Upmc Altoona

56%

Patients that would definitely recommend
14% lower than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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

1 rating was better than expected

12 ratings were as expected

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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

56%

Would definitely recommend
14% lower than the national average

Upmc Altoona

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%79%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%60%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%88%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%62%66%

Upmc Altoona

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%44%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%69%73%

Providers

Dr. Antony Abraham, DO

Internal Medicine

Dr. Antony Abraham, DO

Dr. Stuart Ackerman, DO

Family Medicine

Dr. Stuart Ackerman, DO

Dr. Darin Adams, DO

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Darin Adams, DO

Dr. Ramesh Agarwal, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

3 Ratings
Dr. Ramesh Agarwal, MD

Dr. Shabbir Ahmad, MD

Hematology

3 Ratings
Dr. Shabbir Ahmad, MD

Dr. Yousef Al, MD

Urology

Dr. Yousef Al, MD

Dr. Usman Ali, MD

Psychosomatic Medicine

Dr. Usman Ali, MD

Dr. Mohammad Alkayem, MD

Oncology

2 Ratings
Dr. Mohammad Alkayem, MD

Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD

Gastroenterology

11 Ratings
Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD

Dr. John Anastasi, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

14 Ratings
Dr. John Anastasi, MD

Dr. Ebere Anokwuru, MD

Psychiatry

Dr. Ebere Anokwuru, MD

Dr. Joseph Antonowicz, MD

Psychiatry

2 Ratings
Dr. Joseph Antonowicz, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Armstrong, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Armstrong, MD

Dr. Niyaz Azad, MD

Family Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Niyaz Azad, MD

Dr. Jaspreet Bains, MD

Psychiatry

2 Ratings
Dr. Jaspreet Bains, MD

Dr. Meera Bajwa, MD

Nephrology

6 Ratings
Dr. Meera Bajwa, MD

Dr. Brittany Barker, DO

Family Medicine

7 Ratings
Dr. Brittany Barker, DO

Dr. Nathaniel Barr, DPT

Physical Therapy

Dr. Nathaniel Barr, DPT

Dr. Anthony Bartkowiak Jr, MD

Internal Medicine

12 Ratings
Dr. Anthony Bartkowiak Jr, MD

Dr. Liang Bartkowiak, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

8 Ratings
Dr. Liang Bartkowiak, MD

Paul Barton

Podiatry

Paul Barton

Dr. Linnane Batzel, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Linnane Batzel, MD

Dr. Robert Bechtel, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology

15 Ratings
Dr. Robert Bechtel, MD

Dr. Donald Beckstead, MD

Family Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Donald Beckstead, MD

Dr. David Benado, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. David Benado, MD

Dr. Jarrett Bender, DO

Family Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Jarrett Bender, DO

Dr. Donald Betar Jr, DMD

Dentistry

21 Ratings
Dr. Donald Betar Jr, DMD

Dr. Mukul Bhatnagar, MD

Cardiology

8 Ratings
Dr. Mukul Bhatnagar, MD

Dr. Elliott Bilofsky, DO

Ear, Nose, and Throat

9 Ratings
Dr. Elliott Bilofsky, DO

Dr. Stephen Bisacco, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

5 Ratings
Dr. Stephen Bisacco, MD

Dr. Hasan Bit-Shawish, MD

Hematology

2 Ratings
Dr. Hasan Bit-Shawish, MD

Dr. Howard Black, MD

Colorectal Surgery

6 Ratings
Dr. Howard Black, MD

Dr. Adam Blescia, MD

Emergency Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Adam Blescia, MD

Dr. Mercedes Boggs, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Mercedes Boggs, MD

Dr. Edmond Bouassaf, MD

Gastroenterology

5 Ratings
Dr. Edmond Bouassaf, MD

Dr. Matthew Bouchard, MD

Emergency Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Matthew Bouchard, MD

Dr. Craig Brandt, MD

Cardiology

2 Ratings
Dr. Craig Brandt, MD

Dr. Janelle Brumbaugh, DO

Family Medicine

6 Ratings
Dr. Janelle Brumbaugh, DO

Dr. Ronald Brzana, MD

Gastroenterology

4 Ratings
Dr. Ronald Brzana, MD

Dr. Robert Budd, MD

Ophthalmology

5 Ratings
Dr. Robert Budd, MD

Dr. Adam Budny, DPM

Orthopedic Surgery

29 Ratings
Dr. Adam Budny, DPM

Dr. Donald Bulger, MD

Family Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Donald Bulger, MD

Dr. James Burke, MD

Neurosurgery

20 Ratings
Dr. James Burke, MD

Dr. David Burwell, MD

Clinical Informatics

2 Ratings
Dr. David Burwell, MD

Dr. Tara Buschor, DO

Family Medicine

Dr. Tara Buschor, DO

Dr. Richard Buza, MD

Family Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Richard Buza, MD

Dr. Mark Campbell, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

18 Ratings
Dr. Mark Campbell, MD

Dr. Jeannette Capella, MD

Critical Care Surgery

Dr. Jeannette Capella, MD

Dr. Ufuk Cardakli, MD

Ophthalmology

4 Ratings
Dr. Ufuk Cardakli, MD

Dr. Ralph Cardamone, MD

Internal Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Ralph Cardamone, MD

Dr. Amanda Cattoi, MD

Family Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Amanda Cattoi, MD

Dr. Robert Caughey, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

8 Ratings
Dr. Robert Caughey, MD

Dr. Louis Certo, MD

General Surgery

6 Ratings
Dr. Louis Certo, MD

Dr. Pranay Chander, DO

Family Medicine

Dr. Pranay Chander, DO

Dr. Doo Whan Cho, MD

Psychiatry

2 Ratings
Dr. Doo Whan Cho, MD

Dr. Hyun Cho, MD

Neurology

Dr. Hyun Cho, MD

Dr. Debby Chuang, MD

Urology

5 Ratings
Dr. Debby Chuang, MD

Dr. Ion Chuang, MD

Emergency Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Ion Chuang, MD

Dr. Bethany Claar, DO

Family Medicine

Dr. Bethany Claar, DO

Dr. Joseph Clark, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology

7 Ratings
Dr. Joseph Clark, MD

Dr. Adrian Clayton, DO

Orthopedic Surgery

2 Ratings
Dr. Adrian Clayton, DO

Dr. Frank Conly, MD

Geriatric Medicine

10 Ratings
Dr. Frank Conly, MD

Dr. Dianna Craig, MD

General Surgery

2 Ratings
Dr. Dianna Craig, MD

Dr. Roland Crevecoeur Jr, MD

Pediatrics

7 Ratings
Dr. Roland Crevecoeur Jr, MD

Dr. George Cummings III, DO

General Surgery

13 Ratings
Dr. George Cummings III, DO

Dr. Scot Currie, DO

General Surgery

8 Ratings
Dr. Scot Currie, DO

Dr. Mark Dalton, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Mark Dalton, MD

Dr. Nii-Daako Darko, DO

General Surgery

1 Ratings
Dr. Nii-Daako Darko, DO

Dr. James Davidson, DO

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

1 Ratings
Dr. James Davidson, DO

Dr. Michael Davies, MD

Allergy & Immunology

1 Ratings
Dr. Michael Davies, MD

Dr. Lance DeFrancisco, MD

Gastroenterology

7 Ratings
Dr. Lance DeFrancisco, MD

Dr. Jerome Dejulia, MD

Internal Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Jerome Dejulia, MD

Dr. Levi Delozier, MD

Family Medicine

12 Ratings
Dr. Levi Delozier, MD

Dr. Daniel Delp, MD

Family Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Daniel Delp, MD

Dr. Jolanta Dennis, MD

Neuroradiology

Dr. Jolanta Dennis, MD

Dr. Jessica Destefano, DO

Family Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Jessica Destefano, DO

Dr. Tomislav Deur, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Tomislav Deur, MD

Dr. Suzanne Dib, MD

Family Medicine

13 Ratings
Dr. Suzanne Dib, MD

Dr. Teresa Dolan, MD

Emergency Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Teresa Dolan, MD

Dr. Mary Donohue, DO

Geriatric Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Mary Donohue, DO

Dr. Paul Donrovich, MD

Geriatric Medicine

8 Ratings
Dr. Paul Donrovich, MD

Dr. Michael Doss, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

13 Ratings
Dr. Michael Doss, DPM

Dr. Mohammad Dowlut, MD

Internal Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Mohammad Dowlut, MD

Dr. Michael Drass, MD

Anesthesiology

7 Ratings
Dr. Michael Drass, MD

Dr. Penne Edgell, MD

Family Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Penne Edgell, MD

Dr. Brent Ednie, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Brent Ednie, MD

Dr. Jacqulin Fabina, DO

Family Medicine

Dr. Jacqulin Fabina, DO

Dr. Mildred Fajardo, MD

Psychiatry

4 Ratings
Dr. Mildred Fajardo, MD

Dr. Domenico Falcone, MD

Anesthesiology

Dr. Domenico Falcone, MD

Dr. Robert Fine, MD

Emergency Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Robert Fine, MD

Kary Fiore, CRNP

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Kary Fiore, CRNP

Dr. Regino Flores, MD

Family Medicine

10 Ratings
Dr. Regino Flores, MD

Dr. Anthony Froncillo, DO

Family Medicine

9 Ratings
Dr. Anthony Froncillo, DO

Dr. Gregory Fulchiero Jr, MD

Dermatology

18 Ratings
Dr. Gregory Fulchiero Jr, MD

Dr. James Garofalo, MD

Anesthesiology

Dr. James Garofalo, MD

Dr. Zane Gates, MD

Internal Medicine

7 Ratings
Dr. Zane Gates, MD

Provider Reviews

Sep 07 2019

Review for Dr. Mohammad Dowlut, MD

Sep 06 2019

Review for Dr. Daniel Delp, MD

Very efficient and friendly. Good at keeping everything moving smoothly but making sure everyone gets the care they deserve.

Aug 27 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Singer, DO

Dr. Cummings has "whittled" on me on a few occasions, and when I have to go back under the knife, it will be Dr. Cummings. Just an excellent surgeon, extremely knowledgeable, and a very strong ethic. I couldn't ask for more.

Aug 27 2019

Review for Dr. George Cummings III, DO

Aug 26 2019

Review for Dr. George Jabbour, MD

As with every visit with Dr. Budny my last was what I've come to realize is normal, professional, caring, trustworthy. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing help in his field of expertise.

Aug 21 2019

Review for Dr. Adam Budny, DPM

Aug 20 2019

Review for Dr. George Jabbour, MD

I have been seeing Dr. Delozier since Feb. 2019. I absolutely love him. Great personality, takes his time with you, not one of these that’s in and out, very caring, compassionate and thorough! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a GOOD family doctor.

Aug 15 2019

Review for Dr. Levi Delozier, MD

Very pleasant. Fast service. Love how he didn't want to put me under the knife right away. He took time out and explained everything. The other staff was very pleasant also.

Aug 14 2019

Review for Dr. Adam Budny, DPM

Aug 10 2019

Review for Dr. Christopher McClellan, DO

Aug 04 2019

Review for Dr. Garrett Kirkpatrick, DO

He is very thorough and listens. If he hasn’t figured it out he will tell you and research to give you answers.

Jul 31 2019

Review for Dr. Jarrett Bender, DO

My visit to Dr Port was very good as usual. He is always very helpful with my knee issues. Highly recommend him.

Jul 31 2019

Review for Dr. Joshua Port, MD

Was fantastic with my doctor and getting her to where she needed to be for knee pain. Would definitely recommend!

Jul 31 2019

Review for Dr. Eric Kephart, DO

Dr. Mextorf has treated my parents for many years! Great doctor, he is also very caring ! When my Doctor moved away I was so pleased to be able to be seen by him! He is the best!

Jul 30 2019

Review for Dr. Thomas Mextorf, DO

Jul 29 2019

Review for Dr. John Reinhardt, DO

Dr. Hampton was like no other doctor I've ever been to. All doctor stereotypes thrown out the window... no long waits...he takes a considerable amount of time to get to know you...your lifestyle...listens to your ailments...makes you feel like you matter...seriously impressive visit.

Jul 28 2019

Review for Dr. Sean Hampton, DO

Dr. Kirkpatrick is very caring and he takes his time to explain things that other doctors don't. I feel very well cared for by him and his practice.

Jul 24 2019

Review for Dr. Garrett Kirkpatrick, DO

Jul 24 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Singer, DO

Jul 21 2019

Review for Dr. Ion Chuang, MD

Jul 19 2019

Review for Dr. Russell Miller, MD

Dr. Rowe is very personable, knowledgeable and thorough. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a good Dr.

Jul 18 2019

Review for Dr. Angela Rowe, DO

Dr Sweeney takes time to listen. Very professional. If he is not sure what the problem is he works with his patient till he finds the answer. He never just blows you off as though you weren't important.

Jul 10 2019

Review for Dr. Gregory Sweeney, MD

It went very nicely. Dr. Singer was very personable and quickly put me at ease. I am looking forward to having my problem resolved soon and be able to have full use of my hand again.

Jul 10 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Singer, DO

Great dr. 2nd time with him ..does try and do everything to help. Also very knowledgeable

Jul 09 2019

Review for Dr. William Tyndall, MD

Jul 05 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Singer, DO

Kind , personable and professional. 3 months out and I am walking my dogs up and down the hills where I live as well as cycling 10+ miles 3 times per week.

Jul 04 2019

Review for Dr. Christopher McClellan, DO

Very good experience recently in Huntingdon facility. Very thorough in exam. Discussed exam and initial results in easy to understand terms. Listened to my concerns. Didn't rush through appointment.

PA - Jun 29 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Lipitz, DO

I have seen him about 4 times and the last time I walked out. He was rude and has an unprofessional manner is addressing things. Was very upsetting. Won't go back. I'll take my chances without a Dr. first. Never been treated that way in my 73 years of dealing with Drs.

Jun 29 2019

Review for Dr. Garrett Kirkpatrick, DO

Jun 26 2019

Review for Dr. Patrick McLucas, DO

He was very friendly and spent all the time we needed. He was sympathetic to our needs and we liked to concept of this practice. He treats your “whole” body. Lifestyle, mental and physical aspects.

Jun 26 2019

Review for Dr. Sean Hampton, DO

in Altoona, PA - Jun 23 2019

Review for Dr. Sean Hampton, DO

Very kind & caring takes her time & listens to you She truly makes you feel comfortable Her staff is friendly as well

Jun 20 2019

Review for Dr. Debby Chuang, MD

So far I have seen Dr. Lavelle twice and so far I really love her. She is so attentive and caring. She also knows her stuff! I haven’t been to a doctor like her in years. I really hope to continue having such a good rapport with her. I highly recommend her.

in PA - Jun 07 2019

Review for Dr. Lori Lavelle, DO

He performed the surgery so poorly, I may have to have it redone. He was condescending, had poor bedside manner, and used sarcasm in a way that was uncomfortable.

Jun 06 2019

Review for Dr. Howard Miller, MD

Dr. Howells is thorough, intuitive and extremely capable. He answers questions with honesty, logic, and respect. Intelligence, common sense and compassion are his hallmarks. He is an excellent doctor.

none - Jun 01 2019

Review for Dr. Richard Howells II, MD

I would recommend vaginal rejuvenation to anyone. I have me my life back. Thank you!

in Hollidaysburg, PA - May 31 2019

Review for Dr. Fanny Louton, MD

Excellent place to be treated. From Dr.Scharf PA Rae Voltz,nurses front desk Asssociates, discharge Assoc. they are ALL #1. Thank-you ALL ?

in Altoona, PA - May 31 2019

Review for Dr. Brett Scharf, DO

in Johnstown, PA - May 31 2019

Review for Dr. Joshua Port, MD

He's a great Dr takes his time and listens. He is alittle odd but he knows his stuff. If you have a long wait its because he is taking his time helping someone

May 29 2019

Review for Dr. Mark Campbell, MD

May 28 2019

Review for Dr. Angela Rowe, DO

Dr. budny is a wonderful doctor. Very caring and knowledgeable.

May 23 2019

Review for Dr. Adam Budny, DPM

Had frozen shoulder. After injection to affected shoulder during visit relief of pain and and movement became to improve, by day three 70% of shoulder functions were recovered. Currently I am receiving physical therapy for full recovery.

May 22 2019

Review for Dr. William Tyndall, MD

Great Doctor. Was efficient and knowledgeable answering all my questions. Highly recommend.

May 15 2019

Review for Dr. John Kennedy, MD

Terrible doctor. Haughty, arrogant, and completely incompetent. Misdiagnosed me multiple times. Made demeaning comments to me. Missed PNEUMONIA! How do you miss that!?

May 12 2019

Review for Dr. Johnson Hormell, MD

My visit was efficient and focused. I feel that I had time to review my concerns with Dr. Budny and I have confidence in his assessment of my condition and concerns.

May 09 2019

Review for Dr. Adam Budny, DPM

Wonderful experience! Would definitely go again. Dr. Betar and staff are very professional and friendly.

May 07 2019

Review for Dr. Donald Betar Jr, DMD

May 07 2019

Review for Dr. Donald Betar Jr, DMD

Very caring physician, made my son feeling comfortable with the visit, answer all my questions

May 07 2019

Review for Dr. Nader Younes, MD

He's an awesome surgeon I can't imagine going anywhere else. Explains things, gets right to the point. Office is friendly and my wait time was minimal

May 02 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Singer, DO

Location

Upmc Altoona

620 Howard Ave, Altoona, PA 16601