Miracle Workers by
Carden's Children's hospital saved my 18 month old son's life, and I will never forget all that they did for him. My son was admitted to Carden's picu after a CT scan from Thunderbird Hospital revealed abnormal bleeding in his brain. My son had a fever for a month, and scores of doctors were unable to figure out what was wrong with him. The day after being admitted to Cardon's it was discovered by an amazing group of doctors that my son had sever sepsis from salmonella poisoning that had traveled to his brain through a bursted blood vessel. The salmonella formed a very large abscess which is extremely rare. His neurosurgeon removed the abscess the very next day and my son is lucky to be alive. The nurses and doctors at Cardens were all amazing. My son stayed there for two weeks and is currently at home on Iv antibiotic treatment. The volunteers at the hospital made him blankets and an embroidered stuffed animal. All three of my son's doctors visited him at least twice a day during his stay and their bedside manner was impeccable. We even had nurses from the picu come down to check on him after their shifts ended when he was moved to acute care. I have never met a more loving staff and I don't even begin to know how to thank any of them.
Never AGAIN by
I currently went to Cardons childrens for my 5 year old daughter. She has Leukemia and i must say what a joke this hospital is. I will never go there again, I should of went to Phoenix Childrens in the beggining. It took several doctors to come in and no knowingly know who my daughter was or even read her chart. The bed side manners are horrible. I wish they would of taken the time to explain everything. Instead they walked out of the room. Tring to get a nurse to come in the room because my daughter was not feeling well an her response was she was on lunch. REALLY on lunch my daughter was laying there helplessly and no help. Please do not go to this hospital for your children
Very thankful for Cardons -- from a special needs Mom! by
LOVED Cardon children's. Our three year old who has autism and cerebral palsy had to have open heart surgery. The entire staff worked with us and him to ensure that despite being non-verbal he was cared for. He had open heart surgery on Tuesday and was out on Friday. Dr. Derby utilized some alternatives to reduce the tubes coming from his body because of our son's sensory issues. Christy took care of us every step of the way from pre-tests to unexpected emergency room visits. While in for heart surgery the entire PICU and OR staff attended to our son's every need and want! When in the ER, we were seen quickly and they made sure our son's autistic needs were met -- even being the first medical facility to take his BP WITHOUT anesthesia! Fabulous job Cardon's....we are fans for life!
Here you are a child abuser until proven otherwise. by
When I brought my son in with second degree burns to his face from boiling water the staff seemed much more concerned with playing detective than helping my boy. It was obvious that they suspected me of child abuse and over a 6 hour period they held me against my will as we waited for CPS and police to show up. The police who were called hours after the hospital staff had finished their interrogations were able to realize that I was not even home when the accident happened and went to interview my wife who was. Unfortunately it left an extremely bad impression on me. "Guilty until proven innocent" would be a good motto for Cardon Children's Hospital. Another motto might be "we think the state would do a great job of raising your kid if we can just figure out a way to get our hands on him." After this event I did a simple google search to see if my experience was unique, it's not. The best thing would be to call an attorney and have him present whenever you take a child to this ER.
Wonderful Experience! by
Home Schooling Mom -
Our daughter went in with serious symptoms of diabetes. We spent 3 days and 2 nights first in ER, then PICU, then the patient floor. We've made a few alternative health care choices and everyone was VERY respectful and the care was WONDERFUL. They have great security and a lot of respect and care for Parents as well. The doctors and nurses were great. We highly recommend Cardon's to everyone!
Emergency room needs improvements by
Our newborn daughter stopped breathing, we were able to get her breathing on her own and rush her to the ER. They took her in. A doctor came in after a 30 min wait to "evaluate" her. After 45 mins of sitting alone in the ER room we did not see "ANYONE!" I will never forget the wait, for I asked the intern for help, and was informed the doctor will be with you shortly, we got to the point that we called my wife's GYN and he was shocked!, and placed another hospital on standby should we need to transport our child for treatment. We "then".after my wife's GYN, called the ER, got a response, Our poor baby girl had a "spial tap" and other test to determine she had "pnemonea" and under respitory distress, due to and enlarge tounge and fomula going down the wrong pipe that we did know about.
BE CAREFUL by
Watch out for the wait times!!! Was there three times last winter and waited a min of 8 hours and as much as 14 hours before seeing a doc or getting in a room. Was in the hallway for three additional hours once! Not to mention the longest wait was with mu son who was admitted after the 15 hour wait with respitory problems caused from asthma and having the flu.....be careful going there if your child is having trouble breathing. Would have been woth it to make the drive to Phoenix Children's Hospital. NEVER AGAIN!
Visit with children couple times sense opening. I have 3 kids. Most recent when my oldest, 3y & 2m old was vomiting all morning. I dropped the other 2 off at preschool at 1100am tht morning. 10 minute drive to Cardons, and was checking in by 11:20am. We were called for triage by 11:30, then went straight to room by 11:45. Seeing nurse by 12 noon. Asside from a short wait in room, which neither us had problem with (she napped, I was relaxed). Dr came in by 1p. He was very friendly, she cheered up to him rather smoothly, although didnt allow him to examine her when it was time. He was skilled in communicating his expectations from me, to assist in handling her, and was swift and skilled in examining her despite her resistance. Cheered her up with stickers after, she left feeling better than she was arriving. Superb facility!!
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