Vassar Brothers Medical Center

68%

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


Vassar Brothers Medical Center is a medical facility located in Poughkeepsie, NY. This hospital has been recognized for America's 50 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 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year over year

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

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

Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in stroke care and neurosurgery

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

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

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and heart valve surgery

Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)

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

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

3 ratings were worse than expected

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery

8 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
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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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

68%

Would definitely recommend
2% lower than the national average

Vassar Brothers 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%74%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%75%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%60%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%87%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%48%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%54%66%

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%43%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%59%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

David A. Eyres Jun 18 2021

Review for Dr. Alshetawi

Dr. Ponda is an excellent doctor. I highly recommend him.

Robert B. Jun 18 2021

Review for Dr. Ponda

Don Aspromonte Jun 18 2021

Review for Dr. Gupta

He was my doctor for over 20 years, always right DX , listened, explained everything wonderful all around doctor . I was very sad to hear he moved I have not found any other doctor that can come even close to who he was. I miss him greatly.

Antoinette Doctorow, Parquet Jun 17 2021

Review for Dr. Steenbergen

Dr. Buffa is a great physician and person. I very highly recommend him. He is very personable, kind, with excellent communications. The staff was equally impressive, kind and personable. I really appreciate the care I received!

TC Jun 17 2021

Review for Dr. Buffa

Location

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

45 Reade Pl, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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