Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
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Don’t listen to these one-star ratings. Ball Memorial Hospital has always treated my family and me very well during our visits throughout the years. Most of the complaints were about the ER and the odd room designs/old building. You have to understand that a busy room full of people is just the nature of every ER. To answer the second problem, Ball is doing construction in several areas of the hospital to make it suitable for their cutting-edge edge health care.
Whatever you do, DO NOT go to the psychiatric ward upstairs. If you don't have either the proper kind of Medicaid, insurance or even money to cover your meds, they will keep you in there until somehow someway you or your family gets the money. Which is the same thing as holding a patient hostage. It's not right at all. Also, the so called "Psychiatrists" are total quacks who don't care and seem to get some kind of sick enjoyment out of experimenting on the patients. They just give you your pills then practically forget you even exist. Most of the nurses were pleasant, but some of them were just absolutely rude and treated their patients like they were prisoners, including me. What's even worse is that no one will even bother to inform you about that medication payment bs until the last minute. Very horrible establishment, if you ask me. If you need any kind of inpatient psychiatric help, DO NOT go to Ball. Please. That place is in desperate need of improvement, compassion and ethics.
I went in for severe pain in head and neck. They informed me it was a headache and gave me ibuprofen through an IV. They didn't ask me if I felt better. They didn't run any type of testing and they didn't even allow the iv to finish before they discharged me and had another patient waiting outside my door for my room before I was even given my paperwork. It's now 2 weeks later, I still have the pain, I lost my job over it and I still have no answers as to why I'm in the pain. way to go.
I gave birth at Ball Hospital and sincerely wish I hadn't. The triage room in labor and delivery was at least 90° while we waited over an hour for a 20 min test result to come back to determine if my labor had broke. The nurses ate their food while we fanned ourselves with the curtains separating the triage "rooms". The anesthesiologist was a complete joke. I waited for an epidural for a little while but once I got one they upped my Pitocin immediately to a 9 and threw me into active labor almost immediately all while my epidural hadn't been placed correctly. The nurse in the room with me was nice but oh so annoying. The Doctor who was delivering my baby to begin with switched with a different one because it was shift change. The list goes on. I highly DO NOT recommend!
Would actually give it negative stars if I could. The staff here is so incompetent. It's truly sad that they have so much education they brag about, but yet a parent knows so much more.