MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

68%

Patients that would definitely recommend
2% lower than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

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

America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year over year

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

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

1 rating was better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital

11 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • 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

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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65%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
4% lower than the national average

68%

Would definitely recommend
2% lower than the national average

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%80%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%78%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%65%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%87%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%51%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%61%66%

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%60%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%72%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Can not say enough about Dr. Chhatre, he is amazing! He listens, cares, and does all he can for his patients. He has diagnosed my wife after several others either had no clue or didn’t care! He takes his time, responds to questions, and has continued to eliminate her pain.

Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Chhatre

Dr. Chhatre is the best physician we have been to for spinal pain. He listens, understands, and offers solutions that are focused. He responds quickly to our communications. He treats us as people with compassion and empathy while not talking down to us.

Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Chhatre

Debra Graf-Kane Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Kotcharian

KO Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Kazemizadeh Gol

Best doctor in the US. Listens and is thorough. I relocated to another state and couldn't find a doctor a good as Dr. Sireesh.

Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Tripuraneni

After a confusion with scheduling, Dr. Todd-Hesham made time to see me anyways. She was very friendly and gave me clear information about my concerns. Highly recommend!

Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Todd-Hesham

Lower back surgery. Dr. Lemma provided the best outcome for me. 12 years later - zero issues! Talented and empathetic to my pain. Highly recommended!!

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Lemma

Dr. Chris was very informative and has a personality that immediately set me at ease. He took his time answering all of my questions thoroughly. I feel confident going forward with my surgeries.

NancyFosler May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Alevizatos

Dr. Lee is the best GYN I've ever had and an excellent surgen!! I had my hysterectomy in 2013 and I don't have one scar to show for it.

Valerie Rich May 25 2020

Review for Dr. Lee

Susan Clarke May 25 2020

Review for Dr. Dart

Ed May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Grasso

Very Knowlegable and very Smart

May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Munjoma

Alicia Clea May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Nze

TAMMY JOHNSON May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Mitcherling

He explained everything about my procedure . He is great

joe Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. van Zijl

Rude

Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Haque

Veronica Thomas Apr 19 2020

Review for Dr. Kotcharian

office staff is friendly Tiffany and Mirror gets everything done, all of my concerns has been tooken care of. Dr. Ahmed does not rush you out of office

Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Ahmed

great doctor

Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Ahmed

she is very nice, answers all of my questions, and follows back up with me.. Staff : Tiffany and Mirror are also good , communicates back with you

antonio christia Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Ahmed

Mar 28 2020

Review for Dr. Carroll

Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Kankanala

I have experienced nothing but good healthy care from Dr. Neiman

Yvonne Taylor Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Naiman

The best in care. Takes his time. Listens. Great diagnostician. And a righteous human being. I love Dr. Kara.

Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Karacuschansky

Great physician, fantastic surgeon !

Catalin bonciu Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Valaik

Prompt, listens well, thoughtful answers to difficult questions

Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Valaik

Dr. Seifter is the best of best in his field.

Hong Wang Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Seifter

Very personable & friendly but bold.

Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Jacobs

Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. McConnell

Very professional and compassionate. Highly recommend!

Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Nichols

EM Wright Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Randolph

Donna Bartholomew Feb 25 2020

Review for Dr. Jacobs

Feb 22 2020

Review for Dr. Valaik

Dr. Jacobs performed a bilateral knee replacement on me on 1/13/20. very happy with my results and Dr Jacobs is a wonderful doctor.

Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Jacobs

Best Dr ever. I had hip issues. I saw him in the am, he actually scheduled me in the afternoon for an injection. I am 100% better. He gave me his e-mail and he responds right away. I HIGHLY recommend him.

Ceil Paul Feb 20 2020

Review for Dr. Chhatre

Dr Bharaj is the best doctor in parkvill area.

Feb 19 2020

Review for Dr. Bharaj

Overall excellent, very thorough, very conversive and explanatory

Grant Berry Feb 14 2020

Review for Dr. Valaik

Dr. Valaik is the kind of doctor I appreciate. Knowledgeable, skilled, and patient. He talks to me in language I understand and he listens to me. He replaced my right hip, I did what he told me to do, and I healed quickly and perfectly.

Chris Feb 13 2020

Review for Dr. Valaik

Melissa Johnson Feb 13 2020

Review for Dr. Valaik

This man is an outstanding surgeon! He recently took care of my bf, Dr. Coll has excellent bedside manners! I can't recommend him highly enough. I would have other family members see him if needed!

Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Coll

My first and last visit. I found him rude and hurried, the nurse had to go and find him. The exam was rushed and incomplete. No advice just exam and he left.

Feb 06 2020

Review for Dr. Segal

Erin Wiatrowski Feb 05 2020

Review for Dr. Weiner

I have never met a more compassionate and attentive doctor. He listened to everything I had to say and didn't make me feel rushed.

Feb 04 2020

Review for Dr. Kazemizadeh Gol

Absolutely outstanding! Great bed side manner, very informed and knowledgeable, took all the time we needed, overall a great experience. This is my second hip replacement and by far the better experience.

Jeff Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Jacobs

Dr Todd Heshem probably saved my life . I had Stage lV throat cancer, and she performed a radical neck procedure on me assisted by Dr Shikani. I am alive and doing well today to their credit.

Paul Farber in Baltimore - Jan 26 2020

Review for Dr. Todd-Hesham

Never have to wait past the appointment time. Straightforward. Tells it like it is. Great staff.

Jan 25 2020

Review for Dr. Jacobs

Not good

Jan 23 2020

Review for Dr. Loh

Unfortunately, Dr.Smolev retired two years ago

Bessie Jan 18 2020

Review for Dr. Smolev

Was referred to her by my primary care doctor. She explained me in detail my diagnosis. I just felt so comfortable with her. My husband was also impressed.

Evelyn P. Jan 13 2020

Review for Dr. Kalra

Dr. Jacobs performed two replacement hip surgeries for me two years apart as well as one for my older brother I referred to him. He and his team were excellent and I highly recommend them!

Robert Bowers Jan 11 2020

Review for Dr. Jacobs

I highly recommend Dr. Valaik for your knee and hip replacement surgeries. My experience was very good and the care was excellent.

Dan Jan 11 2020

Review for Dr. Valaik

Jan 07 2020

Review for Dr. Gupta

The best doctor around...very nice and easy to talk to. He really cares about his patients. He found a life threatening tumor and he laid out a set of plans for me to see many doctors...all of whom got it all taken care of...

Tim FOSTER Jan 03 2020

Review for Dr. Goldman

Dr Swehla was kind, thorough and compassionate. After biopsy, he came by and talked to me w no rush. He answered my questions and was positive in his encouragement. Have had great experiences w all Medstar Drs and staff. Very pleased!

Paula Jan 02 2020

Review for Dr. Swehla

I am a new patient of Dr.Mastafa, I had my first appointment several months ago. I really liked him so much, he was so kind and very helpful. I am so happy to have his as my doctor.

Jan 02 2020

Review for Dr. Mostafa

Michael Boyle Dec 28 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

Dr. Valaik is an Excellent and caring doctor.

Dec 28 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

I have received exemplary care from Dr. Valaik for right hip revision. I would recommend him to anybody. One of the most caring and compassionate doctors that I have ever encountered.

Anthula Gross Dec 24 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

Carl Ward Dec 20 2019

Review for Dr. Jacobs

Wanda R. Bentley Dec 20 2019

Review for Dr. Schendel

Rick Rukowicz Dec 19 2019

Review for Dr. Stein

Simply the BEST .. Dr. Seifter has been my main Doctor for over 20 years and I would not change for anything. He also saved my life . .what else can I say ..

Diana O Dec 17 2019

Review for Dr. Seifter

Dr.Srinivas takes his time to explain things to you and makes u fill very comfortable great Dr.

Wendy Hymam Dec 13 2019

Review for Dr. Srinivas

I recommend Dr Valaik. He informed me that I probably strained the muscle in my knee.

Dec 09 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

He is an amazing GI that truly cares about his patients and goes far above and beyond to help. He did the Stretta procedure on me and I am quite happy. I flew from California twice because he is a world leader in the Stretta procedure and in LPR. Glad I did!

Dec 08 2019

Review for Dr. Noar

Dr. Patel is a wonderful Doctor. Great bedside manner and was all around superb.

Dec 08 2019

Review for Dr. Patel

Dec 06 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

He is compassionate and good surgeon

Dec 06 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

Dec 04 2019

Review for Dr. Bolarum

Best ENT ever! He goes above and beyond to make sure he find out what the problem is and fixs it

Dec 02 2019

Review for Dr. Patel

Had right Mako Knee replacement 10/7/2019. Was able to drive after 2 weeks. In just 6 weeks of physical therapy, my range of motion is 136 degrees of flexion and I have full extension. Great surgeon and terrific office personnel.

Dr. Neil J. Napora Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. Jacobs

Susan Clarke in Baltimore, MD - Nov 20 2019

Review for Dr. Shikani

Ann Scanlan Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

Chuck Coughlin Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

Dr. Valaik shows great care for patients as demonstrated by the time he takes to listen to concerns as well as reaching out to other physicians to collaborate on more challenging health cases. I will only see Dr. Valaik for all orthopedic needs from now on.

Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

Dr. Valaik was super personable and attentive during my appointment. He listened well, and had great bed side manners.

Nov 15 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

Mike Marino Nov 15 2019

Review for Dr. Jacobs

Did a great job of explaining the process and expectations. The outcome was above expectations. Great experience and will recommend Dr. Jacobs with pleasure.

Nov 14 2019

Review for Dr. Jacobs

No nonsense discussion of my situation. Answered all of my questions. Relied on new information that he requested given what was in my medical record.

Nov 12 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

Mary Alexander Nov 07 2019

Review for Dr. Chhatre

Excellent surgeon. Highly recommended by other medical professionals as “The Hip Guy” in the DC area. He was direct and focused and did an excellent job. I have recovered very quickly.

New Hip Hop Hooray! Nov 07 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

Bob Conrad Nov 07 2019

Review for Dr. Jacobs

Dr. Dan Valaik is the best! He did my hip replacement. Rehab was as smooth as silk. All of my interactions with him have been extremely positive. I am a physician myself [anesthesiologist] and have worked with many surgeons. As both a patient and a physician, I rank Dan among the finest!

Dean Calcagni, M.D. Nov 07 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

Anne Dyment in Ellicott City , MD - Oct 27 2019

Review for Dr. Stein

Dr Hennawi is very compassionate and easy to speak to and understand. He spent time getting to know my mother during the visit. He has a very easy demeanor and a no nonsense approach. Highly recommend.

Oct 21 2019

Review for Dr. Hennawi

Oct 20 2019

Review for Dr. Jacobs

He is one the best doctors I have seen. He is so kind and caring and he explains everything very patiently and answers to all your questions.

Bahar Shahverdi Oct 16 2019

Review for Dr. Farha

Truly awful—lacking in sympathy and knowledge

Oct 11 2019

Review for Dr. Fowler

Oct 10 2019

Review for Dr. Montanez

Had knee replacement surgery on my right knee June 10th. Dr. Jacobs did a wonderful job. No more pain in that knee. Now I am getting ready to get the other one done.

Kim Hopkins Oct 09 2019

Review for Dr. Jacobs

Patricia Mattes in Bel Air, MD - Oct 07 2019

Review for Dr. Stein

Dr Hann was very late for the appointment. When he arrived I asked questions, and he did not answer the questions. He looked at my feet, said "I don't know", and I can treat it if you want. During the wait the staff were rude and condescending.

Poor patient Experience Oct 06 2019

Review for Dr. Hahn

Always a great experience with Dr Esterson and her staff.

Pikesville , MD - Oct 03 2019

Review for Dr. Esterson

Stephen Sohasky Oct 02 2019

Review for Dr. Stein

appletree7 Oct 01 2019

Review for Dr. Kamara

I picked Dr. Valaik to replace both of my knees because his extensive preparation and excellent judgment engendered a strong sense that I would be satisfied with the outcome. I was just satisfied, I was delighted. He raised my quality of life an order of magnitude!

Herb Jacobson Sep 29 2019

Review for Dr. Valaik

Location

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239