Year Established: 1986
Palms West Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital in Loxahatchee, FL, with 204 beds. Survey data for the latest year available shows that 47,092 patients visited the hospital's emergency room.... more The hospital had a total of 12,378 admissions. Its physicians performed 4,518 inpatient and 3,294 outpatient surgeries.
I just took my mother to PWH for surgery because it is where her doctor is affiliated with. The positive is that the nurses who took care of my mom were very friendly, particularly Ashlyn, who went out... more of her way to make sure my mother felt at ease. I think the nurses do what they can with what they have and how they are managed. On a negative note, the hospital has terrible communication problems with the doctors. First, we had to wait 4 hours for a referral because when we got there at 5:45 am the paper work was incomplete. Then you ask the nurses about the doctors and they are clueless. Personally, I am used to care at facilities like the Mayo Clinic, Park Nicollet Clinic and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and PWH does not come close to offering the kind of care the aforementioned facilities do. I hope my mother never has to return to this hospital. I fear for her there.
It's a hit or miss with this hospital. I can count on my hands the few good staff. Unfortunately, my doctor does not go to this hospital so I'm always stuck with the hospitalist. I thought going to the... more same hospital would build a relationship so they know who I am ( hard worker, caring mother and wife) and my usual treatment but that doesn't change a thing. I will not be returning back here I'm over being treated less than.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 18.0% (2% above the national rate)
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