One of the last remaining independent hospitals focused on serving the community. Great staff and high quality! This hospital is the diamond of the Humboldt Park community.
I went to the hospital with family. As it turned out we couldn't bring my nephew aged 10 into the ICU to see his grandma. OK that seemed relatively understandable considering the things that can go on in the ICU. So we ended up taking turns going up and seeing our mom, while Adrian had to sit down stairs. Then even later once she was moved out of the ICU and into the recovery room, I still couldn't bring my 10 year old nephew to go see her. I can also confirm that the nurse had a hard time finding the vein in my mom's arm because of the lack of lighting. So I offered to use my phone light to help, and that helped a lot. So the nurses need more lighting for finding veins. Overall the experience was good. My mom was being taken care of, the nurses were friendly and took time to talk to us, but they need to look over the problems pointed out here.
Five years ago I had my first daughter in that hospital. It was the worst experience of my life. I went to the hospital because I was not feeling very good. They told me that the bag was broken, so they proceeded to induce labor. I spent 12 hours in a room screaming in pain and no one seemed to care until they finally came to receive my baby, she was about to be born. It was two female doctors, that's when the worst began. The baby girl could not be born because I had only open to 7 cm and the delivery was dry. My baby girl was stuck. They looked at each other and did not know what to do. Suddenly, the doctors stopped trying. My husband and a nurse who was there put on gloves and ripped me.The baby girl was born with the cord tangled and very purple, she did not cry. I was bleeding a lot, they stopped the bleeding after a while, but nobody had noticed that I was unconscious until my husband looked at me. He told them I was not well, they immediately gave me an injection. After everything that happened, a nurse comes and begins to tell me that I have to stand up and go urinate, I told her I had no strength and that I could not move. This lady didn't seem to care a little, she forced me to stand up and refuced to help me. I almost fell in the bathroom. My daughter was taken to an incubator because she was premature, she was never brought to breastfeed. I did not see her until day #2. The nurse bring her to my room, according to them, the girl was fine, she did not have bilirubin anymore. That day, a black nurse came into my room to change my dressing gown, suddenly she told me that if I did not want my daughter she will keep her and take her home with her, immediately I said no. On the third day they released us and sent us home saying that everything was perfect. Then on the fifth day, I went back to the emergency room with my daughter. They checked her and they said everything was fine. They were about to send us home, I got so mad and said I was not completely satisfied. They had no other option, but to call an ambulance and transfer her to children memorial hospital. As soon as we get there the nurses right away said this baby is not Okay and put her in the incubator, she was there for six days. Please don't use this hospital, they don't care about you. They don't care if you die.
If I can give this hospital a 0 I would but unfortunately that option is not available. I had my baby here and it was terrible. They made my husband and mother hold my legs before giving birth when it's their job. They almost poked my baby in the head w scissors. I don't recommend this hospital at all. They're not careful. It's terrible. I didn't wanna breastfeed and they wanted to force not once did they offer to give me formula... terrible.
Wish I could give it zero. The worst experience ever. The nurses are mean. They pocked me more than 8 times, saying they couldn't find my vein. They are just unprofessional. The doctor was nice. It was the nurses that are there are just awful and not polite called my mom a stupid animal for taking me out of this hospital, but she made a good choice, she took me to another hospital and they found my vein the first time. They fed me and actually stopped my pain.