The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, scheduled my daughter for a biopsy on her foot for 11:00am today, November 25, 2013. We were instructed to be here at 10:00am this morning and we arrived at 9:45 am. We were instructed for her to not drink or eat after 6:00pm the day before. We complied with everything and now it is 2:00pm. I have a 4 year old daughter who is starving and very tired of sitting here all day. We got to listen as the assistants figured out their lunch schedules, however none of us can eat. If they would have told us that we would be sitting around for over 4 hours, we could have asked for a different day where we could get the first surgery for the day. Just another case, where money is a primary issue to where they book more surgeries, than doctors or operating rooms. What happened to the day of time schedules. At the prices for healthcare nowadays, you would think they could afford to pay someone to properly oversee the scheduling and procedures.
Posted: 11/25/2013 • Link to this review
Our experience at CHOA/Scottish Rite was also horrible. We checked in on a Tuesday morning and were released on Wednesday afternoon. The following morning I received a VOICEMAIL from the doctor telling me that my 19 month old daughter had to be readmitted to the hospital due to the fact that she had a germ growing in her blood and she had a blood infection. She had not had a fever or been acting like she felt bad, but the doctor insisted that this was the case. I was scared to death- I thought my daughter might have a staph infection which I knew was deadly. We readmitted her, more blood was taken and the next day were told that we could be released-- she actually was not sick-- the original blood sample (did I mention that they actually LOST the first blood sample in the lab?) was contaminated- either in the lab or by the nurse who took the sample-- so we were free to go home. The kicker? They are making me pay for this stay in the hospital-- seriously--- they are at fault and will not admit it-- they put drugs in my baby's body that she did not need-- stressed me out, I had to miss two days of work, my parents came in from out of town.... and she was NEVER sick-- and they want me to pay for it. Absolutely ridiculous. I will NEVER take my child there again and plan to share this story with every person, every parent, every one who will listen....
Posted: 10/12/2010 • Link to this review
I've heard nothing but accolades about this Atlanta children's hospital. Friends of mine have taken their children here and have been treated like gold. I would suggest it for any ailment!
Posted: 12/20/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
The staff at CHOA is kind and caring and they employee great doctors. Sometimes the wait is a little long but probably because they take their time with each patient instead of rushing you out.
Posted: 11/22/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
My son was transported to CHOA with a rare condition in 2002. They took great care of him and us (as worried parents). We were impressed with every person on their staff.
Posted: 11/09/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review