back!

in Lafayette, LA - Jul 18 2017

Review for Dr. Kerry Schexnaider, MD

Lafayette, la - Jul 07 2017

Review for Dr. Sai Chennamsetty, MD

Saw him maybe 30 seconds,ordered tests, never saw him again. Did not go over the results,never gave any suggestions to help with the severe pain I was having.

Lafayette, LA - Jun 30 2017

Review for Dr. Joshua Gaspard, MD

Very friendly physician that places patient needs first. Great knowledge level and he took the time to explain the plan of care and procedures. He works in an ED so difficult for him to control waiting times and cleanliness of area. However, he really steps up to keep staff on task.

in Youngsville, LA - Jun 27 2017

Review for Dr. Douglas Clement, MD

I had the pleasure of having Dr. Ehsan take care of me at Heart Hospital in Lafayette in February 2017. He is the most compassionate physician you can ask for. He was very thorough and explained all things very well to me. I highly recommend him.

in Jennings, LA - Jun 15 2017

Review for Dr. Kian Ehsan, MD

Location

Heart Hospital of Lafayette

1105 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508