Centra Lynchburg General Hospital

67%

Patients that would definitely recommend
3% lower than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

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

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

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

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

1 rating was better than expected

  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

11 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
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • 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
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Hospital Quality

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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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66%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
3% lower than the national average

67%

Would definitely recommend
3% lower than the national average

Centra Lynchburg 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%78%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%76%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%86%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%49%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%56%66%

Centra Lynchburg General Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%56%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%68%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Sackett performed exceptionally well in my pacemaker surgery and life is great again.

Ralph Linstra Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Sackett

Amazing

Jun 28 2020

Review for Dr. Bal

I recently had major implant surgery and although I have not had much interaction with Dr. Carvajal himself the staff was awesome and I had complete confidence in his skill based upon reviews and recommendations.

Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Carvajal

Dr. Bucker is a miracle worker. He fixed my achilles tendon and has me on the road to recovery! I cannot thank him enough for giving me the ability to resume an active lifestyle again.

Chelsey Dews Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Bucker

I have been going to Dr. Caprice for several years and just recently had knee surgery. I have always been pleased with his work and bedside manner. I would highly recommend him.

Ike Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Caprise Jr

Doctor was very informative and nice. The visit was extremely efficient. I flowed from one area to the next with no waiting around, He is a great doctor and very attentive to his patience. Listens and hears what you as the patient has to say about your pain or discomfort.

Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Prahinski

Dr. Spitzer genuinely cares for her patients. She is kind and responsive to your needs as a patient. I highly recommend.

Brandon Dillard Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Spitzer

Outstanding medical care by a top notch surgeon! Would recommend Dr. Gondi to anyone needing excellent care.

Tony Lucy Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Gondi

Very good dr. Was informative and to the point

Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Prahinski

Been very satisfied with Dr. Cox. He's answered all my questions .

Charyl Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Cox Jr

Dr. Cox is wonderful and very great at helping you. I'm so grateful for him

Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Cox Jr

Surgey was very quick and staff was courteous.

Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Carvajal

I was very impressed with him. He asked a lot questions about what is going on with me and set up test to rule out any heart trouble.I highly recommend him.He was very nice.

Carol Eagle Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Huffman

Dr. Gondi is simply amazing! His bedside manner, his expertise, his personality and compassion is the best i have ever seen in a physician. I trust him 100% to always provide the best health care for me.

Suzanne B Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Gondi

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Maria Velez Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. O'Brien

After struggling with an undiagnosed condition for 9 years, Dr. Townsend was the one who figured out what was wrong with me, almost immediately after he met me. His intelligence and kindness surpasses any other doctor I’ve ever met. I highly recommend Dr.Townsend.

Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Townsend

I've been seeing Dr. Paauw for a while now for some eye problems related to chemo. He has been great handling things and even had to do an emergency surgery and i feel he handled my care really well. He and Dr. Vogel have been fantastic and i wouldn't go anywhere else.

Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Paauw

Dr. Nunn: I am not a patient; I am a 91 year old retired men's store owner. I just felt that I had to tell you how very much I liked and appreciate your LTE published in todays (Sunday) edition of the N&A. Bev Jordan,Lynchburg.

Bev Jordan Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Nunn

Dr Smithson took his time with me, I really appreciated that,cause I have anxiety really bad, I was ok w/him,he took his time and to me was calm. I was very satisfied with my visit and his knowledge.

Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Smithson

Dr Cox is an excellent physician

Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Cox Jr

Awesome surgeon. I hadn't met him until I was told in the ER I would be having hip surgery. He did a fantastic job. He is very professional, explains everything well and truly cares about his patients. Dr. Caprise rock on!!!

Patti Sargent Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Caprise Jr

Tom Leedy Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Gondi

went great. he has done work on me in the past and always great.

Kenneth Dover Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Carvajal

Dr Gondi has done both knees othroscopicly (sp?) and hadone very well! He informed me yesterday that if I can loose 20-30 lbs that I might be able to put off a knee replacement for 2-3 years! That was good news! I’m gonna try!

Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Gondi

Dr. Cox is always pleasant and make sure you understand what he is doing and welcomes your input.

Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Cox Jr

Sherry Medley Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Gondi

He is very prompt, short wait times. Great Doctor, extremely professional, and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him.

Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Kenny

JMP Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Stockton

I recently saw Dr. Burnham for pain in my lower back for the first time. I was very pleased with her. Seemed to be concerned about helping me with my pain. Was not rushed while during my visit. Rating 5 star

Carolyn Perry Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Burnham

Doctor was very informative and nice. The visit was extremely efficient. I flowed from one area to the next with no wait.

Christy Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Prahinski

My appointment was several years ago, but I was remembering how wonderful he was to me when I was overly concerned about a medical issue. He gave me a thorough exam and told me I was fine. What a relief and a comfort. I will always be grateful for his kindness.

Elizabeth Hampton Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Courville

Very kind and knowledgeable Doctor. She took time to really listen to my concerns and seemed to have a good deal of compassion for my pain. I would recommend her to anyone experiencing pain.

Sandra Mcgregor Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Huerta

I have been treated by Dr. Caprise on two visits and am very pleased with my diagnosis and treatment.

lee williams Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Caprise Jr

I value his opinion on my condition and will continue to see him and recommend him to others. He always displays genuine concern and diagnoses what is best for me.

William Miller May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Prahinski

incredible doctor and great visit!

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Harman

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Kuk

Dr. Elkhamra is rude and condescending. I personally have had two encounters with him and I will never go back. It’s a shame because I’ve met his partners and they were pleasant, explained things in detail and actually cared about me as a patient. I do not recommend him.

May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Elkhamra

May 25 2020

Review for Dr. Joiner

I appreciated the care and kindness I received from Dr. Bucker and the nursing staff every visit.

May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Bucker

Bobby Bonser May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Colling

My experience with Dr. Kenny is excellent. He takes the time to talk and discuss any new problems. Also makes sure my health problems are viewed and makes me as comfortable as possible . I thank him for this..

Barbara W. May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Kenny

He is a great doctor and very attentive to his patience. Listens and hears what you as the patient has to say about your pain or discomfort.

May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Prahinski

Allen Jones May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Caprise Jr

The best emergency doctor I've ever encountered!

Carol Lauter May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Dice

Dr. Gondi is THE surgeon to turn to for a bunionectomy. This process was far better than I’d envisioned. He has also performed numerous surgeries for my family. All have gone as expected or better. Excellent surgeon with great bedside manner. We are lucky to have him in Lynchburg!

Melanie Ranson May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Gondi

He was thorough and explained things.

CMT May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Caprise Jr

Exceptional dr, one of the best

Recommend May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Litke

Very happy with Dr Huerta’s concern & suggestions for pain management. She is never in a hurry and is always very thorough.

Linda Robinson May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Huerta

Today was my first visit with Dr. Richards and my second colonoscopy. Despite dealing with the COVD-19 pandemic, which has impacted the medical setting, I have nothing but praise for everyone from check-in to check-out. I recommend Dr. Richards. Well worth the hour and twenty minute drive.

E. Dodson May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Richards

Dr. Gondi was informative, easy to talk with about my foot pain, and he took his time explaining what needed to happen next. I would go back to see him for sure for orthopedic help.

Betty Hudson May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Gondi

Dr. Paauw and all the doctors at Piedmont Eye Center I've met are excellent. I would highly recommend their office for any eye care need, I won't go anywhere else!

Thomas May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Paauw

Dr. Schietinger cared for my mother in January 2020. He kept us abreast of every detail of her treatment. He was very respectful not only to my mother but to her children as well. Truly a professional and topnotch Cardiologist. Thank you!

Ebony Harris May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Schietinger

Awesome doctor!!! Wouldn't go anywhere else. I highly recommend Dr. Kieran!!!

Richard Croft May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Kiernan

May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Kenny

Great local doctor. He care about his patients and is a great cataract surgeon.

May 11 2020

Review for Dr. Paauw

Dr. Bucker is a very good doctor. I would recommend him to anyone needing foot surgery. He takes time to talk and listen to his patients. A very caring physician.

Pam R. May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Bucker

Love Dr Adams. He is caring and available. He always fixes what ails me! Thanks Doc!

Dave Brown May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Adams

Dr Gondi and staff were professional, kind, on time and I received a through exam, xray, diagnosis and explanation. Support brace and other items provided at the clinic.

Mary H. May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Gondi

Dr.Prahinski is kind and caring. I have been seeing him for years and he helps me tremendously. My appointments are always on time and the other people there are very helpful.

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Prahinski

I LOVE Dr Gondi. He is an amazing dr. He has a great chair side/bedside manner. He did a wonderful job with my surgery!! He really listens to concerns.

May 03 2020

Review for Dr. Gondi

The office is doing a fabulous job managing physical distancing challenges. The appointment was efficient and thorough. I’m not sure my knee problem was adequately addressed but it was a start and I will return for follow up if necessary.

May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Diminick

May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Huerta

He was able to diagnose the problem and prescribe the right medication to eliminate the problem within two days. Thanks Doctor Caprise.

Satisfied patient May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Caprise Jr

Keith Peck Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Paauw

Excellent group of eye doctors. Dr. Paauw is personable and spends more time in the room than many doctors I have seen before.

Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Paauw

Great doctor and great staff. Very friendly environment.

Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Paauw

Appointment at 3:30p.m....Still in office in exam room at 7:30 p.m waiting on doctor to do skin test...All the nurses and front desk was gone...nobody to be found when I went looking for somebody. Very unprofessional .I left...

Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Matos

I am a COA for Dr Paauw. I have been impressed with the care he gives his patients. I would trust him to care for my own eyes. Every year Dr Paauw does a mission trip to Haiti and has also helped fund me so I could go on a missons trip.

Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Paauw

Thanks

Charlie Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Caprise Jr

Excellent I couldn’t ask for a better outcome

Thomas White Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Kiernan

This is such a loving and caring doctor. Love her. She cares about her patients and shes straight up with you. I can tell she truly loves her job.

Stephanie Bradner Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Cantrell

I was so nervous to have a tooth extracted. Dr. Carvajal and his wonderful staff made me so comfortable. The procedure was fast and no discomfort at all. Highly recommend this office.

Sandra Jamerson Chapman Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Carvajal

My first time using Zoom and Dr. Kiernan is awesome. Very professional and I felt as if he truly understood my hand difficulty. Totally recommend Dr. Kiernan and OrthoVA.

Diane B Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Kiernan

Chase Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Prahinski

Dr Kiernan saw me after I sustained a deep cut in my left index finger. He was very caring and thorough. I would recommend Dr Kiernan for his skills, caring manner and excellent outcomes.

Pauline Heddings Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Kiernan

Dr. Beverley performed a radical mastectomy for me over a year ago. He was very professional and explained everything with care and consideration. The operation went smoothly and the scar has healed well. He works as a team with Dr. Cecelia MacCallum, oncologist. I highly recommend him.

Apr 13 2020

Review for Dr. Beverly

Top notch!!!!

Mike Apr 11 2020

Review for Dr. Adams

Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Huerta

Very friendly and concerned about my ankle. Very happy so far with service.

Apr 04 2020

Review for Dr. Gondi

A top notch doctor. She was very knowledgable and helpful. She was orthcoming with options and took her time to explain things.

Wendy Gordon Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Brady

when I have problems, I go to Dr. Fisher. He is great in helping me to solve these problems.

Jerry Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Fisher

Dr. Cherian is the absolute best doctor you could ever had. He isn’t awkward and listens to you and makes you feel so comfortable. Hes so caring and sweet. He will be my OB/GYN until he retires!

Regina Mar 29 2020

Review for Dr. Cherian

Lung Biopsy. Doctor Cline was excellent. Honest, direct and explains step by step. His calm and optimistic demeanor make you feel at ease. I would highly recommend him if you need a lung biopsy.

Jon Irvan Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Kline

Dr. Gandi provides top level service. He has the best bedside manner of any physician I’ve ever dealt with. I would be in severe pain if not for Dr. Gandi highly recommend. He helped my dad out as well. A++++++*+

Rick Endicott Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Gondi

Claude M. Farmer, Jr. “Mackey” Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Gondi

Advised me what was the best situation

Kevin Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Diminick

The care I have received has been exceptional. He explained the procedure to be performed in understandable detail preop and showed and explained the outcomes of my surgery fully. I am very pleased with my care and would not hesitate recommending him to others. And he’s a nice guy.

Jim Sikkema Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Eschenroeder Jr

Mar 16 2020

Review for Dr. Alley

My visit was a routine return to check on lab work and any new problems or complaints

Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Kenny

Dr Barnard is spot on. He took care of my shoulder and knee .He makes things very easy. Doesn't get any better.He knows exactly what He is doing.

David Somers Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Barnard Jr

All went well. Was confident in Dr diagnosis

Randy Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Diminick

I trust Dr. Bucker 100%! And he answers all my questions clearly. Highly recommend!

Faye Cawthorne Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Bucker

My husband was in severe pain and ended up going to ER three times in an ambulance before God sent us Dr Gill to see the issue...a vertebrae problem and after he operated on him...it’s been wonderful. Highly recommend him!??

Kathy Berry Mar 09 2020

Review for Dr. Gill

Very professional and understood my concerns.

Mar 09 2020

Review for Dr. Bucker

Mar 08 2020

Review for Dr. Dabney

Have used Dr Diminick before well pleased.

John Jones Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Diminick

Location

Centra Lynchburg General Hospital

1901 Tate Springs Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24501