I've delivered babies there, had surgeries there, spent time in the ER there, had routine tests there. I always get great care. The facility is nice, the doctors are great, and the staff is friendly. We get the care we want without having to travel.
I became ill in Pierre while traveling early last month and ended up spending several days in Avera St. Mary's. The medical care I received was excellent, and almost every single staff member at every level was friendly, comforting and helpful to me and my husband. We are most grateful that this hospital happened to be there just when we needed it .
These people forcibly catheterized a 3 year old. stopthedrugwar org/chronicle/2017/jul/02/shocks_conscience_south_dakota_f
This is the hospital that has completely forgotten their hippocratic oath, and forceably catherized a 3 year old. Besides the horrific, and unnecessary torture of children, I understand that the quality of care is sub-par. This is just another prime example of what is wrong with the American healthcare system. Why anyone who is not a masochist would voluntarily walk through their doors is beyond me.
So this is the place that forced a catheter up a 3 year old child? My child is 3 and this is unacceptable behavior. Isn't there an oath that is taken to treat or protect? Disgusting staff and management.