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My multiple stays at Edward Hospital, (starting with quintuple bypass surgery in 2001), have all been excellent. Nurses and their aides have always been caring, thorough and knowledgeable. Facilities are modern and spotless. I have complete confidence in the care provided by Edward.
I arrived home from work to find my wife coughing violently and having difficulty breathing. Rather than wait for ambulance I got her into the car and sped to Edward Hospital only 3 mins from home. ER doc immediately knew we were dealing with not only an emergency, but an unusual condition. He picked up the phone and within 2 mins both a lung/respiratory specialist and a kidney specialist arrived in the ER. They both briefly consulted the ER doc and then both examined my wife. The 3 then consulted again and made a rapid initial diagnosis that she was suffering from a rare autoimmunine disease that attacks both your kidneys and lungs. The disease is so rare that only one in ONE MILLION people have this disease. They ran tests immediately to confirm the diagnosis, which up until a few years before was 100% fatal within 5 months. She was then taken to ICU where she immediately underwent both plasmafloresis of her entire blood supply as well as being connected to kidney dialysis. Six intravenous solutions of specialized medications were begun. While the disease had already destroyed 95% of her kidney function (after a year of dialysis she underwent a successful kidney transplant) the quick diagnosis and treatment of the Edward physicians saved her lungs from being destroyed and thus her life. (Unlike dialysis for the kidneys there is no treatment for quick lung disfunction). I was later told that without the quick and accurate diagnosis/treatment of the doctors at Edward that my wife would have had only a 50/50 chance at best to still be alive at noon the next day. The kidney specialist had been a doctor for 9 years at the time and had seen only 3 cases of this disease. The lung specialist had been a doctor for 25 years and had seen 9 cases. Yet they were able to diagnose a one in a million condition and begin proper treatment within a short time. Their knowledge, analysis, and treatment plan was astounding. This is what Edward Hospital and its physicians are capable of. I am sure there are some medical speciality areas where other hospitals might rank a little higher than Edward, but solving a one in a million case ranks pretty highly in my book. NOTE-I ranked VALUE only a 3 (average) because I think ALL hospitals overcharge for EVERYTHING.
I had sugery one year ago. I am still in pain. My sugery was scheduled for morning and was taken late afternoon. Since I had to prep all week and so went through with it, even when I thought surgeon may be tired. I told him and staff I was allergic to metal. They put metal staples in with a cast over them. So much pain while csst was on. No pain med when asked for it while removing them. Nurse said it would go fast. I think there was some tissue damage there and still sharp pain several times a week. I made a complaint to med group. They "investigated" and said he was appropriate. I disagree. I went through more pain and worry than I should have. I also have had issues with their billing.
For the amount of money spent in this facility, I would expect better care! The moral is low in this hospital because the staff is mistreated and underpaid! The newer parts of the facility are great but the older areas are disgusting! My daughter was in the pediatric ward and was on major narcotic medications at the time. The safety rail on her bed fell off! Then they brought me in a chair that reclined to sleep on and the springs were popping through the thing! Complaining did nothing for us. They basically said, we are sorry, we are going to be remodeling the pediatric area soon! That is not ok! Plus my daughter was mistreated by a number of the staff members and I was disgusted! Edward used to be the #1 in the area! They need to step up their game to get back on the charts! Spending a ton of money to make a facility pretty is not going to cut it! First treat your staff well so that they are happy to work, that will shine on the patients! This will make everyone happy!
Doctors at Edward Hospital
Dr. Daniel E. Hrad's Latest Rating
I have seen doctor for almost 10 years. He is caring, competent, and proficient in diagnosis and treatment, most importantly he is a doctor you can trust him.
Dr. Steven Prinz's Latest Rating
Best psychiatrist I have ever seen! I have been working with him for over 3 years and would recommend to anybody. He is a great and caring man.