UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg

77%

Patients that would definitely recommend
7% higher 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

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

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

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and heart valve surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent)

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was worse than expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low

2 ratings were better than expected

10 ratings were as expected

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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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74%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
5% higher than the national average

77%

Would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%77%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%61%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%89%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%68%66%

UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%60%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%70%73%

Providers

Dr. George Abraham, MD

Family Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. George Abraham, MD

Dr. Adam Abram, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

66 Ratings
Dr. Adam Abram, MD

Dr. Ravi Acharya, MD

Rheumatology

16 Ratings
Dr. Ravi Acharya, MD

Dr. Timothy Ackerman, DO

Orthopedic Surgery

26 Ratings
Dr. Timothy Ackerman, DO

Dr. Alan Adelman, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Alan Adelman, MD

Dr. Khem Adhikari, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Khem Adhikari, MD

Dr. Anthony Agbay Jr, DO

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Anthony Agbay Jr, DO

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal, MD

Psychiatry

4 Ratings
Dr. Shiv Aggarwal, MD

Dr. Adnan Ahmad, DO

Gastroenterology

7 Ratings
Dr. Adnan Ahmad, DO

Dr. Ayesha Ahmad, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Ayesha Ahmad, MD

Dr. Debra Ahrensfield, MD

Internal Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Debra Ahrensfield, MD

Dr. Rabia Al Sbaiti, MD

Nephrology

Dr. Rabia Al Sbaiti, MD

Dr. William Albright IV, MD

Family Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. William Albright IV, MD

Dr. Anne Allen, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Anne Allen, MD

Dr. Paul Allen, DMD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

2 Ratings
Dr. Paul Allen, DMD

Dr. Alia Alsaidy, DO

Internal Medicine

Dr. Alia Alsaidy, DO

Maria Amatucci, LCSW

Counseling

9 Ratings
Maria Amatucci, LCSW

Dr. Margretta Ameigh, MD

Family Medicine

16 Ratings
Dr. Margretta Ameigh, MD

Dr. Vijayavani Anand, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Vijayavani Anand, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Anderson, MD

Dermatology

9 Ratings
Dr. Elizabeth Anderson, MD

Dr. Lyle Anderson Jr, MD

General Surgery

Dr. Lyle Anderson Jr, MD

Dr. Tania Anderson, MD

Internal Medicine

21 Ratings
Dr. Tania Anderson, MD

Dr. Parul Aneja, MD

Neurology

9 Ratings
Dr. Parul Aneja, MD

Dr. Marianna Antonopoulou, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

1 Ratings
Dr. Marianna Antonopoulou, MD

Dr. William Apollo, MD

Cardiology

3 Ratings
Dr. William Apollo, MD

Dr. Jenna Arment, DO

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jenna Arment, DO

Dr. David Armesto, MD

Ophthalmology

15 Ratings
Dr. David Armesto, MD

Dr. Jack Armstrong II, MD

Allergy & Immunology

7 Ratings
Dr. Jack Armstrong II, MD

Dr. Varun Arya, DMD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Varun Arya, DMD

Dr. Dwight Ashby, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry

6 Ratings
Dr. Dwight Ashby, DDS

Dr. Yick Au, MD

Hospital Medicine

Dr. Yick Au, MD

Dr. Elie Azar, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Dr. Elie Azar, MD

Dr. Reza Azizkhan Jr, DO

Internal Medicine

13 Ratings
Dr. Reza Azizkhan Jr, DO

Dr. William Bachinsky, MD

Cardiology

2 Ratings
Dr. William Bachinsky, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Backenstoes, DO

Internal Medicine

16 Ratings
Dr. Jeffrey Backenstoes, DO

Dr. Ayodeji Bakare, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

13 Ratings
Dr. Ayodeji Bakare, MD

Dr. Noel Ballentine, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Noel Ballentine, MD

Dr. Dennis Banducci, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

23 Ratings
Dr. Dennis Banducci, MD

Dr. Subhra Banerjee, MD

Gastroenterology

12 Ratings
Dr. Subhra Banerjee, MD

Dr. Ronald Barsanti, MD

General Surgery

6 Ratings
Dr. Ronald Barsanti, MD

Dr. Justyna Bart, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Justyna Bart, MD

Dr. Katherine Barton, MD

General Surgery

4 Ratings
Dr. Katherine Barton, MD

Dr. Rebecca Bascom, MD

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Rebecca Bascom, MD

Dr. Bruce Bashline, DO

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

12 Ratings
Dr. Bruce Bashline, DO

Dr. Frank Battista, MD

Family Medicine

14 Ratings
Dr. Frank Battista, MD

Dr. Rommel Bebe, MD

Critical Care Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Rommel Bebe, MD

Dr. Avi Beck, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Avi Beck, MD

Dr. Andrew Behnke, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

33 Ratings
Dr. Andrew Behnke, MD

Dr. Alisa Bell, DO

Nephrology

3 Ratings
Dr. Alisa Bell, DO

Dr. Karen Bell, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Karen Bell, MD

Dr. Jared Benz, DO

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Jared Benz, DO

Dr. Bridget Berich, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

11 Ratings
Dr. Bridget Berich, MD

Dr. Christopher Bero, MD

Internal Medicine

8 Ratings
Dr. Christopher Bero, MD

Dr. William Beutler, MD

Neurosurgery

26 Ratings
Dr. William Beutler, MD

Dr. Eric Binder, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Eric Binder, MD

Dr. Richard Bisbing, MD

Family Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Richard Bisbing, MD

Dr. James Blacksmith, DO

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

3 Ratings
Dr. James Blacksmith, DO

Dr. Ralph Bledsoe, MD

Emergency Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Ralph Bledsoe, MD

Dr. Richard Boal, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

11 Ratings
Dr. Richard Boal, MD

Dr. Gouthami Boga, MD

Internal Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Gouthami Boga, MD

Dr. William Bohonyi, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

17 Ratings
Dr. William Bohonyi, MD

Dr. Todd Bokelman, MD

Cardiology

2 Ratings
Dr. Todd Bokelman, MD

Dr. George Boline Jr, MD

Urology

14 Ratings
Dr. George Boline Jr, MD

Dr. Megan Borror, MD

Family Medicine

11 Ratings
Dr. Megan Borror, MD

Dr. Michael Bosak, MD

Cardiology

7 Ratings
Dr. Michael Bosak, MD

Dr. Douglas Bower, MD

Internal Medicine

12 Ratings
Dr. Douglas Bower, MD

Dr. James Bower, MD

Internal Medicine

7 Ratings
Dr. James Bower, MD

Dr. Michelle Brenizer, MD

Family Medicine

7 Ratings
Dr. Michelle Brenizer, MD

Dr. Edward Brennan Jr, DO

Cardiology

3 Ratings
Dr. Edward Brennan Jr, DO

Dr. Francis Brescia Jr, DO

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

8 Ratings
Dr. Francis Brescia Jr, DO

Dr. Peter Brier, MD

Geriatric Medicine

9 Ratings
Dr. Peter Brier, MD

Dr. Dow Brophy, MD

Family Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Dow Brophy, MD

Dr. Andrew Brown, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

5 Ratings
Dr. Andrew Brown, MD

Dr. Timothy Brown, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Timothy Brown, MD

Dr. Brandon Bryce, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Brandon Bryce, MD

Dr. Donald Bucher, DNP

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Dr. Donald Bucher, DNP

Dr. Robert Bucher Jr, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

18 Ratings
Dr. Robert Bucher Jr, MD

Dr. Milagros Buenaventura, MD

Psychiatry

Dr. Milagros Buenaventura, MD

Dr. Adam Buerk, DO

Orthopedic Surgery

11 Ratings
Dr. Adam Buerk, DO

Dr. Tuong Bui, MD

Family Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Tuong Bui, MD

Dr. Abdulai Bukari, MB CHB

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Abdulai Bukari, MB CHB

Dr. Theresa Burick, DO

Internal Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Theresa Burick, DO

Dr. William Bush, MD

Family Medicine

12 Ratings
Dr. William Bush, MD

Dr. Christian Caicedo, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Christian Caicedo, MD

Dr. John Calaitges, MD

Vascular Surgery

5 Ratings
Dr. John Calaitges, MD

Dr. Daniel Calderon, MD

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Daniel Calderon, MD

Dr. Joseph Cardinale, DO

General Surgery

6 Ratings
Dr. Joseph Cardinale, DO

Dr. Philip Carey, MD

Pulmonary Disease

4 Ratings
Dr. Philip Carey, MD

Dr. Emma Cargado-Leynes, DO

Obstetrics & Gynecology

8 Ratings
Dr. Emma Cargado-Leynes, DO

Dr. Robert Carman Jr, DO

General Surgery

5 Ratings
Dr. Robert Carman Jr, DO

Dr. John Caruso, DO

Family Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. John Caruso, DO

Dr. Kelly Caruso, DO

Family Medicine

Dr. Kelly Caruso, DO

Dr. Arthur Castelbaum, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

91 Ratings
Dr. Arthur Castelbaum, MD

Dr. David Chang, MD

Cardiology

1 Ratings
Dr. David Chang, MD

Dr. Meena Charan, MD

Family Medicine

11 Ratings
Dr. Meena Charan, MD

Dr. Mohan Charan, MD

Gastroenterology

6 Ratings
Dr. Mohan Charan, MD

Provider Reviews

I had excellent care from the first call I made for an appointment through all the following appointments and surgery. It is awesome having a doctor care so much for his patient.

Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Timothy Ackerman, DO

He is so caring and good to his patients that I would never go to anyone else.

Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Lewis Harpster, MD

Dr Mandak shows compassion and concern for you as an individual. He is extremely knowledgeable and educates you so you can make better choices for your health.

Sep 06 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Mandak, MD

Very caring physician. Very knowledgeable. Spends time , ,does not rush you. Answered all my questions. So happy to have her in our area.

Sep 05 2019

Review for Dr. Debra Ahrensfield, MD

The staff is very nice. The doctors are very great. I never even had my eyes checked as much as I did here. To get your eyes checked, go to Memorial Eye Institute.

Sep 03 2019

Review for Dr. Erik Chotiner, MD

Knowingly administered a drug I was allergic to and specifically requested not to have, while I was under anesthia. Didn't pretreat for any possible side effects or even admit it to me. Very arrogant. He did a fine job on surgery but I could have died!

Sep 01 2019

Review for Dr. Brett Himmelwright, DO

Dr Cox is a very good doctor. He explains everything in detail and he will pray for you. Great man and a great Doctor.

Aug 27 2019

Review for Dr. Lawrence Cox, DO

Dr. Kakaria has proven to be the most professional, knowledgeable and caring eye doctor I've ever had. I trust him. Also, my cataract surgery went smoothly and was successful, I have 20/20 vision now and after 61 years of wearing glasses.

Aug 26 2019

Review for Dr. Sandeep Kakaria, MD

Aug 26 2019

Review for Dr. Brian Delong, MD

Dr. Buerk has been caring for my knee for over 3 years and 3 surgeries. He is caring and compassionate and an incredibly skilled surgeon! I highly recommend Dr. Buerk!

Aug 24 2019

Review for Dr. Adam Buerk, DO

Aug 24 2019

Review for Dr. Colleen Foos, MD

Aug 22 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Maurer Jr, MD

Aug 21 2019

Review for Dr. Tania Anderson, MD

I was apprehensive about having the cataract surgery and being awake during it. But, after the first eye surgery which went well, I am looking forward to having the other eye surgery. The difference in the vision is amazing!

Aug 21 2019

Review for Dr. Erik Chotiner, MD

Excellent Doctor, would recommend him to my friends in need of care.

Aug 20 2019

Review for Dr. George Boline Jr, MD

Aug 15 2019

Review for Dr. Sanjiv Naidu, MD

Aug 13 2019

Review for Dr. Thomas O Malley, MD

Aug 09 2019

Review for Dr. William Phelan, MD

It was amazing to work outside and to be able to see clear again.

Aug 09 2019

Review for Dr. Erik Chotiner, MD

She is a lazy Doctor..Plain and simple..UPMC has much better Doctors on there staff..And they have to realize it.. So, glad she will be leaving.. Buyer beware! 1 star, and it should be -1

Aug 02 2019

Review for Dr. Evangeline Emesue, MD

Aug 01 2019

Review for Dr. Claudette Gbemudu-Jatto, MB

Wonderful caregiver: knowledgeable, informative, patient and supportive care for us no matter the reason for our visits. We really appreciate his wisdom and encouragement each time.

Jul 25 2019

Review for Dr. John Muscalus Jr, DO

Jul 24 2019

Review for Dr. Stephen Dailey, MD

Dr. Kambic is a wonderful PCP who I have trusted with my health for well over 10 years. I highly recommend this doctor.

Jul 19 2019

Review for Dr. Daniel Kambic, DO

Jul 18 2019

Review for Dr. Lewis Harpster, MD

Jul 04 2019

Review for Dr. Adam Abram, MD

She is awesome! Very attentive to issues. Follows up with patient.

Jul 04 2019

Review for Dr. Sangeeta Mital, MD

Jul 03 2019

Review for Dr. Rodney Magargle, MD

Dr. Buerk replaced did an anterior hip replacement on me so I could move again. He is kind and straightforward. I know he will do the best with my other joint replacements!

in Palmyra, PA - Jun 29 2019

Review for Dr. Adam Buerk, DO

Dr. Ackerman was the first person I thought of when my knee was bothering me. He has performed surgery on two of my family members and they just adored Dr. Ackerman.

in HARRISBURG, PA - Jun 28 2019

Review for Dr. Timothy Ackerman, DO

Dr. Ackerman is a competent and professional physician who replaced my rt. shoulder and both knees. I have had no difficulties since my surgeries several years ago. I am pleased with the outcomes and glad I chose Dr. Ackerman for my three surgeries.

in Harrisburg , PA - Jun 28 2019

Review for Dr. Timothy Ackerman, DO

Dr Buerk is highly recommended by me. He is a caring, compassionate professional. A great person overall!

in Sunbury , PA - Jun 26 2019

Review for Dr. Adam Buerk, DO

Hummelstown, PA - Jun 24 2019

Review for Dr. Thomas Mazza, MD

Dr Lippe has performed multiple procedures with me and I’m very happy with him and the results.

Jun 24 2019

Review for Dr. Ronald Lippe, MD

Appt at 11:30. Still waiting. Insisted family wait too for a simple finger procedure. Absolutely ridiculous!!! Would never come back here again!

Jun 21 2019

Review for Dr. Stephen Dailey, MD

Our family has been doctoring at this practice for almost 25 years. We were always pleased with Dr. Matsko, Sr, and continue to be pleased with Dr. Matsko, Jr. He always takes his time to listen and give advice. We couldn't be happier to have him as our PCP.

Mechanicsburg, PA - Jun 20 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Matsko Jr, DO

Dr. Kakaria performed cataract surgery on both my eyes recently. He answered all my questions in a way I could clearly understand. The outcome was excellent. I highly recommend this skilled and caring physician.

in Mechanicsburg, - Jun 20 2019

Review for Dr. Sandeep Kakaria, MD

I feel like Dr. Clarke never got to the bottom of my issue. It wasn’t till I went to another doctor that decided to take another approach that my foot finally started feeling better.

none - Jun 15 2019

Review for Dr. Terry Clarke, DPM

Jun 15 2019

Review for Dr. Joseph Demario, DO

Dr. Osundeko is caring and professional in his specialty area of medicine. Sometimes people need to leave their personal feelings at the door and explain their condition clearly to the doctor and trust him to make the right medical decisions that will help them.

Jun 13 2019

Review for Dr. Olusola Osundeko, MD

in PA - Jun 11 2019

Review for Dr. Adam Buerk, DO

Camp Hill, PA - Jun 07 2019

Review for Dr. Jack Armstrong II, MD

Dr DeMario was Responsive, professional and knowledgeable- I don’t understand or agree with any of the negative reviews- if you’re looking for Dr Welby it’s not him. But if you’re looking for thoroughness and accuracy I would put my money and my health on him.

Jun 06 2019

Review for Dr. Joseph Demario, DO

Jun 05 2019

Review for Dr. William Phelan, MD

Mechanicbsurg, PA - Jun 03 2019

Review for Dr. Melissa Esposito, MD

Dr Macaluso was rude to me during my appointment. Made no attempt of actually hearing what I had to say. He would tell me one thing and then when he read past results he flip flopped his stance. Was not impressed and that shocked me because I had heard rave reviews of him prior to my appointment.

Jun 02 2019

Review for Dr. Russell Macaluso, MD

Awful doctor. DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOU AND WILL LET YOU GET SICK.NEVER get a colonoscopy from him, he will perforate your colon as he has BARELY ANY EXPERIENCE> got to a GI Doctor and any other family doctor in the area

May 30 2019

Review for Dr. Daniel Kambic, DO

I had an excellent experience at Memorial Eye Institute. The staff was courteous and helpful. The doctor was efficient and clear in explaining what he was doing and why. The surgery was pain free and efficiently carried out. My vision is improved beyond my expectations.

May 30 2019

Review for Dr. Erik Chotiner, MD

Dr. Jennifer Hasa helped me with a medical issue recently. She is a good listener, quick to understant your concerns, open minded. It is a pleasure to know her!

May 27 2019

Review for Dr. Jennifer Hasa, MD

May 24 2019

Review for Dr. Beverley Hall-Ndlovu, MD

Location

UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg

111 S Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17101