PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

73%

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


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

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2020)

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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

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

13 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
  • 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
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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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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69%

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

73%

Would definitely recommend
3% 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%79%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%61%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%51%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%63%66%

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%47%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%66%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

He always listened to me and took my concerns seriously. He is very knowledgeable about psych meds and very skilled and caring.

Aug 06 2020

Review for Dr. Cohen

Aug 03 2020

Review for Dr. Burden

JP Marx Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Whitney

I have been a patient of Dr Beglin’s for 16 years. He has more then earned my trust in him. He listens and takes time to explain things thoroughly.

Don Baca Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Beglin

Witnessed her long, patient, informative interaction with a challenging patient. So impressed

Jul 26 2020

Review for Dr. Swanson

Have been seen by Dr Subong in Bellingham and Kirkland for retinologist eval and MD shots. I have been well served and he has created Vada low pain procedure which is excellent.

Thomas Constans Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Subong

Very helpful and compassionate about his patients. I've known him for a long time and trust his opinion. He is willing to recommend you to other doctors to get you the best care possible.

Jul 11 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

I have been to 3 different eye physicians in Bellingham in the past 30 years and nobody but nobody can beat Dr. Kullas. He's the BEST in Bellingham. DIF.

D Feldberg Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Kullas

I've seen Dr. Van many times and have recommended him (without hesitation) always. He has done many surgeries on me; felt I was in good hands. He's a very good doctor.

Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

I can’t recommend him enough. He has been such a great doctor for my daughter. She has been his patient since birth. It is very clear that he cares deeply about his job & his patients.

Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Bonner

DR. Zarzycki was my emergency Doctor Monday at Peace Health Hospital. He explained everything and treated me like his best friend. We is a wonderful man.

DENNISLOGAN Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Zarzycki

Dr. Vanhofwegen is a brilliant surgeon and very kind and caring doctor. He's very informative and explains things very well.

Sandra Larson Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

He was kind and answered my questions. He always tells me to be sure to call him if I have a question between appointments. I am very pleased with the outcome of my surgery!

Cheryl Alexander Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Dahl

He answered all my questions that I had and I'll be seeing him again to discuss a date for hip replacement

Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Gannon

Love Dr. CHRIS....talks like we are old friends. Very thoughtful and thorough. He replaced two hips in 2011 and now we are looking at knee replacements. Love this guy!

Diane Goenen Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

Mary Quinn Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Gannon

Great Dr! Caring and easy to communicate with.

Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Dr Chris is the absolutely undoubtedly positively the best doctor out there. Hands down go see him. Don’t question it just book your appointment

TD Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

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N/A Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Gannon

The doctor was professional and knowledgeable, and the whole office visit was pleasant.

G. Newman Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

Great credentials. Wonderful attitude, understanding and "bedside" manner. I hope I don't get to know him as well as his predecessor Dr. Bergman, but if I have to, I have confidence in Dr. Dahl. He's a good selection by the practice, which by the way, is top notch.

Dave G. Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Dahl

Russ Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Dr Dahl preformed wrist surgery on me last year. Did an awesome job recoup went very well much better than expected. That involved removing three bone in my right wrist! Planning on doing carpel tunnel repair this month??

Al Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Dahl

Dr Kahn is a caring,well spoken physician.I believe he provides quality general care. Its unfortunate there are not more physicians like him. A good listener & sometimes he even has a good sense of humor.

Anna C. Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Kahn

Knew my medical issues. Explained my x-ray and prepared me for the future. Recommended a pain specialist.

Fred Munder Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

Harry P. Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Pettit

Dr. Taylor listened very carefully about my issue and explained to me exactly what was wrong with my finger. He also gave me an injection as a first step. I was completely satisfied with my visit.

Charles Kirk Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Dahl

Dr. Dahl was very friendly, explained the procedure and was on time for the appointment. I am looking forward to working with him. The surgery date and the first follow-up were arranged immediately at today's appointment. This is a great orthopedic group.

Yvonne Goldsmith Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Dahl

Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Bonner

Dr. Dahl was amazing. My hand surgery went very well, everyone answered all of my questions, and recovery is smooth. I will be going back.

Carrie Mitchel Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Dahl

Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Dahl

Great staff and well organized office. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Thorpe!

Don Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Susan Benepe Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

I was seen promptly. I was treated with courtesy and respect by everyone I had contact with. K

Flo Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Dahl

Tom D Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Dahl

Always satisfied, but easy by having best surgun

Larry Johnson Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

I thought that he was great!

Lynne Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

BH May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

Otter May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Kahn

Dr Thorpe has provided treatment for my knee (partial replacement) with successful outcomes. Most recently he is treating my left humerus bone fracture. He is an excellent surgeon , very professional, kind, and I trust him.

Diane H Oltman May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Always a great explanation of my options available with my situation! Excellent care from start to finish!

Dane Welch May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Absolutely

Catharine Vader May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Gannon

It was informative and thorough.

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Mike Hollister May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

Pointless.

May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Nicholson

very good visit

george mansour May 25 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

Informative, to the point with immediate action outlined and put into motion.

Judy Sophusson May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

This is the third time I have required Dr. Van Hofwegen's help. I really appreciate that in each situation he has taken the time to listen, to better understand my concerns before recommending a course of action.

Gordon Bennett May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

Emma Reid May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Gannon

Would highly recommend!!

Lori May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

Always a pleasure to visit the office great people.

Gene Knutson May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Gannon

I have the uttermost confidence in Dr. Gannon. He has always put me at ease. He is caring, and very professional.

Irene Barclay May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Gannon

Dr Carlsen is polite and knowledgeable. He spent a considerable amount of time discussing my condition. I would highly recommend.

May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Carlsen

He was a man of few words. No info on what to expect. Have yet to see his face, post stents. Continue to experience same symptoms. Disinterested doc. Really frustrating.

May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Soltani

May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Professional but down to earth. Great experience.

Jim O’Brien May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

Thorough. Educational. Very personal.

May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

He took care of my elderly grandmother while she was hospitalized. I have never felt like a Dr had more compassion and truly cared for her well being. He made us all feel at ease. It was really difficult we couldn't be by her side. visitors/family were not allowed in the hospital. Thank you!

Holly May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Weinberger

Broken arm babe with more degrees than Thorpe May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Dr. Gannon was very thorough in his examination. He did not rush through but took time to thoroughly explain my options and what the next steps will be for treatment.

Claudia May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Gannon

Great advice from Mike always.

Stew Thomas May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Dr. Van Hofwegen was wonderful! He took the time to explain my issues and sent me home with a solid plan. I so appreciated my visit today. Thank you!

Amy May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

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. May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

Checked me over for ROM. (I have Arthritis) problems; Displayed the X-Ray showing the bone-on-bone causes of pain, and prescribed PT. I went to the PT and signed up for an appt. tomorrow.

Robert Storms May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Gannon

Teri J May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Anderson

Investigating a knee replacement

May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

The appointment was a 1 year follow up exam and x-ray of right hip. Dr Thorpe was friendly, professional and took time to check leg strength and rotations as well as explain the x-ray.

Margie Goetz May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Great doctor, prompt follow up.

Fahri Ugurlu May 11 2020

Review for Dr. Daniels

Vicente B Lasmarias May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Bad

Sh May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Barnhart

Do not see this doctor. I do not think that she cares about her job or patients. Very disappointed.

May 07 2020

Review for Karen Goodman

Always thorough, takes the time to review situation, review physical condition and review options.

Big Mark May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Dr Thorpe is an excellent surgeon. When I tore my Patellar Tendon in March I was referred to Dr Thorpe. He was very informative while walking me through the injury, surgery and recovery process. I highly recommend Dr Thorpe for any Orthopedic needs.

Darrin D Brown May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Deirdre May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

First time meeting him. Very friendly. Listen to me. Told me what my problem was, and how he was going to take care of it.

May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

The doctor and the staff were all just great...I am mortified that I managed to break my wrist, especially during these times that we’re dealing with, and they couldn’t have been any kinder; I am very grateful for their care.

May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

Outstanding. Listens, gets me and what is important. And modifies my treatment. Timely and appropriate length. Appreciative. Asked for. Forthrightness about longevity. He answered with wisdom, hope and truth with clear behaviors that I could do. Warm and kind.

Joy D Staley May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Rubin

Dr. VanHofwegen was kind, encouraging and had excellent bedside manner. He was knowledgeable in a practical way. Very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend him!!

Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

Great bed side manner and listener! Would recommend him to anyone!

Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Dr. Thorpe was great. He explained everything and listened to me babble about nothing while he efficiently administered a couple of cortisone shots. I will recommend him to my friends for sure.

Monica Dianne Prather Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Schimke

Claus Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Bradt

St. Jos ED called Dr. Hofwegen to repair an Intertrochanteric Fracture of my left hip. His work looks "perfect" on the xrays and I have had a complication-free recovery. In the post-op visit I was impressed not only by his skill, but by his empathy and good humor.

Dianne Finch-Smith Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Van Hofwegen

Dr. Thorpe is a real pro! He is great with people and excellent at his craft. I highly recommend him.

Wes Herman Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Gannon

Dr Thorpe was as always a caring and concerned doctor. He has always asked about my fmaily and since he has been my surgeon, I am very pleased with him

ROBERT F WILSON Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Right broken foot on the pinky bone towards the ankle. I’ve seen Dr. Thorpe on a number of occasions, and he’s always been absolutely amazing. Highly recommended, and would always request him in the event of any unfortunate mishaps. Thanks Dr. Thorpe!

Jerad Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Very satisfied.

Laddie Harvey Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Dr. Thorpe was quick, professional, and very personable. He was able to diagnose and begin treatment on the first visit, helping to reduce the pain and swelling in the affected joint. His office staff (front office, medical assistant, and x-ray tech.) were friendly, efficient, and professional.

Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Very experienced, confident, and excellent manner in terms of presenting detail and having the patience to explain or answer questions regarding patient understanding of medical treatment options.

John H VanderMolen Apr 19 2020

Review for Dr. Gannon

He's helping me recover from bottom teeth extraction and the pain and infection that followed. He has been absolutely wonderful and very involved in my total recovery.

Carolyn King Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Gargano

ROBERT LANTIEGNE Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Thorpe

Lorri Beshara Apr 12 2020

Review for Dr. Sharf

She is tje most caring, down to earth doctor I have ever known in my 71 years.

Shelby Hein, MD Apr 11 2020

Review for Dr. Hein

Apr 08 2020

Review for Dr. Laughlin

Had a great experience with Dr. Dahl for a hand fracture surgery. He was very kind, explained things well, and the surgery went super smoothly.

Apr 08 2020

Review for Dr. Dahl

Location

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

2901 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

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