I was in the ED for severe digestive pain, admitted to ICU for extremely low sodium and high potassium. For the ED, I would rate 3, but the nurses in ICU are amazing, and always help when you need it.... more They are so nice and helpful, which is especially great when you're are sick and need something. For them, I have 5 stars.
Update: I applied for their Charity Care financial relief and my bill was completely removed! I had no job or insurance so that was a huge relief.
I have been suffering from what I thought was an ordinary stomach bug for a couple days. After day three my symptoms took a turn for the worst. I started vomiting and having severe stomach pains. After... more throwing up everything possibly left in my stomach, it still hurt. I felt the urge to use the bathroom (poop), I could tell it was going to be diarrhea, so I rushed to the toilet. After using the toilet I observed no stool what so ever, just a bloody discharge. It honestly looked like I started my period, but I'm a male I don't have one. After the second time of using the bathroom and the same thing, no stool just blood, sharp stomach pains, and excessive vomiting I decided to come to the er. Emory has a good name throughout Atlanta and I thought had a sufficient staff to be able to handle the illnesses that come through.
I arrived at Emory Midtown early in the morning around 230 am. The staff saw I was in pain, and couldn't stop throwing up (at this point all I'm throwing up is yellow bile), they were very responsive and quick to get me checked in, blood work done, and urine test done. They asked me to have a seat back in the waiting room while they waited for a room in the back to open up. Finally after 630 am, I'm still throwing up, still with the bloody stool, and sharp pains in my stomach I go up to the front and ask what was taking so long. They go and check into it, about an hour later, they call me back to the triage rooms and give me a pain pill and nausea pill, and told me to have a seat they would hook me up to fluids to keep me hydrated. 3 hours later I still do not have an iv, I just made it to the back. I've been in the room for almost 20 minutes and not seen anyone yet. However once I was called to the back I did notice a lot of people back here, so I'm a little less upset at this point. But it's clear to me the hospital is understaffed for the over night shift, and the staff they do have acts like they don't really care about the patients. This has been the first time I've been to a hospital in about 10 years, because no mater what hospital you go to this is always the same story. I still have to wait in iv fluids, a cat scan of my stomach, as well as an ultrasound. Let's hope I'm not here all day!
By the way, today is my birthday and this is not what I had in mind.
I will NEVER. Come back to this emergency room. How do you come it with chest pain and shortness of breath get triaged and then wait 6 hours. I would've be better off at Grady. This is horrible service.... more The staff is rude. The door is raggedy. It's dirty.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 15.4% (0.6% below the national rate)
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