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I needed to have a diagnostic test and my experience was great. Friendly staff and they got me in and out quickly and were very friendly through the whole process. The part of the facility I was in was clean and modern.
Arrived for early morning testing and was greeted cordially. Taken in right on time. The technicians and physician’s assistant were professional and fully explained each step of the procedure. Treatment room was very clean. My first experience with GTMH was good.
I will never go inside this awful place again! I took a severe fall...thankfully nothing was severely injured. They gave me a pill for pain which helped and I was grateful. However, when I tried to leave , I was told I could not. I tried to go anyway, but, was stopped by a nurse with attitude. Then I was publicly humiliated by Dr. Joseph Ratliffe who chastised me in front of everyone. Disrespectful to an older person as well as degrading. His concern was for himself and his own liability, definitely not for my well being. A person he assumed was stupid and uneducated.
My time with them is done! I would rather die than return there. In fact, in 2005, my husband did die a week after he was discharged. They told him he had anxiety but, 3/4 of the arteries in his heart were blocked. He died in his sleep at the age of 42. My youngest daughter was also misdiagnosed there last year. Anxiety again! She actually has A-Fib at the age of 27.
Tidelands doctor’s have given up. It’s all about money and politics now. No thanks! I would like to live longer. They will not receive any more good publicity from me. They can bet I’ll be sharing this treatment to friends and strangers alike! Shame on them!!!
I have lived in Georgetown County all my life and this hospital has always had a bad reputation. All of my doctors and family’s doctors are in Conway and Florence. In the past, we have even driven to Conway Medical just because I’m terrified at being seen Georgetown Memorial. In October 2017, I had to have emergency surgery here and my fears were proven correct. In my experience, the doctor’s are not the problem. It’s the nurses, nurses aids and the cleaning people. The nurses on 2 Perrish, are terrible! I already submitted a detailed complaint to patient advocate, but I hope they really did something about some of the nurses. I know everyone has bad days at work and can sometimes let it show, but I was there for a week and I was ready to escape through the window and get out of there! Again, some not all, were down right miserable, rude and unprofessional. One example I will give is when an elderly patient passed away and I overheard them laughing about how the had to update their paperwork now because someone died. Another example is when I was being discharged, the nurse was pushing me to the elevator and stopped to drop something off behind the desk. I was sitting in the wheelchair in the middle of the hallway and a nurse pushing a bed behind me, grabbed my wheelchair and literally pushed me out of the way and let me roll to the end of the hallway where the elevator was. The nurses behind the nurses station laughed and my nurse who was initially pushing me, laughed and said, “Hey don’t mess with my patients!” The other nurse said, “Well she was in my way.” I hate it, but I avoid coming here and I wish our community had better.
When I have a choice I come here. It’s about the same distance as Tidelands other hospital but way fewer traffic lights. The staff is great!