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08/01/2015
By: tressa.ray
Piedmont Newton Hospital
I can say that all ER's have a wait and certainly I didn't mind waiting considering life flight came in and others came in bleeding profusely. It made my emergency seem so minute. I understand priorities! Once I was back I was treated with absolute kindness. I was admitted for the night and can say that not one person on the staff was rude or unprofessional! It was shocking to think so many people seemed to actually care about the patients. The only complaint I have is that the facility could be cleaned better. From the ER to the overnight room, the floors needed attention, scuff marks on lots of things. Otherwise I am very happy and would certainly recommend to anyone.
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11/29/2007
By: myzx5focus
Piedmont Newton Hospital
VERY NICE WITH THE INFORMATION THAT I NEEDED
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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