caputo commented on Complaint against Roger Levine, M.D.
I just wanted to say that I have come to the realization that St Joe’s is the worst psychiatric hospital in the world. When my husband spent Dec 2012 and Jan 2013 on Unit 3-6 it was a constant battle to get proper care for him. During his time there they abused him, ignored him and did very little to aid him. So when on May 8, 2013, my husband returned to CPEP I was seriously concerned that he would once again be neglected on 3-6. Instead after three days in CPEP my husband was moved to University Hospital, and I have to admit I panicked not knowing what to expect.
What has happened since he arrived at Upstate University Hospital, Unit 4B, is wonderful. He has a team of seven caring health care professionals who actually listen and give him proper care. Amazing he was lucky if Dr. O’Connor spent two minutes every couple of days with him at St Joe’s. At 4B he sees his doctors daily they take as much time as you need and really listen to you in order to give you the best care possible. The groups are all run by doctors including the head of Psychiatry not some LPN or CNA like 3-6. He looks better, feels better and is treated with dignity and respect on 4B instead of like an animal on 3-6. He told me last night he has learned so much , been consulted on his care more, and obtained more insight in the few days that he has been on 4B than the entire month at 3-6.
My point is if you ever find yourself in need of a safe place for psychiatric help do yourself a favor avoid 3-6 like the plague and go over to University’s 4B where they actually care about their patients.