Altru Hospital

66%

Patients that would definitely recommend
4% lower than the national average

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

3 ratings were worse than expected

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

8 ratings were as expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • 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
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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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64%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
5% lower than the national average

66%

Would definitely recommend
4% 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%79%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%79%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%57%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%88%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%49%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%59%66%

Altru Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%57%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%71%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Excellent clinician --. Have gone to her for 20 + years. Very pleasant and explains things well.

Larry Jul 21 2021

Review for Dr. Boettcher

He will try and sell you vitamins he personally sells from a pyramid scheme.

Jul 19 2021

Review for Dr. Caoili

Jennifer Borders Jul 09 2021

Review for Dr. Nygard

Was the worse experience I have had. All he would say is "come back in 3 weeks". Seven years of pain since surgery.

May 29 2021

Review for Dr. Schall

She spent valuable time with me every day just listening & encouraging.

MARILYN ERICKSON May 21 2021

Review for Dr. Lizakowski

Location

Altru Hospital

1200 S Columbia Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58201

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