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HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

  • Date Updated:  January 31, 2024
  • Address:  2041 GEORGIA AVE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20060
  • Phone:  (202) 745-6100
  • Type:  Acute Care Hospitals
  • Ownership:  Voluntary non-profit - Other
  • Overall Rating:  
  • Perc. Patients Recommending:   47%

  About HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL is a Acute Care Hospitals. It is in WASHINGTON, DC. Its type of ownership is Voluntary non-profit - Other. The facility's Medicare ID is 90003. It DOES NOT provide emergency services. There are 170 medical professionals and 55 doctor groups affiliated with the hospital. On average at HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, emergency patients were charged $24,470. This is lower than the state average of $27,029. It is also lower than the national average of $25,828.

Patient Survey Results

Below is information compiled by CMS on the percentage of patients who respond to specific treatments and a comparison of the results for HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL to the national results for similar facilities.

Survey Question Response
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well 63 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 17 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well 20 %
Nurse communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Nurse communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 72 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 12 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 16 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" listened carefully to them 59 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 19 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" listened carefully to them 22 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 58 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 21 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 21 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well 73 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 13 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well 14 %
Doctor communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Doctor communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 81 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 10 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 9 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" listened carefully to them 70 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 12 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" listened carefully to them 18 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 68 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 16 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 16 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted 41 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted 31 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted 28 %
Staff responsiveness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Staff responsiveness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 35 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 35 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 30 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 48 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 27 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 25 %
Patients who reported that staff "Always" explained about medicines before giving it to them 48 %
Patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them 35 %
Patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them 17 %
Communication about medicines - linear mean score Not Applicable
Communication about medicines - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" communicated what the medication was for 64 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated what the medication was for 18 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" communicated what the medication was for. 18 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" discussed possible side effects 33 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" discussed possible side effects 53 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" discussed possible side effects 14 %
Patients who reported that NO, they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home 24 %
Patients who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home 76 %
Discharge information - linear mean score Not Applicable
Discharge information - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that NO, they did not discuss whether they would need help after discharge 25 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did discuss whether they would need help after discharge 75 %
Patients who reported that NO, they did not receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 22 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 78 %
Patients who "Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 52 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 12 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 36 %
Care transition - linear mean score Not Applicable
Care transition - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who "Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 58 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 17 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 25 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 48 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 13 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 39 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 48 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 8 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 44 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean 54 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean 24 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean 22 %
Cleanliness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Cleanliness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night 55 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night 20 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night 25 %
Quietness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Quietness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 6 or lower on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 21 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 32 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 47 %
Overall hospital rating - linear mean score Not Applicable
Overall hospital rating - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported NO, they would probably not or definitely not recommend the hospital 20 %
Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital 47 %
Patients who reported YES, they would probably recommend the hospital 33 %
Recommend hospital - linear mean score Not Applicable
Recommend hospital - star rating Not Applicable
Summary star rating Not Applicable

Cost of HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, Compare to National and State Averages

Understanding how much a hospital is going to cost is extremely difficult. Hospitals themselves actively obscure what they charge and have negotiated different rates with different insurers. Then you have the problem of the wide variety of treatments which the HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL provides.

To provide some standard metric to compare hospital costs, CMS publishes the MSPB (or "Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary"). Even though you may not be on Medicare, this metric may still be useful. The MSPB is expressed as a percentage compared to the national average for costs that Medicare incurs. A percentage higher than 100% means the hospital charges more than the national average while a percentage less than 100% means the hospital charges less than the national average.

MSPB for HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: Not Available

Detailed table for spending and period for patients at HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL:

Type Amount
Home Health Agency (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $12
Hospice (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $0
Inpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $55
Outpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $70
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $16
Durable Medical Equipment (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $6
Carrier (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $631
Home Health Agency (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Hospice (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Inpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $10,674
Outpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Skilled Nursing Facility (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Durable Medical Equipment (During Index Hospital Admission) $8
Carrier (During Index Hospital Admission) $981
Home Health Agency (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $163
Hospice (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $44
Inpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $4,342
Outpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $1,031
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $4,854
Durable Medical Equipment (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $70
Carrier (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $1,513
Total (Complete Episode) $24,470

Infection Rates at HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

These measures show how often patients at HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL contract certain infections during the course of their medical treatment, when compared to other hospitals nationally.

Infection Type Score / Compare to National Average
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 0.77 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 2.53 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection: Number of Device Days 7,104.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 7.55 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 11.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards) 1.46 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 0.38 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 1.93 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Number of Urinary Catheter Days 5,000.00 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 6.48 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 6.00 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards) 0.93 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Lower Confidence Limit -- / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Upper Confidence Limit 2.79 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Number of Procedures 38.00 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Predicted Cases 1.07 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Observed Cases 0.00 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery 0.00 / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Number of Procedures 23.00 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Predicted Cases 0.20 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Observed Cases 0.00 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Lower Confidence Limit 0.22 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Upper Confidence Limit 2.30 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Patient Days 49,813.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Predicted Cases 3.55 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Observed Cases 3.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia 0.84 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Lower Confidence Limit 0.33 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Upper Confidence Limit 0.88 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Patient Days 44,987.00 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Predicted Cases 28.89 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Observed Cases 16.00 / Better
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) 0.55 / Better

How HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Compares to Other Similar Facilities

This is how HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL compares to other similar hospitals nationally based on data provided to CMS.

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Percentages of Complications and Deaths at HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Measure Score Compared to National Rates
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for heart attack patients 11.3% SAME
Death rate for CABG surgery patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for COPD patients 6.4% SAME
Death rate for heart failure patients 10% SAME
Death rate for pneumonia patients 14.9% SAME
Death rate for stroke patients 13.1% SAME
Pressure ulcer rate 3.87% Worse
Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications 164.39% SAME
Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate 0.22% SAME
In-hospital fall with hip fracture rate 0.09% SAME
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate 3.12% SAME
Postoperative acute kidney injury requiring dialysis rate 1.42% SAME
Postoperative respiratory failure rate 8.98% SAME
Perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate 3.96% SAME
Postoperative sepsis rate 6.26% SAME
Postoperative wound dehiscence rate 1.91% SAME
Abdominopelvic accidental puncture or laceration rate 1.89% SAME
CMS Medicare PSI 90: Patient safety and adverse events composite 1.95% Worse

Skilled Nursing Facilities Near HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Many hospital patients are not ready to return home after a hospital visit. If recovery is going to be protracted, doctors will often advise that the patients recuperate at a skilled nursing facility. Below is a list of the skilled nursing homes near HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ranked by their CMS 5-Star Overall Rating.

Facility Name Overall Rating
Ashby Ponds Inc 5:
Sterling Care Rockville Nursing 5:
Lorien Health Systems - Columbia 5:
Maplewood Park Place 5:
Sacred Heart Home Inc 5:
Hebrew Home of Greater Washington 5:
Riderwood Village 5:
St. Elizabeth Rehab. and Nsg. Ce 5:
Future Care Capital Region 5:
St. Joseph's Nursing Home 5:
Friends Nursing Home 5:
Greenspring Village 5:
Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 5:
August Healthcare at Iliff 5:
Lorien Nursing and Rehab Ctr - Elkridge 5:
Sibley Mem Hosp Renaissance 5:
Wilson Health Care Center 5:
Complete Care at Springbrook 5:
Goodwin House Alexandria 5:
Ingleside at King Farm 5:
The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility 5:
Belvoir Woods Health Care Center at The Fairfax 5:
Forest Hills of Dc 5:
Waldorf Center 5:
Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome 5:
Jeanne Jugan Residence 5:
Bedford Court Healthcare Cent. 5:
Montcare at Potomac 5:
Montgomery Village Care Center 5:
Arleigh Burke Pavilion 5:
The Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant 5:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crofton 5:
Tuckerman Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 5:
Johnson Cntr/falcons Landing 5:
Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads 5:
Villa Rosa Nursing and Rehabilitation, LLC 5:
Sterling Care Hillhaven 5:
Residences at Vantage Point 5:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chevy Chase 4:
Largo Nursing and Rehabiliation Center 4:
Brooke Grove Rehab. and Nsg Ctr 4:
The Jefferson 4:
Montcare at Bethesda 4:
Marley Neck Health and Rehabilitation Center 4:
Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home 4:
Montcare at Wheaton 4:
Potomac Valley Rehabilitation and Healthcare 4:
Little Sisters of The Poor 4:
Forestville Healthcare Center 4:
Ascension Living Carroll Manor 4:
Roland Park Place 4:
Future Care Pineview 4:
Larkin Chase Center 4:
Birmingham Green 4:
Ingleside at Rock Creek 4:
Ginger Cove 4:
Layhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 4:
Knollwood Hsc 4:
Doctors Community Rehabilitation and Patient Care 4:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Oak Manor 4:
Sligo Creek Healthcare 4:
Regency Care of Silver Spring, LLC 3:
Althea Woodland Nursing Home 3:
Sterling Care Bethesda 3:
Belmont Bay Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 3:
Alexandria Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 3:
Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center LLC 3:
Westminster at Lake Ridge 3:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Bradford Oaks 3:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Waugh Chapel 3:
Annandale Healthcare Center 3:
Dulles Health and Rehab Center 3:
Complete Care at Wheaton 3:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Silver Spring 3:
The Village at Rockville 3:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Cherry Lane 3:
Future Care Canton Harbor 3:
Hammonds Lane Center 3:
Inspire Rehabilitation and Health Center LLC 3:
Crescent Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 3:
The Virginian 3:
George Washington Health and Rehabilitation 2:
August Healthcare at Leewood 2:
Carriage Hill Bethesda 2:
Bridgepoint Subacute and Rehab Capitol Hill 2:
Mount Vernon Healthcare Center 2:
Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation Center 2:
Deanwood Rehabilitation and Wellness Center 2:
Potomac Falls Health and Rehab Center 2:
Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 2:
Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center LLC 2:
Washington Ctr For Aging Svcs 2:
Fairland Center 2:
Restore Health Rehabilitation Center 2:
Clinton Healthcare Center 2:
South River Healthcare Center 2:
Complete Care at Severna Park LLC 2:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Patuxent River 2:
Collingswood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 2:
Bel Pre Healthcare Center 2:

Medical Groups Affiliated with HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

There are 170 doctors and 55 medical groups that are affiliated with HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.

Affiliated Doctor Groups


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