If I was in danger of bleeding to death, I would still drive to tri cities to avoid this hospital.
The facility is nice, the people are friendly, but the service is outright appalling.
I went in for an MRI and was given an estimate that it would cost me $2080, which is already an absurd amount (MRI clinics do it for around $1200) but I needed the procedure and the wait for the MRI clinic was too long, so I paid in full up front (it goes towards my deductible anyway). Then I went in, had the procedure done, and was promptly sent a bill for more than $3700. I called the hospital to ask what in the hell was going on, and they said and I quote "$2080 was only an estimate, we aren't responsible for any fluctuations in that price".
They did the same thing with my blood work. Twice. I was give an "estimate" of $135 and was then billed for $715. In a separate instance, they gave me an "estimate" of $90 and then billed me for $256.
Now my credit is shot (it had been nearly perfect) and I have an outstanding debt of $1800 because their estimates are as meaningless as their costs are outrageous.