Sanford Medical Center Fargo

71%

Patients that would definitely recommend
1% higher 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

2 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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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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71%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
2% higher than the national average

71%

Would definitely recommend
1% higher than the national average

Sanford Medical Center Fargo

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%77%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%74%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%60%63%

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%50%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%58%66%

Sanford Medical Center Fargo

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%61%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%71%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Invalidation Sep 15 2020

Review for Dr. Allick

Dr. Heshmat discovered cancer on my husbands prostate and removed it. If he had not discovered the cancer no telling what would have happened. He performed the robotic surgery and was able to go back to work on light duty after one week! Thank you, Dr. Heshmat! We will never forget you!!!

Sherry L Witt Sep 02 2020

Review for Dr. Heshmat

I saw Dr Ghazi initionaaly but after that it was Dr Gaetz. Both Drs. Do excellent work and know what they are doing. I wouldn’t be here if not for them.

Doris Palmer Aug 29 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

First time visited to Dr. Gholami's office in Calabasas. It was a beautiful and very clean office. He explained my conditions well, Listened and answered all my questions. I will highly recommend his service to my family and friends.

Aug 25 2020

Review for Dr. Gholami

Friendly staff and fast and accurate service. Doctor Goetz, is the best at refilling my pump with medication. I will not go anywhere else for my pain management.

Ruth Aug 24 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Jonh Smith Aug 09 2020

Review for Dr. Gholami

Very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended, I take my entire family to him now.

Aug 05 2020

Review for Dr. Breen

Aug 03 2020

Review for Dr. Kobrinsky

Thanks to dr Drofa i can walk again. He did a very complicated robotic surgery on my back. I had vertebral column slipped and my nerves in my back were crashed. After surgery i went home next day. Before surgery I could barely walk. Now i cn walk almost normal and my back almost doesn’t hurt

Aug 03 2020

Review for Dr. Drofa

excellent doc. skilled, personable, caring i had a serious foot injury and under his care am doing well

Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Anderson

I had Dr. Saha with my last pregnancy and she was absolutely amazing! She was very thorough with answering all the questions I had. She was even a huge help after my pregnancy!

Pam S Jul 16 2020

Review for Dr. Saha

Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Scarberry

Dr. Berglund was very through did an excellent job on my knee, told me what to i could expect while on recovery,explained some steps to preventing knee injury,

robert wahl Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Berglund

Dr. Kouba is retired. He was the BEST cardiologist ever. Jack E. Gross

Jack E Gross Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Kouba

She is very rude. Has superiority complex acting like God.

Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Gupta

Dr. Trout was my primary doctor at Sanford southpointe but just a little bit. She is such a wonderful, kind and understanding doctor. I would highly recommend her. Anyone who has her as their doctor I consider them extremely lucky.

Anjelica Baquera Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Trout

I love everyone at Dr.Nammours office!!! I have Crohns disease and the biggest flare ever in 10 years, I got in right away, the whole team helped me tremendously, they call back when they say they will and are very attentive to my needs!!! I highly recommend!!!!!

Jennifer Hahn Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Nammour

I was very pleased with Dr. Ghazi’s help in determining what procedures are needed to alleviate my back pain. Therapy is beginning and is the initial step. I look forward to better days ahead.

Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

I have been with Dr. Ghazi since 2010 and do not plan to go elsewhere. I have had two stimulator implants and a number of injections for pain.

Betty Schoephoerster Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Best doctor in Detroit lakes for family and general practice-amazing nurses!!

Kaypet Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Lawrence

I was sent to Dr. Gibbs from the emergency room after getting my hand in a table saw. I found him to be professional, compassionate, and very understanding. He performed surgery on my hand that night and I’ve had excellent healing and very little pain ever since. I would recommend Dr. Gibbs 100%.

James Cahill Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Gibbs

I was in ER and Dr Jost came in and talked to me about what the test results were and that he suggested I be admitted to the hospital for observation. Very easy to talk with and good bed side manner. Thank you Dr Jost

Marie Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Jost

Cindy Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Everything was done in a professional friendly way. Have been very pleased.

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Rita Alaniz May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Kobrinsky

I had a "Televisit" with Dr. Ghazi a couple days ago. He is a gifted physician who, when I am in his care, either in person or with a televisit, causes me to feel that my care and how I am feeling is his greatest concern in all the world. He has helped me immeasurably!

Greg G. May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Very thorough, explained things clearly and in detail. Nice personality and very knowledgable.

May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Abu Minshar

she has been my Dr for over 20 years... best doctor I've ever had. Calls you out on things that your doing that are hurting your health...and you know that going in. She's the most caring, and compassionate physician I've ever known.

twiggy richter Apr 27 2020

Review for Dr. Card

Awesome doctor. Did a great job of informing us on the whys and how’s of everything he was doing. He was never harsh or rude, and if I was ever hesitant or unsure he would always reassure and help me to understand the risks and rewards of all my options. Wonderful overall experience.

Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Heshmat

Rushed, rude, and probably incompetent. I had much results and experiences with another clinic, which is not in Fargo. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Brandy Eaves Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. Sheldon

Dr Ghazi is a great listener, is very knowledgeable and has many weapons in his arsenal to combat chronic pain. We, in Fargo, are blessed to have wonderful pain care physician in our city.

Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

distant and cold

Bob Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. Premnath

very nice man would recommend

Mar 15 2020

Review for Dr. Anderson

I would not recommend

Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Lillestol

Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Friederichs

Anonymous Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Breker

Meg Haviland Feb 17 2020

Review for Dr. Casas

Natalie Feb 06 2020

Review for Dr. Orson

Dr Baker saved me. My spine was twisted and folded on itself and he fixed it. After 2surgeries I am feeling wonderful and walking normally. I simply can’t say enough positive things about Dr Baker. My gratitude knows no bounds.

Feb 06 2020

Review for Dr. Baker

Ken and Darlene Weshnevski Jan 24 2020

Review for Dr. Baker

Thad Witte Jan 19 2020

Review for Dr. Norberg

Very personable and thorough doctor.

MJ Jan 14 2020

Review for Dr. Smith

Jan 07 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Jodi Barkdoll Jan 07 2020

Review for Dr. Baker

Jan 03 2020

Review for Dr. Jackson

Dr Baker did surgery on my back which turned out very well, he kept me and my family informed and treated us great, to me he is a great Dr

Dale Shields Jan 01 2020

Review for Dr. Baker

Amazing doctor through answered all questions! There is a reason he is the head of the department

Dec 27 2019

Review for Dr. Indergaard

Told us releasing patient, insurance won't cover longer stay and more care was "our problem".

Dec 26 2019

Review for Dr. Briggs

Lana Frye Dec 23 2019

Review for Dr. Lillestol

he is a very good doctor

Dec 17 2019

Review for Dr. Arness

Dr. Baker is the best. My spinal cord was almost 90%choked off and it was hard to walk. He removed C4,5,6. And he installed a spacer. Almost instant relief. He performed a miracle on me. Top notch guy, surgeon. Words cannot describe how happy i am with his work.

John L in Fargo, ND - Dec 17 2019

Review for Dr. Baker

The new IMA Healthcare location at 45th street and 32nd Avenue South is bright, clean, and spacious. Dr. Steven G. Clemenson is very knowledgeable, willing to listen, thorough in his assessment, and great at teaching/communicating as needed.

Dec 06 2019

Review for Dr. Clemenson

Jo Ann Girtz Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. Drofa

Dr Baker has explained every bit of my surgery from the start. He was truthful and very reassuring. His follow up was great. Everything went very good during and after surgery. He is the best!

Nancy LaFrombois Nov 20 2019

Review for Dr. Baker

Too rushed. Tells patients their concerns "are nothing". In and out the door way too fast. I won't see him again.

Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Kenninger

awesome dr. always personable and professional... super good results on my shoulder.

joel k. Nov 18 2019

Review for Dr. Lundeen

Excellent and caring radiologist. Found time for us even when we were not scheduled. Takes time to explain procedures and answers questions.

Delores Bratvold Nov 15 2019

Review for Dr. Teigen

Margaret Nov 08 2019

Review for Dr. Miller

He’s treated me well for many years. Addresses my concern every time. Great staff and low wait times.

Nov 04 2019

Review for Dr. Kenninger

I had a very good experience with Dr. Baker, he was very professional, he gave us a very thorough explained what options were available for me, I am very satisfied with the results. I would highly recommend Dr.Baker on any complicated spinal surgery.

John Isley Oct 09 2019

Review for Dr. Baker

We was very personable. Was down to earth and nice. He took very good care of my mom when she was in the hospital.

Sep 29 2019

Review for Dr. Seth

I will never go back to this woman. Just wanted to write a prescription and did not listen to my concerns at all. Dismissive and condescending.

Sep 20 2019

Review for Dr. Raum

JS Sep 18 2019

Review for Dr. Baker

Dr Tompkins is an excellent doctor, she was so helpful, nice and caring throughout my entire pregnancy. She made me feel confident when it was time to deliver my son. I definitely recommend her to anyone who wants a caring doctor.

Destany Carroll Sep 04 2019

Review for Dr. Tompkins

This doctor saw me few years back. He didn't know anything about me and was allowed to tell me what kind of work I could. Very disappointed in his work. How can a doc. know about what a person can and can't do. He must have gotten paid off by WSI.

Aug 30 2019

Review for Dr. Kuhlmann

very poor communication, changes treatments, prescriptions without notice to patient, little or no follow up of treatment.

Aug 25 2019

Review for Dr. Lindquist

I have been seeing Dr. Ghazi for several years and have found him to be a good listener and doing whatever he can to alleviate my difficult back pain. Dr, Ghazi and his staff provide TLC.

Donna Bursik Aug 10 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Susieq Aug 10 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Great Physician and all around clinic - listens intently and truly cares about my health. Staff is wonderful and I wouldnt choose any other provider.

Aug 06 2019

Review for Dr. Odedra-Mistry

Brett Bergh Jul 31 2019

Review for Dr. Mahajan

I have been going to Dr Gullickson for three years. She is good about getting back on My Sanford Chart when I have questions. I have had great service but it is really hard to get in for an appointment.

Jul 25 2019

Review for Dr. Gullickson

Doctor Sanda was my doctor for 28 years, excellent physician! The very best doctors I have ever met! She was retiring so she said goodbye. If she decided to return, I would certainly like to have her back!

Vivian Nelson in West Fargo, ND - Jul 19 2019

Review for Dr. Sanda

TG Jul 17 2019

Review for Dr. Hella

Dr. Ghazi has done all my injections and procedures since he was with Sanford Health. I totally trust him.

Melissa Jul 17 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Dr Baker is an awesome surgeon. Highly recommend this Dr. He absolutely tops in his field.

Todd Legg Jul 17 2019

Review for Dr. Baker

I am pleased with my visit with Dr Baker. He is a very good doctor and would recommend him to my family & friends for any back problems. I no longer have the back pain since my surgery. I had suffered for several years until now. Thanks to Dr. Baker.

Jul 17 2019

Review for Dr. Baker

He performed what was to be a simple procedure and cut the bladder in the process. Not 1 person is holding him accountable. Maybe a Judge will. Please save yourself time and money and see a different Dr if surgery is involved.

Fargo, ND - Jul 06 2019

Review for Dr. Noah

Dr. Baker was always very professional and listened to my questions...and had answers. I would definitely recommend Dr. Baker to friends and family.

Lynette Rathe Jul 03 2019

Review for Dr. Baker

Brad Krause in West Fargo , ND - Jun 28 2019

Review for Dr. Baker

Very professional, answered my long list of questions, listened to my concerns. I left feeling that I could communicate with him and that he was trustworthy and would not do a procedure on me if I was not a candidate.

Devils Lake - Jun 26 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Very caring Doctor

Jun 18 2019

Review for Dr. Nagpal

Cathy A. Jun 17 2019

Review for Dr. Nakasato

Steve Bulat in Fargo, ND - Jun 14 2019

Review for Dr. Norberg

Excellent Dr. Very personable. I have been to Dr.Norberg before and always recommend him.

Pat Kaiser in Buchanan, ND - Jun 13 2019

Review for Dr. Norberg

Dr. listen to me with my back problems and then sent me to have an MRI, so we will go from there.

Jun 12 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Moving On... Jun 03 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Excellent physician , very personable and approachable , amazing fund of knowledge

May 29 2019

Review for Dr. Gholami

May 27 2019

Review for Dr. Nakasato

Love this guy. Best bedside manner. Explained everything and patient. Highly recommend.

May 21 2019

Review for Dr. Baker

Dr. Sue is amazing, would recommend to everybody!

May 18 2019

Review for Dr. Mathison

He is an assuming a-hole.

May 17 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

“Dr. Mathison was very professional, a good listener and provided me with excellent service for my medical condition.”

May 16 2019

Review for Dr. Mathison

Dr. Mathison was caring and concerned, friendly while maintaining professional and excellent standard of service. I was so very thankful for the excellent care I received at Catalyst Medical Center and Clinical Spa.

May 16 2019

Review for Dr. Mathison

I had a surgical procedure done to assist with visual fields improvement and the results have been amazing! Dr. Mathison was amazing from start to finish! The staff were friendly and went above and beyond in making this experience mayo like!!

May 16 2019

Review for Dr. Mathison

Excellent from start to finish! I had a small procedure in the afternoon and was very happy with the quality of the service that was performed by Dr. Susan Mathison. I would highly recommend her services to anyone!! So impressed!!

May 16 2019

Review for Dr. Mathison

Location

Sanford Medical Center Fargo

801 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102

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