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.
This city has good Drs.and good nurses , so stop UNDER STAFFING the facility. Your patient care is horrible. It has gone down in the past year. The hospital is filthy and the nurses want to provide good... more care but cannot because they have too many patients. My son recently went through a bone marrow transplant in another state and after 6 months returned home. He since has been hospitalized twice here. It's been dirty. One time he was in the ER 15 hrs before they even got him a room. He had C diff, low immunity from the transplant and prob unhealthier now from being in your dirty hospital.
Not happy and this makes me sad because you guys do a lot of fundraising. If those that raised a lot for your hospital toured the facilities, spoke w the patients and the nurses that are under staffed they most likely would not be so generous. C'mon HH, be better than that. We are a great educated city, don't bring the hospital down by cutting your staff and proper care.
How can I get in touch with somebody in the security office??????? Yes I finally spoke to someone. And then their are the nurses who are there to chat and have fun and forget about their patients. They... more are rude and have no compassion and apparently no one knows how to give the family information on what's going on. But then again why would they because even when you have a blood clot in your internal jugular vein they are not concerned. To put it mildly they are incompetent, uncaring, and are only there to get paid from what I can tell after 11 days of pure stupidity. If I were dying I wouldn't crawl in there with my last breath. PATHETIC!!!!
HH is a third world experience. Do yourself a favor and drive to Vanderbilt if you have any major health issues.
I went in for the repair of a herniated disk. I woke up from surgery in a lot... more of pain. When they transferred me to a regular room the hospital bed looked like something out of the 1950's. It was made of crisscrossed metal hatching with about three inches of very thin foam for a mattress.
My wife called the nursing station. 45 minutes later the "nurse" arrived, looking annoyed. I explained how painful the metal slats were pushing through the thin foam. She could have cared less. I was told "this is the only bed we have available" which was a total fabrication. I checked out immediately and went home.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 15.2% (0.8% below the national rate)
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