• 1.HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital

    2661 County Highway I

    Chippewa Falls,WI

    1.91 miServices

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    Some of the nursing staff and doctors were excellent. That being said, 4 out of 5 were terrible. I got the runaround several times. When I asked questions, I got several completely different answers f

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11/30/2013
By: cara.johnson.73
HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital
Some of the nursing staff and doctors were excellent. That being said, 4 out of 5 were terrible. I got the runaround several times. When I asked questions, I got several completely different answers from different staff. Half the time when I asked for pain medication the doctor had ordered, the nurses would bring something completely different and try to give it to me without telling me what it was. I had an appendectomy and was really sore. They refused to give me my birth control pills so after surgery I also got terrible cramps and my period from my cycle being messed up. I asked why and got about 4 different answers until finally someone came clean and admitted it was because its a catholic hospital. I had several panic attacks when I was there. On the day of my discharge, I was voicing my concerns to the "doctor." He sat there and stared at me. When I started crying, he got up and walked out of the room.
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