Atlantic General Hospital

72%

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


Atlantic General Hospital is a medical facility located in Berlin, MD. This hospital has been recognized for Critical Care Excellence Award™, Gastrointestinal Care Excellence 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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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2019)

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

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2019)

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

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2020)

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

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

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

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2019)

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

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

11 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • 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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72%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
3% higher than the national average

72%

Would definitely recommend
2% higher than the national average

Atlantic General Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%83%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%64%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%91%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%54%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%69%66%

Atlantic General Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%49%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%73%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr Sparks was very caring and compassionate when attending to my teenage daughter after she was involved in a head on collision. He explained everything well and took the time to answer questions even when the ER was extremely busy.

Tina P Oct 05 2021

Review for Dr. Sparks

Absolutely would recommend! The Dr. and staff are friendly, knowledgeable and very professional! They’re informative and explain every step of your procedure! Follow up is superb and you couldn’t ask for an overall better experience! Excellent dental care!

Sep 24 2021

Review for Dr. Bookwalter

Courteous Professional Comfortable Painless

Patrick Nothnagel Sep 23 2021

Review for Dr. Bookwalter

He took the time to listen to my questions and I am very happy to have him as my cardiologist.

June Sep 20 2021

Review for Dr. Desmarais

Dr Edney saved my life. I had a kidney stone that had positioned itself so that my kidney could not function. I was very thankful to see that my Dr, Dr Edney, was the Dr on call at the hospital that day. He performed emergency surgery that day and was very compassionate and kind.

Terry Fort Sep 17 2021

Review for Dr. Edney

Location

Atlantic General Hospital

9733 Healthway Dr, Berlin, MD 21811

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