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Old 07-26-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Cleveland OH
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I used to believe the hospital ratings. But many (like US News Top Hospitals) have proved false. Can you rate the hospitals based on your own experience?
Mine so far:
World class: none.
Ordinary:
1) Riverside Methodist (OhioHealth)(Columbus)
2) Dublin Methodist (OhioHealth)(Columbus)
3) Fairview (Cleveland Clinic)(Cleveland)
Dangerous:
OSU Med Center (Columbus)
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:33 PM
 
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There are many great examples of world class here. Duke University Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, The Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General, NY Presbyterian, UCLA Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Mt Sinai NYC, Case Western U Hospitals, Northwestern U Hospital Chicago, Brigham and Women's- Boston, NYU-Langone, Cedars Sinai-LA, Barnes-Jewish, UCSF Medical Center, UNC Medical Center...with many more in my opinion by varying specialties.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Cleveland OH
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There are many great examples of world class here. Duke University Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, The Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General, NY Presbyterian, UCLA Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Mt Sinai NYC, Case Western U Hospitals, Northwestern U Hospital Chicago, Brigham and Women's- Boston, NYU-Langone, Cedars Sinai-LA, Barnes-Jewish, UCSF Medical Center, UNC Medical Center...with many more in my opinion by varying specialties.
Most of these institutions are not world class. They can not guarantee the quality. That's why I am looking for personal experience of people.
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:20 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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What would be considered "world class"?

A TON of hospitals receive awards for various things, showing they're good hospitals. But world class would mean exactly what?
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Cleveland OH
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What would be considered "world class"?
A TON of hospitals receive awards for various things, showing they're good hospitals. But world class would mean exactly what?
When the hospital can guarantee the quality. Good example - hospitals in Germany, Switzerland. I have never experienced the same in US. Several days ago had bad experience in Cleveland Clinic, which is rated second in US. But the reality is that Cleveland Clinic can't even compete locally.
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:44 PM
 
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Hasn't this been done before?
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Old 07-26-2017, 03:35 PM
 
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When the hospital can guarantee the quality. Good example - hospitals in Germany, Switzerland. I have never experienced the same in US. Several days ago had bad experience in Cleveland Clinic, which is rated second in US. But the reality is that Cleveland Clinic can't even compete locally.
No hospital can "guarantee quality"...we're talking about health care where every case is different because every human and their conditions are different. We're not talking a set list of criteria like one finds in hotels for example, so there is no definition of world class in this instance. The hospitals listed prior attract patients wanting to receive superior specialized care, and health care professionals wanting that experience from around the world. If that doesn't fulfill the description you're after, nothing else can/does.
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Old 07-26-2017, 05:38 PM
 
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When the hospital can guarantee the quality. Good example - hospitals in Germany, Switzerland. I have never experienced the same in US. Several days ago had bad experience in Cleveland Clinic, which is rated second in US. But the reality is that Cleveland Clinic can't even compete locally.
I agree with the previous reply by Kyle19125. No hospital,doctor,urgent care center, etc...can GUARANTEE a "world class" experience.

The best you can do is go to highly rated, highly recommended places and hope you receive quality care.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:40 PM
 
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Treatment varies by specialty. One place might be the best in a certain type of cancer, while another might be the best in a certain elbow procedure. Often this happens because a certain doctor invented something or does the most of it. Many, many places can be called the best in some category or another.

Of course, "best" can mean a lot of things. Survival rate, which can be confusing if one place takes the easy cases while another takes the tough ones? Room service? Advanced treatments?
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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World class is the doctor, or doctors that you get, and the nursing and tech staff who keep an eye on you.

In the 1970s, Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, PA was the best hospital in the world. After a serious accident, the only surgeon in the region, not just the city, was the only guy deemed good enough to save my life. He was 2 hours away in Philly getting some sort of achievement award. I got to empty my digestive tract and bleed internally waiting for him. Obviously, he pulled one out of a hat that day. No one else wanted the job. They thought they'd kill me and probably would have. After the surgery, I was still expected to die. After two weeks everyone started exhaling and uncrossing their fingers. Teenagers are very resilient.

Jefferson in Philly is a great hospital. That's where my husband died. He wasn't supposed to die, but stuff happens. Just because he died there doesn't mean it's not a terrific hospital.
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