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Wife had water break at 31 weeks. The labor and delivery staff were so great as my wife stayed and was in bed rest there for over 3 weeks. Brook, Liz, Jamie, and Becca were excellent in taking care of all her needs. The nicu was also excellent with caring nurses who took the time to explain everything. Cindy, Ashlee, and Jocelyn all did a fantastic job in the nicu. We could not have asked for our twins to be born in a better hospital.
Listen I travel with my husband for work and I have visited many hospitals around this country and I have to say this was the absolute unprofessional hospital I have ever stayed in. First of all I know far more about the troubles in this hospital than any PATIENT should. From doctors arguing about head honcho in meetings to nurses abusing Techs. Cleaning staff that come in twice and work still has to be redone... to Money issues from employees...to better info from the discharge nurse about her daughter than my own case. Next, the head doctor was the worst. She showed no interest in anything at all. And explained nothing. One doctor was helpful. My techs (Mary M. and LaTanya were caring and compationate) were better than my nurses (Robert and Devin were the 2 nurses most professional). But If the majority of what I encountered in this Team of this hospital professionals, they better revisit their mission statement and Quality List because they are FAILING badly.🤷
Long story very short. I was 35 weeks 6 days pregnant. Had a fever, moderate to severe pain for 8 hours. Went in to be checked out. After minimal testing I was told that I was fine and that they couldn’t treat “discomfort”. I tried to explain that I was in a lot of pain and had a fever at home. I was ignored and told to go home. After demanding a doctor visit the next day I was sent back and ended up with a fever of 102.9, a fetal heart rate of 200, maternal heart rate of 120, and constant contractions. Diagnosed with chorioamnionitis and required an emergency c section. We turned out fine, fortunately, but if I had listened to the nurse and just dealt with it for awhile, it’s quite possible (maybe even probable) that at least one of us would have died. Be careful.
Was told by my OB to go to the ER about issues I was having since the doctors office was closing for the day. I get to the ER they tell me I have to go up to labor and delivery. I am in full panic and they tell me I have to walk up there by myself. Once checked in one of the nurses told me that I should not have went to that hospital I should have drove another 20 minuets to get to my hospital in Smyrna where my doctor is at. It felt like they didn’t want me at the hospital I also didn’t fully get answers to the problem I was having. Ended up going two days later to the hospital in Smyrna because my issue got worse and they were very kind and gave me answers as to why I was having the issues I was with my pregnancy.
Very caring staff and doctors once we got back there since we waited for 3 hours. I was given a breathing treatment, chest x-ray and a doctors visit and it cost us thousands of dollars. Hopefully well never have to go there again.