While I have had good experiences with my care at the hospital, it is very expensive. So far, my insurance has covered my medical bills there, but my out-of-pocket was still pretty high.
After my first experience, I requested and received estimates of costs for procedures before they were performed.
Our hospital is owned by a private, for-profit corporation and that is probably why their charges are higher than other hospitals.
I have had good experiences at our hospital with both treatment and service, but I do wish the costs were more in line with other area hospitals.
I seem to recall an article in the paper a couple of years back reporting that EGRMC was the most expensive hospitals in Georgia. But hey if it's life or death I guess I would have no choice. Still with some of the experiences I have had out there I would almost rather die on the way to Savannah!
Unless a life or death situation, I would not use EGRMC. Costs are too high (and I have very good insurance) and my family has experienced unacceptable levels of nursing and attending physician indifference during hospitalization. However, ER services (although expensive) have been excellent.