Samaritan Medical Center

62%

Patients that would definitely recommend
8% lower than the national average


Samaritan Medical Center is a medical facility located in Watertown, NY. This hospital has been recognized for Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ and Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™.

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes during and after childbirth and in surgeries that treat diseases and conditions of the female reproductive system

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

11 ratings were as expected

  • 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
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs 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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65%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
4% lower than the national average

62%

Would definitely recommend
8% lower than the national average

Samaritan 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%79%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%78%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%86%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%45%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%63%66%

Samaritan Medical Center

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%69%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Great at what he does! Ten minutes start to finish to extract a molar. Even the Novocain didn’t hurt.

Nov 19 2021

Review for Dr. Garcia-Rivera

Oct 20 2021

Review for Dr. Markwith

I would Recommend Dr. Markwith and his staff at total orthopedic care they were a great help to me today!

Brenda Mayo Oct 14 2021

Review for Dr. Markwith

Oct 06 2021

Review for Dr. Dodard

Excellent “bedside” personality, care and follow-up

Sep 03 2021

Review for Dr. Mitchell

Location

Samaritan Medical Center

830 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13601

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