Three stays in a six week period, each lasting at least 10 days, and each for the exact same issue. The floor doctors as well as the specialists contracted to them care more about simply getting patients... more discharged, regardless of whether they are well enough to actually be safely discharged. Finally was transferred to a REAL hospital in UVA where they fixed in 6 days what MWH had been toying around with over the 6 weeks I was with them. Avoid at all costs.
Also, while I was present in my second stint, I saw from the hallway window while doing laps on the floor I was placed in, a life-flight helicopter come in to land on top of the Emergency Room Parking Garage. They then had to wait a few minutes for staff from the hospital to meet them, albeit without a stretcher, so the staff had to go back and get a stretcher. By the time they returned with the stretcher, the crew and patient had been waiting there for 12 minutes.
I'm actually a patient that's been in this hospital for two days now. I've defended this hospital to naysayers over the years and been admitted several times and have always had a pleasant experience with... more the nursing staff and doctors and everyone right down to the janitorial staff.
I couldn't say enough good things about it.
I've been admitted this time for an issue that's causing me extreme abdominal pain. It's pretty nasty stuff. Apparently, due to the opioid crisis going on in the good old USA the pain medications given to legitimate patients in need are getting pretty watered down.
I hope this gets worked out. BTW: They have the best nursing staff here of anywhere I've been. Angels.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 16.8% (0.8% above the national rate)
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