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Penn Highlands Elk

Penn Highlands Elk is a medical facility located in Saint Marys, PA. This hospital has been recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience Award™.

69%

Patient Experience Rating

3% lower than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

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

  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

11 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

C-Section Delivery

In Hospital

As Expected

Vaginal Delivery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

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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77%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

2% higher than the national average

69%

Would definitely recommend

3% lower than the national average

Penn Highlands Elk

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%83%82%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%82%81%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%72%71%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%62%64%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%91%87%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%54%54%

Penn Highlands Elk

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%61%67%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%79%76%

Providers

Provider Reviews

I was not impressed with her. When I informed her I suffer with erratic blood pressure. She looked at the 1 reading the nurse took and told me it was stable and I didn't need a cardiologist. In spite of the fact that before I moved to PA I had a cardiologist.

Jul 09 2024

Review for Dr. De Sa

He is my go to Orthopedic Dr. I trust him and he is always very thorough and helpful.

Amy E. Elder Jul 04 2024

Review for Dr. Vankleunen

Dr. Lincoski is very personable and quickly diagnosed my trigger finger. Since the finger wasn’t totally locking, he recommended a cortisone injection, which I agreed to. So far, so good. It’s only been a day, and my finger is already feeling a lot better. I highly recommend Dr. Lincoski for anyone...

Suzanne Riddle Jul 03 2024

Review for Dr. Lincoski

Dr Lincoski was very kind and understanding. He asked pertinent questions and was gentle.

Jun 26 2024

Review for Dr. Lincoski

Everything from the surgery performed by Dr Ellis to the staff and nurses and receptionists are so professional, kind and courteous. My shoulder is healing great and would refer Dr Ellis to anyone. I have already to many of people.

Jim Cogley Jun 22 2024

Review for Dr. Ellis

Location

Penn Highlands Elk

763 Johnsonburg Rd, Saint Marys PA 15857

CallDirections

(814) 788-8000

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Penn Highlands Elk located?

Penn Highlands Elk is located at 763 Johnsonburg Rd, Saint Marys, PA 15857. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Has Penn Highlands Elk won any recent awards from Healthgrades?

Yes, Penn Highlands Elk has been awarded with Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ in the past two years.

Is Penn Highlands Elk highly rated with patients?

77% patients recommend this hospital. See Healthgrades for detailed clinical ratings by specialty.

Does Penn Highlands Elk score well in safety ratings?

Healthgrades tracks outcome ratings for 12 hospital services. View more details here.

How do I get in at Penn Highlands Elk?

Phone number, appointment information, and directions can be found on Healthgrades Penn Highlands Elk profile..

How does Penn Highlands Elk rank in terms of safety and outcomes?

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Contact Us

763 Johnsonburg Rd

Saint Marys, PA 15857

Directions

(814) 788-8000