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We unfortunately had the experience of delivering a baby at this hospital and if we could travel back in time we'd go somewhere else. From the time we entered labor and delivery to the time we were discharged there was only a couple pleasurable moments. A couple of the nurses and one of the lactation nurses were knowledgeable, comforting, and just all around amazing people The rest were beyond useless.
The communication between the nurses, doctors, patients, and family was minimal. We only knew what was going on if we hunted them down and almost begged to know. The day after birth we saw the day light nurse once to make her rounds and then for the next twelve hours she never showed her face. We even found out later she lied on her paperwork about what time our baby ate and soiled her diapers. Kinda hard to know that when you don't see the patients to talk them.
If your boyfriend or husband is planning on staying with you while in the hospital, good luck getting any sleep. The chairs don't recline and don't fold out to allow you to be comfortable .If you ask for one you get looked at like your crazy by every nurse.
I hope you like prison rooms once they move you out of labor and delivery. The room was plain with nothing on the walls and a window that looked a brick wall . Oh they had a pull out recliner in this room but if you actually used it the way it was intended the mom in the bed couldn't get out of bed and nobody would be able to use the restroom.
All in all stay away from this hospital. Run far, far away from it.
This hospital is a much-needed safety net for the many people in the local community who lack health insurance and money. I will be forever thankful for those who provided care to my family member. Nonetheless, it seems as if some nurses, case managers and palliative care liaisons operated on cold autopilot. Also, the place seems like a jailhouse at night with all of the security guards who demand identification.
Worst hospital I have ever been to. Mr. Johnson discarded what 6 other doctors said to me about my condition--and they were professionals in the field of my disease! He also had me wait for 3 hours to see him. He stated confidently that I had been misdiagnosed.
His bedside manner was no better. He stated that I need to go on a low sodium diet and he felt that my wife should diet that way too. My wife wasn't the one being seen, so I felt this was unprofessional and rude. I started to wonder if all the bruises and stitches on his face were from another patient beating the hell out of him.
Mr. Johnson also stated that there was nothing new that could be done for me--to which I questioned why I even bothered to see this hack in the first place.
Lastly, Mr. Johnson casually told me that his mother had died from Hypertension. He stated this with a flat affect which caused me to question his competency in medical practice (though I was already questioning this when he made the comment about my wife's weight and her getting on a low sodium diet).
After weeks away from this place, my doctors new meds worked and I am on schedule to a full recovery. I get a call from Kern Medical asking for a followup--to which I stated that I would never go back to Kern Medical again. The secretary said she would make a note.
Next week I get the same phone call and share the same insights. The other secretary then stated that she would make a note.
Now on this day 9/8/18 I get a Kern Medical evaluation form in the mail asking how everything was. So this kindly reminded of how much of an unprofessional place this is and I figured I would share my insights with everyone since they don't seem to understand that I think they are worthless. I feel sorry for you Bakersfield people being treated here.
If I could give this place zero stars I would! I have a a surgery scheduled here twice in one month the have cancelled! The first time the only reason I got was the dr just can't and then they can me back on a Tues and tell me to be there Friday and Friday as I'm on my way out the door going to the hospital they call and cancel again saying the Dr is sick! I feel this place is unprofessional and just like to waste people time!
It is better than before the last time I visited this hospital
They the doctors and nurse seems worn out from work., now it seems they have a revival n their being u now what I mean.🤣