Oncology/Interventional Radiology- My father was a patient last month for abnormal stomach bloating. The initial tests concluded he has suspected pancreatic cancer. The faculty reassured him that if he... more in fact has the disease it was the best location for the tumor and that it was treatable. After several attempts at a biopsy, the Oncologist confirmed he has stage 4 Inoperable pancreatic cancer. During the attempts at the biopsy, the hospital failed to prescribe an antibiotic and he became very ill. We were advised by the Oncologist that treatment would prolong his life about 6 months at best. We immediately made the decision to seek out care at Mayo and relocated to Phoenix temporarily for a second opinion. He was seen this week to repeat
tests (CT Scan, blood work, port placement) and begin Chemo next week. Today we were advised that his liver has abscessed as a result of the procedure performed without any subsequent antibiotics from the internal biopsy and stent placement. Due to the consequences of Liberty Hospital he may not be well enough to start his 1st life saving treatment here at Mayo. He is now admitted into the Hospital to attempt to treat the negligent actions from his internal procedure at Liberty with NO antibiotics prescribed. When he was sent home after the procedure, 2 days post surgery he began showing signs of distress and infection. The home health care advised my mom to push the drain tube in about an inch. This is over a Holiday weekend and no one to respond to the concerns of fluid leaking out of the incision. Later to find out the fluid had built up internally as well when he was seen the following Tuesday. I can say with confidence that this hospital is a wonderful Cardiac Center and many other specialties. I would not recommend this facility for Cancer related conditions. Especially when we know our lives depend on not making elementary mistakes such as failing to provide an Rx after invasive procedures. This oversight is not a reflection of everyone at Liberty Hospital. However, one that should never occur in our health care.
I would give 0 stars if I could. No one communicates with me, the patient, they take my labs, they do their scans and then do not share information. I'm not a passive patient, I want the opportunity to... more be involved in and understand my care. Furthermore, I have had some complex issues this year, and am not receiving wholesome care. They address one issue at a time and make me keep coming back and spending ridiculous amounts of money. Go somewhere else.
I live out of state was visiting a friend in Kearney. I went down with chest pain and was taken by ambulance to Liberty hospital. What a mistake that was. I was admitted on Saturday after midnight they... more put me BOO. At 3pm the next day i had NOT seen a doctor. When I asked the nurse about it. I was told I wasn't put on the list. So here I am NPO ALL DAY and I am diabetic . I will NEVER go to that place again. Even if I'm dyeing. Thanks for nothing Liberty hospital.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 17.0% (1% above the national rate)
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