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Old 09-24-2015, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Southport
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Yikes! Well, when I was with a relative in the ER at Vidant a couple of weeks ago, it definitely wasn't the cleanest hospital I've ever seen (Wilson Medical Center was way worse or at least it was 10 years ago) but based on that one visit there, the healthcare there was lightyears better than where I'm currently living. No, I'm not kidding. Believe me, I wish I was.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:56 AM
 
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What a stupid headline.

Greenville's hospital scores have little to do with the hospital and more to do with the people it serves and where they are from...which of course includes a ton of rural folks sent to Greenville for major issues because their local hospital (within the network) doesn't treat them. The context of their scores involves demographics and logistics...far different than Urban hospitals.

If you look at the other places on the list, not many big cities in there. It has nothing to do with getting sick in Greenville.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Southport
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What a stupid headline.

Greenville's hospital scores have little to do with the hospital and more to do with the people it serves and where they are from...which of course includes a ton of rural folks sent to Greenville for major issues because their local hospital (within the network) doesn't treat them. The context of their scores involves demographics and logistics...far different than Urban hospitals.

If you look at the other places on the list, not many big cities in there. It has nothing to do with getting sick in Greenville.
Then why aren't Duke, UNC, Baptist, Presbyterian, etc. on the list? They receive large numbers of very sick referrals from smaller hospitals, probably more than Vidant.
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:01 AM
 
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Then why aren't Duke, UNC, Baptist, Presbyterian, etc. on the list? They receive large numbers of very sick referrals from smaller hospitals, probably more than Vidant.
Check the stats on that. I'm betting that's incorrect because in general Vidant is a rural based system....it serves eastern NC, which is all rural. The demographics of those served by Duke, UNC, etc...are completely different than what Vidant serves. Check the stats.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Southport
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Check the stats on that. I'm betting that's incorrect because in general Vidant is a rural based system....it serves eastern NC, which is all rural. The demographics of those served by Duke, UNC, etc...are completely different than what Vidant serves. Check the stats.
What stats? Stats like Baptist's affiliation with hospitals in the small towns of Mocksville and Lexington? So that those hospitals (and affiliated physician networks) can refer their sickest patients to Baptist. You mean stats like that?
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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People in Greenville get butthurt if you talk badly about Vidant.

After my own experiences I'm not thrilled about being seen there either. I've lived here my whole life and yes, I know how vital it is to our economy. But a crappy hospital experience is a crappy hospital experience no matter where you are.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:34 AM
 
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What stats? Stats like Baptist's affiliation with hospitals in the small towns of Mocksville and Lexington? So that those hospitals (and affiliated physician networks) can refer their sickest patients to Baptist. You mean stats like that?
Do you know anything about Vidant's network? It has 7 rural hospitals that refer patients directly to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. It serves 1.4 million people (there are less than 200,000 in Pitt County, where Greenville is located). So, again, the headline "Don't get sick in Greenville"...is ridiculous, when referencing VIdant Medical Center and what it provides and who it serves.

Vidant is considered a General, Specialist, and Teaching Hospital. Wake Forest, Duke and UNC are all only considered Teaching Hospitals.

The reason East Carolina University has a medical school is because the territory in the East that it serves (and eventually led to the Vidant system) was in poorer health than the worst State in the US, likely Mississippi. Wake Forest Baptist doesnt serve that type of population...and neither does UNC or Duke. Like I said, the demographics and logistics contribute to the negative ratings, not necessarily the quality of the health care provided.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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What stats? Stats like Baptist's affiliation with hospitals in the small towns of Mocksville and Lexington? So that those hospitals (and affiliated physician networks) can refer their sickest patients to Baptist. You mean stats like that?
how are you going to compare 2 communities that are in the Triad MSA to this?

https://www.vidanthealth.com/vidant/...il.aspx?id=492

Vidant Medical Center is the primary (and ONLY hospital for cancer, heart, significant surgery, etc.) for THIRTY counties, 1.4 million people. As the only level 1 trauma center east of 95, they had airlift into VMC in Greenville the folks from the outer banks that had limbs ripped off by sharks this past summer - looks like that's counting toward those statistics too. But don't get "sick" in Greenville right?? Sickening.

The entire Piedmont Triad consists of 1.6 million people in a far more geographically confined area, not to mention urban, and you want to compare the quantity of medical care in Greensboro-W/S-High Point to Eastern NC? Are you insane??

People that don't even have broadband internet service have to drive over an hour to Vidant to have surgery. The level of poverty - Medicare/aid, etc. that Vidant has to deal with is absolutely incomparable to an urban area - the only comparison that is acceptable is Western NC, and that in it of itself still is less populated and has more health coverage between Carolinas HealthCare and Mission Health System.

No comparison, these statistics have been skewed and are ridiculous since they came out. It's more proof that people don't understand Vidant and Brody's mission, what they have to deal with, and the ignorance to Eastern NC. You are a resident of Greenville, right? How can you even begin to bash what Vidant and ECU have to deal with under their budgetary circumstances??
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:52 AM
 
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how are you going to compare 2 communities that are in the Triad MSA to this?

https://www.vidanthealth.com/vidant/...il.aspx?id=492

Vidant Medical Center is the primary (and ONLY hospital for cancer, heart, significant surgery, etc.) for THIRTY counties, 1.4 million people. As the only level 1 trauma center east of 95, they had airlift into VMC in Greenville the folks from the outer banks that had limbs ripped off by sharks this past summer - looks like that's counting toward those statistics too. But don't get "sick" in Greenville right?? Sickening.

The entire Piedmont Triad consists of 1.6 million people in a far more geographically confined area, not to mention urban, and you want to compare the quantity of medical care in Greensboro-W/S-High Point to Eastern NC? Are you insane??

People that don't even have broadband internet service have to drive over an hour to Vidant to have surgery. The level of poverty - Medicare/aid, etc. that Vidant has to deal with is absolutely incomparable to an urban area - the only comparison that is acceptable is Western NC, and that in it of itself still is less populated and has more health coverage between Carolinas HealthCare and Mission Health System.

No comparison, these statistics have been skewed and are ridiculous since they came out. It's more proof that people don't understand Vidant and Brody's mission, what they have to deal with, and the ignorance to Eastern NC. You are a resident of Greenville, right? How can you even begin to bash what Vidant and ECU have to deal with under their budgetary circumstances??
First of all, I'm not comparing anything. The article I cited discusses quality of care (specifically as it relates to readmissions, mortality rates, safety scores and unwarranted hospitalizations) not quantity of care.

Don't shoot the messenger.
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