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ER Wait Watcher

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MULTICARE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL

(253) 697-2102

401 15th avenue se
puyallup, WA 98372

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Hospital Type

Acute Care Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Voluntary non-profit - Private

70%

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

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

70%

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
59min Seen by doctor
5hrs 4min Admitted to hospital
7hrs 15min

Taken to room

3hrs 18min 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.

59min
National Avg.
24 min
Wash. Avg.
21min
This Hospital
59min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

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

3hrs 18min
National Avg.
2hrs 15min
Wash. Avg.
2hrs 20min
This Hospital
3hrs 18min
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 4min

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

National Avg.
4 hr 34 min
Wash. Avg.
4hrs 24min
This Hospital
5hrs 4min
Admitted Patients

Transfer Time

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

2hrs 11min

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

National Avg.
1hr 36min
Wash. Avg.
1hr 38min
This Hospital
2hrs 11min
Special Patients

Broken Bone

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

1hr 16min
National Avg.
54min
Wash. Avg.
52min
This Hospital
1hr 16min
Special Patients

CT Scan

Percentage of patients who arrived with stroke symptoms and did not receive brain scan results within 45 mins.

16%
National Avg.
63%
Wash. Avg.
32%
This Hospital
16%

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

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  • Tamara Soennichsen 12:12 a.m.
    June 5, 2015
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    today I chose to go to Good Samaritan Hospital due to having extreme lower back pain numbness in my bottom and shooting pain from my legs I'm someone who can handle pain but this was unbearable I was giving dirty looks I was treated very poorly I could even hear the nurses talking amongst themselves about my situation I was treated very unfairly I went for pain management and some kind of an idea of what was going on with my body I'm also 8 weeks pregnant they didn't give me any information about my baby nothing I will never return a good Samaritan Hospital I've had nothing but problems the same thing happened to my mother and the next day she died I think it's about time that the doctor start listening to the patient and attending to their needs instead of choosing the symptoms caused they said that I had a UTI what are UTI doesn't cause a hundred 2.5 temperature extreme lower back pain and leg pain shooting through my legs I'm very very hurt by this being the fact that I don't have medical insurance and paying out of pocket I feel very very very discriminated against and now I'm on my way to another hospital to pay even a bigger fee to find out what's actually going on with me I asked the nurse the doctor on hand what happens if the pain gets worse Eminem this gets worse she said to come back well then why was I there now I'm sitting in pain I need to drive my vehicle in the parking lot with a thousand questions unanswered thank you for putting my feelings and my treatment at the top of your list

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