Wilkes - Barre General Hospital

55%

Patients that would definitely recommend
15% lower than the national average

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

3 ratings were worse than expected

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

8 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • 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
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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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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60%

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

55%

Would definitely recommend
15% lower than the national average

Wilkes - Barre General Hospital

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%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%85%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%45%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%64%66%

Wilkes - Barre General Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%52%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%68%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Julie Speicher is a great family doctor. She treats me like a friend, not as a patient. I’ve never had to sit in the waiting room more than five minutes or so.

May 12 2021

Review for Dr. Speicher

Caring doctor

Peggy May 11 2021

Review for Dr. Pernikoff

Professional and thorough

May 11 2021

Review for Dr. Mangino

Always excellent

Michele Eboli May 09 2021

Review for Dr. Speicher

Very caring! Very knowledgeable! Very little waiting . Great ,only dr use !

Best Family Dr! May 08 2021

Review for Dr. Speicher

Location

Wilkes - Barre General Hospital

575 North River Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18764

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