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I have had two separate experiences with South Central Regional Medical Center. One in 2017; the other in the last month. Both experiences were extremely disappointing. Both times the in-take staff were slow and acted as if the patient I accompanied was a waste of their time. The nurses were unfriendly and unsympathetic. When asked for a chair for my relative, I was dismissed rudely. The doctors, although knowledgeable, were extremely brief and rushed.
The staff that I did find to be very friendly and diligent were the food service personnel. They went above and beyond during our stay.
I do not recommend this facility for medical care. Hattiesburg is a short drive away and worth it.
Today, I took my sister to the Emergency Room at South Central Regional Medical Center. She was complaining of shortness of breath, severe congestion and low potassium and dehydration . We waited for nearly 4 HOURS in the waiting room for a doctor to see her. My sister got an EKG and an Xray, and was told to go to the waiting room until a treatment room became available. After over 3 hours and 50 minutes of waiting, we both left. Although we have had various levels of emergency room services in the past, this time was absolutely the worst. People were sick, coughing, vomiting and all getting shuffled from one triage room to another. South Central Regional Medical Center has one of the worst hospital Emergency Departments in the state of Mississippi and possibly the nation. The check-in staff was very rude and uncaring.
South Central has to be the worst run and least efficient emergency room in the entire country. I witnessed many people being told they may want to try elsewhere because the wait is over two hours. Our wait is currently at five hours and counting. We had a minor injury that required some stitches but I feel like five hours is ridiculous. We are finally seeing the doctor now. The people are nice enough just have no sense of urgency. A young child came in ,potentially have appendicitis, after being referred to the ER by a clinic and they told her it would be multiple hours. Once the family decided to leave to go to Hattiesburg, the nurses decided to bring the child back to the ER. I cannot begin to understand what it takes to run an emergency room but there has to be a point where things have to move quicker.
If I could give zero I would this place killed my mother 6 years ago and almost killed my dad a few days ago. The night nurses on the 1st floor are rude and do not check on patients over night they allowed my dad to slip into a coma after carbon dioxide built up in his body. They aren't properly trained to care for paraplegic patients . ICU nurse was very sweet while we were there but the ICU lacks the basic technology that many of the hospitals have adopted such as cordless phones for patients to speak with family when they are depressed or need to hear a familiar voice . This isn't a hospital I would pick for a loved one trust me when I say go to Forest General !!
I had to go to the ER due to a supposed intestinal obstruction last week. First of all, the nurses are horrible at getting blood. I have two huge bruises on my arm, due to them "trying to find a vein". Excuse me, but I had it drawn this week at st. Dominic's and they found a vein without hardly looking and I dont have a bruise from that! Second, they wound up doing a CT scan and that horrible ER doctor came in and told me the obstruction was all fluid. Then she tells me I have a 6 inch mass on my left ovary and that it is cancer because it has solid mass. She freaked us out, all the while not even trying to close the door while telling my husband and I this. Um, excuse me, but it is possible for ovarian cysts to have solid mass and just be an ovarian cyst. It wasn't a full 60 seconds after she left I had a nurse come in and tell me that she's sorry to hear the news. Um, invasion of privacy much...I think that's a violation people. I'm not happy with that experience at all!!!!