3231 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL | Directions 3376128.039532 -82.708721
Mon. - Sun. 24 Hours
I was admitted on March 22 2013 by fire rescue. I thought I was having a heart attack. Upon my arrival to my discharge I had the best and most friendly service of any hospital I ever had. One of my nurses first name was Mila and she was sweet,caring and attentive to all my needs. Also Ursula another nurse was outstanding. One of the Tech that help the nurses was Vladis and she was an angel. The physicians from the admitting to the surgeons were nice. They all took the time to explain my illness and what they needed to do. On Monday March 25,2013 my Gallbladder was removed and I was discharged on March, 26. I was shocked to read the prior bad reviews as on a scale from 1-10 this facility gets a 10 plus. Little things like the staff that transports me from my room to the ct scan were very friendly. I did not encounter any staff that were not friendly or supportive. This hospital made a bad situation much easier.
I have been in many hospitals in my life and I have to say my experience at this one was the worst, they delivered my daughter on the 22nd and in the time we were there till being released today was close to being in jail. We were in the Shaffer Tower and on the 5th floor and my girlfriend was pretty much not allowed to leave her room, she tried to walk around to get out of her room for a bit and was accused ( very unprofessionally) of trying to go outside and also today when her mother and oldest daughter came today to drop off our car seat she walked them to the elevator and again very unprofessionally was told she couldn't go outside or even leave the floor. I went to the desk last evening and asked them to show me where it said in writing that you couldn't go outside everyone scrambled but could not produce one document to back up what they were stating. They said they called the doctor and he said no which I don't believe because he talked to her earlier and said all was fine and she would be released this morning. My niece had her baby there in November of last year and as long as the babies father was in the room she was walking around to stretch her legs she even went to the cafeteria to eat, why is it okay for some to do things and not others. My girlfriend and I aren't teenagers any more and most of the staff is younger than both of us, so maybe they feel they need to stick together, I don’t know. Not all the staff in this area are like this there are some very polite, professional, and caring people that work there, but when you add the others in it makes for a very unpleasant experience. Having a child is the most wonderful miracle anyone could ever experience and I now have 5 children and all the other birthing experiences were so wonderful and not one of them was here. There were a few good jokes said that the nice nurses laughed after we told them how we felt ( which they did say they were sorry for) I told them today that I messed up eating in the cafeteria last night we should have ordered pizza and asked them to sneak a file in the box and then when we where heading down in the elevator with one of the nurses (a nice one) after we finally got all the release papers, after waiting all morning, I made mention that the Warden finally granted our pardon ( that got a big laugh from her). So if you want to have the most amazing experience in your life be just that go to Mease Dunedin, Hellen Ellis, or Oak Hill and you will experience it just as it should be, but if your one of those tough ones that wants to have a child in Pod O in cell block 120 then Mease Countryside is the place for you. I hope my experience will help you in making the start of your child’s life a miracle and not something that compels you to sit down and write a comment like this, and by the way, there is one nurse that asked me to put in a nice word about her, so Lisa if you do read this I thank you for your part in our miracle.
I was going to write about the terrible wait time at the hospital and how most of the nurses ignored me. How they looked unorganized and were walking around overwhelmed. I guess that's why I had nothing done or saw no doctor for 5 hours (just walked in the door and laid on the bed in pain all that time) After my personal experience and reading their reviews, let me say no more!!!! Would not go back.
Outstanding Community Hospital – As a Patient:
I delivered 2 of my children here, admitted my 2 y/o for dehydration once, taken family members a few times to ER and subsequent admission ... so have some experience here.
It's a small, clean, efficient and well run enterprise, always looking for ways to improve patient care. Staff is very competent, eager to help and get you on your way!
As a Doctor:
I also work as a GP locally, (not employed by the hospital) and admit my patients, mostly elderly from nearby retirement homes, and the community. The medical and ancillary staff is amazingly well trained, knowledgeable and resourceful and have excellent communication skills.
I have full confidence in the hospital, and that my patients will be well taken care of.
Pros: Modern, Efficient
Cons: Semi-pvt medical rooms
LONG LONG LONG waits – Had my 89 yr old mother-in-law transported by ems to ER after falling. She had been losing small motor skills rapidly over a 2 week long period. ER dr. had a CT scan done on her brain, said it was normal aging and sent her home. 5 days earlier she had been selp sufficent but this is what he calls normal. Not able to feed herself, talk, move her hands? After being there 5 hrs. he sent her home. Next day we went to our Dr where he had a CT scan done of her neck and found problems that will leave her 100% paralized if not treated. He sends us immediately to the ER and calls ahead with orders. We wait 4 hrs for her to be seen. 89yr old women, in a wheelchair, barely able to hold her head up, and they wait till they clear the ER(even those who came in well after us) before they take her back. At least on this visit, we say a very kind caring DR (Cobb) and had a wonderful male nurse. We walked into the ER at 4pm and this poor woman was finally in a bed in the hospital at midnite.
Stay Away!!!! – This has got to be the worst hospital ever!!! Went to ER for a kidney stone. The people at the front desk where you check in where chatting with the Pinellas Co Sheriff officers about back to school stuff. Didn't even acknowledge me till I grabbed a clipboard and sat down. Was stuck in a room and handed a gown. No one came back! I was screaming in pain-my daugher looked out of the room and there was no one around. It took forever to get IV and nurse seemed put out to have to work. Dr sent me to CT scan-no dye so how could they see anything? He came back after several hours and said that he didn't see anything wrong with me and that I must have pulled a muscle in my back. They did not want to give me any pain meds! Anyone who has had one knows how much pain you are in! They sent me on my way and I suffered all night and the next day. Finally went to Morton Plant and had a great dr. and great treatment. He found the stone and treated me. Later found out from my primary that I was basically peeing blood and how they could have missed that was beyond her!! Peeing blood from a pulled muscle??? Not a nurse but I know that doesn't add up. I feel bad for the person that wrote that their mother died there. I hope you get a lawyer. I want this place taken out of business. This is not my first bad experience here but will be my last. The staff don't care, it is filthy dirty, and they don't treat the patients with a shred of respect. Had taken my 10 year old there a few years back and they were also terrible to her-threatening her if she did not cooperate-not kid friendly at all. Too bad it is the closest one to where I live. I want to move. Go to Morton Plant if you need help. God help all those at this hospital because the doctors and nurses sure won't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One star is too much
no words could discribe it/they want a raiting /1 star mom – I cannot possibly write all that i want on here. Its way to many things. don't go to this hospital. Even if you live right across the street. My mom (late 80's) rushed here
The care was awful....nurse on the 3rd floor left my Mom unattended w/her door shut...no pillow no blanket and she was in pain. I called her Dr (nurse) said he called.
Come to find he never called the Dr... as the Dr said he never got a call that my Mom was SCREAMING!!
who knows how long she was like that. Plus a Dr ordered bipolar med for pain and she was not BIPOLAR!! Then she went to cc icu who asked me why no cathader? That was why she was in pain. the bag was emptyed twice once the cathader was placed.
my Mom could not get out of bed so why was this taken off??????????????????? She was holding in Urine for god knows how long. I never heard of giving someone Bipolar meds when they had to go to bathroom.
then a nurse we will call Grim Reaper...was the kiss of death
seems she liked it when patients got worse.
paced the floor making coments. Then another nurse was in a conversation w/a dr about JESUS...I was trying to get her attention to tell her My Mother needed to be adjusted in the bed...nurse said I will be right with you
I had to go out again. right w/me was 20 minutes later.
Then my Mom passes away and THIS HOSPITAL Has no morgue. i WAS HANDED A PHONE BOOK AND A DESK TO GO TO TO HAVE HER out IN THREE HRS
IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE A CAFE THE SIZE OF CHINA, THEN MAYBE THEY COULD GET A MORGUE.
I complained to a manager their and admin office several times. No call back. everytime you called it was like you were bothering them.
One dr told me "Well maybe your mom is at the end of her life that is why she is screaming in pain
My mom had a red rash back pain and all sorts of things and this is the dr that ordered BIPOLAR MEDS that said this to me .I told him she had to go to bathroom..he walked away from me w/hands up in air.
well they gave her one bipolar med and I said no way no more
come to find this med is dangerous when you are on blood thinner and have a bad heart....and guess who printed me the info
THE NURSE that said he called the Dr. to say she was screaming.
lastly Fl does not do autopsy's unless Its an accident .....or murder. costs 3 to 6 thousand
Florida makes the snow look good in NY
If you get sick ...........................go North
As far as the hospital....They need to go back to school
Maybe they missed school that day.
Their ER is awful as well...I was their 7 hrs with my Mom and she could not breathe they SENT HER HOME.
Said nothing was wrong.
I know what is wrong ..again they missed school that day to.
no wonder they call it "GOD'S WaITING ROOM"
I heard story's but could not believe it was that bad....
well it was worse then I ever imagined.
never ever again!! – Worst "emergency" room i have ever been to! my sister is less than 20 weeks pregnant and i rushed her there for the second time in less than 4 hours with extreme pains in her abdomen. We waited there for two hours and nobody came to see her. People that got there after we did were in and out before her. We were never even seen and we were the last ones left in the waiting room, so we just left and said forget it! I had to bring her to another hospital farther away. I honestly DONT know why those people call that an Er, they just dont seem to care!
The Worst!! – I will never return to this hospital. My mother just had a full knee replacement done here. It was the dirtiest hospital I have ever experienced. I witnessed many of the nurses just completely ignore the patients request for help. They shove meds and walk away. They were extremely condescending to family members. My mom hadn't kept anything down or had a bowel movement and they released her to a rehab facility 72 hours after her surgery. She is 82 years old and there was not one bit of common sense, compassion or professionalism used at this hospital. I would STRONGLY recommend ever going there if possible!!
Hospital is NOT adoption friendly. – My husband and I were in town to adopt a baby. The birthmother delivered at Mease Countryside and it was a horrible experience for us.
We had been warned by the adoption agency that Mease Countryside was very anti-adoption (hospital social worker and other employees were against adoption). We really had no idea what we were in for but as soon as we arrive we found out right away. The hospital social worker was absolutely horrible and so were some of the other staff members. The birthmother told us after we arrived that the staff was very rude when she told them she was making an adoption plan for her baby. The birthmother confronted them on this so thankfully they started treating her well but they treated us horribly. The social worker and some other person who worked at the hospital had several meetings with the birthmom to convince her to raise the child her self and told her that adoption is not the way to go.
I was very disappointed in this hospital and will definitely be telling everyone I know.
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