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"The initial response of the ER team was good. We were taken quickly into a room and she was attended to quickly. The attending physician conducted several tests" and said he was convinced something was going on, but that he needed to have another test done -a stress test and said she would need to spend the night. We asked if we could just come back -we didn't have insurance and lived only about 4 miles from the hospital. He said because the schedules were so booked, the only way we could get a stress test in the AM was to spend the night. We agreed if he would verify that we could do the test first thing. He came back and said he verified and we could do the test first thing. One of the nice staff asked my wife if she needed anything a brought her a Pepsi -(Important part of the story.) She was admitted and we were taken upstairs, to ICU. The floor nurse came into the room and asked
if that was her Pepsi. (Apparently you can't have caffeine 24 hours before a stress test.) She did NOT have a stress test the next morning -or the next day. We spent another night in the hospital -and the NEXT day at 2:00 she was given the stress test. (The machine broke down while she was being tested.) We heard NOTHING from anyone. At 3:00 a nurse assistant came in and said "Great news -you are going home!" We asked what the outcome of the tests were -and she replied honestly, "I don't really know -the Dr. just gave your release papers and I am the one that sends you home!" We asked to see the Dr. She (the Dr.) came in about 45 minutes later and said, "You should follow-up with your primary care physician -all tests show nothing is wrong." I said to her " "My wife came here with chest pains, shortness of breath, which she still has, here blood tests revealed that her bad cholesterol is off the charts, her good cholesterol is too low, her triglycerides are 398, the technician that conducted the EKG says he could see that a valve wasn't always closing correctly, and that the left ventricle wall was thickened -all signs that SOMETHING is going on with the heart; and you are telling us to go home and follow-up with a primary care physician?" Her reply; "I can make something up if you want me to. But I don't have time to discuss this with you -I have a meeting to go to." And she walked out. We were very offended and asked for the patient advocacy office -at the suggestion of a sympathetic nurse. In about 30 minutes the dietician -(we know she was the dietician, because she came in and saw us the previous day and talked about the importance of good diet). She said the patient advocacy person was not available and she would be glad to listen. She did. She said she understood our frustration. She said she could give our story to the patient advocacy office. She did -I know she did because they called me 2 days later and apologized for the shoddy service and assured me that they were going to work so that this never happens to anyone else again. I wrote a letter -nearly the same review I just wrote -with more details to the corporate office of Mercy. I have heard nothing from them -that is until I hadn't' paid the bill. They called me then -but to collect the $10,642.00 bill. don't fight City Hall came to mind and I drove to the hospital to pay my bill in full and be done. I asked for the patient advocacy person one more time. After 45 minutes, a nice young man -whom I know, came out of the abyss of the offices, introduced himself as the education guy. The patient advocacy person was unavailable again. I had to laugh out loud. I thanked him for coming out, shook his hand and told him I was only here to pay my bill. He directed me to a cashier and I followed like a lost puppy. The nice cashier offered to help me and told her I was here to pay my bill in full, but that I wanted to make sure that I paid it all today. She told me that she wasn't really a cashier, but she could help, but she wasn't sure if she could cross-reference the accounts. I had the account numbers. She looked them up, I wrote here a ck. for $10, 642.00, she wrote "paid in full" at the top of the invoice and signed her name. I received a bill 90 days later for another $1300 that I had never received. Can't make this stuff up................... My wife is currently under the care of a Cardiologist with
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-Johnie B.

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-Linda B.

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A patient receives intensive care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility when someone faces a critical illness or life-threatening injury. It involves intense monitoring of the patient's condition.

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

Intensive Care reviews in San Francisco

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I was forced to stay in the hospital for four days while waiting for kidney stone surgery, since they would not prescribe any medication strong enough to relieve the pain on an out patient basis. The Hospital patient room and bathrooms were filthy. Many staff members supporting these rooms have very poor personal hygiene. Some staff members were oviouusly incompetent as they could not properly perform
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tasks and had to ask others for help. I was teated like they were doing me a big favor by doing their jobs. I had to constantly ask what was going on or what was next on my schedule. Either no one knew or no one was willing to find out. Either way , it was very poor communication since I had no confidence in anything they did or anything they told me since they started making things up when they did not have the answers. Many times they took a very long time to arrive when I pushed the Nurse call button. Sometimes they NEVER came at all. When the did come, often they would acknowledge my request, but then never act on it. (probably hoping I would forget I asked them) The administrative staff kept telling me I did not have any supplimental insurance and that I would have to.pay the personally. (I have had a full coverage Aetna plan for years and have never had a problem until now. I kept telling them to simply call the number on my insurance card and Aetna would verify coverage, but the kept refusing. After many hours of hassling and numerous phone calls they finally admitted that they were using an internal hospital data base to verify my insurance and that it was not up to date. When they finally called the number on my card, it was verified in seconds. The surgery prep staff was very attentive and very professional . I would rate them and the surgeon VERY HIGH if there was a way to rate them separately. I am new to the area and went to this hospital because it was near by. I later found out that the local residents call the hospital "Heartless of
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" Stay away from this hospital if you need to stay overnight.
- Robert W.
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Their ICU is incredible. I think its rated one of the top three in the country. The doctors, all of the caretakers, the nurses, the technicians were spot on right there every moment. I cannot say enough good stuff about them. relatives of the patient can be there 24/7 unlike other hospitals. There are nurses there who are highly qualified and the patients are watched and monitored constantly.
- Gary W.
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I would take somebody there and feel very sure that they were in the best hands. You are working with your doctors there and by that time you know your doctors. Sometimes I have been in the emergency room and it seems like that took a long time, but they usually do. I find that with doctors, if they are good, they are busy and you may have to wait to get into an office visit.
- Irene G.
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I love Dr
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. He is a wonderful caring physician. We spoke at length (great length, probably 40 minutes) about my issues. And this is both the blessing and the curse of seeing him. He takes this kind of time with everyone and has almost always been behind schedule when I've seen him. However, I would not let that stop me from seeing him, if you are considering weight loss surgery. He
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me through the process and I have had a very successful experience.
- DIANE C.
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I can say that some of the staff at WPMC is fantastic. However on a whole I was terrified while I was there. I was admitted to ICU and the nurses didn't have the courtesy to close my curtains when a patient who had passed away was leaving the hospital. I don't expect this courtesy for me but for the family of the deceased. My husband and I were constantly told two different things. I don't feel like the staff communicated with each other very well. We heard terrible stories about people getting Staph infection while at this hospital. Very scary place. So glad my husband's surgery was in Garden City.
- Kelsie G.
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It used to be a catholic hospital, but now it's not run by the Catholic Church. I was actually an outpatient, but the doctor wanted me to stay overnight because I had pain. I think it was a pretty good hospital and they were responsive. Everything was good. They were there if I needed them. They actually get busy so sometimes they can't rush to one right away, but they come if they press the button. They would even let one stay there for 2 hours.
- BARBARA D.
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The nurses were not only professional but very friendly. They were very caring. They were positive. They always made sure that my husband was doing well because he was in a lot of pain. I found them to be extremely friendly. There was only one nurse who instead of following doctor’s instructions always used to question why she had to do that. My husband was in pain and she wouldn’t give him pain killers. I would use them in the future.
- ignazio G.
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I use
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performed a colonoscopy on me at this facility. I had an excellent experience at this facility. The staff was professional and friendly. I will continue to use this facility for medical care.
- Mercedes M.

All ICU Doctors in San Francisco

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A1 Home Care

412 Pine Park Court
Martinez

Air Evac International

3130 Bonita Rd
Chula Vista

Antioch Medical Park

4501 Sand Creek Rd
Antioch

Ayala, Dr. Estela

2025 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz

Best IVF Clinic India

10685-B, Hazelhurst Dr. # 11631, Houston

Chalker, Dr. Richard B

795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto

Comprehensive Sleep Center

175 N Jackson Ave
San Jose

Doris Purcell MD

580 California St
San Francisco

Gary M. LeKander MD

1310 Prentice Drive
Healdsburg

Huang, Dr. Judy H.

795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto

InSequent

793 Broadway
Sonoma

Joseph, Dr. Ray

2025 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz

Kaiser Permanente - Rohnert Park

5900 State Farm Dr
Rohnert Park

Kim, Dr. Eunice

2025 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz

Kiran Zachariah MD

27400 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward

Krishna, Dr. Ganesh

701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View

Langkammer, Dr. David

4501 Sand Creek Rd
Antioch

Marfatia, Dr. Apurva

701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View

Messing, Dr. Stacy

2025 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz

O'Reilly, Dr. Sylvia

2025 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

3200 Kearney St
Fremont

Stanford Hospital

300 Pasteur Dr
Palo Alto

Sutter West Medical Group

100 Hospital Dr
Vallejo
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