My sister, recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, was having lab work done at MD Anderson, and became...or rather, continued to be violently ill. The lab techs at MDA suggested we go to St. Luke's ER, which was next door. All I asked was for a bed...it could've been in the hallway for all we cared, just so she could lie down which helps control nausea, but the numerous women working the ER desk refused. They said she had to wait in a chair in the waiting area until they could get to her, and they they would need to do triage before they could determine her urgency. We walked in behind a gentleman who drove himself to the ER, and admitted he was not in need of urgent care but could not wait several days for a doctor appointment. They even took him before my sister. As sick as she was, she asked me to take her to another ER...one I know offers compassionate patient care. Methodist Hospital's ER...which we cannot say enough good things about. We will risk driving further to receive competent care.