Howard University Hospital

44%

Patients that would definitely recommend
26% lower than the national average


Howard University Hospital is a medical facility located in Washington, DC. This hospital has been recognized for Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™.

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

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

4 ratings were worse than expected

8 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • 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
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection 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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47%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
22% lower than the national average

44%

Would definitely recommend
26% lower than the national average

Howard University Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%74%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%63%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%55%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%77%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%40%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%47%66%

Howard University Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%55%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%58%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Janne May 08 2021

Review for Dr. Oke

May 06 2021

Review for Dr. Battle

Dr, Nwuju is very professional, knowledgeable, and personable. I was seen right away, on time. I didn't even sit down in the waiting room!

CAT Apr 21 2021

Review for Dr. Nwuju

staff was wonderfull, kind, very clean,

Natassia D. Apr 20 2021

Review for Dr. Burris

the provider was very careing and helpful

Ralph C. Apr 20 2021

Review for Dr. Burris

Location

Howard University Hospital

2041 GEORGIA AVENUE, Washington, DC 20060

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