Carlsbad Medical Center named 'top pe...

Carlsbad Medical Center named 'top performer'

There are 24 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Sep 20, 2012, titled Carlsbad Medical Center named 'top performer'. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

Carlsbad Medical Center has been named one of the nation's "top performers on key quality measures" by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

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Carlsbad Resident

Hobbs, NM

#1 Sep 20, 2012
B.S.!
A TORN KNEE AT LAW

Carlsbad, NM

#2 Sep 20, 2012
Carlsbad Resident wrote:
B.S.!
maybe top performer on taking your hard earned money, right now a 1 hr visit to the ER, your looking between $10,000.00 AND $20,000.00 easy, and they dont give a shittt if you flip burgers at a fast food restaurant drawing minimum wage of $7.50, they want there money ASAP,IF NOT YOU MY FRIEND EXPECT A SUMMONS TO GO TO COURT,TO PAY UP, IF YOUR INVOLVED IN A CAR VEHICLE ACCIDENT, AND ITS THE OTHER FELLAS FAULT, AND YOU THINK HIM OR HIS INSURANCE IS GOING TO PAY FOR THE DAMAGE , WELL YOU ALL KNOW HOW THEM INSURANCES DRAG ASSS TO PAY UP, MEANWHILE YOU BETTER HAVE SOME KIND OF INSURANCE OR MONEY TO PAY THE HOSPITAL OR THEY CAN GARNISH YOUR CHECK, I HAVE SEEN IT HAPPENED , I ALSO KNOW THAT THE MAIN HEADQUARTERS CO, IS IN NASHVILLE, I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I ALMOST TOOK THEM TO COURT, BUT THERE WAS NO LAWYER, THAT WOULD GO AGAINST THEM, I WAS TRYING TO GET THEM ON A MALPRACTICE SUIT, BUT IM STILL LOOKING FOR A LAWYER IF SOMEONE OUT THERE CAN HELP ME, ALSO THE NURSES ARE VERY RUDE THERE AT THE ER, AND THEY DONT KNOW WHAT THEYRE DOING, ALSO WHEN THE AMBULANCE PICKED ME UP AT MY HOME, THE ER GUY, WHICH ILL NOT EVEN CALL A TECHNICIAN, TOOK HIM LIKE 6 TIMES POKING ME WITH THE NEEDLE TO FIND MY VEIN, I REMEMBER HIS NAME WAS CARRILLO, AND HE TOLD ME HE HAD 4 YRS OF EXPERIENCE,yeah right, WHEN I GOT TO THE ER, MY ARM WAS FULL OF BLOOD, WHERE THE GUY HAD MISSED MY VEIN, TRYING TO HOOK UP THE IV BAG, ALSO THEERE WAS THIS NURSE NAMED JULIE WHO WAS VERY RUDE, THERE AT THE ER, SO FOLKS BEWARE OF THIS HOSPITAL , IVE HEARD THE ONE IN ARTESIA IS BETTER,HAVE YOU ALL EVER WONDERED WHY THEY SOMETIMES SEND THE PATIENTS TO ALBUQ, OR EL PASO OR LUBBOCK HOSPITALS??????THE DRS HERE AND THE FACILITIES HERE ARE NO BUENO.
uh huh

Carlsbad, NM

#3 Sep 20, 2012
Carlsbad Resident wrote:
B.S.!
i wonder who and how much money they paid to have that false article printed,???
WHAT

Lovington, NM

#4 Sep 20, 2012
Now we all know that's total bull crap! Do they really think we're that stupid to believe That?! That's almost an insult!
professor know it

Carlsbad, NM

#5 Sep 20, 2012
have you also ever seen, you might be there laying down on the garnie dying, and someone will aproach you , asking if you have any insurances, or how your going to pay the thousands of dollars bills >>???oh theyre goo at that also all the money is going to nashville tn, well lets say the 99% profit after they pay the quacks ,and other employees there.
professor know it

Carlsbad, NM

#6 Sep 20, 2012
WHAT wrote:
Now we all know that's total bull crap! Do they really think we're that stupid to believe That?! That's almost an insult!
can you tell your expierence why you feel that way??i already told mine
professor know it

Carlsbad, NM

#7 Sep 20, 2012
Carlsbad Resident wrote:
B.S.!
can you please right your bad expierence why you feel that way,weall need to get together and fight this hypocritical hospital, everyone i speak to in town tell me the same,or is it because there are no ther hospitals to go to,like the electric and gas company, we have no choice, but to have there services, somebody has to sue this creatures.
What

Lovington, NM

#8 Sep 20, 2012
professor know it wrote:
<quoted text>can you tell your expierence why you feel that way??i already told mine
After waiting in ER for hours while in pain! People I know having to be flown to Lubbock or El Paso to be treated! HELLO?
Greys Anatomy

Carlsbad, NM

#9 Sep 20, 2012
I like the scam where you are in hospital and something is
wrong with your heart - maybe. So you are monitored all
night by wireless. But WOW! Miracle of miracles! Nothing
wrong with the heart! But an extra $6000 on the bill.
Oh well, wish I could have been part of the 1% instead of
the 46%. But by God my heart is OK! Piss my pants! Glad to
be alive! I will owe the man the rest of my life and be
thankful! I am so worthless and stupid and weak! I just
want to work at Walmart the rest of my life now and hide
from all the winners in the world.
whatajoke

Hobbs, NM

#10 Sep 21, 2012
Yeah, right that the hospital is good. They cannot do half the surgeries needed, and when I went with heart palpitations and in stroke level the ER doctor said good luck getting into your dr but there is nothing I can do for you and released me. What saved me was I had to switch my own heart med back to the old one as the nurse told me I got a tolerance for the heart med I was on.

Of course they are going to save a few lives, but this hospital is crap and I would not trust them with anything serious.
judy edward

Carlsbad, NM

#11 Sep 21, 2012
$55000 for a hear ablation
(in at 0800 out at 1600 - 8 hours)
and i still have palputations.....

what a rip-off
judy edward

Carlsbad, NM

#12 Sep 21, 2012
that should have bee heart ablation for $55,000.00
professor know it

Carlsbad, NM

#13 Sep 21, 2012
judy edward wrote:
that should have bee heart ablation for $55,000.00
i dont think the people that work there have a heart/.
citizen

Lovington, NM

#14 Sep 21, 2012
professor know it wrote:
<quoted text>i dont think the people that work there have a heart/.
Like any other hospital, it's a business.
A TORN KNEE AT LAW

Carlsbad, NM

#15 Sep 21, 2012
What wrote:
<quoted text>
After waiting in ER for hours while in pain! People I know having to be flown to Lubbock or El Paso to be treated! HELLO?
them bastardds first had me there in the hospital overnight for evaluation after i suffered a heart attack, then this chink, or some dr from india, let me go home the following morning,stating there was nothing wrong with my heart, well the following day, here i go again this time the pain was twice as bad as the first time 3 days before, finally after having me there at the ER FOR NEARLY 7 HRS,AND ME BEING A DISABLED WAR VETERAN. I ASKED THEM TO SEND ME TO A VA HOSPITAL, WHICH THEY DID AND FLEW ME TO WILLIAM BEAMONT ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, WHERE THEY FOUND ONE MAJOR ARTERY 85 % PLUGGED UP AND THE OTHER 95 %, THEY HAD TO DO A EMERGENCY OPERATION ON ME, I ALMOST DIED, I TRIED TO SUE THIS QUACKS, BUT NO LAWYER WOULD TAKE ME,IM A DISABLED VIETNAM, VET, AND IF I GET SICK, I TRY AND MAKE IT TO THE VA CLINIC IN ARTESIA, OR ALBUQ, BUT IF YOU PLAN ON KILLING SOMEONE, DONT DO IT YOU WILL GET IN TROUBLE AND GO TO THE PENNITENTIARY, YOUR BEST BET WOULD BE TO TAKE THEM TO THIS HOSPITAL AND THEYLL DO IT FOR FREE, AND YOU WONT GET IN TROUBLE.
Carlsbad Resident

Hobbs, NM

#16 Sep 21, 2012
The hospital here in Carlsbad is owned by a big chain medical Corporation in Nashville, they own hospitals all over the United States the people who work there have no say, they just work there.

The medical Corporation in Nashville and the administrator dictate medical services guidelines.

It is all one big money making business there is always going to be people hurting themselves or getting sick needing medical service, and they know that.

The reason why the hospital in Artesia so much better than the one here in Carlsbad, it is owned by Artesia they care about their patients, they are not dollar signs when they walk in.
ANOTHER VICTIM

Carlsbad, NM

#17 Sep 21, 2012
I went to the emergency room with severe stomach pain. First nurse told me I had a compacted bowel. Took x-rays and nothing. The xray tech told me he thought he saw a small calcium deposit in my kidneys. Doctor said the xray tech was wrong and all I had was stress. Sent me home with a prescription for antacid. Two days later I pass a kidney stone at home. My daughter went in hyperventilating. hospital told us she had numerous blood clots in her lungs and immediatly flew her to Lubbock. Lubbock said they were crazy and she was having a panicka attack. Talk about generating revenue. This hospital is full of incompetent assholes. I go to Artesia now. Service is much better.
citizen

Lovington, NM

#18 Sep 21, 2012
It's sad that we who are older have to live in fear of being taken to the hospital in an emergency here just because we live in Carlsbad! This is America?
BROTHER AT ARMS

Carlsbad, NM

#19 Sep 21, 2012
The place is a joke, I am a transplant from Washington state and have never seen a hospital that was run so inefficiently, and one that does not have a trauma ward, with all the oil field business and the way Carlsbad is growing they need a trauma center. It seems to me they put profit before saving lifes !! I too have had my fair share of misdiagnosis, I was coughing real bad and they sent me for a MRI, then they said they seen something on my lung and to come back in 2 weeks, after giving me all sorts of pills, for coughing and pain, I came back for another MRI in 2 weeks and they immediately sent me to Roswell, once I got to Roswell the DR. put me in for another MRI, using the disc he received from C-Bad medical center he began comparing what they had taken to what he was taking, after several times through the machine he had me get out, then asked what kind of meds I was on, so I told him, and he started shaking his head in dis-belief, he then told me that C-Bad Medical had told him I had stage 4 lung cancer, he gave me a prescription for antibiotics and told me I had pneumonia, and that the top portion of my lung will be scarred for the remainder of my life, had they correctly diagnosed me and given me the proper treatment I would not have the dull pain I still have today. P.S. all my symptoms were diminshed in 2 days from the antibiotics.
kellie

Carlsbad, NM

#20 Sep 21, 2012
perhaps this is why 12+ doctors & nurse practitioners have left carlsbad since January 2012

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