I have never been to a hospital that took such great care of me and my guests! I mean friendly, caring, compassionate! The RNs I had were so gentle to me after my painful surgery! The menu was incredible! And they set the tray as if I were in a fancy restaurant! They were clean, decent, caring people.. and the hospital was clean and didn't smell like most do! if I had to choose one hospital for my life it'd be Patients Hospital of Redding!
While visiting a friend from Bible study group who was recovering from surgery, I overheard Dr. Tate say some very ugly things about Christians. Awful, hateful things. Shame on him!!
Dr. Tate does a great job, considering everything he has going against him. He can't recruit. He can't retain anybody with a clean history. Redding's powerful big boys at Dignity and Sutter treat him as a competitor and threat. Regulatory agencies are wary of him and his little ragtag "hospital."
But for all the digs against him (the malpractice lawsuits, the fraud accusations, the penny pinching, the licensing issues, the sexual harrasment cases, the discrimination suits...), Dr. Tate manages to hang in there.
Be careful with their podiatrists (especially not the new one from Chico, who has even more lawsuits than the last local guy), any of the GYN surgeons, their pain docs, their nurse anesthetist, and their orthopedic surgeon, but you will probably be okay in Dr Tate's hands, himself.
Wait seems long from appointment time.
Run down. Dirty. Smelly.