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the Price of Hospital Stays

Price 
Location 
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Description
$ 250
Apr 2006
Redwood City, CA
9 nights
HMO great provider for brain surgery  more... close row
$ 1200
May 2007
New York City
3 days
Private room in upscale university-hospital  more... close row
$ 10027
Nov 2006
Redlands, CA
Three days/nights
Nurses great, doctors and prices not great  more... close row
$ 38500
Jan 2008
Pulaski, VA
4 days
Great nurses made hospital stay even better  more... close row
$ 20000
Mar 2007
Cocoa Beach Florida
6 days
Stroke patient charged for services not received  more... close row
$ 11742
Dec 2007
new brunswick, nj
7 days
The above amount was charged by the hospital for a  more... close row
$ 25000
Apr 2006
Nashville, TN
two weeks
Scared but medical staff were helpful  more... close row
$ 2169
May 2006
Birmingham, AL
36 hours
Inpatient Allergy treatment trial   more... close row
$ 1750
Feb 2008
Gallatin, TN
7 days
Seven day hospital stay taught dad many things  more... close row
$ 7500
Mar 2008
battle creek
23 hour stay
Treated well although no insurance  more... close row
$ 6845
Nov 2006
Cherry Hill, NJ
3 days
Very poor care in hospital  more... close row
$ 4370
Dec 2007
Seattle ,WA
2 days
ER visit turned into overnight hospital stay  more... close row
$ 64000
Nov 2007
Springfield, Tennessee
4 days
Nurses were comforting in postpartum care  more... close row
$ 7000
Jan 2008
Sanford, Maine
2 days
Delivery and postnatal care  more... close row

Description of service

I recently gave birth to my third child. The delivery and hospital stay cost well over seven thousand dollars. The service was excellent and well worth the cost. Both my child and I had healthy outcomes.


Review of Service

The services provided were for delivery of a baby girl, post natal care for mom, and infant care for baby. There were loads of newborn screenings included in the cost including examinations by a pediatrician. Although I didn't utilize it, lactation consultant fees were also included. The service I received was excellent.


Tips

When deciding which hospital to deliver at, take into consideration distance from home, specialized services in case of emergencies, and rooms. Some hospital have birthing rooms where the baby is born then hospital room where the mother and baby stay for the remainder. other hospitals offer one room for both delivery and stay. Ask if the father or other children are allowed to stay in the room with mom and baby. Take a tour of the hospital before you get too close to delivery time. If it isn't what you want, check out other hospitals. Remember, you are paying for a service, you do not have to settle for something you don't want or don't like.