MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Downtown

71%

Patients that would definitely recommend
1% higher than the national average


MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Downtown is a medical facility located in Columbia, SC. This hospital has been recognized for Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™, Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™, and more.

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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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, carotid surgery, and peripheral vascular bypass surgery

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, carotid surgery, and peripheral vascular bypass 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

12 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection 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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71%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
2% higher than the national average

71%

Would definitely recommend
1% higher than the national average

MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Downtown

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%84%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%63%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%84%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%66%66%

MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Downtown

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%68%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%70%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

always great. using him since 1979

Franklin Diggins Sr Nov 22 2021

Review for Dr. Robinson

Been trying to make an appointment for weeks. The phone rings and rings. No one answers, and then it cuts you off. The one time someone answered, she refused to even make an appointment for my mom and was beyond rude. 0 stars!!!!

Nov 11 2021

Review for Dr. Taber

Nov 02 2021

Review for Dr. Morrison

No visit. Just an old baseball teammate, Gary Householder. I know for a fact that if the Doc eats candy bars ,he will hit home runs.

Gary Householder Oct 31 2021

Review for Dr. Paysinger

Great Foot and ankle Surgeon. Very professional and great staff !

Doug Driggers Oct 26 2021

Review for Dr. Saller

Location

MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Downtown

2435 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29204

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