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ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

  • Date Updated: January 31, 2024
  • Address: 6655 ALVARADO ROAD, SAN DIEGO, CA 92120
  • Phone (619) 229-3172
  • Type Acute Care Hospitals
  • Ownership Proprietary
  • Overall Rating
  • Perc. Patients Recommending 50%
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  About ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER is a Acute Care Hospitals. It is in SAN DIEGO, CA. Its type of ownership is Proprietary. The facility's Medicare ID is 50757. It does provide emergency services. There are 49 medical professionals and 31 doctor groups affiliated with the hospital. On average at ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER, emergency patients were charged $30,252. This is higher than the state average of $26,501. It is also higher 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 ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER to the national results for similar facilities.

Survey Question Response
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well 62 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 14 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well 24 %
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 71 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 10 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 19 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" listened carefully to them 55 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 16 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" listened carefully to them 29 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 60 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 14 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 26 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well 66 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 14 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well 20 %
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 75 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 12 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 13 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" listened carefully to them 62 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 17 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" listened carefully to them 21 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 62 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 14 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 24 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted 42 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted 27 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted 31 %
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 36 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 34 %
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 21 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 31 %
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 32 %
Patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them 20 %
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 66 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated what the medication was for 19 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" communicated what the medication was for. 15 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" discussed possible side effects 31 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" discussed possible side effects 45 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" discussed possible side effects 24 %
Patients who reported that NO, they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home 23 %
Patients who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home 77 %
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 26 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did discuss whether they would need help after discharge 74 %
Patients who reported that NO, they did not receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 21 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 79 %
Patients who "Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 47 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 15 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 38 %
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 47 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 22 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 31 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 51 %
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 36 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 44 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 11 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 45 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean 62 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean 15 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean 23 %
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 35 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night 30 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night 35 %
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) 30 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 49 %
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 18 %
Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital 50 %
Patients who reported YES, they would probably recommend the hospital 32 %
Recommend hospital - linear mean score Not Applicable
Recommend hospital - star rating Not Applicable
Summary star rating Not Applicable

Cost of ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER, 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 ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER 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 ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER: Not Available

Detailed table for spending and period for patients at ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER:

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) $69
Outpatient (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $62
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $21
Durable Medical Equipment (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $8
Carrier (1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission) $770
Home Health Agency (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Hospice (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Inpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $11,444
Outpatient (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Skilled Nursing Facility (During Index Hospital Admission) $0
Durable Medical Equipment (During Index Hospital Admission) $14
Carrier (During Index Hospital Admission) $1,343
Home Health Agency (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $584
Hospice (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $163
Inpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $5,710
Outpatient (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $756
Skilled Nursing Facility (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $7,244
Durable Medical Equipment (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $171
Carrier (1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission) $1,882
Total (Complete Episode) $30,252

Infection Rates at ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

These measures show how often patients at ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER 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 1.28 / Worse
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 6.55 / Worse
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection: Number of Device Days 2,577.00 / Worse
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 1.91 / Worse
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 6.00 / Worse
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards) 3.15 / Worse
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 0.02 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 1.71 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Number of Urinary Catheter Days 3,594.00 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 2.89 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 1.00 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards) 0.35 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Number of Procedures 14.00 / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Predicted Cases 0.39 / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Observed Cases 0.00 / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery Not Available / Not Available
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 Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Predicted Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Observed Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Lower Confidence Limit 0.56 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Upper Confidence Limit 6.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Patient Days 22,772.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Predicted Cases 1.36 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Observed Cases 3.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia 2.21 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Lower Confidence Limit 0.66 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Upper Confidence Limit 2.06 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Patient Days 22,772.00 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Predicted Cases 9.89 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Observed Cases 12.00 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) 1.21 / Same

How ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER Compares to Other Similar Facilities

This is how ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER compares to other similar hospitals nationally based on data provided to CMS.

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Percentages of Complications and Deaths at ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

Measure Score Compared to National Rates
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients 3% SAME
Death rate for heart attack patients 12% SAME
Death rate for CABG surgery patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for COPD patients 10.9% SAME
Death rate for heart failure patients 9.2% SAME
Death rate for pneumonia patients 17.9% SAME
Death rate for stroke patients 13.2% SAME
Pressure ulcer rate 0.3% SAME
Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications NA Not Enough Data
Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate 0.21% SAME
In-hospital fall with hip fracture rate 0.09% SAME
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate 2.17% SAME
Postoperative acute kidney injury requiring dialysis rate 1.5% SAME
Postoperative respiratory failure rate 7.4% SAME
Perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate 2.77% SAME
Postoperative sepsis rate 4.62% SAME
Postoperative wound dehiscence rate 2.39% SAME
Abdominopelvic accidental puncture or laceration rate 0.94% SAME
CMS Medicare PSI 90: Patient safety and adverse events composite 0.8% SAME

Skilled Nursing Facilities Near ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

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 ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER ranked by their CMS 5-Star Overall Rating.

Facility Name Overall Rating
Sharp Chula Vista Med Ctr Snf 5:
Windsor Gardens Conv Center of San Diego 5:
Friendship Manor Nursing and Rehab Center 5:
Paradise Valley Health Care 5:
Castle Manor Convalescent Center 5:
Villa Coronado D/p Snf 5:
Mount Miguel Covenant Village 5:
Golden Hill Post Acute 5:
Arroyo Vista Nursing Center 5:
Jacob Health Care Center, LLC 5:
Brighton Place Spring Valley 5:
Arbor Hills Nursing Center 5:
Grossmont Hospital D/p Snf 5:
Country Manor La Mesa Healthcare Center 5:
Magnolia Post Acute Care 5:
Parkside Health and Wellness Center 5:
Rady Children's Convalescent Hospital D/p Snf 5:
Kearny Mesa Convalescent and Nursing Home 5:
Bradley Court 5:
The Cove at La Jolla 5:
Edgemoor Hospital 5:
Lakeside Special Care Center 5:
Vi at La Jolla Village 5:
The Springs at Pacific Regent 5:
Carmel Mountain Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 5:
The Villas at Poway 5:
Encinitas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 5:
The Dorothy and Joseph Goldberg Healthcare Center 5:
Glenbrook 5:
Ocean View Post Acute 5:
Redwood Terrace Health Center 5:
Valle Vista Post Acute 5:
Palomar Vista Healthcare Center 5:
Veterans Home of California - Chula Vista 4:
Hillcrest Manor Sanitarium 4:
Bella Vista Health Center 4:
Amaya Springs Health Care Center 4:
Balboa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 4:
Mission Hills Post Acute Care 4:
University Care Center 4:
Community Care Center 4:
Grossmont Post Acute Care 4:
Somerset Subacute and Care 4:
The Royal Home 4:
Poway Healthcare Center 4:
Casa De Las Campanas 4:
Palomar Heights Post Acute 4:
Village Square Healthcare Center 4:
Escondido Post Acute Rehab 4:
South Bay Post Acute Care 3:
Brighton Place San Diego 3:
La Mesa Healthcare Center 3:
Hillcrest Heights Healthcare Center 3:
Villa Las Palmas Healthcare Center 3:
Country Hills Post Acute 3:
La Jolla Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 3:
Aviara Healthcare Center 3:
Reo Vista Healthcare Center 2:
St. Pauls Health Care Center 2:
The Pavilion at Ocean Point 2:
Victoria Post Acute Care 2:
Granite Hills Healthcare and Wellness Centre, LLC 2:
Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center 2:
Stanford Court Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center 2:
Bayshire Torrey Pines Post-Acute 2:
Boulder Creek Post Acute 2:
Villa Rancho Bernardo Care Center 2:
Lemon Grove Care and Rehabilitation Center 1:
Parkway Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation 1:
San Diego Post-Acute Center 1:
Stillwater Post-Acute 1:
The Shores Post-Acute 1:
Ridgeview Skilled Nursing Facility No Data

Medical Groups Affiliated with ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

There are 49 doctors and 31 medical groups that are affiliated with ALVARADO HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER.

Affiliated Doctor Groups


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