Medstar Washington Hospital Center

68%

Patients that would definitely recommend
2% lower than the national average


Medstar Washington Hospital Center is a medical facility located in Washington, DC. This hospital has been recognized for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention 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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020)

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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2021, 2020)

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

Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve 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

7 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery

5 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following 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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62%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
7% lower than the national average

68%

Would definitely recommend
2% lower than the national average

Medstar Washington Hospital Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%77%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%75%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%85%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%42%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%57%66%

Medstar Washington Hospital Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%53%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%66%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Merlo and his staff were very professional and courteous during my recent visit for an extraction. The treatment was surprisingly smooth with very little discomfort before and after the procedure. Dr. Merlo provided clear answers to my questions and a helpful proposal for a follow-up process.

Jul 23 2021

Review for Dr. Merlo

Doctor was pleasant, thoroughly cleaned my ear, & I was satisfied with the answers to my questions after the procedure. I just wished he would've warned me that the procedure was going to bit painful/uncomfortable at time's.

Alexis M. Jul 22 2021

Review for Dr. Fitzgerald

Quick and efficient

Mark O. Jul 22 2021

Review for Dr. Fitzgerald

Pleasant and helpful

Linda P. Jul 22 2021

Review for Dr. Fitzgerald

Dr. Moainie is fantabulous! He is caring, personable, professional and goes above and beyond to make you feel well taken care of. I have been a patient of his for a few years now and know that I am in great hands. Would definitely recommend him, without hesitation!!

Rikki LANGSTON Jul 21 2021

Review for Dr. Moainie

Location

Medstar Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010

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