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03/22/2015
By: D L.
Aurora St Luke's Medical Center
My doctors office recommended I call 911 because I was having chest pain. I knew it was not heart related but went because the pain was great & would not go away. The doctors & CNA were very nice. 3 out of 4 nurses were just uncaring & let me know I was asking for their help too often. There was no communication from them as to what was happening & what the plan was. After being in pain for almost 12 hours I had to threaten to leave to get their attention. I said if they were not going to help me I was going home. I got pain meds an hour later & then fell asleep. I will never go back to this hospital again. I think the nurses are on some kind of power trip.
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07/14/2015
By: Georgia L.
Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Inc.
My husband was a patient at St. Lukes for 10 yrs but because of lack of insurance he received less yhan adequate care....towards the end of his life i was told about Gerald Ignace Indian Health Center they helped to get him insurance and helped with the expensive medication....they treated him with so much dignity and respect....unfortunately it was to late for him...but i will be forever grateful to them...i am now a patient of theirs and i havr referred many peoe to them....all are ery happy....
01/18/2015
By: annied
Columbia St Mary's Hospital Milwaukee
I have received the best care and treatment for my illness since xmas eve; excellent staff and procedures and caring; I wouldn't have chosen anywhere else; thank you connie Depew
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Physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, residents, and attending physicians makeup the clinical staff of an academic medical center.
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