I have only recently had an experience at St. Joe when my husband was transferred for a procedure TO St. Joe. I guess one could make some excuse for the fact that they are under renovation, but standards of cleanliness - the most basic that I have experienced at Mad River, who are meticulous - was a little hard to believe. My experience there told me that these nurses are not appreciated by the hosp., not empowered to perform as nurses - the most crucial part of actually getting better, and with many traveling nurses (no offense whatsoever to the good travelling nurses we were served by), coming and going there appears to be no cohesiveness or no real means of keeping good lines of communication going-another thing VITAL if not life saving to patient care. With a power structure that makes sure that a hierarchy of ADMINISTRATION, DOCS, NURSES, OTHER STAFF, and finally PATIENTS - are 'cared for' in that precise order, it is no wonder things like these poor nurses experienced happen. The experience shook what little faith I had - and I was willing to go in with an open my mind, but the issues I have heard about for over a decade seem to continue to be ignored by St. Joes - the cost being the lives of patients.
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Sep 22, 2016
vol XXVII issue 38
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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