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feedback about Palmerton Hospital
Went there this past Thursday night, ended up getting transferred later. Place was quiet. The hospital is a small place and it looked like a major renovation was going on as it was pretty empty. But the ER folks were really nice. Got me going where I needed to go. Your not going to get anything major done there, but it is part of the St. Luke's system.
Er is a joke. Breaks HIPPA very unprofessional and rude staff. Eating and playing loud music in er carrying on like it’s a party. Dr wasn’t every attentive and never explained anything just places orders. I’ll go to Lehigh valley from now on.
I am currently pregnant and went to the er recently due to concerns and pains. Ever since this hospital changed to St. Luke's it's WORLDS better. The staff was friendly, showed concern, were knowledgeable, compassionate and very quick about everything. They were attentive and communicated with you and listened to everything without condescendance. Great bedside manner. I was diagnosed, made sure I was alright and sent on my way in no time. Special thanks to Dr. Wilkes!!
Went to the ER for persistent dizziness and nausea, without even doing any testing past an EKG I was told "I'll be fine once I pee" and then the doctor left with no explanation. Mind you I'm disoriented and confused, so I'm freaking out about the lack of information anyone is giving me. I was clearly having a panic attack with trouble breathing and pins&needles/numbness in my hands. A nurse told me "that's not real. There's nothing that can give you those symptoms". Meanwhile I'm still on IV asking to go to the bathroom, but I'm told to finish the IV first. So once it's done I go to the bathroom and am told I was dehydrated (I wasn't) and "had the crud" and was promptly shooed out of the hospital. When I got the bill things weren't processed correctly and my insurance covered none of it, after some back and forth from my insurance and the hospital things were finally worked out. I set up a payment plan to cover the rest, I'm now contacted constantly by collection agencies because halfway through the plan their systems updated and my account with them was "locked" and I am currently trying to fix this. Just keeps getting worse, be warned
After a misdiagnosis at Lehigh Valley hospital involving a CAT scan back in August for diverticulitis mistaken for food poisoning with no vomiting or diarea I was sent home and told it would take time to pass. 6 weeks later with not let up I went to my colon doctor Stacik who sent me for a CAT scan I went to Palmerton hospital for that he got immediate results and put me on Clyndimycin immediately to take care of all the infection that had set in. This past Saturday I was rushed to Palmerton hospital where I was diagnosed immediately with a leaky colon.
To say that the care I got was excellent would be putting it mildly and sure I had previous history but the young hot very well dressed male and female doctors were lost in the fog! Some on here say it's noisy but what do you expect in a hospital when people need constant attention that some don't even require but I saw no discrimination on they're part. My choice will be St. Luke's Palmerton hospital for any emergency.
Later - I guess I spoke too soon I wound up in there 25 days after almost dying from sepsis. There was black mold growing on the outside of the HVAC vents in the ICU!