PC Admin

PC Admin

Administrator
Staff member
Dedicated resource for St Luke’S University Hospital located in 801 OSTRUM STREET - Bethlehem, PA. 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
390049
Address
801 OSTRUM STREET
City
BETHLEHEM
State
PA
ZIP Code
18015
County
NORTHAMPTON
Phone Number
6109544000
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 (%)
2%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
Not Available
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
297 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
4.00 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 (%)
65%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
6%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
12.8%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
10.7%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
1.9%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
13.3%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
7.4%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
14.1%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
3.5%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.93
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate National Comparison
Significantly better 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
1.88
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
Significantly better than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
4.20
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
0.50
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
0.83
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.80
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
151.16
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
0.20
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
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
Significantly less than the National Average
Average Cost For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
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Lorne

New Member
Wife had hernia surgery at St. Luke’s couple of days ago. Things went pretty well from the start till finish. They were on time, and the surgery was started at the appointed time, a rarity these days. Every member of the staff including the doctors, nurses and even nursing assistants had excellent bedside manners. We spent two days here and did not face any issue from either the hospital administration or the medical team. I highly recommend St. Lukes
 
BigGun

BigGun

New Member
My family has been regulars of St. Luke’s since my father shifted to this area nearly 80 years ago. I was born here 70 years ago. St. Luke's was our go-to hospital for everything and the staff over the years had treated us very well and with love and compassion. Things were going pretty smooth until the corporate era started. People and departments were made faceless, and the patients were not allowed the freedom they previously had in this hospital.

They could not meet doctors without an appointment. Everything started getting measured in terms of profit and nothing else. Things changed for the worse when they installed the automated phone system. These systems allow you to book appointments after 9:00 Am with the push of a button. Good if you know and can follow it quickly. Otherwise, you end up being put on hold which can last for many minutes.

Yesterday, I wanted to cancel my appointment that I took and called the hospital. I followed the instructions and canceled the appointment. Yesterday evening I got a message that both my wife’s and my booking have been canceled. I was not sure how it happened. It turns out that the genius who installed the systems decided to install a system where the push of a button would result in the cancellation of all the appointments. The only issue, my wife’s appointment was for a different doctor at a different location.

Today, I ended going to the hospital and get an appointment for my wife…

This is just a form of mental torture...completely despise it
 
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HotRod

New Member
Unfortunately, I was a guest at this hospital for four days because of a work accident. I worked as a firefighter/EMT and had a slip from the ladder, pretty nasty fall. The staff took good care of me and tended to all my wounds. The staff was even joking with me all to ensure that I do not feel the pain and do not get tensed. After four days of stay, I was discharged from this hospital.

As part of my job, I have visited many hospitals and seen worse conditions. When compared to those hospitals, this hospital has got its act together.
 
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FireGirl

New Member
My family has been a regular at St. Luke’s... outpatient labs, cardiology department, pulmonary department, and last but not the least, the ER – you name the department, and someone from my family would have visited it. Every time we have received good care. There were no major issues with either the staff or even the billing department. Though I would not like to visit any hospital, when in need of medical care, I know where I will head to.
 
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