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Altru Hospital

Altru Hospital is a medical facility located in Grand Forks, ND. This hospital has been recognized for America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, Critical Care Excellence Award™, and more.

58%

Patient Experience Rating

6% 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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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2024)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Critical Care Excellence Award™

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2024)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2024)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2024)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

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

4 ratings were worse than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

2 ratings were better than expected

7 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

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than 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

Better than Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Diabetic Emergencies

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Critical Care Excellence Award™

Critical Care Excellence Award™

2024

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

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As 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

Worse than 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

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

2024

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Total Hip Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion)

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

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

2024

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

Better than 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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62%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

3% lower than the national average

58%

Would definitely recommend

6% lower than the national average

Altru Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%77%75%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%76%74%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%52%57%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%55%56%

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%46%47%

Altru Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%51%55%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%69%66%

Providers

Provider Reviews

I recently visited Dr. Lawrence Kashat, and he was amazing! From the moment I walked in, his staff was friendly and welcoming. Dr. Kashat really knows his stuff when it comes to throat issues. He took the time to explain everything to me in simple terms, so I knew exactly what was going on and what...

Jamie Jul 08 2024

Review for Dr. Kashat

I’m new to town and seeking a pcp. After reading one of the reviews posted here, I almost put Dr Thorson on my no list, until a patient of hers highly recommended her. She is thorough, honest and responsive. She reads messages sent through MyChart. She orders the tests needed and listens to her...

Cathy Hilton Jun 28 2024

Review for Dr. Thorsen

I had an epidural steroid injection for back pain. Unfortunately, I received a wet tap from the procedure which resulted in a severe headache, blurred vision and confined to bed. We called the clinic and was told Dr Parikh was giving anesthesia. She actually was at the plastic surgery center seeing...

Bad Headache Jun 24 2024

Review for Dr. Parikh

Doctor was on time. Dr. Van Dam listened to my health problem. He was thorough with his exam. He was up front with what it would take to treat me and they explained the cost to me ahead of time. My condition improved sooner than expected and I couldn't be more glad. My family now sees Dr Van Dam and...

Sarah Jun 18 2024

Review for Dr. Van Dam

I didn't know, I have a problem with my Heart . I gave her my symptoms. She helped me go to other drs. SHE KEPT TRACK OF ME. Well I got my answers and I get to to be a patient of her.( I have a valve thats slow)

Robi Jun 15 2024

Review for Dr. Grey

Location

Altru Hospital

1200 S Columbia Rd, Grand Forks ND 58201

CallDirections

(701) 780-5000

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Altru Hospital located?

Altru Hospital is located at 1200 S Columbia Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58201. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Has Altru Hospital won any recent awards from Healthgrades?

Yes, Altru Hospital has been awarded with America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, Critical Care Excellence Award™, Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™, and 1 more in the past two years.

Is Altru Hospital highly rated with patients?

62% patients recommend this hospital. See Healthgrades for detailed clinical ratings by specialty.

Does Altru Hospital score well in safety ratings?

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

How do I get in at Altru Hospital?

Phone number, appointment information, and directions can be found on Healthgrades Altru Hospital profile..

How does Altru Hospital rank in terms of safety and outcomes?

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Contact Us

1200 S Columbia Rd

Grand Forks, ND 58201

Directions

(701) 780-5000