Princeton Baptist Medical Center is a leader in healthcare excellence and has consistently been recognized as one of Birmingham, Alabama’s premier medical centers since 1922. As part of Baptist Health... more System, a connected network of four hospitals and specialty and primary care physicians, Princeton is committed to offering extraordinary patient experiences, while delivering the highest quality faith-based care. Princeton is a tertiary-care health care facility acclaimed nationally for excellence in clinical care and is the first and only hospital in Birmingham to receive full accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers Accreditation Review Committee. Princeton is committed to contributing to the future of healthcare through its clinical research and medical residency program. Each year, Princeton admits approximately 13,000 patients, and receives more than 40,000 patients in their 24-hour emergency department. Princeton consistently receives the highest scores of any hospital in Birmingham for quality and patient satisfaction.
I was having terrible episodes of the abnormal movement disorder that I have due to CNS viral damage from WHATEVER causes ME/CFS. It has damaged my heart also, which causes me problems. Long story short,... more the ER physician I saw at their ER on 11/7/17, day shift, when I told him that I had ME, and asked him if he knew what that was, he emphatically stated, OH YES, WE LEARN EVERYTHING IN MEDICAL SCHOOL. (mockngly) I promptly told him, "no you don't." That is because my own doctors at the best hospital in Birmingham, AL do not even know what it is, nor do they teach it. I have begged them to start teaching it at The university of Alabama Medical School! Then when I added that I also have Fibromyalgia, he MOCKINGLY said, OH NO, you have that toooooo??? Like I was a child. I have had this very life altering illness for 27 years, and if doctors do not know what it is, or how to treat it, they should just admit it, not act like the person telling them they have it, is "crazy." He ended up ordering a urine drug test, which I get a lot, and of course IT WAS ALL NEGATIVE! I was not tended to, had no nurse call button to get help with, if I needed it. Had to hear everyone talk loudly as if I was in their cafeteria, and that didn't help matters. They have no pillows either. Seriously? No table to put things on. They were piled onto my skinny bed, which worked out since I wasn't huge, but had I been.....???? You get the point. It was not a good experience. No one would tell me the treatment plan, other than, he's going to order some labs. And when I remembered to tell them that I have Osteopenia, then I got an order for a CT scan for my neck, which was really hurting, and my head, but they seemed totally unconcerned about it. They didn't care that I was in pain. I guess he did NOT KNOW anything about Fibromyalgia and what having seizure-like abnormal movements on a hard floor does to a person with that. I WAS NOT HAPPY. This 3 star review is generous. I PRAY I never have to go back. Avoid their ER if you can, unless you have a "routine" heart attack, or something common like that. Then, they would probably care for you just fine. On a good note, their equipment seemed up to date to me (a former RN, now disabled for 24 years).
Worst ER ever If I can avoid this hospital I will. I cleary had a doctor that doesn't like white people and doesnt mind treating you accordingly his name is Jarvis Patton I am from Florida just here visiting... more and had severe breakthrough pain from a chronic condition to which Im on disability for make a long story short I am back at my parents house in as much pain as I was in the ER I could get better service from a rural hospital there. I went on recommendations from my dad who had heart surgery there. I am very very very unhappy with the service from this hospital.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 16.0% (equal to the the national rate)
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