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I took my dad in through the ER on May 2nd for a simple stitch job on his lip as it was busted open due to a fall (and it was honestly not some little scratch. It did look like a gaping hole above his lip). The ER doctor and the RN working at the time were extremely rude. I had to ask the RN to not even come back in the room due to her attitude. After being in the ER for 3+ hours, no one had cleaned out his wound, give him 2 Tylenol for the pain of the big gaping hole in his face, was told by other employees that the doctor ordered (and the doctor did not discuss this with us himself) lab work which required 6 tubes of blood, a CT scan of his face, an X RAY of his head, an X Ray of his shoulder and an X Ray of his knee. The RN, before being asked to not come back, said it was a liability to stitch without a CT scan and that the doctor could not even stitch it up. It would require a surgeon (and this was said with much attitude). The imaging had nothing to do with a stitch job. After he came back from the imaging, they asked for a urinalysis and then a lady came in to do a BLOOD GAS test! At this point, I told them absolutely not and wanted to speak to the doctor. He came in, said he did not see the CT results and asked my dad directly what he wanted. I asked him what he was doing for my dad. He profoundly told me that he does not answer to me, that these tests are mandatory, looks at my dad and continues to talk to him while I ask questions. The doctor turns to look at me after I ask him what the blood gas test had to do with anything. He said it was due to low sodium counts and that I don't dictate what he is doing. My dad told him I have enough schooling that I know this had nothing to do with a SIMPLE STITCH JOB. The doctor looks at me, tells me I have an MD here, an MD there, where did I get an MD and that he didn't care because I have no idea what I am doing. At this point, I was furious and told him he doesn't know me. The doctor tells me firmly to sit down so I told him NO! My dad was beyond frustrated. Also to note, while my dad was getting imaging done, the surgeon himself told him by the time he was able to look at his chart and images, it would be too late to stitch that night so he would have to be admitted, stay overnight and would stitch the next day. We signed papers to leave after speaking to the supervisor in which the doctor requested. NOTE: There were other things said to me by the doctor that I will not put on here due to Public viewing. After numerous apologies, she told me it would all be reported. After we left HARH ER, I drove my dad to Corbin and was immediately seen. His wound was immediately cleaned out (due to Harlan not doing anything of the sort) and was stitched up and ready to leave within an hour. The ER doctor in Corbin stated that after 8 hours, they could not stitch it up due to not being able to properly clean it and would become very infected so it would require antibiotics and other treatment options. I would highly recommend anyone to go to Corbin and stay AWAY FROM HARH! That place is an absolute joke and much malpractice I seen going on in the 3+ hours we were in the ER. Besides HARH, I don't know of a hospital that would leave an open wound uncleaned for 24 hours and be put off to stitch the next day. Seriously recommend Corbin hospital ER to anyone and everyone. STAY AWAY FROM HARH.
They do let people die. I know first hand, back in 2009 they allowed my mother to die. She was admitted with a touch of pneumonia in 1 lung 4 days later she was gone. The doctors don't have a clue. Upon her arrival, the Dr on call told my father he thought she had a ruptured bowel, no MRI, CT SCAN. Just a hunch? She DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING WRONG INTERNALLY. They kept her "sedated" the day after surgery. She never woke up. SAD STORY.
Absolutely awful. Hospital staff discussed the stomach virus they've been passing around amongst themselves right in front of me, in great detail. Disgusting. Horrible to hear that they are treating people because in the food industry, you can't work in those conditions, so I do not see how treating sick patients would be any different. Go somewhere else if at all possible.
I passed out and my blood pressure was up to where I was close to having a stroke. I sat in the ER for 9 hours before I was seen, they ran tests and 3 hours later the dr. Tells me there is nothing wrong with me. 12 hours waisted for someone to tell me there is nothing wrong. On the plus side the nurses where nice. Go to Whitesburg or Lexington it's worth the drive. You actually see a dr. Who knows what they are talking about.
Letting people die is sick. They all asume the patients are overdoinsg on drugs. My 17 year old sister had chest pains. they basically let my whole family watch her die. This hospital should not even exsit. I am not no doctor but, i can tell the difference when someone is ODing and when someone is actually sick. Either way, if you made an oath to some some one no matter what cost, it shouldnt matter if they are overdosing or having a heart attack. You are sick bastards