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Jul 11, 2013
 
We just recently moved here, and we're due to deliver a baby in a month. I'm extremely nervous about delivering at HMH because of their er being incompetent half the time (that's the only part of the hospital I've had interaction with so far). Does anyone know if their maternity ward is any better than their er? Thanks in advance :)
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Jul 11, 2013
 
I really don't think it is just the er I also think it is the patients that come in there. If they would go to their doctors then the er would not o busy and the doctors would feel like they have to hurry to get the patients seen.
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Jul 11, 2013
 

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HMH L&D is wonderful!
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L & D is aweful. The rooms are unbelievably dirty, the nurses are unskilled, the docs are mean. If this is your first you can forget them teaching you anything. There's no support, guidance or help. And, the ward is not secure.
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I spent a night on the delivery floor when I was only a few weeks pregnant because of complications. I had no issues with them. They were very attentive, gave me privacy but promptly responded when I needed them. The only issue I had with them was one of the nurses who administered an injection-- she was very rude. It look 7 different nurses and three anesthesiologists to successfully administer the injection, but she stuck it in my hand although I begged her not to and it blew out my vein and she was not sorry at all... kind of yelled at me like 'I had no other option!' kinda thing although one of the anesthesiologists eventually found a vein in my arm. But anyways. Most the nurses are nice, the phlebotomists are friendly. It's not as bad as people say. As far as the doctors, that's something that should be up to you. You should have to find a midwife on your own. I like EPW.
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Jul 12, 2013
 
their maternity area is WAY better than the ER. People need to.understand that they have long waits bc people come in by ambulances and generally need fast care and become priority one. I have had two babies at hmh and no issues. They were always offering help and advice for me. There was only one nurse that seemed to not do her job correctly and she is gone. Good luck to you.
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Jul 12, 2013
 
SpecialMomofMany wrote:
L & D is aweful. The rooms are unbelievably dirty, the nurses are unskilled, the docs are mean. If this is your first you can forget them teaching you anything. There's no support, guidance or help. And, the ward is not secure.
Everything this person just wrote is completely bs!
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Jul 12, 2013
 
Almost every ER in the nation is the same because o the fsa going there for non-emergent issues.
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Weak wrote:
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Everything this person just wrote is completely bs!
Really? So you're ok with dirty laundry left under the chairs in the rooms? What about dishes left on the windowsil? And CNAs taking care of your baby instead of nurses? I have higher standards than that
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Jul 12, 2013
 
The other thing to keep in mind is that they only have a level 1 nursery. In other words, if the baby has any issues they are not equipped to do anything. Your baby will be flown to Louisville. That's not opinion, you can verify that.

Also consider this: Ft Knox pays for civilian hospitals in L'ville, it does not pay for HMH hospital stays. Think about how much cheaper it would be to send patients to Etown instead, but they don't.

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Jul 12, 2013
 
I have 3 kids all delivered at HMH, had nothing but great experiences there each time, nurses were great, rooms were clean, my babies were taken very well care of!!
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Jul 12, 2013
 
To be totally honest I hate the er at HMH but the l&d unit is top notch. Yeah it's a "level one" nursery but so is baptist east, suburban and Aud. Kosairs is the only high level nursery besides uk. And if there is a problem they don't fly infants The Kosairs baby buggy comes and gets them....as far as CNA's taking care of the infants, some tasks are handed to them others are carried out by nurses. This was the same when we had out twins in Georgia I don't know why it's so much for some people to accept, To be totally honest, if you have a kid and everything goes right you'll be home in 48 hours. As far as Tricare not paying for HMH this is also a falsehood. That changed in 2008. So do your own research or go out on a street corner and ask any retard that comes along what they think...
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My experience was pretty lousy there. I have private insurance and I was treated like I had medicaid. Nurses didn't get things I asked for, like clean sheets when I got blood on them. They talked down to me and even became upset at me when 'helping' me to the bathroom. They didn't check on me or the baby hourly like they were supposed to, but marked on their chart that they did. I was in a lot of pain and requested a pain pill, but nevet received it. The anesthesiologist was the worst of all, said he had someone die under his hand, as he was prepping my skin for the epidural. He made 3 attempts to get the needle in and eventually punctured his own finger with it!!
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Good Doctors & Hospitals are only in Louisville.
HMH is only useful to County politicians as a way to get to spend money. That E.R. only belongs in a third world country. Am I wrong?
The rich in Hardin County keep a full tank of gas in car to get to a Louisville hospital.
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Jul 12, 2013
 
SpecialMomofMany wrote:
The other thing to keep in mind is that they only have a level 1 nursery. In other words, if the baby has any issues they are not equipped to do anything. Your baby will be flown to Louisville. That's not opinion, you can verify that.
Also consider this: Ft Knox pays for civilian hospitals in L'ville, it does not pay for HMH hospital stays. Think about how much cheaper it would be to send patients to Etown instead, but they don't.
actually they DO have a NICU, but if the Drs feel the baby is better off at a louisville hospital that where they go. So get your facts straight! Also security level? how is it not secure?
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actually they DO have a NICU, but if the Drs feel the baby is better off at a louisville hospital that where they go. So get your facts straight! Also security level? how is it not secure?
Unless they built it today, there is no NICU. It's level 1. Check it.

Funny that other lady mentioned Medicaid, HMH is the welfare & Medicaid hospital. You couldn't pay me to deliver there
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Just FYI. Docs can't simply feel the baby would be better off leaving, a specific medical order is required and it has to be justified.
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Jul 13, 2013
 
Wise Up wrote:
Good Doctors & Hospitals are only in Louisville.
HMH is only useful to County politicians as a way to get to spend money. That E.R. only belongs in a third world country. Am I wrong?
The rich in Hardin County keep a full tank of gas in car to get to a Louisville hospital.
Your attitude is so condescending.
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I have three grandchildren. all of which were born at HMH. I was by my daughter's side throughout the whole L&D process. I have nothing by good to say about Hardin Memorial L&D. In addition, I am a RN of many years and have worked at the Bowling Green Hospitals for years. I saw nothing wrong.
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Jul 13, 2013
 
Anonymous wrote:
The other thing to keep in mind is that they only have a level 1 nursery. In other words, if the baby has any issues they are not equipped to do anything. Your baby will be flown to Louisville. That's not opinion, you can verify that.
Also consider this: Ft Knox pays for civilian hospitals in L'ville, it does not pay for HMH hospital stays. Think about how much cheaper it would be to send patients to Etown instead, but they don't.
Ft Knox does not pay the bill, Tricare does. If you are a military dependent Tricare will not pay for you to be seen outside of the hospital unless there is a service or specialty that they do not offer. Or, if they don't have the resources to care for what ailes you. Patients with Tricare are transferred from Ireland Hospital's ER to HMH quite often.

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