The real acronym for this hospital is Just Freakin’ Kidding, because the medical care is a joke.
I brought my elderly grandmother here just after thanksgiving. She had witnessed a tragic event of her prized pet being brutally attacked and killed before her eyes by a neighbor’s dog. The neighbor took off and left my grandmother there upset and crying. The dog died in her arms, it was tough for her. We encouraged her to get medical assistance after that event, but she declined.
After the dog attack her dementia set in rapidly. She had no issues prior. On Thanksgiving it was the worst, she was forgetting everyone at home. We were scared and concerned as only a month had passed since the attach so we took her to JFK emergency room to monitored at about 9 pm. We waited an hour before finally being called back. She was hooked up to the machines and then I sat by her side for about 5 hours before they took her to get a CT scan. After that we sat for another 5 hours. All the patients around us were being treated BUT us. Why they didn’t admit us or ask us to take her elsewhere was beyond me. I kept asking for answers and nobody could help. I finally left her there for a couple hours so I could go get some food, shower and change.
I came back to JFK and SHE WAS GONE. They had no idea where she was. They told me they transferred her to another hospital but nobody knew which one or where. I understood why they moved her. I do not understand how they lost her. What a joke. Waste of time and money. Do yourself a favor and don’t take your loved ones here. Take them to the higher rated hospitals in the area and save yourself the headache of having to call every hospital in the area to find your family. I wouldn’t send my enemies here, again, joke of a hospital.