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By: Johnny T.
Shelby Baptist Medical Center
Have used this hospital since 1969, and have had above average service every time. Have had some ups and some downs, but only minor complaints. Discussed them with the appropriate staff members, and took care of the problem. They are not mind readers, and when service is not up to expectations, management needs to know. It appears more need to speak up when expectations are not met. The lead/charge nurse on the floor, the Director of Nursing, or usually the the administrator or assistant can handle any problem. It's the same in. Any organization, some times it needs fine tuning.
By: michael.t.fagan
Shelby Baptist Medical Center
Had a heart-attack driving down I-65 from Mobile,Al. Lost don't. Know where a hospital is,scared,upset,hurting,my wife found SBMC. They treated us like they had known us all our lives. They found out what the problem was,had me upstairs to deal with it in a matter of minutes. Put me in click for 2 days and we're like angels had sent to me and my wife.Dr.Chapman and everyone that worked.on me 7/10/14 @12:30 pm Thank you for saving my life.
By: Dora K.
Shelby Baptist Medical Center
My husband has had 3 surgeries at this hospital and we were very pleased with the staff here. The doctors were kind, informative and concerned as well as the nurses. We are thankful for everyone there.
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By: Larry M.
Shelby Baptist Medical Center
Great service. Wife had knee replacement there. I had several heart procedures during the past five years plus Gaul bladder removal.
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By: Jennifer R.
Shelby Baptist Medical Center
They took Great care of my husband and listened to his needs and did what he asked them In a very timely manner . Would come back
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By: Danny S.
Shelby Baptist Medical Center
The staff treated Me very well I highly recommend
Tips & Advices
Many hospitals have their own websites that include information about services offered and how to contact personnel. But you can also search online, in the phone book, and through health and medical-focused review websites.
Medical service prices vary according to the hospital, the type of procedure, and many regulations. The price that a patient actually pays will depend on their insurance coverage policies. If they do not have health insurance, patients may establish payment plans with the health care provider directly.
Most Americans older than 65 are insured under the Medicare program for emergency hospital visits and basic medical care. Whether you are about to turn 65 or already have, you should familiarize yourself with the Medicare program and the benefits it provides. Medicare can work in conjunction with a workplace or other private health plan. Seniors should also take the time to establish legal documents concerning future medical care and end-of-life procedures. These include a living will, advance medical directive, and related documents.
Visitation rules vary by hospital, but in general, any biological or legal family member of a patient is allowed to visit them at an appropriate time and at the patient’s discretion. Friends are typically  allowed to visit at the patient’s and their caregiver’s discretion. A patient may also designate a support person to make decisions on their behalf regarding visitation.
Ambulances are driven and staffed by medical professionals who will transport patients to the closest hospital that can provide the specific services needed. Some hospitals specialize in certain types of emergency care - facilities that specialize in trauma, heart attacks, stroke victims, and children are a few common examples. The patient being transported has the right to request a particular hospital, but the ambulance personnel may refuse this request if they have reason to believe treatment is required as soon as possible. Paramedics may require you to sign a waiver before transporting you to a hospital that you request.

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