I had to go to the Huntsville Hospital ER back when I first moved to Huntsville. Severe cramping and chest/abdominal pain. I sat in the waiting room for hours before I was seen. Doctors brushed it off as food poisoning. I went back 6 months later, same problem and symptoms, same results from doctors. No testing of any kind, just diagnosed and released. This happened twice more, at nearly 6 month intervals. The last time I went, I had to come via ambulance because the pain was so bad I couldn't drive. This time they checked me into the ER, then put me in a wheelchair, and wheeled me out to the waiting room. 8+ hours I spent in the waiting room. Once back in a room, the doctor diagnosed me with food poisoning again. 6 months later, I had another episode. This time I searched for another ER and found Crestwood. I was checked in and seen in less than 1 hour. The doctor said he thought i was having a gallbladder attack. He ordered the full gambit, x-ray, CAT, then MRI, then nuclear medicine. Gallbladder had all but completely quit. Only 2% working. Do not go to Huntsville Hospital ER! I wouldn't go there if my life depended on it.
I ended up having my gallbladder removed at Crestwood. Very professional staff. They took great care of me.
I have also been in their ICU for several days. If not for the wonderful staff there, I would probably not be here today. I will always use Crestwood.