Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Grant Medical Center - Trauma - Columbus, OH

I received a letter today from Grant Hospital, Columbus, Ohio responding to the QA survey that I sent after the death of my Mom. You know the standard form they provide regarding your experience at the hospital.

You will be surprised and shocked as I was regarding the content. Did you know.....the hospital is so perfect they could not find ONE single thing from improving there ability to assign a room from surgery without waiting 4 hours. Supervision of a technician whom is assisting a patient who just had back surgery, without a gain belt, or walker or assistance. My biggest compliant, not putting the call button where it can be reached to call for help. Unbelievable!

I know and work in the health care field. I am not a profectionist by any means. I only want the hospital to take responsibility for their actions and lack of that killed my loved one.
Once again the hospital is NOT telling the public the truth. They have a ton of money to do radio and television advertisements to tell you how "Wonderful" it is. LIARS!!!!!!
If they had to report the infection rate to the public - It's amazing that the hospital would be open to serve the sick. That is my opinion, I have experienced it.

**I know that all hospitals and care centers have amazing staff and medical providers**They are angels sent to heal others, I know my Mom, was a nurse! It's a gift

This is the most frustrating part of healing. Dealing with the administrative people, who have no idea what you just experienced. They are very condescending with little regard that "They" are only doing their job to make it better. So when you get a phone call or letter from the hospital it really hits home, the reality of it SUCKS! and life moves on in your desperate attempt to put your life together and breath ---trying to function and move on.

So when you get a survey, TAKE the time to report your concerns and ways they can make improvements and make the hospital QA dept earn there money. Responding to the people.
Possibly, they would make a positive change to serve others in a healthly respectful manner.

Looking for Ohio Surviors- Please respond your NOT alone!

I am looking for healing and educating others whom have suffered and lossed a loved one from an Infectious Disease. I lost my Mother in 17 days, it can happen to anyone who is treated in an infected hospital and and you many not even know or realize until they pass.

I was notified of the infection- resulting in 72 hours of hope, treatment & praying for a drugs to work. The reality of knowing that your loved one is dying and there is nothing you can do.
I did everything i my power and resources to grant her wishes to pass with dignity. I know we are not the one in a million in Columbus, OH. I see postings but have not made contact with others in my area.

To use what I know to tell others of the dangers in the hospital and educate others and change the Ohio laws. That is my goal. If I can help one person and provide support to a family in need. I will be paying it forward in "Ruth's name, because she always gave to others.

Please send me your experiences, share your knowledge and educate me.
Best wishes for a positive and healthy New Year!