My daughter hurt her ankle and was in a lot of pain. I drove her to the nearest hospital expecting a long wait in ER. I was pleasantly surprised that she was in triage within 10 minutes of registering. Just a few minutes after she had her ankle x-rayed. Everyone was nice and helpful from the front desk, to the nurses, and doctor. We were out within 2 hours and even had time to practice walking on crutches.
My "room" to be seen by a doctor is out in the hallway with NO PRIVACY! Nurses and staff have miscommunication and they carry themselves very unprofessional in front of patients. First time coming and definitely my last..
This hospital SAVED my life. I would give it 1000 stars if I could. I was in this hospital for 20 days. For a little over 2 weeks I was on life support. Dr WAZNI is AMAZING, caring, and professional; he coiled my brain aneurysm. I am almost 100% back to my normal functions. He has followed up with me a couple times already after I was discharged. The nurses are very sweet, especially Vangie, she asked a few times to be able to take care of me. I had a lot of different nurses and doctors take care of me, but I can’t remember everyone’s name as I was in coma some of the time.
On 12-31-2017, between 9-10pm I collapsed and my family called 911, the ambulance took me to Lakewood Regional Medical Center. I was bleeding in the brain from an aneurysm but no one could figure out what was wrong with me. Around 3 or 4am I woke up screaming my head is going to explode, am I going to die. They called Dr Wazni, who did a CT scan, discovered my brain was filling with blood and other fluids. They drained it right away. Then waited for my vitals to improve to do the coiling. One of the other doctors said I should go with open brain surgery, which would mean I would have a 25% chance of survival and I could lose certain functions forever. But, doctor Wazni was the one watching me and taking care of me from day one. He recommended coiling. My husband and sister felt most comfortable with doctor Wazni and opted for coiling. On 1-4-2018 he coiled my aneurysm, which took 3 and a half hours and had the hospital monitor me. They sedated me and put me in coma because I would wake up and want to pull my ivy and everything else off of me. I’m truly sorry for being a handful. They had to have someone sit out side of my room to monitor me 24/7. Apparently I had the aneurysm, which lead to seizures and me vomiting and fluid going into my lungs, and a heart attack. Sometime during my first week there, I had to have 2 blood transfusions.
I don’t remember doing or going through any of this. To my knowledge, I officially woke up and was coherent on 1-15-2018. My family and friends have filled me in of all that happened before me waking up. I woke up to Vangie calling me her miracle baby. By the time I woke up every staff member in the hospital knew who I was (even the security) and would look at me in aww that I made it!
I’m 41, I have 2 children, a 4 year old and a 10 year old. I am grateful that I can continue to be in their lives. I thank god for being taken to the right hospital for the right care and having Dr. Wazni be the one to operate on me.
Lakewood Regional, from the bottom of our hearts my family and I thank you for saving my life.
The picture is of me and doctor Wazni, 4 days after I was discharged from the hospital. I’m a SURVIVOR!
These guys operate off greed not by moral. No services were rendered during my ER visit because the staff was so rude I decided to not continue my visit. Somehow my bluecross blueshield got billed 1766.69.
My father isn’t going to be transfer to Lakewood from another hospital. After reading most of the reviews. I must say I’m 50/50 about it. My father is in ICU. I hope they help my father and I don’t have nothing bad to say about this hospital as he is staying there.