Penn Highlands Elk

58%

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


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

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

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

11 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • 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
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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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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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 Elk

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%79%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%68%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%52%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%72%66%

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%56%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%79%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

He over-medicated my elderly mother with an opioid drug to the point where she exhibited symptoms of a stroke, then had a seizure and had to be rushed to the ER!

Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Roscoe

May 31 2020

Review for Dr. Landreneau

He is an excellent doctor he has done four surgeries on me and has helped me. I greatly miss him and appreciate all the help he has do for me and my husband

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Rothenberg

Excellent, caring and thorough doctor.

May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Garcia

Renee Morocco Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Landreneau

Tomcat Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Illuzzi

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

Dr Zeliger fixed my knee. Hr is the best.

Brenda Hook Feb 07 2020

Review for Dr. Zeliger

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

Jan 16 2020

Review for Dr. Rudick

Jan 15 2020

Review for Dr. Reddy

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

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

Been seeing Dr Garcia for over 3 years. She is compassionate and caring. She does listen and discusses tests and medicines and always makes herself available when needed.I highly recommend her to anyone needing a good primary care provider.

Ave Sep 25 2019

Review for Dr. Garcia

Sep 24 2019

Review for Dr. Stainbrook

Sep 23 2019

Review for Dr. Kelly

Dr. Schmidt is a true professional who cares about his patients and his community. I would highly recommended him. He has treated myself and my family for many year.

Cheryl S. Jul 03 2019

Review for Dr. Schmidt

My wife had a broken wrist. Dr Zeliger failed to take her constant pain seriously. The pain was because her bone had shifted in the cast. As a result she's had a total of 6 surgeries by other Dr's to try and correct the damage done by Dr Zeliger.

Dave Jul 02 2019

Review for Dr. Zeliger

Does not seem to know what he is doing. Poor bedside manner. Lack of concern for the patient. Acted like he just did not care and even said that to me. I was very upset after my visit.

Jun 18 2019

Review for Dr. Tandon

Milan, OH - Jun 12 2019

Review for Dr. Galla-Elizeus

He is always willing to answer any questions I may have and spends the time with me that is needed

May 28 2019

Review for Dr. Baker

She was easy to talk to, but she didn't take my concerns seriously. Her office also scheduled an appointment for me with a specialist without my consent.

May 03 2019

Review for Dr. Danielisz

Very caring and through doctor!

Apr 15 2019

Review for Dr. Garcia

I went to her office a few months ago, and everyone was so friendly and helpful! The office was a little busy, but I took that as a good thing (they are thorough and people want to see them). I would definitely go back there and I recommend her to anyone!

Apr 12 2019

Review for Dr. Allman

Awesome great Dr and great staff!

Apr 01 2019

Review for Dr. Devlin

She is a very caring doctor who takes time with each patient.

Mar 14 2019

Review for Dr. Donahue

Absolutely horrible!!! Just like everyone else she doesn't care about her patients, she confused my mother's records with mine and argued with me. I had to get a new doctor since mine passed away and I've always left her office CRYING. If I could rate her a negative, I would. DO NOT go to her.

St. Marys - Feb 24 2019

Review for Dr. Galla-Elizeus

Sandy in DuBois, PA - Feb 21 2019

Review for Dr. Allman

I really like him. He's been very kind and helpful to me. I would recommend him to my friends.

M in PA - Feb 21 2019

Review for Dr. Pruthi

I haven't even made it in yet. So I can't tell you how she is as a doctor. But the staff I had to talk to on the phone was awful. They sounded angry and put off that I was calling. Appointment is weeks away.

Dubois , PA - Jan 29 2019

Review for Dr. Stainbrook

Danielle Wyant in PA, PA - Jan 24 2019

Review for Dr. Donahue

St. Marys, PA - Oct 08 2018

Review for Dr. Galla-Elizeus

Dr. Shelley is gentle, informed, and understanding. He considers all aspects of the patient before prescribing meds and tests. He takes time to understand your needs.

Barbara Bowman in Smethport, PA - Sep 27 2018

Review for Dr. Shelley

He is an exceptional Dr. If only there were more like him as he can only see so many patients.

Rick Thompson in Brockway, PA - Sep 27 2018

Review for Dr. Devlin

I've had two sucsessful carpel tunnel surgerys with Dr. Zeliger. Releaved all my symptoms which is amazing!!!!

Sep 15 2018

Review for Dr. Zeliger

Dr. Koch, April & his entire staff are truly the BEST!! I have never had a more caring, kind, professional doctor as Dr. Koch! I miss them SO, now that I have moved!

Inez Ward Smith in Aiken, SC - Sep 13 2018

Review for Dr. Koch

Top notch!! Best of the best. I've had 8 extremely successful surgeries from Dr Zeliger and couldn't be more pleased! He is the only orthopedic doctor I will go to. He has treated almost every member of my immediate family and we have all had great recoveries! Very highly recommended!

Kelly in DuBois, PA - Aug 30 2018

Review for Dr. Zeliger

Eileen Hoy in PA - Jul 15 2018

Review for Dr. Landreneau

Jun 21 2018

Review for Dr. Galla-Elizeus

Sorceror13 in Punxsutawney, PA - Jun 16 2018

Review for Dr. Roscoe

mike h in pittsburgh, PA - Jun 05 2018

Review for Dr. Landreneau

Jo May 29 2018

Review for Dr. Roscoe

Great bedside manner!! Really cares about his patients! Really makes you feel comfortable!

Jessica May 19 2018

Review for Dr. Koch

May 13 2018

Review for Dr. Roscoe

worst doctor ever! made me cry by the end of the appointment, he's condescending, arrogant and yells at you if you ask a question as if you were questioning his opinion. I would say stay as far away as you can!

Joanna in Aliquippa - Apr 20 2018

Review for Dr. Felix

Barbara Taylor in DuBois - Apr 16 2018

Review for Dr. Roscoe

Renata Pytlak in Delmont Pa - Apr 07 2018

Review for Dr. Illuzzi

Mar 29 2018

Review for Dr. Koch

This was my second visit with Dr. Rudick in the last 15 yrs.. He is not affiliated with any network, so he takes time and listens to me instead of being buried in a computer. I am completely satisfied with being his patient.

bob in st. marys,pa. - Mar 22 2018

Review for Dr. Rudick

Very unfriendly and doesn't listen. Tried to explain my symptoms and was constantly int erupted. Terrible experience. This has to be one of the worst doctors I ever went to. I wouldn't recommend this doctor to no one.

Susan in Saint Marys - Feb 17 2018

Review for Dr. Pruthi

The mannerism of Dr. Felix was completely appalling . I would never talk to someone the way I've heard him speak to patients and staff.

Feb 17 2018

Review for Dr. Felix

Totally inappropriate and unprofessional behavior.

A. Yahalom in Pittsburgh - Jan 30 2018

Review for Dr. Rothenberg

He is absolutely the worst doctor I've ever had ...doesn't explain anything to his patients when asked questions and doesn't feel the need to help or do anything for his patients.hes a joke

Jan 18 2018

Review for Dr. Pruthi

Dec 20 2017

Review for Dr. Roscoe

Nov 23 2017

Review for Dr. Hewitt

I think Dr. Kelly is a great doctor. She spends the time to listen to you and all of your needs. She is a caring person. She should have her own practice. I have nothing bad to say about Dr. Kelly, I am glad I found her. Most of her staff is great too. All but the receptionist.

BROCKPORT - Nov 05 2017

Review for Dr. Kelly

JOHN WATSON in Bradford, PA - Nov 04 2017

Review for Dr. Danielisz

This is the worst doctor that I've even seen, she simply doesn't care about your condition at all. Lack of professionalism, very arrogant and impatient, spent less than a few minutes and walked out right away. She doesn't follow any positive test result, no follow up whatsoever..

Portland - Sep 06 2017

Review for Dr. Garcia

Has been my Dr. For 17 years and I love his office staff, great dr. Takes great care of his people

Champaign, IL - Sep 04 2017

Review for Dr. Anand

Dubois, PA - Sep 01 2017

Review for Dr. Cavagna

Matt neubert in St Marys, PA - Aug 20 2017

Review for Dr. Taylor

I am so thankful to have found Dr. Roscoe. Most physicians know a lot about illness and medications, Dr. Roscoe is knowledgeable about health as well, and maintaining it. He listens and is willing to consider different cures. He treats the issue instead of just the symptoms.

Susan Biddle in Houtzdale, PA - Aug 05 2017

Review for Dr. Roscoe

Jul 31 2017

Review for Dr. Danielisz

Cleveland, OH - Jul 18 2017

Review for Dr. Landreneau

Donna C in Seminole Florida - Jul 07 2017

Review for Dr. Peck

Not very personable. A gynecologist should be someone you're comfortable around and shouldn't feel belittled about your body. Had multiple bad experiences with her. Needless to say, I found a new gynecologist.

St. Marys, PA - Jun 14 2017

Review for Dr. Galla-Elizeus

Emporium, Pa - May 19 2017

Review for Dr. Danielisz

Spends more time with laptop than with patient. Seems like he doesn't even hear me when I try to tell him my symptoms! He is affiliated with Penn Highlands, which is the worst "healthcare" provider I have ever dealt with.

Brookville, PA - May 14 2017

Review for Dr. Schmidt

Altoona, PA - Apr 08 2017

Review for Dr. Danielisz

Listens to the patient. Explains in easy terms your condition.

pittsburgh, pa - Mar 29 2017

Review for Dr. Rothenberg

I've been seeing her since she took over dr lyn office. I highly like her. She is very knowledgeable and thorough.

Kane, PA - Mar 27 2017

Review for Dr. Galla-Elizeus

David D. Wethern in Ellicott City, MD - Mar 05 2017

Review for Dr. Carrere

Brian in Punxsutawney pa - Feb 15 2017

Review for Dr. Roscoe

Anyone but her.

Jan 17 2017

Review for Dr. Galla-Elizeus

He is very kind and considerate of your personal health and feelings. Dr Olsen got rid of my cancer and treated me and my family with much respect. He was and continues to be very informative about my cancer.

chandra brickley in Youngsville, PA - Jan 14 2017

Review for Dr. Olsen

Horrible to staff, Does not listen to anything I had to say, seemed scatterbrained and disconnected. I would not recommend this Dr. to treat a rabbit.

Phoenix, AZ - Jan 07 2017

Review for Dr. Galla-Elizeus

Does not listen to the patient or discuss their concerns.

St Marys, PA - Dec 28 2016

Review for Dr. Galla-Elizeus

He's a good Dr. He calls me back and not a nurse , he needs to listen a little better other than that I really like him so far he does take care of me and he's really on top of your health for the most part, he just needs to listen more can't be a great doctor if you don't know what's wrong

William j Barnhart in Weedville, PA - Dec 28 2016

Review for Dr. Pruthi

St Marys, PA - Dec 02 2016

Review for Dr. Galla-Elizeus

Dr and staff are extremely thorough and strive to ensure your best possible quality of life. Truly concerned about your overall well being. Staff is always courteous and friendly. Takes the time to explain and understand your medical concerns and treatment

Kelly cielo in Punxsutawney, PA - Nov 17 2016

Review for Dr. Roscoe

Dr Felix and staff was amazing. Spent time explaining procedure and answering questions. Would definitely recommend!

Nov 10 2016

Review for Dr. Felix

caring and to the point . Patient comfort is his goal. He helped me tremendously

bradford, pa - Oct 27 2016

Review for Dr. Tandon

Miss diagnosed crushed vertebrae in neck and sent me to Physical therapy.

John D. in Dubois, PA - Oct 19 2016

Review for Dr. Zeliger

Dr Stainbrook spoke in terms that you could understand. And made her self available when ever a problem arose with my infection ....

William Moore in Dubois Pa - Oct 14 2016

Review for Dr. Stainbrook

You will be seen by his new CRNP Lisa Zosic (spelling?) a very confrontational and aggressive person. She will not believe diagnoses from other providers and insists she is always correct about everything, including things non-medical

Ridgway, PA - Oct 12 2016

Review for Dr. Reddy

Bradford, PA - Oct 07 2016

Review for Dr. Danielisz

J. Carnahan in Mt. Jewett, PA - Oct 04 2016

Review for Dr. Danielisz

John R in Rochester, PA - Sep 17 2016

Review for Dr. Landreneau

He is absolutely thorough & a wonderful Doctor!

Clearfield, PA - Jul 25 2016

Review for Dr. Kulling

I see Carolyn and she doesn't really listen to me. She doesn't seem to know nearly enough to be a doctor. I get better results from the internet.

justme in Ridgway, PA - Jul 05 2016

Review for Dr. Udarbe

she performs well in the office has always answered all my questions and addressed all of my concerns

sam Mixter in Smethport, PA - Jun 07 2016

Review for Dr. Danielisz

dr. reddy does not listen, does not take his time, does not explain things thoroughly. Does not answer questions. He is always on time but also rushes you out the door. I also feel that he over refers. His nurses are very kind, other office staff are just OK.

st. marys, pa - May 23 2016

Review for Dr. Reddy

He is so friendly and take easy to care..

Timothy E. Wolfee in Corsica, PA - May 20 2016

Review for Dr. Hewitt

Extremely rude and inconsiderate. I highly reccomend you avoid this physician if you can.

Taylor, PA - May 05 2016

Review for Dr. Skonieczki

He is very point blank, very honest about conditions and also very understanding... We really like him

Michael J Altamirano in St Marys, PA - Apr 22 2016

Review for Dr. Taylor

Location

Penn Highlands Elk

763 Johnsonburg Rd, Saint Marys, PA 15857

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