Prince George's Hospital Center
3001 Hospital Dr, Hyattsville, MD 20785
Primary Phone: (301) 618-3170
Primary Phone: (301) 618-3858
Fax: (301) 618-3966
TollFree: (800) 999-9942
Prince George's Hospital Ctr
Catevenis, Demetrios J, Md - Prince George's Hospital Ctr
Rekulapelli, Prasad, Md - Prince Georges Hospital
Hospital Ownership: Voluntary Private Non-Profit
By Appointment Only: No
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The only reason I rated this hell hole a 1 was because 0 wasn't an option. The entire emergency room staff including negligent nurses and ignorant security deserves to be fired. You can be there on the floor dying from pain and they will not lift a finger to help you or make sure you are in stable condition. I truly pray this death trap is shut down one day very soon, because nobody deserves to be treated the way I was treated.
ER wait times are extremely long, even if you are in severe pain, you have to just lay on the floor and wait! Cause you don't have any other choice, if you don't have a family or car to go to another hospital and top of that you are in pain thinking you can die any moment.
ok, you get to see a doctor, may be in 6 hours, then in another 8 hours you will be admitted to the hospital. They take you upstairs, some of the nurses don't know what they are doing, dropping needles and pain medicine in the hallway on their way to your room. When you ask for water, it takes them literally 3 hours to bring it. When you call them, they never come, unless you STILL IN PAIN getting up off your bed to let someone at the nurse station know what you need. Instead of helping you to cope with pain, they are running around laughing and giggling So unprofessional.
Good luck to everybody! Be well!
As a previous patient and current employee, most importantly an honest reviewer.. the local residents of this area are only to blame for the failure of PGHC.
As a county hospital, it services all basic needs dealing with law enforcement (person under the influence, psychiatric petitions, detainees needing to be cleared for custody) to accepting no insurance patients, who wouldn't be seen elsewhere.
First of all, because the hospital is older there are NOT as many beds as people assume. Other hospitals have 30 + beds not including their Fast Track- Minor Assessment clinic. Prince George's only has 21 beds, two of which are reserved for traumas (PGHC is the only trauma center in the southern MD area and is located off two major highways) and four beds are reserved for urgent life threatening conditions... sudden respiratory failure, active seizures, heart attacks, etc. Given the census of the area ... majority of the patients seen there are in SEVERE condition. Not seeing their primary care physicians regularly, or have no insurance to see a PCP. If there are more than two traumas, which there always are at any given time they get bed priority as would anyone who is truly suffering from a potential sudden death condition. The nurses Triage and assess any persons claiming to be ill, as all other hospitals do. Due to lack of space or level of priority, yes wait times are very long.
So much goes on in that ER that other hospitals don't put up with or that patients ever get to see. This place doesn't need to be shut down.. it needs help! A back up! Other hospitals turn so many patients away or transfer them to PGHC because it is outside of "their level of care." As a county hospital, PGHC can NOT turn anyone away... even those who abuse the system or hold up beds because of ingrown toenails.
The Maryland Department of Health has cited Prince George's Hospital several times for medical violations. The hospital has had serious financial crisis for several years. Personally, after waiting 4 hours in their e.r. with a Cervical Strain, a very painful and life-threatning ailment, I left and went to the Washington Hospital Center. There, I was treated promptly and efficiently.
The Maryland Department of Health has cited this hospital for numerous medical violations. And it has had financial and management difficulties for several years. Personally, I waited in their e.r. waiting room for over 4 hours. I left and went to the Washington Hospital which is the area's premier hospital. I was diagnosed as having a Cervical Strain (an excruciating headache with a painful stiff neck). Prince George's Hospital Center sent me a bill for waiting in their waiting room in pain.