Low Cost West Jefferson Hospital (Marrero, LA) Complication Rates & Reviews

PC Admin

PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for West Jefferson Hospital located in WEST JEFFERSON MEDICAL CENTER - Marrero, LA. 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
190039
Address
WEST JEFFERSON MEDICAL CENTER
City
MARRERO
State
LA
ZIP Code
70072
County
JEFFERSON
Phone Number
5043475511
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Department Volume
high
Avg time patients spent in emergency dept before seen by a Medical Professional
27 minutes
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
3%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
Not Available
Median time to Pain Med in Emergency Dept
48 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
364 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
3.00 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 (%)
67%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
8%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
13.1%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
12.8%
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 (%)
14.3%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
9.5%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
15.8%
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
9.41
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
3.07
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
4.46
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
0.76
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
1.1
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.26
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
168.74
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
0.24
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.64
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
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
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
Significantly less 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
Cherub

Cherub

New Member
I had gone to the West Jefferson Medical Center with a splitting headache and a severe neck pain. I was asked to wait for some time before a doctor would come and meet me. That “some time” stretched to six hours. The nurse who checked me in was making all the efforts to make me as comfortable as possible, but it was of little help. I was lucky; the lady next to me was waiting for nearly nine hours with a severe stomach ache. Finally, having had enough of this, I went to Oschner ER where despite there being six patients before me, I was in and out of the ER within an hour.

Not sure what is such an emergency in an ER that patients who come to get treated have to leave because they are not being seen.
 
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mina

New Member
I do not have any hesitation in saying that this is one of the best hospitals that is present in the West Bank.

Yes, there would be people who would point their fingers at many things, but then running a hospital is not a joke. You can have different experiences in a hospital which hosts many things, right from MD visits, doing surgeries, having babies, and even the cafeteria. I am happy that WJMC has been able to maintain their standards and rightfully claim the sobriquet of being the best hospital in the West Bank. My family and I are regulars to this wonderful hospital and have never, I repeat, never had any kind of bad experience till now.

We have come here for delivering our two kids as well as for other family members who delivered here, for blood works, specialist visits, and what not. We have enjoyed our time in the cafeteria also.

The thing that I liked about the hospital is that people are very friendly and seems to care for you genuinely. The neatness is par excellence, and the ER is always busy with streams and streams of patients coming in. In fact, we have to give a big salute to the wonderful team who handle the ER because, without them, this hospital won’t be what it is presently. Thank you, guys, for taking good care of us!
 
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melaniE

New Member
Came into West Jefferson Medical Center Emergency Room for bloodwork. While filling out relevant forms, I happened to glance at the trashcan which was placed behind the nurse. Of all things, the trashcan had a piece of cloth that was covered in blood. Now that put me off completely. How can one be so careless, that too in the ER? I was left wondering how many people would have seen this and how many would have gone back. As for me, I just told the nurse I am not comfortable in doing bloodwork at a hospital where there is no regard for sanitation.
 
Cali

Cali

New Member
A very dear friend of mine was diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma and had a surgery scheduled at West Jefferson Medical Center. The people who were in charge of her care handled the situation very well, a situation that would have unnerved many of us. They got a smile back on her face. They ensured that I was kept in the loop and thankfully, the surgery was a great success and the team was able to remove entire cancer from her body.

Another time I visited this hospital was when my father was brought here with advanced pancreatic cancer. I could say that I lived the hospital for nearly six months before my father finally succumbed to his illness. These two life-turning episodes have played a big role in helping me start trusting hospitals and the medical profession as a whole. The medical team gave their best in order to make sure that my dad was as comfortable as he can possibly be during his last times. You would always be in our prayers.
 
Astrid

Astrid

New Member
West Jefferson Medical Center is a major facility that is serving well the people living in the neighborhood. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. The ER staff is exceptional but the wait time is high. I have seen people leaving the ER due to exceptionally long wait times. I have been to far bigger hospitals and in those hospitals, the wait time is very less. I think WJMC would be doing a great service to its patrons if it can cut the ER time to least possible time. If you are able to overlook this fact, then the hospital is very good.
 
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