Year Established: 1954
Since 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital has been committed to delivering standard-setting medical care. Throughout the decades, the hospital has had a consistent commitment to advancing that care through... more pioneering research and educating future health care professionals.
A 15 USD fee to get an electronic copy of my x-ray or MRI is not something I enjoy. Data should belong to patients. Do you still live in the 19th century?
Also, just a warning for anyone going... more there for a surgery: some MGH surgeons practice concurrent surgeries (this means that your surgeon may operate several patients at once). Google "Concurrent surgeries at Mass General caught in crosshairs of new lawsuit" for more information. MGH claims that "Data from the MGH as well as national studies have demonstrated no difference in complication rates for overlapping and non-overlapping cases." but that's false, e.g. see the study "Ravi, Bheeshma, Daniel Pincus, David Wasserstein, Anand Govindarajan, Anjie Huang, Peter C. Austin, Richard Jenkinson, Patrick DG Henry, J. Michael Paterson, and Hans J. Kreder. "Association of overlapping surgery with increased risk for complications following hip surgery: a population-based, matched cohort study." JAMA Internal Medicine (2017)."
Worst hospital ever! I’m actually here now been here for 2 hours in a corner inside of pediatrics.. 20 doctors and 10 nurses passed by me and no one helped.. mind you I’m in the ER so yes there’s... more a wait. But when you start to
Skip me and put me in a corner that’s when it start to get annoyed. I asked the nurse who placed us “in the corner” when was the doctor coming by. She seemed surprised and said they didn’t come by yet. And I said. Nope. Now here it is 3 hours later my daughter still coughing and the waiting room is getting full and guess what still no doctor. This is a horrible horrible hospital please don’t send your kids. Take the trip to children’s.
The healthcare service was not good in the ER room. (I had just been unconscious/ talked incoherently after being hit by a car). The bandage provided would stick to the sutures over the next few days,... more and replacing bandages would be painful. They did not assess my situation carefully at all. They noted I had full sensation in my upper extremities and full range of motion. This is impossible! I still have Axillary nerve damage more than 2 months on from the accident. CT scans and x-rays were done more than 4 hours after the incident.
Days later, another clinic provided me with Adaptic, a non adhesive dressing which would have been useful from the beginning! The situation report written by MGH was written with very poor English, it doesn't really make sense.
The sutures did not heal very well, at all. They skipped certain areas, and used Steri-Strips instead, as that would be easier for them. Now it is scarring badly.
The hospital lost my wallet and all of its contents too! I asked several different people where my wallet was, and they would leave, and never come back to my hospital bed. I had to ask more than 5 times, to get an explanation as to why they lost it. It was really disappointing time in MGH.
They then wanted to kick me out of the hospital at 2.30am, after they gave me hydroxymorphone. I could barely stand.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 16.1% (0.1% above the national rate)
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