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st francis medical center worst hostpital in cape!

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jbc

Cape Girardeau, MO

#1 Sep 10, 2012
I took my sister to the emergency room because she was having what seemed to be a stroke. She looked like she was going to die. They had her sit and wait for twenty minutes before she was seen. The nurse the first saw her yelled at her because she was unable to straiten her arm to get her pulse checked. She told my sister she was just having a panic attack. that nurse was very rude. After many hours she was admitted and put on the second floor rooms ranging from 2036-2039.
The staff there was really bad. They didn't check on her like they should. When she hit the call button it would take them 10 to15 min just to respond on the over com and 10 to 20 min to come and check on her.
They told her she had very low calcium levels and that it almost killed her. Earlier that week she had her thyroid removed that's why her levels where so low.
The first night there my sister thought she was having a heart attack and the nurses took a long time to check on her.
They didn't give my sister her meds like they where suppose to, when they where suppose to.
She asked for water and didn't get it until the next day.
The food is really bad
I saw several roaches
The rooms where out dated
The elevator was 30 years old and didn't work half the time
I hate st Francis !!!
GUEST
#2 Sep 10, 2012
jbc wrote:
I took my sister to the emergency room because she was having what seemed to be a stroke. She looked like she was going to die. They had her sit and wait for twenty minutes before she was seen. The nurse the first saw her yelled at her because she was unable to straiten her arm to get her pulse checked. She told my sister she was just having a panic attack. that nurse was very rude. After many hours she was admitted and put on the second floor rooms ranging from 2036-2039.
The staff there was really bad. They didn't check on her like they should. When she hit the call button it would take them 10 to15 min just to respond on the over com and 10 to 20 min to come and check on her.
They told her she had very low calcium levels and that it almost killed her. Earlier that week she had her thyroid removed that's why her levels where so low.
The first night there my sister thought she was having a heart attack and the nurses took a long time to check on her.
They didn't give my sister her meds like they where suppose to, when they where suppose to.
She asked for water and didn't get it until the next day.
The food is really bad
I saw several roaches
The rooms where out dated
The elevator was 30 years old and didn't work half the time
I hate st Francis !!!
Sounds like you are the problem. They and southeast are both great.
Smh

Mount Vernon, MO

#4 Sep 10, 2012
GUEST wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like you are the problem. They and southeast are both great.
Wow... How are they the problem?
LarryMac

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Sep 10, 2012
My ex-wife had her thyroid removed and they "accidently" removed her para-thyroids, at the same time. A few weeks later she had seizures because her calcium levels were too low. You would think her doctors and the hospital would have advised her of the possibilites! We thought she was going to die from the seizures. Then, to top it off, they prescribed massive calcium tablets. They did no good so they added 50,000 units of vitamin D. Only an intelligent doctor was able to get her on to calcium WITH magnesium, and lower her levels. Without magnesium your body cannot absorb enough calcium. Also, the 50,000 units of D was killing her, so it was reduced to a normal amount. This great doctor was not associated with either hospital. It just goes to show you that these so-called expert doctors at the hospitals may not know their ass from a hole in the ground. Do not be afraid to get second and third opinions. Better yet, just go to Barnes to start with. These doctors around Cape are only worried about making there house and suv payments.
jbc

Cape Girardeau, MO

#6 Sep 10, 2012
LarryMac wrote:
My ex-wife had her thyroid removed and they "accidently" removed her para-thyroids, at the same time. A few weeks later she had seizures because her calcium levels were too low. You would think her doctors and the hospital would have advised her of the possibilites! We thought she was going to die from the seizures. Then, to top it off, they prescribed massive calcium tablets. They did no good so they added 50,000 units of vitamin D. Only an intelligent doctor was able to get her on to calcium WITH magnesium, and lower her levels. Without magnesium your body cannot absorb enough calcium. Also, the 50,000 units of D was killing her, so it was reduced to a normal amount. This great doctor was not associated with either hospital. It just goes to show you that these so-called expert doctors at the hospitals may not know their ass from a hole in the ground. Do not be afraid to get second and third opinions. Better yet, just go to Barnes to start with. These doctors around Cape are only worried about making there house and suv payments.
that sounds a lot like whats going on with my sister. Did your ex-wife loose her voice? They told my sister it would take a year to get it back.
ralph malph

United States

#7 Sep 10, 2012
blow me jbc
jbc

Cape Girardeau, MO

#8 Sep 10, 2012
GUEST wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like you are the problem. They and southeast are both great.
how are we the problem? And I never said anything about southeast? I have never had a problem with southeast! Just St Francis! By the way at st Francis there where a hand full of good nurses. The rest of them sucked!
guest

Farmington, MO

#9 Sep 10, 2012
I took my 70 plus year old mother to SF emergency room over a year ago after a fall one Sunday morning. They told her the pain was coming from the sciatic nerve and time would heal it. She has lived with this back pain for well over a year waiting on it to get better. Finally her doctor did an x-ray only to suspect a fracture in her back and he sent her for a MRI with the same results. She has been walking around with a fractured back for over a year.

Living in Sikeston we decided to try a better hospital ER and went on to Cape, Sikeston couldn't have done any worse.
Anon

Sikeston, MO

#10 Sep 10, 2012
There are a few good nurses and doctors at St. Francis, but the last time I went there, was the last time. I had a spinal tap where the doctor didnít use an x-ray machine and hit a nerve that has bothered me since. Then they had me lay down for just a little while before they asked me to walk down to get an MRI, and I couldnít walk because of the pain. So, they finally wheeled me down there instead, complaining the whole way that I wouldnít walk down there. While they were taking me, I asked the guy giving the MRI if he would make sure I got a wheel chair after the MRI since I was still in a lot of pain, and he said sure. Instead, they simply dismissed me and my husband had to go get me a wheelchair while I struggled to dress myself, still in pain from the tap. They all did their job, sure, but there was no care in that hospital. Most people in hospitals are in fragile condition and need some sense that the people there to take care of them care. Another time at St. Francis, I came in after a migraine that caused my eye to droop and a blood pressure of 90/60, and they told me I was simply stressed. Itís really annoying to have someone tell you what your life is like when they have no idea. Then another time I went to go see a doctor there when I had a lot of abnormal symptoms, and she did one blood test, told me nothing was wrong with me, and didnít make any follow up appointments. Needless to say I got a second opinion in another town.
guest

Cape Girardeau, MO

#11 Sep 10, 2012
I went to sfmc a few years ago I was admitted after hours of being in the ER and btw it was the 4th time in 3 weeks I had been there, I had lost so much blood from an extended period that by the 4th visit the ER dr wouldn't let me leave until my regular dr ordered a blood transfusion,

They made me wait in the waiting room for hours to start with. And then when I finally got a room in the ER it was hours before I got a regular room. The male nurse that took "care" of me over night informed me I was FAKING!!! All because I wasn't complaining enough. My only thought was how do you fake blood loss? Just for an insight my blood levels were below a 5... Normal blood levels are between a 12-15. After being called a faker, one of the nurses turned the blood drip down so far that the blood in the bag went bad before it got into my system. So they charged me an EXTRA 700.00 for 4 units of blood instead of only 3 units.
nurse

United States

#12 Sep 10, 2012
These story's are crazy! I hope next time you fire your nurse or doctor!! You know as patients you have rights and you can fire them and they are replaced! In all rooms and in the halls are numbers u can call and complain and the hospital is required to take a plan of action
Mornin gem

United States

#13 Sep 10, 2012
They complain here on topix and not at the hospital when this is happening, I don't believe a word.
jbc

United States

#14 Sep 10, 2012
Mornin gem wrote:
They complain here on topix and not at the hospital when this is happening, I don't believe a word.
for your information I did tell the charge nurse and nothing changed. So then I talked to the managing nurse she was very nice and 10 min after talking to her the nurses under her started doing there job for a little while. It's day 5 and they still didn't give her breathing treatment idk why
amen!!

Cape Girardeau, MO

#15 Sep 10, 2012
Soooo many newborns have gotten staph from there as well!!
Fender Tele girl

United States

#16 Sep 10, 2012
jbc wrote:
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for your information I did tell the charge nurse and nothing changed. So then I talked to the managing nurse she was very nice and 10 min after talking to her the nurses under her started doing there job for a little while. It's day 5 and they still didn't give her breathing treatment idk why
I would leave and go to southeast then. You can do a transfer, people leave southeast tongonto st fran all the time.
guest

United States

#17 Sep 10, 2012
welcome to obamacare
jbc

United States

#18 Sep 10, 2012
Fender Tele girl wrote:
<quoted text>I would leave and go to southeast then. You can do a transfer, people leave southeast tongonto st fran all the time.
we have asked to but the nurses say its up to the doctor and southeast
Curious

United States

#19 Sep 10, 2012
jbc wrote:
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we have asked to but the nurses say its up to the doctor and southeast
I don't know how it's done, I just know people do it. You can leave AMA no one can stop that, all you have to do is sign a paper. I would call southeast first thing in morning and talk about what you have to do to transfer. Otherwise call an attorney ASAP. Heck call KFVS, no one like bad PR.
Ohwell

Edwardsville, IL

#20 Sep 10, 2012
Don't go back, its not like they're hurting for business being the most used hospital in the region. I'll make sure to tell the next person on the waiting list that your spot has opened up. Thank you.
jbc wrote:
I took my sister to the emergency room because she was having what seemed to be a stroke. She looked like she was going to die. They had her sit and wait for twenty minutes before she was seen. The nurse the first saw her yelled at her because she was unable to straiten her arm to get her pulse checked. She told my sister she was just having a panic attack. that nurse was very rude. After many hours she was admitted and put on the second floor rooms ranging from 2036-2039.
The staff there was really bad. They didn't check on her like they should. When she hit the call button it would take them 10 to15 min just to respond on the over com and 10 to 20 min to come and check on her.
They told her she had very low calcium levels and that it almost killed her. Earlier that week she had her thyroid removed that's why her levels where so low.
The first night there my sister thought she was having a heart attack and the nurses took a long time to check on her.
They didn't give my sister her meds like they where suppose to, when they where suppose to.
She asked for water and didn't get it until the next day.
The food is really bad
I saw several roaches
The rooms where out dated
The elevator was 30 years old and didn't work half the time
I hate st Francis !!!
Katie

Saint Louis, MO

#21 Sep 10, 2012
These stories are not atypical. They are just run of the mill everyday at St. Francis. All the nurses that work at St. Francis, that I know, go to St. Louis for surgery and extended care.

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