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After tripping and falling in my garden, I arrived at PPRH Emergency Room, a bit nervous as I read the negative reviews, however had multiple cuts near my eye, a head wound that would not stop bleeding and some blurred vision. They were fantastic! I received excellent medical care, a CT Scan, eye ultra sound, and my wounds were cleaned and attended too with proficiency and care. I was in and out in less than two hours. Dr Hall, the nurses, the check in process, all of it was excellent and I would recommend this ER to anyone in the area!
I tried, I really really tried to avoid this place. I know all about the reputation and it is true. My wife just didn't think she could make the drive to Memorial. What a mistake. A series of tests, couple of IVs, and they say they don't have anyone who can treat her. So, you guessed it, they transfer her to Memorial. Problem is that has taken FOUR hours and she is still laying in this bed, in pain, while the nurses share stories LOUDLY at their station.
This place is no more than a Doc in a Box, and a bad one at that. NEVER again. And frankly I think they discriminate against Medicaid patients because we don't have some corporate insurance.
Last night I woke up unable to breathe. I couldn't drive, so my husband had to drive me and our kids down to this place, and it's over an hour away from us. They wouldn't let my family back with me, and basically refused to help me. Some fascinating quotes from my visit:
"We won't test you for the flu, because all our tests come back POSITIVE" wait, what??
"We could give you a chest x-ray but if you do have pneumonia, we won't treat you. We only treat pneumonia in children under two or adults over 65." Excuse me?? Jim Henson /died/ from pneumonia.
"Well you look fine." DID I ASK HOW I LOOKED?
"Are you pregnant, or could you be?" I told them yes I could be pregnant, they never tested me.
They asked me if I had a fever, I told them my temp when I left home was 99.8, to which the nurse rudely snapped, "that's not a fever, it's an elevated temperature, and we don't consider it a fever unless you're higher than 101°"
Now I could understand their behavior if they were busy, if they had many people with missing limbs or hear attacks, but when I got there, the lights were off, and I was the only patient there. Excuse me if I cut into your Facebook time with my inconsiderate body refusing to breathe. But I'm sure that's not an issue.
All they did for me? Gave me a half a teaspoon of cough syrup, ((I'm not kidding)) and sent me on my way with a prescription for more cough syrup.
TL;DR: if you go to this hospital, they will refuse to treat you, but will gladly take your money.
UPDATE: I turned out to have pneumonia, I went back six hours later, demanded an x-ray, and proved it.
I had a fall in Los Angeles but chose to fly back to Woodland Park an have Dr. Messner deal with my injury... a fractured hip that needed immediate attention... I was attended to very quickly and surgery was scheduled for the same day. I had heard nothing but good things about Messner and chose to to have the work done here in my hometown versus big LA hospital...
Recovery has been slow due to its traumatic nature... but he knows his area of expertise and the physical therapy staff are great .... glad I came back here than spend days on end in LA
It’s a damn good little hospital... even better now that it’s part of UC Health
PS... Emergency room has been great with my previous kidney stone issue... were lucky to have a good facility up here in the clouds!!!
I came to Pike's Peak Hospital with painful Diverticulitis. I was quickly taken care of in Emergency, given an MRI and admitted. I stayed four days and, through every stage, I received the best possible care.