hamot vs. saint vincent
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Since: Jan 09

Erie

#21 Oct 21, 2010
St. Vincent is horrible. I will never ever go there for treatment again. I have a hard time visiting people there. The place itself disgusts me. I had an extremely bad experience there in 2005, and my Grandmother was there in April, released to a nursing home for rehab in May, then passed away while at St. Vincent in June all for the same damn thing. 3 months to help her and they didn't do crap. Then they told us one thing and did another. If they would have been doing what they told us they were doing for her she would still be here. No doubt in mind that if we would have moved her to Hamot she would be alive.

Since: Jan 09

Erie

#22 Oct 21, 2010
TOM wrote:
ST. VINCENTS , you wont get shipped to pittsburgh like hamot!
At least the staff at Hamot is smart enough to know when they can't provide the care their patients need. They send them to a facility that can actually help. Probably why they don't send them to Vincent.
john

Erie, PA

#23 Oct 22, 2010
my wife had surgery at hamot for her heart...she ended up losing a leg, we were forced to sell opur house cause she couldn't get around anymore, if my wife would have gone to st. vincents she would still have her leg and still be alive to this day. hamot is a butcher shop, noone should go there, and with this new affiliation it will only get worse..thats for dam sure! hamots employees were extremely rude and obviously unhappy with their career paths. I advise everyone to stay away from bobos butcher shop(HAMOT). and if you read the paper lately you would have read about the lawsuit against hamot for harvesting a young mans organs!! how do you top that one?
Michael FitzPatrick

Cleveland, OH

#24 Oct 22, 2010
St Vincent, Where do you think God would go if he got sick? Not hamot!
Anonymous

Beachwood, OH

#25 Oct 23, 2010
doesn't matter either way both hospitals are in the works of being bought by mega healthcare systems. both are about to change for the worst in terms of patient care.just met a consultant from accretive health that said they are in town for a few years until this Ascenion Health buyout goes through. they are being real quite about this though! just watch how many executives begin being switched out for ascenion backers/former employees. coo, cfo....and more to come...lots of jobs to be outsourced soon too
Anonymous

Beachwood, OH

#26 Oct 23, 2010
ascension health and accretive health connect the dots
johnson

Erie, PA

#27 Oct 27, 2010
well after reading the paper today I'm pretty sure I know which one is better now, or at least which one I will choose.
told ya so

Erie, PA

#28 Oct 27, 2010
I'm been preachin that from the beginning, hamots a butchershop, always will be! BEWARE....BEWARE!!!!
employed by both

United States

#29 Dec 5, 2012
I have worked at both places I reccomend st. Vincent. Hamot us full of women who are bitches especially in the ER. st. Vincent is a much better place and the people are much friendlier
hhaahhaa

United States

#30 Dec 5, 2012
there is a lot of LECOM students going to drug rehab classes in their off hours.
Good Patient

Erie, PA

#31 Jan 5, 2013
Last Jan. I would have said Hamot all the way, but now I would tell you to go with St Vs for ER. We always went to Hamot ER and had our children at Hamot. We became fast friends with nurses at Hamot, a few remain personal friends to this day. There are many wonderful doctors and nurses there. However, Hamot ER recently missed an extremely large cancerous tumor in me. A nurse from my PCP sent me there for a CT due to my symptoms. They barely checked me and sent me home with pain pills and anti-nausea meds. My entire family and friends were furious with the lack of care.

The next week I was so ill that I thought it was the end. I decided upon ST Vincent ER who did both a CT and ultrasound, finding the huge tumor. Two days later I had surgery at ST V to remove the tumor. Sorry Hamot, but if that tumor had ruptured I wouldn't be here today. I have to go with Saint Vincents due to my personal experience.

And to ER staff at ANY hospital, please let this be a lesson before it's a lawsuit, some of your patients are just stoic, they actually have a problem but they aren't going to be rolling on the floor, screaming and begging for drugs. Treat every patient as if his case is life-threatening. Never become callus to your patients, this could be you. Most insured patients won't even step foot in the ER unless they think there is a definite problem. Many insured patients have at least a $100 co-pay and hate visiting the ER. We never met someone who said they love going to the ER.

I also like the fact that St V is merging with Cleveland Clinic. Good choice!
Good Patient

Erie, PA

#32 Jan 5, 2013
That said, probably nothing any of us are saying/said is going to matter when Obamacare becomes implemented. It's all going to change.

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