this hospital is HORRIBLE. i would not recommend it to anyone.
i went in there for a suicide attempt and they lied and told my mother i was throwing tantrums, that i was pulling my hair and spitting everywhere. which i was doing neither of, my vomit was clear because i hadn’t had anything to eat prior to my attemp so i was puking up water and bile, and what little bit did come up after i got it all out was small, but it wasn’t spit. i tried explaining that to the doctor and staff but they told me they ‘weren’t going to argue’ with me about it. they lied to me and told me my mother agreed to not visit me at all until i started behaving more. which i later found out she didn’t agree to. she FORCED my mother to send me to inpatient at highland-clarksburg hospital, if not, she threatened to call the police and CPS and get me forcefully committed to inpatient at the Broaddus hospital.
the nurses and EMS people had no idea what they were doing when it came to IV’s and taking blood from me. i was sticked 12 times (which for a suicide attempt, is understandable) but i bruised HEAVILY. which i have never done before, and my IV was incredibly painful which had also never happened to me before, and i’ve had my number of IV’s.
Dr. Alice Ackerman got her personal life involved in my situation. she is a terrible manipulative liar and should have her medical license withdrawn ASAP.