I have been in MGH for pneumonia and following a stroke. I think the nursing staff is outstanding-responsive,quick and kind and the food is great (I can't use the phrase "'hospital food' the same anymore.... more I am grateful that this is my local hospital and where the ambulance took me—surely beats any hospital I've experienced in San Francisco.
The laboratory did not send a copy of my test results to my requesting physician. If the result had been abnormal, he would not have been told if I had not involved myself. This is careless and unprofessional.... more
Our doctor and nurse friends told us to avoid for anything but a stich but because we had to do a stitch we figured it was okay. We then waited 4 hours to see a nurse who said he would staple the cut... more to the face. We asked about stitches he said tho was cheaper. I said it's a 6 year old and we don't want a scar. The nurse said he had never done stitches in an ER as their goal is to save money and if I wanted to read the studies I could. We asked to see an MD. Waited another 2 hours and finally left to CPMC.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 15.2% (0.8% below the national rate)
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