Personally I think the staff, the environment and the professionalism in this place is horrid.
You can try to defend it all you want but facts are facts. Too many people have all experienced horrible situations when dealing with this hospital and I am amazed that there arent more suits against them.
I know for a fact the horror stories of this Hospital are true.
I had little choice but to take my son there tonight. We waited for over three hours and during that time, not only were we were never seen but we had to sit there and watched while this poor man writher in pain, screaming for help, sometimes falling to the floor.
Not one person helped him. When we tried to locate someone that could help, we were told he was probably just on drugs and walked away. The receptionist looked like she should be working at a truck stop diner as she sat on the phone speaking loudly on a personal call and laughing very high pitch almost to the point of cackling.
If it were not for several people going to the quality management care office that poor man would have laid on the floor as their medical personnel walked by.
It simply amazes me that some people (especially those that claim to work in the field) think it is perfectly acceptable behavior for this hospital and that theses events are just something of the norm. Or better yet, I have actually read some pathetic comments back from people in their efforts to defend the hospital in saying that these poor, sick people have a choice to go somewhere else or that it is dependant on their education to know if they have received bad medical treatment or not????
This is not acceptable by any means; you can try to condone such horrible and unprofessional conduct all you want. It is apparent why you do. As far as being underpaid, the medical staff knew going into this career, what they are going to make. THEY have a choice if they want to work there or not. MANY people are considered underpaid, but that should never reflect in their work, especially in the medical field.
If they are under staffed HIRE more, if the staff they have are inadequate than educate them or hire better ones. It is not the patients fault they are understaffed or under paid. When coming to the ER they expect to be able to trust the staff with their lives. They expect to be treated with professionalism and respect and most of all they trust these so called health professional to treat them and help get their health back on track.
I just cannot comprehend the horrors I witnessed today in that ER room and I feel for all the families and their loved ones who had to stay and endure this pathetic excuse for medical care.
I do not care if you want to rebuttal trying to make justifications for this inexcusable behavior and treatment by CIVISTA. I know better as do most everyone else and it is apparent as to why you feel the need to cover it up.
June 18th 2007
Professionally Pissed Off