PC Admin

PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for University Of Washington Medical Center located in 1959 Ne Pacific St - Seattle, WA. 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
500008
Address
1959 Ne Pacific St
City
SEATTLE
State
WA
ZIP Code
98195
County
KING
Phone Number
2065983300
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Government - State
Emergency Department Volume
medium
Avg time patients spent in emergency dept before seen by a Medical Professional
23 minutes
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
2%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
19 minutes
Median time to Pain Med in Emergency Dept
51 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
396 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
5.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
4.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
4.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
66%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
4%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
13.4%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
10.8%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
2.2%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
13.4%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
7.7%
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
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
2.8%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
4.77
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
2.87
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
6.28
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
1.01
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
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.42
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
146.87
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
1.84
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 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
Significantly greater 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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Rusty

New Member
My wife delivered our child at the University of Washington (UW) hospital in March of 2016. It was a terrible experience. My wife had some unforeseen complications due to which her local OB/GYN suggested shifting care to UW Hospital since it had specialized care. This was when she was 35 weeks pregnant. We went to the UW, and the OB doctor (can’t recall her name) and staff were just outstanding. She discussed everything, and it was decided that Marie would be induced at 38 weeks. The date was fixed for last week of March or first week of April.

We came at last week of March and Marie was admitted. Then we saw the most amazing spectacle… nurses are fighting in front of us for being in-charge of cardiac monitor. Seriously, guys?? You idiots had nearly 15 to 20 days to work it out. Once that was sorted, the delivery went without a hitch thanks to the amazing nursing team in labor and delivery. They were great. But the same cannot be said about the nursing team in mother/baby. There was this nurse who diagnosed that my daughter was suffering from low blood sugar, why – because she was shivering…this was only when she was naked…did the thought of her feeling cold cross this idiot’s mind? Oh, she also decided that Marie did not need the monitor…the main purpose of her getting admitted here. Must say that this was a very terrible experience. Utterly incompetent. Never would we visit this hospital for delivering a baby here, nor would I recommend anyone to this hospital.
 
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PSYCHE

New Member
Ria, my wife, had gone to the University of Washington hospital after suffering from a month of shoulder pain. Nothing seemed to relieve her…painkillers, ice, and cold massage nothing…it was not very severe pain, but severe enough to warrant an appointment. The doctor was able to diagnose a fracture that she was carrying on for a month, which was amazing. They operated her and thanks to the wonderful care; she has recovered fully.

So, whatever be the injury or pain, if you live in the Washington area or its peripheries, then do not think, just head over to the University of Washington Hospital. Trust me, you would be in good hands.
 
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darelle4

New Member
I am writing this review as a visitor to the hospital and reviewing what I saw. I was standing near the elevators waiting for a friend to arrive. While standing there, I saw a person in an electric wheelchair trying to mount the elevator. However, she was pushed aside, and the employees entered the elevator and closed the door. The poor girl was undeterred and tried to enter another elevator. Here the employees were exiting and after exiting, again closed to doors. I could not stand it anymore and went ahead and blocked one elevator entrance and allowed her inside and went with her to drop her at her designated floor.

The University of Washington Hospital may be very good, but the employees who work there are bigots and disgusting. I would not encourage anybody to come and get treated here.
 
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mjervey

New Member
UW Hospital is wonderful…not because of its facilities or nurses etc…but because of its doctors. These people are willing to listen to you. I had a kind of pulling sensation in my right hand from elbow below. Wherever I went, I was told that I would need scans and surgery….nobody listened to me. When the pain became unbearable, I visited the UW hospital ER where I was seen by a wonderful doctor. We talked about the origin of the problem, and he advised to avoid lifting things for some days and massage the area… It worked, and I was relieved of the pain in a week. Thanks a lot of UW for employing such wonderful doctors!
 
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Dick

New Member
I am writing this review particularly for the UW Maternity and Infant Care Clinic, as well as the Labor and Delivery Unit. We were visiting a family, and my niece who was heavily pregnant told us that she was not able to feel the child move for two to three days. Concerned, we called her OB/GYN who suggested visiting UW to ensure that everything was alright. We went to the UW ER who transferred our care to the Clinic where we were treated by a wonderful staff. What was stressful in the beginning, turned out to be a minor issue which was rectified immediately. By the end of the visit, my niece was able to feel the child again. It is a shame that we would not be able to deliver her child here, at least we could have been assured that we are in safe hands.
 
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stephan59

New Member
Working as a travel nurse, I get to visit various hospitals. However, I must admit this is the best hospital that I have worked for. The way the hospital is run, no wonder it gets magnet status each time. Everything is top notch in here. In fact, I do not have words to describe this place.

Most of the times, in fact almost 95% of time reviews are from the eyes of the patients or their relatives, and they are mostly negative. But nobody thinks about the staff and how much pressure they have to cope when working in a hospital setting. Any small mistake can lead to a very dangerous situation. But the management at UW takes wonderful care of its employees, and overall the patient satisfaction is very good. Yes, there will be few mistakes because no hospital is perfect and after all, we are all humans, and one cannot predict how things would go on a particular day. But the staff at UW manages to save the day for us always.

I have only one request to make – please ask the cafeteria to keep open till late hours. Most of the time, we have to go hungry if we are stuck with a particular patient. This is also the case with patients and those who come with them.
 
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hateproblems

New Member
I have visited the University of Washington ER quite a few times, and every time I have been treated well, except for this time. I visited the ER for getting some bloodwork done. While the blood tests were conducted within quick time, I had to wait for the results for a long time. The doctor did not seem to care about symptoms, when in fact my PCP had sent me here since he felt it was something serious. I tried asking them numerous times about the results and every time, I got the stock answer – will check and let you know. Nobody ever came back. Finally, after waiting for six hours, I got the results. Luckily, everything was clear.

This experience has left a very bad taste in the mouth. Whether you have a minor problem or nearing your last breath, it does not matter to these idiots. I do not think that I would be coming back to this place after such a harrowing experience.
 
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