ED Magedson – Founder
Blanchard Valley Hospital131 W. Wallace St., Findlay, OH Findlay, Ohio United States of America
We have had some terrible experiences in the emergency room at Blanchard Valley Hospital Emergency Room. Recently my husband passed out at work and was transported by ambulance to the ER.
He laid there for hours and hours while the ER doctor had him on a monitor andordered blood tests. Hewandered in and outoccasionally. I believemy husbandlayed there 5 to 6 hours with a baby down the hallscreaming and crying about once every hour.
During one of the times the doctor wandered he informed me of his plan to discharge my husband. I asked if there were any tests needed and he said no. I suggested that we should see if my husband could stand up without passing out, before I took him home. The doctor raised the back of his bed and walked out. In about 3 minutes my husband said he needed to lay back down as he felt dizzy. I lowered his bed and went to the "nurses" station where the EMT's hang out.
I informed them what happened. They said they would come down and monitor his blood pressure laying, sitting and standing. Then a woman came in with paperwork to discharge my husband. I told her he was not going home yet. The EMT's came in and took his bp laying and sitting. Then they asked him to stand up and I had to steady him. He indicated he was going to be sick and one EMT grabbed a bag, which my husband promptly filled. The EMT had to grab a second one as the first one. They looked like they were in shock at how much he vomited. Then they said nothing, butlaid him back down and left.
The doctor came in and said he heard what happened and said he thought he should him for tests. They put him in a room on the 6th floor, but did not "admit" him so we had to pay the copay of $50 for the ER. He was kept for observation for the remainder of that day, all of the next day and into the morning of the third day. During the second day they did all kind of tests on him. The lady in billing told me they can keep a patient for 23 hours for observation...?
In the past my husband went in complaining of chest pain. I parked the car and went in to find him sitting alone in a chair in a small room. I went to the ER front desk and the receptionist was not there. I waited for at least 5 critical minutes for her to return. I asked if someone could check my husband to see if he was having a heart attack! He was finally put into a room and examined!! The next day he was transported by ambulance to another hospitaland had angeoplasty and stints placed.
On the floors, and at the diagnostic center you are treated with great care, but the in the ER be prepared to be ignored!!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/30/2011 09:31 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Blanchard-Valley-Hospital/Findlay-Ohio-45840/Blanchard-Valley-Hospital-Blanchard-Valley-Regional-Health-System-Emergency-Room-Care-Very-688641. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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