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Decisions

Texarkana, TX

#1 Nov 30, 2011
I will never use St. Michaels Hospital again. Or Christus.... whatever they call that place. I've got staff twice while there. Waited for 12 hours on hold for day surgery; Another time, a nurse kept my morphine shot after bypass surgery; They forgot to rehook my IV when transfered to a room. Later, the RN nurse in charge of the floor was a lunatic who kept my pain meds and watched me take a shower: I could go on for hours, but I swear, it will be a cold day in hell before I ever go back again - unless they close down Wadley.
Sorry you feel that way

United States

#2 Nov 30, 2011
I spent a week in their care earlier this month and was treated w/ the utmost respect and care. They checked on me every couple of hours, the nurses were fantastic, all the doctors that consulted with me were wonderful and I didn't want for anything. The spiritural advisor met w/ me daily to make sure my spirits were up and that I was satisfied w/ my care. I was in the South Tower. I will be back there for my next chemo and while that won't be fun, I know I will be well taken care of.

I wouldn't go to Wadley unless I was unconscious and that's where LifeNet defaulted to. They treated my father awful while he was dying of cancer. He was left unattended, fell out of bed and laid in the floor for an hour before my Mom found him at her lunch hour.
-Kristina-

United States

#3 Nov 30, 2011
sorry for your experience. imo they are both shitty hospitals
Poor But Educated

Texarkana, TX

#4 Nov 30, 2011
-Kristina- wrote:
sorry for your experience. imo they are both shitty hospitals
Why don't you "occupy" them and see what good that does you?
-Kristina-

Layton, UT

#5 Dec 1, 2011
huh. sorry im not involved in the occupy movement [email protected]
Decisions

Texarkana, TX

#6 Dec 1, 2011
Why should it costs around $1500 for an emergency room visit and not even see a doctor, just a nurse, at St. Michael's? Maybe that much also at Wadley, but why such high prices?
Bethany

United States

#7 Dec 4, 2011
Decisions wrote:
Why should it costs around $1500 for an emergency room visit and not even see a doctor, just a nurse, at St. Michael's? Maybe that much also at Wadley, but why such high prices?
What difference does it make what they charge -

When you don't pay, anyway.
Commentator

Texarkana, TX

#8 Dec 4, 2011
Bethany wrote:
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What difference does it make what they charge -
When you don't pay, anyway.
It causes my insurance to go UP. The ones who dont pay are the ones who cause the price to increase so much. Sort of like, when drug dealers, pimps, others get into fights and have to be doctored, they go and get patched up for free, never even thinking of having to pay, then people who work for a living have to absorb the costs.$1500 and not even seeing a doctor? Sounds almost illegal. Price gouging.

What a stupid arse remark you made.

Since: Feb 09

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#9 Dec 4, 2011
I've had bad and good experiences at both. The rudeness of some of the doctors and nurses does not seem to matter whether or not you have insurance, as I have been there both with and without insurance. Some people are just a-holes and have no empathy.
Commentator

Texarkana, TX

#10 Dec 4, 2011
Its all been downhill in the healthcare business since the Clintons got hold of it when he was in office, with all that HMO crap. Before that everything was fine. Dont fix what's not broke.
Chief Walksalot

Texarkana, TX

#11 Dec 5, 2011
former employees often have inside info. I sat with one of them while she did her work and then she told me that St Michael's charges more for the same thing than some hospitals in Dallas. This is to sock it to the insurance cos. to make up what is lost on non paying patients.
Other things I've heard:
Many of the Drs at St Michael's cannot speak intelligible English, and get angry when you tell them this.
Some of the Drs at St Michael's are incompetent and most are inconsiderate.
If you pay for an ER visit and you see a nurse practioner and not a Dr, demand a reduction in the charges!
One Dr was having sex with an ER nurse in an empty room one evening.
The contract Drs let you lie in your bed, no food, no water, for hours, until they arrive in the afternoon.
The Drs eat free in their own dining room: ALL Drs, and their families.
People are promoted according to popularity and not their abilities.
Misbehavior is seldom punished. ONe guy was attacked and choked by an employee - HR did nothing. I was told HR doesn't want a False Discharge suit so they let employees run wild. The Drs pay no attention to the No Smoking zones, or the No Parking signs. Some Drs are known for their screaming insults and profanities at employees, one heart surgeon in particular.
I could go on and on...... but, let's let someone else contribute. I didn't say anything about Wadley, cuz no one has told me anything about Wadley, good or bad.
Fed Up

AOL

#12 Dec 9, 2011
A friend of ours went to the ER and when he recieved his bill it was less than 400.00 he told them I have insurance, latter on he recieved the insurance statement and they had charged his insurance over 2000.00,he fought it and St.Michaels had to drop some of the charges.There is nothing Christian about that hospital.If you have insurance don't tell them until after you get a bill.Oh Yea Chief I have heard things as well.....(it it a sick world)
take me to wadley

Oley, PA

#13 Jul 1, 2012
As a healthcare worker who has worked for both facilities, take me to wadley. Christus is ran by an administration who do not know their heads from a hole in the ground, it is all about who you are, not your education, experience, or qualifications. All of the physicians who really did care about you in the ER are now all gone, they are actually at wadley ER now,so that Christus the "non-profit" organization can save a little more money... nevermind that one of their administrators brags that they had their most successful year financially last year. Their ER is now employed mostly by temporary physicians out of the houston area. Their front page article in newspaper today boasted retaining 3 MD's and 5 mid level providers, nevermind that 1 MD and 4 of the mid levels are only PRN employees, not full time, and they worked very few hours at Christus prior to this change over.

Educate yourselves before saying that you "only saw a nurse." One should know the difference between a "nurse" and a "nurse practitioner". I work with some pretty impressive NP's that are often more capable than many physicians. They have spent 8 years going to school for that position and deserve a little respect.

If local providers with compassionate hearts is what you are looking for then you should head to Wadley. Their new physician group is settling in there. At one point in time Wadley was the place to go in Texarkana, and I foresee it making its come back here shortly.... and I will be sitting back smiling and seeing good triumph over evil...
PlezCWAJGA

Kirksville, MO

#14 Jul 7, 2012
take me to wadley wrote:
As a healthcare worker who has worked for both facilities, take me to wadley. Christus is ran by an administration who do not know their heads from a hole in the ground, it is all about who you are, not your education, experience, or qualifications. All of the physicians who really did care about you in the ER are now all gone, they are actually at wadley ER now,so that Christus the "non-profit" organization can save a little more money... nevermind that one of their administrators brags that they had their most successful year financially last year. Their ER is now employed mostly by temporary physicians out of the houston area. Their front page article in newspaper today boasted retaining 3 MD's and 5 mid level providers, nevermind that 1 MD and 4 of the mid levels are only PRN employees, not full time, and they worked very few hours at Christus prior to this change over.
Educate yourselves before saying that you "only saw a nurse." One should know the difference between a "nurse" and a "nurse practitioner". I work with some pretty impressive NP's that are often more capable than many physicians. They have spent 8 years going to school for that position and deserve a little respect.
If local providers with compassionate hearts is what you are looking for then you should head to Wadley. Their new physician group is settling in there. At one point in time Wadley was the place to go in Texarkana, and I foresee it making its come back here shortly.... and I will be sitting back smiling and seeing good triumph over evil...
I fear with the ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare, all we are going to see is a continuation of the decline of our local healthcare. I am hoping that this won't be the case, but in all honesty, I cannot see it going another way. Many people I have talked to refuse to go to either hospital and go to either Shreveport or Dallas. A recent example of care at one of our facilities was this--a woman I knew went to St. Michael's complaining of chest pain--she had fallen at home and her husband rushed her to the hospital. The hospital did an electrocardiogram, said she was fine and sent her home--two hours later she was dead from a heart attack. What gives here? Faulty machines, or substandard care?
PlezCWAJGA

Kirksville, MO

#15 Jul 7, 2012
Here is an example of Wadley. A guy goes there with an infected knee. He has a huge bulge on his knee cap and was in severe pain. His leg was turning blue. He goes to the ER and an intern there takes a needle and says, "We are going to draw the fluid off the knee. The guy says, it is not fluid, you are not going to get it off the knee because it is an infection--not fluid. The intern proceeds anyway, no fluid comes out so he sticks the same needle in several different places around the knee and in the area of the leg. The infection spreads to the point that the guy almost loses his leg. He is hospitalized finally--after being sent home and later returning--put on high doses of antibiotics. Once he comes around, leaves the hospital and goes to Houston to have his leg treated.
PlezCWAJGA

Kirksville, MO

#16 Jul 7, 2012
take me to wadley wrote:
As a healthcare worker who has worked for both facilities, take me to wadley. Christus is ran by an administration who do not know their heads from a hole in the ground, it is all about who you are, not your education, experience, or qualifications. All of the physicians who really did care about you in the ER are now all gone, they are actually at wadley ER now,so that Christus the "non-profit" organization can save a little more money... nevermind that one of their administrators brags that they had their most successful year financially last year. Their ER is now employed mostly by temporary physicians out of the houston area. Their front page article in newspaper today boasted retaining 3 MD's and 5 mid level providers, nevermind that 1 MD and 4 of the mid levels are only PRN employees, not full time, and they worked very few hours at Christus prior to this change over.
Educate yourselves before saying that you "only saw a nurse." One should know the difference between a "nurse" and a "nurse practitioner". I work with some pretty impressive NP's that are often more capable than many physicians. They have spent 8 years going to school for that position and deserve a little respect.
If local providers with compassionate hearts is what you are looking for then you should head to Wadley. Their new physician group is settling in there. At one point in time Wadley was the place to go in Texarkana, and I foresee it making its come back here shortly.... and I will be sitting back smiling and seeing good triumph over evil...
What ties do temporary employees have to Texarkana? Once they do their substandard work, they just go home to their home town and not have to worry about whether Mr. or Mrs. Such and Such get well, make it, or anything else. It is sad.

Since: Nov 10

Lititz, PA

#17 Jul 8, 2012
PlezCWAJGA wrote:
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I fear with the ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare, all we are going to see is a continuation of the decline of our local healthcare. I am hoping that this won't be the case, but in all honesty, I cannot see it going another way. Many people I have talked to refuse to go to either hospital and go to either Shreveport or Dallas. A recent example of care at one of our facilities was this--a woman I knew went to St. Michael's complaining of chest pain--she had fallen at home and her husband rushed her to the hospital. The hospital did an electrocardiogram, said she was fine and sent her home--two hours later she was dead from a heart attack. What gives here? Faulty machines, or substandard care?
Given her symptoms they should have admitted her and performed cardiac enzyme testing that requires drawing blood every eight hours foe a day or two.
PlezCWAJGA

Kirksville, MO

#18 Jul 8, 2012
Tom Horn wrote:
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Given her symptoms they should have admitted her and performed cardiac enzyme testing that requires drawing blood every eight hours foe a day or two.
They didn't. I think they are going by the old saying, "Treat 'em and Street 'em. I guess it is cheaper. They said she was fine and sent her home. It was very sad.
Chief Walksalot

Texarkana, TX

#19 Jul 8, 2012
PlezCWAJGA wrote:
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I fear with the ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare, all we are going to see is a continuation of the decline of our local healthcare. I am hoping that this won't be the case, but in all honesty, I cannot see it going another way. Many people I have talked to refuse to go to either hospital and go to either Shreveport or Dallas. A recent example of care at one of our facilities was this--a woman I knew went to St. Michael's complaining of chest pain--she had fallen at home and her husband rushed her to the hospital. The hospital did an electrocardiogram, said she was fine and sent her home--two hours later she was dead from a heart attack. What gives here? Faulty machines, or substandard care?
Probably substandard care. Do you remember, a couple of years ago, St M's was rated one of the WORST hospitals in the country for heart attack victims to survive at? Immediately, the admins did damage control, to reassure the employees the news media were being overly dramatic. Suuurreee. They also keep claiming they are rated one of the best companies in the usa to work for !! They are ? I can't find any documentation unless they are in the category of " catholic hospitals with *** beds, in a system with hospitals in several states" and so on. Some weird qualifications that only they would fit. We used to laugh every time these ratings came out. They also bribed the employees to rate St M's a great place to work.
They overcharge too, to make up for lost revenue from non paying patients. Don't believe me? They don't charge everyone the same for the same treatments.
All St M's is, is a nice clean place to show off. If you disagree, fine, but when I need ER care, take me to Wadley.
dontheoutlaw64

United States

#20 Jul 8, 2012
Decisions wrote:
Why should it costs around $1500 for an emergency room visit and not even see a doctor, just a nurse, at St. Michael's? Maybe that much also at Wadley, but why such high prices?
Don't worry this shitty Obama care is going to take care of that. You won't have to pay anything oh yea you will just die.

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