Tampa General Hospital

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    Tampa, FL 33606

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I have been a patient from time to time at TGH for the past 14 years. I have seen many changes. Over the past approximately 2 years I have had outpatient injections which I went though the 3rd floor surgery center. I also had a spinal

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I have been a patient from time to time at TGH for the past 14 years. I have seen many changes. Over the past approximately 2 years I have had outpatient injections which I went though the 3rd floor surgery center. I also had a spinal

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As someone who spent over thirty years in the healthcare field, I was greatly impressed by the efficiency and quality of care I received at TGH recently. The staff was absolutely wonderful, from the moment I walked into the emergency room

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As someone who spent over thirty years in the healthcare field, I was greatly impressed by the efficiency and quality of care I received at TGH recently. The staff was absolutely wonderful, from the moment I walked into the emergency room

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The experience I recieved in this hospital horrible. The Surgeon we saw (Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy) was unproffessional, he and and office staff were rude, condesending, and if questioned became verbally abusive. After my surgery I spent

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The experience I recieved in this hospital horrible. The Surgeon we saw (Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy) was unproffessional, he and and office staff were rude, condesending, and if questioned became verbally abusive. After my surgery I spent

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Dear Messrs. Stone and Hytoff:
As a person who has worked in various helping areas (teaching, law, and social work), I thought I had seen everything until last Thursday when I paid an unexpected visit to my friend William Redner at your hospital. The abuse was blatant, horrible, and a sight I will never forget--also a sight the public will soon share and remember forever as well SINCE I TOOK SEVERAL PHOTOGRAPHS which will soon be on the Internet. I am doing all this so no one will ever be treated in the inhumane manner in which an R.N. named "Leslie" chose as a punishment for a sick patient, and I certainly hope for immediate dismissal of this woman and revocation of her nursing license.
When I called the hospital to check on Mr. Redner on Thursday, December 22, 2011, I was unable to reach him and got put in touch with his R.N. named "Leslie," who told me that it would not be a good day to visit Mr. Redner as he had acted up and was sedated with Haldol (a no-no drug for anyone with Parkinsons, which Mr. Redner has) and was presently sleeping comfortably; she said he had hurt her arm badly and she was going for treatment for her injury (which I believe never happened).
When someone urges me to stay away, as a good medical surrogate, I DO NOT. So I drove to TGH late in the afternoon and arrived on 8F about 4 pm. WHAT I SAW WAS BEYOND INCREDIBLE: I did not stop at the nursing station and went directly to the room where I found the door closed and the room entirely dark, even the shade drawn. How strange since it was supposed to be monitored on video! How does one watch total blackness? Mr. Redner was heavily drugged and drooling as he struggled to breathe with his head hanging off the side of the pillow. His wrists were bound to the bed which was lowered. There were bruises on his arms and legs, and he was lying in a pool of urine that must have taken hours to create! His lunch (served about 11 am) was sitting at a tray untouched with the possibility of his being fed it later and perhaps getting food poisoning. The call button was attached to the wall quite high and out of reach, and the telephone jack was removed from the wall. There were 2 cups of unused medications which I flushed down the toilet, and I also deposited the food in the waste basket. After photographing all of it, I began summoning Nurse Leslie who was still on duty despite earlier telling me she would be leaving at 3 pm.
After 45 minutes (carefully timed), Nurse Leslie appeared with three of her subordinates and began her nonsense about how dangerous Mr. Redner was; I did not buy that since Mr. Redner has a movement disorder and Leslie looked quite capable of being his match. I asked to see her injured arm: not a bruise or a mark! Yet Mr. Redner was cut and black and blue, so I guess he was the loser. When I told them I had photographed it all, attitudes changed and they began to clean up Mr. Redner.
The bed had to be changed, etc. as everything was full of urine and probably had been so for hours. Had I not come as told not to do, Mr. Redner could have suffered a serious infection and bedsores. Earlier today, he complained of itching and not being bathed or shaved'
He has been a virtual prisoner in your hospital since September 13 in a kind of warehousing situation which is harming him and denying him of the opportunity to exercise or move. Instead of the physical therapy a Parkinsons patient so desperately needs, he is basically chained to his bed and rarely walks. If you did this to your dog, he would eventually bite! How Mr. Redner tolerates it, I cannot see.
While Mr. Redner is warehoused at your hospital, various doctors are "consulting" and running up incredible charges with United Healthcare as are the taxpayers running up a toll from his unnecessary hospital stay. I am copying this letter to various community activists and members of the press in the hope that awaeness of this problem will surface. As Mr. Redner still has his rights, he would be most willing to be interviewed by the press or on TV, and we so hope he is. Anyone who receives this is most welcome to forward it to anyone he or she believes would be interested in this situaion, and my name needs not be admitted. I WANT THIS NEVER TO HAPPEN TO ANYONE AGAIN, and that is my quest.

cc. Mr. Joe Redner
Senator Bill Nelson

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Dear Messrs. Stone and Hytoff:
As a person who has worked in various helping areas (teaching, law, and social work), I thought I had seen everything until last Thursday when I paid an unexpected visit to my friend William Redner at your hospital. The abuse was blatant, horrible, and a sight I will never forget--also a sight the public will soon share and remember forever as well SINCE I TOOK SEVERAL PHOTOGRAPHS which will soon be on the Internet. I am doing all this so no one will ever be treated in the inhumane manner in which an R.N. named "Leslie" chose as a punishment for a sick patient, and I certainly hope for immediate dismissal of this woman and revocation of her nursing license.
When I called the hospital to check on Mr. Redner on Thursday, December 22, 2011, I was unable to reach him and got put in touch with his R.N. named "Leslie," who told me that it would not be a good day to visit Mr. Redner as he had acted up and was sedated with Haldol (a no-no drug for anyone with Parkinsons, which Mr. Redner has) and was presently sleeping comfortably; she said he had hurt her arm badly and she was going for treatment for her injury (which I believe never happened).
When someone urges me to stay away, as a good medical surrogate, I DO NOT. So I drove to TGH late in the afternoon and arrived on 8F about 4 pm. WHAT I SAW WAS BEYOND INCREDIBLE: I did not stop at the nursing station and went directly to the room where I found the door closed and the room entirely dark, even the shade drawn. How strange since it was supposed to be monitored on video! How does one watch total blackness? Mr. Redner was heavily drugged and drooling as he struggled to breathe with his head hanging off the side of the pillow. His wrists were bound to the bed which was lowered. There were bruises on his arms and legs, and he was lying in a pool of urine that must have taken hours to create! His lunch (served about 11 am) was sitting at a tray untouched with the possibility of his being fed it later and perhaps getting food poisoning. The call button was attached to the wall quite high and out of reach, and the telephone jack was removed from the wall. There were 2 cups of unused medications which I flushed down the toilet, and I also deposited the food in the waste basket. After photographing all of it, I began summoning Nurse Leslie who was still on duty despite earlier telling me she would be leaving at 3 pm.
After 45 minutes (carefully timed), Nurse Leslie appeared with three of her subordinates and began her nonsense about how dangerous Mr. Redner was; I did not buy that since Mr. Redner has a movement disorder and Leslie looked quite capable of being his match. I asked to see her injured arm: not a bruise or a mark! Yet Mr. Redner was cut and black and blue, so I guess he was the loser. When I told them I had photographed it all, attitudes changed and they began to clean up Mr. Redner.
The bed had to be changed, etc. as everything was full of urine and probably had been so for hours. Had I not come as told not to do, Mr. Redner could have suffered a serious infection and bedsores. Earlier today, he complained of itching and not being bathed or shaved'
He has been a virtual prisoner in your hospital since September 13 in a kind of warehousing situation which is harming him and denying him of the opportunity to exercise or move. Instead of the physical therapy a Parkinsons patient so desperately needs, he is basically chained to his bed and rarely walks. If you did this to your dog, he would eventually bite! How Mr. Redner tolerates it, I cannot see.
While Mr. Redner is warehoused at your hospital, various doctors are "consulting" and running up incredible charges with United Healthcare as are the taxpayers running up a toll from his unnecessary hospital stay. I am copying this letter to various community activists and members of the press in the hope that awaeness of this problem will surface. As Mr. Redner still has his rights, he would be most willing to be interviewed by the press or on TV, and we so hope he is. Anyone who receives this is most welcome to forward it to anyone he or she believes would be interested in this situaion, and my name needs not be admitted. I WANT THIS NEVER TO HAPPEN TO ANYONE AGAIN, and that is my quest.

cc. Mr. Joe Redner
Senator Bill Nelson

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I was in this hospital for 7 days with no plan of treatment. I finally asked to be released. The nurses and support staff were very nice. The doctors only seemed to be concerned with revenue - keeping the beds full. Although it is a multi

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I was in this hospital for 7 days with no plan of treatment. I finally asked to be released. The nurses and support staff were very nice. The doctors only seemed to be concerned with revenue - keeping the beds full. Although it is a multi

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First off Tampa General is a great facility that seems at least to me to have state of the art equipment and a staff of medical professionals that are very caring and knowledgeable. A friend of mine recommended them to me and I have to say

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First off Tampa General is a great facility that seems at least to me to have state of the art equipment and a staff of medical professionals that are very caring and knowledgeable. A friend of mine recommended them to me and I have to say

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When I had my gall bladder removed I was very concerned about the procedure even though my friends all told me it was a simple process. I'm just naturally skittish about any kind of medical procedure. Thankfully I went to Tampa General

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When I had my gall bladder removed I was very concerned about the procedure even though my friends all told me it was a simple process. I'm just naturally skittish about any kind of medical procedure. Thankfully I went to Tampa General

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I had a very good experience at Tampa General. I had my first son there in March. I was being seen at USF Health for pre-natal. I was a little late and USF did not want to schedule the induction but I decided to go in and they monitored me for a while and since I was having regular contractions they went ahead and induced. I had two lovely nurses, Monique and Avoney. Both the nurses were extremely supportive.
The doctors were very good also - I had Dr. Connery and Dr. Palmer. Even one doctor who had seen me on a previous occassion popped in just to see how I was doing, even though she wasn't attending me, because she heard I was there - that was Dr. Smith.
I had a private room for recovery and generally had a good experience. Sometimes I had to buzz twice before the nurse came and there was one nurse who was very withdrawn at first but she warmed up as the day went by. Overall a truly wonderful experience.

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I had a very good experience at Tampa General. I had my first son there in March. I was being seen at USF Health for pre-natal. I was a little late and USF did not want to schedule the induction but I decided to go in and they monitored me for a while and since I was having regular contractions they went ahead and induced. I had two lovely nurses, Monique and Avoney. Both the nurses were extremely supportive.
The doctors were very good also - I had Dr. Connery and Dr. Palmer. Even one doctor who had seen me on a previous occassion popped in just to see how I was doing, even though she wasn't attending me, because she heard I was there - that was Dr. Smith.
I had a private room for recovery and generally had a good experience. Sometimes I had to buzz twice before the nurse came and there was one nurse who was very withdrawn at first but she warmed up as the day went by. Overall a truly wonderful experience.

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The worst experience ever at this hospital.Almost 9 yrs ago I gave birth to my daughter in 2001.I had a c-section after waking up from my c-section I was put in the U.TC. room no one was there to help me, there was one nurse there and she sat behind a desk on the phone talking and laughing she did not care to help.I was in soooo much pain I was not given any pain medicine an hour and a half later.Finally I was taken in a room with no privacy and the nurses were very rude they had to change the sheets on the bed constantly because I could not stop bleeding almost the whole bed was covered with blood.I actually lost alot of blood because of the poor job that they did with my c-section and the fact that they left after birth inside me and one of the the nurses had to put her whole bare hand inside my vagina to pull out the after birth to make the bleeding stop which was very PAINFUL I almost bleed to death and I had to have a blood transfusion.Then I made a decision to not breastfeed and decided to give my baby the bottle.The nurse yelled at me as if she was my mother and forced me to breastfeed.It was all terrible I thank god that I am alive because this hospital almost killed me but god keeped his hands on me.I could NEVER EVER again go back to this hospital.

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The worst experience ever at this hospital.Almost 9 yrs ago I gave birth to my daughter in 2001.I had a c-section after waking up from my c-section I was put in the U.TC. room no one was there to help me, there was one nurse there and she sat behind a desk on the phone talking and laughing she did not care to help.I was in soooo much pain I was not given any pain medicine an hour and a half later.Finally I was taken in a room with no privacy and the nurses were very rude they had to change the sheets on the bed constantly because I could not stop bleeding almost the whole bed was covered with blood.I actually lost alot of blood because of the poor job that they did with my c-section and the fact that they left after birth inside me and one of the the nurses had to put her whole bare hand inside my vagina to pull out the after birth to make the bleeding stop which was very PAINFUL I almost bleed to death and I had to have a blood transfusion.Then I made a decision to not breastfeed and decided to give my baby the bottle.The nurse yelled at me as if she was my mother and forced me to breastfeed.It was all terrible I thank god that I am alive because this hospital almost killed me but god keeped his hands on me.I could NEVER EVER again go back to this hospital.

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I had the worst experience ever in Tampa General's ER department. I don't even want to begin to list all the incomptent employees at this place. Unfortunately, I had to be admitted and they lost the doctors orders, so I was waiting an additional 2.5 hours before someone finally attempted to help me. I don't want to be completely negative because I did see some nurses who appeared caring and competent, however, the majority were not. If you have a loved one that has to utilize this facility, please monitor what is going on. Hopefully, I will never get sick again, and if so, I will utilize a different medical facility.
Thank you

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I had the worst experience ever in Tampa General's ER department. I don't even want to begin to list all the incomptent employees at this place. Unfortunately, I had to be admitted and they lost the doctors orders, so I was waiting an additional 2.5 hours before someone finally attempted to help me. I don't want to be completely negative because I did see some nurses who appeared caring and competent, however, the majority were not. If you have a loved one that has to utilize this facility, please monitor what is going on. Hopefully, I will never get sick again, and if so, I will utilize a different medical facility.
Thank you

Cons: poor patient care

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I've told my husband, even if I'm dying I do not want to be taken to Tampa General Hospital, and I really mean it.

I will speak specifically about Floor 9, Neurology. My Mother was there and I was with her most of the time. Most of the nurses and doctors on the floor acted as if they really didn't care. There were three nurses who were very good and obviously did care, but the doctors were all callous and arrogant. They all acted as if they were gods.

Since this is a "teaching hospital" the residents would routinely take my mother off medications she had been taking for years and switch to new unproven medications. She had disastrous reactions, nearly fatal.

Since I was with her, they expected me to take care of things that were their responsibility. It wasn't that I minded, but some things I didn't know how to do. My mom couldn't walk, couldn't turn over by herself, etc etc. Once when my mother said she thought she was having another stroke, I buzzed for the nurse immediately. When she finally came, she basically told me off for "crying wolf" when she was with another patient. When I said "when can we see the doctor?" She said "not until after 4pm if you're lucky" (this was at 9:30 am when Mom thought she was having another storke).

My mom needed a doctor more than once and we were told several times they were "all in the emergency room." I understand emergencies are very important--that goes without saying. But what about your patients on the floor? I guess they're not as "exciting" especially if they're 85 and have had a stroke. Regardless, TGH needs to have more doctors on the floor at all times, even if they don't get an adrenaline rush.

My Mother had a very, very bad experience for over three weeks at Tampa General and I will always regret our decision to take her there. They may have a great reputation for their high tech surgeries, etc, but the human care is not only lacking, it is absent. They apprently don't want to pay to staff the number of medical personnel they really need at all times; so consequently the nurses and doctors who are around seem to be totally stressed out or just not there. I understand that, but that doesn't mean my mother deserved the treatment she received.

I think this may differ from unit to unit, and I certainly don't doubt there are many caring people at the hospital. But I would certainly never, ever recommend TGH to anyone, either to admit themselves or their loved ones to that hospital.

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I've told my husband, even if I'm dying I do not want to be taken to Tampa General Hospital, and I really mean it.

I will speak specifically about Floor 9, Neurology. My Mother was there and I was with her most of the time. Most of the nurses and doctors on the floor acted as if they really didn't care. There were three nurses who were very good and obviously did care, but the doctors were all callous and arrogant. They all acted as if they were gods.

Since this is a "teaching hospital" the residents would routinely take my mother off medications she had been taking for years and switch to new unproven medications. She had disastrous reactions, nearly fatal.

Since I was with her, they expected me to take care of things that were their responsibility. It wasn't that I minded, but some things I didn't know how to do. My mom couldn't walk, couldn't turn over by herself, etc etc. Once when my mother said she thought she was having another stroke, I buzzed for the nurse immediately. When she finally came, she basically told me off for "crying wolf" when she was with another patient. When I said "when can we see the doctor?" She said "not until after 4pm if you're lucky" (this was at 9:30 am when Mom thought she was having another storke).

My mom needed a doctor more than once and we were told several times they were "all in the emergency room." I understand emergencies are very important--that goes without saying. But what about your patients on the floor? I guess they're not as "exciting" especially if they're 85 and have had a stroke. Regardless, TGH needs to have more doctors on the floor at all times, even if they don't get an adrenaline rush.

My Mother had a very, very bad experience for over three weeks at Tampa General and I will always regret our decision to take her there. They may have a great reputation for their high tech surgeries, etc, but the human care is not only lacking, it is absent. They apprently don't want to pay to staff the number of medical personnel they really need at all times; so consequently the nurses and doctors who are around seem to be totally stressed out or just not there. I understand that, but that doesn't mean my mother deserved the treatment she received.

I think this may differ from unit to unit, and I certainly don't doubt there are many caring people at the hospital. But I would certainly never, ever recommend TGH to anyone, either to admit themselves or their loved ones to that hospital.

Pros: nice view

Cons: horrible care, very uncaring

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My mother was in a very serious accident about 12 years ago and this hospital is the one that the flew her to. She was in ICU for 6 weeks, and also in coma. After she got out of ICU they started her recovery on a different floor she didnt know who she was or where she was. Well she had to have assistance to get to the restroom and waited nearly 1 hr before she finally got a nurse to help her. About the 3rd week they said that she was extremely hositle and placed my mother in some kind of mesh body bag and left her there for several hours. I was only 12 at the time but when my father would take me to see her I was sooo upset leaving the hospital after seeing that my mother was clearly not happy at this hospital! Everytime that we would visit her she would say that the nurses were very mean if she asked for anything. I would not suggest this hospital to anyone! There are several other issues that I would like to address but I dont feel like getting into further detail. If you care for your loved one I would highly recommend in taking them somewhere other than TGH!

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My mother was in a very serious accident about 12 years ago and this hospital is the one that the flew her to. She was in ICU for 6 weeks, and also in coma. After she got out of ICU they started her recovery on a different floor she didnt know who she was or where she was. Well she had to have assistance to get to the restroom and waited nearly 1 hr before she finally got a nurse to help her. About the 3rd week they said that she was extremely hositle and placed my mother in some kind of mesh body bag and left her there for several hours. I was only 12 at the time but when my father would take me to see her I was sooo upset leaving the hospital after seeing that my mother was clearly not happy at this hospital! Everytime that we would visit her she would say that the nurses were very mean if she asked for anything. I would not suggest this hospital to anyone! There are several other issues that I would like to address but I dont feel like getting into further detail. If you care for your loved one I would highly recommend in taking them somewhere other than TGH!

Pros: none

Cons: Poor Nurses on staff!!

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I recently delivered my fifth child at TGH. I had been receiving routine care there for several weeks due to problems with my pregnancy, I had always been treated with kindness and respect and expected my delivery and recovery to be wonderful. I went through my induced labor and had a wonderful experience. When it came to recovery though it was a disaster. First I had to wait for a room. Because I am a new to this Medicaid thing I didn't realize that qualified me for substandard recovery care. I was put into a semi-private room with a roommate from hell. There was never any privacy because every time a staff member came in they never closed the door. My breasts were exposed to anyone who wanted to see them walking down the hall. Anytime I asked for something it took hours to receive it. I asked for extra blankets, towels and pillows and it took 5 hours and constant reminders for my nurse to bring it. I was in an extreme amount of pain due to the number of children I've had and the epidural I received during labor. I was told that Motrin and Tylenol #3 was all I could receive even though I know from experience that is a lie. I requested to see an oncall physician or midwife 3 times out of worries that the epidural may have caused damage to my back. I was told that they would be paged. I never saw them. On the day I was released I received a visit from a midwife but because she didn't identify herself when she entered my room I thought she was simply a nurse and was unable to tell her my issues.

Anyway, I don't want to completely bash TGH but I didn't realize that my comfort and care was based on what insurance I had. I would like to thank Ms. Sally Soucy for making my labor and delivery comfortable and for showing me support. To all of you who treated me like s**t in recovery I hope you never have to feel like I did. It is a shame that for the rest of my life I have to remember some of the happiest days of my life were some of the most miserable.

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I recently delivered my fifth child at TGH. I had been receiving routine care there for several weeks due to problems with my pregnancy, I had always been treated with kindness and respect and expected my delivery and recovery to be wonderful. I went through my induced labor and had a wonderful experience. When it came to recovery though it was a disaster. First I had to wait for a room. Because I am a new to this Medicaid thing I didn't realize that qualified me for substandard recovery care. I was put into a semi-private room with a roommate from hell. There was never any privacy because every time a staff member came in they never closed the door. My breasts were exposed to anyone who wanted to see them walking down the hall. Anytime I asked for something it took hours to receive it. I asked for extra blankets, towels and pillows and it took 5 hours and constant reminders for my nurse to bring it. I was in an extreme amount of pain due to the number of children I've had and the epidural I received during labor. I was told that Motrin and Tylenol #3 was all I could receive even though I know from experience that is a lie. I requested to see an oncall physician or midwife 3 times out of worries that the epidural may have caused damage to my back. I was told that they would be paged. I never saw them. On the day I was released I received a visit from a midwife but because she didn't identify herself when she entered my room I thought she was simply a nurse and was unable to tell her my issues.

Anyway, I don't want to completely bash TGH but I didn't realize that my comfort and care was based on what insurance I had. I would like to thank Ms. Sally Soucy for making my labor and delivery comfortable and for showing me support. To all of you who treated me like s**t in recovery I hope you never have to feel like I did. It is a shame that for the rest of my life I have to remember some of the happiest days of my life were some of the most miserable.

Pros: Very nice midwives and labor and delivery area.

Cons: Recovery area is overcrowded/inadequate care.

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Tampa General Hospital is the WORST ER I've ever been to and is not reccommended if you have an actual emergency. When I got to the ER at 10:30 pm I was having cold sweats, I couldn't walk straight and when we got to the desk I could barely breathe, they told me I'd be "next" to go into a room to see a doctor and sat me down in the waiting room. I was there for an hour without even my vitals being checked and a friend that had taken me in to the ER went up to ask what was going on since I wasn't getting any better. They responded with "I thought we already took your vitals." They can't keep track of their patients! It was four hours later, I was still shaking and had yet to see a doctor. The nurses don't even come by walking to see if everyone is okay in the sitting room.

We went to talk to patients advocacy and asked why I hadn't been seen yet and wanted to know how they prioritize things, "vitals,pressure." was his answer. Okay, so I might be dying but my vitals and pressure is fine, then what?

Then I got in to see a doctor after complaining for an hour, they did testing to make sure I wasn't diabetic and said they were going to hook me up to an IV for fluids. They put the needle in my arm and left for an hour. For an HOUR I had the "IV" in my arm with nothing hooked up to it. Then my bld pressure started to drop from 103/58 to 83/56, my friend told the doctor and he said "It's not my responsbility, go talk to a nurse." You're a doctor and it's not your responsibility to look after a patient?

After another hour we were told that there was nothing wrong with me and I was sent home. I spoke to the lady that signs the paperwork and she said "You got in here at...." and quickly changed the topic to "Okay, well I hope you're feeling better!" Once she realized I had been there for about 10 hours. She didn't even want to say what time I had gotten in.

Bottomline, if it's a real emergency, don't go here. Take your chances in brandon

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Tampa General Hospital is the WORST ER I've ever been to and is not reccommended if you have an actual emergency. When I got to the ER at 10:30 pm I was having cold sweats, I couldn't walk straight and when we got to the desk I could barely breathe, they told me I'd be "next" to go into a room to see a doctor and sat me down in the waiting room. I was there for an hour without even my vitals being checked and a friend that had taken me in to the ER went up to ask what was going on since I wasn't getting any better. They responded with "I thought we already took your vitals." They can't keep track of their patients! It was four hours later, I was still shaking and had yet to see a doctor. The nurses don't even come by walking to see if everyone is okay in the sitting room.

We went to talk to patients advocacy and asked why I hadn't been seen yet and wanted to know how they prioritize things, "vitals,pressure." was his answer. Okay, so I might be dying but my vitals and pressure is fine, then what?

Then I got in to see a doctor after complaining for an hour, they did testing to make sure I wasn't diabetic and said they were going to hook me up to an IV for fluids. They put the needle in my arm and left for an hour. For an HOUR I had the "IV" in my arm with nothing hooked up to it. Then my bld pressure started to drop from 103/58 to 83/56, my friend told the doctor and he said "It's not my responsbility, go talk to a nurse." You're a doctor and it's not your responsibility to look after a patient?

After another hour we were told that there was nothing wrong with me and I was sent home. I spoke to the lady that signs the paperwork and she said "You got in here at...." and quickly changed the topic to "Okay, well I hope you're feeling better!" Once she realized I had been there for about 10 hours. She didn't even want to say what time I had gotten in.

Bottomline, if it's a real emergency, don't go here. Take your chances in brandon

Pros: If you like long waits you're golden

Cons: Pretty much everything

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I am new to the Tampa Area but I do have excellant insurance. When I started having trouble with blockage of my leg again, I called my surgeon in Dallas. He recommended me go see a particular surgeon saying he was the best in his field and going back to Dallas would be not advised.
The doctor had a fancy office and said he would do the surgery. I went into Tampa General at which time, I was attended by students and another doctor. I never saw the first doctor again and the surgery was botched, apparently the surgeon or perhaps a student cut into a lymph node and I have been unable to work because of a "tunneling wound that is healing but still has not closed and must be packed because of the depth. When I went to get the stitches out, (almost 3 weeks later) without any testing, the surgeon that did the surgery said" You must go back in to the hospital and reopen the wound, because you have an infection." I refused, telling him that not only did he have no proof of an infection, the hospital had infection control issues that I was not willing to take since I know a bit about the subject. I never went back, found a local doctor and he has been overlooking my recovery. I went into Tampa General on Sept 11 and as of Nov 1 I still have to have my wound pack, my leg is numb and I have not been able to walk any great distant which was what the surgery was for to begin with!
Surgery and recovery time for my type of surgery is less than a month, I should be up and walking a good distance within 2 weeks. How do I know ? The Surgeon in Texas did the other leg two years ago! I was back to work within 6 weeks!

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I am new to the Tampa Area but I do have excellant insurance. When I started having trouble with blockage of my leg again, I called my surgeon in Dallas. He recommended me go see a particular surgeon saying he was the best in his field and going back to Dallas would be not advised.
The doctor had a fancy office and said he would do the surgery. I went into Tampa General at which time, I was attended by students and another doctor. I never saw the first doctor again and the surgery was botched, apparently the surgeon or perhaps a student cut into a lymph node and I have been unable to work because of a "tunneling wound that is healing but still has not closed and must be packed because of the depth. When I went to get the stitches out, (almost 3 weeks later) without any testing, the surgeon that did the surgery said" You must go back in to the hospital and reopen the wound, because you have an infection." I refused, telling him that not only did he have no proof of an infection, the hospital had infection control issues that I was not willing to take since I know a bit about the subject. I never went back, found a local doctor and he has been overlooking my recovery. I went into Tampa General on Sept 11 and as of Nov 1 I still have to have my wound pack, my leg is numb and I have not been able to walk any great distant which was what the surgery was for to begin with!
Surgery and recovery time for my type of surgery is less than a month, I should be up and walking a good distance within 2 weeks. How do I know ? The Surgeon in Texas did the other leg two years ago! I was back to work within 6 weeks!

Pros: none

Cons: No nice places outside to sit, smoking allowed all over except the Macdonalds they have

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I would rather die than be a patient at Tampa General Hospital. As an employee of this hospital I worked around incompetence. They basically have brand new nurses at this hospital that don't know what they are doing. There is so much incompetence at this hospital that I will not even say anything for fear of retribution. I told every person that I know personally that if it is a matter of life and death and the only hospital that is available is Tampa General Hospital...let me die.

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I would rather die than be a patient at Tampa General Hospital. As an employee of this hospital I worked around incompetence. They basically have brand new nurses at this hospital that don't know what they are doing. There is so much incompetence at this hospital that I will not even say anything for fear of retribution. I told every person that I know personally that if it is a matter of life and death and the only hospital that is available is Tampa General Hospital...let me die.

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I think Tampa General is one of the best hospitals in the area in many capacities. I have two doctors here that I visit frequently. However, DO NOT go to this ER if you have an emergency...unless you are in near fatal condition. I recently brought my fiance here because it is literally 2 minutes from where we live. He ruptured his achilles during a basketball game and were there for 12 hours. After exactly 8 hours, and my complaining that he was swelling and in severe pain and that we had been waiting for a full workday, they finally admitted us to a room where we waited another 2 hours to be seen by a doctor. Once the doctor saw us, it took an hour to get Motrin, x-rays, and a cast. We arrived at 8:45pm and arrived home at 8:45am. Granted, his injury was not as critical as say, a heart attack, however, we were treated rudely at the front desk by a few people and my fiance was not offered so much as ice or any pain medication, and again, we were in the main waiting room for 8 hours. I have heard multiple people tell me that I should not have taken him there. Though the care and facilities seem adequate, the fact that nobody bothered to even check on him the entire time we were sitting there I felt, was unacceptable.

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I think Tampa General is one of the best hospitals in the area in many capacities. I have two doctors here that I visit frequently. However, DO NOT go to this ER if you have an emergency...unless you are in near fatal condition. I recently brought my fiance here because it is literally 2 minutes from where we live. He ruptured his achilles during a basketball game and were there for 12 hours. After exactly 8 hours, and my complaining that he was swelling and in severe pain and that we had been waiting for a full workday, they finally admitted us to a room where we waited another 2 hours to be seen by a doctor. Once the doctor saw us, it took an hour to get Motrin, x-rays, and a cast. We arrived at 8:45pm and arrived home at 8:45am. Granted, his injury was not as critical as say, a heart attack, however, we were treated rudely at the front desk by a few people and my fiance was not offered so much as ice or any pain medication, and again, we were in the main waiting room for 8 hours. I have heard multiple people tell me that I should not have taken him there. Though the care and facilities seem adequate, the fact that nobody bothered to even check on him the entire time we were sitting there I felt, was unacceptable.

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i am a travel rn, i was giving the opportunity for an assignment in the vicu. it has been the most pleasant assignment yet. Kelly cares about her staff and is sincere in giving top quality care of the patients. the patients are always one to one nursing care if pt care warrants, otherwise the patient care is 2 patients to one nurse. the standards are set high to give the best quality care. the employees are treated with autonomy and respected for the knowledge and and skills. i loved it there and could not say enough good about TGH.

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i am a travel rn, i was giving the opportunity for an assignment in the vicu. it has been the most pleasant assignment yet. Kelly cares about her staff and is sincere in giving top quality care of the patients. the patients are always one to one nursing care if pt care warrants, otherwise the patient care is 2 patients to one nurse. the standards are set high to give the best quality care. the employees are treated with autonomy and respected for the knowledge and and skills. i loved it there and could not say enough good about TGH.

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Dear Friends, My name is Kimberly Oglesby and I was employed at the Tampa General Hospital September 5,2000. I sustained 2 on the job injuries, witnessed and reported patient abuse, and was then denied medical treatment, slandered, black listed and illegally terminated. I totaled my Honda September 19, 2007 and was taken to St. Josephs Hospital whwere I was subjected to abuse at St. Josephs Hospital because Dixie bennett, a LPN I reported at TGH just so happens to now be employed at the Health Care facility. I wrote more about this in a review about St. Josephs Hospital. My conscious is clean--I can tell you what i saw happpen to patients while I worked there and what they did to me but you'll have to decide for yourselves.

--Kimberly Oglesby

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Dear Friends, My name is Kimberly Oglesby and I was employed at the Tampa General Hospital September 5,2000. I sustained 2 on the job injuries, witnessed and reported patient abuse, and was then denied medical treatment, slandered, black listed and illegally terminated. I totaled my Honda September 19, 2007 and was taken to St. Josephs Hospital whwere I was subjected to abuse at St. Josephs Hospital because Dixie bennett, a LPN I reported at TGH just so happens to now be employed at the Health Care facility. I wrote more about this in a review about St. Josephs Hospital. My conscious is clean--I can tell you what i saw happpen to patients while I worked there and what they did to me but you'll have to decide for yourselves.

--Kimberly Oglesby

Pros: McDonalds

Cons: Too may to list..

 

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