Frye South Campus (Frye Regional Medical Center)

Name of Hospital: Frye South Campus (Frye Regional Medical Center)

City, State/Province, Country: Hickory, NC, USA

Number of Stars: 2.5

Comment: I was transferred to Frye South Campus after a very brief stay in another hospitals’ ER. The nurses here were very nice and encouraging, but just on the edge of acceptable amount of talking about religion. A lot of people in this region find comfort in that sort of thing rather than considering it a trauma trigger, so that’s understandable I guess.

There was usually a short instructed group about mental illness, medications, or coping skills, but they weren’t super great. The food was very good. You would have one person you’d meet with once every day – your Doctor – who would also sort of serve as your therapist. These brief meetings didn’t feel very sufficient, and I feel like I sort of got pushed into minimizing the disabling nature of my mental health conditions while I was there.

One of the nurses who was around the most misgendered me constantly around other patients, so that was sort of unacceptable and I didn’t want to cause a scene or make myself unsafe so I never said anything.

Type of program (i.e. day program, inpatient): inpatient

Any other identities/marginalizations (i.e. race/gender/sexuality) that could have influenced your stay?: transgender woman

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