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Albany Medical Center Hospital

Albany Medical Center Hospital is a medical facility located in Albany, NY. This hospital has been recognized for Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award™, Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™, and more.

57%

Patient Experience Rating

7% lower than the national average

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

Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2024)

Superior clinical outcomes in hospital outpatient total knee and total hip replacement

Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™

Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2024)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement, back and neck surgery and rotator cuff surgery.

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2023, 2022)

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

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were worse than expected

  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

1 rating was better than expected

9 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Appendectomy

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Bariatric Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Diabetic Emergencies

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gynecologic Procedures

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Hysterectomy

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

C-Section Delivery

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Vaginal Delivery

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

As Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

2022

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Total Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

2024

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Outpatient Rotator Cuff Repair

In Hospital

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™

Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™

2024

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Prostate Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

2023, 2022

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

As Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Peripheral Vascular Bypass

In Hospital

As Expected

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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55%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

10% lower than the national average

57%

Would definitely recommend

7% lower than the national average

Albany Medical Center Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%69%75%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%70%74%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%48%57%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%49%56%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%80%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%38%47%

Albany Medical Center Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%41%55%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%54%66%

Providers

Provider Reviews

My initial visit with Dr Akhtar was to discuss hip replacement surgery. I was anxious! My research shows that he is young, up to date on newest procedures and technology and has a good rapport with patients. Attending staff, Indie, was helpful and knowledgeable. Additional X-rays were taken quickly...

Janet Jul 19 2024

Review for Dr. Akhtar

Extremely capable surgeon, keeps patients informed, wonderful bedside manner

Jul 17 2024

Review for Dr. Warner

My family is full of doctors. My father was a cardiologist. I know what good medical care is supposed to be. Dr. D is absolutely the best cardiologist I've known since my father. Young. Progressive. Sharp. Clear. Good-humored. Conservative in using drugs -- does not believe in insisting on...

Joellyn Kopecky Jul 17 2024

Review for Dr. Drzymalski

Dr Hudson figured out what my chronic issue was within two appts. I thought I'd get answers about what the problem is and how to fix it at my third appt. Unfortunately, the appt was cancelled last minute with no reason and I haven't been able to get any answers since. After several months of agony,...

Jul 16 2024

Review for Dr. Hudson

Amazing surgeon with attitude of confidence and compassion. Dr. Zimmerman performed surgery on my knee and previously performed shoulder surgery on my son. Both with fantastic results!!!

Michael Berben Jul 14 2024

Review for Dr. Zimmerman

Location

Albany Medical Center Hospital

43 New Scotland Ave, Albany NY 12208

CallDirections

(518) 262-3125

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Albany Medical Center Hospital located?

Albany Medical Center Hospital is located at 43 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Has Albany Medical Center Hospital won any recent awards from Healthgrades?

Yes, Albany Medical Center Hospital has been awarded with Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award™, Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™, and 1 more in the past two years.

Is Albany Medical Center Hospital highly rated with patients?

55% patients recommend this hospital. See Healthgrades for detailed clinical ratings by specialty.

Does Albany Medical Center Hospital score well in safety ratings?

Healthgrades tracks outcome ratings for 13 hospital services. View more details here.

How do I get in at Albany Medical Center Hospital?

Phone number, appointment information, and directions can be found on Healthgrades Albany Medical Center Hospital profile..

How does Albany Medical Center Hospital rank in terms of safety and outcomes?

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Contact Us

43 New Scotland Ave

Albany, NY 12208

Directions

(518) 262-3125