Hospital vs Hotel - page 4

Check out the intro add for this hospital in the medical center in Houston. And we wonder why patient's expect "hotel-type" service... gimme a break! I hope those nurses only have 2 patients so... Read More

  1. by   loricatus
    I'd only consider working there if I can work for tips (just like a 5-star hotel). For each fluff service I'd hand the pt an envelope preprinted with my expected tip (whiners pay double) . For butt wipes & peri care, the tip must be up front and no less than $100.00. Also, I'd expect a bonus for each time I would have to say "Y'all come back now, ya here"
  2. by   SaderNurse05
    Thanks. I needed a laugh today. I want to hear from someone in Houston- are they for real??
  3. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    .....
    Last edit by General E. Speaking, RN on Jan 19, '07
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I'm all for pt. comfort, but this is just too much.
  5. by   jannrn
    Wow, some of your comments surprise me! I love seeing to my pt needs, even getting them some hot tea, showing them the menu for room service, bringing them the morning paper and hot coffee..... and starting thier IV's, administering meds, pt teaching, foleys, emptying thier jp drains and teaching them how to if they have to take them home, taking out vaginal packing.... I LOVE a nice-looking place to work, and quiet carpeted halls, and hearing the pt say how nice it is to be in this hospital instead of the noisy - busy one. How can you all think that is bad?

    Of course no one likes a rude and demanding pt but the majority of the pt I meet are quite appreciative of the care they get, no matter if the environment is more hotel-like!

    I don't work at the TX hosp. but in a CA one.
  6. by   all4schwa
    and also, i wonder what it does for the nurse/physcian relationship with the practicing docs also own the place.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    How can you all think that is bad?
    Because 'healthcare' does not seem #1 in this situation.
  8. by   CritterLover
    Quote from hollyvk
    i very much doubt that this facility has an emergency dept. the number one reason to have an ed these days is to funnel new patients into the facility, and obviously the physician owners of this facility plan on just funnelling in their own non-emergent well-insured or independently-wealthy surgical pts.hollyvk


    i agree.

    by not having an emergency room, they effectivly circumvent emtala and all that goes with it.

    no homeless people walking in off the street into the er. no uninsured calling 911 to go to nice, new hospital. if you don't have a prior appointment, you arn't going to be there.

    they can (almost) choose their patients.

    i thought there was some sort of regulation that required hospitals to serve the indigent population. one hospital near me circumvented that for years by having a prison contract. the inmates were considered to be "indigent" even though the bill was paid in full. i wonder how this hospital is planning on getting around it.
  9. by   pshs_2000
    i don't know if you all noticed. but i didn't hear the word "nurses" at all in that ad...
  10. by   ewattsjt
    Quote from critterlover
    i thought there was some sort of regulation that required hospitals to serve the indigent population. one hospital near me circumvented that for years by having a prison contract. the inmates were considered to be "indigent" even though the bill was paid in full. i wonder how this hospital is planning on getting around it.
    i think it goes by state. ours only has to treat life threatening conditions and births (considered life threatening for the neonate). i can go to the er with a possible broken arm and no insurance and they do not have to accept me. however, once accepted (admitted), they can not refuse treatment.

    if the facility receives government subsidies, it is another story. there is generally a policy that would deny such subsidies if treatment is denied to the indigent population.

    that is how it is here. they refused to treat my son for a dislocated patella laterally, until we found our insurance cards (got verification). they were nice enough that they allowed him to stay in the waiting room until we called the insurance company and got verification. i didn't and won't work for our local hospital.

    getting back to the post.....

    it looks like a good place to be a patient at but, maybe not for staffing. someone has to pay for it.
    Last edit by ewattsjt on Jan 16, '07
  11. by   MS._Jen_RN
    Quote from phriedomRN
    I just threw up a little in my mouth


    Seriously, I hope they treat their staff as good as they say they treat the pts.

    ~Jen
  12. by   lorster
    Quote from hollyvk
    I very much doubt that this facility has an Emergency Dept. The number one reason to have an ED these days is to funnel new patients into the facility, and obviously the physician owners of this facility plan on just funnelling in their own non-emergent well-insured or independently-wealthy surgical pts.

    I wonder if they plan to have hair stylists and nail care technicians available to the patients? (Cuz we all know you gotta have that big hair in TX).:roll

    HollyVK
    Hey guess what? They do have an ER and they are hiring, lol. I also question a doctor owned facility. Man, imagine getting into it with a doctor, you are out of there tomorrow. I just question the whole environment. Of course, there may be many doctor owned hospitals out there that work out well. Any one know of any?
  13. by   hollyvk
    Quote from lorster
    Hey guess what? They do have an ER and they are hiring, lol. I also question a doctor owned facility. Man, imagine getting into it with a doctor, you are out of there tomorrow. I just question the whole environment. Of course, there may be many doctor owned hospitals out there that work out well. Any one know of any?
    These are the services the facility offers (via their JCAHO accreditation info):
    • Cardiac Catheterization
    • Cardiology
    • Diagnostic Imaging
    • Diagnostic Tests
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Endoscopy
    • Family Practice
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Practice
    • Hospital
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Intensive Care
    • Internal Medicine
    • Lithotripsy
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pain Management
    • Pediatric Medicine
    • Pulmonary Medicine
    • Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine
    • Respiratory Care
    • Short Stay-Recovery-Infirmary
    • Sleep Studies
    • Surgery-Cardiac
    • Surgery-General
    • Surgery-Orthopedic
    • Surgery-Plastic
    • Surgery-Podiatric
    • Urology
    • Vascular Medicine
    • Telemetry
    http://www.qualitycheck.org/qualityr...x?hcoid=440118

    But again, I am really surprised that they've chosen to include ED services to what is essentially a self-contained high-end surgicenter.

    HollyVK
    (not thrilled to see the company behind this has targeted my area for one of these facilities)

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