North Carolina Specialty Hospital

85%

Patients that would definitely recommend
15% 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™ (2020)

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

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

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

10 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
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
Learn more about patient safety ratings

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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83%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
14% higher than the national average

85%

Would definitely recommend
15% 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%86%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%87%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%73%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%66%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%79%66%

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%76%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%75%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Everyone here is very kind and professional. Dr. Gilbert takes time to really listen to what I have to say and that means a lot. Thank you!

Linda Kaid Sep 09 2020

Review for Dr. Gilbert

Pleasantly surprised, after staying away from all medical facilities for months, it was a breeze. From check in to treatment, everyone was courteous and prompt. Successful visit and I would recommend Dr Aldridge.

Sep 06 2020

Review for Dr. Aldridge

I have been with Dr Takanaga since Dr Winters retired and I am so happy I took the advice of a friend I have always received the best possible care from him

Eva Shealy Sep 05 2020

Review for Dr. Takenaga

I’ve been seeing doctor Belhorn for several years now. She listens intently,asks many questions and gives great health advice that I trust.

Stacie Evans Sep 05 2020

Review for Dr. Belhorn

Sep 03 2020

Review for Dr. Johnson

Aug 29 2020

Review for Dr. Musante

Janice Long Aug 28 2020

Review for Dr. Lord

Dr. Gilbert and his team are great! I highly recommend!!

Aug 27 2020

Review for Dr. Gilbert

Aug 27 2020

Review for Dr. Solic

Dr. Toohey is a wonderful doctor. She is smart and has great bed-side manner. She explains things well and I trust her input and decisions.

Aug 22 2020

Review for Dr. Toohey

Dr. Zimmerman is fantastic. I highly recommend her and her staff.

Lori A Aug 21 2020

Review for Dr. Zimmerman

Great doctor

Nicholas Aug 19 2020

Review for Dr. Kerner

Aug 18 2020

Review for Dr. Moore

Dr. Jelic and Kelly did an amazing job removing a mole from my chin. They were so welcoming and made me feel safe. I would highly recommend!

Aug 18 2020

Review for Dr. Jelic

Dr Jones and his staff are simply the best I have been going to see him for a few months now and I cant complain what so ever he is also very personable he will get to know you and that's it your buds for life!!! I would tell anyone to go bad or good situation he can help you no matter what!

Aug 17 2020

Review for Dr. Jones

Happy patient Aug 16 2020

Review for Dr. Rutherford

Dr Rutherford is awesome. I enthusiastically recommend him. He is very personable, knowledgeable and very caring. His staff is also reflective of those same qualities. I feel very blessed to have found him and his practice.

Joyce Bear Aug 15 2020

Review for Dr. Rutherford

Listens and rememers things well. Great at considering the whole system.

Aug 13 2020

Review for Dr. Toohey

Shermekia Aug 12 2020

Review for Dr. Belhorn

My visit to Dr. Moore was a true GODSEND!!! He was very knowledgeable, compassionate, and attentive to patient care.

Daphne Magee-Hunter Aug 10 2020

Review for Dr. Moore

Great doctor and staff. Took excellent care of me at all visits and during my surgery.

Linda Clements Aug 09 2020

Review for Dr. Aldridge

Dr. Jelic and staff are top notch professionals! They were caring and courteous to me and my mom. He and his staff provided a detailed overview of my procedure and recovery plan. I highly recommend the Jelic Center for anyone who is in need of an exceptional dental surgeon and team.

Brandon family Aug 04 2020

Review for Dr. Jelic

He explains medical issues in language that l understand and give me time to ask questions

Aug 01 2020

Review for Dr. Rutherford

Aug 01 2020

Review for Dr. Dimmig

Cathy Pruitt Jul 31 2020

Review for Dr. Mitchell

Great surgeon! Listens and addresses concerns. I highly recommended!!

Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Aldridge

Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Dellaero

Kim Gregory Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Dellaero

Dr. Baerman is fabulous! She took me through my upcoming procedure step by step. She asked me questions to make sure I understood and was prepared for my procedure. She also made me feel comfortable and confident about my procedure.

Denise Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Baerman

Karen Velasco Jul 23 2020

Review for Dr. Musante

Dr. Belhorn is always very thorough and shows much concern to my wellbeing. She is very knowledgeable in a rare syndrome I have and I really appreciate the care that I receive. I would recommend her to family and friends.

Patricia Shaw Jul 22 2020

Review for Dr. Belhorn

Mollie Moore Jul 20 2020

Review for Dr. Zenn

Jul 19 2020

Review for Dr. Kerner

Dr Toohey explains what is happening and what to expect. She is calm, collected and reassuring.

Jul 18 2020

Review for Dr. Toohey

Dr. Jelic and his staff are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. Dr. Jelic gave me a realistic outcome of the procedure, and stands behind his work.

Tyler Jul 16 2020

Review for Dr. Jelic

Dr Liebelt has done surgery on my back years ago

Elizabeth Wright Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Liebelt

I was very satisfied with my visit. I felt very comfortable with Dr Aldridge. He explained my condition thoroughly. He was engaged in my care. I would highly recommend him. I trusted him completely.

Dr. Aldridge Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Aldridge

Very likely.

Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Rutherford

Was through. Telling about both my hands

Jul 12 2020

Review for Dr. Takenaga

Dr. Musante patiently walked through the procedure and gave me advice and my best option .

Jul 11 2020

Review for Dr. Musante

An attentive listner, discusses my concerns, activities to help, medication options, what our goal is. I feel as part of the team in my health care

christine j Jul 06 2020

Review for Dr. Mitchell

Kate P Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Solic

A very Intelligent and helpful doctor. My husband and I think very highly of him

F. Sipes Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Hannibal

Dr Moore is an excellent surgeon, has good rapport with patients.

Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Moore

Dr. Toohey is a wonderful doctor. She always pays attention to my medical needs and answers all of my questions.

Wanda Ellis Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Toohey

Very professional and informative. Loved that Dr. Metz did not rush through and was very attentive.

Angela E Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Merz

Was satisfied with service but he really didn’t explain in detail what was wrong. But all the other health workers and X-ray personnel hat interacted with me were excellent.

Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Kerner

Dr. Gilbert performed right hip replacement and then I returned for left. I can walk again upright and without pain. He is an excellent surgeon. He has a no nonsense personality and is very confident, which I appreciate. My husband is now seeing Dr. Gilbert for his knee.

Joan E Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Gilbert

Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Moore

Dr. Bearman is amazing, she was very comforting and compassionate to my medical issues. She spent time helping me understand the procedures that I was getting ready to go through and made me feel very comfortable. I am so grateful to Dr. Baerman, she has changed my spirit and my life.

Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Baerman

Profession. Thorough. Personable. Caring.

Marsha Garrett Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Takenaga

Wonderful

Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Musante

This was my 3 month post total knee replacement visit. It was quick, but he was just checking out flexion and extension and highly impressed with progress I made.. it was his skill, my PT work... awesome result. He's not a chatty guy, but, I need skill and experience in a surgery like this.

SJKIRK Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Gilbert

Dr. John Lord is an excellent Podiatrist as well as a caring man. He has your well being at heart.

Jerry Rayborn Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Lord

Debbie Black Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Solic

Excellent physician, wonderful human. Takes as much time as a patient needs. Very responsive to messages. Level-headed.

Melanie See Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Toohey

Excellent!

Lynn Philibin Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Romine

Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Moore

I received great advice and I am using it. The recommended product from the pharmacy is great and will be purchasing a few support shoes.

Gail Thompson Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Lord

Dr. Takenaga was very professional, helpful and has a very comforting bedside manner. I highly recommend Dr. Takenaga!

Amanda M Kleine Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Takenaga

Dr. Aldridge was very through the in his exam and explanation. I felt comfortable with him performing the operation. All of his staff was the same level of competency and right there the whole time. His level of concern and aftercare wasvery much appreciated since mine was not a normal case.

Nancy Jun 07 2020

Review for Dr. Aldridge

Raymond N. Paris Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Musante

Amanda C Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Mitchell

Dr. Toohey seems very compassionate, has a lot of experience, and does her homework. My visit was better than expected.

Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Toohey

There is no surgeon better than Dr. John Solic! Great bedside manner! He told me I’d be good as new in 18 months. In 5 months after surgery I was lifting weights and playing basketball! He is truly a magician! Thank you Dr. Solic

Patrick Skelly Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Solic

Excellent diagnostics and patient care. Great bedside manner.

Dave Canoy May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Takenaga

He is an excellent surgeon. He cares and wants to help you get well and get back to normal.

Jerry Lovings May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Buckel

Very attentive to her patients and always shows concern for their well being. Highly recommended if you are in need of a Rheumatologist.

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Toohey

Dr John and his team are unbelievable, can't imagine anyone better at what they do. The Healthloop support is great. They already know the questions and concerns I have had during the post op. This my second knee replacement with Dr Moore, no more kneasles.

David Bowles May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Moore

Excellent care, efficient office visits, good patient interaction Very knowledgeable and approachable

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Viens

Dr. Daellero has been a lifesaver for me. I am an active person and the great results from repairing a bicep tendon tear and a rotator tear has allowed me to continue an active life. He is very skilled and dedicated to his profession and his patients.

Wallace Chambers May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Dellaero

Cindy Cooper May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Rutherford

Dr. Dellaero has performed several surgeries to correct wear and inflammation issues. I always recovered much better than before the surgery. I would highly recommend his services.

Dale Teasley May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Dellaero

Kathy Beickert May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Johnson

Excellent listener and advisor. I never feel hurried and she has always returned my emails answered even during this horrible COVID-19 pandemic

Helga Tengeres May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Mitchell

Bruce May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Aldridge

Dr. Toohey is the most compassionate and knowledgeable healthcare provider I’ve ever seen. I highly recommend her because she treats me as if I’m her only patient she’ll see that day. Dr. Toohey’s a good listener and collaborates with me on my treatment plan.

Pat R. May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Toohey

Dr. Mitchell is the best rheumatologist I ever had. While I'm there, I feel like I am her only patient. She is very thorough and has a great bedside manner. When I leave, I am very hopeful. I know Dr Mitchell will always have my back.

Marilyn Hardy May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Mitchell

Dr. Mitchell was fantastic. She is kind, compassionate, and genuinely listens to your concerns. She did not rush me. It was a wonderful experience!

Erin May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Mitchell

Dr. Zimmerman knows medicine. She's Compassionate, Professional and Concerned about me as an individual. I’m thankful to have her assistance in improving my medical condition. She’s kind, gentle and very impressive.

May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Zimmerman

Dr. Lindberg, MD what a great doctor. Very caring, explains everything in great detail. I was very scared and the way she talked to just made me very relaxed.

Marnie Himmelberger May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Lindberg

It was wonderful!! Dr. Musante was very knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and patient with me! He listened to my concerns. He devised a plan that works best for me! I highly recommend Dr. Musante!

Jane Foil May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Musante

Excellent

Rob V May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Aldridge

My experience with Dr. B was good she took her time to talk with me she is very easy to talk to and she took the time to explain everything

May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Baerman

Scott Vandergrift May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Romine

Staff was great!!! From registering in to the nurse who took my Xrays. Doctor was very polite and give me options so I could make and informed decision.

Robyn Pointer May 03 2020

Review for Dr. Takenaga

IT WAS GREAT. ALL ITEMS WERE COVERED IN DETAIL, WITH FOLLOW UPS IN ORDER!!

BEN CURRIN May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Gilbert

Very professional wait time was only 5 min

Gary May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Hannibal

Telemedicine visit today! 6 weeks post op. Loving my new knees!

Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Gilbert

Dr. Merz is very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. He performed a successful surgery and has been extremely encouraging in the recovery process. He is also very response to emails. I would highly recommend him!

Sarah Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Merz

Dr Dellaro always provides a good exam and diagnosis.

Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Dellaero

Telemedicine visit. Dr. Solic asked good questions and recommended next steps. He was friendly and took time to answer all my questions. For a telemedicine visit I was pretty impressed.

Chet Apr 26 2020

Review for Dr. Solic

Doctor Lord is very knowledgeable, wrote a prescription to address my medical need, I am very thankful.

Alfreda Evans Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Lord

Dr. Dimmig was very pleasant and concerned about what was going on with me. There wasn’t no hesitation in what he wanted to do in order to make sure that I get better.

Carla M Thomas Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Dimmig

I’m very pleased with Dr. Rutherford. He is professional but easy to talk to, listens well, and is the first orthopedic surgeon to have given me relief in my knee in years. He also understands and explained the issues I am having. I’m glad to have found my new surgeon.

Susan Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Rutherford

Very professional and knowledgeable

Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Moore

Location

North Carolina Specialty Hospital

3916 Ben Franklin Blvd, Durham, NC 27704

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