Providence Health & Services has a long history of serving Alaska, beginning when the Sisters of Providence first brought health care to Nome in 1902 during the Gold Rush. This pioneering spirit set... more the standard for modern health care in Alaska and formed the foundation for Providence's growth as the state's leading health care provider.
Simply the worst most inhumane hospital and medical staff I have ever encountered while living in Anchorage, AK.
I unfortunately was a homeless mentally ill drug addict at that time and was... more treated as though my life had zero value to this facility on numerous occasions.
My girlfriend at the time became pregnant with twin boys and was also a mentally ill person. When she found out she was pregnant (from Providence) she attempted to stop taking some of her psychiatric meds that may have been harmful to the fetuses. This caused her to be rushed into their Psych ER 3 months later where knowing she was pregnant still injected her with a strong dose of Haldol. Shortly afterwards the Haldol caused her to miscarry the babies at her residence and she almost bled to death lying on her bathroom floor. Because of her psychosis and my not being her husband and a homeless drug addict, neither of us were capable of building a malpractice case against your facility and the doctor who murdered our children in cold blood.
On numerous other occasions their ER staff and security officers endangered my life and I'm sure plenty of other homeless lives by tossing them out the doors during the time I was living there, even during inclement weather and/or subzero temperatures.
I am now clean almost 4yrs and working. I am no longer homeless and live in another state. Even though these traumatic events were years ago now, I am still haunted by how a hospital could treat human lives like they are no better than stray animals or not worth saving.
I pray God forgives those staff whom worked at this facility during those dark days.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 13.8% (2.2% below the national rate)
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