Brooklyn Hospital Center Downtown

50%

Patients that would definitely recommend
20% lower than the national average


Brooklyn Hospital Center Downtown is a medical facility located in Brooklyn, NY. This hospital has been recognized for General Surgery Excellence Award™, Stroke 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

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

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

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

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

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in gynecological surgery

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

1 rating was better than expected

  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or 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
  • 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

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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49%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
20% lower than the national average

50%

Would definitely recommend
20% lower than the national average

Brooklyn Hospital Center Downtown

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%74%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%64%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%53%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%76%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%36%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%47%66%

Brooklyn Hospital Center Downtown

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%57%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Lempert is a phenomenal physician. I am lucky to have found her. Conscientious, professional, caring, genuine.

David Wapner Jan 22 2021

Review for Dr. Lempert

Dem2121 Jan 20 2021

Review for Dr. Shukla

I’m very happy to see doctor Rimpel . I was very much please with his handling. I would highly recommend him .

Jude williams Jan 20 2021

Review for Dr. Rimpel

Moses M Jan 15 2021

Review for Dr. Nudell

Dr. Nudell is a very approachable and caring oral surgeon who answered all my questions and eased all my nervousness before the procedure. One of the most reliable and trustworthy oral surgeon I have ever come across.

Frank M. Jan 15 2021

Review for Dr. Nudell

Location

Brooklyn Hospital Center Downtown

121 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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