University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

81%

Patients that would definitely recommend
11% higher than the national average


University of Maryland 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™ (2020)

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

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (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™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

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™ (2020, 2018)

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

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™ (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™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

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

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

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)

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

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

6 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
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

7 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
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
Learn more about patient safety ratings

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).

Learn more about patient experience
75%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
6% higher than the national average

81%

Would definitely recommend
11% higher than the national average

University of Maryland 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%82%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%81%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%61%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%57%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%66%66%

University of Maryland 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%59%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%69%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Molly Hall Aug 04 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

She definitely took the time to listen to my problems and makes me feel comfortable everytime i come into the office

Kyle G. Aug 04 2020

Review for Dr. Aronson

Steve and Michelle Gillespie Aug 03 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

Jeff Aug 02 2020

Review for Dr. Marion

Parks/Stoner Family Aug 01 2020

Review for Dr. Digerolamo

Dr Collector has been taking care of our entire family since 1998 and is amazing!!! 5 star service and dedication to his family and his patients Parks / Stoner Families

April Parks Jul 31 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

James Jul 31 2020

Review for Dr. Schraeder

Dr. Randall and his staff are extremely pleasant and helpful. Over several visits I found him to be very thorough in his attention not only to my lung situation but also to my overall health.

Jane Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Randall

Outstanding diagnostician....restored my health after 4 months when no other Dr I visited were able to help. 4 Family members no rely on Dr. Alkyd

Jim Poffel Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Akkad

Very lackadaisical, little communication. My appointment was rushed!

Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Hopkins-Luna

I have been seeing Dr. Brocato for a couple years now. She listens to you and actually cares about what you are saying. She cares about you as a whole person including your mind. I am so grateful to have found her after being scared to go to the doctor for years. Her staff is incredible too.

Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Brocato

The best or probably second to none

Sam Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

I was in shock and saddened to be told Dr. Collector and Dr. D were no longer at Lutherville. We’ve been with them for over 20 years - since they had their private practice at Padonia. I can’t imagine seeing anyone else and don’t want to. If anyone hears anything please post here. TY!

Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

Jul 22 2020

Review for Dr. Mostafa

Lisa Jul 21 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

I see he is resurfacing very soon! I am so happy to see this as Dr C is irreplaceable!

Melanie Schuelke Jul 21 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

I have been seeing Dr. Collector for over 20 years as well. He is like family to me. I do not want to go to any other doctor. I cried when I heard he wasn't with the practice anymore. I am desperatly looking for him as well.

Jennifer Gordon Jul 20 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

Mike Jul 20 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

I certainly would, he is the best provider I ever come across. Need to find where he is practicing now. He is so kind, takes his time and really listens when you talk to him. Miss him dearly

Lisa Hubbe Jul 20 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

Dr. Salazar is an incredible and brilliant doctor. As a nurse, I have worked with him for years and he continues to impress. Call me Dr. Salazar. Jacqui, RN

Jacqueline Gardner Jul 19 2020

Review for Dr. Salazar

Sandy & Ken Schultheis Jul 17 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

I think all of Dr. C's patients are desperately looking for him right now. I won't go to anyone else, so I hope we find him soon.

Bettina Moore Jul 17 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

One million stars !! Always friendly and compassionate and he seems to treat all concerns in the same manner, not by what he feels is important.

Katherine Hammel Jul 17 2020

Review for Dr. Schroder

I have been a patient of Dr. Collector's for over twenty years - he is kind, caring, warm and professional- definitely want to know where he is now. I highly recommend him!

Natalie Jul 16 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

Jul 16 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

Has been my PVP for about 7 years. I am extremely happy with him and his crew...they are second to none!!!!! Now....where did he go?????

Gail F Jul 16 2020

Review for Dr. Digerolamo

I love Dr. Collector - Next door has information that he will be opening a practice in the Hereford zone some where

Emily T Carroll Jul 16 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

I have been with Dr. Collector for nearly 20 years and I would like to continue as a patient with him. How can I find him? Tom

Tom Howard Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

She is a wonderful doctor. I had to have emergency surgery and couldn't be more pleased with her. She took her time examining and talking to me before and after surgery.

Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Rosak

Dr Collector has been the best for many years. We need to find out how to contact him since I just found out he's leaving Mercy.

Nick K Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

Retired

Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Zebley III

Dr Collector has been my primary for over 20 years and has taken excellent care of me and my family. Several generations of my family will follow him.

Lisa Gavin Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

Greats DR. I've ever had need to fine him ASAP. Went to mercy today could not be seen because the doctor they set me up with does not take my insurance. So need to find him as soon as he hangs out his shingle. I've been with DR.C. FOR OVER 20 YEARS NEED TO FIND HIM.

Gerald Michael Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

Great Doctor! Mercy was foolish to let him go! Got to find out where he is now!

Brian Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

Hes always great! But where is he now that he left Mercy??? Need to find!

Amanda Tyler Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

I have been with Dr Di for 25 years. He is the best!

Lee Kladky Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Digerolamo

Courtney Durham Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Gammie

This is a doctor that will take time explaining problems in a way you understand When you see him he actually cares Loves what he’s doing Genuine

Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Collector

It's been 2 years since Dr. Gammie performed my valve surgery/replacement. Last week, I moved 5 cubic yards of topsoil by hand shovel all by myself, and I felt great. If that doesn't qualify as successful surgery, I don't know what does. Thanks, Dr. Gammie.

Glenn Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Gammie

MD Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Sultan

He is professional and personable. I appreciate is calm demeanor and informative approach to my surgery.

mark Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Dore

Has always taken the time to understand any ailments and recommend proper treatments. My entire family sees him and wouldn’t want to see anyone else.

Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Wiegmann

Dr. Brown is very profesional, and an expert in his area. He provides an outstanding costomer service. I will continue my care with him. Yes, I am recommending Dr. Brown.

Yolanda Flores Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Brown

JRM Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Mostovych

Rahnama is worthless. Do NOT waster your time or Money. Ive been seeing Doctors for 30 yrs and this one knows least of them .. That is why he wentt to a carribean school. DO NOT TAKE YOUR LIFE IN YOUR HANDS WITH THIS GUY

Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Rahnama

He showed care and concern for my whole self, took time to talk to me.

Helen Petrich Jun 07 2020

Review for Dr. Costa

Wonderful Doctor, I recommend him highly. Not only as a professional and skilled plastic surgeon, but also a kind, gentle, caring individual. I felt very comfortable and secure in his hands.

Jun 01 2020

Review for Dr. Brown

Jun 01 2020

Review for Dr. Soueid

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. McGinnis

Dr. Daluri has done 3 of my joint replacements, and wouldn’t ever go to anyone else.

Perry May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Dalury

Murray Arnold May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Naff

May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Shermak

Kenny Miller May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Fedder

May 11 2020

Review for Dr. Doyle

I have been with Dr. Mellis for over 15 years. We need more doctors like him with the same type of compassion and empathy for their patients. He has been very helpful with a lot of my health issues. I thank him for being a top Doctor in his field. Adrian Demby in Randallstown Md

Adrian Demby May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Mellis

Dr. Cohen is a wonderful dedicated doctor to all of her patients. She has much compassion and educates you at every level of your care. I don't know what we would have done without her. I can't praise her enough.

Sharon L. Halm May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Cohen

good

Will D. May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Mardiney

May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Grabow

Did a pleurodesis for me - careful and precise with little pain associated with treatment. Follow through with information and very caring.

Arnold Fowler Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Taylor

Janice Aragon Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Gordon

Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Block

Dr Coldonato is extremely caring and very responsive. She makes you feel like you are either her only patient or her favorite. She takes her time and you don’t feel rushed. She’s truly the best.

Marsha Edwards Vaughn Apr 20 2020

Review for Dr. Colodonato

Joanie ONeal Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Shermak

Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Block

Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Grabow

Jeremy Drehmer Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Detterline

Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Abed

Apr 13 2020

Review for Dr. Pollock

Very thorough, kind, and patient during ER visit for my 7 year old. Despite early indications nothing was seriously wrong, he took the time to rule out other issues.

Grateful Mother Apr 12 2020

Review for Dr. Ekeocha

Dr.Walters is absolutely the best primary care Doctor. He is sincere, thorough, has a fantastic chair side manner. He genuinely cares about his patients. I was so very comfortable with him. I regret he left St Joseph's to move to another location. My loss is someone else's gain

Jeannie Hubbard Apr 12 2020

Review for Dr. Walters

Dr. Jeremy Pollock Is awesome! He has a genuine concern for his patients. He is approachable and understanding. I would strongly recommend this Cardiologist. He is following in his Dad's footsteps in offering the same excellent care. I feel privileged and proud to be his patient.

Sandi Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Pollock

Jeff felts Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. Khan

Patrick Byrne Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Secada-Lovio

Always wonderful. He and his front office are a 10 out of 10

Patrick W. Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Mardiney

Manus O'Donnell Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Gammie

Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. Stromberg

Really enjoy Talking with Dr. Pollack. He is very thorough and very concerned about my by- pass surgery and condition. I moved away but still drive 3 hrs to see him. I Highly recommend him!

Terrance Bonitz Mar 23 2020

Review for Dr. Pollock

Caring and thorough!!!! I feel so much better!! thank you

M. B. Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Mardiney

Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Schechter

Dylan McGinity Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Koltz

Good, I been seeing him for 6 years after a stroke and breast cancer. I had problems with high blood pressure no other Doctor could find the right meds to keep it down Dr Neiman found the prefect meds. I am doing fine

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Naiman

Brandon A. Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Aronson

when i came to Dr Mardinay I could not be out for any length of time with out sneezing, coughing and turning red. when it rain my lips would be raw and swelling. Since coming to him and the regimen he has me on. I can breath. Enjoy the outdoors and rain is no longer a problem

Valerie C. Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Mardiney

Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Deshpande

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

Hong Wang Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Seifter

Very caring and compassionate. Took the time to talk to me and interact on my issues.

Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Demusis

Dr. Aronson is fantastic, thorough and offers a number of treatment options.

R. L. Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Aronson

I truly trust Dr. Fedder in all aspects of Orthopedic care. He's professional, caring and helpful in all things: appt's, surgical prep, surgery and post surgical care.

Karen S. Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Fedder

Like having Atticus Finch as your doctor in an era of Dr. Phils. Smart, confident and insightful.

R. Taylor Devane Mar 08 2020

Review for Dr. Lowentritt

Fantastic Experience

Kurt V Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Mardiney

Kind, thorough, good person and good doctor.

Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Gurbel

Dr . Minkove is a caring doctor. Never feel rushed at my appointments. He listens to you . His nurse is great and the receptionist- Debbie is so kind .

Shirley Lohrfink Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Minkove

Mar 04 2020

Review for Dr. Riley

I like Dr. Brocato very much, she takes her time to talk to you, very intelligent, personable and caring and that's a rare find! She is a keeper for me and my husband! You will love her!!!

Michele Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Brocato

Dr. Stampfer is an excellent doctor, been seeing for a very long time. He's kind and through and gets to the heart of your issues! He helped with my overactive bladder and I feel much better. Thank you Dr. Stampfer for all you do :-)

Michele Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Stampfer

Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Posner

Location

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

7601 Osler Dr, Towson, MD 21204

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