Boca Raton hospital still struggling,...

Boca Raton hospital still struggling, expects another loss

There are 20 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jun 9, 2008, titled Boca Raton hospital still struggling, expects another loss. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

After a whopping $42 million operating loss, Boca Raton Community Hospital continues to struggle financially, and a turnaround isn't expected for up to two years.

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Indian Giver

Lake Worth, FL

#2 Jun 10, 2008
Boca Community Hospital... people are dying to get in!
Former Patient

Boca Raton, FL

#3 Jun 10, 2008
In 2004 I spent 44 days in Boca Community. The care provided was excellent, the nurses and physicians first rate.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Jun 10, 2008
They are choosing to go to other medical facilities because BOCA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IS TERRIBLE! Where should I start?

Let's see ... I brought my mother in after she got hit by another car on 95 - totalling her car - smashing the car into the cement wall. My mother was in astronomical pain and looked scary all messed up - and the attending nurse (who looked like an aged porn star)- said she couldn't help my Mom at the moment - because she had a "Code Blue" ... turns out she actually went to her car in the parking lot because she needed her lipstick and hairbrush which she forgot to take inside at the beginning of her day. This fact was told to me by another hospital employee. I was speechless.

Did you ever notice also - how they tuck your injured loved one away in a room and close the door and never come back? When I asked again in the Emergency Room if someone could help her (after hour two of sitting in a little tiny room)... another nurse told me their lunch they ordered in from Chili's had just arrived and it would be a little bit.

I asked to speak to the head nurse - because it says on the wall of each room in the emergency room - "If for any reason you are not happy with the care you are receiving ask to speak to the attending head nurse." When I asked at the main nurses station - they looked at me like I was insane - and then they never let me speak to her (I was polite, by the way). They just said "What do you want?" Ah - hello - I'd like someone to finish their fajita from Chili's and look at my mother's bashed in body - or someone to at least prentend to help her?

Wow ... I was completely overwhelmed with their professionalism.

The female nurses at Boca Community Hospital need to go back to their old jobs blowing pole for the camera.

Boynton Beach, FL

#5 Jun 10, 2008
Most interesting thing about this article is that I am an RN and have applied for at least 3 different positions at Boca Community Hospital in the past 6 months - and never heard back from anyone. Bethesda Hospital called me back the very next day. I am now happily employed there. What's wrong with this picture?
Too Expensive

Boca Raton, FL

#6 Jun 10, 2008
This hospital routinely overcharges by 40% to 65%. Great location, but we all have cars in Florida, and will choose to go get better service elsewhere, for cheaper.
no name

Boca Raton, FL

#8 Jun 10, 2008
I wouldn't put my dog in there. That place killed my brother. If I were sick
I would rather die on the side walk than walk in there.

Boca Raton, FL

#9 Jun 10, 2008
If you need emergency care, go to their ER. The financial mugging you'll get will take your mind off the pain you're suffering.

United States

#10 Jun 10, 2008
"At a meeting with city residents last week, Mayor Susan Whelchel said of the new hospital: "God willing and with some luck we'll have a teaching hospital here. I think the effort is still there to make that happen."

Now there is a great plan. Luck and devine intervention. Brilliant.


#11 Jun 10, 2008
How much does Chief Executive Officer Richard Van Lith get paid including perks? Just curious, does anyone know?

Centerville, MA

#14 Jun 10, 2008
florida has to many immigrants who pay no taxes or very little.they get free healthcare,foodstamps,housing assistance.those burdens are placed on the middle class home owners and eventually they will relocate to a place that does'nt redistribute income.they will find a state that treats them fairly,not as second rate citizens.stop importing poverty it is ruining our country and lowering our living standards
not surprised

Boca Raton, FL

#15 Jun 10, 2008
I always wondered why FAU and BCH thought South Florida needed another teaching hospital. Boca Raton is not populous enough to support such a facility. They should continue to focus on the services that they can provide and allow the bigger, better hospitals to take care of trauma and teaching.
Former patient

Norfolk, VA

#16 Jun 10, 2008
My experience with them was negative! Wouldn't let them remove a toe nail at this point.

Teaching hospital? I agree...Boca isn't a large enough "city" for that.

Munford, AL

#17 Jun 10, 2008
The out-patient infusion ward is top notch; I have been going there for years and the nurses there go the extra mile to make your time there comfortable and our very friendly.

West Palm Beach, FL

#18 Jun 10, 2008
why go there

Sacramento, CA

#19 Jun 10, 2008
terrible hospital poor service and poorly run they should close it down --we do not not need a teaching hospital to run up our medical costs and give poor service FAU should wake up and see that this could hurt their reputation
why go there

Sacramento, CA

#20 Jun 10, 2008
it should be noted the above comments say calidornia because i am here today but lieve in boca
lived to tell

Boca Raton, FL

#21 Jun 10, 2008
OK ER...for some reason I lived through your lack of care.
I guess God wanted me to live so I could tell on you evil care givers!
The care in the ER is terrible.
The staff is totally unprofessional.
I could hear the nurses (?) at the desk and walking throught the halls laughing and fooling around while I layed there in pain, thinking I was going to die.
Just to add insult to injury, when you leave the ER they give you a paper that says you should see a doctor.
So call your doctor if you are really injured...then decide what to do.
Good luck to you Boca.

Jupiter, FL

#22 Jun 10, 2008
Then close it Boca West is more modern at cleaner

Hialeah, FL

#23 Jun 24, 2008
Here we go again. These CEOs will always blame the nurses and the patients, but never themselves. They are losing money, and what do they do---hire expensive consultants to tell them how to do the job they themselves are being paid the big bucks to do. If they really want to save money they need to look more into what executive salaries and perks are costing them. That alone is a MAJOR factor in the money outflow. And if its costing them millions more to hire agency nurses they need to ask themselves why they need agency nurses in the first place. Its because the working conditions and the pay sucks and they can't retain their nursing staff.

If they close down this joint no one would miss it. The other hospitals in the area are better.
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