Top Ortho Hospital George Washington University Hospital (Complication Rates) & Reviews

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PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for George Washington University Hospital located in 900 23RD ST NW - Washington, DC. Contains 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
090001
Address
900 23RD ST NW
City
WASHINGTON
State
DC
ZIP Code
20037
County
THE DISTRICT
Phone Number
2027164605
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Proprietary
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
3%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
Not Available
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
525 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
3.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
1.00 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 (%)
56%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
10%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
13.1%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
11.1%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
5.7%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
16.7%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
8.3%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
16.5%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
2.6%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
11.31
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
3.95
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
6.70
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
1.39
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
1.24
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.54
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Per 1000 persons
147.99
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
0.27
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.20
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections National Comparison
Significantly worse 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
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Average Cost For Heart Attack Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
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Natalee72

New Member
This has to be the worst health care experiences I could have ever had. I was appalled by the sheer lack of empathy or urgency amongst the ER staff. The waiting area was chaotic. The bathrooms were disgusting. The wait time was completely ridiculous. On top of it, the clinical staff was ill-informed and never told the truth. A truly disheartening environment. I am not sure if I would want to return here or even patronize it again.
 
adelie

adelie

New Member
I was an invitee to a black-tie event, and I had to keep my sneakers away and get formal shoes. The event lasted for nearly six hours, and by the end of the event, all the walking and standing up caused my legs to become blistered and very sore. I walked into the ER, thinking that I needed to check the blister out lest it becomes a significant problem. I did not want to register, and go through all the shit…I walked up to the nurse and told her what I wanted. She laughed when I completed and told this was the best request of the day. She provided me band-aids and also told which OTC cream to apply. I felt very happy with the visit. Thanks
 
analyst

analyst

New Member
One of the most awful emergency room I have ever visited. The wait time is ridiculous.

Moreover, the hospital wants you to pay some amount upfront. When I asked what if I don’t get to see a doctor, the nurse said, “it is your headache. We have nothing to do with it.”

If by any chance you end up coming in the evening, then be prepared for the worst. Only the ER is open, and the rest of the hospital is closed. You can’t visit the vending machines or even 24-hour Starbucks without the permission of the security guard. If you end up feeling to pee and think of taking your sweet time to pee, then be prepared. The security won’t allow you to stay too long. I felt I was in prison.
 
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EnA

New Member
This is my second visit to GWU Hospital and boy have they changed. I had first come here a few years back, and it was terrible. The services were atrocious, and I had promised myself that I would never step in again. But I was wrong. The services have much improved, and I would not hesitate to come back. I hope nobody needs ER services, but if you do and stay in the vicinity, then you can come here and get yourself treated.
 
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nadir

New Member
Took my wife to the emergency room last month. She was checked into the hospital, where she stayed for nearly a fortnight. During the entire duration of the stay, we never faced any sort of trouble or any issues from anybody. All her needs, as well as mine, were taken care of. The food in the food court was also palatable and reasonably priced. The best part was the billing. There was absolutely no problem with the billing. Thank you.
 
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