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Upmc Altoona

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™.

48%

Patient Experience Rating

16% 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

Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2024)

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™

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

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

1 rating was worse than expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery

3 ratings were better than expected

9 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Appendectomy

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Bariatric Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Diabetic Emergencies

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

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

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gynecologic Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Hysterectomy

In Hospital

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™

2021

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

C-Section Delivery

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Vaginal Delivery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As 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

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Peripheral Vascular Bypass

In Hospital

As 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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53%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

12% lower than the national average

48%

Would definitely recommend

16% 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%71%75%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%73%74%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%53%57%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%55%56%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%88%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%43%47%

Upmc Altoona

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%39%55%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%68%66%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Caring, kind & an expertise as a physician. Actually spends time with you & listens to you.

VJ Apr 12 2024

Review for Dr. Miller

I love dr zaher! Very down to earth, explained everything in laymen s terms. Made me feel very comfortable asking questions . Reviewed our plan of care, very kind doctor, I just love him, a wonderful human being, so glad he is my cardiologist!!

Andrea kling Apr 11 2024

Review for Dr. Zaher

The Doctor's professional approach in providing information and answering questions.

Apr 04 2024

Review for Dr. Murphy

Super nice people at the practice. Sorry to see them close. I am hoping Dr. Shaw and Jeremy go out on their own. I will be the first to sign up.

Anna Burley Apr 02 2024

Review for Dr. Shaw

After months and months of pain and scary neurological symptoms with no answers, I had someone who worked with Dr. Pace show him my history and scans for a second opinion. Dr. Pace was able to find something on my scans that had been missed by multiple other medical professionals. He took the time...

Leah Apr 02 2024

Review for Dr. Pace

Location

Upmc Altoona

620 Howard Ave, Altoona PA 16601

CallDirections

(814) 889-2011

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Upmc Altoona located?

Upmc Altoona is located at 620 Howard Ave, Altoona, PA 16601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Has Upmc Altoona won any recent awards from Healthgrades?

Yes, Upmc Altoona has been awarded with Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ in the past two years.

Is Upmc Altoona highly rated with patients?

53% patients recommend this hospital. See Healthgrades for detailed clinical ratings by specialty.

Does Upmc Altoona score well in safety ratings?

Healthgrades tracks outcome ratings for 13 hospital services. View more details here.

How do I get in at Upmc Altoona?

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How does Upmc Altoona rank in terms of safety and outcomes?

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Contact Us

620 Howard Ave

Altoona, PA 16601

Directions

(814) 889-2011