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Brought my 1 year old in to the ER. I don't know how many people have waited in a ER waiting area with a sick & fussy 1 year old, (I'm sure a lot), but it's frustrating and scary, especially when you wait over 2 hours to be seen.....IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM!!! Good thing he wasn't actually dying because he would've been dead by the time he was seen. Are they short staffed? Is Anacortes allowing too many people to reside in this area where they can't keep up with the patients? Whatever it is something has to change!
This is a great hospital; I've had the chance to see it from a variety of angles. I gave birth there and the experience was fabulous. The two nurses I had during the birth were knowledgable, incredibly caring, attentive, reassuring. I'd considered getting a doula and didn't have time because my son came early, and these women were absolutely everything I needed. We stayed in the birth unit three days because of my son's low weight, and the care of the doctors, lactation consultant, nurses was top notch. We didn't want to leave!
My mom had a gallbladder surgery and hip replacement here and the surgeries were excellent, follow-up care, and PT were all very professional and thorough. I've been to the ER in the hospital for family and friends three times- I would totally recommend the hospital to anyone.
GREAT care by all staff...Yossarien...Carri...James we're AWESOME!!! VERY caring Nurses and hard working assistants....PT James was so helpful and caring also...our deep thanks to all of you
So, I really liked this hospital and I still do. I really enjoy Dr. Foist, she's amazing, and I would recommend her! I had to have my daughter early due to preclampsia. She was born about a month early. Howe, I don't know what to say about the nursing staff in the labor and delivery. First thing, they didn't show me how to use a pump for the longest time, so I didn't get much colostrum. Finally, a wonderful nurse showed me how. Next thing, my daughter had to be in the bilirubin box and she hated it. She would scream. I was yelled at one of the nurses because and was told she wouldn't get better because I took her out, and covered her with the bilirubin blanket. Despite, being told by the other nurse that it was okay, and the fact that she couldn't be consoled. During our final night there, my daughter couldn't keep her temoertempe up in the box but they pushed off and said that it was probably due to the cold temoettempe of the room. The nurse had me hold her on my chest and keep her there so then she would stay room. The next day, my daughter hadn't had a bowel movement, but I was told that it was fine and not to worry. So we were discharged. The nurse out a blanket under my daughter in her carseat to make her reach in her carseat. I didn't know it at the time, bit that's not okay at all! Later that night, my husband and I rushed to the ER because my daughter had a temperature of about 93°. We had her blankets around her, a hat, and a sleeper, but she couldn't stay warm! The ER tested her blood sugar, and it was extremely low and had the hardest time staying up. I was told that my daughter could have sepsis or worse. My daughter had to spend a week in the NICU. I thought my child was going to die. No patently should ever, and I mean EVER go through that. If you cannot handle preemies, then don't deliver them!
Professional and friendly staff. I had a C-Section and the nurses and Doctor were the best. I highly recommend my OB Dr. Kathleen Garde and the pediatrician Dr. Brandon Green. I recently moved to Arlington (50 min away) and I wouldn’t change Island Hospital for any other closer!