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I can't believe this hospital is still open. The amount of misdiagnosed people that were "treated" there had severe problems, and the Staff/Doctors failed to find the real problems of many patients. And considering that more people die a year due to "professionals" not being professional, through medical misdiagnosis, kinda makes me uneasy to put trust into this place for my health and well-being. The best bet (if you don't want to have such a high risk of misdiagnosis) would be go somewhere else.
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.
I don't understand the negative reviews. This is a wonderful small county hospital that I have used several times for emergencies and other services. I have been admitted no less than 3 times and was very well taken care of. Every single time I have been there I have been very satisfied. It's important for people to realize the emergency room IS NOT a first come, first served service. One is seen according to the degree of emergency as determined by the triage procedure. Also, if a patient is difficult or a jerk how do you think that might affect the way you're treated by the staff.
Waited in pain for 2 1/2 hours and the people ahead of me hadn't been taken to a room yet so I knew my wait was probably going to be around 4 hours just to be taken to a room. I decided I'd probably get better faster treating myself at home, and be more comfortable so I left. First I asked if they were under staffed and was told "no we just don't have any rooms available." My dad said if you had enough staff you could empty the rooms faster and treat more efficiently. She still was adamant that they aren't understaffed. In my opinion they are. I'll think twice about ever going back.
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!!!