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PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Gulf Coast Hospital & Medical Center located in 13681 DOCTORS WAY - Fort Myers, FL. 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
100220
Address
13681 DOCTORS WAY
City
FORT MYERS
State
FL
ZIP Code
33912
County
LEE
Phone Number
2397685000
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
1%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
6 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
379 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
3.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
2.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
2.00 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
9%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
12.3%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
11.2%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
Not Available
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
Not Available
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
15.7%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
7.7%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
15.5%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
2%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
9.41
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
3.25
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
4.06
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
0.81
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
1.03
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.15
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
113.23
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Comparison
Significantly better than the National Rate
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.22
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
3.36
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections National Comparison
Significantly better 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
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 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
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Significantly greater than the National Average
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Micael1966

New Member
Made the mistake of thinking Gulf Coast was a stand up kind of hospital. Was very wrong. From a young age I was diagnosed with a rare case of pancreatic disease and it’s been baffling doctors everywhere I went. In some medical institutions the interns would ask me if they could write a paper on me but I took offense and would always leave.

Which is why when the disease kicked in again last year I decided never to go to a medical institution hospital. Instead I went to Gulf Coast because 1. It’s covered by my insurance 2. My sister in law works here and 3. I read a lot of good reviews from rare disease holders who said they did not treat you differently. SO once I got there I realized there were no doctors at all. I only saw 3 people in lab coats- is that what distinguishes a nurse from a doctor?

And everyone was calling them Doctor. But when I was talking with one of them he said that they were all physician’s assistants. And took offense when I asked him where the real doctosr were. I mean someone had to ask, right? Anyway they said nothing was wrong with me and sent me home with some pills. The next day I had to be taken to the ER from work because of extreme pain. Needless to say never going to Gulf Coast again.
 
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kevon

New Member
If office didnt hv ties wit this hospital I wud never cme back here.. the doctors especially in er r crazy inexperienced wich is weird.. thy will giv u bad advice.. they will diagnose u wit smthng and then if u go to nother hospital they will tell u uv been misdiagnosed. So avoid this hospital .. by all means..
 
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Peppermint99

New Member
My cousin was having trouble breathing last night so we took her to the ER at Gulf Coast. This is one of our favorite hospitals, we keep coming here so I knew they’d take good care of my cousin. And in fact they did. My cousin told me the following day that they treated her like a queen from beginning to end. Whether it was a lab tech, a CAN or the doctors and nurses, everyone was very warm and welcoming. She was very happy with the service here and I’m happy we came here.
 
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Truth28

New Member
My mother in law took a bad fall last month and was complaining about her knee hurting like hell whenever she climbed stairs so I took her to Gulf Coast. She had her knee checked out and the doctor said she would need knee replacement. My mother in law who is basically my superwoman was scared for the first time in her life. She’d never had surgery before and the doctor who recommended surgery was very sweet to her.

The whole staff calmed her down by making jokes with her and being amiable in general. I had to leave the state the following day for business but Iknew I left her in good hands. When I came back my mother’s surgery was over and she was resting in her suite. Talked to her about the surgery and she said things were just fine. She did have a few complaints for the doctors and nurses here and she asked me to post this review.

  • Very slow response from doctors, nurses. The night before her surgery she was all alone, my husband was supposed to stay with her at the hospital but he got pulled into work. Her knee was hurting pretty bad so she called out for a nurse but no one responded. She tried the calling button for paitents and there was still no response. She then called me btw, and I had to call the hospital from the airport and have them go to her room. This is not how a hospital should work but you already knew that.
  • The explanation to patients pre and post surgery was very vague apparently. They didn’t tell her the name of drug they would put her on even though she assumed oxycodone and it was just that. But for someone who is as old as my mother in law and who didn’t have any family with her at the time, it’s important to mention all these things to the relatives. If they’re not there then kindly send an email.
Those were about all the complaints. Now her doctor is on vacation in the Bahamas so we can’t reach him if she should develop any discomfort. It’s only been 6 days since her surgery but we are hoping for the best. Thank you.
 
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Coltyn

New Member
The therapists at gulf coast are absolute sweethearts. Never been to another department so can’t speak for them but I know the therapists know what they’re doing because I’ve been here for a month now and the therapy sessions I get here are unbeatable: you won’t find another place like it. Much appreciated, great thanks.
 
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