PC Admin

PC Admin

Administrator
Staff member
Dedicated resource for Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center located in 18300 ROSCOE BLVD - Northridge, CA. Containing reports of complications, death rates etc. Reviews and real experiences of patients and their loved ones are invited. The treatment and medical care statistics listed below are updated and synced twice a year as per the 'Medicare Database' via an API.
 
Provider ID
050116
Address
18300 ROSCOE BLVD
City
NORTHRIDGE
State
CA
ZIP Code
91325
County
LOS ANGELES
Phone Number
8188858500
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
0%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
10 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
333 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
4.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
61%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
6%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
10.7%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
Significantly better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
10.3%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
3.5%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
13.8%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
8.7%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
14.1%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
3.8%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
15.22
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate National Comparison
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
3.05
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
5.67
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis Per 1000 Persons
0.77
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
1.33
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.93
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National Comparison
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Per 1000 persons
160.64
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.30
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.27
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Colon Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Hospital Acquired Central Line Blood Infection Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Attack 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Failure 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Stroke Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Pneumonia 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission After Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Overall Unplanned Readmission Rate
No Different than the National Rate
Average Cost For Heart Attack Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
Significantly greater than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
Significantly greater than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Significantly greater than the National Average
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pennyheart

New Member
Have been coming to this hospital ever since I moved to this town back in 2013 and honestly, it’s the best place to get immediate medical care. I have never had to wait in the 5 years that I’ve come here, all medication, X-rays, CT scans, shots received were timely and the staff are beyond helpful. They are the exemplar of great health care systems in America.
 
tol3rd

tol3rd

New Member
If you need a place for mental health care treatment, look elsewhere. This should not even be your back up option. Very messed up place and I'll tell you why.
While I was undergoing my treatment, I’ve had instances with many staff members at Northridge, and while I was on medication may have come off as a crazy person. But months later I’m looking 100% better and feel perfectly fine.
When I come back in for a medical procedure or demand to see my medical records (which had some factual errors on them and needed to be corrected), one of the nurses talked behind my back, calling me a retard. Just because I went through a mental care procedure? I’m sorry, this is the 21st century and everyone has a shrink today. Besides if you’re unaware of this,
it’s offensive and politically incorrect to use the word retard in public today.
 
redkolob

redkolob

New Member
Had to travel to Dignity Health for a conference meeting. Have never been here before so didn’t have any preconceived notions. But I really liked the environment. Overall very positive; the nurses and doctors are friendly, talk to their patients like they’re their friends. There are professional floor secretaries to navigate you to the right floors and patients seem to have a feeling of home at this hospital. Nice facility.
 
Cayla

Cayla

New Member
Crazy how much of a miracle center this hospital was to me. My father had a horrible stroke and we took him to the ER at dignity health. It wasn’t our first choice. They sent us here from the previous hospital saying there weren’t any free beds in the ER so we came to Dignity health which was the closest hospital from there. Even though neither of us had even heard of Northridge before, we had no idea how good the service would be over here. Considering this was my father’s third stroke this month, we didn’t have many hopes for him recovering fully either. But the care he received here was unbelievable.

From the minute we stepped in, we weren’t strangers to this place. Doctors and nurses kept rushing to us even after my dad was taken into the ER for treatment. After multiple tests and putting him under observation for a few hours, they realized he would need immediate surgery. He had surgery just a few months before this and back then they warned us about how weak his heart was, and that chances were he wouldn’t survive another surgery. This one seemed pretty intense too, so when we heard he needed surgery, we anticipated the worst. All of us were ready to accept the harsh truth that my father was going to pass away. But that was when we met Surgeon Nate.

He saw all of us in a horrifying state and came to reassure us that he would do his best. We told him what the previous surgeon had told us and he didn’t seem to mind it. We figured at that moment he himself was sure there wasn’t much he could do to help my father. But my father survived the surgery. Not only survived, but the surgery was very crucial at that point in his life to help him recover from it altogether. This was a major upside, we had no idea he would ever walk again. But he did. And we owe it all to the amazing medical staff at Northridge.
 
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Mel Emmett

New Member
My wife accidentally had something shoved up her privates and you won’t believe how unprofessional some of the staff was. They were literally snickering behind her, saying mean things about her, pretending like she wouldn’t hear it or be offended by it. How rude! I will definitely be seeking legal action against everyone who said something to her- to her face or behind her back. This hospital is super unprofessional and simply put- awful. Despicable staff and they overcharge for everything.
 
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tannaauger

New Member
My mother was admitted as an inpatient in this hospital 2 weeks ago and our short stay here exceeded all our expectations. Looks like all is not lost in the American health care system.
 
BreezyB

BreezyB

New Member
It’s important to call out a doctor on their bulls**t and that’s exactly what I did with a physician at Dignity Health. Dr. P, don’t wish to name him on this forum as I have an ounce of respect left for all doctors, even if he does not feel the same about his patients. But fret not, for justice shall be served. I have already arranged a meeting to report him to the board of members, and hopefully soon, he will have to answer. I had some major complications with my pancreas and anyone who has had the same issue can relate to the amount of pain one goes through. It is worse than labor, trust me- I’d know. In such a situation, a doctor is NOT to ignore their patients.

Not only that, post-surgery, I was experiencing a lot more pain than I was expecting and required medical attention. But pushing it aside, saying it was to be expected is NO way to treat a patient. And I wouldn’t wish that kind of pain on my worst enemy. Turns out the surgeon had screwed up the surgery a little and the pancreatic surgery was not 100% successful- there were MANY complications that followed. But the surgeon apologized to me, taking full responsibility, so I didn’t sue. But Dr. P, who acted rude and neglected me shall not get away so easily. I’ll see to that.
 
angela10

angela10

New Member
I rushed my daughter to the ER at Dignity Health Northridge because she had a shortness of breath at night. They figured out a life threatening, possibly lethal condition in her overnight and we couldn’t be more grateful to them. Even though she shifted from the ER to the ICU to the surgical unit, we felt like she was in good hands; and indeed she was. My daughter is fine and healthy, two weeks after we first brought her here.
 
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