This review is regarding my labor and delivery, c-section operation and recovery stay at Paoli.
Despite the five days I spent there being the hardest, most stressful time of my life, I feel overall I was mostly cared for genuinely by the doctors and about 2/3 of the nurses.
If I have any real gripes, it's with regard to one particular night nurse we had who made my recovery that day particularly hard. She was pushy, rude, didn't listen and quite obviously shouldn't have taken the apparently extended shift she did if she wasnt prepared to do her job caringly. She 'checked' on me in a shower she pushed me to take asking if I was done yet every 30-60 seconds despite it being the first shower I'd managed in 4 days and how apprehensive I was to handle a fresh incision. She also seemingly arbitrarily choose what drugs to monitor me actually taking. She forced me to take Tylenol in front of her, but dropped oxycodone off and ran. I'm sure she knows who she is and that we did not like her whatsoever (with probably returned feeling) as she was the only nurse not to sign the card the hospital sent afterwards.
Most of the nurses were average and did their jobs but Gin, Ginny, Gina, Melissa - thank you for seeing and treating me at my worst and providing compassionate care. I only wish there were better communication between nurses when handing off patients in terms of notes on file.
The anesthesiologist was top notch as well and got that thing done fast and accurately. The operation was fast and the attending nurses and staff in the op room kept me warm, took pictures for us while my husband was busy handling our newborn for the first time and did their jobs with obvious care.
The actual IV team also did an amazing, clean job.
Now, the equipment... 2 of 3 of the beds I was in we're broken, mechanically and imo structurally. They were insanely uncomfortable and I got maybe 2 hours of forced sleep over 5 days. There were ants in one of the rooms and the first room had a broken faucet in the bathroom, which granted was fixed 12 hours into the stay.
Overall, there was good and bad about the stay regardless of my personal medical complications. Not sure I would do it again at Paoli if I'm honest but I also can't say I wasnt cared for.