The last two times I have gone here they basically gave me the worst care possible. The first time they left me in horrible pain for over an hour until I finally said to check me out of the hospital. I... more checked out and went to the hospital in Sigourney. They ended up finding out I had a kidney stone.
The second time two days ago I was taken by ambulance and they wouldn't take me to Sigourney because they said my fever was too high so they had to take me to Ottumwa. I was not give medicine for pain for nearly two hours. They lied to me and said they had but when I was laying there literally crying in pain they said they had only given me zofran. Which is only use to help with nausea not for pain. Then they finally gave me toridoll. Which did nothing and then Benadryl which just made me sleep the entire time. They didn't end up finding the source of the infection of just that I had a high white blood count and a slight bladder infection but they weren't sure why my white blood count was so high. Then sent me home. I ended up sleeping for literally almost 30 hours straight. I now at some point today am going to go to Sigourney hospital where they actually treat people and don't just send them on their way. I still have no idea why or what is making me so sick. Ottumwa hospital is purely a nightmare. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. These people are clueless. I had a fever of 103.2 and all they did was treat the fever. That's it. Nothing else. Horrible!!!!! If yo value your life don't go to Ottumwa Regional. They shouldn't be in business as far as I am concerned.
Go to Jefferson Co. Health Center...not here! In 2013 they gave me a medication that was not to be given, and I nearly died. In 2016 I was treated abusively, given medication and tests without informed... more consent. They lie in their records...probably changed after I asked for an investigation. Other bad experiences. Jefferson Co. on the other hand is VERY professional and friendly. I give this 2 stars only because they do have an excellent ER doctor who they had the good sense to promote. Also physical therapy assistant made inappropriate sexual comments alone with me in my home. By the way reviewer Shullaw worked for this hospital in the (get this) Marketing department. Pretty pathetic when the ones giving high stars are employed there.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 14.8% (1.2% below the national rate)
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