Harborview Medical Center

72%

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

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

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

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery

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

2 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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69%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
Equal to the national average

72%

Would definitely recommend
2% higher than the national average

Harborview 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%75%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%89%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%52%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%61%66%

Harborview Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%37%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%65%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Emma Jun 28 2020

Review for Dr. Ferreira

A trauma left me with multiple facial lacerations shortly before my wedding! Dr. Ko and his team did a wonderful repair, clinic was efficient and professional, a great experience across the board.

Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Ko

Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Houston

Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Kim

Ardele P. May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Fernando

Absolutely one of the best! He REALLY LISTENS TO HIS PATIENTS!!! Kind, respectful, thorough and very knowledgeable. Positive energy...

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Wisse

Wow! The best and kindest Dr. We have ever come across. She is So good at what she does and finds! Very detailed and thorough! Easy to talk to and understand! She listens Very well!! And takes extra precautions for the safety & well being of her patients. We definitely highly recommend her!!

Melody May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Shalhub

Julie L. May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Nork

Dr. Arbabi career for me at Harborview after I spilled boiling water on myself. We were supposed to have a teleconference a week later. I took the day off. He blew off our appointment. I’m on my own now.

Robert May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Madd

Alisa Chin May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Shen

May 03 2020

Review for Dr. Bransford

Dr Choudhury has always been a very caring doctor. She answers emails promptly and if needed makes time to work me into her busy schedule. I rely on her expertise in many fields and has been open and honest in her approach to whatever that I am dealing with. I highly recommend her.

Rose DeLaurenti-Banks Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Choudhury

Mary A Hoseid Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Rupke

My first time with Teletherapy. Dr. Yang was a good listener. She had a great deal of wisdom and insight in supporting my health plan. I appreciated her thorough manner of asking questions and helping to identify solutions.

Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Yang

Apr 08 2020

Review for Dr. Menda

Dr. Kim was my provider over a period of years between 2009-2016. She helped to save my life. Compassionate, professional, educated, knowledgeable, on the cutting edge. I will forever be grateful to her and everyone at Harborview.

Richard Tapp Apr 08 2020

Review for Dr. Kim

We love dr Farjah. He is highly capable, compassionate and informative provider. He performed an esophagectomy for cancer for my husband and always included me in communication. We are going to see him again for a thymoma removal and feel confident we are with the right provider.

Sammy Kallander and Peggy Apr 05 2020

Review for Dr. Farjah

Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Fernando

She is absolutely amazing cannot begin 2express how thankful I am she treated beyond well and my surgery was great because of her.Super thorough at clearly explaining everything thanks again.

Ctorres Mar 08 2020

Review for Dr. Beingessner

David K Mar 04 2020

Review for Dr. Jayne-Jensen

I have had one knee replacement with Dr. Fernando and planning the next one. I appreciate his patient response for all our (mine and my husband's) questions either in person or through email. I have recommended him to other people and will continue to do so.

Mar 02 2020

Review for Dr. Fernando

Great guy!

Feb 15 2020

Review for Dr. Ko

E.Jefferson (CSM) Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Ferreira

Very competent spine surgeon, I couldn’t be happier with the results of my c-3 to c-7 laminoplasty. Received excellent care from Dr. Bellabarba’s team.

Feb 07 2020

Review for Dr. Bellabarba

Feb 02 2020

Review for Dr. Friedrich

Bob Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Kim

Dr flores is the best. She listens to u as the patient.

Tara King Jan 29 2020

Review for Dr. Yuodelis-Flores

Dr Ellenbogen is the kindest and most caring surgeon I have ever encountered. He and his team took wonderful care of me. I highly recommend him!

Jan 29 2020

Review for Dr. Ellenbogen

Dr Ko Carolyn and Megan are an outstanding team. Their knowledge and care are exemplary. I am treated with compassion and feel they are truly invested in my well being. I am so very grateful

Jan 21 2020

Review for Dr. Ko

He recommends a MRI Scan without even seeing me first to understand my symptoms in depth in order to prescribe the right MRI scan for me personally. I value his skills and experience, but not sure why he wouldn't hear my symptoms and diagnosis me in person before recommending a MRI Scan.

Jan 17 2020

Review for Dr. Sekhar

This doctor sentenced my husband to a lifetime of disability by refusing to treat him for a traumatic brain injury and instead warehoused him in a nursing home!

Linda Sterling Jan 13 2020

Review for Dr. Bunnell

Highly recommended. Good doctor if you can be patient and hang in there. He is very kind understanding and always gives helpful advice. Takes care of both mental and physical aspect of his patients.

Sneha Ghosh Jan 11 2020

Review for Dr. Ta

Great Doctor

AC Jan 07 2020

Review for Dr. Ko

Dr. Yu did a great job with my High School son's wisdom teeth. Thank you!!

Jan 06 2020

Review for Dr. Yu

Christie Jan 05 2020

Review for Dr. Baernstein

Ken Horne Jan 04 2020

Review for Dr. Dunaway

Not able to help with my ear issue, and refuse to send referral for me to seek other doctors :(

Dec 31 2019

Review for Dr. Hume

Sandra F Van Valkenburg Dec 29 2019

Review for Dr. Zhou

Michael J. Mackey Dec 15 2019

Review for Dr. Ko

Carlene Dec 14 2019

Review for Dr. Lauinger

Dr Sheedy is outstanding doctor in every at Harborview Medical center She is thorough in everything and is extremely thoughtful

Rich Grosvenor Dec 10 2019

Review for Dr. Sheedy

I had a penile implant.The whole process was excellent. The pain was less than I expected,the entire team was incredibleand.Dr Walsh is the best.

Dec 02 2019

Review for Dr. Walsh

Dr. Zia is the real MVP!! She was so attentive to my concerns and was able to answer my questions thoroughly. I’ve had awful encounters with GI doctors, but Dr. Zia is very genuine and understanding when it comes to her patients.

Nov 29 2019

Review for Dr. Zia

Customer oriented. Involve patient in Plan of care

Nov 27 2019

Review for Dr. Beard

Nov 26 2019

Review for Dr. Walsh

Unprofessional, terrible listener. I didn't realize just how terrible she was until I found a new doctor who's actually competent and willing to work with her patients to deal with medical problems.

Nov 24 2019

Review for Dr. Baernstein

He's gentle, kind, friendly and knowledgeable.

John Weatherly Nov 22 2019

Review for Dr. Rea

Dr. Huang is very thorough and listens to her patients. She is very professional and at the same time very personable and cordial.

Raymond M Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. Huang

Dr. Vladmire is very patient - doesn’t rush into surgery. He encourages questions and gives easy to understand explanations.

Anita Glispin Nov 20 2019

Review for Dr. Vladimir

I recently had lower spinal fusion and My experience was Extremely Good. Dr Bransford and His care team are All So caring and helpful. From the clinic to surgery to the hospital stay, I couldn't have had a better experience!!! Thank You All, Your the best

Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. Bransford

Steer Clear Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. Chacon

América SolEver Nov 14 2019

Review for Dr. Huang

It appears that the surgery, and time in the hospital were both superb. I cannot offer any suggestions for improvement. Now in rehab mode, I feel I'm making progress (though any progress is too slow!). I am more than satisfied with all that has, and is, happening.

Bruce Barnbaum Nov 13 2019

Review for Dr. Fernando

Dr. Baernstein is the best doctor I've ever had. She is highly competent, caring, and responsive to patient needs.

Dot Nov 12 2019

Review for Dr. Baernstein

this dufis messed up my hand. he had to do a second surgery because he screwed up the first time. I do not recommend him he has zero personality or customer service skills an is very condescending and arrogant. he lacks compassion and remorse.

Nov 09 2019

Review for Dr. Vedder

Oct 30 2019

Review for Dr. Dunbar

Absolute monster

Oct 18 2019

Review for Dr. Cashman

Great !!!

Oct 09 2019

Review for Dr. Levitt

On time. Very thorough. Explains so you can understand. Professional.

Tom Sep 28 2019

Review for Dr. Ko

Total waste of time going to him. Rude and does not listen to your concern,. Runs late and has no bed side manners. I would give less than one star but there is no choice.

Sep 27 2019

Review for Dr. Mudumbai

Sep 23 2019

Review for Dr. Ko

Great doctor and amazing person. Very skilled

Brandi A. Sherer Sep 09 2019

Review for Dr. Loveless

Erin Aug 12 2019

Review for Dr. Saigal

92 units of blood and plasma in seven days. Thank you dr Tran for eleven years and more

Joel m stefanski Aug 03 2019

Review for Dr. Tran

Aug 03 2019

Review for Dr. Johnson

Aug 01 2019

Review for Dr. Baernstein

Lou O. Jul 26 2019

Review for Dr. Bransford

I had wrist pain for months. Other doctors had no idea. Dr. Kennedy actually sat down and listened. He figured it out, and fixed it. He explained everything. I especially want to thank his clinic nurses, they're awesome!! Thank you.

Jul 26 2019

Review for Dr. Kennedy

Jul 25 2019

Review for Dr. Dvir

Dr Hofstetter is an absolutely an amazing Neuro Surgeon. When no other surgeon would take me on, he did. It took 2 surgeries but Dr helped me tremendously. I had crushed nerves. Chronic pain. Horrible. Thanking God for Dr Hofstetter.

Marcea Miller Jul 25 2019

Review for Dr. Hofstetter

Very knowledgeable of my condition. Caring. Listened to me Offered options and allowed me for time to ask any questions

Jennifer Jul 21 2019

Review for Dr. Saigal

Not available when I needed him the most :(

CC in Kirkland, WA - Jun 30 2019

Review for Dr. Dy

I think Dr.Hopper is amazing Surgeon and he Care's about is patients.he also has good bedside manners.

Sherrie Davis in Everett, WA - Jun 26 2019

Review for Dr. Hopper

VO in Issaquah, WA - Jun 25 2019

Review for Dr. Dy

Martin L. in Seattle, WA - Jun 21 2019

Review for Dr. Sandhu

Donna DiNicola in Bellingham , WA - Jun 16 2019

Review for Dr. Bellabarba

Dr. Jernberg's ongoing care of my R.A. has helped me to be pain-free and active. Her expertise is obvious and she is caring and thorough. She takes the time I need at all appointments and answers all of my questions. I highly recommend her!

Linda K in Olympia, WA - Jun 15 2019

Review for Dr. Jernberg

Dorina in Lynnwood, WA - Jun 15 2019

Review for Dr. Saigal

Jun 15 2019

Review for Dr. Franzen

Seattle, WA - Jun 14 2019

Review for Dr. Choe

He was very friendly and informative. Also an excellent surgeon.

WA - Jun 13 2019

Review for Dr. Saigal

Frank B in Sequim , WA - Jun 09 2019

Review for Dr. Shalhub

Very knowledgeable about my condition. It gives me hope. It was a good experience. I would definitely recommend her.

Jeffery Gill in Redmond, WA - Jun 07 2019

Review for Dr. Francis

Dr. Zhang has operated on my spine three times, in order to provide me a stronger spine and quality of life. I trust my life with Dr. Zhang and highly recommend him!

Eluena Jun 05 2019

Review for Dr. Zhang

Just a wonderful surgeon and person

Peter England in Chicago , IL - Jun 04 2019

Review for Dr. Ko

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Jun 03 2019

Review for Dr. Ko

2 OF MY TITANIUM IMPLANTS BROKE WITHIN 6 YEARS. IMMEDIATELY WENT IN TO REPORT THE ISSUE AND HAVE BEEN IGNORED. TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE, COMPLETE DISAPPOINTMENT

TERESE BRUNOFF in PUYALLUP, WA - Jun 01 2019

Review for Dr. Chacon

May 29 2019

Review for Dr. Baernstein

I’ve been seeing Dr Baernstein for 10 years. I find her very kind, knowledgeable, and helpful. I base my health care provider choice on being able to keep Amy as my provider. I highly recommend her.

May 28 2019

Review for Dr. Baernstein

May 28 2019

Review for Dr. Baernstein

Dr. Fernando did a full replacement of my right hip. He is caring and thorough. My surgery went exceptionally well. I appreciate him enormously.

May 28 2019

Review for Dr. Fernando

May 17 2019

Review for Dr. Heinen

Exceptional outcome on my wife’s knee! We are both most grateful.

May 10 2019

Review for Dr. Fernando

Amazingly talented surgeon. Excellent bed side manner

May 09 2019

Review for Dr. Benirschke

Dr Houston is the best! I am lucky he had the time to do my surgery. I am grateful. He was kind and honest. I couldn't ask for more.

May 09 2019

Review for Dr. Houston

May 09 2019

Review for Dr. Houston

Location

Harborview Medical Center

325 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104