Penn Highlands Dubois

58%

Patients that would definitely recommend
12% lower than the national average

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

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

12 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
  • 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
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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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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60%

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

58%

Would definitely recommend
12% lower than the national average

Penn Highlands Dubois

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%78%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%78%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%61%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%90%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%46%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%62%66%

Penn Highlands Dubois

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%46%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%63%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Quickly in and out for my procedure! And Dr. Parekh and staff treated me with respect and provided great care.

Lydia Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Parekh

Dr. Parekh and staff were top notch!

Michael Reddington Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Parekh

Dr. Kelly Smith is one of the best surgeons in the area. She has done 3 surgeries for me and she’s very down to earth and caring. I would highly recommend her.

Brenda Seybert Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Smith

He was very thorough and explained things very well. Would highly recommend him to anyone!

Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. VanKleunen

Dr McClellan took time to answer all of my questions after knee replacement last year. Great Dr.

Dave Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. McClellan

Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Ellis

Dr McClellan was very informative concerning my meniscus surgery. He gave me a through understanding of the procedure and answered all of my questions.

C Armstrong Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. McClellan

Dr. Parekh and his staff performed at a very high professional level. The procedure went exactly as explained to me with excellent results. I highly recommend Dr. Parekh!

Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Parekh

Mike Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Ellis

May 31 2020

Review for Dr. Landreneau

Pammi Neff May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Nartatez

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Rajan

Dr. Ellis was very easy to talk to, he made us feel comfortable, with a confidence that he could fix my problem

Pamela Parson May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Ellis

Ellen R. May 20 2020

Review for Dr. McClellan

Dr. Sensiba is very knowledgeable and personable. He listened carefully and addressed issues carefully and efficiently. Excellent explanations of test and MRI results to explain recommended actions! Highly recommended!!

May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Sensiba

Excellent, caring and thorough doctor.

May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Garcia

Ever since my family and I have been seeing her we have always been very happy with thorough she is and how she checks in if there has been issues. She goes above and beyond to help figure what your having trouble with.

Michele L Miller May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Chamberlin

One of the best orthopedic surgeons I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Listens thoroughly and provides sound feedback. Would definitely recommend.

Alain May 06 2020

Review for Dr. McClellan

Dr. Matt Varacallo is excellent. He is pleasant. He listens. He cares. He is top notch. highly recommended.

Apr 26 2020

Review for Dr. Varacallo

Dr. Kisskadon is the best! She always listens to the issues I'm having. Not only is she a great physican, she is also a very kind,caring individual.

Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Kiskaddon

Absolutely wonderful. So kind, so thorough, very caring. Very trusting.

Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Varacallo

I had a great experience with Dr. McClellan. He was referred to him by my family doctor. I am also in need of a hip replacement and have to wait until Covid19 has passed for my surgery!

Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. McClellan

Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Varacallo

I was extremely pleased with my interactions with Dr. Varacallo. He was super friendly and very easy to speak with. He listened to my concerns. After our initial conversation, I am very confident I selected the right surgeon. More reviews to come!!

Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Varacallo

A very good listener. Very good at explaining my injury. I am in the middle of my care plan.

Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. VanKleunen

Very busy practice but gives straightforward explanations of conditions and treatment plans!

Apr 06 2020

Review for Dr. Varacallo

Renee Morocco Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Landreneau

Professional, courteous, quick service

Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. McClellan

Linda Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. McClellan

Kim Zeiss Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. McClellan

Donald Woods Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. McClellan

He is very caring and thorough.he took the time to explain all of my options and then let me chose.

Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. VanKleunen

Tomcat Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Illuzzi

He doesn't rush you, also explained things in a matter that was understandable

Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Sensiba

Rhonda McElhaney Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Labrasca

Professional, actually listens to concerns, gives you options for your care and never pushes the most expensive option. I have seen him for my hip and shoulder issues

Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. VanKleunen

Explained procedure very well. Answered all questions and concerns. Is a very skilled catarct surgeon!!

Mar 04 2020

Review for Dr. Parekh

Dr. McClellan explained what was wrong and showed me on the xray. He has a great way of making patients comfortable

Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. McClellan

Dr Parekt is an incredible physician. Procedure went exactly as planned. I am very pleased with the results. And appreciate the level of professionalism his staff displayed

Douglas Albert Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Parekh

Exceptional care and attention to detail. We are very fortunate to have the quality of care provided by Dr Parekh, Dr Cessna and Restore Eye Care here in Central Pennsylvania.

Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Parekh

NOT GOOD. HE IS VERY SCATTERED. HIS BROTHER SENT ME TO HIM. GO TO STATE COLLEGE.

YBD Mar 02 2020

Review for Dr. Varacallo

I love Bill Witman...... He is the very best of ANY DR ...CRNP.... or ANY kind of MEDICAL PERSON I have EVER met!!! He is so very kind and EVERYONE loves him !!! (I suppose the other DRS. don't tho') I would recommend him a thousand times over any other!!!

Mar 01 2020

Review for William Wittman

Never in all my life did I expect my eye to be this good after surgery - thank you so very much Dr. Parekh and team! Praise God for the gifts He has given you!

Melissa Ibanez Feb 20 2020

Review for Dr. Parekh

Very professional and knowledgeable.

Feb 19 2020

Review for Dr. VanKleunen

I have a shoulder issue and went to see Dr Ellis. He was very thorough, friendly and down to earth. He explained everything in simple terms.

Curtis Feb 18 2020

Review for Dr. Ellis

I had cataract surgery and lens implants with Dr. Parekh. He is wonderful! I have very bad myopia, and for the first time in 57 years, I no longer wear contact lens or eye glasses. He inserted lens that correct my severe myopia, plus include a bifocal. I am ecstatic!

Pat Feb 15 2020

Review for Dr. Parekh

I will only go to Dr. Tyndall. He is a no nonsense Dr. He wont dance around issues, he will just find away to fix it. I have nothing but respect for him. Very professional, and his staff is as well.

Jamie mason Feb 12 2020

Review for Dr. Tyndall

Surgical follow up visit. Dr Ellis is a great doctor and surgeon. He takes time to explain things and is very courteous.

Daniel Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Ellis

Left foot very painful by ankle and limped when I walked , I know I made the right choice by coming to Doctor Ellis. Very caring and positive on his approach to my problem and concerned

Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Ellis

Does not care bout patients left me to travel to another dr. And she was rude to me bout things

Dennis morley Feb 08 2020

Review for Dr. Smith

Dr Zeliger fixed my knee. Hr is the best.

Brenda Hook Feb 07 2020

Review for Dr. Zeliger

Linda A. Long Feb 06 2020

Review for Dr. VanKleunen

I have been seeing Dr. Ellis for about 20 years for various joint issues and have always been pleased, so I have recommended him to many friends and will continue to do so. Dr. Ellis explains his diagnoses clearly and always answers questions thoroughly. Additionally, he has a great personality.

Mary Lou M Sigler Feb 05 2020

Review for Dr. Ellis

Exceptional doctor. I have severe COPD and I am one of the recipients of the BLVR lung treatment. He has helped me to be able to breathe better and to do more with this treatment.

Jan 24 2020

Review for Dr. Bansal

Dr. McClellan is a very gifted and talented surgeon. From the very first time I met Dr. McClellan, till and after the surgery of my THR "left hip". Everything has been of the utmost professional and top notch care anywhere! I would definitely recommend family and friends

David R Galbraith Jan 24 2020

Review for Dr. McClellan

I absolutely recommend Dr. Kiskaddon and her staff they are fast friendly and caring!

Tara.S Jan 21 2020

Review for Dr. Kiskaddon

Dr. Pisani is extremely knowledgeable and personable. She always makes you feel welcome and always makes sure you have every question answered. I highly recommend her!

Jan 21 2020

Review for Dr. Pisani

I think he is Awesome in every way. Fixed up both my knees and he was really nice.

Mary Kastner Jan 19 2020

Review for Dr. Zeliger

He is just the best!!!

Gigi Kilroe Jan 18 2020

Review for Dr. Parekh

Jan 15 2020

Review for Dr. Reddy

I had my first appointment today with Heidi and was very pleased with my appointment....the office staff was very friendly and helpful and thorough. Will definitely go back.

Lola in Summerville, PA - Jan 15 2020

Review for Dr. Roscoe

Excellent care

James and Connie Kerner Jan 07 2020

Review for Dr. Palatna

Excellent,very good Dr and surgeon. I definitely would recommend him. Class act.

Dec 31 2019

Review for Dr. VanKleunen

Barb Dec 25 2019

Review for Dr. McClellan

Dr. McClellan did a total right hip replacement on me August 30th. He was very compassionate and reassuring and my surgery went very well. I would highly recommend Dr. Mclellan.

Judy Aigner Dec 19 2019

Review for Dr. McClellan

Dr. Tyndall was very professional and respectful during my visit. He listened to my concerns. He is the first doctor who helped me get relief from shoulder and arm pain.

Dec 13 2019

Review for Dr. Tyndall

Dr. Tyndall and staff are always very thoughtful, kind, and professionsl

Dec 11 2019

Review for Dr. Tyndall

Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Roscoe

Love him!! Down to earth listens to you and gets in there and fixes the problem. Has ALWAYS done right by my daughter and i

Dec 04 2019

Review for Dr. Ellis

A great physician and person. I have been a patient for many years. Very good at diagnosing and treating. I highly recommend her.

LJB Nov 27 2019

Review for Dr. Zeitler

marilyn Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. McClellan

Very easy to schedule initial consult. Knowledgeable, friendly check in/check out desk staff. Rooming nurse was very informative, X-ray tech was friendly. Dr Lincoski was friendly, knowledgeable, made me comfortable to ask questions. Highly recommend. The facility felt clean and modern.

Nov 20 2019

Review for Dr. Lincoski

Very helpful. I've seen him once . So far I'm very pleased.

Nov 20 2019

Review for Dr. VanKleunen

Dr. Ellis was very polite and professional. He took the time to explain the symptoms I was experiencing as well as what I needed to do going forward.

Barry Nov 20 2019

Review for Dr. Ellis

His caring compassionate approach about my quality of life is refreshing. He is straight forward and honest in discussion. I know he cates about my best interest. Excellent bedside manner.

Theresa Bush Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. McClellan

Dr Newsome was wonderful explained all of my question. Explained how I got Rematory Arthritis and explained.

Holly walker Nov 14 2019

Review for Dr. Newsome

Nov 13 2019

Review for Dr. Pisani

Dr Rao took care of my mother. He was patient and kind. My mother was terminally ill and he has a compassionate demeanor when explaining options. There is no doubt she was cared for by the best lung doctor in Central PA. I highly recommend him to care for you or your loved one.

Michael Rafferty Nov 13 2019

Review for Dr. Rao

Dr Tyndall was very professional. He was quickly able to diagnose and treat my wrist problem.

Nov 13 2019

Review for Dr. Tyndall

Dr. Lincoski and his entire staff were great with my daughter. They were able to see her very quickly and scheduled surgery right away. We were all treated so kindly and we can’t thank them enough.

Nov 11 2019

Review for Dr. Lincoski

Nov 10 2019

Review for Dr. Lincoski

Dr. labrasca takes the time to explain and really cares about what the patient wants. He is doing my breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. He and his staff makes me feel like they care. I would not go to another plastic surgeon.

Margie in Clarion, PA - Nov 06 2019

Review for Dr. Labrasca

Dr. Ellis spent a lot of time explaining the issues with the complications from knee revision done by another surgeon. He made me feel my concerns were valid.

Nov 06 2019

Review for Dr. Ellis

Very helpful and patient.

Nov 06 2019

Review for Dr. Pisani

He’s pretty quick to throw out negative comments or degrade other providers. His verbal interaction skills are horribly gruff. Nicely... I would say “what a jerk.

Don Nov 02 2019

Review for Dr. Landreneau

Sally M. Emmett Nov 02 2019

Review for Dr. Schmidt

Sally Emmett Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Karalis

He was very thorough explaining my issues. Short waiting room wait time, which is a plus. Office staff is very friendly and helpful.

Tammy M Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Martynik

Paula Kellar Oct 24 2019

Review for Dr. McClellan

Really pleased with the care I received. This was a second opinion after my first doctor went right to the idea of surgery. Dr. VanKleunen listened to me and worked out a noninvasive plan for my hip treatment. Very very happy!

Kate Oct 23 2019

Review for Dr. VanKleunen

Oct 15 2019

Review for Dr. Duckett

Dr. Ellis is an excellent surgeon/physician who truly cares for his patients. He is attentive, assuring, and explains in detail. Highly recommend ????????

Oct 11 2019

Review for Dr. Ellis

Very good

Oct 09 2019

Review for Dr. Sensiba

I have had Dr. Roscoe for my surgeon for over 20 years. He has taken care of my son's, my husband and me. We love him, consider him part of our family. Never was mistreated by anyone in his office.

Jennifer Rowles Oct 03 2019

Review for Dr. Roscoe

Terrible! I’ve had constant knee pain with an MRI showing joint effusion and degeneration. He had no answers for me, wouldn’t listen to me and offered no help at all. He was very arrogant. I would not recommend him to anyone. He will be a waste of your time and money!

Nichole in Ridgway, PA - Oct 02 2019

Review for Dr. Zeliger

Always on time and listens to what you have to say. A very good doctor

Oct 02 2019

Review for Dr. Lincoski

Location

Penn Highlands Dubois

100 Hospital Ave, Dubois, PA 15801