UPMC St. Margaret

76%

Patients that would definitely recommend
6% higher than the national average

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

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

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

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

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

3 ratings were better than expected

  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

8 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • 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
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • 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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73%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
4% higher than the national average

76%

Would definitely recommend
6% higher than the national average

UPMC St. Margaret

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%81%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%81%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%63%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%53%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%63%66%

UPMC St. Margaret

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%47%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%62%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

I would recommend

L Peak Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Yeah, sure, she's very nice and all, but do yourself a favor and go elsewhere for a steady hand and honest billing.

Elizabeth R Kubit Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Aharon

He was very nice and up front with me and explained my knee situation. I look forward to going back with good news of my knee with therapy

Julie Burghy Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

He is an extremely thorough dr with a very pleasant disposition. I do not trust any other Drs opinions except for his.

Bobhes523 Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Polam

My visit was great! I got there a half hour early and his staff had me in for an x-ray and in a room at a very decent time. Dr. Rytel was great to talk to and understood what I was telling him. He's excellent at what he does and I will refer him to anyone that has orthopedic problems.

Robin Heilman Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

EUFLEXXA shots in both knees

TINA ESPOSITO Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

I could not recommend Dr. Blackburn more highly.

Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Blackburn

Very knowledgeable and skillful and very compassionate

Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Rytel

Byron Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Gleason

Dr. Zimmer is the kind of doctor we all want.. He is caring, stops and listens, explains things. You and he are partners in your care.

Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Zimmer

Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Davit

Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Hoover

Dr. Liang has always been thorough and has a very cheerful personality. I have seen her for more than 5 years and consider her the best physician I have met. She sucessfully treated severe anemia.

john A Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Liang

Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Mike Thomas.....Altoona Pa Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Hou

No, no, no! I don't even have words for being treated this way in a so-called medical practice. Scary bad!

May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Hall

Felt like he talked down to me and had no desire to hear what I was saying. At the time, I was 67 years old and know this body pretty well - I'm not picky or fussy and don't usually leave reviews. Went to see Todd Hillman after that - what a difference all the way around!

Linda Biel May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Blaugrund

Mary May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Tripp

Robert O'Sullivan May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Dr. Michel, a brilliant physician, and his staff are very professional and caring, who went above and beyond expectations during the time my mom was under his care, prior to her moving from the area. My family and I are most grateful.

LMP May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Michel

Saw Dr Smith for radiation treatment for prostate cancer. He and his staff are exceptional. I would highly recommend him.

WILLIAM BILLETER May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Smith

Alison Molnar May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Jackovic

Debra Ogden May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Constantino

I found Dr Lima to be arrogant and dismissive.

Louis May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Lima

Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Sarma

Dr. Finikiotis’s is an excellent and too kind!

Patricia Muck Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Finikiotis

dr.werner has been my dr for over 20 yrs she is the BEST!

sherri rossi Apr 20 2020

Review for Dr. Werner

Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. AmezagaUrruela

She is awesome really understanding, she takes time to ask and answer questions. She reads her notes and make sure she has the facts before dealing with you.

Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. AmezagaUrruela

My mother was misdiagnosed and in severe pain for nearly a year with Dr Pusateri. We got a second opinion thank God.

Harry Apr 12 2020

Review for Dr. Pusateri

Dr Larry Hoover and his nursing staff will not address any issues you have If you call the office they will tell you to go to the emergency room. There is no reason to have a PCP if they send you to the ER instead of seeing you. I would not recommend this doctor

Mar 31 2020

Review for Dr. Hoover

Dr.Ung has never disappointed me in the 38 years I've had his service. Always thorough & compassionate in his practice.

Jack Faub Mar 24 2020

Review for Dr. Ung

Brooks Follansbee Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Mohan

Dr. Evans and his staff are great at what they do.

John Lux Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

terrible the doctor absolutely refused to assist in any way with an insurance issue related to a prescription HE WROTE !!

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Chismer

He's thorough and efficient. Best Dr. for a shoulder cortisone shot! Best rotator cuff surgery results. Never have to wait long for an appointment. And you are seen at your scheduled time!

Cindy K. Mar 15 2020

Review for Dr. Drabicki

Kathy Barone Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Dr. Evans is a wonderful and caring doctor. He did my rotator cuff repair recently and I am very pleased with the results. His staff is very helpful also. I highly recommend him!

Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

j. Bondi Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Martone

Excellent surgeon. Performed inguinal hernia repair laparoscopically.

Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Garrett

At first, I honestly didn't care for his manner BUT he has been the only doctor who has been through enough to pull together excellent medical documentation and referrals I've been needing to get a proper diagnosis.

Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Wirt

She is an exceptional dictor who TRULY LISTENS and genuinely cares about each individual patient. She is a standout in her field.

DEMM Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. AmezagaUrruela

Dr Eric Evans has been my doctor for over three years. A month ago, 2/6/20 he did a full hip replacement for me and I couldn’t be happier with the results. He’s an exceptional surgeon with a great personality. I would highly recommend him to anyone with a orthopedic problem.

Norm Brozovich Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Always there when needed. My family and i have been going to see him since he first started working on Verona Road with Drs Ferguson and Fusia. I highly recommend Dr Brown.

DC Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Brown

Dr. Hall is outstanding in his approach to patients by first listening very intently to a patients symptoms and past history. Never talks above a patients understanding of general or specific medical issues. Very compassionate and patient!

Karen Gralewski Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Hall

Deanna W. Feb 27 2020

Review for Dr. Rau

Gary Ketter Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Drabicki

He did a wonderful job on my hip surgery. His staff was wonderful also. I would hihgly recommend him.

Dorothy Murphy Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Very experienced. Nice staff.

Feb 25 2020

Review for Dr. Portnoy

Kind, takes time & explains procedure, engages in conversation and made me feel relaxed. He is very competent

Kathleen Perlik in Pittsburgh , PA - Feb 19 2020

Review for Dr. Prasad

Dr Sagan is the best! A patient for 25 years. She listens, cares, never rushes me and is so easy to discuss issues. Her staff is equally caring! Love they timely get back to you when a message is left.

Dona Feb 15 2020

Review for Dr. Sagan

Feb 08 2020

Review for Dr. Okonkwo

Donna Feb 06 2020

Review for Dr. Gilmour

Dr OToole was one of a team that treated me n the hospital for some serious heart issues and he was excellent and explained everything well. Very detail oriented. He's now my cardiologist now that i am out of the hospital.

David S Feb 03 2020

Review for Dr. O'Toole

Bridget 2020 Feb 03 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

If I could give Dr. Amezaga 6 stars I would. She is a very knowledgeable, thorough, and a very patient doctor . I have been going to her since she joined this practice and I am 100% better. Don't hesitate to make your appointment with her.

Elaine C Cobb Jan 29 2020

Review for Dr. AmezagaUrruela

Dr. Amezaga is brilliant, caring and coherently communicative. She’s wonderful.

Jan 25 2020

Review for Dr. AmezagaUrruela

I am a nurse and spent 15 years of my career in neuroscience/neurosurgery and I would let Dr. Bookwalter operate on me if I needed surgery.

Lori RN Jan 24 2020

Review for Dr. Bookwalter III

Love him. He listens to you and is a very caring doctor ( which is hard to find) !

Jan 21 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Dr. Yip removed half of my husband's thyroid due to a cancerous nodule. She was amazing. Never rushed us, answered every question we had, and was very caring and compassionate. I would highly recommend her.

Jan 17 2020

Review for Dr. Yip

Pam in Gibsonia, PA - Jan 16 2020

Review for Dr. Balderston

Dr. Davit is an incredible surgeon with an unbelievable team of professionals. They are knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and focused on the patient!

Jan 15 2020

Review for Dr. Davit

Very Condescending and full of himself. Bum.

Jan 13 2020

Review for Dr. Lima

Dr. Blackburn is highly skilled psychiatrist. I finally got the correct diagnosis, and feel as tho I'm finally being listened too. I highly recommend him.

Jan 12 2020

Review for Dr. Blackburn

Dr Edmond is an excellent surgeon. My TKR. was very successful!! I honesty have to say very little pain! 4 weeks of PT. Continue rehab at home.......walking and driving at 3 weeks...Thank You Doctor E...

Mrs T Jan 11 2020

Review for Dr. Emond

Jan 11 2020

Review for Dr. Hanzlik

Jan 10 2020

Review for Dr. Anand

This man almost killed both of my parents because of his lack of knowledge and lack of consideration for people's symptoms.

KB Jan 09 2020

Review for Dr. Harris

Dr. Evans is just soooooo good and just so amazing. Two surgeries he has done. I have been up under him since 2000. I wouldn't trade him in for nothing. Horray for Dr. E.E Stephane Haynes

Stephanie Haynes Jan 08 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

Wonderful doctor~very kind and caring! Amazing surgeon, very satisfied with my surgery results! Strongly recommend to future patients!

Jan 08 2020

Review for Dr. Burke

Jan 04 2020

Review for Dr. Evans

I appreciate the time that she spends reviewing my overall health wellness. She is very thorough.

Jan 04 2020

Review for Dr. Walker

Takes his time to help you

carolyn A gavasto Jan 01 2020

Review for Dr. Steiner

My family doctor for over 25 years. A wonderful, smart, caring man. I miss him very much.

Dean Lauria Dec 29 2019

Review for Dr. Wein

Michael Petraglia Dec 28 2019

Review for Dr. Chismer

I tried to get an appointment after explaining that I needed to see a doctor sooner rather than later and even though I saw him years ago, he refused to see me.

Dec 27 2019

Review for Dr. Constantino

Dr. Heinzen is a great Doctor. She was very attentive while getting my history. She is caring and very informative. She shows true concern over your health and personal issues that you may have. I love her office staff as well.

R.H. Dec 22 2019

Review for Dr. Heinzen

He was great. Took his time with me, patient with explanations. Would highly recommend

Dec 20 2019

Review for Dr. Venkatesh

This man is unbelievable. When he is with you he gives you 100% of his attention. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and kind. We are truly blessed to have Dr. Michel.

Nick Mitchell Dec 20 2019

Review for Dr. Michel

Dr Petrie was friendly and knowledgeable however his staff was not hospitable and inefficient.

Dec 20 2019

Review for Dr. Petrie

I have seen Dr. Heidenreich several times. I am extremely satisfied with him. He listens, explains and takes his time. I always give people his name when they ask for otrho problems.

Donna Goliwas Dec 16 2019

Review for Dr. Heidenreich

Incompetent. Does not keep up with current tests. When challenged becomes arrogant. Believes she knows everything - not true. She almost killed me!

Dec 16 2019

Review for Dr. Bloom

Excellent doctor. Took his time and listened to me. Very thorough and intelligent.

Dec 14 2019

Review for Dr. Constantino

I felt very this doctor was very condescending with no bedside manner. very displeased .

Dec 12 2019

Review for Dr. Ung

Robert Hanson in Turtle Creek , PA - Dec 12 2019

Review for Dr. Kann

After three elbow surgeries, another one is required to clean up his mess.

Gary Hepler Dec 12 2019

Review for Dr. Drabicki

Amelia Dec 12 2019

Review for Dr. Tripp

Dr. Yip is amazing. She is well spoken, compassionate and has a fantastic bedside manner. She completed my thyroidectomy and I couldn’t have been in better hands. Her office staff is pleasant, kind and extremely helpful. Highly recommend.

Meg Dec 11 2019

Review for Dr. Yip

I would love to have Dr Wislo as my PCP she really listens to her people

Sean Thomas Green Dec 11 2019

Review for Dr. Wislo

New Client Dec 07 2019

Review for Dr. Aharon

He's very attentive to what's going on with your Heart. And will take all steps to fine the cause of whats going on.

Lisa Brown Dec 06 2019

Review for Dr. O'Toole

Dr. Petrie did Mohs surgery on my Mom. He is an excellent Surgeon and Doctor! You can't even see where Dr.Petrie did the surgery. Totally awesome! The personnel are so friendly, nice and compassionate! Best Doctor and personnel ever! I am writing this review for: Arnadale Ciarmella

Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Petrie

Concerned Daughter Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Lichtenstein

arrogant doctor who endangers patients' wellbeing to make herself feel good

Nov 27 2019

Review for Dr. Edmonds

Dr. Evans has done several surgeries including, rotator cuff, total knee replacement of both knees and carpal tunnel. I have found him and his staff to be knowledgeable, professional and caring. I would definitely recommend him and have to anyone about to need an orthopedic surgeon.

D. Eileen Puskar Nov 23 2019

Review for Dr. Evans

Linda Stokes Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. Evans

Location

UPMC St. Margaret

815 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15215