Low Cost Multicare Tacoma General Hospital WA (Complication Rates) & Reviews

PC Admin

PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Multicare Tacoma General Hospital located in 315 Martin Luther King Jr Way - Tacoma, WA. 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
500129
Address
315 Martin Luther King Jr Way
City
TACOMA
State
WA
ZIP Code
98405
County
PIERCE
Phone Number
2534031000
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Voluntary non-profit - Private
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
13 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
355 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
3.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
58%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
8%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
14.2%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
11.8%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
3.2%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
15.5%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
8.5%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the 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 (%)
2.9%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
15.50
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
4.40
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
7.41
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
0.62
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
1.67
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.92
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
180.21
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
0.38
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.28
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
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 better 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
Significantly lesser than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
BELK

BELK

New Member
Tacoma general deserves a high five. A hospital where the word “team work” applies to and you can see it in the way they work. There is no ego between different hierarchies, you will see nurses hanging out with janitors. And there’s something comforting about that. I came to Tacoma General to visit my sister who was taken in because she’d broken her leg. She studies in UPS and thankfully she had a lot of friends to take her to the hospital. By the time I came here I was frazzled and so finding the room was a little hard. But I took directions from staff members all the way and they were very helpful. One doctor was on the verge of walking me to her room but she got paged mid way. Who knew people still use pagers.
 
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aryn

New Member
An old wound of mine opened up again and blood was everywhere. Ran to er at Tacoma cuz it’s close. Waited for 2 hours 50 minutes no lies at the er just to get it stitched up. Then an extra 2 hours in the exam room even though they left saying, “the doc will be right in” . Yeah right. Unbelievable how little they value us and our time.
 
Darby

Darby

New Member
Hands down the worst hospital I’ve seen in my life if you value your life if you value your children’s life you will not go here. I’ve only been to the er and labor ward at Tacoma General but let me tell you they were both horrific experiences. Ones that I will have nightmares about for years. Was thinking of not sharing it with others but when I heard that other people were reading fake reviews and coming here and then finding out how bad it was I thought I owed it to everyone reading this.. and I do.

The gist of it is this: if you have any emergency don’t bother coming here. the so called emergency room doesn’t happen to be the place to come to because they are booked up 24x7. They have no free rooms like ever, I’ve come to the er thrice now, twice with my 4 year old son and they were so rude. More than that it was their arrogance that got to me. The fact that they knew we can’t do anything but wait. No matter how long the wait. And for someone to wait for 3 hours or so in a waiting room while your sick child cries into your lap is NOT OKAY. The fact that they don’t even make exceptions for little children is just beyond me.

Forget exceptions. Let’s talk about the actual L&D department at Tacoma General. My first born was born here 5 years ago and it was the worst 45 hours of my life. From the time I got here all the way to the discharge I felt like I was being held hostage. The kind of environment that you’re in, the energy around you plays a big factor in how you feel and respond to certain things. I was snippy all the time BECAUSE of the horrible energy I was exposed to. Nurses and doctors just flooding in whenever they want, absolutely no privacy, the dirty bathrooms. I tell you this is just a handful of things that got my goat.

Another wild misconception: that the NICU is amazing. I don’t know who spread that rumor but it is the weirdest, most unsafe place you can drop off your child. The babies are left unattended and Iwatched this video of a nurse actually dropping a baby!!!! This was after we got discharged so lord knows if that happened with my child I would’ve killed them. They sometimes leave you with the baby and in case of an emergency like if the baby isn’t breathing you won’t find them. They’d have fled the scene… very unreliable hospital.
 
StreamTeam

StreamTeam

New Member
This hospital deserves a major bitch slap.But I think a 0 star rating should do the trick.My poor poor wife bless her heart has had so many health issues this past year. She is a lupus patient and on top of that she has dealt with a lot of internal bleeding but dealt with it like a boss.Even though the hospital was no help. I didn’t even know until the last time I went there. Nurses had nasty attitudes and would never respond.Doctors would hardly show but when they did they’d get annoyed easily if you kept them from something. I mean who else do you talk to?
 
breana

breana

New Member
TG will always hold a special place in my heart becaue this is where I delivered Sandy, my first child back in high school. I remember how scary it was back then what with all the judgement I got from everywhere else. The one palce I could always count on not judging me was TG hospital and Dr. Sandra.
 
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