PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

72%

Patients that would definitely recommend

2% higher than the national average

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is a medical facility located in Bellingham, WA. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™, and more.

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

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

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in prostate removal surgery and transurethral resection of the prostate

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2020)

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

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 better than expected

12 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Appendectomy

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

2020

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gynecologic Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Hysterectomy

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

C-Section Delivery

In Hospital

As Expected

Vaginal Delivery

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

As Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Prostate Removal Surgery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™

2022

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

As Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

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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70%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

1% higher than the national average

72%

Would definitely recommend

2% higher than the national average

PeaceHealth St. Joseph 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%80%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%80%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%61%66%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%57%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%88%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%51%53%

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%52%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%67%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

She filled in for my regular provider. I found her to be cold to the point of rudeness. If my Dr is still out the next time I need an appointment, I will be requesting someone else.

Jun 27 2022

Review for Elizabeth Gaylord

Concerned wife Jun 21 2022

Review for Dr. Reitz

Awesome experience sleep all night the first night

Virginia Pederson Jun 16 2022

Review for Dr. Dahl

Great Dr. Great staff

Kj7red Jun 16 2022

Review for Dr. Gannon

Explained everything to me in easy to understand language

Carole Rauch Jun 14 2022

Review for Dr. Dahl

Location

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

2901 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham WA 98225

CallDirections

(360) 734-5400

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2901 Squalicum Pkwy

Bellingham, WA 98225

Directions

(360) 734-5400