Take me to Wadley!!
dontheoutlaw64

United States

#21 Jul 8, 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 have had better luck seeing NP's the past few years than I have seeing Drs. I wonder if it's because it is fresher on there mind. I am one that would rather see a NP
Stop cryin

Arlington, TX

#22 Sep 27, 2012
I am a nursing student and have had clinicals at both facilities. Both hospitals are good. There are going to be good and bad employees at both. Its an unavoidable aspect of life. You come across this in healthcare and every other business. You can't damn an entire facility because you had a mean nurse or doctor. There are about 400 more in there that may be great. If you love Texas Roadhouse but one night your steak is tough are you gonna rant about the whole place being a shithole?
little weene

United States

#23 Sep 27, 2012
This is what happen to my family back in August.Went to the emergency room at CHRISTUS and was treated by an organization called Partners in emergency.Got my ins.statment and was told they were not in my network.The hospital is ,but the staff was not. How can this be?Word of advice,before you go into lala land ask if the doctor is in your network.I have very good ins and this was very weird.
Carlos the Magnificent

Denver, PA

#24 Nov 15, 2012
Stop cryin wrote:
I am a nursing student and have had clinicals at both facilities. Both hospitals are good. There are going to be good and bad employees at both. Its an unavoidable aspect of life. You come across this in healthcare and every other business. You can't damn an entire facility because you had a mean nurse or doctor. There are about 400 more in there that may be great. If you love Texas Roadhouse but one night your steak is tough are you gonna rant about the whole place being a shithole?
It's not individuals, it's the overall approach and behavior of the system. We've already seen how St Michael's has different charges for the same service. They also pay out bribes to employees to rate them highly, during surveys. They don't even enforce their own regulations;it just looks good on paper. Pam K. is the ringleader of that: she is an expert at minimizing and ignoring complaints and conflicts between employees >>> Here's some examples : nurse drives reckless every day, hurrying to clock in while nearly running over people, complaints are made, one complainer is told that the nurse works in day surgery and must be there before the surgeon ; one employee chokes another employee for faxing the wrong form, PK says the physical confrontation was minimal and does not discipline the offender; the Texas Workforce Commission told me that PK will obstruct requests for information from them, when someone seeks unemployment compensation, and she often does not reply to requests within the time frame, hoping to deny the applicant his/her payments, and the TWC said she does that a lot, and yes, they named her BY NAME; PK continually comes out with reminders,booklets, and verbal mentions of proper dress and behavior but refuses to enforce them, so employees make personal calls at work, on their cell phones, and threaten and curse one another, and abuse their breaks, and .....nothing is done. I'd say PK is one of the biggest problems St Michaels has. I've heard a number of former employees mention her in a negative sense. What is the result? PK tells her bosses what they want to hear, so she gets promoted. I've heard employees say that St M's is the worst place they've ever worked on account of the double standards and being beaten over the head with propaganda. Now, how many of you readers can say that Wadley is just as bad ? Not this guy, who has been to both places.
Spreading rumors

Orange, TX

#25 Nov 15, 2012
It sounds like you have an axe to grind with "PK" I have never had to work with her directly but I will say that I love working at St. Michael. I truly enjoy coming to work every day and I have worked a lot of places in the United States. Every place has their "PK's you just have to know that and move on. Is St. Michaels perfect? I am sure it isn't but everyday I feel blessed that I work there.
Carlos t M

Glen Rose, TX

#26 Nov 15, 2012
Spreading rumors wrote:
It sounds like you have an axe to grind with "PK" I have never had to work with her directly but I will say that I love working at St. Michael. I truly enjoy coming to work every day and I have worked a lot of places in the United States. Every place has their "PK's you just have to know that and move on. Is St. Michaels perfect? I am sure it isn't but everyday I feel blessed that I work there.
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You are a victim of their propaganda. Complaints about that place outnumber the compliments.
Spreading rumors

Kirksville, MO

#27 Nov 15, 2012
You're right, you know me better than I do. I am sorry that I enjoy my job and the people that I work for. You are right, I will change my mind because some ignorant person told me so. I have found that the biggest complainers are usually the most useless to our society. Please go to Wadley, if that is your wish. I will continue to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, what will you be doing?
tanftx

Texarkana, AR

#28 Nov 15, 2012
Carlos the Magnificent wrote:
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It's not individuals, it's the overall approach and behavior of the system... They don't even enforce their own regulations... ignoring complaints and conflicts between employees... says the confrontation was minimal and does not discipline the offender... but refuses to enforce them... and curse one another... nothing is done... the worst place they've ever worked on account of the double standards... how many of you readers can say that is just as bad...
sounds like a nash weld shop i worked at one time where an alcoholic welder could cuss at junior workers, and the response was the fabrication manager mubling a comment of blacklisting your reputation if you didnt drop the subject to your back while you were just inside another room making computer entries. that guy supposedly went to malta baptist, guess they laxed their standards of a good xstian role model or he just practiced one day a week. never heard of a grown man fifteen years older being allowed to cuss a lesser skilled junior worker like that and the lesser having to take that kind of abuse to remain employed. sorry excuse for a weld shop to allow the drunk driver to set the standard on how workers treat one another. that drunk cracked the whip, and the weld managers jumped on his command.
Pedro

Glen Rose, TX

#29 Nov 16, 2012
Well, I really feel bad now because I find fault with some of the things at St Michael's. I'm ignorant, a complainer and useless to society because I DON'T consider St Michael's a great place to work.
Carlos Morales

Glen Rose, TX

#30 Nov 16, 2012
Pedro wrote:
Well, I really feel bad now because I find fault with some of the things at St Mike. I'm ignorant, a complainer and useless to society because I DON'T consider St Michael's a great place to work.
Thanks, vato, but I don't need your help. This woman calling herself rumors is just mimicking the same old junk I used to hear daily from the overhead speakers and read in the silly little bulletin. When those higher ups, the " suits ", start acting like christians I just might change my feelings.
Da Wabbit

Texarkana, TX

#31 Nov 16, 2012
Spreading rumors wrote:
You're right, you know me better than I do. I am sorry that I enjoy my job and the people that I work for. You are right, I will change my mind because some ignorant person told me so. I have found that the biggest complainers are usually the most useless to our society. Please go to Wadley, if that is your wish. I will continue to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, what will you be doing?
Are you suggesting that the healing ministry of Jesus Christ is not extended at Wadley?

Since: Feb 11

I'm your conscience.

#33 Dec 26, 2012
Commentator wrote:
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It causes my insurance to go UP. The ones who dont pay are the ones who cause the price to increase so much.
Don't worry about it peckerwood.

Obama's going to give EVERYONE insurance. Only the dumbasses like you will pay for it though.
James Smitson

Cross Plains, TX

#34 Dec 26, 2012
Crisco Goodshine wrote:
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Don't worry about it peckerwood.
Obama's going to give EVERYONE insurance. Only the dumbasses like you will pay for it though.
Go to hell kneegro scum!
Carlos the Magnificent

Whitney, TX

#35 Dec 27, 2012
Two days ago a friend goes to St Mickey's ER, for having an allergic reaction? One Dr says he has Disease A, another Dr says he has Disease B. So, what would you do? I'd jump in the car and drive to a hospital in Little Rock. "Strange things are afoot in San Texarkana, Ted."

Since: Feb 11

I'm your conscience.

#36 Dec 28, 2012
James Smitson wrote:
<quoted text>Go to hell kneegro scum!
Your mama know you talk like that little boy?

Damn racists are coming in from the woods these days.
Say What

Abilene, TX

#37 Dec 28, 2012
Crisco Goodshine wrote:
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Your mama know you talk like that little boy?
Damn racists are coming in from the woods these days.
You sound racist yourself and since you brought it up what race do you think is more racist whites or blacks?

Since: Feb 11

Turn around - and bend over.

#38 Dec 28, 2012
PlezCWAJGA wrote:
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.
Cute story.

But obviously made up.
Carlos the Magnificent

Texarkana, AR

#39 Dec 28, 2012
Maurice Goober wrote:
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Cute story.
But obviously made up.
This actually did happen : a local that visits St Mickey's frequently, to play piano in the cafeteria, told me he was depressed because his leg was hurting and the Dr (also a local) said it had to be amputated. I told him to go to Dallas and get a second opinion. He did and the Dallas Dr put him on antibiotics and no amputation was necessary. That was 5 years ago and he still has both legs.

Since: Feb 11

I'm your conscience.

#40 Jan 2, 2013
Carlos the Magnificent wrote:
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This actually did happen : a local that visits St Mickey's frequently, to play piano in the cafeteria, told me he was depressed because his leg was hurting and the Dr (also a local) said it had to be amputated. I told him to go to Dallas and get a second opinion. He did and the Dallas Dr put him on antibiotics and no amputation was necessary. That was 5 years ago and he still has both legs.
I'd say he has a beef with the doctor - not St. Michael's.
Carlos t m

Ephrata, PA

#41 Jan 2, 2013
Crisco Goodshine wrote:
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I'd say he has a beef with the doctor - not St. Michael's.
Obviously. What other insights can you offer?

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