Let's not forget that you can get bad care anywhere. My husband is a veteran. He's been disabled since 1984. The VA here in town can have some of the most advanced technology and at the other end they can have some outdated stuff. I worked for agency for awhile and got the chance to work at the VA. They had the BCA Med System and computerized documentation. They had some of the latest IV pumps and a type of auto-blood transfusion system that I got to learn from the facility. I learned a lot of new things. They still had wards. One thing, the veterans and family members that were there seemed to be frequent flyers and knew how to get what they wanted. They knew the hospital better than the nurses. They even knew who was the Chief Officer (I didn't. Eheh
). Many of them would go no where else for treatment. Of course, you have the ones that hear the stories about bad health care at a certain VA facility and assume that they are all alike, therefore, they wouldn't be caught dead at one.
Anyway, like I said before, you can get bad care anywhere. Heck, they all most killed me at one of the ****TOP CLASS A HOSPITALs****. I was supposed to have had the best surgeon (Tsk!) Whatever! Hmph! I'm pissed about it still. It is about to ruin my career! *&^%!!! :angryfire
You can read about my thyroidectomy from hell on my web page. I, also, have a pic of me with a trach tube. If you're a member of yahoo groups, look it up. I didn't tell the whole story on the web page. I guess there should be a Part Deux-Deux.
This is no jab at male nurses, but like I said in a recent post, I had a mean male nurse in MICU. He reminded me of ZZ-Top. He scared the hell out of me! The drugs that they had me on didn't help any.