St. Joseph Medical Center

67%

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


St. Joseph Medical Center is a medical facility located in Tacoma, WA. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™.

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

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

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

4 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

9 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
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs 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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66%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
3% lower than the national average

67%

Would definitely recommend
3% 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%80%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%75%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%87%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%65%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%44%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%63%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr Razak is the best. His expertise in electrophysiology as well as his bedside manner is perfection in every way. He listens and puts his patients at ease. As scary as an ablation for Afib was to me I had no qualms knowing Dr Razak was doing this procedure.

Debra Koerner Jun 18 2021

Review for Dr. Razak

Jun 18 2021

Review for Dr. Daguio

Mary Quistorff Jun 17 2021

Review for Dr. Hampton

Very professional. Nice clean offices, friendly staff.

Jun 17 2021

Review for Dr. Halpin

She absolutely wonderful. She is more knowledgeable than many doctors I’ve seen in my life. It was her referral to a specialist that allowed my diagnosis of cancer to be caught at an early stage. She works tirelessly for her patients. I admire her and am grateful to call her my provider

Robin Jun 15 2021

Review for Ashley Jensen

Location

St. Joseph Medical Center

1717 S J St, Tacoma, WA 98405

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