UM St. Joseph Medical Center

83%

Patients that would definitely recommend
13% higher than the national average


UM St. Joseph Medical Center is a medical facility located in Towson, MD. This hospital has been recognized for America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™, America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, and more.

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

America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021, 2020)

Top 2% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality year over year

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021, 2019)

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

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and heart valve surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent)

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2021, 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™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent)

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

3 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • 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
  • 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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78%

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

83%

Would definitely recommend
13% higher than the national average

UM St. Joseph Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%81%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%83%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%62%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%88%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%55%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%68%66%

UM St. Joseph Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%63%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%69%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Detterline is an awesome orthopedist who has treated my knees and shoulder, including a partial knee replacement. He is very attentive to any concerns and explains all options well. I have had great success with all of my joint problems with him.

Best choice for orthopedist Jun 20 2021

Review for Dr. Detterline

Dan & Marge M. Jun 14 2021

Review for Dr. Salenger

I had surgery to my middle finger and Dr Woloch was the surgeon. I find his bedside manner to be very gentle, caring and reassuring. He called the evening of the day I had my surgery to see how I was doing. His office called the following morning to check up on me.

Cynthia R Thackston Jun 10 2021

Review for Dr. Wolock

Agnes-Ruth Jun 10 2021

Review for Dr. Gaffar

Judith Bigley Jun 09 2021

Review for Dr. Small

Location

UM St. Joseph Medical Center

7601 Osler Dr, Towson, MD 21204

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