Diduhear

Cadiz, KY

#1 Nov 21, 2010
It was brought to my attention and not this being the only time, but this being said by several other hospital guest or patients of muhl. co. hospital . That there is few doctor's that are seeing the patients and baising their outcome of their visit on if they are users of drug's/or narcotic's of such.
I myself have sat in a room waiting to be seen after an 6 hour wait and found myself overhearing the doctor's/nurse's talking about the use of drug's of patients and pretty much the fact of even offering help to the patients, I thought it was a PRIVACY ACT that they could not discuss with other ppl??? This not only being behind those closed door's but receptionist as well, in my opinion That just fill's like if they can talk among themself there they can outside the hospital just as well.
I am a believer that a doctor/nurse must do there job but should this be something that should be seen this way because of there decision's of what came back in a blood test/urine test, or the way a person look's??? I mean who's to say all doctor's are not user's?? I know I have heard several being addicted to several drug's and I know that several people I have seen very upset from this outcome when visiting the hospital. You have to wait 4-6 hours then wait another 1-2 hour before seeing the doctor, I mean what's the hold up people??? By that time the doctor your seeing has already went home and you have no clue who your being seen by until you finally see that person then a look in the ear and mouth is telling you whats wrong,If you didnt pee in a cup or wait to have blood drawn. There should be no reason why ppl have to go through so much to be seen but then to be turned away because of judgemental ppl. I know this has been going on for several yr.'s but why has it gotten so bad after this BIG change of the hospital and still it's the same???
-concerned visitor/patient
ER NURSE

Greenville, KY

#2 Jan 28, 2011
Part of the problem with the long waits at the ER are patients that are coming to be seen for nonemergency issues. The ER is reserved for true emergencies not for the backpain that patients have had for 20 years. Another problem is parents with children who have medical cards will bring their child for a stopped up nose. These parents should take their children to the doctor's office for these kind of visits. If you need pain medicine go to your family doctor unless it's an emergency. Furthermore, if you hear healthcare professionals dicuss a patient's medical inforation this is a HIPPA VIOLATION. You should turn these people in. They can face up to a 10,000 dollar fine for such a violation.
whipple

Cadiz, KY

#3 Jan 28, 2011
i agree with the ER NURSE.
these frequent visitors are the hold up.
and look at it from a doctors perspective, they are not tryin to help out with the drug problem in muhlenberg county. when patients come in for back pain two times a week, non stop, GO SEE YOUR FAMILY DOCTOR, and most of those patients in that boat just wants to pop a pill. ITS CALLED THE ER FOR A REASON . EMEGENCY ROOOM, do you get the emergency part?
True Healthcare

United States

#4 Apr 16, 2011
As a healthcare worker myself nurses who make comments like this are a disgrace to all nurses. YES the many people come to the ER when they should have went to their family physician and YES the drug seekers do unfortunately show up.(and yes as a nurse this does irritate). And yes I've worked Er and just about every department there is.
Whether your a doctor, RN, LPN, CNA, Housekeeping, maintenance, administration, or dietary you, like a policeman or fireman, are a public servant so get over the title next to your name because people depend on us.
And I have seen several cases where a patient was admitted from either the ER or doctors office and their symptoms not taken seriously and not assessed properly because of attitudes like those above led to that patient being placed in a body bag and me having to console a grieving family.
ONE life is worth the extra time and if the hospitals truly cared would make sure there departments weren't almost always short staffed just to save a much smaller amount than is let on.
Both the healthcare facilities, insurance companies, AND our government are responsible for our deteriorating health care system if only the people would stand together for once and demand change.
baby

Central City, KY

#5 Apr 21, 2011
i WENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AS i WAS FEELING REALY SICK, i WAITED 3 HRS TO BE SEEN AND WHEN i WAS FINALLY CALLED IN COMES A NURSE WANTING TO TAKE SOME BLOOD WELL IT TOOK HER 12 TIMES POKING ME AND FINALLY SHE GOT BLOOD FROM ME FOR A TEST, MY ARMS WERE ALL BLACK AND BLUE, WHY DONT THEY GET A PERSON IN THERE THAT KNOWS HOW TO DRAW BLOOD FOR A TEST i WILL TAKE THE EXTRA TIME FROM NOW ON TO GO TO MADISONVILLE, WHERE I PROBABLY WILL ALSO WAIT BUT AT LEAST THEY HAVE MORE EXPIENCE IN DOING THERE JOB
what does it matter!

Sharon Grove, KY

#6 Apr 21, 2011
baby wrote:
i WENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AS i WAS FEELING REALY SICK, i WAITED 3 HRS TO BE SEEN AND WHEN i WAS FINALLY CALLED IN COMES A NURSE WANTING TO TAKE SOME BLOOD WELL IT TOOK HER 12 TIMES POKING ME AND FINALLY SHE GOT BLOOD FROM ME FOR A TEST, MY ARMS WERE ALL BLACK AND BLUE, WHY DONT THEY GET A PERSON IN THERE THAT KNOWS HOW TO DRAW BLOOD FOR A TEST i WILL TAKE THE EXTRA TIME FROM NOW ON TO GO TO MADISONVILLE, WHERE I PROBABLY WILL ALSO WAIT BUT AT LEAST THEY HAVE MORE EXPIENCE IN DOING THERE JOB
If u are really sick you are probably dehydrated and therefore it is harder to get your blood. 2. The person getting your blood is not a nurse. 3. You are not dead so I guess they helped you
Lee

United States

#7 Apr 28, 2013
I had a real bad wreck 3 years ago and was taken by ambulance to muhlenberg community hospital...where I was seen by Dr. Nien.... After doing a crap load of x-rays he comes in and tells me to stop whining...that there isnt anything wrong and nothing is broken. My pain kept getting worse so I went to madisonville E.R 3y days later and found out I actually had 4 broken bones and needed 8 staples in my head!! Stupid doctor....stupid radiologist...stupid hospital (DR.NIEN&muhlenberg community hospital) how many people have they murdered with thier stupidity???
hypo

Greenville, KY

#8 Apr 29, 2013
I WENT THRU THE SAME THING DREW BLOOD TRIED 12 TIMES FINALLY I TOLD THEM TO STOP AN CALL A NURSE THAT IS TRAINED TO DRAW BLOOD, AN I WAS NOT DEHYDRATED, THIS HOSPITAL HAS A BAD RECORD
Corey

United States

#9 May 5, 2013
One of my friends went to the E.R in greenville and they kept poking her to take blood and ended up hitting an artery!! It was a complete disaster!!
hypo

Greenville, KY

#10 May 5, 2013
Lee wrote:
I had a real bad wreck 3 years ago and was taken by ambulance to muhlenberg community hospital...where I was seen by Dr. Nien.... After doing a crap load of x-rays he comes in and tells me to stop whining...that there isnt anything wrong and nothing is broken. My pain kept getting worse so I went to madisonville E.R 3y days later and found out I actually had 4 broken bones and needed 8 staples in my head!! Stupid doctor....stupid radiologist...stupid hospital (DR.NIEN&muhlenberg community hospital) how many people have they murdered with there stupidity???
my mo5her,my sister,an my husband; told my kids if I need to go to a hospital take me to Madisonville or owensboro
hypo

Greenville, KY

#11 May 5, 2013
sorry for the typing mistake above as my fingers hit 2 keys
Nurse

La Fayette, KY

#12 May 10, 2013
Look, I've worked in 3 different hospitals in the area in the past 28 years. This pie of complaining occurs everywhere. Every hospital has its share of inexperience, horror stories, etc. people aren't perfect. If you polled everyone, they have a bad story about their hospital. The unfortunate thing is that 1 bad story gets way more attention than 1000 great outcomes. Because people on sites like this love to hear scandal, the good stuff takes a back seat to gossip every time.
Nurse

La Fayette, KY

#13 May 10, 2013
Typo, type not pie.... Sorry
Corey

United States

#14 May 13, 2013
Its not that there is one bad story for every 100 good ones about m.c.h....there are 100 bad ones for every one good one!! I dont care what you say just because you work there...sure there are things that can be said about every hospital,,but greenville hospital is way worse than most!! All thier workers need to get off the pills!!
Anna Corley

Greenville, KY

#15 May 19, 2013
Muhlenbeg Community Hospital has saved my husband life several times. We live 4 miles from the hospital and that was the longest 4 miles I have ever driven on three occasions. I let him out at the ER door and before I could park and get in they had shocked 3 times. Within an hour they had him ready to be airlifted to vandy. The doctors said to me commend your little Hospital they saved his life. Also on two other occasions so take me to Greenville 4 miles is better than 20+ when death is knocking at your door.

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