Top Neurology Hospital Low Cost Ellis Hospital (Schenectady, NY) Complication Rates & Reviews

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PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Ellis Hospital located in 1101 NOTT STREET - Schenectady, NY. 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
330153
Address
1101 NOTT STREET
City
SCHENECTADY
State
NY
ZIP Code
12308
County
SCHENECTADY
Phone Number
5182434000
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Proprietary
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
4%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
Not Available
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
411 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
2.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
2.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
2.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
2.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
50%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
15%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
15.1%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
11.3%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
3.8%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
12.7%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
9.7%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
17.5%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
2.5%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
9.89
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate National Comparison
No Different 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
4.21
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
4.42
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
0.69
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
0.99
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.88
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
205.03
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
0.28
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
1.98
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
Surgical Site Infections With Abdominal Hysterectomy
No Different than the National Rate
Hospital Acquired Central Line Blood Infection Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Unplanned Hospital Visits After Colonoscopy National 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
Significantly less than the National Average
Average Cost For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
Significantly lesser than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
vivian

vivian

New Member
Unbelievably long wait for lines. I came in at 6 pm and literally got to see a young PA at 8:30 pm. Note that I had come early from work and needed to go in the following day at 8 am. Not done. All for a few minutes with the PA who told me that I could take some over the counter medication. Also charged me a pretty expensive bill for the few minutes of examining and a 1-minute prognosis. Was it worth it? Absolutely not. Even though the staff was nice and apologetic of my situation I think this hospital needs to improve upon its services soon if they want to keep their business running. First of all, cut short your waiting time and try not to focus your business around making money. Try treating patients right for starters
 
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AshwinMah

New Member
The only thing that needs some improving upon is the ratio of doctor to patient. I believe as of now it is 1:1000, so this puts a strain on the waiting time especially in the ER. You will be waiting for 4-5 hours on average and this is just a universally accepted truth at Ellis.

However I must say that when you finally get to the doctors you won’t regret it. They are the smartest and most considerate doctors you will ever meet. They will give you the right diagnosis in a timely fashion, won’t make you run around for tests and stuff- everything happens right there.

Even though I’ve had to wait for very long periods of time I won’t think twice before driving to Ellis only because of how good the doctors are here (nurses could be a little less catty, but whatever). All in all, good service and amazing medical health care.
 
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nailah783

New Member
Second to none quality of health care.
As a hospice nurse, I have been to my fair share of hospitals. I can say with confidence that Ellis medicine is one of the best hospitals I’ve worked at so far. Very good doctors and surgeons, nurses are also excellent. All other tech and staff are also great.
 
cheryllei9

cheryllei9

New Member
Basically grew up in Ellis.
My mother was a nurse here years ago and my baby sister here. So most of our summer holidays and babysitting post-school happened here. But things have changed over the years.

Back then even though the facilities were not so state of the art or there weren’t rooms as big as today’s everyone who worked here had a twinkle in their eyes and they really cared about improving the quality of life. Compassion was their motto and that is definitely not the case today. Took my ill aunt to this hospital years after leaving Schenectady, and now that I’m back, I can’t wait to leave. I am also considering taking my aunt to Michigan with me because the health care here is just so bad, something I never expected I’d say.

To begin with- when taking my aunt to get her kidneys checked, the receptionist/nurse at the reception sent us to the wrong floor. Note that my aunt was in an excruciating amount of pain and to make her walk up and down the stairs (the lift was conveniently out of order that day) was not cool. Then we had to climb an extra flight of stairs when we found out the receptionist had directed us to the wrong floor.

Secondly, there is no organization whatsoever. Once on the correct floor, they asked my aunt for some samples, including a urine sample. After giving them the urine sample, they came back in an hour asking for another one, the reason they weren’t willing to share. When I enquired about this later on, I found out that they’d actually LOST the first sample at the lab- I mean, how does that even happen?

Also, to add onto this, they actually gave my aunt the wrong wristband when she went for a procedure afterward, something that could’ve led to a very serious situation. When I brought it up with the hospital staff, they said, “Well nothing happened, so you can’t sue us.” Clearly, that was all they cared about. Gone are the days when people actually cared about each other and not everything was about money. Disappointed is all I can say about this hospital today, and I am sure as hell never coming back to Ellis.
 
rollybooz

rollybooz

New Member
Have only had to come to Ellis for X-rays, CT scans and other lab work. But it was one of those rare hospital experiences where I didn’t have to wait too long, even though the radiology lab was bustling with patients and medical staff. They were still pleasant, sweet and attentive to all my questions. The staff at the ER were also unbelievably nice, I noticed that the triage system was annoying many people but even so, the nurses were coming out and checking on the patients waiting in the ER waiting room- making sure they weren’t cold and were fine.
 
Buford

Buford

New Member
My grand uncle was in the ER at Ellis for weeks on end and had to be shifted back and forth to the cardiac center and ICU at Ellis also. Even though he passed on the ventilator at Ellis, I will only say good things about the staff and service here. They tried their best and gave their all till the very end.
 
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pwarbi

New Member
I just cannot stand hospitals that do not treat patients with respect. Almost like THEY’RE doing US the favor by paying OUR salaries, ugh. I wouldn’t have ever come to Ellis if it weren’t for my family doctor who said I needed to get some tests done at Radiology. At Ellis, he has a good friend who would get the procedures done on a priority basis, and for this reason alone I decided to make a trip to Ellis. But thanks to the horrible staff at Ellis, I didn’t even get to the radiology department.

First off, I called them up, hoping to speak with Dr. Spears, and they said he would be occupied throughout the month and the only next appointment would be in May. I kind of insinuated that I was getting through Dr. Byers, to which they assumed I was trying to get special treatment and literally cut me off, saying that I could only get an appointment in May. Like, what? I hung up and decided to ask Dr. Byers to call Dr. Spears for me and get the appointment but unfortunately, Dr. Byers had a family emergency and was occupied himself. I kept it on hold for a few days until the pain started getting worse, so I decided to swallow my pride and pick up the phone again.

This time, I made sure to be super sweet and not mention anything about Dr. Byers- figured I’d try getting in like any other patient. When I casually mentioned Dr. Byers as my family doc though, the lady recognized me and asked me if I was the person who called the previous week. I was horrified; is this really how you treat someone trying to book an appointment with a doctor at your hospital? Needless to say, I refused strongly to go to this hospital and Dr. Byers ended up recommending another medical practice for my radiology tests.
 
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FlyFish998

New Member
Took my grandmother to Ellis the other day and I must say that the doctors at Geriatrics are very caring. Whether or not it’s the best in the country, at least I can be certain that my grandmother will be taken care of well over here. The nurses and other assistants were very patient and kind with her and she had little trouble getting used to it.
 
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