I'm a veteran first and foremost, and if you have any experience with the VA it's like pulling teeth to get an appointment or see your primary care team for a health issue/concern.
I go to this hospital quite a bit because it's in my town and I don't have to travel an hour to a different facility. I also understand the craze of prescription abuse by some people.
To make a long story short, after a week of vommitting and serious pain on my right side, the nurse from my care team instructed me to go to the ER. First of all the staff like to gossip about the patients, they gather at the reception desk and laugh and giggle. I've witnessed on multiple occasions the DR. Was on Facebook scrolling through her timeline.
The wait times are ridiculous, the times I have gone I've been there for a minimum of four hours. Their go to excuse for taking so long is we're busy.
But here is the icing on the cake, I go there because I'm throwing up for a week, and have this incredible pain in my right side. After tests and radiation they tell me I have shingles, which I don't, then it's kidney stones but not the kind that cause pain. So taking a med for shingles a condition I don't have made my symptoms worse, so I go back and I'm literally in tears cause I'm hurting so bad and they gave me toradol which did nothing for me and I brought that to their attention, and the DR said and I quote "Due to a new state law we are longer equipped with narcotic pain medicine and we can no longer prescribe any narcotic pain medicine. Which is a lie, in addition to the nurse telling me that none of the Drs are emergency room physicians or trained as such.
So the next day I called and made a complaint about the staff, low and behold my wife just went there, and because I made a complaint they treated her like absolute garbage. So not only did I call and hurt miss Wilma feelings (the nurse in charge) I went and got my wife and hurt everyone's feelings who were working there, they said we're calling the police and I said ok I'll wait until they get here and they immediately got my wife her discharge papers.
So in closing if you value your life make this place your very last resort.