Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER

45 READE PLACE, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601
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Medicare Performace Measures

Mortality

Below the national average

Safety

Same as the national average

Readmission

Below the national average

Patient Experience

Below the national average

Timliness

Below the national average

Effectiveness

Same as the national average

Efficient Use of Medial Imaging

Above the national average

About VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER

45 READE PLACE
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601

Vassar Brothers Medical Center - Health Quest

Vassar Brothers Medical Center is one of the acute care hospitals/facilities located in Dutchess County, NY.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center does have an emergency room. They use electronic medical records.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center is a voluntary non-profit - private hospital.

Hospital Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

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Reviews

This Hospital should be shut down due to incompetence and lack of cleanliness. I was brought in by ambulance in excruciating pain and was put on a stretcher in the hallway of their Emergency room. I wasn't seen by anyone for over an hour. My stretcher was right in front of their dirty laundry room. There was filth every where. Black mold on the floor, dirt, syringe parts, garbage pouring out of garbage in bathroom, urine cups with urine still in them totally disgusting. The sheets on my cot were dirty and they drew blood right there on a filthy stretcher. They were trying to take an EKG there where everyone could see you with your shirt up. Real COMPETENT! People coming to take you for tests couldn't find you so they are yelling out your name. After 4 1/2 hrs I was discharged with a diagnosis of gallstones and sludge. With the instructions see a surgeon and if the pain gets worse come back. 7 hours later still in excruciating pain I returned with my husband and put into a make shift emergency room that was a conference room. The care in there was hideous, a nurse took blood which the needle was in wrong, both of my veins were butchered. I went for a nuclear test for my gallbladder came back down was told by ER DR that my GI DR saw the pictures and was going to do a endoscopy to remove the blockage. The admitting DR said I was being admitted and endoscopy would be done 1st thing in the morning. Now GI DR comes over says I need my gallbladder removed and a surgeon would see me soon, I was admitted and had to sleep in the ER. with all the other sickness patients and filthy conditions. My IV they left in my arm was bleeding, no surgeon ever came to see me, he said maybe in the morning.... So they wouldn't let me out because of the stone blockage but no surgeon consult until the next day, sleep in the ER, I demanded to see the director of the ER she came in and of course tried to BE me it didn't work. I walked right of there in excruciating pain and all. I drove myself to Hudson Valley Hospital Center they noticed my veins in my arm and couldn't believe it, and in 4 hours was in surgery. I wouldn't bring my dog to Vassar Brothers. INCOMPETENT INCOMPETENT INCOMPETENT!!!!!!!! (3 months ago)

I have never posted a review about hospital care in my entire life. My family has its share of nurses and practitioners so I have learned over the years to appreciate and to value how hard their jobs are. However, I never expected to see so little compassion and such compromised care taking while my sister was under the care of those same type of professionals at Vassar Hospital. Several times while I was there I had to go outside her room and ask for assistance. Even though her call bell was activated by her and me, few responded. If they did come, they appeared bothered and put upon to do the simple tasks they were expected to do. Many visitors who came to see my sister reported those same observations. For example, a few had to escort my sister to the potty by her bed on several occasions. When I had done so, I announced to the nurses at their station that my sister had had a difficult BM; they just blankly stared at me or stood looking at data on a screen. Of course, there were some exceptions, but there were few and far between. Unfortunately, my encounters with the doctors were not much better. Later, I plan to write a more detailed letter to the customer service representative, but I felt obligated at this moment to post this scathing review of this hospital. I eventually moved her to another local hospital where the care was dramatically better. Ironically, the last act administered to my sister by the nursing staff at Vassar was a long overdue enema for her constipation. Perhaps this institution can receive an administrative version of this procedure since so many did not give a #@$% (a month ago)

My mother went to her regular doctor who then suspected a stroke and called the ambulance. We chose Vassar. Wrong! With all the info out there to treat signs of stroke ASAP. They left her in the ER hall. Five empty rooms but said they had to clean one. The doc asked a couple questions had her move arms and legs then focused on a sore knee. Took xrays of her knee and chest. Two days later tests ordered by her doc confirmed the stroke. They left her laying in bed for 3 days. Was told by various staff they had no time to help her get up to walk except for necessities. (2 months ago)

I'd give a zero if I could. Nasty and awful. Worse hospital. Poor patient care. I feel so bad for my love one. (3 weeks ago)

Went to ER with chest pains, was immediately seen determined I needed CT by the time that was done a surgeon (Dr Jason Sperling) was there and I was in life saving emergency surgery within the hour. Can't say enough great things about the Doctors and Cardiac Critical care nurses. (3 weeks ago)

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