I am a healthcare engineer and build hospitals, therefore I have a long history working with medical professionals.
Scripps is good, it is a training hospital as are many facilities, it doesn't have the bells and whistles of some hospitals, but it also doesn't have that price tag.
The nurses are great.
Some of the doctors are great, some are only good.
I came in with chest pain and irregular heart beat, I was All but Instantly put in an Exam room, and a portable x-ray was brought in.
They admitted me and worked to get me entirely healthy, not just my heart, because I have phenomena as well as two blood clots. They helped set up primary care doctors because I am only visiting SD, but need to be on strong blood thinners.
I have cheep insurance right now because I am not working. And I have never done any work in this facility. But the staff treated great with real concern for my well being.
Since very little in life is ever "perfect" I don't give a perfect scores. But I give Scripps my strongest endorsement for anyone needing medical attention.
Elliot A Kochmann
I've been to the ER there for myself as a patient, and with my girlfriend when she had some health issues. The staff is absolutely phemomomal. They treat you with compassion, kindness, and professionalism. What else can you ask for? There were closer hospitals, but I wouldn't go anywhere else.
I went into Scripts ER with numbness tingling in my left arm, hand should and other symptoms of possible stroke or heart attack. I checked in and was told to wait in waiting room. There were a few people waiting for patients but no one getting treated or going in. I could see some open rooms when the door opened with no one in them. About 1 1/2 hours later I still was not called in. Then a husband brought his wife in with part of her finger in a ice bad bleeding profusely. The staff took her name and told him to put her in the waiting room chairs and they would get to her. She was really beginning to lose it and go into pain and crying. She was laying down in the two of the waiting room chairs. I told him to push the staff to get her in asap as I had been there 1 1/2 hours without any treatment or even being called. He went back up and pushed them to move her in and I was helping him get her up out of the chair into a wheel chair and then they finally told me they would take care of it and did not need anything to hurt myself. There was no sense of urgency there. But the then the room was filled with patients and they finally took the victim in. I went to the desk asked her to validate my parking ticket and that I was leaving after that amount of time. She apologized and I left. I would not recommend going to this hospital. The staff had no idea and the emergency was not bustling with activity but felt like a line in the post office. If this was how emergency room was I could not imagine how the actual treatment would be?
I was worried about going here after hearing so many issues with the population.
Firstly, parking is ridiculous here. Who wants to stress about parking when they go to the ER?
I went in for severe abdominal and chest pain that had been persistent for weeks. Registration took well over an hour, which was also pretty ridiculous as it was not at all busy. It seems that there isn't much of system for triaging patients in the beginning. It seems like it was first come first serve, no one asks about history, chest pain is equivalent to the flu. 2 people left during my wait.
But once the wait was over, the service was amazing. The nurses, ultrasound tech, students, doctors, and transport employees were extremely kind. Dr. Cracroft especially made the experience positive. He was thorough and delightful. No burnout!
I did end up getting sick after leaving. I should have worn one of those masks and used more hand sanitizer.
Th place is horrible. The service is horrible and they will later charge your family triple what the other hospitals charge. Be careful with the ambulance drivers. They are working for scripps and will lie to take you to scripps. Do you really want to pay $2000.00 for a 30 minute therapy , $10 for a baby aspirin. Go to Scripps at your own risk