South Seminole Medical Center
555 W State Road 434, Longwood, FL 32750
Services: Acute Care, Orthopedic Surgery, Urology, Psych, Medical/Surgical, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Gastroenterology
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This hospital is a sad excuse for a hospital; I was there for a full 24 hours and I couldn't WAIT to get out the door. 1) They wanted to charge me and my insurance to run all of these "tests" that weren't necessary. 2) The hospital didn't ask me what time I take my medications, and as a result to their negligence, I went through withdrawal AND had a panic attack for 3 1/2 HOURS. 4) The doctor would NOT sign to give me an anti-anxiety medication to stop my panic attack, even though I have a prescription. 5) The hospital wouldn't give me anything to eat even though it was past dinner time; I had to repeatedly ask for food. 6) I had to stay overnight to be evaluated because the psychiatrist wasn't there by the time the psych nurse came to see me. 7) I was apparently under a voluntary Baker Act, even though I just wanted a psych veal. (A Baker Act is for someone who may be a harm to themselves or someone else and they need to be monitored in a facility. Then when you're not a harm to yourself or someone else, you're released.) The psychiatrist did NOT want to discharge me on the basis that she THOUGHT I was manic, due to bipolar disorder. That psychiatrist didn't even evaluate me to come to that conclusion; the ONLY questions she asked were about my demographics. 8) The psychiatrist ignored the fact that I wasn't a harm to myself, and tried to keep me in that facility on the grounds of me being in "mania."
I would recommend that you go somewhere else. To sum everything up that I went through: They ignored me, left me in a room with no call button, didn't monitor me, ran unnecessary tests, kept me there due to ignorance which meant I had to stay overnight (and charged me for it), let me go through withdrawal from my medications for 3 1/2 hours before administering them, let me have a panic attack for 3 1/2 hours before administering my medications, their psychiatrist didn't even evaluate me (which was the point of me being there in the first place), and their psychiatrist tried to keep me there for the wrong reasons. They put my life in jeopardy by not administering my medications (which I need to survive; my medications for me are like insulin for a diabetic) and neglected my care. DO NOT GO TO THIS HOSPITAL.
My wife was admitted for out patient sutrgery on April 5 2012. The service from all staff was excellent.
the discharging nurse who name I do not have is to be commended for her kindness and professional attention that my wife recieve the proper care while in recovery and being discharged. keep up the good work.
Thank GOD for good nurses.
03/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My relative was admitted to this hospital as a result of an accident. A floor physician (GP) was assigned and made daily visits but another physician was assigned to perform the surgery (non-emergency). No one seemed to be driving the train as far as the course of treatment. No doctor ever showed x-rays or was available to discuss treatment options, risks, etc. until 5 minutes before being wheeled into the operating room. The nurses and other staff were caring and tried their best to help but it's not the same as having a doctor who can answer questions. We got 90% of our information regarding the procedure from the internet on our own. No one ever told us what to expect post-surgery and no one was available after discharge to provide any follow-up, pain medication refill, etc. Also, each time there was a shift change it was a ""whole new day"" having to explain what was going on to the newly arriving staff (evidently they don't read or keep notes).
07/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My son arrived on my door step this morning crying and pleading for help with his crack addiction. He informed me that he tried to end his life the night before. I brought him to South Seminole Hospital. They were very attentive until they found out that my son had no insurance. At that point, he was treated like a second class patient. He sat in the E.R. for almost 9 hours before the hospital located him a bed at Lakeside Behavioral Center (hospital). I am sure the wait would of been longer if I didn't become persistent with the nurses, doctors, etc... I then discovered from a staff member that South Seminole had an open bed for my son. When I pressed the issue of why my son had to be transferred to Lakeside it became obvious, inbetween the lines, that South Seminole Hospital only caters to people that have medical insurance.
It is so sad that South Seminole Hospital and/or any other hospital would stoop to such a low level of care based on your financial situation.
Don't get me wrong, I am happy my son is getting the help he so desperately needs. I just think it's inhumane to make people feel they are gutter trash because they don't have insurance, especially in America with all the problems with the economy.