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You should expect them to charge you any chance they get. I paid for tests done just so that I could pay again to go there and only pick up my results. They made me pay twice to take one blood test. I tried explaining but since I had to make eye contact with the doctor to say, "Can I have my results back, please?", It counts as a visit.
St. Vincent's is a money grabbing hospital that tries to take as much as they can from you.
I used to love this hospital however things have drastically changed. The last emergency room visit I was very ill, I have asthmatic bronchitis and was very sick with these complications along with a sinus infection. I sat in the emergency room for about 7 hours only to be spoken to very in a very disrespectful manner by the triage nurse, she even shouted at me to the point where everyone looked. I'm standing there with chest pains and poor breathing, and I only came to the desk to ask about my turn to be seen. She mentioned that she had already called me. I was going in and outside because this particular day they had a problem with their heating and air conditioning unit and was trying to get it repaired, and in the interim the patients were suffering from it. It was freezing and anyone that has asthma will attest that to be freezing cold and to breathe in cold air is not fun. I reported to the head nurse which stated that she had other complaints about this nurse however she was allowed to stay there on her post. My punishment was that I was the last patient to be seen that day in the emergency room. With that being said St. Vincent's need to remove every cross they have in there if they are going to allow their nurses to treat patients this way, because they are sending the wrong message and it definitely has nothing to do with caring.
Staff and wait times were excellent. However there is a Beautiful fountain out front that is full of trashy water and not in working order. So sad that they won't fix it and get it going again. Its not like they are broke. They probably being in millions a day.
I had a somewhat lengthy stay here March 2015 (8 days). My nurses and doctors were top-notch, friendly and full of compassion. They were knowledgeable, easy to talk with and concerned, which are qualities that seem to be missing from the healthcare field these days. Even the food was great, albeit I was on a regular diet. Everyone made my stay here much more pleasant, especially with it being my first stay in the hospital, and especially since no one goes to the hospital and stays unless they are really sick. Thanks St. Vincent's, for making my stay feel almost like home.
The doctors I see are great. But the price of parking keeps going up. I have to see my doctor weekly and now for parking for 45 min, I had to pay $5 dollars. Seriously why does the price keep going up? Most hospitals atleast let patients park free. Last year I ended up paying over $40 just for my husband to stay with me at night after I had our son.