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I have had 2 stays here in the last 2 weeks for somewhat different events. I was quickly given a room. The nursing staff was very attentive. My doctor is wonderful. The reason I give four stars is because I found that in my room, the nursing staff was constantly battling their equipment. IV machines malfunctioned, the thermometer on the wall in my room worked on occasion and they would have to run to get a backup, the blood pressure machine also had to be swapped out for a new one, and once my nurse had to take it manually because the machine wasn't working. It seemed like the nurses were in a constant battle with the machines on the floor and they could use some updating. This in turn would allow them to focus on their patients and cut down on the steps they take to do so. I have not been billed yet, but as far as cleanliness, and quality of care, I do put my trust in this staff at this hospital. Updates to the standard machines would improve the quality of care.
I took my son to the ER with abdominal pain. The ER docs recommended a CT scan where the radiologist and Dr discovered a mass. They were able to quickly and accurately tell me that it was most likely lymphoma, a very rapidly growing cancer. It was this quick and accurate diagnosis that got us to Riley hospital that very night. We are currently beginning treatment but I wanted to acknowledge the amazing Team who saved us critical hours and days.
Bloomington Hospital is the most horrendous medical facility I have ever had to use.
It is owned by IU Health, a complete monopolistic system that has extended it's miasma all over the state of Indiana. 98.9% of doctors, specialists, surgeons etc. have fallen in with this conglomerate. The doctors at the hospital run in and out of your room without the courtesy of a "hello", read your chart while they're standing in front of you and then you don't see them until the next day. Some of the nurses are friendly, most are not. They make you feel like you're a burden on them, they are rude, talk to each other about you when you're right there and the rest of the time ignore you.
They won't let you leave, even though you have a right to leave, regardless of what they think. All you have to do is sign a contract absolving the hospital of any wrongdoing in the case of your death. But they refuse to give you the contract, to the extent of acting like it doesn't exist. They don't notify your primary care physician, so the bloodwork they do about 6 times throughout the night never reaches your doctor, even though they work for the same company and are able to legally exchange information about your medical records back and forth between the hospital and your doctor and for some reason they don't have you sign a release of information form, which is a HIPAA violation. But it doesn't really matter because they don't notify your doctor anyway. And even if the did, I know MY FORMER IU health doctor wouldn't have even known who I was or cared and would certainly never stepped foot into the hospital to check my progress.
I HATE BLOOMINGTON HOSPITAL and I hate the entire IU health system monstrosity. They care about one thing. Their bottom line. Money and how much they can squeeze their patients for. I was in that hospital for 4 days, my bill was over $150,000.
Who can just up and drop that kind of money for a hospital bill, when you didn't want to be there in the first place???
STAY AWAY!!! If you even can anymore...
Super fast, everyone was very nice, in and out in less than an hour, even with x rays!
In early Oct. my son contracted salmonella poisoning. His pain was intense so we went to the emergency room (it being the weekend). The inept doctor diagnosed it as gas and gave him a laxative (thats a no no for a condition that causes diarrhea). Next day nothing solved. Pain increases and his pediatrician (who last saw him while chewing gum) told us to go back to the hospital. 2nd trip to hospital emergency room. Got I.V. and Tylenol. Nothing worked so we sent him back to Japan where he got proper care and diagnosis. Final bill for what would cost us about 800 dollars in Japan - $10,000!!!!!! THATS WITH INSURANCE.. . I send my bill to committee arguing their care on the first day was grossly inadequate.... Just got word back that they won't take off any charges. Honestly. Shame on IU Hospital, the insurance provider, and America. Is this how you care for your children?!?!
Final bill -
$22 - ONE DOSE OF TYLENOL!!!! - honestly?
All this is above bluebook!
Do yourself a favor and go anywhere but here! I will drive out of my way to avoid this place! They are overcharging to pay for a new hospital complex. They are risking your financial independence for their greedy gain.