About Mease Countryside Hospital

Mease Countryside Hospital is a Hospital in Safety Harbor, FL. This facility has 300 total beds. This facility has been rated 6 times, with an average patient rating of 2.5.

HCAHPS Patient Score

2 of 5 Stars*
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What is HCAHPS?

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*CMS has created the HCAHPS Star Ratings in order to enable consumers to more quickly and easily assess the patient experience of care information that is provided on the Hospital Compare Web site. Star ratings also allow consumers to more easily compare hospitals.

** HCAHPS data is broken down into the following buckets; definitely recommend, probably recommend, probably not recommend, definitely not recommend.

Rating Overview

6 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Mease Countryside Hospital is Good. Mease Countryside Hospital has been rated by 6 patients. From those 6 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Mease Countryside Hospital is 2.5 of 5.0 stars.


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3231 McMullen Booth Rd
Safety Harbor, FL 34695


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Bone infection not diagnosed

The ER Misdiagnosed my 13 year old with a Baker's Cyst and sent us home telling us to wait it out. Luckily, I took the xray to her Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Kortright, who immediately saw a bone infection that broke through into the knee joint. He aspirated the joint at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital which clarified infection. He then did emergency surgery to clean the infection out and put her on antibiotics for 5 weeks. I could see the dark spot on the xray and the breakthrough and I am just a Mom! What is wrong with this radiologist! I was warned by friends not to trust Mease Countryside and I wish I would have listened. My daughter could have died from "waiting it out."

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2 day hospitilization

I went to the Mease Countryside ER last Sunday with horrible periumbilical and right sided abdominal pain, fever, nausea and decreased appetite. Upon arrival I described my pain as fear of appendicitis. I waited over an hour to get into triage at which time my BP was 208/98 and I was in a lot of pain. They sent me to the waiting area for another 90 min and never checked on me. Once I was finally brought back into the ER treatment area there was confusion as to what rooms were available. Eventually, I was put in a room in the back corner and forgotten. My fiance' eventually went out to find a nurse to report my pain, dehydration, etc. and finally our nurse came in to complete a further assessment. EVENTUALLY I was admitted to the floor for additional observation. 2 days later...felt better but could not see a MD, could not get discharge instructions, was unable to sign discharge paperwork. I never even got a definitive diagnosis. Not sure if I could confidently recommend Mease Countryside Hospital to anyone since the care was so poor. I would consider this malpractice and possibly Medicare fraud since very little was done to help my condition and I am sure Medicare will be billed. What I have reported is but a brief statement of many errors committed while I was at Mease Countryside for 48 hours.

Wait time
60 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Appropriate Follow-up
Communicates Well
Effective Treatment
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Bed hopping respiratory therapists

This hospital still employs the tyrant respiratory therapist David Essex even though he is known to have been having an affair while married to his wife of almost 24 years with another married woman Mary Newman, another respiratory therapist at the same hospital. His and her known antics are frowned upon by the other therapists and feel they betray trust and good judgment and should not be practicing in any field as important as the health and well being of others.

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5 minutes
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Customer service failure

Had two back surgeries at Mease Countryside; nursing staff excellent, cafeteria and cafeteria workers excellent - balance of staff an ongoing problem. Apparently the hospital is fragmented, with doctors, departments, billing, etc. all their own separate entities - frustrating! Had scheduling and billing problems. called Customer Advocate - no return call. Wrote Lou Galdieri, President - no reply. Called Lou Galdieri, President - no reply Still fighting excessive billing but with no assistance whatsoever. There are numerous hospital options in the greater Tampa area - please search out an alternative.

Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Appropriate Follow-up
Communicates Well
Effective Treatment
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Services Provided

Mease Countryside Hospital offers the following services provided by staff, or by arrangement or agreement with a third party

Available Services Onsite Offsite
Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripter
Urgent Care Center
Therapeutic Radiology
Surgical ICU
Speech Pathology
Designated Trauma Center
Respiratory Care
Reconstructive Surgery
Physical Therapy
Adult Inpatient Psychiatric
Postoperative Recovery Room
PET Scan
Pediatric ICU
Occupational Therapy
Orthopedic Surgery
Non-Medicare Organ Transplant
Ophthalmic Surgery
Operating Rooms
Cardiac Thoracic Surgery
Outpatient Surgery
Outpatient Rehabilitation
Outpatient Psychiatric
Nuclear Medicine
Neonatal Nursery
Neonatal ICU
Medicare Certified Transplant Center
Inpatient Surgical
Medical Surgical ICU
Geriatric Psychiatric
Gerontological Specialty
Forensic Psychiatric
Emergency Psychiatric
Diagnostic Radiology
Emergency Department
CT Scan
Coronary Care Unit
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Clinical Laboratory
Psychiatric Child and/or Adolescent
CARF Inpatient Rehabilitation
Burn Care Unit
Alcohol and/or Drug
Acute Renal Dialysis

Locations & Directions

3231 McMullen Booth Rd, Safety Harbor, FL
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