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PC Admin

PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for The Brooklyn Hospital Center located in 121 DEKALB AVENUE - Brooklyn, 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
330056
Address
121 DEKALB AVENUE
City
BROOKLYN
State
NY
ZIP Code
11201
County
KINGS
Phone Number
7182508000
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
46 minutes
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
2%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
Not Available
Median time to Pain Med in Emergency Dept
72 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
590 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
2.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
1.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
2.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
1.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
52%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
16%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
12.7%
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 (%)
12.7%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
7.3%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
19%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
2.3%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
9.62
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
5.07
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
6.1
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
1.26
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
1.36
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.24
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National 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
2.2
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
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
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission After Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Overall Unplanned Readmission Rate
Significantly worse 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 greater than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
finagle

finagle

New Member
My review about the Brooklyn hospital center is somewhere in between; I’d say a 3-star rating. My wife was admitted into this hospital as an outpatient for 2 days. I had to go to work but had someone with her at all times, and she was doing well on the morning she was supposed to get discharged. When I came back from work to pick her up and hopefully go back home with her, she was experiencing a large amount of discomfort.

I asked her what happened and she said her stomach felt very weird and she felt nauseated. She had just recovered from food poisoning, so the nurse said that it was natural to feel weird after a stomach pump and said she was still safe to leave the hospital. After sometime she started vomiting and I freaked out. The doctor was not in the hospital at the time, so I had no choice but to go back to the head nurse, who had earlier told me she was clear to leave. She seemed annoyed to see my face again even though I was clearly desperate.

I told her that my wife was throwing up a lot and she scoffed and said that it was a side effect of the numbing agent. I was agitated by her response and decided I’d take my wife back home, and that I could take better care of her than the medical staff. Thankfully as we were leaving, we ran into our doctor, Dr. Randall who saw us and smiled instantly. He saw my wife’s face and knew at that instant that something was wrong and asked the staff to get a wheelchair to escort her out. He also gave me his personal cell and asked me to call him if her condition worsened through the night.

I am very happy that doctors like him exist in this medical center, without which I wouldn’t have been able to keep my cool, especially since medical staff in general are supposed to be considerate of ailing patients. They really do give a bad name to the center, which in effect, affects the reputation of some really good, stand-up doctors such as Dr. Randall.
 
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max

New Member
I had to be taken into the ER for my broken knee and the EMT said Brooklyn Hospital Center was ideal since it was close by. But one thing you definitely don’t want to experience when you’re rushed into the ER, especially with a broken leg is a resident tend to you. Granted that the physician kept circling him to check up on him, I did not feel like I was in good hands at all. First of all, he was extremely alarmed and nervous by my condition, almost like he had never seen a broken knee before. Like what?
 
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michelle

New Member
I was glad that even though I was dissatisfied with the medical employees’ attitude, the CEO himself made a visit (Gary Terrinoni) and asked me what they could do to improve my stay.
 
busybody

busybody

New Member
I had the best experience at the Brooklyn hospital center. Was really nervous about my surgery but had the most amazing surgeon assigned to me. He was so funny and helped me stay distracted from my pain. I can now walk comfortably only a few weeks past surgery too.
 
Ghost1300

Ghost1300

New Member
One thing that impressed me about this hospital was that it was very well maintained. Not saying that it was super clean or anything, but a lot of things I was expecting (negatives) didn’t happen. I was taken in for labor as I was almost fully dilated and the ward was pretty silent. Something you certainly do not expect from a maternity ward. I’d assumed that all the doors were sound proof, because that seemed like the only logical explanation.

Either way, I had to wait for 40 minutes before getting a room for myself, apparently it was a pretty busy day in the maternity ward. The nurses weren’t particularly sympathetic to my pain but they did check up on me every now and then. They’d literally just tell me to walk around and get off my back and then disappear. Then, reappear in 15 minutes. The delivery was pretty smooth though
 
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