UTOPIA CLUB Picklesimer
I have been in MGH for pneumonia and following a stroke. I think the nursing staff is outstanding-responsive,quick and kind and the food is great (I can't use the phrase "'hospital food' the same anymore. I am grateful that this is my local hospital and where the ambulance took me—surely beats any hospital I've experienced in San Francisco.
I 100% understand how triage works but nevertheless Marin General needs to learn how to more expeditedly admit ER patients. Just because we aren’t on the brink of death doesn’t mean we don’t need immediate medical attention. Excruciating pain or abnormally strange symptoms should be enough to get us nurse or MD attention within 20 mins. So far my few experiences have been a 1hr+ wait no matter what the issue
They almost always bill and overcharge insurance companies a lot more than what the actual severity of patients categories are upon admission. I would highly recommend by carefully reading your hospital admission forms and agreement or asking questions about level of services they will be providing.. you may request an audit or a written report from business office what level of services they provided at what severity after discharge.
Our doctor and nurse friends told us to avoid for anything but a stich but because we had to do a stitch we figured it was okay. We then waited 4 hours to see a nurse who said he would staple the cut to the face. We asked about stitches he said tho was cheaper. I said it's a 6 year old and we don't want a scar. The nurse said he had never done stitches in an ER as their goal is to save money and if I wanted to read the studies I could. We asked to see an MD. Waited another 2 hours and finally left to CPMC.
Psyche is the worst. Tie you up for 2 hours and kick you put no taxi vouchet. Sheriff had ti gibe me a ride yo bus depot and missed Marin Airporter. Absolute useless 8 people to say no. This is not my first rodeo with the hospital.