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By: jsnaperman
Surgical Health Assoc
The doctors are ok... husband had surgery which had complications - massive hematoma, an infection that the doctor didn't catch even though he was called 3x in a week and told it was RED and hot, he disregarded it until we showed up with a pulmonary embolism and inability to breath, then he took us seriously. IT was an infection, just like I said. Then, a year later, the surgery site gave out and an emergency surgery of the same surgery was performed, and more complications followed. Nurses at the hospital taking care of my husband flat out asked if a veterinarian cut my husband up to do the surgery because it looked so bad and my husband was in such bad shape. THEY were concerned that the surgery had gone so horribly wrong that they were making snide comments to us about the doctor's job on the procedure.The receptionist - Rose - they need to do something about her - what a witch! She is so rude, it's unbelievable. I've dealt with her over the course of a year, and she's not just rude to me, it's everyone. I sit back in the waiting room and watch her pretty much yell people's names when it's their turn - it's a small waiting room, Rose, you don't have to scream our names! She sighs heavily and loudly when little old ladies who've just had surgery make their way to the door to come back, as if the world is going to END if they take a second more of their time. She makes patients, who are there for visits after SURGERY, walk down the hall to use the bathroom. We get it, loud and clear - Rose hates her job...and it makes me hate going there. Find someone else please to greet people and answer phones, this woman is awful!
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By: Adam M.
Copley Memorial Hospital
Had 3 ER visits here. On second visit waited more than hour, finally gave up and went home. Seriously understaffed for peak times. On third visit, no one cared, for one hour no one asked me how I was or if I need anything. I had to hold my bladder, tried to call for help, finally gave up, detached myself of IV, BP, ECG cord and walked myself to restroom. Even after coming back from restroom, I attached myself of all wires there was no nurse for long time. I was calling for help been ignored, I can hear conversations from other room, see nurse wearing red shoes walking across my room, still ignoring my calls for help. When time to go it was the nurse wearing same red shoes, I felt very bad, why she would ignore me.
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By: Mary G.
Copley Memorial Hospital
I had the most wonder experience from the moment I came in I was treated with such kindness my nurses caitlyn n Melissa and the assistants Tanya n Susan four wonderful ladies I don't have the words to say thank you for your kindness n smiles
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