Most of the staff are very friendly, and helpful. But the doctors in the E.R. are a joke. I've never seen such incompetence in my life. And the rudeness from these doctors is inexcusable. I've lived around here for 12 years, and had 5 very uncomfortable, demeaning experiences with each and every one of the E.R docs I've seen here. From telling me that maybe my 89 year old mother is better off if we just let her "go" from the blood clot in her leg (suggesting we just let her die!), to being ignored when I said don't put water in my infected ear to clean it out because I have pinholes in my ear drums....that's WHY I got an ear infection, to being treated like an enemy when I came into the E.R. to be with my sick mother ...then being apologized to later when they realized I belonged there (NO reason to be rude, at all. Families are going through a lot of stress during these times), to the big one; I had a stroke, and couldn't speak clearly, which is one of many classic signs of a stroke, and the doctor performed TWO cat scans, but not one MRI which is what I needed to be diagnosed, and he acted like I was bothering him/wasting his time. I finally had an MRI 3 more days later and the TIA was discovered, but I could have died in the meantime. My GP was so mad, she walked down to the E.R. and gave that doctor a good reaming. I'll still use the hospital, and I love the nurses there. But the E.R? Forget it. Not if I don't absolutely need it. That department and it's doctors seriously need some sensitivity training and to re-read their Hippocratic Oath.