North Carolina Specialty Hospital

84%

Patients that would definitely recommend

14% higher than the national average

North Carolina Specialty Hospital is a medical facility located in Durham, 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™ (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™ (2019)

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

  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

11 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Spinal Fusion

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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80%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

11% higher than the national average

84%

Would definitely recommend

14% higher than the national average

North Carolina Specialty Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%87%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%85%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%76%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%91%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%61%53%

North Carolina Specialty Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%73%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%76%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

I have cervical stenosis and I' m trying to avoid surgery. Dr Zimmerman has being treating me for several years and I manage to live with steroid shots. She understands my issue and is always a pleasure to deal with. Thank u!!

Lucy Esslinger May 25 2022

Review for Dr. Zimmerman

I had an excellent outcome on a delicate surgical procedure.

Pat May 22 2022

Review for Dr. Johnson

Connie Harbby May 18 2022

Review for Dr. Romine

May 12 2022

Review for Dr. Johnson

A knowledgeable caring physician that treats all types of foot issues. Impressed with his list of resources for orthopedic shoes and other devices to help you get back on your feet.

Stephanie Wilson May 12 2022

Review for Dr. Lord

Location

North Carolina Specialty Hospital

3916 Ben Franklin Blvd, Durham NC 27704

CallDirections

(919) 956-9300

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Contact Us

3916 Ben Franklin Blvd

Durham, NC 27704

Directions

(919) 956-9300