High Cost Waukesha Memorial Hospital Wisconsin (Complication Rates) & Reviews

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PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Waukesha Memorial Hospital located in 725 AMERICAN AVE - Waukesha, WI. 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
520008
Address
725 AMERICAN AVE
City
WAUKESHA
State
WI
ZIP Code
53188
County
WAUKESHA
Phone Number
2629281000
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 (%)
0%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
Not Available
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
234 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
3.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
2.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
4.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
62%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
7%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
14%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
13.1%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
3.4%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
14.9%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
8.6%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
15.7%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Somewhat better than 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
3.86
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
3.15
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
3.92
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
1.14
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
1.37
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.06
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
136.29
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
0.29
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.50
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
Surgical Site Infections With Colon Surgery National Comparison
Significantly netter than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Abdominal Hysterectomy
No Different than the National Rate
Hospital Acquired Central Line Blood Infection 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 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
Significantly better 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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Natanael

New Member
Kind, patient, optimistic, and ever ready to help staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
My kid sister met with a horrible bike accident and we were scared she died on the spot.
She was in the ICU for more then 5 days.
But she recovered.
Of course nothing would’ve been possible if not for the great help of the er, surgical, nursing staff and the doctors who were very gentle nd sweet to her.
 
Joshlynn20

Joshlynn20

New Member
It’s amazing how people still go to this hospital considering the service is snail paced. Doesn’t matter if you’re on the verge of death or have a common cold, the er is not accountable for you and honestly doesn’t care about you. So long as they get your cheque.. ugh.
 
Zahid

Zahid

New Member
So many red flags for Waukesha I don’t think I could fit this review in one page. The list is endless so my advice would be to go anywhere else but Waukesha hospital. Only been here once and I couldn’t find one thing about it that I liked. Maybe that one of the nurses was kind to me everyone else were a-grade a-holes.
  • They were very uncoordinated. What was initially assumed to be an issue with my gall bladder in less than an hour became an issue with my kidneys and then later he told me to “scratch that, it was the gall bladder all along”. I was beyond shocked by this response.. a doctor who changes his mind like a girl changes her clothes.. you just know there’s something shady about that. The weird part is that he is a very experienced doctor though but one of the nurses told me that he was dealing with a personal crisis also so cut him some slack. But that has nothing to do with his professional life and honestly if I am “cutting him slack” what good does that do to me? It’s my health after all.. aint nobody else gonna be looking out for me.
  • Very dirty. Each time I was shifted to whichever room to perform whatever test the bed spread that I’d be sitting on would have blood stains. One of the caretakers told me that it was dried blood that couldn’t be taken out of the sheets. EEYOOW. It was so yucky, I asked her why they still had those sheets. She told me to take it up with administration or case handlers and left the room in a jiff. I didn’t even have anything to say to her anymore because I was just left dumbfounded. Wanted to leave the hospital as soon as I could so kept my mouth shut.
  • The nurses handling my IV were very rough with me. I have low blood pressure so whenever it comes to sticking an IV into my hand it gets challenging. But I’ve never been hurt by nurses trying to do that to me. Over here I did. They kept squeezing my hand as if that would help with the blood pressure or something but I cried out in pain twice. No use. They couldn’t care less.
Bunch’a A-holes that work at this shitty hospital.. never again.
 
Tayler

Tayler

New Member
Give the cardiovascular unit at Waukesha Memorial a 0 star rating. They are the reason that my mother is dead today and they claim it wasn’t their fault. They are trying to fight our law suit but hopefully we’ll get them. Our case is strong and we are living proof that my mother would’ve been alive if not for their misdiagnosis. At least own up to your mistakes!!!
 
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Ellyanna

New Member
The overnight doctors and nurses are the best. They will tell you stories about this hospital that no one else knows about. It is the best source of entertainment. I turned off my TV and was listening to two nurses talk about something. When they saw I was eavesdropping they weren’t rude or anything. They came up to me and started telling the whole story over even though I’d heard every word.

Basically they are the best hpspital staff I’ve seen literally ever. They have excellent bedside manners, be it a nurse or a doctor. This I hear they’ve been trained so good job, Waukesha. If you ever need to stay overnight and are scared about being in a hospital don’t worry because the staff here has got your back. It’ll help if you tell them you’re scared. One nurse stayed in my room the entire night because I was too scared to sleep .Adorable peeps.
 
prynce

prynce

New Member
Never have any issue when it comes to this hospital. Their service is always on point, people here are very friendly so you never have to worry about the service going down. They are equally competent at their jobs. If you make an appointment you never have to wait.
 
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remmington3

New Member
The only issue is getting here. The streets of Waukesha are super confusing and my daughter- bless her sweet soul- had a surgical procedure to get done at the break of dawn. Odd timing but it was the only time slot available over the next month so we booked it. We reached 15 minutes late but finally found our way. My daughter got her surgery done, all went fine and she is currently recovering from it. Surgeon said she did a great job.. I think they did an even better job at keeping my little cookie alive. So thankful
 
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