Worst hospital in the ENTIRE STATE of NJ. I am forced to frequently go to the Frederick B. Cohen Cancer & Blood Disorder Center because it is the only hospital in the state that can treat my illness. Every time I go there it has to be an epic ordeal- the doctors are always swamped because there is never enough staff, which leads me to believe they have a super high employee turn-over rate. I am always forced to wait 2 to 3 hours AFTER my appointment time to see my doctor- what is the point of having APPOINTMENT TIMES if I always wind up waiting more than two hours to be seen? Forcing me to miss my ride (I am disabled and have to rely on car service which is difficult to schedule).
The Cardiovascular Department is also a hot mess. I was to be scheduled to have a right-heart catheter done in March- the entire month goes by without it being scheduled, I had to make a thousand confused phone calls just to get the thing done while my heart condition got worse due to their LAZINESS. What sort of ghetto hospital has the patient schedule their own heart procedure? I guess I have to do the procedure on myself too! Bottom line: because this hospital serves a mostly BLACK population they don't seem to care to run the place properly. I can't know for a fact but I believe if I had private insurance, white skin and my name was Susan I would be getting much better care. Period.