If I could give less than one star, I would. I had an awful experience Monday afternoon. I guess now that they have opened a dedicated Children’s ER, they must have taken space for it from the “adult” ER. I presented to the hospital, having been sent there from my physician’s office. I spent the bulk of my time being shuffled back and forth between the individual test rooms they took me into and the general waiting room. When they finally decided to have a physician see me, I was taken back to a bed for the less than 3 minute appearance made by they physician. I was given an IV, injected with medicine to curb the nausea and given an oral solution to numb my throat to help with the spasms in my esophagus. About 15 minutes later, I was told I needed to get out of the bed and follow them to another area. They took me into a curtained area lined with chairs and “room #s” taped to the curtains behind each hard plastic chair. I was told to wait there for my discharge. I sat beside other miserable souls looking confused, feeling uncomfortable, and and just wishing they would hurry up and discharge me so I could at least lay down. If this is how they treat their patients (and yes, I have private insurance), then I will never step foot back in their ER. If it comes down to it and I have to choose between going to their ER and enduring a horribly painful death, I will gladly choose the latter. I will also be contacting my insurance company and letting them know that if St. Mary’s charges them for anything other than the tests that were run, the meds that were administered and the 3 minutes of physician face time, they should promptly deny the claim. I had better not receive a bill for any portion of this miserable experience. It really wasn’t the staff’s fault. Clearly they are being overworked, understaffed and provided with a miserable excuse for adequate space to treat their patients.