Living in Coos Bay for the last 16 years and visiting the hospital ER over that time has yielded mixed results.
2008/2013 They delivered my first son and did a super job, they delivered my second son who arrived as a preemie via a c- section and they dropped the ball with their readiness and their use of gloves and masks. Subsequent trips have shown the ER lacking the correct size equipment, such as small intubation equipment for babies and toddlers.
2012? On the other side of things my grandfather went in for a g-tube and the surgery appeared successful, but he was immediately fed many times over the suggested amount of food,
which caused him severe stomach pain. The cause was apparently ignored when brought to their attention and he was given an apparent overdose of morphine in response, which likely caused his stroke. I expressed my concern that he had a stroke, because he could no longer talk. He was moved to icu for 3 days before they finally ran an MRI, which confirmed the stroke. Unfortunately, the golden hour had passed and the chain of mistakes lead to his agonizing death during his stay.
2014-2017 Subsequent care of my preemie son, as he has grown older has improved greatly, as ER Doctors seem more knowledgeable and less hesitant about sending him to ohsu when their ideas run dry. EMTs have been very friendly and professional.
ER wait is generally quick, with me only leaving the ER one time out of the dozen or so times I have gone. Typically you can expect a 30-45 minute wait, on average. The staff has generally been very kind and professional in the ER.