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339 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.690548 -73.997812
Neighborhoods: Cobble Hill
Good experience at LICH – I ended up in LICH after Methodist Hospital on 7th Ave mistreated my wound and kicked me out with a major infection. My doctor happened to know the head of the ER staff at LICH and sent me there. Although I think this gave me an advantage in getting in more quickly, I'd still say my overall experience at LICH was above average. I had a nurse-attendant checking on me and keeping me up on tests while I waited for a room, the room was nice and clean with a terrific view of the waterfront, and I had a great surgeon who fixed me up. Although there were some of the usual problems you get at a hospital, like some staff not knowing what was going on, having trouble getting information, etc., the woman overseeing my area was excellent and was able to fix any treatment problems and inform me of my status whenever I asked her. Also, the student nurses who visited me were terrific and went above and beyond in finding out the answers to my questions. I left feeling like I had been well cared for, unlike the reckless treatment I received at Methodist. Overall, if I ever had to be hospitalized again, I would easily choose LICH. As for Methodist in Park Slope - never again!
Iam commenting on the rating done by a previous patient at LICH. I am a mother of five. I have had all of my children at LICH. I dont think it is fair to judge a entire hospital , because of one bad experience. I feel like you get back what you put in. It sounds like the patient went into the hospital with an attitude. Sometime people tend to want over the top treatment like they are more special than any other patient in the hospital. i hate that. I feel like this, If you want the world to stop because YOU are having a baby, Ms please, women have been having babies since forever, and though Im sure your baby is precious to you , the worlds not gonna roll out a freshly new red carpet because you have entered. Every experince is different, take me for examplemy first three experiences were average , I yelled and screamed my children were born healthy, we wre happy. My last two were much harder, I even had a problem with the staff with my last son, I wasn't happy. That was one occasion, that was one person .I dont feel the entire hospital should be poorly rated by a mommy that should have had her baby at home with her family and her doula, so that when things didnt go her way she could have blamed them. Sounds like princess, thinks she's a real princess.
Come here to get Fixed and Kcked Out... The Fast-Food Hospital – Well, it took 12 hours in the EMERGENCY, before my spouse got a room. There was no offer of food or drink while in EMERGENCY. There was a bathroom with a shower in the semi-private room; but the water was cold! The food was tasty. The nurses and patient care attendants were attentive and considerate; but the attending physician was not seen daily, instead, the doctor who sees you regularly may be a student taking orders from your attending physician.
Whether you are ready to leave or not, be prepared to hear "suggestions" of discharge. If the attending physician decides you are well enough, you will receive the "Blue Discharge Paper." This paper gives you 24 hours to decide, whether you agree or disagree with the doctors decision. The doctors here are interested in "stabilizing the illness" then... sending you home to manage the pain. The patient in the next bed had a hernia and they suggested he go home "to heal" with pain medication and gauze.
We decided to leave this hospital , the Patient Advocate had no effect to change the doctors mind, and while there is an appeal process, we decided to leave because we felt abandoned and unwelcome.
I would not recommend delivering a baby here.... – I just came home from the birth of my first child at this hospital. I will never use this hospital again. If it were not for the fact that my private doctor is affiliated with the hospital I would have gone to Methodist Hospital in a heartbeat. Its a shear joke that LICH is affiliated with Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan as the services at LICH leave something to be desired. The service at the hospital was beyond lack luster, the 3rd floor labor and delivery was not clean at all, the 4th floor maternity ward was also not very clean. The beds were not changed daily, neither was the garbage from the room removed on a daily basis. Simple things like soap and paper towels for the bathroom were also not checked and therefore often empty. I preregistered for a vegetarian meal, which I never got the entire 4 days I spent there. Some of the nurses are truly outstanding, and the night time shift in the maternity ward was extremely proficient. However there are some nurses as well as staff there who really need some additional training. The labor and delivery is understaffed, and I was left feeling that the left hand did not know what the right hand was doing most of the time. There was often bickering heard in the hallways by the staff due to the rampant confusion, and general disorganization. When I arrived for a scheduled induction Sunday evening, I was forced to wait in the triage room for 2 hrs due to a lack of space. Then I had to wait an additional hour for the room to be prepared, and upon entering the room is was still not clean and smelled foul. Due to the fact that I had multiple monitors connected to me, I had to use a bedpan. Upon asking the nurse for a bed pan she proceeded to hand it to me and walk away. If it were not for my dula I do not know how I would have made it through the night because my nurse did not help me once.
totally unacceptable patient treatment – test results lost, cancelled, unable to be found. Tests were reported to have been done and never were ( but did they bill for them, probably!, who knows) . Did they deliver the right persons scans to the doctors, who knows. Our doctors are all as frustrated with this hospital as we are, its endangering itspatients by its lacadaisical attitude toward record keeping and basic hospital administration.
It doesnt help that the housekeeping in patient rooms isnt so great either, in fact, deplorable. Waving a mop through the bathroom once a day but not actually cleaning anything is common.
I used to love this hospital. – The doctors are great but some of the administrative staff are horrible. If you have an appointment be prepared for an extremely long wait; it's totally uncalled for. Don't show up to your pediatrics appointment late either; the receptionist is very rude and they might reject you. The G.I. clinic is the absolute worst; I had a 12:45pm appointment and I had to wait over 5 hours just to be called in. They also have policies and procedures that they don't tell you up front just to make your life a little more frustrating. They need to get it together. I would not reccomend this hospital to anyone; well maybe someone I really didn't like. I'm pulling all my medical records out and finding a new hospital.
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