Northwest Medical Center Tucson AZ (Complication Rates) & Reviews

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PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Northwest Medical Center located in 6200 NORTH LA CHOLLA BOULEVARD - Tucson, AZ. 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
030085
Address
6200 NORTH LA CHOLLA BOULEVARD
City
TUCSON
State
AZ
ZIP Code
85741
County
PIMA
Phone Number
5204698100
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Proprietary
Emergency Department Volume
high
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
1%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
4 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
279 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
2.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
62%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
12%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
16%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
15.9%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
3.8%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
16.1%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
11.3%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
18.7%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
2.4%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
7.41
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
3.32
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
2.50
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
0.64
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
1.09
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.56
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
190.50
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
0.21
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.80
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections National Comparison
No Different 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
Significantly better 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
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
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
Significantly lesser than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Significantly greater than the National Average
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MaRsHmAlLoWhOnEy

New Member
Idiots, you numb the area before lancing a boil. That is common sense, but I guess the nurses working in Northwest Medical Center might not have heard about it.

I had an infected boil on my earlobe which had grown in size and had a white top. I see the doctor, who says it should be lanced lest it becomes more infected and causes some other problem. I said, okay. The next thing I know, the RN comes and pokes the boil with a needle and starts squeezing. She forgot one thing—TO NUMB THE AREA. While the initial poke and squeezing were bearable, she was not satisfied with the poke and brought a lancet and made a hole and started draining out the boil. She forgot that she had not numbed and looked very puzzled when I was howling with pain.

The doctor did not believe that I was not numbed and refused to give pain meds. I had to visit another hospital for pain meds.

Incredible!!! I am not going to set my foot here again. Who knows they might end up doing an open heart surgery without sedating me….
 
28joash

28joash

New Member
I cannot understand these guys. They make a mistake and then try to blame me for that mistake.

I visited the hospital way back in April 2018 and was treated very well by the doctors and nurses. I did not receive any bill and thought that the insurance might have taken care of it. I kept aside some money for six months, but since I did not get a bill even after November, I forgot about the whole thing. Yesterday, I got a call from the collection agency that my bill is pending. I was surprised and asked the date of the bill. They gave me the date, which was when I last visited the hospital. I call up the hospital, and they do not have any shame in saying that there was a problem with their system and it did not generate bill during that day, it was generated a few days later. Since they did not get any payment for more than a year, they sent it to collections…

WOW!!!! Your system does not generate a bill, you do not intimate me about the problems and then blindside me with collections…never saw that one coming. I have no hesitation in paying what is genuinely due, but basic courtesy expected them to at least intimate me. But I guess it would be asking too much.
 
honey monkey

honey monkey

New Member
Amazing hospital experience! I reach the ER, and I am taken in almost immediately. The paperwork is done quickly, and I am taken back to the room after a reasonable wait time of 30 minutes. The nurses and doctor took excellent care of me and gave me med to address my present situation. Definitely going back
 
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Kathy

New Member
The nurses who treated me while I was in the hospital due to a cardiac event were the best. They were very friendly, engaged in meaningful conversations, and are very knowledgeable. They were sweet and caring, very professional, and so respectful. Took real good care of me. The doctors and the facility itself were also excellent. Super efficient!
 
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Jersey

New Member
Went to Northwest Hospital a few days back. They immediately addressed my issues. They were cautious, explained what was going on, and how to treat the problem at hand. I have been to various hospitals and have endured unbelievable wait times. This visit, however, did not keep me waiting. There was a minor delay in getting reports, but it was my mistake. Would definitely consider coming back.
 
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iden

New Member
My parents have been in and out of this hospital so many times. Dad is 85, and mom is 80. They have their typical issues with age. They have always sought care at Northwest Medical Center. They have always been treated with care and genuine respect. The nurses crack jokes with them; they call doctors by the first name, etc. They have never been disappointed with their care till now, and I pray it stays the same in the coming days
 
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