Va Hospital in Huntington

Va Hospital in Huntington

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Jack Marine

Charleston, WV

#1 Dec 20, 2012
Is their anyone in charge at the VA Hospital. That is one of the poorest organized hospitals around. Nothing works up there. They transfer doctors to different clinics and then re-schedule appointments. Then they forget Labs. Computers are always sending the wrong information. Very unfriendly atmosphere. Most of the people up there don't understand the Hospital was built for Veterans. We are sick or we wouldn't be there. When they mess up your appointments and the Doctor you saw the last time has moved on and you have a new guy what the hell. You have to repeat the same story over and over. Thanks for letting me bitch. I feel sorry for the young Veterans.

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Since: Jun 11

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#2 Dec 20, 2012
Jack Marine wrote:
Is their anyone in charge at the VA Hospital. That is one of the poorest organized hospitals around. Nothing works up there. They transfer doctors to different clinics and then re-schedule appointments. Then they forget Labs. Computers are always sending the wrong information. Very unfriendly atmosphere. Most of the people up there don't understand the Hospital was built for Veterans. We are sick or we wouldn't be there. When they mess up your appointments and the Doctor you saw the last time has moved on and you have a new guy what the hell. You have to repeat the same story over and over. Thanks for letting me bitch. I feel sorry for the young Veterans.
I'm a Veteran myself and used to go to the VA Hospital here while I was at Marshall, but after graduating and getting a job I use my own personal insurance and only go to the VA Hospital if I have to for whatever reason. I normally go to Cabell Huntington Hospital for routine things.

I really didn't dislike the VA Hospital but I just feel that I should not take up a spot when a worse off Veteran could be there in my place.
Jack Marine

Charleston, WV

#3 Dec 20, 2012
Mr_Awesome wrote:
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I'm a Veteran myself and used to go to the VA Hospital here while I was at Marshall, but after graduating and getting a job I use my own personal insurance and only go to the VA Hospital if I have to for whatever reason. I normally go to Cabell Huntington Hospital for routine things.
I really didn't dislike the VA Hospital but I just feel that I should not take up a spot when a worse off Veteran could be there in my place.
Thank you for your concern for other Veterans. I've lobbied for this hospital for many years. When I first went there it was a scary place all wood with no private rooms only wards. I've been to Washington several times to ask our people in Congress to help with the funding of this hospital. I truly hate to see it so mismanaged. The majority of the workers care for the Veterans. Those that run the administration end of the hospital are either lost in paperwork or don't know what the hell they're doing. Many of the Veterans that go there travel for hours to get there only to be either left out of the system or their Doctor is out. Appointments are scheduled too far apart. Anyway it seems they are going to do what it is they want instead of what the Veterans need.
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Itsallcrap

United States

#5 Dec 20, 2012
Jack Marine wrote:
Is their anyone in charge at the VA Hospital. That is one of the poorest organized hospitals around. Nothing works up there. They transfer doctors to different clinics and then re-schedule appointments. Then they forget Labs. Computers are always sending the wrong information. Very unfriendly atmosphere. Most of the people up there don't understand the Hospital was built for Veterans. We are sick or we wouldn't be there. When they mess up your appointments and the Doctor you saw the last time has moved on and you have a new guy what the hell. You have to repeat the same story over and over. Thanks for letting me bitch. I feel sorry for the young Veterans.
Welcome to the world of government run healthcare, where 87 cents of every dollar goes towards bureaucracy
samari

Hadley, PA

#6 Dec 20, 2012
There is alot of people making a living off of those veterians.The old term gravy train come to my mind!
Gag

United States

#7 Dec 20, 2012
My husband is a veteran, partially disabled at that, and not only went/goes there for most of his treatments to save money but he also worked there for over 4 yrs and he HATES the place and is SOOOOO MUCH HAPPIER since he got a different job. The union there is completely worthless! They file more grievances over the dumbest things of any union I've ever seen but refuse to do a damn thing about real issues. They and management are like a group of catty, bickering, backstabbing teenagers. Very few of the doctors last long and the ones there you can barely understand. I know of countless nurses, doctors, and their police getting fired for stealing everything from drugs to paintings to equipment and even patients' property. Let's put it this way, the director is blind and has a seeing eye dog and the dog walks him into walls countless times a day and has nearly led him into on-coming traffic many time. It would be sad except for the fact that all the employees joke that the man is so rude, ignorant, and impossible to be around of work for that even his dog hates him and does all this poor guiding on purpose.(sorry, I find that hilarious!) I could go on all day about the crap that goes on there, how poor management is, how poor care is, etc. But we'd be here this time next week. I am just glad my husband finally applied for and got another job because he is sooooo much happier. I would never recommend anyone go there for treatment (they are more likely to kill you then heal you) and certainly don't work there unless you want to know what Hell is like.
Concerned

United States

#8 Nov 25, 2013
And their nurses are allowed to sleep with patients

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