St. Joseph Medical Center

1717 S J St, Tacoma WA, 98405

(253) 590-4525

71% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 239 hospital cases and a national average of 203 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 346 cases.

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Worse Than Expected
Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 500 cases.

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Worse Than Expected
Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 698 cases.

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Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 854 cases.

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Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 322 cases.

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As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 47 hospital cases and a national average of 95 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 216 hospital cases and a national average of 162 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 94 cases.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 112 cases.

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Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 248 cases.

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Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 601 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 281 cases.

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Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 265 cases.

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Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 198 cases.

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Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 498 cases.

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Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 61 cases.

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Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 78 cases.

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 121 hospital cases and a national average of 119 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Gynecologic Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 274 hospital cases and a national average of 173 cases.

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Hysterectomy

Complications Based Rating on 611 hospital cases and a national average of 290 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Labor and Delivery

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C-Section Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 3199 hospital cases and a national average of 1384 cases.

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Vaginal Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 7873 hospital cases and a national average of 2764 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 158 cases.

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Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 723 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 328 hospital cases and a national average of 234 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 459 hospital cases and a national average of 201 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 753 hospital cases and a national average of 363 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Prostate Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 40 hospital cases and a national average of 89 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 499 cases.

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Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 565 cases.

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As Expected
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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 317 hospital cases and a national average of 124 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 338 hospital cases and a national average of 189 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 36 hospital cases and a national average of 74 cases.

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Carotid Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 184 hospital cases and a national average of 138 cases.

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Our Patient Experience

After leaving the hospital, patients are randomly selected to answer the standardized, multiple-question survey developed by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Healthgrades obtains this survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

71% of patients would definitely
recommend this hospital

  • St. Joseph Medical Center
  • National average
  • Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 (high)

  • Doctors always communicated well

  • Nurses always communicated well

  • Patients always received help as soon as they wanted

  • Staff always explained

  • Pain was always well controlled

  • Always quiet at night

  • Room was always clean

  • Yes, staff did give patients this information

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Our Patient Safety Ratings

Patient safety ratings show you how well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications. Look for hospitals that are rated “Better Than Expected" or "As Expected" to reduce your risk.

Rated Better Than Expected in 1 safety indicators

  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery

Rated As Expected in 8 safety indicators

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • 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
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated Worse Than Expected in 4 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
6 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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St. Joseph Medical Center

1717 S J St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Directions/Features of Surrounding Area

Take I-5 to the I-705 exit in Tacoma and follow the signs up the hill to the hospital campus. Hospital visitors enjoy wide vistas of the Port of Tacoma and Mt. Rainier.

Parking

Complimentary valet parking service for both the hospital and the adjacent outpatient center is provided for patients and visitors from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the J Street entrance to hospital. Several self-parking locations are located around and near the hospital; each is well marked with signage and within easy walking distance of the hospital and outpatient center. Parking is also available in the outpatient center’s garage, which can be entered between I and J streets, immediately west of the outpatient center. Parking is available for a fee for hospital patients in the parking garage adjacent to the Franciscan Medical Building at St. Joseph. Medical Building patients can waive the fee by having their parking tickets validated at their medical appointments.

Visiting Hours

Monday 11:00 am-8:30 pm

Tuesday 11:00 am-8:30 pm

Thursday 11:00 am-8:30 pm

Friday 11:00 am-8:30 pm

Saturday 11:00 am-8:30 pm

Sunday 11:00 am-8:30 pm