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Concerned Patient

Frankfort, NY

#1 Apr 1, 2013
Was in there today and heard some of the staff complaining that ICU had been changed to IMCU which is a lower level of care. Why wasn't the community told that the area was losing 14 Intensive care beds. Also heard that staffing was slashed there. Boy I wonder if my family member is safe there?
WMastr

Utica, NY

#2 Apr 1, 2013
They do not need the beds,
Pleasure Kevin

Upton, MA

#3 Apr 1, 2013
Sounds like this merger thing is starting to happen, and the chickens are coming home to roost.

This is the beginning of a lot of changes, and duplicated or redundant services will be slashed. As usual, this has nothing to do with patient care or safety, and everything to do with the almighty dollar. Such is the state of health care in America.
Sam

Utica, NY

#4 Apr 1, 2013
Concerned Patient wrote:
Was in there today and heard some of the staff complaining that ICU had been changed to IMCU which is a lower level of care. Why wasn't the community told that the area was losing 14 Intensive care beds. Also heard that staffing was slashed there. Boy I wonder if my family member is safe there?
Please tell me why the community should be told this, When St. Lukes had a break out of VRE,vancomycin-resistant enterococci no one was told.
Stanwix Prison

Schenectady, NY

#5 Apr 1, 2013
Concerned Patient wrote:
Was in there today and heard some of the staff complaining that ICU had been changed to IMCU which is a lower level of care. Why wasn't the community told that the area was losing 14 Intensive care beds. Also heard that staffing was slashed there. Boy I wonder if my family member is safe there?
They do a wonderful job and I wish the best for your family member.
Family Member

Frankfort, NY

#6 Apr 1, 2013
They do a great job there. Absolutely wonderful people.
been in ICU

Utica, NY

#7 Apr 1, 2013
I was in ICU for 5 days after a major operation and I can't praise the nurses enough that took excellent care of me.

Those nurses are Golden Angels from Heaven for all they do to insure a patient comes thru their operation and well enough to go back to their home.
bill

Bloomfield, CT

#8 Apr 1, 2013
They killed my aunt .
Utica taxpaper

Utica, NY

#9 Apr 1, 2013
bill wrote:
They killed my aunt .
My only sister also passed away one day after being admitted. BUT - she had an unknown bateria infection in her blood (unknown condition) and despite all the Doctors and Nurses did for her, it was too advanced and she passed away within 24 hours of being admitted.

I don't hold anyone responsible for her death as ICU tried their best to save her life, but her condition had advanced too far for any medical miracle.
Death Sentence

Utica, NY

#10 Apr 1, 2013
If you go there close to death St. Lukes will make sure that happens and charge you for it, "Boom Boom Out Go The Lights"! I wouldnt take an african there.
Utica taxpaper

Utica, NY

#11 Apr 2, 2013
Death Sentence wrote:
If you go there close to death St. Lukes will make sure that happens and charge you for it, "Boom Boom Out Go The Lights"! I wouldnt take an african there.
Then keep your loved one at home to die!

When you have as much experience and education that these nurses in ICU have, that is when you can start second guessing them.
no good

Whitesboro, NY

#12 Apr 2, 2013
They arent good, did not know anything that was wrong with my mother, either did the doctor. she did pass, now those bills that are piling up, guess who is going to pay them? NOT ME!! not responsible thank god
hank hill

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Apr 2, 2013
My mom was in st lukes icu and the reg hospital many times before she passed away, always had great care. She loved the nurses there and also at faxton for outpatient dialysis, they were always fantastic with her.

Your family member will be fine, afterall they have one of the beds that are still there right? If they try putting your family member in the st lukes home then is the time to worry. That place is a serious piece of shit! Can't believe its affiliated with st lukes at all! UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU OR ANYONE ELSE AGREE TO PUT EVEN THEIR WORST ENEMY IN THAT DUMP!
hank hill

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Apr 2, 2013
Utica taxpaper wrote:
<quoted text>My only sister also passed away one day after being admitted. BUT - she had an unknown bateria infection in her blood (unknown condition) and despite all the Doctors and Nurses did for her, it was too advanced and she passed away within 24 hours of being admitted.
I don't hold anyone responsible for her death as ICU tried their best to save her life, but her condition had advanced too far for any medical miracle.
How long ago was this?
insider

United States

#15 Apr 3, 2013
It came about as of the 2nd. Staff did NOT lose there jobs & the beds are still in use... just a lower level of care. There is a higher demand for imcu beds than critical care patients.
Death Sentence

Utica, NY

#16 Apr 3, 2013
no good wrote:
They arent good, did not know anything that was wrong with my mother, either did the doctor. she did pass, now those bills that are piling up, guess who is going to pay them? NOT ME!! not responsible thank god
Sorry to hear they killed ur Mom and the other ppl think im joking or just hating on St Lukes, place is a death chamber.
hank hill

Richfield, OH

#17 Apr 3, 2013
Death Sentence wrote:
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Sorry to hear they killed ur Mom and the other ppl think im joking or just hating on St Lukes, place is a death chamber.
we all gotta go sometime
Death Sentence

Utica, NY

#18 Apr 4, 2013
hank hill wrote:
<quoted text>
we all gotta go sometime
And they will help you with that
hank hill

Dallas, TX

#19 Apr 4, 2013
Death Sentence wrote:
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And they will help you with that
well its probably as close to pain free as you'll get, I'd go there. Why not? If you think they're killing ppl for the hell of it and go there for treatment, at least if you have life ins your family will be able to cash in since its not techniclly a suicide.

My own experiences haven't been such, they put ppl in ICU because they are sicker than most ppl requiring hospitalization, some of them are going to die. Its just a fact, not everything can be cured, not everyone can be cured, when your times up, its up. It sucks and it hurts for those left behind, that doesn't make it the hospitals fault unless they aren't providing care and treatment, which I don't believe is the case here.
Pleasure Kevin

East Hartford, CT

#20 Apr 4, 2013
So what happens if an ambulance crew brings someone to St. Luke's that needs an ICU?

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