While I have tried to be very patient with my nurses and doctors at Porter Regional Hospital I have got to say it has been the worst experience of my life. I have never stayed in such an unorganized hospital.... more During my stay I was partially in the ICU and during that portion I received wonderful service. But as soon as I was brought back onto the 5th floor things started to unravel. For starters, the nurses need to practice must better communication. Between themselves and between their patients. On many occasions I was left unattended to without any reason or excuse. Every time when my IV machine goes off it takes more then 20 minutes for a Nurse to come. Ounce it went off and no Nurse came.. I called again to tell her.. she still didn’t come so I had to figure out how to stop it myself. During the middle of the night my IV machine was going off and it took nearly an hour for someone to come assist me. For how loud it was I got a huge headache so I had to even ask for Tylenol. Even times when I would request Tylenol it would take upwards of 30-45 minutes. It felt although my nurses completely forgot about me and my needs on multiple occasions. When my nurses slack off all day and their lack of focus causes me to have to stay another night then that is where I draw the line. Had my nurses performed the procedures needed I would had been able to be discharged. They left me unattended all day and then in the evening told me they would not have enough time now to get the things done that would allow me to leave. When personal care is disregarded is when a hospital looses its credibility. A patient needs to trust their nurses and doctors and for that reason alone I will never return back to this hospital for any future needs.
I normally have to go to Chicago Northwestern hospital. No one in Indiana knows how to deal with a congenial heart problem. I am having chest pain that was about an 8 on pain scale. I walked in in tears... more and short of breath. I was brought back very fast. All the ladies here were very nice and helpful.. the Dr. On the other hand is a flipping joke. All the test that I have done in the past few months and told by 3 different Dr's in and 2different hospitals in Chicago say I need surgery. This guy said. Your test look pretty good to me. So I think you are good to go..
My advice to you is drive past this place go to Gary or Merrillville.
P.s. this is me being nice.
Went to this hospital, to the ER, a while back due to severe back pain that had been tested by the campus doctor and had been confirmed to be caused by an inflamed kidney. I get frequent and often unexplained... more UTI'S and this doctor thought I might have something wrong with my kidney that was causing them. I was to go see my regular doctor over the weekend but woke up unable to move my back due to the pain. So I went to this ER. There was a wait, which I expected, its an ER after all. But once I finally got to an exam the doctor told me I was overreacting and didn't do ANYTHING other than press on my back and ask if it hurt. I said "not there, lower, it's flank pain. And he just said ok and said "well we're not gonna do any scans or anything on it because ant scans we do could mess with your fertility and you have your womb to worry about" as if I care more about my womb than the fact that my kidney could be failing? He sent me home with nothing and it cost me thousands of dollars. I did end up seeing my regular doctor who found a bacterial lining that wasn't responding to antibiotics. So yeah, untreated bacteria can cause kidney problems, oops. So I can live without a kidney but not with a slightly decreased chance to birth a child apparently. I wasn't going to leave this review at first, wanted to give the benefit of the doubt, but I just recently went back with a friend who needed an xray for a possible fracture and it was another bad experience. she told them "it hurt to walk on it" and they made her walk the entire time. The nurse told her it was tendonitis after her xray showed no fractures. The nurse said someone would come and tell her more about it and what to do. Another registration nurse came and discharged her without them even telling her what tendonitis is. We waited another half an hour before another nurse ran in handed her a packet and was like ok you can go. The nurses were very polite though! They were just pawns of a very broken system. Do not go here.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 14.9% (1.1% below the national rate)
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