Top Ortho Hospital High Cost Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital PA Complication Rates & Reviews

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PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital located in 720 BLACKBURN ROAD - Sewickley, PA. 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
390037
Address
720 BLACKBURN ROAD
City
SEWICKLEY
State
PA
ZIP Code
15143
County
ALLEGHENY
Phone Number
4127417000
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Department Volume
medium
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
0%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
11 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
285 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
4.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
4.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
4.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
69%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
7%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
14.1%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
12.4%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the 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 (%)
13.8%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
8%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
16.9%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
2.3%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
8.15
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
2.87
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
5.22
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
0.79
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
1.19
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.19
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.35
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.36
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
Rate of Unplanned Hospital Visits After Colonoscopy 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
Number of Cases Too Small
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
Phillip

Phillip

New Member
This is my second visit to this hospital. The first one was nearly four years back. The second visit was for my daughter who ended up fracturing her collarbone. She is an athlete, so sports injuries are not something which shocks us…We got a call from her coach that she had broken her collarbone and she is being taken to Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital. I must admit that I was a little worried initially, but when they said they are taking her to Sewickley, I was reassured. I have heard positive things about this hospital, so there was a sort of calmness when I reached the hospital. My calmness and confidence were not misplaced. The staff was excellent. By the time I was in the hospital, she had already been taken in and back, and she was being prepped for emergency surgery. She underwent successful surgery. We are pleased with the way she was treated. While I hope we never come back again, I am somewhat reassured that we have such an excellent hospital in case of an emergency.
 
giselle

giselle

New Member
Please avoid visiting Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital unless you are going to die within a few minutes. If possible try another hospital even if you are on your deathbed. This place stinks (both figuratively and literally). The hospital is filled with incompetent staff who have no idea on how to maintain records. I have visited Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital a few times and each time have faced some or the other minor issues, which I ignored. The last visit was for vaccinations. When I wanted to confirm when and where the last vaccination was given, they did not have any records of the same. This is very elementary, and they do not have details of these things. There have also been instances when my scans were not read properly, and I had to visit my PCP for appropriate reading. I would steer clear of this hospital after the last episode. Cannot risk my life.
 
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LINCOLN

New Member
HVSH (Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital) is a sort of mixed bag for me. There have been times when the doctors sent me home only for me to be back and get admitted the very next day. The latest visit to HVSH was two weeks back when I had a flare-up of my Crohn and severe dehydration...I was so sick that I nearly collapsed in the ER room. The next day, an admitting person thought I had recovered enough and was planning to get me discharged. However, the floor doctor intervened and ensured that I was in the hospital until I was completely cured. During my stay, all those whom I interacted with were warm, friendly and very caring. They had the patient’s health in mind. Nurses worked their asses off. A big shout out to them. Special thanks also to the ancillary staff and the hospitalists who ensured that I was treated like a human being and was not just another statistic
 
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mishmash

New Member
I had to visit the ER earlier today. Visiting hospitals or ER is never a pleasing affair, and I hate it. However, this ER was special. The staff that was running the show was great. They were compassionate, caring and very courteous. The ER visit ended much before then I had expected it to last. I walked out of the door a satisfied person. Very happy with the pleasant and refreshing hospital experience that I received here.
 
verve

verve

New Member
My wife had severe lower stomach pain last week, Wednesday to be precise. We rushed to the ER where she was diagnosed with appendicitis and emergency appendix removal was suggested. The staff was very professional, and before we knew, she was being prepped for the surgery. The surgeon came, and within 30 minutes the surgery was over, and she was wheeled back into the room. Absolutely amazing staff.
 
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