Year Established: 1950
EAMC-Lanier is a 115-bed acute care hospital with a 103-bed nursing home, located in Valley, Alabama. Opening in 1950 as the George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital, it was the first U.S. hospital to be built... more under the Hill-Burton Hospital Survey and Construction Act. EAMC-Lanier is fully accredited by The Joint Commission.
While the hospital nurses are absolutely wonderful once you're admitted, the ER nurses are absolutely terrible. They obviously don't care about the well-being of their patients at all. I recently had to... more take my mom their with sever food poisoning, and they refused to help clean her up after getting sick all over herself. After asking the nurses multiple times for help, they never showed up. Finally, I asked the tech when she came back in if we could get some help, and she threw in a pack of wipes and walked out talking about how bad it smelled in the room where mom was sick. Another nurse stepped in and dropped a blanket on the foot of the bed and said out loud as she walked out about how she was right about how bad it smelled. What kind of nurses are they? They're not. They apparently forgot to take any training in empathy and sympathy and basic care. I helped get mom cleaned up and changed, and had to change all the bed covers myself. I just piled all the dirty bed covers in front of the door so the "nurses" couldn't miss them when they came in. If it hadn't been a bad enough emergency that required an ambulance, we would never have gone to Lanier Hospital. But, when it's your only choice, good luck.
Thankfully, the nurses on the 3rd floor who cared for mom were absolutely wonderful. They were all so sweet and helpful and really cared for mom, and made us both feel more at ease about her well-being.
I went in there doubled over in pain with my back. They gave me nothing for pain. I had just had back surgery. And couldn't drive the 2 1/2 hrs to see my doc. TheyJust gave me a steroid shot. That didn't... more work. They treat you like If you are in pain. You are a pill seeker. I waited an hour to be called back. And i was the only person there. Then they wrote me a prescription for a medicine that hasn't been made in 7 yrs. This place is awful. I wouldnt take my dying dog there.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 15.8% (0.2% below the national rate)
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