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$ 1200
May 2007
New York City
3 days
Private room in upscale university-hospital  more... close row
$ 250
Apr 2006
Redwood City, CA
9 nights
HMO great provider for brain surgery  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

Description of service

Our dad had minor heart and lung issues. He had to stay in the hospital for 7 days and his portion of the bill was 250 a day.

Review of Service

They did everything to make a stay as nice as you could have it for being in a hospital. Our dad spent 7 days there and had only good things to say about the place during his stay. Every staff member we spoke with treated us with respect and took their time to explain what they were doing to our dad at all times.


After our dad spent a week in hospital on bedrest, I can offer some advice for anyone who finds themselves in the hospital. One, bring your own cup, mug for hot drinks,fork, knife, and bring a good pillow- unless you like tiny pillows with beans in them usually

ask a friend to help out- the hospital care seems to depend on outside help for patients in many ways. Bring a cell phone- often the only way for people to get in touch with you, but may not be allowed in parts of the hospital. Bring ear plugs and a night shade (eye-patch)- some rooms are shared and noisy, others are private and usually quiet, but being in bed all day usually makes you a lighter sleeper, anything that will help you get some quality sleep will help you get better faster. If you have perishables, use a cool bag- most hospitals don't have a fridge in the room, but there are usually shared or rental fridges that you can use- ask the hospital staff about this.

$ 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