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TACOMA GENERAL ALLENMORE HOSPITAL

(253) 403-1000

315 s mlk jr way
tacoma, WA 98415

5.0 stars

Based on 1 rating

Hospital Type

Acute Care Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Voluntary non-profit - Private

72%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend"
this Hospital (Washington Avg: 73%)

See this hospital's CMS profile page or inspection reports.

72%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend" this Hospital (Washington Avg: 73%)

See this hospital's CMS profile page or inspection reports.

Patient Pathways Through This ER

After a patient arrives at the emergency room, they are typically seen by a doctor and then either sent home or admitted to the hospital and taken to a room. A small percentage of patients leave without being seen at all. The chart below shows on average how long each of these pathways take. Lower numbers are better, and all times refer to the average length of time people waited. Find out more »

Arrives at ER
1% of patients leave without being seen
35min Seen by doctor
5hrs 6min Admitted to hospital
6hrs 48min

Taken to room

3hrs Sent home

All wait times are average.

Detailed Quality Measures

Here is a more in depth look at each quality measure, compared to state and national averages. Experts caution that very small differences between hospitals for a given measure are unlikely to correspond to noticeable differences in the real world.

 
Measure
Average for this Hospital
How this Hospital Compares
All Patients

Waiting Time

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being seen by a doctor.

35min
National Avg.
24 min
Wash. Avg.
21min
This Hospital
35min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being sent home.

3hrs
National Avg.
2hrs 13min
Wash. Avg.
2hrs 17min
This Hospital
3hrs
Impatient Patients

Left Without
Being Seen

Percentage of patients who left the emergency room without being seen by a doctor.

1%
Avg. U.S. Hospital
1%
Avg. Wash. Hospital
2%
This Hospital
1%
Admitted Patients

Time Before Admission

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being admitted to the hospital.

5hrs 6min

Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.

National Avg.
4 hr 34 min
Wash. Avg.
4hrs 21min
This Hospital
5hrs 6min
Admitted Patients

Transfer Time

Among patients admitted, additional time they spent waiting before being taken to their room (sometimes referred to as "boarding time.")

1hr 42min

Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.

National Avg.
1hr 37min
Wash. Avg.
1hr 37min
This Hospital
1hr 42min
Special Patients

Broken Bone

Average time patients with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain meds.

54min
National Avg.
55min
Wash. Avg.
52min
This Hospital
54min

Notes: "Average time" refers to the median waiting time (the midpoint of all patients' waiting times). References to "doctor" indicate a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. CMS reports the CT scan quality measure as the percentage of patients who received a scan within 45 minutes. We have reversed that measure so that all measures follow a "lower is better" pattern.


Sources
Data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, last updated Dec. 17 2014. All data was collected between April. 2013 and March 2014.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati

Rating Summary

Overall Rating 5.0 stars Based on 1 rating
Wait Time
1hr
Based on 1 rating

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  • Sunny Sweetspot 4:57 a.m.
    Feb. 26, 2015
    Overall Rating 5 stars
    Wait Time
    1hr 0min
    Insurance Medicaid
    Outcome Treated at E.R.
    Review

    I came as an advocate with a client, we were treated very well. We first went to St. Joe's and they had a (5) hour wait. (They were nice too.) I like Allenmore because they know how hard we are trying to get help for the person who needed medical attention.

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