taxpayer

Paragould, AR

#22 Nov 27, 2008
Well, you can like or dislike AMMC
doesn't matter to me. I just know I
will not be back and none of my loved ones will be there either. I you got
good treatment there great if you didn't
I am sorry.
guest

Paragould, AR

#23 Nov 27, 2008
MR Green wrote:
All of you complainers and whiners don't have a clue about what goes on in the hospital , I would like to see you deal with the crack heads of Paragould coming in because they know they cant be refused service . They come in with minor aches and pains throwing fits and being rude and disorderly all because they are wanting a fix , at the same time there are people in the next rooms dieing or with real emergencies and they aren't going to pay their bill because they waste their money on drugs and cigarettes , these people are why our hospital cost are so damn high . Do not blame the nurses or the Doctors they are doing their best .
I totally agree!
LAG

Paragould, AR

#24 Nov 27, 2008
Well I had was in a major car wreck a couple of years ago and it was a horrible experience for me in there, but my mother in law went in and she had back pain and then found out her heart rate was way to low and they ended up putting a pace maker in. They saved her life so obviously they do have brains, but they could be a little nicer sometimes.
Anon

Little Rock, AR

#25 Nov 28, 2008
Paragould Medical Person wrote:
Several things folks:
1. AMMC is Greene County's biggest employer and biggest contributor to the tax base.
2. AMMC's benchmarks as measured by CMS (the government agency that oversees Medicare, Medicaid and statistics in general for healthcare in the US) are higher in MOST measures such as care for congestive heart failure, pneumonia, cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder), and several other measures. In short, AMMC performs better with fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and better outcomes than St. Bernards and NEA Baptist in these and several other measures. They score better than AMMC in a few, but AMMC is clearly better in most of them. You can see for yourself at www.cms.gov and lookup quality measures. You can search for hospitals in your general area and compare them.
3. All of the stories above can and are repeated about St. Bernards, NEA Baptist, UAMS in Little Rock, the Med in Memphis, and *every* other hospital. You can never satisfy everyone all the time. The employees at AMMC are good caring folks just like me and you. Does anyone on here really believe that any of the nurses or anyone else who works at AMMC goes there with the intention of giving poor care or otherwise antagonizing patients? Come on. Give me a break. True, some nurses, techs, etc may be better and maybe even more conscientious than others, but they are all good people and honestly care for those under their care.
The fact is that no hospital is perfect. Ours has many problems, issues, etc but it is what it is. Lives are saved at AMMC every hour of every day. Say or feel what you want, but that is a fact. Individual "horror stories" will never change that. Also, for every horror story there is one or more success story. But those people are not bitter and don't tend to get on a site like this to spew venom in a anonymous fashion. Give a care folks. Don't tear down local institutions, be a part of the solution and help support and build them up.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Well, some local institutions do need a boot in the butt, however I am not implying that at all about AMMC because I don't really know anything about it being a recent resident here . It's common in towns, especially the smaller ones, for people to down their local institutions. I don't know who coined the phrase but it goes something like this -- An expert is someone whith a brief case who came from 50 miles away!

Since: Nov 08

United States

#26 Nov 28, 2008
Paragould Medical Person wrote:
Several things folks:
1. AMMC is Greene County's biggest employer and biggest contributor to the tax base.
2. AMMC's benchmarks as measured by CMS (the government agency that oversees Medicare, Medicaid and statistics in general for healthcare in the US) are higher in MOST measures such as care for congestive heart failure, pneumonia, cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder), and several other measures. In short, AMMC performs better with fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and better outcomes than St. Bernards and NEA Baptist in these and several other measures. They score better than AMMC in a few, but AMMC is clearly better in most of them. You can see for yourself at www.cms.gov and lookup quality measures. You can search for hospitals in your general area and compare them.
3. All of the stories above can and are repeated about St. Bernards, NEA Baptist, UAMS in Little Rock, the Med in Memphis, and *every* other hospital. You can never satisfy everyone all the time. The employees at AMMC are good caring folks just like me and you. Does anyone on here really believe that any of the nurses or anyone else who works at AMMC goes there with the intention of giving poor care or otherwise antagonizing patients? Come on. Give me a break. True, some nurses, techs, etc may be better and maybe even more conscientious than others, but they are all good people and honestly care for those under their care.
The fact is that no hospital is perfect. Ours has many problems, issues, etc but it is what it is. Lives are saved at AMMC every hour of every day. Say or feel what you want, but that is a fact. Individual "horror stories" will never change that. Also, for every horror story there is one or more success story. But those people are not bitter and don't tend to get on a site like this to spew venom in a anonymous fashion. Give a care folks. Don't tear down local institutions, be a part of the solution and help support and build them up.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Thanks for posting an intelligent response! Complaints are a dime a dozen at ANY medical facility. I think we need to hear more about the lives that are saved at this hospital. After all, it would certainly provide a disservice to the community if this area's only option was to go to Jonesboro...
guest

San Antonio, TX

#27 Nov 28, 2008
if paragould was any good there wouldnt be this many people talking about it.and i bet if you get seriously sick you will go to jonesboro.paragould is only good for colds and tummy aches paragould is a huge DISSERVICE to the community
taxpayer

Paragould, AR

#28 Nov 28, 2008
libmom wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for posting an intelligent response! Complaints are a dime a dozen at ANY medical facility. I think we need to hear more about the lives that are saved at this hospital. After all, it would certainly provide a disservice to the community if this area's only option was to go to Jonesboro...
lives they saved would be a short list.
They saved lives after the patient gets
in risk of dying
shorty

Paragould, AR

#29 Nov 28, 2008
Iwas in the er room about a week ago all they did was give me a drug test and another test to see if there was any blood in my ern. didnt even clean my wounds told me how to wash them when i got home
guest

Paragould, AR

#30 Nov 28, 2008
What is ern?
medical field

United States

#31 Nov 28, 2008
It took the ER nurse 2.5 hrs, after he was called to the back, to look at my boyfriend's head wound. The physician chose to eat McDonald's and look at ESPN on the internet instead of checking on his patients and keeping them informed. This would not have happened in St. B's ER.

Since: Nov 08

Paragould, AR

#32 Nov 28, 2008
medical field wrote:
It took the ER nurse 2.5 hrs, after he was called to the back, to look at my boyfriend's head wound. The physician chose to eat McDonald's and look at ESPN on the internet instead of checking on his patients and keeping them informed. This would not have happened in St. B's ER.
No, in SBRMC's ER you probably would have had to wait 6 hours to get triaged then wait another couple hours to get called back to a room then another 3 or 4 to see the doc and get discharged and the whole time you would have been complaining because THEY weren't fast enough for you either.
guest

Paragould, AR

#33 Nov 28, 2008
AMEN !
medical personal also

Jonesboro, AR

#34 Nov 28, 2008
medical field whatever, St. b's is a joke I went to st b's with a spinal headace after having surgery and if you have ever had a spinal headace you will know that you have to lay flat on your back and if you lift your head up a hair your head feels like it will burst from the pain, I had to sit (and I mean sit) in the er waiting room for 5 hours,(I went to my doctors office first he called over to the er and they told him that they would have a room waiting for me when i got there ( the doc wonted to sent me over in a ambulance which i refused) I explained to the idiot at the er desk what was going on and that i had to lay down and she rolled her eyes, when I finaly got called back to the er and took the doc 1 hour to get to the room to see me and ask me what was the problem & i told her i had a spinal headace and I needed a blood patch and she spun her head around and said I am the doc here what makes you take you know this , I let her know that i was a nurse and i had had a spinal for a surgery the day before and knew what i was talking about and that she needed to get me to the or and do a blood patch, by the way I was not at the er for drugs
nearly killed my father

Paragould, AR

#35 Nov 28, 2008
may dad was in ICU 2 weeks ago and eveytime I would call and check on him they would say he was doing fine until one of his dr's informed me of a bad reaction of ambien and he pulled out his iv and was standing in a pool of blood and they did nothing and never informed me in ICU then they put him on the 4th floor and couldnt tell me shit even with the password i had to give them the just said he was ok If he was ok then why did they transport him to St Benards where he had good care and nurses checking on him in Rotation every 15 to 20 minutes the damn drs couldnt figure out what was wrong with him at AMMC but St Benards Drs knew he was in cardiac arrest and had severe pneumonia needless to say St.Benards and the people there saved his life and well he is thinking about getting a lawyer for the poor treatment he had gotten
guest

Paragould, AR

#36 Nov 28, 2008
well i guess from reading all your threads we were lucky they took such good care of my dad and now that was look 2000 bur more recently my daughter was in there they took care of her she was scared when she went in 3rd dagree burns but they did what was need sent her to childrens hospital in little rock so i feel they were doing there job she is fine now and home to be honest we thought we were going to loose her but no the case the hospitl hear in paragould was very profeshanal spelled wrong i no but any way they were right on the mark and we are just so thankfull for them thank you AMMC thank you
harley lover

Paragould, AR

#37 Nov 28, 2008
my 8 year old grandaughter was there last nite. had been vomiting for 8 hours. couldnt keep anything down. first thing they did was bring her huge bottle of white chalky liquid to drink for a ct scan they ordered. then they wondered why she vomited that up! come on! a non proffesional could figure that out! will never go back!!
guest

Paragould, AR

#38 Nov 28, 2008
harley lover wrote:
my 8 year old grandaughter was there last nite. had been vomiting for 8 hours. couldnt keep anything down. first thing they did was bring her huge bottle of white chalky liquid to drink for a ct scan they ordered. then they wondered why she vomited that up! come on! a non proffesional could figure that out! will never go back!!
i am sorry you had such bad luck like i said i guess i was just lucky maybe one in a million who no!s i am just glad it worked out for us but sorry you didn,t not get the treetment you so desurvede
hear this

Jonesboro, AR

#39 Nov 28, 2008
a friend of mine went in after falling off her porch ammc sent her home saying she was bruised a week later jonesboro diagnosed her w 5 cracked ribs a broke wrist and HER BACK WAS BROKE !!!!!!!! if in doubt about ammc GET A SECOND OPINION !!!!!!!!!!
guest

Paragould, AR

#40 Nov 29, 2008
my daughter went there with dog bites and they just washed them the second time we went back they just sent us hope told us to wash it i am guess there was not a record of it as my lawyer has been trying to get it and they only come up with on i thought it odd they didn,t even take her in the back room just told me to take her home and wash it i no they are busy with people who come in for no reason but they need to take better care of the fokes that come in
Curious

Mayflower, AR

#41 Dec 1, 2008
Paragould Medical Person wrote:
Several things folks:
1. AMMC is Greene County's biggest employer and biggest contributor to the tax base.
2. AMMC's benchmarks as measured by CMS (the government agency that oversees Medicare, Medicaid and statistics in general for healthcare in the US) are higher in MOST measures such as care for congestive heart failure, pneumonia, cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder), and several other measures. In short, AMMC performs better with fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and better outcomes than St. Bernards and NEA Baptist in these and several other measures. They score better than AMMC in a few, but AMMC is clearly better in most of them. You can see for yourself at www.cms.gov and lookup quality measures. You can search for hospitals in your general area and compare them.
3. All of the stories above can and are repeated about St. Bernards, NEA Baptist, UAMS in Little Rock, the Med in Memphis, and *every* other hospital. You can never satisfy everyone all the time. The employees at AMMC are good caring folks just like me and you. Does anyone on here really believe that any of the nurses or anyone else who works at AMMC goes there with the intention of giving poor care or otherwise antagonizing patients? Come on. Give me a break. True, some nurses, techs, etc may be better and maybe even more conscientious than others, but they are all good people and honestly care for those under their care.
The fact is that no hospital is perfect. Ours has many problems, issues, etc but it is what it is. Lives are saved at AMMC every hour of every day. Say or feel what you want, but that is a fact. Individual "horror stories" will never change that. Also, for every horror story there is one or more success story. But those people are not bitter and don't tend to get on a site like this to spew venom in a anonymous fashion. Give a care folks. Don't tear down local institutions, be a part of the solution and help support and build them up.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Come on now.....of course your numbers look good. When you have hardly no patients and the sick ones you ship off to other hospitals, your numbers are going to look good. Thats why small hospitals numbers look better....BE AWARE!!!!

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