Best 30 Psychiatric Hospitals in Houston, TX with Reviews -

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By: rrtx3278
Lyndon B Johnson General Hospital
Needs improvement in patient care and accuracy. LBJ is improving facility but keep working on actual PATIENT CARE. I fully understand that it is has a large teaching aspect of HCHD. The county system is NOT charity. They offer financial assistance. You pay based on income,insurance,cash,credit card.This is a great concept. (pay based on income if qualified). pay when owed, to help in improving facility. As I have heard before it does seem to be "socialized healthcare".This does not mean let them do whatever without consequence. If you have to make a complaint do so but with respect. Sometimes the best way for the staff to learn is for the patient to show them. (i personally know it is difficult when you need medical care and staff sometimes want to downplay your condition).They are even disrespectful. And they are the ones earning a paycheck and pointing the finger at those who are unemployed!Medical staff might earn degrees but not all are cut out for the job. ALL staff needs to LISTEN to patient.Have respect when a patient declines or know more about their own BODY than you do. Knowing medicine does not make you omnipotent. Patients; Get all your info. write it down if you have to. Take an advocate. understand as much as possible. Once again from experience not some employee trying to give 5 star rating. The county system is slowly improving but the patient can only do so much. The employees need to take responsibility. Cashiers included can be down right bossy! This includes "trainees". It looks like the training needs to change. I am very surprised that so many people who are smart enough to get degrees or licence, will go along with whatever they are told when it is clearly unethical,immoral,unlawful.............If you harm, mistreat or misguide; patients that is on your conscience. You can't hide behind or cover it up. You might think it is just a small; telling a patient they don't have anything when they do. Then as you practice lies and mistakes become easier preparing you for the big ones. If you are asked to do something that may harm the patient YOU NEED to practice what you preach and SPEAK UP!. All aspects include things such as; INFORMED CONSENT not after putting patient on any meds. Small things such as blood pressure need to be done accurately. STOP blaming the patient. Admit and ASK patient for a redo.
By: joho804
Lyndon B Johnson General Hospital
Clearly some of you are disparaging LBJ and its services provided. I am an oncology patient and I can personally attest that LBJ went above and beyond in trying to keep me alive and comfortable while I was hospitalized for almost Six weeks. There was a time when I had basically given up but the Dr. and nurses never seemed to accept this and eventually I improved. This is a County Hospital, dedicated to the less fortunate, but i've never been treated badly by LBJ and their ER treats you according to your condition. There is a long wait at times but if your vitals show that you are in distress then your circumstances will also change.
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