Low Cost Sierra View Medical Center Porterville CA (Complications) & Reviews

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PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Sierra View Medical Center located in 465 W PUTNAM AVE - Porterville, CA. Contains reports of complication rates, 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
050261
Address
465 W PUTNAM AVE
City
PORTERVILLE
State
CA
ZIP Code
93257
County
TULARE
Phone Number
5597841110
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Department Volume
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
440 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
3.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
2.00 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 (%)
65%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
8%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
15.1%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
11.5%
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 (%)
14.3%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
12%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
19.1%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
2.7%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
8.16
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
3.76
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
5.44
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
0.91
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
2.17
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
3.20
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
186.81
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
0.28
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.57
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
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
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 less than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Significantly lesser than the National Average
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emelie

New Member
This is ridiculous…..These twits do not understand the meaning of the word “emergency.” I have been warming my bums in this shitty room for more than four hours with a bleeding arm and scrapes on the leg. There is no sign when I will be seen …oh wait, a migraine is more serious…sir, please come this way

Update: Waited for nearly two hours more before the doctor came and treated me. I would not recommend this shithole for any bloody damn thing!!!
 
Eryn

Eryn

New Member
I am delighted by the manner in which my sister was treated here.

We had to visit the Emergency Room a few nights back after my sister complained of severe pain in her appendix. A CT and ultrasound scan is done, and the doctor’ suspicions are confirmed. Annie is down with appendicitis. A surgeon is called in immediately, and surgery is set up.

Annie was scared with how quickly things went. She got extremely nervous. Annie was terrified and in tears. It was then I saw another and more humane side of the nurses and doctors. The nurses immediately ensured that all her concerns were addressed. The doctor and surgeon sat with her for a few minutes and talked with her...told her things that could be done once the appendix was removed.

The surgery went off very well. The aftercare was also fantastic! The staff was very patient with Annie and extremely kind. I am very pleased and happy with the way Annie was treated here. I would highly recommend this great hospital. Sierra View, thank you for taking very good care of Annie!
 
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heyyounotyouyou

New Member
My father suffered from what seemed like a stroke. We rushed him to the Sierra View ER as it was the nearest ER. The triage nurse checked him in very quickly and took him to a bed almost immediately. He was attended to by a caring and extremely efficient team. Labs and vitals were taken almost immediately. In midst of this chaos, an IV was also set up. It was a Friday afternoon, and the ER was overflowing, but still it seemed that entire staff was there taking care of my dad. Every ten minutes, somebody came and checked upon him.

The tests were run, and luckily, it was not a stroke. He was asked to stay overnight for observation. We have been to quite a few ERs in far lesser tense situations, yet the care that we got at this place was unbelievable. Thank you, folks for taking outstanding care of my father. A return visit won’t be so worrying
 
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Vera12

New Member
I was sent over on Thursday morning after I had an ultrasound where they found a blood clot in my leg. I was there nine hours. In the waiting room. Sitting. My daughter checked me in. Gave the nurse my information. Updated my pharmacy information. She watched the nurse change the pharmacy while she was talking to him. After nine hours and some blood tests. Early on. Before I was there an hour, I was "discharged." Given a prescription for a new medicine. When my daughter went to pick it up, it was not there. The change in pharmacy did not make it past the nurse's screen. It made extra work for my daughter and it's just plain sloppy work on the part of Sierra View.
 
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