St. John's Mercy Medical Center Complaint - St. John's Mercy Medical
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI -- I am refering to the St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. I was in there for some pretty serious surgery in December of 2002. I was operated on friday afternoon and came home on monday because of poor care. There was absolutely no help at night and when my husband decided to stay and take care of me they wouldn't allow that because I was in a room with another woman and they wouldn't let a man stay in a room with two women. My husband has to stay down the hall in the waiting room, a lot of help that was. When I discussed this with my doctor he said if you have someone to take care of you at home you'll get better care than here at the hospital because of the nursing situation.
My husband was in the same hospital in November and December of 2004 and he ended up with a nasty staff infection he contacted in the hospital. All our doctors go to this hospital so if we want to change hospitals we have to change all our doctors. We're really disgusted with the whole situation. We got a lot of apologies but that means little when you call for help in the middle of the night and it doesn't come.