OMC - good hospital or not?
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Jay

Ava, MO

#83 Jan 31, 2013
I have heard the nurses say they almost always work 12 hour shifts without getting a lunch break. I don't really want a nurse who is on her 9th,10th,11th hour taking care of me who has gone that long without a break. NOT SAFE!
fyi

United States

#84 Feb 1, 2013
Jay wrote:
I have heard the nurses say they almost always work 12 hour shifts without getting a lunch break. I don't really want a nurse who is on her 9th,10th,11th hour taking care of me who has gone that long without a break. NOT SAFE!
Every hospital in the country have 12 hr shifts so good luck finding one next time your needing one douche!
Nice

United States

#85 Feb 1, 2013
My mother died in the ER a few weeks ago, nothing they did. The social worker was so good to our family. I wish now I would of gotton her name.
john

Ballwin, MO

#86 Feb 1, 2013
Nice, I'm very sorry for your loss. Yes the social workers are great. The nurses are great too

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#87 Feb 1, 2013
It sucks horrible med care
quit whinin

Sparta, MO

#88 Feb 2, 2013
Jay wrote:
I have heard the nurses say they almost always work 12 hour shifts without getting a lunch break. I don't really want a nurse who is on her 9th,10th,11th hour taking care of me who has gone that long without a break. NOT SAFE!
There are too many of the nurses that whine about working 12 hour shifts. What hours did they think they were going to work when they went to school to be an RN and applied to work at a hospital? They have 4 days off in a row that most people who work 9-10 hour days 5 and 6 days a week do not have. I'm not saying 12 hour shifts aren't hard, just quit whining about it when you signed up for it.
There are plenty of professional RNs (some, but not many at OMC) that handle their 12 hour shifts fine and find time for their lunches/breaks. I would say those are the ones that do not use their 4 days off as a party binge time.
Sara

Ava, MO

#89 Feb 2, 2013
If the hospital works the nurses 12 hour shifts without a break, they are breaking the law. As a nursing student I did a clinical rotation at OMC ER and the nurse that I was shadowing did not take a break. She said it is always like that and is the reason there is a high turnover of nurses in the ER.

After I graduated, I went to work at Baxter, have been there over a year and love it! Come to Baxter for great care. You will be treated well because the administration treats the staff well!
Applepie

Ozark, MO

#90 Feb 4, 2013
No. Why would you ever think being charged a thousand for waiting 4 hours, just to get halfasshelp is ever a good thing?
knows for a fact

United States

#91 Feb 5, 2013
All they preach is the HIPPA rules,yet they have the most gossipy ,nosy, rumor spreading nurses ever! Hey nurse so and so is on the hospital,so and so saw Dr +,, Hey can you look at their chart and tell me what it says,,,,,sure... 10 minutes later the nurse asking for info on so and so is texting/calling to tell people what she found out about so and so. And gets patted on the back for being such a great nurse/person. What goes around comes around.
the real smh

Walnut Shade, MO

#92 Feb 6, 2013
knows for a fact wrote:
All they preach is the HIPPA rules,yet they have the most gossipy ,nosy, rumor spreading nurses ever! Hey nurse so and so is on the hospital,so and so saw Dr +,, Hey can you look at their chart and tell me what it says,,,,,sure... 10 minutes later the nurse asking for info on so and so is texting/calling to tell people what she found out about so and so. And gets patted on the back for being such a great nurse/person. What goes around comes around.

If you know of HIPAA violations I suggest you file a complaint.
Jesse cestone

United States

#93 Apr 17, 2017
grave digger wrote:
i can not beleive these stories,,they sound true,,i am not calling anyone a lier,,but if you sit outside any hospital,,or start a topix on any hospital in that said area,,you would hear the same kind of stories,,but,,thats not saying omc has a peoblem,,the problem is all the past people who run the place all swindled it out of millions,,then they move on,,and some of there employees now are past or present drug users,,,i know a couple of people who i wouldnt let them babysit my dog,,and they went threw school and now work for omc,,just becaus someone gets certified and gets a job doesnt change them that much,,i do know this much,,i went to the or for a bad pain one time,,and the doctor,,three hours later asked me if i wanted some pain meds,,when i told him no,,he about hit the floor,,he thinks everyone wants pain meds,,thats wrong,,i didnt need any,,cuz the guy behind the next curtain,,passed out and i stole his,,ha haa haaa,,and his wallet,,shoes,,and all the supplies i could fit in the pillow case,,anything not bolted down,,i took this crap for the reason to show omc,,the next time i come in with a pain,,it shouldnt take three hours to be seen,,ha haa haaa,,
I am very concerned about the level of care in many emergency rooms. The people that are out to get the drugs to get stonec, out weigh the people that actually need help...I have never had a drug problem, I have been at mY job, a professional setting, and had to walk on my hands and knees for three days. I even had to call an ambulance because I got stuck on the floor in the same spot....the emergency room did nothing for me...Dr. Gerlach even told me that the hospital has policy that they must follow for drug seeking behavior..wtf.....yes I want something for pain....I AM IN PAIN!!!! It scares me to think that the people that need and deserve help...are not getting it.....thanks to the dopers out there.......it's very frustrating......
Jesse cestone

United States

#94 Apr 17, 2017
Ozarksshorty wrote:
People complain all the time. It is human nature. I
figure everyone knows it takes time to be seen. There are other things going on behind the doors that the public does not see. Let's appreciate our Dr's and nurses and remember not all things are bad
at OMC.
I am not thanking these jokers for anything....missouri has the worst Dr's and nurses I have ever seen....I believe all the Dr's in this state must have gone to the same lousy medical school......they are a joke!!!
agree with you

Ava, MO

#97 Apr 19, 2017
Jesse cestone wrote:
<quoted text>
I am very concerned about the level of care in many emergency rooms. The people that are out to get the drugs to get stonec, out weigh the people that actually need help...I have never had a drug problem, I have been at mY job, a professional setting, and had to walk on my hands and knees for three days. I even had to call an ambulance because I got stuck on the floor in the same spot....the emergency room did nothing for me...Dr. Gerlach even told me that the hospital has policy that they must follow for drug seeking behavior..wtf.....yes I want something for pain....I AM IN PAIN!!!! It scares me to think that the people that need and deserve help...are not getting it.....thanks to the dopers out there.......it's very frustrating......
If you have the ability to seek medical care in Mountain Home I strongly urge you to do so. The doctors are more competent, caring, educated and not afraid to write prescriptions for those who need it (they have the sense to determine whether you're a drug seeker or not). Yes it's a pain to make the drive, take time off of work, and you may have to pay more as some doctors may be out of network providers but it is worth it. In the meantime I'd suggest Dr. Thompson on Kentucky Avenue for a primary physician so if you end up at OMC again you can ask that he be contacted.

And I'd like to add my feelings aren't based on an ability to get pain meds. It's due to the doctors wanting to prescribe 3 psychotropic drugs instead of a low dose benzo, prescribing too few refills for non controlled long term used meds such as birth control or blood pressure meds therefore requiring more office visits just to get a prescription, and generally having an uncaring attitude. My problem with OMC is that they told my dad he had indigestion for 3 hours while it was very apparent he was having a heart attack. Thankfully a cardiologist was on duty and bothered to look at his chart, saw he was having a massive heart attack and rushed him into surgery. Once he was stable I moved him to Mountain Home for the rest of his care and surgeries.
Whazzup

West Plains, MO

#98 Apr 21, 2017
As a medical transport driver for several years, I have transported several patients from the two major hospitals in Springfield and many many from OMC. I witnessed a very disturbing situation at each of the hospitals in Springfield. I have never seen anything disturbing at OMC. That tells me all I need to know.
grave digger

West Plains, MO

#99 Apr 21, 2017
Whazzup wrote:
As a medical transport driver for several years, I have transported several patients from the two major hospitals in Springfield and many many from OMC. I witnessed a very disturbing situation at each of the hospitals in Springfield. I have never seen anything disturbing at OMC. That tells me all I need to know.
then explain your disturbing situations

ps.....go to omc ER.....and watch the people in the waiting room waiting for hrs in pain.....now thats disturbing......me saw a lady.....a middle aged lady with a brown recluse spider bite on her foot....in bad pain.....have to wait over an hour before she was taken into the back to get treatment......no excuse for anyone having to wait that long at omc er in a town this small
Ultimate warrior

West Plains, MO

#100 Apr 22, 2017
I went to omc 10years ago for a hip replacement and was treated with respect,care and professional knowledge of each person helping me. I was there again for a minor heart attack a few years ago and was treated the same and i have never seen filth there as described on here but i have seen a little attitude from doctors and nurses which should be curved even though dealing with the public can be very stressful. All in all no one's perfect and i would go to omc agian with no problem.
Whazzup

West Plains, MO

#101 Apr 23, 2017
grave digger wrote:
<quoted text>then explain your disturbing situations

ps.....go to omc ER.....and watch the people in the waiting room waiting for hrs in pain.....now thats disturbing......me saw a lady.....a middle aged lady with a brown recluse spider bite on her foot....in bad pain.....have to wait over an hour before she was taken into the back to get treatment......no excuse for anyone having to wait that long at omc er in a town this small
Sure...At one of the Spfld hospitals, an RN "dared" me to say anything when she threw back the sheet covering the patient I was to transport back to West Plains. The patient was a marine veteran in bad shape. He was also wet. The nurse was very annoyed when I insisted he be changed immediately. It was the middle of winter!

At the other hospital I was strongly urged to take delivery of a patient whose oxygen level wouldn't stabilize. I had to firmly insist that an oxygen tank be provided for the long drive back to West Plains.

OMC nurses have never been anything but professional and caring that I've seen.

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