This is the worst hospital!
I was taken here by ambulance after a fall, while having back spasms and numbness in my legs.
After being left for hours shivering in wet clothes and socks, I was given a CT scan.
I was told nothing was broken and was "fine". The doctor - DR. GREGORY P BOWERMAN- was incredibly lacking in any kind of bedside manner, or listening skills. He essentially told me to just get up and go home, despite the fact I could not move my legs. I politely expressed that I didn't think he was listening and asked for another Doctor. He told me he was the only Doctor present, despite the fact that this was contradicted by the nurse. I asked for a nurse.
I worked with two nurses. The first I believe was named Debbie, who was semi-professional, until she moved two feet away, staying I was “fine” to whoever was listening, while rolling her eyes.
Dan was the second nurse. He was insistent I get up to leave.
I asked for a walker as I couldn't get myself to the car. I had to insist on some sort of medication for the pain.
I was given a 10 day Rxn and told I could not borrow a walker unless I had a stroke.
He quite aggressively put me into wheelchair. As he rolled me outside I explained I could not even feel wheelchair against my legs and something wasn't right.
He told me that I needed to "walk it off" and to "stretch" and that I would be "fine".
After going home I found that I was unable to move my arms without having spasms, so I went to a different ER.
A full MRI showed I had suffered spinal cord damage and needed immediate surgery.
If I had "got up" and "stretched" per the recommendation of Sonora Regional, I have no idea what kind of further damage I would have done.
Three weeks after surgery, I am still unable to feel one full leg, and have "foot drop" - due to extensive nerve damage I suffered during that fall.
I wonder how many other patients come through here, and suffer due to the lack of care provided by these « professionals ».
This hospital is disgustingly unprofessional and the competence here is questionable.
I would avoid this place at all costs, for one's own safety.