Jeff Davis Hospital - experiences?

Jeff Davis Hospital - experiences?

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SickinHaz

Atlanta, GA

#1 Jun 18, 2013
Anyone have experiences with Jeff Davis Hospital? My elderly father fell today and my sister drove him all the way to Vidalia and he was writhing in pain the whole way. She said JD Hospital cant do anything but the most basic things. Is this true? What are your recent experiences out at Jeff Davis Hospital??
for sure

Cordele, GA

#2 Jun 18, 2013
she did the best thing. they sent my spouse home one night and was having a heart attack. i went with a migraine and they rushed me to savannah said i was having a heart attack. nothing was wrong with my heart. did a heart cath for no reason. spouse broke hand they sent home said see a specialist on monday. this was on friday.
Confused

Opelika, AL

#3 Jun 18, 2013
The hospital is limited, but look where you live. As far as the services they can provide I have never had a complaint. The staff has always went above and beyond anytime I or one of my family members have been there. As far as the doctors they contract to come here are alright but they could do better.
Name

Vidalia, GA

#4 Jun 19, 2013
Here is one thing to remember about our hospital. Because of our location, we have to contract out for ER doctors and, while the board has final approval, there really isn't much known about them until they are here practicing. They are good about weeding out the bad ones when they are discovered but, unfortunately, that requires that some patients receive less than stellar care. However, as far as nurses and staff, I've had nothing but excellent care from them. They are local and know the people and care about what happens to them.
LOL

Jesup, GA

#5 Jun 19, 2013
Lol @ stellar. There is only 1 stellar business in this area and it is located in Vidalia.
Name wrote:
Here is one thing to remember about our hospital. Because of our location, we have to contract out for ER doctors and, while the board has final approval, there really isn't much known about them until they are here practicing. They are good about weeding out the bad ones when they are discovered but, unfortunately, that requires that some patients receive less than stellar care. However, as far as nurses and staff, I've had nothing but excellent care from them. They are local and know the people and care about what happens to them.
Watermelon

United States

#6 Jun 19, 2013
I say it is a joke! A number of years ago it was not but as time has passed our hospital has gotten worse. It started with the last CEO of the hospital and has continued to fall ever since.
v93george

United States

#7 Jun 19, 2013
I personally have no complaints. When my wife was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, she received excellent care at JDH. Dr. Turfler took great pains to see to her, and the nursing staff went above and beyond the call of duty to make her comfortable. Jeff Davis Hospital also has a great many welfare recipients who go there, and who never pay a dime towards their bill. It's hard to bring in top-notch staff when they are aware that most of their patients can't or won't pay. In addition, if you look at the sign in the ER at JDH, it plainly states that they will stabilize you for transport and treatment at another facility. They are NOT a critical care facility. For what they do, I think they try to do the best they can with what they've got. I'm sure there are dozens of people who are alive today because of the quick response of the EMT's and nursing staff. Want a bigger, better hospital? Then move to where there IS one. This one does miracles with the limited equipment and facilities they have. Would you rather have to drive to Vidalia or Waycross, or even Savannah when you're having chest pains, or after you've lopped off your finger in an accident at home? C'mon, people, be glad there IS a hospital here, even if the capabilities are limited.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#8 Jun 19, 2013
for sure wrote:
she did the best thing. they sent my spouse home one night and was having a heart attack. i went with a migraine and they rushed me to savannah said i was having a heart attack. nothing was wrong with my heart. did a heart cath for no reason. spouse broke hand they sent home said see a specialist on monday. this was on friday.
#1 that is a flat out lie that they sent your hubby home while having a heart attack. Please.

#2 why do you use an ER for a migraine? Sorry honey, but that is not an emergency.
Not Amazed

Hazlehurst, GA

#9 Jun 20, 2013
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>#1 that is a flat out lie that they sent your hubby home while having a heart attack. Please.
#2 why do you use an ER for a migraine? Sorry honey, but that is not an emergency.
Probably because she is one of the ones that doesn't pay and abuses the Hospital's policy of not turning anyone away.
migraine

Hogansville, GA

#10 Jun 20, 2013
I'm guessing you've never had a true migraine. At times they are an emergency. When the pain is so bad that you are throwing up and even medicine prescribed by the doctor doesn't even touch the pain. Some people have been diagnosed with having migraines and take daily medicine to try to prevent them. Some times the daily medicine doesn't help with a severe one. The ER can give them a shot that contains a more powerful drug. Until you've been diagnosed with migraines and have a true migraine you can't say it is not an emergency.
v93george

United States

#11 Jun 20, 2013
Just wanted to add one more comment about the staff at Jeff Davis Hospital. When Polly was too sick to stay at home, the staff welcomed her back each time with open arms and hugs. They even tried to give her the same room each time, so she wouldn't have to adjust to new surroundings. Then, when she died, several members of the nursing staff came to her memorial service, not because they had to, but because that is the kind of people they are. Sure, you can go to a bigger city, and be treated at a bigger, better facility, but how many of their staff will remember you? God forbid, if you die, how many will show up at your funeral? Of all the things that I remember about Polly's illness, Jeff Davis Hospital stands out due to the staff's fine treatment of my wife, and the compassion they showed to me and my son during her stays. God bless 'em all.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#12 Jun 20, 2013
migraine wrote:
I'm guessing you've never had a true migraine. At times they are an emergency. When the pain is so bad that you are throwing up and even medicine prescribed by the doctor doesn't even touch the pain. Some people have been diagnosed with having migraines and take daily medicine to try to prevent them. Some times the daily medicine doesn't help with a severe one. The ER can give them a shot that contains a more powerful drug. Until you've been diagnosed with migraines and have a true migraine you can't say it is not an emergency.
Sorry pal, but a migraine is a chronic condition, and you will not die from it. It is NOT an emergency.

BTW, they make a shot you can take at home in an emergency, it is called IMITREX and the dumbass should have made sure she had some at home the next time she had a migraine.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#13 Jun 20, 2013
v93george wrote:
Just wanted to add one more comment about the staff at Jeff Davis Hospital. When Polly was too sick to stay at home, the staff welcomed her back each time with open arms and hugs. They even tried to give her the same room each time, so she wouldn't have to adjust to new surroundings. Then, when she died, several members of the nursing staff came to her memorial service, not because they had to, but because that is the kind of people they are. Sure, you can go to a bigger city, and be treated at a bigger, better facility, but how many of their staff will remember you? God forbid, if you die, how many will show up at your funeral? Of all the things that I remember about Polly's illness, Jeff Davis Hospital stands out due to the staff's fine treatment of my wife, and the compassion they showed to me and my son during her stays. God bless 'em all.
Thank you for your perspective. You show that healthcare is just not about pushing pills.
Former Resident

Springfield, MO

#14 Jun 20, 2013
I agree for one sometimes a migraine is an emergency... you are just insensitive to other ppl what might not be an emergency for you might be to someone else....my dad would get migraines really bad even tho he took medicine for it at home...not everybody that goes to the ER is abusing it...and some people don't pay there bills but some do...I have been to the ER for a migraine before and I felt like my head was going to explode...and I do pay my bills so before you run your lock jaws know the facts!!!
migraine

Hogansville, GA

#15 Jun 20, 2013
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry pal, but a migraine is a chronic condition, and you will not die from it. It is NOT an emergency.

BTW, they make a shot you can take at home in an emergency, it is called IMITREX and the dumbass should have made sure she had some at home the next time she had a migraine.
There was no need for the dumb-ass comment, just shows how immature you are! This is the definition of emergency:1 : an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action 2 : an urgent need for assistance or relief. If you have ever had a migraine then you know that there is an urgent need for assistance or relief. Can't believe you would not go to the ER if you were in serious pain and could get urgent relief. This person has insurance and pays her bills. Yes I know there is a shot that the person can have at home. If you know anything about insurance company's they don't always approve certain medicines or procedures even if the doctor orders it-the reason for not having the shot at home. I'm going to be the better person here and not make any more comments.
migraine

Hogansville, GA

#16 Jun 20, 2013
Former Resident wrote:
I agree for one sometimes a migraine is an emergency... you are just insensitive to other ppl what might not be an emergency for you might be to someone else....my dad would get migraines really bad even tho he took medicine for it at home...not everybody that goes to the ER is abusing it...and some people don't pay there bills but some do...I have been to the ER for a migraine before and I felt like my head was going to explode...and I do pay my bills so before you run your lock jaws know the facts!!!
Amen! Well said!

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#17 Jun 20, 2013
migraine wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm going to be the better person here and not make any more comments.
Then you should have kept your mouth shut to begin with. Anyone that gets migraines is fully aware that Imetrex injections are approved by insurance and they should always be prepared and have some available. The ER is not for headaches, ingrown toenails, toothaches or the sort.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#18 Jun 20, 2013
Former Resident wrote:
I have been to the ER for a migraine before and I felt like my head was going to explode...and I do pay my bills so before you run your lock jaws know the facts!!!
You realize paying your bills is the bare minimum as in that's just what you are supposed to do. I realize this is Hazlehurst and that might be an alien concept to many here.

What you are telling me is that even with both your dad and yourself being afflicted with migraines, neither of you has had the foresight to get with your Dr. to get prescribed medicine that would take care of these sudden onset migraines? Guess you were too busy paying your bills to consider that.
knew her back then

Hinesville, GA

#19 Jun 20, 2013
migraine wrote:
<quoted text>
There was no need for the dumb-ass comment, just shows how immature you are! This is the definition of emergency:1 : an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action 2 : an urgent need for assistance or relief. If you have ever had a migraine then you know that there is an urgent need for assistance or relief. Can't believe you would not go to the ER if you were in serious pain and could get urgent relief. This person has insurance and pays her bills. Yes I know there is a shot that the person can have at home. If you know anything about insurance company's they don't always approve certain medicines or procedures even if the doctor orders it-the reason for not having the shot at home. I'm going to be the better person here and not make any more comments.
migraine, pay absolutely no attention to MS04. He/she is a troll who loves to stir stuff up and get people upset. MS04 has been around aggravating people for years. Don't feed the troll.
migraine

Hogansville, GA

#20 Jun 20, 2013
knew her back then wrote:
<quoted text>migraine, pay absolutely no attention to MS04. He/she is a troll who loves to stir stuff up and get people upset. MS04 has been around aggravating people for years. Don't feed the troll.
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