St. David's Medical Center

80%

Patients that would definitely recommend
10% higher than the national average


St. David's Medical Center is a medical facility located in Austin, TX. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™, Outstanding Patient Experience 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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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

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 Coronary Intervention Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

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

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2019)

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

Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2020, 2019)

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

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in gynecological surgery

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes during and after childbirth and in surgeries that treat diseases and conditions of the female reproductive system

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™ (2019)

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

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

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

1 rating was worse than expected

4 ratings were better than expected

  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • 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
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • 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
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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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80%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
11% higher than the national average

80%

Would definitely recommend
10% higher than the national average

St. David's Medical Center

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%82%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%71%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%89%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%57%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%70%66%

St. David's Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%65%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%76%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Sperling does not provide adequate follow up and patient communication. His staff is combative and always claims to be too busy to handle inquiries even for patients with chronic issues. He is knowledgeable but if you are seeking a team that really cares about you, look elsewhere.

Jun 14 2021

Review for Dr. Sperling

I agree, he is an excellent doctor. The best.

ildi Jun 14 2021

Review for Dr. Apple

Dr. Wilson is such an awesome physician. I have total confidence in any advice &/or suggestions in which he provides. He is so compassionate when informing me what is occurring. Would recommend him to family, friends, peers, etc.

Deborah Parks Jun 13 2021

Review for Dr. Wilson

Dr Elton scheduled our visit promptly, communicated effectively and with compassion

Jun 13 2021

Review for Dr. Elton

Incredible orthopedist who is friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate. She listens to her patients and is concerned with your overall welfare. You couldn't ask for a more caring specialist.

KWight Jun 13 2021

Review for Dr. Bergin-Nader

Location

St. David's Medical Center

919 E 32nd St, Austin, TX 78705

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