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Chesapeake, OH

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Jan 26, 2013
 
How is this place in operation? They tell the families 2 patients per nurse, and they have five and six. Safe? I think not... I was told if I wanted to move my wife, it would be against Dr. Orders and medicare won't pay. Got me in, and when her nurse had 5 patients, was told that there was no way that I was told that. I just wanted to go back to KDMC. Please don't believe what you are told. They get paid on patients, not the truth
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Norfolk, VA

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Jan 26, 2013
 
Do they have an HR department you can call?
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Summersville, WV

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Jan 26, 2013
 
where is this place at? never heard of it?
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Huntington, WV

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Jan 26, 2013
 

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What is the deal wrote:
How is this place in operation? They tell the families 2 patients per nurse, and they have five and six. Safe? I think not... I was told if I wanted to move my wife, it would be against Dr. Orders and medicare won't pay. Got me in, and when her nurse had 5 patients, was told that there was no way that I was told that. I just wanted to go back to KDMC. Please don't believe what you are told. They get paid on patients, not the truth
The fact is an LTAC is usually the last hope for recovery for patients who are chronically critically ill. They staff 4:1 which is not 2:1 like an ICU but much higher than step down units or rehab hospitals. These hospitals exist because Medicare and others quit paying for care after awhile and the LTAC system is a bridge to home or conventional rehab. Outcomes locally are quite good compared to national benchmarks, 80% off vents and lower than predicted mortality for high case mix. It is an unfortunate that you may have been given unrealistic expectations at KDMC in terms of recovery or you simply can't accept a poor prognosis for your loved one. LTAC patients are not acute hospital success stories, they are the ones with complications and failure to recover. It's a tough place to work and unrealistic families add to the stress. The alternative is more discussion of terminal care, Medicare has given you another 30 days to hope for recovery. Best wishes for a good outcome.
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Beckley, WV

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Jan 26, 2013
 
What is Tombstone Hospital? I have never heard of it.
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Summersville, WV

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Jan 26, 2013
 
same question i asked!!!

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Jan 26, 2013
 

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That is the nickname for Cornerstone
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Saylorsburg, PA

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Jan 26, 2013
 
Who is over this place?

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BelAir, CA

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Jan 26, 2013
 

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Its where Doc Holiday worked.
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Hewett, WV

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Jan 26, 2013
 
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Its where Doc Holiday worked.
Nice!! LMFAO!!
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Summersville, WV

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Jan 26, 2013
 
I have worked in LTAC for 20 yrs all over the east coast none ever staffed on a 4:1 basis..contract nurse and have worked in several states
MasterBlaster

Wadsworth, OH

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Jan 26, 2013
 
i know wrote:
I have worked in LTAC for 20 yrs all over the east coast none ever staffed on a 4:1 basis..contract nurse and have worked in several states
Cornerstone staffs 4:1, not counting call-ins. Case mix index is higher than most LTACs.Keep working in several states, No contract nurses being used locally. 20 years on the road, really? Must be a reason for that?? In any case, thanks for confirming that the local LTAC is better staffed than any you've seen. It's still a new model in WV and not as well understood and perhaps, appreciated , as it should be. Like I said, it's often a patients last chance for survival after an illness that has been complicated and prolonged. Twenty years ago,when you started in the system, mortality was higher and expectations lower. Times change and the bar has been raised, at least in Huntington.
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Summersville, WV

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Jan 26, 2013
 
i have worked locally also and no just the last 10 yrs contract, all the local nursing homes have an acute part and none i mean none staff 4:1, more like20;1 and that is good, 4:1 would be great and yes there are contract nurses used locally.and yes the reason is the pay and the ability to travel.
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Huntington, WV

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Jan 27, 2013
 
Why did HIMG sever ties with Cornerstone? I work at SMMC where Cornerstone rents a floor & apparently the HIMG physician group does not provide coverage for them anymore. I have gone over to Cornerstone a few times to stick labs & it usually stinks pretty bad. I'm not talking about the care given, I'm talking about the smell.
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Summersville, WV

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Jan 27, 2013
 
i think the problems cornerstone is having is coming from further up the line i have known a few nurses that worked for them and they either left or in some cases were fired because they didn't agree on some of the levels of care being given but their complaints fell on deaf ears, and i think the HIMG staff have seen some of the same issues,
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Huntington, WV

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Jan 27, 2013
 
MasterBlaster wrote:
It's a tough place to work and unrealistic families add to the stress.
It's dreadful that people who are facing the loss of a family member don't interrupt their grief process to consider what a burden their behavior has on you. They really need to understand that their loved one is not as important as your need to being comfortable in your chosen workplace.
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Toledo, OH

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Jan 27, 2013
 
HuntingtonHasScum wrote:
<quoted text>It's dreadful that people who are facing the loss of a family member don't interrupt their grief process to consider what a burden their behavior has on you. They really need to understand that their loved one is not as important as your need to being comfortable in your chosen workplace.
Your username suggests some bias on your part and your logic suggests a Ky high school has failed again. I didn't say that but since you bring it up, yes families do have an obligation to act as constructive partners in their loved ones illness. Disruptive behavior has no place in a hospital and antagonism with the staff is not useful. There are channels to resolve complaints. Open honest dialogue is key to making life and death decisions that often are difficult but necessary. Antagonistic hysteria isn't grief, it's just bad behavior.
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Huntington, WV

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Jan 27, 2013
 
MasterBlaster wrote:
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Your username suggests some bias on your part and your logic suggests a Ky high school has failed again. I didn't say that but since you bring it up, yes families do have an obligation to act as constructive partners in their loved ones illness. Disruptive behavior has no place in a hospital and antagonism with the staff is not useful. There are channels to resolve complaints. Open honest dialogue is key to making life and death decisions that often are difficult but necessary. Antagonistic hysteria isn't grief, it's just bad behavior.
What bias? Huntington is full of druggie scumbags. Making that statement does not show any unfair preference to anyone, nor does it unjustly deprive anyone of anything. For the record, I've lived in this shitty town my entire life and am only still here due to a sick relative that needs my care. Fortunately, she is not a patient of yours and I'm not subect to your idiotic belief that your needs are above the needs of those in your care. No one is forcing you to work with the critically ill, so if their family members are such a detriment to your well-being, you are encouraged to find another line of work. I feel very sorry for the grieving families that have to deal with you.

As for education, your grammar and horrible slaughter of sentence structure suggests you probably didn't score well on any written assignments. I would hate to read your treatment notes. I'm willing to bet your low grades and lack of respect from colleagues due to your piss poor attitude and sense of entitlement are major stumbling blocks in the path of you finding employment to which you are much better suited.
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Toledo, OH

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Jan 27, 2013
 

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HuntingtonHasScum wrote:
<quoted text>What bias? Huntington is full of druggie scumbags. Making that statement does not show any unfair preference to anyone, nor does it unjustly deprive anyone of anything. For the record, I've lived in this shitty town my entire life and am only still here due to a sick relative that needs my care. Fortunately, she is not a patient of yours and I'm not subect to your idiotic belief that your needs are above the needs of those in your care. No one is forcing you to work with the critically ill, so if their family members are such a detriment to your well-being, you are encouraged to find another line of work. I feel very sorry for the grieving families that have to deal with you.

As for education, your grammar and horrible slaughter of sentence structure suggests you probably didn't score well on any written assignments. I would hate to read your treatment notes. I'm willing to bet your low grades and lack of respect from colleagues due to your piss poor attitude and sense of entitlement are major stumbling blocks in the path of you finding employment to which you are much better suited.
That was a nice transition from sarcasm, to poor pitiful me my life in Huntington sucks, to disruptive behavior to display grief or stress is fine, and finally, personal attacks because I favor complex sentence structure! Wow, do you feel better? I don't work directly in patient care. I don't have a horse in the race but I know a jackass when I hear one bray!
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Huntington, WV

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Jan 27, 2013
 
MasterBlaster wrote:
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That was a nice transition from sarcasm, to poor pitiful me my life in Huntington sucks, to disruptive behavior to display grief or stress is fine, and finally, personal attacks because I favor complex sentence structure! Wow, do you feel better? I don't work directly in patient care. I don't have a horse in the race but I know a jackass when I hear one bray!
I in no way, shape or form asked for sympathy or pitied myself. It is an HONOR to be the caretaker of my relative. She is a wonderful person and if I have to live in a subpar area surrounded by filthy drug addicts, welfare urchins and idiots like yourself to provide for her in her last days, that is fine with me. I AM comforted to hear you don't work with patients, which leads me to believe you are probably an uneducated, minimum wage earning office employee who feels superior to other uneducated, minimum wage earners due to working in a healthcare establishment. Apparently that six-week coding and billing course bumped your self esteem up to delusional and grandiose levels.

And you do not "favor" complex sentence structure. You don't even comprehend simple sentence structure. I am sure you do know what hearing a jackass bray sounds like since you are aware of how your own voice sounds. And you must love the sound of it because you talk out your ass about things you know nothing about.

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