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bi resident

Melrose Park, IL

#1 Jun 14, 2012
Metro south hospital is the worst. Hospital you can go to there rude they take to long ppl don't go to metro south
go somewhere else

Midlothian, IL

#2 Jun 14, 2012
Had to scream, yell, threaten to take my daughter, bed and all, back down to the ER from her room. Had to scream and fight for a test they refused to do. Made them call the neurologist and make him talk to me to be able to beg HIM for the test he refused to do earlier. He finally relented, and ordered the test. Those test results ended up getting my daughter sent BY AMBULANCE at 3AM to the University of Chicago Neuro Intensive Care Unit, for expected brain surgery, just as I told them! We left there through the emergency room entrance ambulance bay, as I told everyone within the sound of my voice to leave there and go to a different ER and that it just may save their life. It is NOT at all like ST. FRANCIS! If possible, go somewhere else.
bi resident

Melrose Park, IL

#3 Jun 14, 2012
We usually go to crist hospital had aloy of bad expirances at metro south worse hospital ever no one should go there just for them to make the discharge papers we had to wait. 2 hours

Since: Feb 12

chicago

#4 Jun 15, 2012
I go to palos alot. metro is the hospital of hell.
bi resident

Melrose Park, IL

#5 Jun 15, 2012
yatkinson wrote:
I go to palos alot. metro is the hospital of hell.
yes it is worse hospital you can go to
bi under

Midlothian, IL

#6 Jun 17, 2012
well if people would not abuse the system and use the er as a clinic it would go alot smoother plus the cut backs and shortage on nurses are not right you should voice your concerns to administration
wth

Midlothian, IL

#7 Jun 18, 2012
How can anyone disagree with a specific incident, like comment #2? Disagree with general statements of slow or rude,yes, but sounds like that specific incident was, at the very least, sub-standard care.
thinkin

Midlothian, IL

#8 Jun 25, 2012
another example a male injured himself while putting air in tire it exploded causing injury to his face and arn xrays showed fractured bones in face cheekbone and eyr area arm fractured in 2 places he had insurance is a american citizen BUT after 2 days they directed him to go to another hospital during the duration of his stay no treatment was given pending as so he was told awaiting what specialist would say ie whether to place pins in his arms and to determine how to do his face.The cost of all treatment would exceed insurance cost. Emphasis on this is a for profit hospital.Maybe this hospital is not equipped to do this to all i advise christ is a TRAMA hospital they are equipped for all
Denial

Chicago, IL

#9 Jun 25, 2012
Apparently MetroSouth is not a full service medical facility, and should be on the ambulance by pass list.
Denial

Chicago, IL

#10 Jun 26, 2012
Check with MetroSouth, they are often on the ambulance by pass list.
not personal

Midlothian, IL

#11 Jun 26, 2012
Obviously an employee is disagreeing with everyone. It's not a personal indictment. You are probably a nurse, and in no way to blame for the overall problems there. Nurses unfortunately can only do what doctors order. If the doctors are inferior, the care is inferior. It makes nurses as upset as the patients, and they end up taking the blame for the doctors who don't do their jobs correctly for any number of reasons. Nurses are the front line of the hospital, and I know there are good people there. Unfortunately, the nurses, like the patients, are at the mercy of doctors. If a doctor is a bad diagnostician, burned out, or too busy to bother, the bottom falls out. These kinds of doctors should find a different line of work. Don't they realize people's lives depend on them doing the jobs they spent so many years training to do?
bi under

Midlothian, IL

#12 Jun 27, 2012
Thank you not personal someone that understands...
Planet Peloquin

Blue Island, IL

#13 Jun 27, 2012
not personal wrote:
Obviously an employee is disagreeing with everyone. It's not a personal indictment. You are probably a nurse, and in no way to blame for the overall problems there. Nurses unfortunately can only do what doctors order. If the doctors are inferior, the care is inferior. It makes nurses as upset as the patients, and they end up taking the blame for the doctors who don't do their jobs correctly for any number of reasons. Nurses are the front line of the hospital, and I know there are good people there. Unfortunately, the nurses, like the patients, are at the mercy of doctors. If a doctor is a bad diagnostician, burned out, or too busy to bother, the bottom falls out. These kinds of doctors should find a different line of work. Don't they realize people's lives depend on them doing the jobs they spent so many years training to do?
Kinda like Peloquin and all his minions.
bi under

Midlothian, IL

#14 Jun 28, 2012
you know planet walk a miles in a nurses shoes lets see how far you go...
Golly Gee

Frankfort, IL

#15 Jun 28, 2012
Planet Peloquin wrote:
<quoted text>Kinda like Peloquin and all his minions.
Goodie, BR's lil buddy is back.Did mommy sew up the hole in your pocket?
mechanic

Schererville, IN

#16 Jun 28, 2012
It is very hard to agree with most of what is printed here especially when spelling and punctuation are below a 1st grade level. Take everything with a grain of salt.
metrosucks

Plainfield, IL

#17 Jul 18, 2012
Worst hospital .. Doctors there are clueless it was the worst experience of my life would rather have gone to county ..Majority of employees are rude and ignorant..I hope none of you have to ever set foot in that place!
HAPPY WITH CARE

Eustis, FL

#18 Aug 9, 2012
My husband was in critical condition when I brought him into Metro on Saturday night. I can tell you that the nurses, doctors and staff were exceptional. He has been in the ICU unit up until yesterday. Our experience with the hospital was very professional and caring people.
palos

United States

#19 Aug 10, 2012
Palos sucks as a hospital from my experience. My father was given a higher dose of meds from the nurses there and had a bad reaction. My blind grandfather was released into a taxi and family wasn't notified. My 1 experience with Metro South is, yes the ER is slow. But it seems like a lot of low class people were there for colds and sniffles. Takes time to work thru those kind of people.
In the News

Chicago, IL

#20 Dec 1, 2012
On Friday, Dr. Barbara Bellar told Fox News' Greta van Susteren that despite an excellent record, she lost her job at Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island, Ill., for opposing Obamacare.

Dr. Bellar ran for the Illinois State Senate this year as an ardent opponent of Obamacare.

"We're going to be gifted with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don't, which purportedly covers ten million more people without adding a single new doctor but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that didn't read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits will take affect by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese and financed by a country that is broke," she said at a Romney event in August.

Doctor says she lost her job for opposing ObamacareDoctor says she lost her job for opposing Obamacare
But despite her excellent record at the hospital, Dr. Bellar's contract was not renewed.

Dr. Bellar told van Susteren she did not receive "any kind of adequate explanation" from hospital administrators. She said that while the hospital did meet with her, they refused to let her bring an attorney, leaving her to face "three people from the organization" alone.

"I firmly believe and I am of the opinion that failure to renew my contract is a direct result of my being an opponent of Obamacare," she said, adding that the viral video of her comment has resonated with the public.

When asked if the hospital objected to her run for public office, Dr. Bellar said "they never clarified either way," but said she was told that had she won, the hospital would have been glad to have a state senator on staff.

She told van Susteren that Republicans need to present real solutions and not be "spineless" or ashamed of being conservative.

"We're too weak to speak," she said. "And I have vocal cords."

Dr. Bellar did not rule out the possibility of legal action, telling van Susteren that "there are more things to be said on this matter."

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