Samaritan Albany General Hospital

80%

Patients that would definitely recommend
10% 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

10 ratings were as expected

  • 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
  • Respiratory failure 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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78%

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

80%

Would definitely recommend
10% higher than the national average

Samaritan Albany General 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%84%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%72%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%92%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%76%66%

Samaritan Albany General Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%66%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%87%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

May 10 2020

Review for Dr. Wang

Newport, Oregon Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Ghacham

Super nice guy. Very willing to talk and listen, plus share personal experiences.

Feb 22 2020

Review for Dr. Nwaele

When she was first starting in Connecticut she was the most caring smart & a real benefit to the medical community. I have never seen a more concerned doctor in my life. When she left all the patients asked about her no other doctors. Peter Hibyan Trumbull, Ct February 20 2020

Peter Hibyan Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Cho

Love Dr Wang. She is thorough and efficient. Explains everything to me in detail as much as I would like. She will also take copies of my notes and questions to put in her file. Patient portal is wonderful too.

Feb 10 2020

Review for Dr. Wang

Dr. Ludlow dis both of my cataract sutgeries. I was very comfortable, and now enjoy having my eyesight dramatically improved

Jan 31 2020

Review for Dr. Ludlow

Robert Haack Jan 28 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

Incredibly caring and engaging. He asks questions that help him understand your concerns and involves the patient in the method of care. We highly recommend him.

Jan 28 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

AS Jan 24 2020

Review for Dr. Hovey

She is a very thorough doctor. No matter what the problem, she will find an answer for it. Really enjoy going to her. Wished I could have her for a family physician.

Carol Cottrell Jan 23 2020

Review for Dr. Cho

Jan 21 2020

Review for Dr. Tsai

He saved my life in 2009, in so many ways. Best doctor and person I've ever met.

Nicole Pearson Jan 18 2020

Review for Dr. Penner

Mark & Melodie Sickles Jan 17 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

Great doc. Communicates clearly, cares about your comfort and ease, and has a fantastic staff.

Jan 17 2020

Review for Dr. Schwartz

Was very attentive and caring when I entered the hospital through the emergengey room. Very informative. I really appreciated him

Donnie owens Dec 30 2019

Review for Dr. Bedtelyon

Dr Lindberg has been patient with me and has always answered all my questions. He has been patient when I did not understand and was afraid when I had that little heart episode he believes was a heart attack. I trust his care.

Joyce Willcox Dec 27 2019

Review for Dr. Lindberg

Dr Hu was wonderful with my breast reduction. Do caring and meticulous. Explained everything completely. Her nurse and staff are wonderful and competent. Her follow up is outstanding and I felt well cared for. Highly recommend.

Julia Dec 22 2019

Review for Dr. Hu

Dec 19 2019

Review for Dr. Brown

John A. Dec 17 2019

Review for Dr. Weisensee

Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Onwere

Always seems rushed and doesn't listen to my concerns and/or questions

Nov 26 2019

Review for Dr. Owen-Thayer

He did my shoulder a few years ago and did a wonderful job and he was so friendly and caring. Now I need my other shoulder done and will only have him do it.

Kimberly Rosene Nov 24 2019

Review for Dr. Ballinger

Dr Wang 1) listens, 2) explains, 3) follows up. I have been her patient for 14 years and I am confident in her every time I see her.

Mary Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. Wang

J. Tomaselli Nov 13 2019

Review for Dr. Shah

Nov 12 2019

Review for Dr. Bentson

Janel Bennett Nov 10 2019

Review for Dr. Howerton

conscientious, and caring

Nov 08 2019

Review for Dr. Irvine

Dissatisfied customer Nov 06 2019

Review for Dr. Spencer

Condescending to the point of mocking me and then having to state he didn’t even know what my diagnosis is. Not well versed in ongoing research and 4 year new medicines. Unwilling to discuss things, just want to keep with the status quo.

Nov 05 2019

Review for Dr. Vandiver

I've been under his care for several years, for enlarged prostate and particularly for bladder cancer in the past two.

Oct 24 2019

Review for Dr. Long

Dr. Bain has been seeing my mom as a patient for over 15 years. He is an amazing Doctor to her and even has come to see her in her assisted living apartment. He is very compassionate.

Oct 22 2019

Review for Dr. Bain

Been seeing him since he was in a small practice in 2008. Hes a very good doctor. Get a referral to see it for yourself.

No more prednisone! Oct 17 2019

Review for Dr. Schwartz

Oct 14 2019

Review for Dr. Spencer

Sep 20 2019

Review for Dr. Sievert

Dear Bentson is the best internal medicine doctor in Albany. I have gone to her for years and will continue. She is very smart and cares about her patients.

Diane/leonardin Albany, OR - Sep 17 2019

Review for Dr. Bentson

Albany , OR - Sep 16 2019

Review for Dr. Ghacham

CR Sep 14 2019

Review for Dr. Laciak

Dismissive and arrogant.

Sep 01 2019

Review for Dr. Greschner

Aug 30 2019

Review for Dr. Hu

I have serious concerns about her boundary issues and personal information she shares with her patients. Very unprofessional.

DJ Aug 30 2019

Review for Dr. Bentson

Bonnie Aug 30 2019

Review for Dr. Ryan

would highly recommend Dr Laciak and his entire staff, everyone was friendly, professional, took the time to listen to my concerns and very skilled at their job.

Rudy H Albany,Or Aug 27 2019

Review for Dr. Laciak

Nicest man you could ever meet, but scheduling is awful and follow through skills really need improvement

Aug 26 2019

Review for Dr. Harris

We were totally satisfied with the surgery Dr Ghacham performed on my husbands back! Before surgery he had to walk with a walker and was in horrible pain, it’s been 3 weeks and no more walker and no more pain. We would definitely recommend him.

Albany, OR - Aug 24 2019

Review for Dr. Ghacham

Most dedicated doctor I have ever met. His care exceeded all expectations!!

Bert Sam Gowdy Aug 23 2019

Review for Dr. Vijayasekaran

I just had my surgery with Dr. Hu on July 17th and I am so happy with my results. She is very professional and has the best bedside manor. Her office is beautiful and her staff is amazing!!! I highly recommend her and wouldn’t go anywhere else. ?????????? Dr. Emily Hu!!!

Theresa Pollock Aug 13 2019

Review for Dr. Hu

Having injections in my head was scary but she was professional and right on.

Jul 31 2019

Review for Dr. Anderson

Very caring dr. Will listen to all complaints, and put forth all eforts with histeam and other dr. To makesure you're care is complete

Timin Monmouth , OR - Jun 17 2019

Review for Dr. Weisensee

I recommend Dr Hufnagel to any cancer patient. He's very knowledgeable and very helpful. I like him as my onocologist.

Soana Jun 11 2019

Review for Dr. Hufnagel

He is going to listen to all your concerns. Make adjustments to fine tune medications.

Tim Jun 08 2019

Review for Dr. Vijayasekaran

I told him what's wrong and he didn't even listen. he Wrote referrals that were dated months out and then he walked out Mid conversation. Meanwhile a worm is growing in my eye and he sent a perscription for stomach pains. The guy is a hack.

Ryanin Las vegas, NV - Jun 01 2019

Review for Dr. Huey

May 23 2019

Review for Dr. Ghacham

I had a very hard time even getting an appointment, then when I did I had to wait 2.5 hours to see him. I did not feel listened to by office staff.

May 09 2019

Review for Dr. Walton

83 years experience qualifies me to give Doctor Hudson a 5 stars rating!! The office visit experience was the best that anyone could ever hope for!!!

May 09 2019

Review for Dr. Hudson

Dr. Hovey is a very intelligent women. She understands everything, both physically and emotionally. She provides a wealth of information and takes into account all of your concerns. She is very personable and seems to truly care abut her patients.

May 07 2019

Review for Dr. Hovey

May 06 2019

Review for Dr. Sherman

Apr 20 2019

Review for Dr. Hu

Apr 12 2019

Review for Dr. Howerton

Apr 03 2019

Review for Dr. Dowswell

She is an excellent physician who listens to you. She’s hard to get into due to being busy but once you see her you will understand why she is so busy. A rare find these days

Mar 13 2019

Review for Dr. Hume

Mar 10 2019

Review for Dr. Howerter

How can I leave a lower rating? To be fair my husband was the patient, however he is six feet under and can’t tell you how awful he was. This healthgrade is not accurate on legal claims.

unexpectedlySinglein Bluefield Jamaica - Mar 06 2019

Review for Dr. Weisensee

Capable and thoughtful - an excellent, caring physician

Wes Harein Albany , OR - Feb 22 2019

Review for Dr. Zollinger

Always listens to me and offers different options for my treatment.

Feb 21 2019

Review for Dr. Vester

Debbiein Philomath, OR - Feb 05 2019

Review for Dr. Spiller

Rrubiconin Corvallis , OR - Feb 04 2019

Review for Dr. Lenhof

Dr Benson is very difficult to see but is slow in responding when messages are left. She is very knowledgeable but needs to follow through with her patience needed care.

Jan 20 2019

Review for Dr. Bentson

he has helped me a great deal with tears in my rotator cuff

Elizabeth Boventin Newport, OR - Jan 15 2019

Review for Dr. Lenhof

Amazing provider! Dr. Hu knows who I am as a person and listens to me. I never feel rushed. I Live the results I have received after treatments.

Jan 09 2019

Review for Dr. Hu

Lincoln City - Jan 02 2019

Review for Dr. Palmgren

I work in healthcare and Dr Vester takes on my entire family and always shows care and expertise. I already recommended her to my mom and she took her as well.

Trevorin Corvallis , OR - Dec 14 2018

Review for Dr. Vester

waiting for med. refill for 6 days.

OR - Dec 13 2018

Review for Dr. Sharp

Edin Albany, OR - Nov 29 2018

Review for Dr. Sievert

Dr Ward has been my primary care physician for 12 years. He makes an obvious effort to understand my needs and concerns, and always provides excellent care.

Crystalin Albany - Nov 27 2018

Review for Dr. Ward

Very kind and empathetic, excellent physician, would recommend to family and friends for care.

Nov 22 2018

Review for Dr. Harada

This is the only Dr I would recommend. She really cares and is exceptional .

Cherylin Tangent, OR - Nov 21 2018

Review for Dr. Cho

Corvallis, OR - Nov 20 2018

Review for Dr. Wang

John A.in Corvallis, OR - Nov 15 2018

Review for Dr. Garrett

I was not impressed by this doctor. He talked down to me, and did not have a clue what was going on in my mouth.

Silverton, - Oct 30 2018

Review for Dr. Howerton

M.H.in Lake Oswego, OR - Oct 16 2018

Review for Dr. Hu

Albany, OR - Oct 13 2018

Review for Dr. Sievert

Very personable and easy to talk with. Appointments were on time. He successfully completed the procedure as planned. He explained very clearly what he was going to do and what he actually did.

Tom in Corvallis - Oct 10 2018

Review for Dr. Harris

Oct 05 2018

Review for Dr. Hu

Dr Le always listens to me and my condition. She is also very accommodating to my requests, for my situation. I'm happy to have her as my primary care doctor. I would and have recommended her to my friends and family.

Harry Byrnein Corvallis, OR - Sep 27 2018

Review for Dr. le

Natalie Sep 22 2018

Review for Dr. Hopkin

Sherryin Corvallis - Sep 07 2018

Review for Dr. Tsai

Dr Miller is very kind and takes the time to really listen to you. She believes that you should live a full healthy life not just exist. Very calm and thoughtful.

Terri Coopeein Albany, OR - Aug 29 2018

Review for Dr. Miller

Disappointedandpainin Corvallis, OR - Aug 29 2018

Review for Dr. Cornwell

Kristain Keizer, OR - Aug 18 2018

Review for Dr. Howerton

Amanda in Albany, OR - Jul 19 2018

Review for Dr. Ghacham

Dr Ryan has seen me through some of the worst days of my life. She is always caring and easy to follow. I trust her with my life. Kim and the other office ladies are wonderful.

Jillin OR - Jun 15 2018

Review for Dr. Ryan

He is my hero. He took me seriously and I feel like I am always involved in my care. He listens and he trusts you.

Katin Lebanon, OR - Jun 05 2018

Review for Dr. Richardson

Bonniein SALEM - May 24 2018

Review for Dr. Latta

MamaJadein Toledo, OR - May 20 2018

Review for Dr. Howerton

Winifred Kovacikin OR - May 17 2018

Review for Dr. Wolf

I saw Dr Kennedy, he has been great working with me in repairing my broken jaw.

KEIZER - May 10 2018

Review for Dr. Howerton

Location

Samaritan Albany General Hospital

1046 6th Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321