Allegheny Valley Hospital

61%

Patients that would definitely recommend
9% lower than the national average


Allegheny Valley Hospital is a medical facility located in Natrona Heights, PA. This hospital has been recognized for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™, and more.

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2020)

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

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

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

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

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

1 rating was worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • 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
  • 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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62%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
7% lower than the national average

61%

Would definitely recommend
9% lower than the national average

Allegheny Valley 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%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%76%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%58%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%89%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%48%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%62%66%

Allegheny Valley Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%53%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%67%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

I couldn't be happier with the results of my surgery. Dr. Rytel is a pro!

Dave Sep 05 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

AnonaMOOSE Sep 02 2020

Review for Dr. Firoiu

The Best Doctor and Staff you what to deal with would definitely recommend

Shawn Alcorn Sep 02 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Dr Rytel did rotator cuff surgery in January. Had my last follow up recently. He is an awesome doctor and would highly recommended him. He told me exactly what to expect during recovery and everything went exactly how he said. Thank you Dr Rytel.

Jean Rattay Sep 02 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Great office, staff and Doctor. They all have a wonderful sense of humor which makes you feel comfortable. Thank you!

Sep 02 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Kim Schneider Aug 30 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Dr ryrel was wonderful

Aug 29 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Not only did Dr. Sivakumar diagnose the problem she gave me exercises to perform to help alleviate the pain; she never rushes through an appt. and gives me her full attention. She is also an excellent diagnostician.

Sheila Baylor Aug 28 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

efficient, well run office competent, knowledgeable confident , compassionate doctor

Aug 14 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Mattie Elder Aug 13 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Dr. Custodio is an excellent, very intelligent endocrinologist. He is very thorough with your health care and takes great care when explaining your tests results or his diagnosis. I would recommend him to everyone and thank God I found him for my healthcare.

Kathleen Smith Aug 09 2020

Review for Dr. Custodio

Aug 06 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Doctor Sivakumar was recommended by another physician. When she referred me to a specialist for a follow up, he volunteered emphatically that, "Doctor Sivakumar is an amazing physician!" Based on my early experience with her, I completely agree with his strong compliment.

Aug 02 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

Great, SMART and personable!!!!! Just plain and simply the BEST!!!!

MJ Jul 31 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

I was very happy with Dr. Rytel and his care of me. He did an excellent job and I would highly recommend him to everyone in need of his expertise.

Kevin Nelson Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Dr. Rytel is patient, caring, and super friendly! I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an Orthopaedic surgeon with excellent bedside manner.

Jennifer Baxter-Blubaugh Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Dr. Rytel is always personable, professional, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Jim M. from Brackenridge Jul 25 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

I got right in without any drama. They tended to my needs with care and compassion. when I left the office I felt as though they really cared about my problem and did what was necessary. I was glad to have went to DR. Rytel and his support staff.

Robert Stapel Jul 25 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Dr. Rytel is kind and has excellent bedside manner. He’s easy to talk to and provides excellent care.

Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Dr Lech is awesome. He is very caring and tells the whole story in a very calm way. We have total trust and confidence in him

Jim and Karen Rosswog Jul 23 2020

Review for Dr. Lech

Dr. Rytel is kind, patient, does not rush you through the appointment. He is a great physician.

Michele Cusack Jul 21 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Igor C Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

GREAT DOCTOR EASY TO TALK TO & UNDERSTAND

RON RAVOTTI Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Nancy Dukes Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

I would recommend

L Peak Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Crocker

Felt comfortable and cared for the entire visit. Dr. Sivakumar asked questions I would’ve never thought to ask and had my best interests in mind throughout the entire appointment.

Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

Donna Z Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Guhanand

He was very nice and up front with me and explained my knee situation. I look forward to going back with good news of my knee with therapy

Julie Burghy Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

My visit was great! I got there a half hour early and his staff had me in for an x-ray and in a room at a very decent time. Dr. Rytel was great to talk to and understood what I was telling him. He's excellent at what he does and I will refer him to anyone that has orthopedic problems.

Robin Heilman Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

EUFLEXXA shots in both knees

TINA ESPOSITO Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Very knowledgeable and skillful and very compassionate

Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Dr Crocker is the kindest and easiest doctor to talk to. She literally sits down with you and explains everything in detail. She makes YOU part of your health care decisions.

Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Crocker

Deborah Friedman Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Rajupet

mcv5549 Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Lin

He’s an arrogant, condescending snob. Don’t go to him if you expect to get help. He almost killed me.

Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Fishman

A very good n helpful doctor such a nice man too

Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Patel

Simply wonderful. Dr. Lyle was very pleasant and explained the procedure thoroughly. I had a few Chalazions removed with very little discomfort. It really felt as if I were spending time with a friend. I highly recommend her!

Rose Staples May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Lyle

Raymond & Cami McDonald May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

Robert O'Sullivan May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Rural professional May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Vogan

Dr. Michel, a brilliant physician, and his staff are very professional and caring, who went above and beyond expectations during the time my mom was under his care, prior to her moving from the area. My family and I are most grateful.

LMP May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Michel

I liked my "old" Doctor. But, He was no longer practicing. So, I switched to Dr Sivakumar. She is amazing!!! I am so lucky to have found her. Everything you would ever wish for in a Doctor.

Richard May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Sarma

Dr. Chess is an excellent surgeon, I had a very good experience with him. I will highly recommend his services. Also, he has a very pleasant personality and explains and answers questions thoroughly. Janet L. Mehall. - DuBois PA. April 27, 2020

Janet L. Mehall Apr 27 2020

Review for Dr. Chess

Dr Ong is a great doctor -- he really takes the time to talk to the patient and express empathy. Has tremendous medical knowledge and interpersonal skills.

Sean O Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Ong

I have complete trust in her. Has treated me and my family for many years

Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Leo

Best Dr. in the Valley, asks ?'s, listens to what we say, Highly RECOMMEND her David B. Conoran Sr.

David B. Conoran Sr. Apr 08 2020

Review for Dr. Guhanand

Dr. Sivakumar is an exceptional doctor and exceptional human being. She’s very professional and smart and a great diagnostician. She has been able to help me with a variety of health issues and I have tremendous confidence in her abilities. Dr.Sivi,please stay permanently in Frederick

Gloria Gilbert Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

Dr. Sivakumar has been my Doctor for a couple years.She has always patiently listened to what I have to say,will ask questions and so far,i have left her office very satisfied.Hope she will always be in Frederick.

Norman L. Carroll Mar 24 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

Dr. Evans and his staff are great at what they do.

John Lux Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

He's thorough and efficient. Best Dr. for a shoulder cortisone shot! Best rotator cuff surgery results. Never have to wait long for an appointment. And you are seen at your scheduled time!

Cindy K. Mar 15 2020

Review for Dr. Drabicki

Kathy Barone Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Dr. Evans is a wonderful and caring doctor. He did my rotator cuff repair recently and I am very pleased with the results. His staff is very helpful also. I highly recommend him!

Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

I visited her office today , horrible experience, she was very rushy ,rood .my English is not that good ,I asked her to speak slowly,so I understand what she saying , but she didn’t care . The visit was for 10mn including the exam .

Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Halfhill

No bedside manner. When a family member is dying you need some warmth and caring no a dr to tell you it’s time to get your things in order. Who say that. Where is the empathy-?

Mar 09 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

Dr Eric Evans has been my doctor for over three years. A month ago, 2/6/20 he did a full hip replacement for me and I couldn’t be happier with the results. He’s an exceptional surgeon with a great personality. I would highly recommend him to anyone with a orthopedic problem.

Norm Brozovich Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Dr. Habib is great. He always listens and offers options,. He does seem to actually care, has called other offices for me to get me the care I need sooner than scheduling it myself AND he is personable and remembers me. I recommend him, highly. I never feel rushed, he's just great all around.

Feb 27 2020

Review for Dr. Habib

Very knowledgeable, kind, and caring. I would highly recommend Dr. Usha Sivakumar!

Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

Gary Ketter Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Drabicki

He did a wonderful job on my hip surgery. His staff was wonderful also. I would hihgly recommend him.

Dorothy Murphy Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Very experienced. Nice staff.

Feb 25 2020

Review for Dr. Portnoy

Dr. Shade is an excellent doctor who I truly enjoy seeing. He makes you feel like he truly cares and is very personable. He has wonderful bedside manner and never makes you feel stupid. He is very knowledgeable in a wide variety of topics.

Krystin Feb 13 2020

Review for Dr. Shade

Change you phone number on your website so patients can get ahold of you. Your in the same building like?

Everyone who's tried looking you up Feb 07 2020

Review for Dr. Singh

Dr. Krasinsky is extremely professional and caring. He provides a comfortable atmosphere and knows your experience is just as important as your care! Highly recommened to friends and family!

Dale Feb 07 2020

Review for Dr. Krasinsky

Check up wellness visit

Feb 06 2020

Review for Dr. Francis

Bridget 2020 Feb 03 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

The staff and physicians were curtious informative and knowledgable. I was able to see the intern and then the Doctor in a prompt timely manner, and the experience was pleasant.

Andrew Bender Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

Diane Harms Jan 29 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

I had a cyst removed on the back of my neck in the office no problems no pain.

Walter George Taylor Jan 25 2020

Review for Dr. Falcon

Jan 23 2020

Review for Dr. Hower

The doctor acts like a juvenile! Make a joke about his sorry bedside manner and he short circuited and the brat fired me lol an lol

Jim Jan 23 2020

Review for Dr. Pepper

Love him. He listens to you and is a very caring doctor ( which is hard to find) !

Jan 21 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

This doctor is by far the worst EVER!! No bedside manner at all, very impolite and doesn’t communicate plan of care at all. Extremely dissatisfied with this doctor and can’t believe he is allowed to see patients.

Jan 21 2020

Review for Dr. Khan

Exceptional, and mindful of the whole person (mind, body and spirit). She is an incredible professional, with a very highly decorated background. Top Doctor! Highly recommend! ??

Bernadette Jan 13 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

Jan 11 2020

Review for Dr. Hanzlik

Dr Sivakumar always takes time to listen to my concerns. I never feel rushed and answers every question no matter how trivial they may be. She’s knowledgeable on any medical subject I bring up and I am confident I’m getting the best care available.

Maureen Jan 10 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

Sue Skinner Jan 09 2020

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

Dr. Evans is just soooooo good and just so amazing. Two surgeries he has done. I have been up under him since 2000. I wouldn't trade him in for nothing. Horray for Dr. E.E Stephane Haynes

Stephanie Haynes Jan 08 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Jan 04 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Takes his time to help you

carolyn A gavasto Jan 01 2020

Review for Dr. Steiner

Dec 24 2019

Review for Dr. Halfhill

Very lucky to have her on my team. She has taken care of my renal cell cancer which has metabolized to my lung twice.

James Groce Dec 23 2019

Review for Dr. Miske

This man is unbelievable. When he is with you he gives you 100% of his attention. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and kind. We are truly blessed to have Dr. Michel.

Nick Mitchell Dec 20 2019

Review for Dr. Michel

As always when I visit Dr. Siva, her advise and counsel were helpful and comforting after my surgery. I left feeling confident that things were going as they should at this post-surgery stage and with useful strategies to ensure my recovery continues on pace.

Barbara McDonald Dec 20 2019

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

The Best caring doctor He takes his time and know what he doing *****

Dec 20 2019

Review for Dr. Reyer

Dec 12 2019

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

After three elbow surgeries, another one is required to clean up his mess.

Gary Hepler Dec 12 2019

Review for Dr. Drabicki

Awesome Doctor With the best bed side manner!!!! Great staff and facility!! He’s the BEST!!!

Jean Nov 23 2019

Review for Dr. Imbriglia

Dr. Evans has done several surgeries including, rotator cuff, total knee replacement of both knees and carpal tunnel. I have found him and his staff to be knowledgeable, professional and caring. I would definitely recommend him and have to anyone about to need an orthopedic surgeon.

D. Eileen Puskar Nov 23 2019

Review for Dr. Evans

Linda Stokes Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. Evans

Thomas T. O'Sullivan Jr. Nov 20 2019

Review for Dr. Evans

he is very pleasant and very informative about your condition. he takes the time to answer all your questions. very good surgeon.

Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. Evans

Waited a little longer than expected but was well worth the wait. My back was in pain and she fixed me right up. She’s a great doctor

Gale Smith Nov 14 2019

Review for Dr. Sivakumar

Tanya Nov 14 2019

Review for Dr. Morrison

Dr Bowman was on time, courteous, and thorough. After xrays, he performed an exam, diagnosed the problem quickly and explained in detail and answered all questions.

Janis K Seidler Nov 14 2019

Review for Dr. Bowman

Location

Allegheny Valley Hospital

1301 Carlisle St, Natrona Heights, PA 15065

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