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By: steve.yo.792
Lancaster Regional Medical Center
Wow, was I wrong... I heard so many horror stories about this place, from the old day when it was St. Joe's. Granted, I didn't like that it was in the city. I didn't like the parking lot. I didn't like having to have another surgery. And I know how to tear a place apart and find problems and issues that need resolved. It's what I do. I'm an analyst.But what I found from my initial observation was actually very competent, friendly and helpful staff, a clean and tidy hospital, and though I don't like the idea of the Day Surgery changing rooms having only one bathroom, it wasn't crowded so it wasn't an issue. I had a great surgeon (Dr. H. Phan), a great anesthesiologist (Dr.Li) and had a great pre and post op experience with attentive caregivers. I'm only two days post op (for outpatient surgery) and I feel pretty good other than the expected discomfort and pain from the surgery. Everything was coordinated just like when I had this same procedure done at Heart of Lancaster, but the HOL hospital is a new hospital with newer cool gizmos etc. The only disappointment was the after surgery snacks. I would have preferred a nice large piece of Prime Rib, but that wasn't on the menu. Neither was French Onion soup or a Chocolate Martini, but I made do with the offerings. If anything changes I'll repost, but so far, so good.
By: Giacobbe L.
Anesthesia Associates at Lancaster General Health Women & Babies Hospital
I'm not sure why the first reviewer claims she had such a bad experience, but our experience with two babies in 2009 and 2014 were both excellent. In fact, Women and Babies is widely recognized as the premier birthing hospital in Central Pennsylvania, and regionally, I know many women who choose to have their babies here and are very happy with the decision. The doctors were friendly, the staff was caring, and the suites and food were awesome! Compared to the supposedly "upscale" hospital our second child was born at in California, Women and Babies is a dream. We highly recommend it, especially to those women working directly with LGH affiliated doctors who can plan their deliveries ahead of time. We used Lancaster Physicians for Women, and we love the doctors there too!
By: Megan C.
Anesthesia Associates at Lancaster General Health Women & Babies Hospital
Ignore the first reviewer's complaining, not even town has a huge level one hospital. However this place has been like a resort since the day they opened. The food is amazing, the ENTIRE staff is above and beyond awesome!
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