Good, quality care at UM Charles Regional Medical Center
Be thankful for the University of Mar yland Charles Regional Medical Center. When my wife had a gall bladder attack a few years ago, it felt like a painful, crushing heart attack. Rather than wait for an ambulance, I drove her to the Charles Regional ER. Immediately after hearing me describe her symptoms, they put a team on her and began treatment. After a short while they determined that her heart was OK. Nevertheless, we were thankful for prompt professional ser vice for what could have been a life threatening emergency.
A few weeks ago my wife experienced what could be described as mild symptoms of a female heart attack. Because her cardiologist practices at Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center and on his advice, we decide to take her to the ER there. Once we arrived, we found the narrow entrance to the ER blocked by people chatting. After climbing between the railings to gain entrance, I described my wife’s symptoms and secured a wheelchair to bring her in from the car. I was quickly challenged with “where do you think you’re going with that wheelchair?” Again I explained my wife’s symptoms and proceeded to bring her into the ER waiting area. We sat there for about 20 minutes apparently invisible. We left. Thankfully, her condition turned out not to be a life threatening cardiac emergency but rather a medication problem. Shame on you, Southern Maryland Hospital. J.R. Curtis, La Plata