Year Established: 1922
Shelby Baptist Medical Center is a Voluntary non-profit - Church Acute Care Hospitals located in Alabaster, Alabama. Emergency services are offered here, meaning that staff is available at all hours to... more address unexpected and life-threatening conditions.
Don’t go here. I went in last night with numbness all through different parts of my body & dr crosshourn (i think i spelled it right) was SUPER “SWEET”! But not really genuine ... Ik myself what... more tests should be ran with the symptoms i had & nothing got done. Matter a fact he said he’s gonna give me meds to calm me down n that will work. I knew it would calm my nerves but the problems still remain. Shelby baptist in alabaster will let anything happen to you. No sense of urgency from any of the workers. Even the nurse was like it doesn’t sound like an allergic reaction so hopefully he will do some blood work and more test. & yeah nothing matter a fact he came in my room and left out b/c he said he had to take a phone call n would be back to talk more n the next person i seen was my nurse with discharge papers and a shot of Ativan.
The worse hospital. My son was rushed by ambulance and they put him in the waiting room. They say they provide health care as needed no matter if they aren't able to pay. They do treat you but they... more don't treat you as good of you don't have insurance. They did not do any kind of test. He was hurting in his neck and back from a wreck where a 18 wheeler got him and they diagnosed him with vertigo.
We had an appointment with the Pulmonary Dr for my husband, who had 2 heart attacks in August. Monday afternoon we went to the ER because he was having trouble breathing. After several tests, the ER Dr... more said and he was okay but he was to follow up with his Pulmonary Dr. We already had a Tuesday appointment with her. When he checked in, the woman was adamant that they would not be able to see him unless he paid the passed due $20 copay and the copay for this appointment as well. He patiently explained that I called Monday afternoon BECAUSE HE WAS HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING, go immediately to the ER. He could still keep the Tuesday appointment. I told her we did not have the passed due copay or the copay for Tuesday. I promised we would send the $40 to them next week when we both get our checks. She said that she needed to check if that was okay, put me on hold and when she came back she told me it was fine but don't forget and she would add a note to his file for when he came Tuesday. After my husband explained all of this, in front of other patients who were also waiting in the waiting room, she told him there is nothing noted and if he could not pay both copays. He was having obvious difficulty breathing. Had his portable oxygen. Another patient intervened and asked what the problem was, that he was obviously having trouble breathing!! She told that patient that she was sorry but he was not seeing the Dr unless he paid and that his wife did not call. My husband said yes she did. because the ER Dr said he was to be seen by the Pulmonary Dr! Again, this woman told him that I did not call. My husband asked her if they were putting $40 ahead of his care? She said again your wife did not call ;if he can pay the $40, they will be happy to see him. He got very upset and told her that he will be going to a new Dr who will be caring for his health and not the money! He walked out and THREE others followed him. I realize that the actual Dr did not know what was going on, but this was not the first time this happened to us. The economy is pathetic, people are struggling to make it from check to check, and we are told by a PULMONARY staff that the lousy $40 was the real priority and that I was a liar!!!
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 16.4% (0.4% above the national rate)
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