Bronx >Health & Medical Services > Lincoln Hospital
234 E 149th St Ste Er, Bronx, NY | Directions 1045140.817718 -73.924033
Neighborhoods: Mott Haven, West Bronx
WAY BETTER THAN EXPECTED – I read and heard what others had to say about Lincoln Hospital before I went, and I have to admit I was a bit nervous. But my daughter was taken there by ambulance, so there was so choice. I was SO PLEASANTLY SURPRISED! From the moment i got there, every staff member that I encountered from the person at the front desk to the custodian to the nurses and doctors were so nice and helpful. I was in emergency services for 10 hours while my daughter was treated, so I saw how the other patients were being treated there as well, and each time I witnessed nothing but respect and concern by the staff. The doctors gave me frequent updates on my daughter's progress, and the nurses checked on her regularly. I was at Bellevue hospital for two weeks a year ago, and while the doctors there were phenomenal, the nurses were HORRIBLY rude and abusive! I was so happy that my daughter was well taken care of yesterday that I had to spread the word.
I HATE this hospital...BEWARE!! – I lived in the Bronx all my life and I would have to agreed that Lincoln is possibly the worst hospital ever. I don't know if the staff isn't properly trained or if The Bronx receives the leftovers, but my experience at this hospital was not the greatest. My first encounter was me visiting an ill family member. The entrance reeked with urine and there were homeless people loitering in the waiting area. The receptionist was very rude and would not assist me. I had to call family members to find out further infomation. Later on, I found out that they misdiagnosis him to have HIV. Apparently, after receiving a second opinion, this was proven to be a mistake. Some records were switched accidentally at the hospital. They showed no sympathy and told him that these sorts of things happen due to human error. This was unacceptable. Anytime, I get a chance to tell anyone about the lack of professionalism and service, I tell them not go near that death trap. If you need to visit any hospitals in the Bronx try Jacobi on Pelham parkway or Montifiore near Mosholou
DON"T USE THIS HOSPITAL - DANGER OF DEATH!!! – This hospital has got to be the worst hospital in the whole country. First, you come in and the triage nurses are locked behind bullet proof glass that you can't see through. Everyone is extremely rude for people in the health profession. I have friends living in the South Bronx and the first one had a broken ankle - they misdiagnosed it as a "bad sprain" - he found out a week later when he had a REAL doctor read his X-Ray. The second is when my other friend cut her finger really bad. She went there since she was bleeding everywhere and couldn't make it stop. She showed up and the nurse behind the bullet proof glass just said why don't you see if you can find a seat if you are lucky. Oh, and the big one, the first friend didn't get help until they saw he had Oxford insurance (one of the best to have in NY) and all of sudden he was put ahead of other people including a small boy who had hurt his ankle too and had been there since 9 AM waiting for an X-Ray. Here is the deal, if you live in the Bronx, go to that hospital on Gun Hill Rd called Montefiore. Word is that they got the best triage emergency room. Good luck if you have an emergency in the Bronx!
PS - IF SOMEONE OUT THERE CAN TRANSLATE THIS INTO SPANISH THAT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS LIVING IN THE SOUTH BRONX THAT WON'T BE ABLE TO READ THIS AND THEY NEED TO BE WARNED TOO! THANKS!
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