UW Health University Hospital

82%

Patients that would definitely recommend
12% higher than the national average


UW Health University Hospital is a medical facility located in Madison, WI. This hospital has been recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, Critical Care Excellence Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

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

  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

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
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
Learn more about patient safety ratings

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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76%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
7% higher than the national average

82%

Would definitely recommend
12% higher than the national average

UW Health University Hospital

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%83%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%90%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%58%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%67%66%

UW Health University Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%63%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%67%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Paul Hoffmann Sep 05 2020

Review for Dr. Potter

Anonymous Sep 04 2020

Review for Anne Totero

Sep 01 2020

Review for Dr. Leydon

MiAnna Rose Hefty Sep 01 2020

Review for Dr. Strasia

I AM VERY BLESSED THAT DR.AHMED DID MY SURGERY.

Stacy L. Glover Aug 30 2020

Review for Dr. Ahmed

Had a lower right side laparoscopic Hernia repair Dr. Melnick did a great job I have little discomfort after the surgery and feel great. He did a great job along with all the other nurses and staff in the surgical room. Jeff Burrer

Jeffrey Burrer Aug 29 2020

Review for Dr. Melnick

I absolutely loved Dr Sipple. I too had so much confidence and trust in her. I knew I was in the very best hands. She is worth everything! I thanked God for her.

Aug 26 2020

Review for Dr. Sippel

One of the best doctors I have ever come across. Very professional and knowledgable. Has plenty of time to talk to you and answer all your questions. Top class Thyroid surgeon. Had my Thyroid removed and was able to go home after three hours.

Angiru Premadasa Aug 18 2020

Review for Dr. Sippel

After two surgeries now with Dr. Zdeblick, I would highly recommend him for others. He is professional, very skilled, thorough in his explanations of what the surgery entails, and is a healer!~

Sue Aug 14 2020

Review for Dr. Zdeblick

Sandy Ray Aug 11 2020

Review for Dr. Poi

She took her time and explained all options. When I needed to be seen immediately she got me in within hours.

Aug 11 2020

Review for Dr. Bennett

Tim from Baraboo Aug 11 2020

Review for Dr. Potter

Dr Hayon is awesome. She is kind, compassionate and I totally trust her as a partner in my healthcare. She has been an amazing support and advocate for transgender and other general health issues. She always takes her time, answers all of my questions and includes me in decisions about my care.

Kyle Aug 08 2020

Review for Dr. Hayon

Exceptional experience from first entering the office throughout the entire visit. Excellent history-taking and thorough exam. Never felt rushed. Completely satisfied with the final explanation. Highly recommended.

Richard Gilmore Aug 06 2020

Review for Dr. Brilla

very attentive and returns calls or follow-ups even in the evenings. He has done cardioversion and I trust in him that I'm getting the best care possible.

JF Aug 03 2020

Review for Dr. Kaji

my doctor retired so she is my new primary. feel that transition went well and she is compassionate and listens well. she seemed like she wanted to get to know me.

Jude Aug 03 2020

Review for Dr. Brogunier

tcuscg Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Squire

His team are responsive to both of my elderly parents needs.

AC Jul 27 2020

Review for Dr. Pankratz

Jul 27 2020

Review for Dr. Bennett

Absolutely horrible excuse of a “doctor”. Won’t listen to you and will tell YOU how YOU are feeling, completely dismissive and makes no attempt to hide the fact that he simply does not care what you, the patient, have to say. I could not say this enough, GO TO A DIFFERENT DOCTOR.

Jul 27 2020

Review for Dr. Miran

Jul 25 2020

Review for Dr. Berg

V. Vale Jul 23 2020

Review for Dr. Erickson

Jul 22 2020

Review for Dr. Bermant

When unaware of the actual issue causing pain, his answer is Physical Therapy. Physical Therapy for what exactly...how about a refferal to a specialist rather than a $1100 bill with no results or explanation. Would not reccommend.

Dr. Jeffrey Jul 17 2020

Review for Dr. Huebner

I have had several complex medical problems, and Dr. Fothergill always takes the time to listen and then comes up with a comprehensive plan. I am an RN, and so I know how to assess MDs. I am very conscientious and patient focused in my practice, and I look for that in a physican.

CHRN Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Fothergill

Second to none Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Orwin

I have been a patient of Dr. Cole for several years. He is a kind and caring physician who takes a personal interest in his patients. He's a great listener!

Jul 13 2020

Review for Dr. Cole

k Jul 12 2020

Review for Dr. Bartosh

Dr Resnick performed a complex brain surgery on me and was amazing! I had the outcome I was hoping for and the best surgeon for it! He is the best!

Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Resnick

Az Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Orwin

Dr. Erickson was kind, thorough and easy to talk to,

Kathy L. Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Erickson

Dr. Weathers is very caring and thorough. She really listens to her patients and I’ve never felt rushed when talking with her. She is awesome!

Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Weathers

Kenny-Johnson Family Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Fortney

Dr. Swedlund is extremely knowledgeable and competent. He Is also kind and compassionate. He listens carefully and works diligently to address all concerns and is patient during your visit. I highly recommend him.

Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Swedlund

He is highly intelligent, has a great sense of humor, and I recommend him highly. I don't think I would've made it to my current age of 67 without Mr.Dr.Mustafa Baskaya Aysen G.

UW Hospital May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Baskaya

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Son

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Yevzlin

Janice L Schmid May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Saha

I had a better experience than I have ever had with any other doctor. He met my needs, answered all my questions, and explained everything thoroughly and clearly throughout the appointment. I was impressed by his knowledge and would highly recommend him as a family doctor.

Luis Caracas May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Yee

What a thorough, knowledgeable and caring doctor. I couldn’t be happier with my visit. Made an appointment for my husband the next day.

Nancy paulson May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Jend

Ann May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Schwab

Brian G May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Squire

Bud May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Bermant

May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Hayon

Dr. Gherlan has been my primary care doctor for several years and is exceptional. He performs the most complete physical exam I have ever received and is knowledgeable in all aspects of my general health, and not afraid to refer to a specialist as the need arises.

Paul Manley May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Gherlan

I saw him for a consultation. Very arrogant and insulting. I've never had such an annoying experience with a dr before and I've met quite a few. I found a surgeon who I was more comfortable with. I was told he is very good, and maybe he is. His condescending attitude was the deal breaker.

Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Squire

He is one of the most compassionate doctors who listens to what I really need, not just what my insurance wants me to do. Gives the tools to help achieve what your want with your health and makes you feel like you have full autonomy, which is really important in this field. Very respectful overall.

Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Lick

Dr. Chheda takes the time to really listen to her patients. She is extremely thorough, and has a wealth of knowledge. I have seen her for over a decade and she has remained the best provider I've ever seen!

Shelley Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Chheda

Dr. Best was always so friendly, patient and Knowledgeable.

Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Best

Dr. Sheftic is a great psychiatrist. He really listens and understands. I won't see anyone else.

Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Sheftic

Great Doc!

Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Reed

Extremely knowledgeable, makes very sound treatment recommendations, and really personable. I trust her medical care completely.

John Norsetter Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Miller

Dr. Pittner-Smith always carefully listens to all of my concerns and addresses them fully. She makes sure I am completely satisfied and never rushes me. She always makes me feel like I am her number one priority! Her staff is also friendly and kind.

Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Pittner-Smith

Impatient, disrespectful and unprofessional in terms of how he treated my elderly parent.

Apr 13 2020

Review for Dr. Carimi

I am truly fortunate to have Dr. Belsky as my primary physician. She is knowledgeable, kind and generous with her time. I've gotten MyChart messages from her after hours a number of times.

Stacey M Apr 06 2020

Review for Dr. Belsky

Apr 05 2020

Review for Dr. Baskaya

My wife and I have had Dr. Nestleroad as our PCP for over 12 years. He is very caring and responsive to our needs. His annual physicals are thorough, and he is genuinely concerned about our medical issues as we get older. I would recommend him without reservation

Jerald J Jansen Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Nestleroad

I really am thankful and enjoy the treatment Dr Telllez provides for/to me. She is really on top of things. Very professional, caring and friendly.

Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Tellez-Giron

Dr. McGuire is a very special doctor. He spends time finding what is going on and doing everything possible to help. At a very difficult time in my life Dr. McGuire was such a positive experience. He's not only a great doctor he is a phenomenal person.

Randy Butler Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. McGuire

Dr. Goldrosen is awesome. Thank you for your service

dennis lynch Mar 31 2020

Review for Dr. Goldrosen

Took care of me when my eye was falling a part during a pandemic. Thank you just isn’t enough! Here’s 5 starts from the bottom of my ??

Lauren Ives Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Gottlieb

Great intuitive & knowledgeable doctor looking for anything that will help his patients!

CMD Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Duffy

Dr. Zachary is one of the top hand surgeons in Madison, if not the BEST. I certify this from a personal/patient perspective AND from a professional level (as I have dealt with most Wisc hand surgeons as an insurance claim/impairment adjudicator for most of my 40-yr work career).

Dan Simms Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Zachary

Very helpful. Very thorough.

Tom Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Goldrosen

One of the very best doctors at urgent care! You will be lucky if you get her as your doctor

Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Brinn

Suzy S Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Gimelli

Dr. Olson has given my 90 year old mother great care over the last 25+ years. Very attentive. Knows his patients history and spends quality time with her. Highly recommend.

JM Madison, WI Mar 04 2020

Review for Dr. Olson

I usually wait awhile when at my appointment with Dr. Minichiello but I plan for this because I know someone before me may need this extra time and he always gives it to me if I need it. He is one of the most caring and knowledgeable Dr.'s I have ever had. Rare find!

Ann Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Minichiello

He was the only doctor to correctly diagnose and treat a condition I had struggled with for several years. I am ever grateful to him.

Gabrielle Laden Mar 02 2020

Review for Dr. Schuster

Clueless in so many ways. He could not answer most of my questions. His reply was, “I can’t answer that, to be honest, I have never heard of that.” Such as a higher absorbing form of CoEnzyme Q10. I was very frustrated with him. It really was a waste of time.

Mar 01 2020

Review for Dr. Wallhaus

Please do not see Dr. Ladd if you or your loved one needs help. Her judgement is poor and she could very well cause serious harm. Please do not see her!

Carli Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Ladd

Explained everything not only to me but to my whole family. I TRUST HIM every time I had to see him.

Chang Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Niemann

Bryn is an extremely knowledgeable, professional and conscientious provider. She answered all of my questions, discussed my options and shared her recommendations with my goals in mind.

Feb 27 2020

Review for Bryn Byers

Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Damewood

Feb 24 2020

Review for Dr. Queoff

Feb 24 2020

Review for Dr. Ringdahl

waited 40 minutes and no one came into room to update me or anything. finally walked out. waited at least 30 minutes each 2 times before that. very poor staff, also. clinic was not busy at all....i could hear people talking and laughing out in the hallway. i don't have her for a dr anymore.

Feb 22 2020

Review for Dr. Stewart

Dr. C. maintains the Baclofen pump that is embedded under the skin in my abdomen

Jonathan Feb 20 2020

Review for Dr. Caldera

I'm now 60 years old and of all the doctors I've had, Dr.. Dalby is up there as one of the best. She always listens and addresses everything during our visit. She cares and you can tell she cares. I love Dr. Dalby and would recommend her to anyone and actually have recommended her.

Debi Feb 19 2020

Review for Dr. Dalby

Sam Path Feb 19 2020

Review for Dr. Hounshell

Feb 18 2020

Review for Dr. Gettle

Feb 17 2020

Review for Dr. Paolone

The BEST chiropractor in Madison he is very good ,very kind and really care about you problem , if you want to feel better you have to see Doctor Reek .

Ernesto De La Vega Feb 16 2020

Review for Dr. Reek

Dr. Quinn is what Marcus Welby would be if he was a whole lot smarter and a woman. She is by far the best doctor I have ever met.

Feb 13 2020

Review for Dr. Quinn

Dr. Frost lacks empathy, does not explain things well and pushes you to take medicines with horrible side effects when not completely necessary. She is as cold as her last name - she should have never become a health specialist that works with patients.

Feb 13 2020

Review for Dr. Frost

Feb 12 2020

Review for Dr. Abel

Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Dambach

Seemed disinterested in me as a patient. He was also arrogant and condescending.

Feb 09 2020

Review for Dr. Pickhardt

Feb 09 2020

Review for Dr. Pribbenow

Angela Feb 08 2020

Review for Dr. Niemann

She is highly knowledgeable, very professional and courteous.

Feb 06 2020

Review for Dr. Aggarwal

Feb 05 2020

Review for Dr. Miran

Dr. Howlett is one of the best doctors I've ever been to. You never feel rushed & she always makes you feel at ease. Highly recommend her!

Feb 04 2020

Review for Dr. Howlett

Dr Hinderaker has been a terrific cardiologist. He has treated me for my atrial fibrillation for several years and has always been caring, responsive, and professional. I recommend him highly.

Gerry Mowris Jan 31 2020

Review for Dr. Hinderaker

Amazing Doctor!

Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Reed

Waunakee, WI Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Poore

Location

UW Health University Hospital

600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792

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