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Yesterday I went to the ER in an ambulance suffering from severe lower back/sciatica pain. I broke my tailbone last year from falling off a latter. Due to that fall I developed this sciatica problem. Yesterday it became unbearable. I can't sit, stand, walk, lay down or anything for that matter. I am useless. When I arrived at the hospital yesterday I got looks from nurses and doctors of complete disgust. They profiled me hard. They refused to give me any painkillers even though I was crying cries I've never cried before. The doctor said he didn't believe I was in any pain after X-ray came back with nothing broken. I tried to explain to them it is nerves, not broken bones, and I needed an MRI. They didn't believe me. Doctor said he was having the incredibly patronizing nurse set up my discharge papers and security to escort me out because I was crying too loud and being a disturbance. I'm not sure what to do with ER mistakes and refusal of services. Any advice will be appreciated. I am so saddened by the treatment I received at this ER. And to be clear, this is my second time at this hospital. The first experience there was exceptional. The doctor and nurse were incredibly accommodating and compassionate. This was a singular incident regarding nurse Carla. The doctor refused to give his name and had name tag turned around.
Very modern hospital with very attentive staff. Nurses were knowledgeable and friendly when dealing with the patient.
I spent 2 weeks there this summer as a patient in the behavioral health unit. Most of these one star reviews seem to be people who came to the ER with things that aren't emergencies. I'm reviewing as someone who actually had to spend a lot of time there.
First off, the food was fantastic and the kitchen staff who take the orders were very patient and friendly. Keep up the good work!
The nurses were kind, helpful, and understanding. A few were way stricter than others, but it came from a place of caring. They all seemed to be great people!
One major problem I ran into in the BHU was the Internet policy. No Internet use allowed at all. This is understandable in most cases, but it actually ended up hurting me. We were shuffled from doctor to doctor, and some would barely explain anything. They'd try to put me on medications that alter your brain chemistry, but some gave me almost no information other than the general purpose and a list of side effects. I refused medication until I could get a friend to look it up and tell me about it over the phone. This probably ended up making my stay last longer than it needed to be.
They forced me to sleep on a mattress on the floor of an activity room at one point because they needed to keep an eye on me. They shouldn't force patients to do that! They need to find a better way to keep an eye on people at night.
The roommate situation got bad when they put me with a girl who was later deemed unfit to have a roommate. I was back on the floor because of it. For a place that is so expensive, the fact that I had to sleep on the floor multiple times is crazy.
I'd probably give 5 stars if I actually had a bed every night I was there.
Not much you can do, only hospital. for miles. So far in the ten years I lived here this hospital has been great. I don't really get the low reviews. The doctors and nurses are great, much better then a city hospital in my option when it cones to the staff at Mount Nittany hospital. The food is even good.
I went there for a physical. After I had spent 45 minutes waiting in the examining room the doctor still hadn't arrived so I got up and left. My time is valuable too, folks.