Merit Health River Oaks

74%

Patients that would definitely recommend
4% higher than the national average

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

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

12 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • 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
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following 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

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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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74%

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

74%

Would definitely recommend
4% higher than the national average

Merit Health River Oaks

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%84%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%65%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%86%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%67%66%

Merit Health River Oaks

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%75%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%66%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Well pleased, Dr. Almand was very efficient and addressed my problem and took his time to answer any questions I had, did a great job on my knee in 2007, and will continue to see him for any knee or hip related injuries, well pleased

Jim Ruble Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Almand

Cynthia S. Morehead Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Underwood

Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Lawin

I ALWAYS receive the best treatment from Dr.Lawin & her staff. I only use Sports Medicine to treat my orthopedic needs for myself and my FAMILY

Sharon Williams Jul 06 2020

Review for Dr. Lawin

Charlie F. Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Mehrle

I would definitely recommend Dr. Tullos.

Barbara Wachter Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Tullos

I had great results from my hip replacement. During the follow-up, Dr Pickering was very thorough and efficient, but also took time to listen and address my concerns. Very friendly and positive.

GramsG Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Pickering

Kimberly Berry Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Anand

Mel Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Vanlandingham

I've only seen him once. Received injection in hip. Did not hurt me unnecessarily. Scheduled MRI on my back. Very professional.

Jun 28 2020

Review for Dr. Almand

Dr. Craft was very knowledgeable and explained everything in details that could be understood.

Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Craft

Dr Hobgood has done 2 shoulder replacements for me. Excellent job on both. Latest was outpatient and worked out perfectly. Top notch care

Richard Lingle Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Hobgood

Dr. Ramsey and staff were always efficient and professional. Dr. Ramsey treated my issue and now I am on the road to recovery. I would definitely recommend this organization for any orthopedic needs.

Cyndi B. Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Ramsey

Saw me promptly / explained things thoroughly / kind and compassionate / very direct

Lori Fulton Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Lawin

Dr Mehrle and his staff are exceptional in every way.

Brent Lovitt Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Mehrle

Dr. Lawin was very nice and thorough. She took the time to clearly explain what the issues were and her treatment plan. She inspires trust and makes you feel like you are in good hands.

Cecile M. Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Lawin

Nancy Ellard Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Speights

Great! Explained everything that was going on with my torn acl! Performed surgery and was very caring!

Kayla Williams Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Barrett

My visit went well as usual. Dr. Pickering was very pleased with my progress. He’s very personable as well as professional. Such an encourager. He makes me feel that he’s genuinely concerned.

Patricia Willis Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Pickering

Personable, knowledgeable, most of all he listens! I feel confident he will manage my care and perform surgery that will b in my best interest to manage my pain.

Joyce Williams Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Field

Terrific physician. Knowledgeable, concerned and pleasant. Asks questions, listens and answers clearly. I feel well taken care of.

Kent Barrett Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Hall

Very compassionate! Superb in his field (no pun intended)!

David Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Field

Very satisfied with visit with Dr Fields. He and his staff were very helpful and answered all my questions. No waiting time for scheduled appointment in fact saw Dr Fields a few minutes before my scheduled appointment time. Would recommend him to anyone with shoulder problems.

Larry Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Field

Dr. Woodall is caring and keeps his patients informed about every aspect of their care. His staff is wonderful also. Highly recommend!

Beth Hipps Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Woodall

I recently had hip surgery with Dr. Craft and I can't recommend him enough. He listens, answers questions, and seems truly invested in my progress. I felt confident in the entire care team.

Bethany M. Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Craft

Dr. Pickering is personable and has the gift of making you feel at ease. I highly recommend him for your medical needs. Great bedside manner!

Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Pickering

Betty Thornton Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Harris

Smart, excellent communication skills, very professional, lovely bedside manners

Calvetia Lewis Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Midler

I love Dr Vance,delivered all 4 of my daughters and is very kind hearted and makes me feel very comfortable every visit.

Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Vance

ANorman Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Ramsey

Appreciated the detailed check of all problem areas. Kind, Thorough and sensitive to reported pain during exam

Great grand with arthritis Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Ramsey

Dr. Graham Calvert and his team are outstanding. Very professional and caring. Dr. Calvert has tremendous bedside manner and goes the extra mile to ensure your diagnosis is understood. I highly recommend this team of professionals.

Sam Branch Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Calvert

SHORT, but ok

Nettie Smith May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Ley

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Howell

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Sheely

I HEARD OF DR DONELSON THROUGH A FAMILY FRIEND. HER PROFESSIONALITY, BEDSIDE MANNERS AND KNOWLEGE IS UNQUESTIONABLE. SHE TAKES TIME TO EXPLAIN EVERY QUESTION/S TO YOU, SHE IS JUST KUUL.

DORIS May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Donelson

Revived mommy of3?? May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Harris

I saw Dr Hendrix with a left foot injury on 5-19-20. I was immediately impressed by his mannerism and professionalism. He was direct and to the point but reassuring at the same time. I recommend him highly.

Joyce Rucker May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Hendrix

Latasha Frazier May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Harris

Dr Calvert seemed to have plenty of time to answere all of my questions, and explain procedure to me. I was extremely pleased with the outcome . I have since referred several patients to him.

Glenda May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Calvert

May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Cummins

BTC May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Harris

Compassionate, easy to understand

Karen McWilliams May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Adams

This doctor is amazing! I have gone to Dr. Sheely for years. He saved my daughters life and has improved my health in general. Top Notch! I have been to many Drs before finding Dr.Sheely and would not go anywhere else. He will even see you on the weekends!!

Kelly Howard May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Sheely

I was in a lot of pain for about 3wks. Dr. Lewis and his staff helped me into surgery very fast. Dr. Lewis is compassionate and made me feel very comfortable about my surgery. His team all work together to equally make you feel you picked the right surgeon. I feel blessed to a patient.

Amy Blanton May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Lewis

Don't expect Dr Gordon to return a patient phone call. That is not what he does. He will not speak to family after a procedure, even when requested to do so. RUN FOREST RUN!!!!

May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Gordon

Courtney May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Dulske

Dr. Calvert is the epitome of a respectable, kind, competent physician. Couldn’t be happier with the care he provides!

Apr 27 2020

Review for Dr. Calvert

Very professional. Great doctor, who is a leading expert in her field and treats her patients with compassion and dignity.

Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Young

Susan Apr 12 2020

Review for Dr. Harris

Dr. Mehrle has completed two knee replacements and a hip replacement over the past 3 years. The surgeries were successful and my recovery uneventful. I am very thankful to him and his staff for my excellent care. KFL, 2020

Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. Mehrle

Denise Shepherd Apr 08 2020

Review for Dr. Lawin

Apr 08 2020

Review for Dr. Winkelmann

I was uncertain regarding the condition of my knee, Dr. Craft and his team were thorough and professional. He covered multiple areas and explained thoroughly the diagnosis and offered a rehabilitative treatment plan. Great experience.

Cynthia R Apr 08 2020

Review for Dr. Craft

I love Dr. Jew & Staff!! Your wait time isn’t long at all!! He has very SWEET NURSES, especially my CRYSTAL?? !! Dr. Jew is very honest & trustworthy!! I will recommend anybody to see him. Thank you so much for taking care of me thus far!!

Tiffany White Apr 08 2020

Review for Dr. Jew

Dianne Alford Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. Nicols

It was a good experience

Marian Durfey Apr 06 2020

Review for Dr. Petro

Listens to all my concerns. Very knowledgeable.

Apr 06 2020

Review for Dr. Nash

He is extremely compassionate and passionate about what he does. He provides me with excellent care and eased my mind.

Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Pickering

The best doctors visit I’ve ever experienced. From the moment I walked through doors, until I left was a perfect experience.

Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Craft

I can not say enough good things about Dr. Ley and his Nurse Practitioner, Madina. This is the most personable, caring doctor and staff I have ever known. They go above and beyond for their patients.

Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Ley

It was a pleasant experience. I feel Dr. Ramsey and staff were thorough. I have a bone spur in shoulder was sent for PT. Also have numbness and tingling in arm so hope it helps.

Vicki Mar 23 2020

Review for Dr. Ramsey

I like Dr Harris and his staff. Everyone was kind and patient with me. They checked on me as I was recovering from surgery. Thanks!!!!

Mar 22 2020

Review for Dr. Harris

Dr Field was very professional and personable. He was super in making me feel comfortable in talking to him. I would highly recommend him for anyone who need someone of profession.

Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Field

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Harris

Mar 15 2020

Review for Dr. Thiel

Rita Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Anand

A wonderful experience!!! Very professional and take time and talks to you . Highly recommend his services!!!

Marla Hausner Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Craft

Knowledgeable physician.

Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Field

I had a torn rotor cuff and went to Dr. Field. He and his staff are very professional and friendly. He performed surgery and it was great. I had no complaints at all. I would definitely recommend Dr. Field to anyone that's having trouble with their shoulder.

Christine Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Field

Professional, compassionate, and caring. Dr Field explains circumstances that’s easily understood by patient.

John Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Field

Brent Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Field

I had a significant muscle tear in my right shoulder. Dr. Field repaired it. I’ve had very little pain. If I could give him a 10 or higher, I would!

Carol Baird Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Field

Definitely in top 3 of medical experiences of my life! And I have had many more than 3. Dr. Ramsey and Sports Med. Staff went above and beyond to give me the best and more personable experience during my surgery and recovery!

eelward62 Mar 08 2020

Review for Dr. Ramsey

M. R. Brand Mar 08 2020

Review for Dr. Hobgood

Great office staff and I didn’t have to wait long. Dr. Hobgood was thorough and very straight to the point. The best kind of doctor to have.

Mar 08 2020

Review for Dr. Hobgood

A+ all the way! My surgery was totally successful, and Dr. Calvert and his assistants have been personable, prompt, and responsive every step of the way.

Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Calvert

Very quick and uninformative. Unable to get help with my c-pap machine. Would not return my calls or the c-pap technician’s calls. My wife goes there and gets average service, but she has had no problems like I have.

Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Wade-Hamme

Excellent physician! Explained everything where we could understand. Diagnosed within minutes when an ER could not

Mar 04 2020

Review for Dr. Barrett

Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Harris

Could not have asked for any better service and care. Dr. Brannan has always been a very caring doctor and thanks to his efforts over the years I am still alive and kicking.

Jim Carrington Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Brannan

I went in for pain in wrist and hand. I’m an accountant. Dr. Jew listened to all my concerns re: my hand/wrist injury and pains. He took the time to explain all of the issues and possible treatments. After MRI, he will provide solutions and the healing process will begin. Thank you Dr. Jew.

KLangston Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Jew

Dr. Pickering is a very kind and compassionate doctor. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing an orthopedic surgeon.

Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Pickering

Professional staff and friendly environment. Prompt and courteous service. Facility accessibility is excellent. Doctor informative and positive regarding my reasons for visit. Easy to talk with and excellent about not escalating my anxiety regarding recommended proceedure.

Pamela Mackel Feb 27 2020

Review for Dr. Pickering

Dr. Lawin was wonderful! She was very thorough and very good at explaining what was going on.

Feb 27 2020

Review for Dr. Lawin

Feb 25 2020

Review for Dr. Harris

Feb 22 2020

Review for Dr. Field

He did an excellent job, and I would recommend him to others.

Rodney Daily in Yahoo City, MS - Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Calvert

Dr. Mehrle is the best!! He did my knee replacement and it has been perfect! He is kind and funny and knows his stuff! Highly recommend!

April H Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Mehrle

Dr. Calvert and his Nurse were very patient with me. They took time to listen, and answered all my questions.

Tracie Dupuy in Madison, MS - Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Calvert

Great doctor and explains things very well and if I have to have any more surgery he will definitely be the one

James Smith Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Mehrle

I will never again go to her! Horrible bedside manners! Even lied about my MRI results. She made me feel lower than low. Didn’t listen to me. Find another Dr... do not waste your time with her.

Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Thiel

Dr. Shields has been my doctor for over 5 years now and I can not ask for a more compassionate and caring provider. I am thankful God has put physician in my life to care for me in my time of need. He is very thorough and very informative.

Kayla Grubbs Feb 20 2020

Review for Dr. Shields

He was amazing, kind and very professional. I would give him the highest ranking and recommend him to everyone

Julia Hickman Feb 20 2020

Review for Dr. Craft

Mark Kyzar Feb 20 2020

Review for Dr. Field

Very good and professional. Answered all questions.

Feb 19 2020

Review for Dr. Hobgood

Location

Merit Health River Oaks

1030 River Oaks Dr, Flowood, MS 39232