Catawba Valley Medical Center

77%

Patients that would definitely recommend

7% higher than the national average

Catawba Valley Medical Center is a medical facility located in Hickory, NC. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and Outstanding Patient Experience Award™.

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

Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022, 2021, 2020)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

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

  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital

1 rating was better than expected

11 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As 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

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse 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

Worse than 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

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

As Expected

Carotid Procedures

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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77%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

8% higher than the national average

77%

Would definitely recommend

7% higher than the national average

Catawba Valley 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%82%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%81%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%65%66%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%66%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%89%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%55%53%

Catawba Valley Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%59%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%72%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Connor Hooks Dec 02 2022

Review for Dr. Duralia

Dr Bridgeman was attentive and professional. She didn’t rush us or make us feel like just another number. She is always kind and helpful.

Megan reid Dec 01 2022

Review for Dr. Bridgeman

Dr. Krenzel was kind, knowledgeable and very professional. He explained my issues to me and what needed to be done. I am very appreciative of his personal approach and the recommendations that he gave me. I will recommend him to all my family and friends.

Jeff Brasel Nov 18 2022

Review for Dr. Krenzel

Dr, D is absolutely one of my favorite doctors ever. He listens to what I say about my current experiences, considers that information with the data, and then we discuss my options. I fully understand what I need to do and my treatment when I leave the office.

Camera Girl Nov 15 2022

Review for Dr. Donepudi

Dr. Malhotra has no care for the wellbeing of her patients, no empathy or compassion, nor a helfulp bone in her body. I left my appointment eith Dr. Malhotra feeling hopeless, desperate, ignored, unseen & unheard, gaslit, and threatened.

Nov 09 2022

Review for Dr. Malhotra

Location

Catawba Valley Medical Center

810 Fairgrove Church Rd, Hickory NC 28602

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(828) 326-3000

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810 Fairgrove Church Rd

Hickory, NC 28602

Directions

(828) 326-3000