Unfortunately, in July I went to all four surrounding hospitals with family emergencies. I would like to comment on my experiences: first we went to Tulare Regional Medical Center, the ER wait was long, but I have to admit I was impressed with both the lab work and x-rays taken while you waited, so the results were in by the time you get back to a room.
Then we were seen at Adventist Health in Hanford, the ER wait was not bad we got in right after triage. My family member was admitted to the floor. We were there for one week, in that week were seen by seen several different doctors, all with different diagnoses. Both doctors and nurses neglected to read our past medical history.
Then we were seen at Kaweah Delta’s ER. My family member was hooked up to monitors due to low blood pressure and to monitor his heart rate. The alarm on his monitor kept going and it took over 30 minutes before someone responded. Our patient call light was on almost the entire visit, and no one came in to check on us.
Then we were seen at Sierra View Hospital in Porterville and I have to say how impressed I was, our call lights were answered promptly and both the nurses and doctors introduced themselves, and the care we received was great.
I do have to give a special thanks to all the ER staff that had a hand in the care of my family member and Dr. Delatorre for going above and beyond. I also want to thank Dr. Cunan, Gail Willis, and all who helped care for my family member while we were admitted to the floor. I would also like to give a special thanks to Dr. Kim for stepping in to write at-home orders. I just think everyone should get credit where credit is due.
Michelle Koonce Tillery