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Tonight I went into the hospital with chest pain and I have a heart condition. I was quickly whisked away into the back where they did an EKG. Two hours later I see the doctor who mind you has no care in the world of my heart, the reason why I’m there. He decides it’s my lungs, mind you I can breath fine. He decides he needs a blood gas, an extremely painful procedure that I respectfully declined. He then tried to discharge me “against doctors wishes” the charge nurse came and pretty much backed me into a corner about getting it done. I reluctantly agree to the blood gas test. The therapist comes down and ultimately can’t get the test. The doctor AGAIN tries to discharge me against his wishes. I’ve never felt so defeated and disrespected in my entire life! I complied with your test and it still wasn’t good enough. The charge nurse was a monster and By the way I’m home now with the same chest pain. That he refuse to treat because of a test.i will never go back to this place again!
I recently had to have orthopedic surgery and chose to stay in Watertown rather than travel to Syracuse. This was a very good decision and I am so pleased with the service I received. The Surgeons, Nurses and all staff I interacted with while at Samaritan were very professional and took care of my every need. I would recommend this facility to anyone needing to have a surgical procedure. It is wonderful to have such a facility in my own community. Thank you for all that you do.
With me it hasn't been just the lousy, incompetent medical treatment I've received from the staff, but also the nonsense from the administration I've been forced to deal with. I will crawl on my hands and knees through broken glass and razor wire to go to another facility before I willingly walk through the doors of Samaritan again.
Terrible doctors. Alot of the nurses are great but they don't know how to notify anyone of their condition. My mom was admitted 4 times from the span of June-September. She was diagnosed with pnuemonia the first time and was told she had something in her lungs after a chest x-ray. Sent home with meds and never heard anything. She got bad again and was readmitted and this time it was double pnuemonia. They also did a biopsy this time. Sent her home again with more meds. Never heard anything. The 3rd time she went they told finally told her she had lung cancer but never specified how bad it was or any treatment options for at least a month after they sent her home. The 4th and final time she was admitted was when she passed in September. At that time was the better of the experiences and the nurses who took care of her when she was dying we're very good nurses .
I went by ambulance and when I was in the ER waiting for a CAT scan for my abdomen, a tech came and told me he was going to take me to get my head and neck CAT Scan. I refused to go with the tech and told him I was supposed to have my abdomen imaged. He was clueless. He left then returned later saying the ER doctor had made a mistake in my chart. I did later get my imaging done but was thankful I spoke up,
because I was there for what ended up being acute appendicitis.