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By: Tracy F.
Memorial Hospital North
Was here for an in/out knee surgery. The staff was remarkably nice and very attentive. Waiting, was no such issue here. It had been a very long time that I had seen such friendly service anywhere. (You just do not see this type of service anymore).Had to return for a second visit, not long after, for a different injury, (an unfortunate cat bite). Had to stay a couple of nights. The entire staff from the ER, to my hospital room, every staff on every shift was so incredibly friendly, caring, attentive, and knowledgeable. In return which made me feel calm relaxed, comfortable (considering) during my visit. My deepest gratitude goes to everyone there who helped aide in my visit/ recovery. It isn't fair to drop names as I cannot remember them all, so if I missed your name I apologize. However, From the X-ray tech, the many Kayla's, Kendra, Shante, Vickie, the care techs, the kitchen/food service. The whole north wing 4th floor. Thank you! Job well done! I hope I never have to return to the hospital again, but if I ever need medical assistance again. I will definitely return to memorial north hospital. The hospital beds -not so comfortable, but the staff 5 Star!
By: justthefacts44
Memorial Hospital Central
This is for Memorial's Outpatient Surgery Center at Printer's ParkWhen a patient goes in for surgery the place they go to should be comfortable and relaxing. Memorial's Outpatient Surgery at Printers Park is anything but relaxing and comfortable. The place reminds me of a surgery factory. You go in and sit in a chair until your surgery. There are no televisions or private cubicles-Memorial Central and North both have private cubicles and a television in each. You are made to wait for at least an hour and a half with nothing to take your mind off the impending surgery. The staff is nice but it took my nurse several tries to get an IV started and she even was digging around at one site which was very painful. Very cold and impersonal surgical center. It's too bad they have spent millions in upgrades at their two hospitals and buying equipment yet have done nothing to improve the patient experience at their outpatient surgery center at Printers park
By: annieeedont
Memorial Hospital North
Checked into the ER here last night and no one took my injury seriously. Had a herniated disc pinching the sciatic nerve and they diagnosed it "acute pain and sciatica". Out of the 4 nurses coming in and out of the room 3 of them basically laughed at my problem after I told them how much pain I was feeling. No one took me seriously as a patient and the staff forgot to have the DR sign one of my prescriptions. When I called about it today 14 hours later they said no one can assist me with that problem and that I should take my problems elsewhere. I'm very dissapointed in my experience.
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By: Rodney S.
Penrose Community Urgent Care
Nurse Susan J. SPhysician Mark Tomasulo.I thought were very caring for my Bronchitis episode I had been in distress for about 24 hrs. And was really feeling it.from the moment I walk in the door, I will just say from the receptionis to xray, vitals being taken immediately by a nurses name I did not get, I would just like to say thanks for the care.I have been doing several annual regular doctor visits lately and once they find out you smoke it is like why should I waste my time on you.This visit was refreshing.Nurse Susan I will think about the rubber band method, lol.
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By: Jaimi W.
UCHealth - Integrity Urgent Care East
We will be loyal to this place. 2nd time there. You can call ahead and put your name on the waiting room list. They have 2 pen holders, one for clean, one for used at the front desk. IN the patient rooms they have kids table, books and coloring, chalk board wall. There was a plug in for my phone to charge, (most rooms don't have plug ins for you). It's the littlest things that make the best difference, especially when a mommas not got much sleep from sick little ones. Everyone very nice and professional. Got in very quick.
By: Justin G.
Kaiser Permanente
I became a member almost 6 years ago. At first I was reluctant but the rates are lower so I went with Kaiser. Best move I ever made. There are still some quirks such as using their mail order pharmacy but why would you? No lines, no sick people around you and its easy. Plus, rates are lower. Also, they are working to bring their own doctors to Springs but that has not been a negative for me other than it is taking a long time.
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By: Kathi P.
ER Specialists Urgency Center
I recently had a tumble and thought my foot/ankle was broken one day after moving to Colorado Springs! The entire team at ER Specialists Urgency Care was exceptional. The information, communication, care and kindness extended is above the norm. Thank you, Dr. John McGrath, the X-ray tech and entire staff! I would highly recommend ER Specialists Urgency Center to care for you and your family.
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By: April A.
Qwik Care MD
I had just moved here from FL and I had a nightmare trying to get into an office. Nikki somehow got me in the same day and Dr. Shannon is the BEST! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU to the amazing staff & Dr's at Qwik Care MD! I cannot praise these people enough! Make your appointment today and ask for Nikki and to be seen by Dr. Shannon! You will be happy you did!
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By: James O.
Memorial Hospital Central
In pod 66 everyone is on bed alarms and,you must shower with bathroom door open in a non private room nurses leave you waiting on the bathroom until you carp yourself bed alarms are for people that are fall risk not so the nurses can be lazy pushed the button to so the nurse would let me up but 25 minutes later I shot myself
By: Beckyandmark B.
Memorial Hospital North
I went to Memorial North a few days ago for a leg injury. The staff were all really nice and had great bedside manner. My treatment was exceptional, but the wait once I was in a room was quite long. Even still the staff made the wait bearable. Very satisfied!
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