Top Heart Hospital High Cost Via Christi Hospital (Wichita, KS) Complication Rates & Reviews

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PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Via Christi Hospital located in 929 NORTH ST FRANCIS STREET - Wichita, KS. 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
170122
Address
929 NORTH ST FRANCIS STREET
City
WICHITA
State
KS
ZIP Code
67214
County
SEDGWICK
Phone Number
3162685000
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Avg time patients spent in emergency dept before seen by a Medical Professional
30 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
70 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
253 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
7%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
13.3%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
13.2%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
2.5%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
16.7%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
8.7%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
18.4%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
3.1%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
4.28
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
3.99
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
6.2
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
1.07
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
1.05
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.57
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
187.61
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
0.22
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.4
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
Significantly greater 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
Significantly greater than the National Average
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devin

New Member
I got my mother-in-law to Via Christi for surgery on her left hand. This happened on a Saturday, and my MIL was in such a pain that I did not want to delay her treatment. The Via Christi took her in and got a surgeon from another place to do the surgery. Highly impressed by the hospital. The premise itself is very neat and clean. The staff is very friendly and very caring. The only thing that intrigues me is the presence of a church in the middle…no complaints but do feel it obstructs the free flow. The hospital also does have a good cafeteria that sells palatable food. Not restaurant style, but still edible. The gift shop is also well stocked. The only issue is the entrance. It reeks of mold. One has to hold their breath while entering the hospital, but once inside it is all good. Parking can be a bit tricky thing. Good luck.
 
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kather

New Member
Went on a Thursday to get some bloodwork done. No issues with scheduling. In fact, it was a breeze. The hospital was clean, and the staff took good care of me; except for one nurse who struggled in finding a vein. She jabbed the needle four times; she got successful the fifth time. It left my left hand bruised. If one can overlook it, then the whole experience was good. Oh, they also have a nice cafeteria. I drowned all the sorrow of a bruised hand with some good hearty food.
 
jacinda

jacinda

New Member
Never visit the ER of Via Christi. They SUCK!!! I was in terrible pain a few days back and went to the ER seeking some help. I went in and reported that I was having a 10/10 pain. That raised red flags amongst the staff. They immediately declared that I was an addict and had come in seeking drugs. A doctor enters my room and very angrily asked me why the hell was I there. Well, for starters, seeking treatment for pain. Annoyed by the rude behavior, I asked for another doctor and this a*&()%e indicates to me it’s either him or nobody...I guess they profiled me just looking at the pain score and not actually diagnosing me. Lesson well learned, avoid Via Christi at all cost! These idiots do not know how to treat people. No wonder so many people are dissing this shithole across forums.
 
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Health Show

New Member
It seems that Via Christi has appointed quacks on its rolls. These quacks have no idea on how to treat people. It took these idiots nearly a week to diagnose my husband as having a twisted bowel. Dumbos, it was what we were saying all this time. The hospital sorely lacks communication between nurses and doctors... The nurses were telling us that they were still investigating while the doctors told that it had to do something with his stomach. OH, is it…never thought that a person who holds his stomach in pain would have stomach issues? They finally ordered an x-ray and later on a CT scan to determine the cause. They ordered surgery. We asked for time to think about it. We would get surgery, but not at this hospital.
 
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drove

New Member
The discharge planners appointed by Via Christi are excellent and go beyond the call of duty to help the patients who are getting discharged. They are very patient and thorough. The medical staff is also great. They are helpful and highly knowledgeable. But this review is not about them; this review is about a respiratory therapist. I had gone there with some trach issues, and a therapist educated me in great detail about trach care as well as the supplies. She gave me a patient hearing. She was definitely very compassionate and dedicated about her work. Thankful to the establishment for employing such a wonderful and dedicated professional.
 
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