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Woman with a Cold Thoroughly Fills Out ED Comment Card

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Mandy Tremboll, a suburbanite fighter for justice with absolutely no situational awareness, had the audacity to fill out a comment card after her “very disappointing” 4.5 hour experience in the ED at Holy Mercy Hospital.

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“I let that ED have it on that comment card!”

The “outraged” patient with a stuffy nose “waited for an unacceptable duration of time” to be seen.  The ED staff was busy treating multiple patients’ life-threatening conditions while this insufferable patient waited “in an uncomfortable waiting room chair near an obvious stain on the floor.”

Tremboll, who is a living martyr in her own mind, “suffered unnecessarily in the cold waiting room” with a runny nose and intermittent dry cough.  Dr. Henry Jackson, a graduate of St. Louis Medical Center and an “extremely rude physician” saw the awful whining patient and explained to her that her symptoms would improve with time and “gave NO antibiotics or pain prescriptions,” but did recommend Motrin and Robitussin.

The craven witch Tremboll stated that “only strong medicine and antibiotics” work for her and the doctor “obviously had no knowledge, compassion, or experience.”

“Even worse, that nurse never got the water I asked for!” wrote the terrible excuse for a human.  Tremboll was referring to Alfred Wright, an “obviously undertrained” ER nurse of 10 years experience who forgot about getting the little wench her water while he was administering chest compression to the coding patient in bed 4.

“Clearly no one ever sat down with the nurses and doctors at this ED and trained them that the customer is ALWAYS right and that compassion is important in the medical field.  They should ALL be fired!” stated the miserable woman who was somehow able to get off the road to Calvary long enough to fill out every line on the comment card.  “I will NEVER come to this ED again for ANY reason!”

Sarah Sobol, an ER nurse in charge of reviewing the department’s comment cards, rolled her eyes and muttered a prayer of thanks after reading that final line.  Pay for the employees on duty that night was also docked 5% by administrators.

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    Steph Garcia
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    Grace Russo

    Loser!!

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    Ira Weiner

    Too close to the truth.

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    Ira Weiner

    Employees docked for that crap? Outrageous.

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    Kathy Gehrhardt

    Dealing with sick people is toughest. My hats are off to all ER workers who offer so much everyday.

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    Kathy Gehrhardt

    Dealing with the general public is tough

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    Helen Hoffman

    And if this was meant as satire, it missed its mark, because it is to true. I have also worked in the ED.

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    Helen Hoffman

    I was a psych nurse, if I had been docked in pay every time a patient did not like what I had to tell them… Well, let non medical people take care of people and see how they do.

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    Donna DeVecchis

    New medical abbreviation: CW = “Craven Witch”

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    Christopher Befort

    Solid gold

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    Noah Beach

    The pay should’ve never been docked that’s ridiculous that’s what’s wrong with this world people try too hard to make everyone happy no matter what when that’s just not a plausible outcome

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    Joe Merrill

    This article may be satire, but this happens multiple times a day in every ED around the country.

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    Jenny Cornman

    Veronica Nicole Fries

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    Adrienne Pasquarello

    As an ER nurse for 38 years,, I’ve seen countless asshats like her. Just keep your mantra,,, we can’t please everyone because people r sometimes stupid with unrealistic expectations,,, and unfortunately now ,,, hospitals can get docked for low patient satisfaction scores. I personally find that outrageous.

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    Jamie Peekaboo Santos

    I have never seen a woman with a man cold until the other night. 3 ER’s in 3 days, LP’s, CT’s, MRI’s. I made the Dr order sudafed

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    PJ Dew

    I actually put my call light on 5 times over 1/2 an hour begging for sugar, didn’t get any, went unresponsive, was brought back to life with D-50 (after they were just about to give me narcan before somebody got the bright idea to check the T1 diabetic’s sugar level, which was 26), and gave a good report on my comment card. Why? I have no freakin’ clue, other than I’m a nurse and I know it can be hard sometimes!

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    Terri Hoertz

    People are self centered, and administration in healthcare are catering to them and making it worse than it already is !

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    Julie Horbul Plowshay

    hahaha I tell these people to go home

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    Matthew-Shauna Rushing

    Wait, I thought this was a satire site. When did Gomerblog start publishing real stories :)

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    James Dontonville

    I have to way in one this one!! This is the time that management in the hospitals need to stand by them and allow that to curse these patients out!!!! This world has people who are so oblivious to what happens in reality.

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    Terry N Teresa Rolan

    This is classic!!

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    Kathy Graf

    So true so many ways.

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    Melissa Bishop

    Jamie Peekaboo Santos

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    Jennifer Kraatz

    Ha!

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    Christina Raines

    You do realize this is satire right?

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    Joy Renae Carrell

    Andrew Rome

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    Sharon Mecca

    This article could be a joke but unfortunately every detail was an accurate account of many patients every ER sees everyday!!! This world is full of self-centered selfish assholes who think they have the worlds biggest problem. Never mind the patient that is dying.

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    Danielle Welch

    It’s a joke.

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    Chelsea Sanders

    Bethany Glasgow Sandy Melrose Ricia Baumgardner too funny

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    April Furney

    That’s messed up. This woman is clearly in need of psychiatric care.

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    Geoffrey White

    Gotcha

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    Geoffrey White

    Gotcha

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    Jackie Edleblute

    It’s satire.

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    Jackie Edleblute

    It’s satire.

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    Geoffrey White

    The customer is NOT always right. This lady had no business being in an ER for a stuffy nose/cough. Her symptoms are not emergent. She should have gone to a clinic for crying out loud.

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    Geoffrey White

    The customer is NOT always right. This lady had no business being in an ER for a stuffy nose/cough. Her symptoms are not emergent. She should have gone to a clinic for crying out loud.

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    Lisa Weber Castaneda

    We don’t get docked by administration, we just don’t get raises…..going on 13 yrs of no PRN raises.

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    Lisa Weber Castaneda

    We don’t get docked by administration, we just don’t get raises…..going on 13 yrs of no PRN raises.

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    Jo Elin Netts DuBois

    You are kidding! Pay was docked over this whiney complaint? Please tell me it isn’t so! What a riot. My heart goes out to all ER personnel. We have four nurses in our family and they are all loving, caring people!

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    Bill Moore

    Well that nurse was obviously at fault for not providing a sparkling refreshing beverage and savory light snack! The injustice!!

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    Bill Moore

    Well that nurse was obviously at fault for not providing a sparkling refreshing beverage and savory light snack! The injustice!!

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    Barbra Miller Scheirer

    I think I took care of this patient. She also complained about sitting in the lobby next to “sick patients”

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    Cheryl Penny Dickerson

    Why do people keep confusing hospitals with the Hilton?

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    Sheri Lochridge Connett

    I wish this was less true.

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    Joe Paoletta

    My favorite quote to patients ‘we can cure you here, you need a dentist’

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    Carla Weaver

    That last line is frightening because it is actually true. :(

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    Jill Soroka Gore

    “was somehow able to get off the road to Calvary long enough to fill out every line on the comment card.” I’ll have to remember that line. :)

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    Rachel Gongola

    Stay out of er,it’s for emergencies!!!

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    Scott Levitt

    This would be funnier if I hadn’t gotten almost exactly these complaints on surveys from exactly these patients…

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    Cat Hood

    I actually had a family member say outside the trauma bay as we were coding a pt… “I don’t care about anyone else here -you need to be seen now this is ridiculous.”

    Yep I pray the Zombie apocalypse happens soon and eats her first.

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    Seema Rathi Bonney

    Michele Harper. I have had this problem many times

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    Rachel Torres

    Yeah seriously. She didn’t even know they were in the ER. Apparently, while vacationing on an island close by he got sick and they somehow arranged for his transfer on a flight to Miami. She assumed he get a direct admission to a private suite or something lol!

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    Kimberly Raines

    OMG…freaking privileged assholes.

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    Kimberly Raines

    You have no idea how true this is! I have personally read Press Ganey comments complaining that the chairs in the waiting room didn’t have enough padding. WTF!?

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    Brandy Acklin Bradford

    Oh I had a pt calling repeatedly I went into her room I said I’m sorry I was busy with a very sick pt, she said the one that died I said yes she says “well you can’t do anything else for her!”
    I was livid she was there for a freaking toothache!!!

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    Bridgette C McQuaig

    I was in the middle of giving chest compressions when a patient burst into the room complaining she had waited an hour for someone to bring her something to eat–some people just have no clue! Another patient once told me the ER staff should not be handling a coding patient and to call a cardiologist because we have “other healthy patients to see”…that one makes me laugh every time!

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    Susan Riggan

    While I chuckled with amusement, sadly this is so, so true.

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    Michele Sooy Hayek

    Yep! Sounds about right! :)

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    Nate Schneider

    Michele Sooy Hayek

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    Jillian Hevey

    Sounds about right

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    Hazim El-Haddad

    Funny but poorly written. Gomerblog usually writes te article with fake compassion for patient and let’s the reader put it together.

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    Renee Mewborn Smith

    Sounds familiar

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    Rachel Torres

    Once had a patients wife tell me “its absurd my husband should have to wait in this noisy place for a bed to become available for him, this is like 3rd world country stuff” this was in Miami, FL. LOL

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    Lynn Decker

    I think I took care of her on multiple occasions…….

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    Renee Young

    Wait, you guys are doing real stories now?!

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    Linda Lambrilaz-Greco

    Too bad you call this satire. This is a good portion of patients with colds. If they can’t deal with a cold on their own, don’t expect them to give kudos to the doc who didn’t cater to their needs.

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    Pj Walsh

    Sigh. And you call yourselves satire writers.

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    Theresa Skrobe

    Hmm this reminds me of the other day

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