St. Joseph Medical Center

68%

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

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

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

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery

9 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • 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
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs 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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64%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
5% lower than the national average

68%

Would definitely recommend
2% lower than the national average

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%78%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%61%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%87%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%50%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%64%66%

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%43%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%60%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Sherris did a great job diagnosing my foot issue. He conducted a friendly and very complete examination. I highly recommend him.

Janet Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Sherris

Dr. Dawson has been my primary care physician for more than twenty years. You can't any better than she.

Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Dawson

Dr. Jenkins and the rest of the staff were very professional and respectful of what I had to say about my condition.

Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Jenkins

Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Jenkins

Dr Martin was professional and confident. Did his assessment and established a treatment plan without hesitation

Cynthia pittman Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Martin

Two new disks, some rods & screws, and the numb hands went away the minute I woke from surgery, I would recommend her.

Christine Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Lazio

Very direct with dx not very compassionate as it was upsetting.

Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Vaughan

Excellent experience

Julia M Jones Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Jenkins

Dr. Hillis has been my primary care provider for more than 20 years. He's thorough, compassionate and very knowledgeable in the latest medical trends. I highly recommend him.

Bill M. Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Hillis

I am about 98-99 % recovered. My pain is zero. Scale 0-10. Very good visit to check up on me as follow-up and monitor my condition.

Steve Beacon Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Halpin

He listened to my concerns and was very straight forward in his approach.

Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Martin

Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Song

Perfect physician Perfect listener Respectful Not rushed Kind Thorough

Jo Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Yamaki

Top notch!

Kris Jun 28 2020

Review for Dr. Sashko

I recommend Dr. Jansson to anyone seeking primary care physician if he is taking new patients. If you are already his patient, this review is moot since you already know. The other reviewers are spot on about this guy. Very personable for sure, and caring.

QZOCK Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Jansson

Penni Newman Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Patel

My experience was great, he did a great job putting my knee back together. But he said if anyone gets arthritis it'll be you, well he was right, but not till 24 1/2 years later. 1 guy mentioned, about a rude secretary, oh ya happened to me too on the phone & in person.

Ron S. Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Jiganti

I've been seeing her for over 5 years. Very nice and compassionate doctor. Takes the time to listen to your concerns.

Natalie Itliong Fechter Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Gill

Dr. Ivers is great! She listens very closely, gives us time to ask all of our questions, and provides great answers. Our baby loves seeing her, and all of the office staff are great.

Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Ivers

Jordan Potter Jun 22 2020

Review for Joni Baker

This was my first visit with Dr. Gray. He was very professional, honest, a great listener and eager to assist resolving my hip pain. He conducted a preliminary exam, provided a logical manner in which to proceed and more importantly, gave me hope.

Don Butler Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Gray

Christine F Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Gray

Very proficient

Ken Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Titova

Dr Blair did my surgery in 2018 and I was feeling pain earlier this week and he brought me in promptly and addressed my every concern left very happy and very informed

Ethan Rose Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Blair

He was kind and professional.

David T Kniffen Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Krumins

Excellent bedside matter! Very engaging and personal. Took his time explaining and answering ALL my questions.

Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Gray

Felt he was kind, direct, and honest. He did not rush to recommend surgery.

Colene Finney Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Hassan

My knees were very painful. Dr. Krumins saw me promptly and after X-rays prescribed cortisone shots. He has been my orthopedist since 2004 and has taken good care of me and my arthritic issues for all those years—he is a wonderful surgeon and doctor and I am happy to be his patient!

Anne Marie Aiken Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Krumins

Tonya Reynolds Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Scheinost

Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Bevin

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Esther Kim Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Park

Dr Halpin is so knowledgeable in his field that I feel very reassured when talking with him.

Dr Nina Shecter Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Halpin

Dr Blair’s pre surgery information has been very helpful, what to expect during and after surgery. Every thing has gone the way he said it would, thanks

Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Blair

I’ve seen Dr. McCloskey since the day I was born, I’m 30 now. He’s always been professional and very knowledgeable. Thoroughly answers all my questions. I trust him with my life! I could not imagine seeing another heart doctor. McCloskey is the best!

Natalie Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. McCloskey

Dr. Halpin took the time to listen to my questions and concerns and give me clear and concise information so that I can be an active participant in my healthcare management.

S L Milliman Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Halpin

Great appointment Kind ,knowledgeable,thanks

Joanna Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Bidus

Listens and respectful. Knowledgeable of disease processes

P Fickel Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Lambert

Follow up with Dr. Martin concerning spinal problems.

Marcy Dupre Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Martin

Friendly, thorough, helped reassure.

Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Vaughan

I know Dr Martin over three years, She is a wonderful Dr. She allows helping me and my family. She saved my life when I give up in my medical condition, my life is changed because of her help.

Tesfaye Adera Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Martin

Dr. Blau makes me feel like we can handle anything together. She is more like a friend and totally Top Notch oncologist

Inez Hollmann Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Blau

Dr.Hoe is the most caring Doctor,she is truly committed to her Patients and goes out her way to see that you receive the care you and your family requires. She is the Best

Kenneth Passmore Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Ho

Dawn and Dr Butts are the most genuine people I’ve ever met. She not only took interest in me but my whole family as well. If you’re going to spend 9 months tethered to someone, I couldn’t recommend anyone better.

McKenzie L Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Butts

Very nice

Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Tachopoulou

Randy Robbins May 31 2020

Review for Dr. Vaughan

Dr. Yearian was extremely helpful and so easy to talk to. I left the office very pleased with how my appointment went.

May 31 2020

Review for Dr. Yearian

She is a wonderfully compassionate physician. No woman likes to go for an annual gyn , but she made it bearable.

May 30 2020

Review for Kimberly Horvath

I was taken to exam room on time, Dr. Coray saw me within 5 minutes. He listened to me and had already looked at my records. He gave me three options for my condition and recommended the least invasive; surprise. It was a good recommendation.

May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Coray

Dr Boone is an amazing MD! One of the extremely rare ones out there. This man is knowledgeable, compassionate, understanding, & patient. I highly recommend him as a PCP.

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Boone

He does not overreact as though everything is a. crisis. Very personable.

CAROLYN May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Sloane

Jamie Nelson May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Khan

Dr. Khan is a very professional and kind doctor. He is patient and attentive.

Thomasina Gallishaw May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Khan

G Mayes May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Keays

Grateful May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Yamaki

He saved me from a botched first surgery. I should have gone to him first. Highly recommend him and his staff . Professuoan, knowledgable, and caring

May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Yearian

Very pleased with the whole appointment.

May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Gray

I had a very good experience from start to finish.

Svitlana S. May 23 2020

Review for Marina Podolskiy

Very professional. Excellent communication skills. Very approachable.

Jeff May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Martin

Amanda May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Taggart

Very nice guy and gentle Phyiscian. May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Ory

Follow up with the right ankle. He is friendly and makes you feel comfortable to talk too.

May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Yearian

Dale Farr May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Khan

Straight shooter- no nonsense.

Leland R Deaver May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Gray

I had severe pain on the bottom of my foot which got progressively worse over several months. I saw Dr. Neitzel last week. She quickly diagnosed the cause, fixed it and I walked away pain free! I am so impressed. I highly recommend Dr. Sarah Neitzel.

Lee Torgerson May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Neitzel

I've known dr. Gray for several years. He has performed three surgeries on me.he is kind, direct and an expert at what he does. He has over 30 years experience in orthopedic surgery. In my opinion he's one of the finest orthopedic surgeons around. I would highly recommend dr. Gray to anyone.

Ken Obrien May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Gray

Dr. Vaughn was extremely easy to talk to and very prompt with his follow up after my xrays. I was pleased that I chose to see him, based on his bio.

Anita Fritz May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Vaughan

Worst doctor experience I have ever had. Had to find another neurologist.

My Experience May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Chowdhury

Dr V was professional, prompt, thorough & realistic....

Dar Nottage May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Vaughan

They are good and fast

Nancy Kathryne Lessenden May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Halpin

May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Santos

John M. Haroian, Ph.D. May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Nkrumah

The doctor was very caring and showed personal interest in me as a person. He made me feel comfortable and safe in his care and proved so during and after my surgery. A step above others.

Lester E Spears May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Martin

Dr Adatia is the most kind and caring physician I’ve ever seen. He is thorough and orders tests/makes referrals to get to the bottom of a problem. I highly recommend him!

krismn May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Adatia

Dr. Trivedi was kind and thorough and ordered necessary tests. There was minimal wait time for appointments. Office staff were friendly and responsive in a timely manner.

krismn May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Trivedi

I have had several surgeries performed from Dr.Coray. He is awesome in what he does. Want to say thank you for being so kind and caring to your patients. You always go above and beyond.

M Cosme May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Coray

Dr. Ouyang took wonderful care of me and my diabetes is finally well controlled. She is an excellent, highly skilled endocrinologist and I recommend her to anyone for diabetes care.

May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Ouyang

Very professional manners. He is a very warm and caring Doctor. Always listen to what you are saying. Best Doctor I have had in my 76 years. Recommend to everyone

Fae Crabill May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Kennel

my exp. with DR.Ali was wonderful. she is very professional , very caring about her patients health & well being she is one of a kind. simply the best!!! Thank You.

Dwayne S. May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Ali

Very caring, excellent surgeon!

WR Parr May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Tran

Awesome Dr. he explains everything so it’s easy to understand. Not pushy, very friendly and funny. Great bedside manor. I’m so glad to have him as my Dr.

Theresa Foster May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Blair

Dr Yamaki is amazing! During your annual check up she takes your entire well being to heart. She is so thorough and up to date on women’s health from head to toe. Complete trust in her recommendations to keep me healthy.

Jerri Brown May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Yamaki

Dr. Hassan made himself available quickly and did excellent work repairing a badly broken thumb. Great communication, great demeanor, great staff.

Dallas B May 04 2020

Review for Dr. Hassan

Dr. Yamaki delivered my daughter in 1986! She left a Yoyo Ma concert to attend to me. She was to this day, the best OB/GYN physician I have ever had! Kind, thorough, thoughtful and attentive. Just sending best wishes her way and remembering our excellent physician/patient relationship!

MARY ELIZABETH TIERNAN May 04 2020

Review for Dr. Yamaki

I got in quickly. The nurse was very tentative to me. Doctor took care of my problems as he always does. He's a great doctor.

gary May 03 2020

Review for Dr. Yearian

M.J. Dena May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Boone

May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Dimbil

Kathy May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Roxas

Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Wohns

Personable, knowledgable, accommodating. Good listener and provided options recognizing patient needs and desires.

Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Gray

Dr. Vaughan is great! He listens, makes constructive suggestions, tries less invasive therapies and doesn’t rush to surgery. If surgery is necessary, he is calm and competent. His surgical follow up is thorough and complete.

Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Vaughan

Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Khan

It was a great visit. I am waiting for a follow up visit. Doctor was to check with my insurance to see if they will pay for surgery. I am still having pain and discomfort in my back. Thank you, Nancy Nelson

Nancy K Nelson Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Blair

Patty Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Vaughan

His professionalism and concern for my health makes me very confident with his prognosis and suggestions for my repair and betterment.

Regelin, Steve Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Yearian

Excellent. He has been my physician for several years now and I am always impressed with his desire to get my medication to the exact measurement to keep my thyroid in balnce. He is open to questions and the staff is very nice.

Marilyn Carr Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Wang

Dr. Gray took care to make sure he understood my injury. I found him to be kind and compassionate.

Leah Apr 26 2020

Review for Dr. Gray

Location

St. Joseph Medical Center

1717 S J St, Tacoma, WA 98405