Berkshire Medical Center

63%

Patients that would definitely recommend
7% lower than the national average


Berkshire Medical Center is a medical facility located in Pittsfield, MA. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™.

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

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

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in prostate removal surgery and transurethral resection of the prostate

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

2 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

10 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
  • 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
  • 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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64%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
5% lower than the national average

63%

Would definitely recommend
7% lower than the national average

Berkshire 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%78%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%80%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%52%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%60%66%

Berkshire Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%42%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%71%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

He is super nice and professional. Listens and doesn’t form preconceived notions without knowing all the facts.

Oct 23 2020

Review for Dr. Belman

very good experience. I had both knees replaced and am happy with the results.

Oct 13 2020

Review for Dr. DeFelice

every one were very friendly and waiting time was nothing.Dr. Currie is very helpful and knows her patients hearts.I defenetly would recommend dr.Currie or any other specialist to visit this clinic.

Oct 09 2020

Review for Dr. Currie

Sally (Sarah) Simeone Oct 06 2020

Review for Dr. Sage

Very kind and professional. Any issues I may have in the future I certainly would return for his professional and excellent care.

Sheila Mathis Oct 03 2020

Review for Dr. DeFelice

Location

Berkshire Medical Center

725 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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