I recently went to this hospital post stroke, and I had to wait in the ER for over 10hr, 6 hrs before I got a bed. I was transfered to the stroke unit and was there for 5 days. It was a horrible experience where I had nurses who didn't seem to know what they were doing, They seemed more focused on what JACHO would or would not say not on patient care in one of there surprise audits than they did about the patient. To think Nurses get paid more than I do with only a 2 yr degree and I have a Master's. What is wrong with this picture. Frankly, who gives a damn about this state run organization. It is just as corrupt as this hospital. I even had a Cardiologist come in to my room and speak to me about a heart condition and the information given to me was about another patient. The Doctor was in a hurry to go to the gym as he was carrying his gym bag. The Neurologist was rude and uncaring-- I went back to reading instead of listening to this quack. I even complained to the Charge nurse only to be told that they would take into consideration my complaints. I had to stay in a semi private room and the room mate that came in on the third day I was there, disrupted everything. He literally yelled for an entire 2 days, and the nurses were back and forth helping him, but ignoring my needs. They offered to put me in a private room, however, this did not transpire --no explanation was offered me either. I could not sleep, I had to walk outside the room and pace up and down the hall most of the day, and night. I sleep in the lobby area where patient visitors were suppose to meet. What kind of @#@# is this! and to think our private insurance companies pay for this--Not AHCCCS. Hell, the people on AHCCCS get better care seemingly that those who take responsibility for their life, and have to pay for insurance. The medical community and Banner Hospitals --make me puck. the health care in this state is very poor and a lot to be desired. Were in the hell is the compassion that the medical community is suppose to have? It certainly was not here.
Cons: money is the bottom line. No patient care