Upmc Altoona


Patients that would definitely recommend
17% lower than the national average

Upmc Altoona is a medical facility located in Altoona, PA. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™.


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

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

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

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in gynecological surgery

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

2 ratings were worse than expected

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

9 ratings were as expected

  • 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
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

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


Would definitely recommend
17% 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


Communication with nurses

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


Communication about medicines

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


Discharge Information

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


Care Transition

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


Responsiveness of hospital staff

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


Upmc Altoona

National Average


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



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



Provider Reviews

Dr. VanKleunen is very knowledgeable and takes the time to answer patient questions and explain the condition and options for treatment. Minimal wait time at office.

Jen Dec 01 2020

Review for Dr. VanKleunen

Caring, kind, and thorough. I’ve moved around the country quite a bit, and while Dr. Reinhardt may not be the most experienced, she’s by far the best doctor I’ve ever had.

Nov 26 2020

Review for Dr. Reinhardt

He has been remarkable with my surgeries. Based on my experience, I highly recommend him!

Ken Nov 25 2020

Review for Dr. McClellan

No long wait to get an appointment. Professional, offered several options for my problem. Didn't want to jump into surgery immediately.

S. Romano Nov 22 2020

Review for Dr. Budny

KS Nov 21 2020

Review for Dr. Gregory


Upmc Altoona

620 Howard Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

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