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I am new to area. Yesterday my roommate had what seemed like a TIA while golfing with his friend. I am a retired RN. When he returned home from golfing he was shaky but no longer confused. Under duress I took him to the nearest ER to rule out a stroke. It was 6:00 pm. There was no wait. The staff was very competent. We were there for 7 hours. He had a CT, an MRI, blood work and IV antibiotics. Dr. Terrill Burnworth was an EXCELLENT Physician. He was very thorough. He also called the neurologist at home for a consult. He was diagnosed with a TIA and also a sinus infection. The nursing staff was friendly and competent. The cafeteria was great. I have worked in many hospitals and for a smaller town ER I was totally satisfied with his care.
If I could give this hospital a negative 5 star I would. My boyfriend was coughing up blood and throwing up aswell. We waited 4 hours in the lobby and saw no one, so we left. They took patients who got the 2 hours after us. I do NOT recommend this hospital to anyone!!!! My cousin sliced his hand open and they stitched them wrong so he went to another hospital and they even said that if he didn’t come to them it would have gotten infected and possibly lose his hand. If you are expecting to come out this hospital alive then your wrong. Driving a couple miles to the next hospital would be best. DO NOT GO HERE!!!
Had a good experience during my stay. If you have realistic expectations and dont expect to be waited on like your at some 5 star resort only rich people can afford I think you will come away with a good experience too. The staff were pleasant and kind.
Yes, it can take time for them to get to you during the day. There is much more activity going on. From taking people to get testing, walking them in the hallways, looking for new medications if a person can not tolerate what they are currently being given, monitoring patients vitals, and moving people between the bed and chair/bathroom. This all takes a lot of time and should be obvious if only you take a moment to think about the Other patients who are also in the hospital.
Being as self sufficient as possible while laid up in bed is hard, but it is doable and takes some of the load off the staff caring for patients so when you actually do need them they can get to you and others quicker. For instance, can you pee in the urinal in bed. Yes its unpleasant, but just this one simple act because its done several times a day per person can shave a lot of time off from dealing with people and get you help faster if the majority of other patients works together towards this goal.
So yea, for me my stay was a good one.
The staff was friendly and diligent about providing care. The cafeteria had good food at very reasonable prices. Parking was convenient and free.
On the night of Wednesday Jan 16th 2019 , early Thursday morning I was admitted from emergency room to room 404. My jewelry ( 5 gold hoop earrings , and 1 gold barbell for my left eyebrow )had to be removed due to CT scans and x-rays. They was placed in a zip lock bag. And placed on my passport paperwork on counter.
Very early (approx. 3am) Friday morning I realized there was someone's dried blood on the handle/ safety bars on bed rails. When I brought this to my nurses attention. They contacted housekeeping to remove my bed. The lady in charge of housekeeping came in my room with the patient experience manager. Housekeeping immediately called me a liar to my face. And stated that "said" area of my bed was in fact rust not blood. Samples were sent to be checked to see what it really was. When they realized the sample wasn't big enough , a lady came back and used her personal pocket knife to collect more samples. After this event I was told I was being discharged from my room.
On getting my belongings together, I realized my Nike tennis shoes and Nike sweater was in patient belongings bag. But my jewelry was gone. Of course Noone was willing to admit they seen or had my jewelry. I have since filed reports with the hospital and the Newark police dept.
The officer insured me that in cases like this , i wouldn't recieve my jewelry back. This is the worst I have ever been treated while being on licking memorial grounds! Laura Shearn