Low Cost Jamaica Hospital Medical Center (Jamaica, NY) Complication Rates & Reviews

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Dedicated resource for Jamaica Hospital Medical Center located in 89TH AVENUE AND VAN WYCK EXPRESSWAY - Jamaica, 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
330014
Address
89TH AVENUE AND VAN WYCK EXPRESSWAY
City
JAMAICA
State
NY
ZIP Code
11418
County
QUEENS
Phone Number
7182626000
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Avg time patients spent in emergency dept before seen by a Medical Professional
86 minutes
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
3%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
Not Available
Median time to Pain Med in Emergency Dept
87 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
524 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
2.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
2.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
59%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
14%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
15.5%
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 (%)
Not Available
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
Not Available
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 (%)
9.5%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
21.1%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
Not Available
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
Not Available
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
7.25
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
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
5.89
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
1.43
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.58
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
183.88
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
0.24
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.39
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
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
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 less than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
Number of Cases Too Small
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
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Special

New Member
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is an outstanding hospital. It is so because it has got some of the best doctors and nurses around. They are very thorough, very professional, and have got good expertise. This hospital has remained my first choice in case of emergencies and I am sure will always be. I have seen many improvements taking place in Jamaica Hospital, and I am happy for them. I once had to be rushed to this ER after suffering a severe bout of wheezing. I was taken care of by two wonderful doctors. I was seen in the ER and then transferred to the floor. I think one doctor was Dr. Vega. I could not catch the name of the other doctor, but both of them were wonderful. I feel they are an excellent addition to the team. Thanks to the wonderful staff, I completely recovered and was discharged after three days.
 
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Justcrazy

New Member
I think the Holy Father has designed two hells for human beings. One is hell itself, and the other one is called “Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.” Trust me when I say this, it is the worst hospital that you can ever come across. They do not value life. Period.

I had rushed to the Jamaica hospital ER after my son got a shard of glass stuck on his right foot and was bleeding profusely. When I reached the ER, we were ushered in, and that was it. I did not see any nurse or an on-call doctor in the ER for nearly an hour. When I went to inquire, I saw some of them were chatting, some were busy on the internet, and nobody had time to look after my child. I had enough and left AMA. I visited another hospital, which though smaller, took very good care of my child. They sutured him up, gave appropriate medicines and even had some kind words for him.
 
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Bob

New Member
If you have to drive another 10 miles to the nearest doctor or hospital, do it but avoid Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. I had heard horror stories about this hellhole but always attributed it to some disgruntled patients. However, after what I have seen, I have started realizing what they were saying. The only thing that they can do perfectly is charging your insurance. The doctors and staff are very rude and have no etiquette. They are highly unprofessional and have utter contempt for human life. The ER is a mess, and I could say the dirtiest place in the whole hospital. Sheets are dirty, flies are hovering around, and stained gloves and medical utensils lay strewn across the room. DO not want to go on.
 
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Carter

New Member
My daughter-in-law gave birth to her child in this hospital. She had some complications during pregnancy which was treated appropriately by the doctors. The hospital has some very patient nurses who are the unsung heroes of this hospital. I was very skeptic when my son and daughter-in-law decided to come to this hospital for the childbirth, but now I know why. Our experiences with the midwives and nurses were very good and worth remembering. A big shout out to them!!!!
 
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chocolate

New Member
Jamaica Hospital has some wonderful nurses. They endure so much, yet they smile and work very hard. My dad had hurt himself badly, and when we reached the ER it was crazy and chaotic, but he got the deserved care and attention. This place might have a bad reputation, but our experience was thankfully very positive.
 
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ClitYeastWood

New Member
I have heard both good stories, as well as horror stories about this place and I, accept both. My two cents is that the place does have some really bad apples who are damaging the reputation of the hospital, but there are also some wonderful people who go out of their way to ensure that you are taken good care of. But one thing is certain, the hospital has seen some major improvements, and I am sure that changing times would bring in good tidings for the hospital.
 
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Dickman

New Member
My daughter had gone into early labor and started losing a lot of blood. Given the gravity of the situation, we rushed her into Jamaica Hospital despite hearing bad things about it. In the labor and delivery department, Dr. Wong acted pretty fast, and his quick action resulted in saving the lives of both the child and the mother. The entire staff was amazing and went beyond their call of duty and ensured both the mother and child were taken good care of.

PS: The department does need some heavy duty cleaning…it reeks.
 
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ErectileReptile

New Member
I have heard many horror stories about Jamaica Hospital, but I have never experienced them; maybe I am lucky. I have been to Jamaica Hospital many times, and I have always got the best treatment from the hospital staff. My daughters and daughter-in-law had their babies here, and all of them were treated very well...A BIG THANK YOU to everyone at Jamaica Hospital for the care and kindness shown to our family!!!! God bless.
 
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Heisenberg

New Member
This is the worst hospital ever; especially the emergency department. The departments are manned by some of the most idiotic people that I have come across in my life. They are very rude and highly unprofessional. I had gone there because of excruciating pain in my abdomen. I could feel a bulge and knew my hernia was acting up. Despite my pain, the staff was busy in their work which did not have anything to do with taking care of the patients. My son asked a nurse how long we have to wait before the doctor would come and see us and the reply was “if he has waited this long, I am sure he can wait for some more time.” It is good that my son does not get angry very easily and I was doubling up in pain. Otherwise, she would have got a beating of a lifetime. They are a big disgrace to the medical community on the whole. These rude and unprofessional people should be fired immediately.
 
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Fedora

New Member
My family visits Jamaica hospital for all our healthcare needs. In fact, I was born here, and I think I have come out fine. I recently visited the hospital with a badly sprained back, and the staff took very good care of me in a timely manner. I believe the Jamaica ER attracts a lot of physically injured patients and this makes it very difficult for the staff to move to the next patient quickly. Whatever others might say, for my family and me Jamaica Hospital is the best.
 
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