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We are excited to announce that Wellstar Pulmonary Marietta office has moved to a new location at Tower Road. Our pulmon...
03/01/2021

We are excited to announce that Wellstar Pulmonary Marietta office has moved to a new location at Tower Road. Our pulmonary team has been essential in helping our patients heal during the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. The move gives these #HealthcareHeroes more space to provide compassionate, world-class care to our patients during the pandemic. We look forward to seeing you at our new location, conveniently located near Wellstar Kennestone Hospital!

For the third year in a row, Wellstar Kennestone has been ranked among America's 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades. Thi...
03/01/2021

For the third year in a row, Wellstar Kennestone has been ranked among America's 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades. This award means we are in the top 5% in the nation for overall clinical excellence, providing world-class care to every patient, every time, right here in the neighborhood. #PeopleCare

02/24/2021
BrettCare - Surviving Two Heart Attacks

Over a couple of years, Brett Faucett suffered two heart attacks and had his life saved by Wellstar both times. His story shows not only the world-class experience of our teams, but also the importance of paying attention to the symptoms, such as tightness in the chest and shortness of breath, and seeking medical help straight away. After his last surgery, Brett changed his lifestyle with the guidance of our team, and hasn't had another heart incident since then. Watch his story. #BrettCare #PeopleCare #HeartMonth

Brett Faucett had two choices: ignore his heart issues or go directly to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for emergency care...
02/22/2021

Brett Faucett had two choices: ignore his heart issues or go directly to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for emergency care. Luckily, Brett listened to his body’s warning signs and received life-saving treatment for a dangerous widowmaker heart attack. When he was struck by a second heart episode years later, he found the same expert care and support at Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center. Since then, he’s worked with Wellstar cardiovascular specialists to keep his heart in check so he can continue to live a healthy life. #PeopleCare #HeartHealth #HeartMonth

Take charge of your health during National Heart Month. Wellstar’s preventative heart screening program, called Know You...
02/18/2021

Take charge of your health during National Heart Month. Wellstar’s preventative heart screening program, called Know Your Heart, can help determine your risk of heart disease or other serious medical conditions. Our cardiac specialists will perform a series of non-invasive screenings to help detect heart disease earlier, so we can treat it faster. Understanding your results is the first step in living a healthier life in the long run. To learn more and schedule a screening at a Wellstar location near you, visit: https://bit.ly/2GMJkI6. #HeartMonth #PeopleCare

Two local Girl Scouts, Emma and Miranda, are on their way to earning a Silver Award, the highest honor for a Cadette – b...
02/18/2021

Two local Girl Scouts, Emma and Miranda, are on their way to earning a Silver Award, the highest honor for a Cadette – but they need our community's help! After visiting her grandfather at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Emma noticed all of the IVs and tubes surrounding him, and wondered how scary it would be for children in a similar situation.

To help ease little patients’ anxiety, Emma created a doll that helps healthcare workers explain medical procedures to children. The girls have now set a goal to make 300 dolls using a simple online pattern. If you would like to help, you can donate fabric or sew dolls yourself by downloading the pattern at http://spr.ly/6187HidPH. Please email [email protected] to schedule a drop-off time for the finished dolls or fabric donation.

Wellstar has always been there for our community, caring for everyone in your family from newborns to seniors. During th...
02/14/2021

Wellstar has always been there for our community, caring for everyone in your family from newborns to seniors. During the pandemic, when we needed you the most, you were there. You cheered on your balconies while we changed shifts, you gathered in prayer circles around our hospitals and you made signs welcoming our healthcare heroes on their way to work. During the long hours, you kept us well-fed by bringing food, you donated masks to our teams and have made it a point to wear your own masks to help keep each other safe. All of this has shown us that while we work hard every day to provide #PeopleCare, our people care for us in return. Happy Valentine's Day, and thank you for having us in your heart. #HappyValentinesDay #VitalValentines

In an emergency, we have the expertise to keep your "ticker" ticking, but we'd prefer you take action first with prevent...
02/13/2021

In an emergency, we have the expertise to keep your "ticker" ticking, but we'd prefer you take action first with preventative care and live a heart-healthy lifestyle! February is National #HeartMonth, but it's important to take care of your heart year-round by exercising, managing stress and eating healthier foods. Our patients are already our #VitalValentines, so show yourself some love and get your heart checked. http://spr.ly/6187Hg4dR

Our clinical team members provide vital care to every patient, every day, and that has never been more evident than thro...
02/12/2021

Our clinical team members provide vital care to every patient, every day, and that has never been more evident than throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Every Wellstar clinician — from nurses, physician assistants, and hospitalists to doctors, therapists and nurse practitioners — has suited up in layers of PPE and taken on the challenge, picking up extra shifts, keeping their masks on for 14-hour days and sacrificing time with their loved ones to take care of their communities. Words cannot express our gratitude. Thank you to our #VitalValentines for being the heart of our work at Wellstar. #PeopleCare

Wellstar's team members have always been there for our communities. Over the last 11 months, that solidarity has been vi...
02/12/2021

Wellstar's team members have always been there for our communities. Over the last 11 months, that solidarity has been vital to helping Georgia get well. Our entire team — from supply chain employees, clinicians and pharmacists to environmental services and administrators — has come together to ensure our health system provides personalized care for patients amid COVID-19, even when that meant staying socially-distanced from loved ones and changing their daily routines to keep everyone safe. And you know what? That's what #PeopleCare is all about. Today, we are showing them some love because they are our #VitalValentines.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Leontyne Holloway, a registered nurse of 50 years, experienced what it was like to be a pa...
02/12/2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Leontyne Holloway, a registered nurse of 50 years, experienced what it was like to be a patient. Though her health was in the hands of strangers, the compassion she received from Wellstar Kennestone Hospital emergency caregivers left a lasting impression. “I was frightened beyond measure because I had always taken care of others and now the roles were reversed! The kindness and knowledge exhibited cannot be adequately described. This journey through my coronary artery bypass surgery renews my faith that there are still good people in this world.” For Leontyne, her care team at Kennestone are her #VitalValentines.

If you have a #VitalValentine care team to call out, please share your messages of thanks in the comments below! #healthcareheroes #PeopleCare

Every Wellstar team member plays a vital role in the way we provide compassionate, world-class care throughout our commu...
02/10/2021

Every Wellstar team member plays a vital role in the way we provide compassionate, world-class care throughout our communities. In the face of COVID-19, we didn’t back down; we stepped up and continued to provide life-saving care every day. Join us as we say thank you to our #VitalValentines who keep our patients healthy and safe: http://bit.ly/WellstarVitalValentines

Advanced heart services are right around the corner at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. As a C4-designated facility, our ex...
02/09/2021

Advanced heart services are right around the corner at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. As a C4-designated facility, our expert team has the training and technology to treat complex cardiac conditions like coronary artery blockages – even in patients who may have been turned down for care elsewhere. We make state-of-the-art treatments, such as TAVR and MitraClip, more accessible to Georgians. Whether you are rushed in for emergency cardiac surgery or a pre-planned procedure, count on the Wellstar Kennestone team for the highest quality heart care. #WellstarKennestone #AdvancedHeartCare #HereForGeorgia

Wellstar is rocking some red today! Our team members across all our locations are showing their support for heart health...
02/05/2021

Wellstar is rocking some red today! Our team members across all our locations are showing their support for heart health awareness. Heart disease is the cause of death for about 1 in 4 men and 1 in 5 women. But there are steps you can take to be proactive about your heart health – and your Wellstar care team will be with you the whole way. #HeartHealth #WearRedDay #GoRedForWomen

When you have a heart attack, every second counts, and you should call 911 rather than drive yourself to the hospital.Wh...
02/05/2021

When you have a heart attack, every second counts, and you should call 911 rather than drive yourself to the hospital.
Why? Emergency Medical Service (EMS) crews are trained to conduct and interpret electrocardiograms, diagnosing a heart attack earlier and speeding up treatment before you even get to the hospital. They communicate with Wellstar emergency providers so that when you do arrive, you can bypass the emergency department and head straight to the cardiac catheterization lab. There, our team will be ready to restore blood flow to your heart.
The faster your artery is opened, the less damage occurs to your heart, the less likely you are to have heart issues in the future and the more likely you are to survive. #HeartFacts #HeartMonth #HeartCare #call911

COVID-19 testing is by appointment only at Wellstar Urgent Care Centers: spr.ly/6016HbY7Q. #COVID19Testing
01/26/2021

COVID-19 testing is by appointment only at Wellstar Urgent Care Centers: spr.ly/6016HbY7Q. #COVID19Testing

COVID Testing Update: Across Wellstar Urgent Care Centers, tests are by appointment only and scheduling times vary by location. For all other illnesses and injuries, walk on in for urgent care. Click the link (http://spr.ly/6187HbY7v) to learn more. #COVIDTesting

01/24/2021
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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Wellstar's commitment to you and your family remained as strong as ever. We didn't back down from the challenge. We stepped up to it. As we start vaccinating our healthcare heroes and members of our community who match the health criteria set by the CDC, our hearts fill with hope that 2021 will be a year of healing. #PeopleCare

01/23/2021
Team Members Across Wellstar Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Our team members have been battling COVID-19 for over 11 months while trying to keep their own families safe at home by avoiding contact with loved ones, using separate accommodations and even staying at hotels. Their sacrifice is impossible to measure, but the arrival of the vaccines has brought them increased safety, so they can continue caring for patients without getting sick or spreading the virus to family members. We're thankful for all the vaccine appointments scheduled so far, and we'll continue to vaccinate our patients according to CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health's criteria, as more supplies become available. #COVID19Vaccine

Wear a mask, be a hero.
01/22/2021

Wear a mask, be a hero.

Not all heroes wear capes... but they do wear masks. You become a hero when you wear a mask to protect others and save lives. As COVID-19 cases continue to spike to alarming rates, you have the power to slow the spread by also washing your hands, watching your distance, avoiding group gatherings and staying home. #maskup #MakeWellHappen
http://spr.ly/6182HwnSa

COVID testing across Wellstar Urgent Care Centers are by appointment only:
01/20/2021

COVID testing across Wellstar Urgent Care Centers are by appointment only:

Schedule your test, walk in for the rest. COVID testing at Wellstar Urgent Care Centers is offered by appointment only. For all other illnesses and injuries, walk in for safe, urgent care. Visit http://spr.ly/6182HZvx2 to learn more and book an appointment. #UrgentCare #COVIDTest

One perk of wearing a mask? Lipstick optional. The best perk of wearing a mask? Protecting others throughout our communi...
01/19/2021

One perk of wearing a mask? Lipstick optional. The best perk of wearing a mask? Protecting others throughout our community. You can also give your hands a spa-day by washing them often for 20 seconds. Don't forget to watch your distance and avoid group gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19. #maskup #makewellhappen http://spr.ly/6186HZkFM

One perk of wearing a mask? Lipstick optional. The best perk of wearing a mask? Protecting others throughout our community. You can also give your hands a spa-day by washing them often for 20 seconds. Don't forget to watch your distance and avoid group gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19. #maskup #makewellhappen http://spr.ly/6186HZkFM

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01/15/2021

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It's true that germs spread fast, but you can make joy spread even faster by doing the ultimate act of kindness. Our communities have seen a recent spike in cases, and you can do your part to slow the spread by wearing a mask, washing hands and watching your distance. #maskup #makewellhappen http://spr.ly/6188HkPtO

Calling on all men to show us your mask-ulinity! Show off your ultimate protection skills by wearing a mask, washing you...
01/12/2021

Calling on all men to show us your mask-ulinity! Show off your ultimate protection skills by wearing a mask, washing your hands and watching your distance to slow the spike of COVID-19. Your beard (and loved ones) will thank you. #MaskUp #MakeWellHappen http://spr.ly/6187HXPzJ

Calling on all men to show us your mask-ulinity! Show off your ultimate protection skills by wearing a mask, washing your hands and watching your distance to slow the spike of COVID-19. Your beard (and loved ones) will thank you. #MaskUp #MakeWellHappen http://spr.ly/6187HXPzJ

Important COVID-19 vaccine update from Wellstar Health System:
01/11/2021

Important COVID-19 vaccine update from Wellstar Health System:

It’s a historic day here at Wellstar Health System! We are thrilled to have scheduled 10,000+ vaccines for our first group of Wellstar Primary Care patients ages 65 and older. At this time, our initial vaccine appointments have been filled, but more will become available in the coming days and weeks as we receive more vaccines. Appointments for Wellstar patients who meet the above criteria must be made through MyChart.

We appreciate your patience as we work diligently and tirelessly, supporting the CDC and the Department of Public Health as they strive to vaccinate every Georgian, and our mission is to offer the vaccine to all Wellstar patients who meet the CDC criteria as supply becomes available.

For regularly recorded updates about the vaccine at Wellstar, you can call 770-956-STAR (7827). You can also visit the Georgia Department of Public Health’s website - dph.ga.gov - to see additional vaccine resources available near you. #COVID19Vaccine #StickittoCOVID #MaskUpVaxUp #PeopleCare http://bit.ly/wellstarcovidvaccine

The only thing worse than Jack Frost nipping at your nose are COVID germs getting inside it. As cases are on the rise, r...
01/08/2021

The only thing worse than Jack Frost nipping at your nose are COVID germs getting inside it. As cases are on the rise, remember to wear your mask, wash your hands often and watch your distance to #slowthespread. http://spr.ly/6189HnRZS #maskup #MakeWellHappen

After suffering third-degree burns on his feet, Randy Stone developed gangrene and was swiftly admitted to the Wellstar ...
01/08/2021

After suffering third-degree burns on his feet, Randy Stone developed gangrene and was swiftly admitted to the Wellstar Kennestone Emergency Department. The expert team performed emergency surgery to remove all signs of the infection. Before being released from the hospital, Randy developed a bleeding ulcer which required several blood transfusions and an endoscopic procedure to correct. His sudden trip to the ER turned into an 18-day long stay. From medical specialists and nurses to physical therapists and environmental services personnel, over 80 members of the Wellstar Kennestone team worked together to keep Randy in safe hands. #SafeCare #CareDuringCOVID

COVID-19 cases are spiking and frontline workers are fighting harder than ever. As our battle continues across the state...
01/05/2021

COVID-19 cases are spiking and frontline workers are fighting harder than ever. As our battle continues across the state, help us #makewellhappen by wearing your mask, washing your hands and watching your distance.

Vaccines are arriving in Georgia, and the very first phase of the rollout for healthcare workers is underway across the ...
01/05/2021

Vaccines are arriving in Georgia, and the very first phase of the rollout for healthcare workers is underway across the state. But broadly-available vaccines are still potentially months away for the general population. Meanwhile, COVID cases are spiking now in our community. The best ways you can protect yourself and others are to wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance. Together, we can #MakeWellHappen.

When Jacqueline fell in December 2019 and her pain wouldn't get better, she sought treatment through physical therapy. B...
01/04/2021

When Jacqueline fell in December 2019 and her pain wouldn't get better, she sought treatment through physical therapy. But, it wasn't until she found neurosurgeon Dr. Phillip Parry at Wellstar that her back problems were solved. Dr. Parry performed a minimally-invasive procedure to fuse her bulging disc and stabilize her back. “Dr. Parry was fantastic,” she said. “I only had to stay overnight before I was ready to go home. The staff took great care to keep me safe during COVID-19, and I was never afraid of getting sick.” For information about Wellstar Neurosurgery in Marietta, visit http://spr.ly/6184HpA9i.

Meet the first baby born in 2021 at Wellstar, Alora Reiman! Alora was born at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital on Jan. 1 at ...
01/03/2021

Meet the first baby born in 2021 at Wellstar, Alora Reiman! Alora was born at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital on Jan. 1 at 12:21 a.m. She is just one of the 15,000 newborns we welcome into our hospitals every year. We are so thankful for our Women's Health and Labor and Delivery teams' who provide compassionate and quality care to our patients every day. Happy birthday, Alora! #NewYearNewBaby

There is a statewide spike in COVID-19 causing longer than average wait times at our testing sites across our Urgent Car...
01/01/2021

There is a statewide spike in COVID-19 causing longer than average wait times at our testing sites across our Urgent Care centers and Emergency Departments. As we start the new year amid challenging times, we urge everyone to continue safety precautions: wear masks, wash your hands and social distance. If you feel COVID-19 symptoms, but can manage them at home, please visit http://spr.ly/6185Hppx1 for helpful tips about staying well. #covid19 #staysafe

Our Women’s Health Physician Leadership Council received their COVID-19 vaccines and encouraged fellow team members to f...
12/30/2020

Our Women’s Health Physician Leadership Council received their COVID-19 vaccines and encouraged fellow team members to follow their example. We’re thankful for all those leading the way and helping our teams get protected. #covid19vaccine

Our Women’s Health Physician Leadership Council received their COVID-19 vaccines and encouraged fellow team members to follow their example. We’re thankful for all those leading the way and helping our teams get protected. #covid19vaccine

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I have put in a formal complaint in regards to this issue. Its bad that we can't see our families but it worse when yall aren't feeding them enough food. My mother has called me daily stating she is hungry. She has asked the nurses for extra food and one finally told her it will take over an hour to get more food for her. She has asked them to go to the vending machine for her with her own money to get her some food, she was told no. My mother is 72 and should not be STARVING!!!! I WILL COME TO HER FLOOR MYSELF AND BRING HER FOOD AT THIS POINT. FIX THIS BEFORE A LAWSUIT COMES PLEASE.
Delivery was perfect mother and baby came out with 0 complications and mother was walking right away (4:59pm 1/7/21) ....recovery was a nightmare .. It started with the room, no shower curtain.. asked several times. (when we escaped this jail ((1/9/21) 12:15am)still no shower curtain.) Next was IV port, asked if we could get it out so mother could get a shower (along with asking for shower curtain) “let’s wait until 6am just to be sure mother’s stats stay good” that sounds legit okay, thanks! 6am IV still in, didn’t want to push.. probably busy.. 7am shift change meet the new nurse.. hello! the previous nurse forgot about her IV when you get a chance could we get it out? “Nooo not yet! “... why? The other nurse said at 6 .. “Well I’m not the other nurse and I’ll tell you when I want it out which will be at 24hrs when everyone will have their final tests to see if y’all can go home today” (our faces 😳😤) okay then flash forward 25hr mark (6:00 pm) IV still in we had to beg the charge nurse and she sent the tech in to finally remove port...still no shower curtain. Breakfast was the next issue 7am,8am,9am,10am, umm I guess I’ll go get you breakfast? As I get back with breakfast (Chick-fil-A) the hospital breakfast comes in ... 10:45am ..1 stale bagel 2 cold pieces of bacon ... (deliverer of breakfast) “yeahhh it’s cold, might wanna find a microwave.” (I’ll attach pics to the post) 1hr later lunch is brought in.. guess they forgot about us until there was nothing left? (When sawyer was born 2.5 years ago she was brought eggs,bacon,sausage,biscuit,cereal,fruit,milk and juice. A little after lunch, nurse says “So I’ve decided the 24hr test won’t take place until after shift change” (7pm) ummm okay? I didn’t want to say anything because I’m not sure what is going on behind the scenes, maybe it’s busy? Walk out in the halls it’s a ghost town more beds open than occupied.. so we called a friend that is a mother baby nurse just a different hospital and she confirmed my suspicion “the 24 hour test and paperwork ends right before she would go home and she don’t want to take the risk of it running over, so she’s pushing it off on the next shift to take care of it who won’t even be able to start it until after her rounds +2hr which makes it somewhere around 28hrs they are doing the 24hr test. So I go to the front desk where everyone is just hanging out and I ask “Is there anyway we can go ahead and get our 24 hour test started it’s been 25hr and we need to get home if everyone is healthy. Our nurse like a movie villain turns in her chair “UM that was Me that told YOU it’d be after our shift change and it’s going to stay that way! Everyone else just stairs at me. Alright then... I’m now very frustrated because at this point we have no shower curtain, her IV port is still in And our floor is almost empty with everyone hanging out at the front desk not wanting to do anything! So I go back to the room and the last thing I can think to do is speak to the charge nurse, so she comes in and asks what the issue is so I explained “the IVport is still in 12hrs later than we told it would be out, no shower curtain, breakfast was a joke and late, and nobody wants to do the 24hr test! Charge nurse says “ I don’t know who told you it was a 24 hr test it’s a 28hr test”..... so literally everyone for the past 2 days have lied to us? “I guess, I don’t know who would tell you that!” ....Okay, at this point I realize she’s covering for her lazy nurse... so I ask can we at least get the IV port out and a shower curtain? So she finally sends in the tech to finally remove the port.... still no shower curtain, Whatever...we will just prep to be ready to go after the tests at “28hrs” so I take everything to the car and we just wait... 7pm hits and our new nurse comes in has already drank the new “28hr” Koolaid. I explain look we are just trying to get out today if everyone is healthy , nurse says “if everything comes back good y’all are going home. We will do the 28hr test at 9:45” .... 🤦🏻‍♂️ THATS later than 28hrs!!! .. So fast forward 28hrs and 45min they do the 24hr test . Nurse comes back in around 10:45pm “YALL look ready to go!And good thing! All the test came back perfect! “..... YES! We start grabbing our suitcases .... then nurse says “BUT! The pediatrician said she didn’t feel like signing off until the morning so y’all can’t leave!” ....I lose it. Then we will just leave! Because we are going home tonight! Unless y’all can give us a legitimate reason! Nurse says “you do that and I’ll call dfax!” I said you know what bring that “pediatrician” that wouldn’t sign off on us going home I want to speak to them face to face! ... 20 min later... so we found a doctor to sign off on y’all going home... but now the midwife has to sign off on your wife.... my wife says “they are trying to keep us here past midnight just watch” ....12:15am rolls around I storm in the hall way, WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON!... nurses “ummm uhhh I don’t know we haven’t heard from anyone!” CALL THE MIDWIFE! RIGHT NOW! ... phone rings midwife answers “of course! she’s good to go!” Nurse turns to us trying to act like things are fine.. congratulations y’all are heading home? 🤷🏿‍♀️ 31.5hrs later and worn out from today’s battle dirty from no showers we head home.
Delivery was perfect mother and baby came out with 0 complications and mother was walking right away (4:59pm 1/7/21) ....recovery was a nightmare .. It started with the room, no shower curtain.. asked several times. (when we escaped this jail ((1/9/21) 12:15am)still no shower curtain.) Next was IV port, asked if we could get it out so mother could get a shower (along with asking for shower curtain) “let’s wait until 6am just to be sure mother’s stats stay good” that sounds legit okay, thanks! 6am IV still in, didn’t want to push.. probably busy.. 7am shift change meet the new nurse.. hello! the previous nurse forgot about her IV when you get a chance could we get it out? “Nooo not yet! “... why? The other nurse said at 6 .. “Well I’m not the other nurse and I’ll tell you when I want it out which will be at 24hrs when everyone will have their final tests to see if y’all can go home today” (our faces 😳😤) okay then flash forward 25hr mark (6:00 pm) IV still in we had to beg the charge nurse and she sent the tech in to finally remove port...still no shower curtain. Breakfast was the next issue 7am,8am,9am,10am, umm I guess I’ll go get you breakfast? As I get back with breakfast (Chick-fil-A) the hospital breakfast comes in ... 10:45am ..1 stale bagel 2 cold pieces of bacon ... (deliverer of breakfast) “yeahhh it’s cold, might wanna find a microwave.” (I’ll attach pics to the post) 1hr later lunch is brought in.. guess they forgot about us until there was nothing left? (When sawyer was born 2.5 years ago she was brought eggs,bacon,sausage,biscuit,cereal,fruit,milk and juice. A little after lunch, nurse says “So I’ve decided the 24hr test won’t take place until after shift change” (7pm) ummm okay? I didn’t want to say anything because I’m not sure what is going on behind the scenes, maybe it’s busy? Walk out in the halls it’s a ghost town more beds open than occupied.. so we called a friend that is a mother baby nurse just a different hospital and she confirmed my suspicion “the 24 hour test and paperwork ends right before she would go home and she don’t want to take the risk of it running over, so she’s pushing it off on the next shift to take care of it who won’t even be able to start it until after her rounds +2hr which makes it somewhere around 28hrs they are doing the 24hr test. So I go to the front desk where everyone is just hanging out and I ask “Is there anyway we can go ahead and get our 24 hour test started it’s been 25hr and we need to get home if everyone is healthy. Our nurse like a movie villain turns in her chair “UM that was Me that told YOU it’d be after our shift change and it’s going to stay that way! Everyone else just stairs at me. Alright then... I’m now very frustrated because at this point we have no shower curtain, her IV port is still in And our floor is almost empty with everyone hanging out at the front desk not wanting to do anything! So I go back to the room and the last thing I can think to do is speak to the charge nurse, so she comes in and asks what the issue is so I explained “the IVport is still in 12hrs later than we told it would be out, no shower curtain, breakfast was a joke and late, and nobody wants to do the 24hr test! Charge nurse says “ I don’t know who told you it was a 24 hr test it’s a 28hr test”..... so literally everyone for the past 2 days have lied to us? “I guess, I don’t know who would tell you that!” ....Okay, at this point I realize she’s covering for her lazy nurse... so I ask can we at least get the IV port out and a shower curtain? So she finally sends in the tech to finally remove the port.... still no shower curtain, Whatever...we will just prep to be ready to go after the tests at “28hrs” so I take everything to the car and we just wait... 7pm hits and our new nurse comes in has already drank the new “28hr” Koolaid. I explain look we are just trying to get out today if everyone is healthy , nurse says “if everything comes back good y’all are going home. We will do the 28hr test at 9:45” .... 🤦🏻‍♂️ THATS later than 28hrs!!! .. So fast forward 28hrs and 45min they do the 24hr test . Nurse comes back in around 10:45pm “YALL look ready to go!And good thing! All the test came back perfect! “..... YES! We start grabbing our suitcases .... then nurse says “BUT! The pediatrician said she didn’t feel like signing off until the morning so y’all can’t leave!” ....I lose it. Then we will just leave! Because we are going home tonight! Unless y’all can give us a legitimate reason! Nurse says “you do that and I’ll call dfax!” I said you know what bring that “pediatrician” that wouldn’t sign off on us going home I want to speak to them face to face! ... 20 min later... so we found a doctor to sign off on y’all going home... but now the midwife has to sign off on your wife.... my wife says “they are trying to keep us here past midnight just watch” ....12:15am rolls around I storm in the hall way, WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON!... nurses “ummm uhhh I don’t know we haven’t heard from anyone!” CALL THE MIDWIFE! RIGHT NOW! ... phone rings midwife answers “of course! she’s good to go!” Nurse turns to us trying to act like things are fine.. congratulations y’all are heading home? 🤷🏿‍♀️ 31.5hrs later and worn out from today’s battle dirty from no showers we head home.