Huntsville Hospital, the second largest hospital in Alabama, is a 941-bed hospital that serves as the regional referral center for north Alabama and southern Tennessee. In recent years, the hospital has... more expanded its service throughout the region with the development of Huntsville Hospital Health System, making it the fifth largest publicly owned hospital system in the nation with more than 1,800 beds and 12,000 employees.
I am in the hospital right now and I can say I am very disappointed with the care given. About a week ago I was in the er in El Paso and I was in and out in two hours which for me is super fast. Today... more at Huntsville, I sat in the waiting room for a hour then moved to a room where the nurse came in and asked the same question as the previous person only to tell me they were going to put me back on steroids and then discharge me. It has now been three hour since I have seen anyone I have even asked how long writing a prescription takes and was advised that the doctor meaning one doctor is busy and takes time to see everyone. Which I understand, but why only one doctor and why do the nursing staff seem to be having so much fun until I talk to them ?
The psychiatrist on staff agreed to the release of my son when his symptoms were dangerously severe. Thanks be to God that my son unwittingly travelled to another location where his need were met and... more is healthy today. It is inhumane to not treat someone whose mental health symptoms are severe and highly treatable. We really should sue this hospital. If you have a mental health crisis do what you can to drive to Tennessee or South as far as at least Birmingham. Our lovely intelligent city ought to be ashamed of how we neglect and abuse families in mental health crisis.
I’ve come to this hospital several times for my own personal injuries, however, I’m currently sitting in a back hallway of the ER with my mother in which has infected surgical wounds and stitches becoming... more undone. The wait time for the ER so gloriously reads “34 minutes”, however, we arrived at 8, it is almost midnight and we are still waiting to be seen or even taken back to a proper room!! My mother is ill from the infection yet it’s as if that isn’t good enough. This is the worst medical treatment I have ever seen. So disorganized, it’s as if we don’t exist in this hallway. Despite this, my mother’s blood pressure has Ben high then went below average in the blood pressure test but they didn’t find this suspicious??? Do NOT come to this hospital for immediate treatment. Poor excuse of a hospital.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 15.2% (0.8% below the national rate)
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