1.16.2008

The Best Restaurant In Decatur


Is at the local hospital. I had no idea.

Yeah, I know it's not the best picture (click to enlarge) but my desktop computer at home bit the dust so I don't have access to my cheap scanner anymore.

42 comments:

Scientology Rules!!!! said...

Get a Mac, you'll never have to worry about your computer crapping out again. Nor will you have to worry about viruses. Or the fact that you're not cool. Seacrest out.

rpm said...

At least they are good at something.

Anonymous said...

Yes - but is it any good?

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it's still true or not but in the past people in Mineral Wells would go to the hospital after church to eat it was so good and cheap. I ate there,it was really good especially the desserts.

Anonymous said...

"Happy Endings?" Me thinks that this isn't just a restaurant. Remember, there is no sex in the champagne room.

Of course the food might be good, but you'll get a staph infection.

Anonymous said...

I assume you are referring to the "Happy Endings"

Anonymous said...

well, barry, since i'm the person you have to see to get the menu and pay, i guess i could get you a better picture.

Anonymous said...

Maybe one day their ER services will catch up with their food services?

Anonymous said...

2:03 you beat me to it.

I bet the odor from the sewer treatment plant that is located behind the hospital provides a delightful aroma in the main dining room.

Think Frustrated said...

No prices?

Anonymous said...

If the food don't kill ya the Doctors will.

Anonymous said...

From the hospital:
This is our new "Room Service-Style" dining available to our patients. Patients are available to order "What they want...when they want it" during room service hours. Different menus are provided to each patient based on the individual's physican-prescribed diet.

Anonymous said...

In the kitchen there is a cookbook that says "To Serve Man".

Double Fake Bobby Flay

Anonymous said...

The book had some dust on it and it actually read Ways to Serve Man

Anonymous said...

From Wikipedia...

"All is not well, however, when a code-breaker discovers the Kanamits’ true intentions: Their book, "To Serve Man", is a cookbook, and all their gifts were simply to make humanity complacent, much like fattening pigs or cows before they are slaughtered."

I'm sorry sugar, but I just don't see a "What" in there.

Double Fake Paula Dean

Anonymous said...

Y'all can say what you want, but our patients seem to be very pleased with room service and with the menu offerings. Patients' visitors are so impressed that many guest trays are also purchased daily.

Anonymous said...

Whoa 7:53AM - have you read the newly published City Food Inspectors reports on various dining establishments in Mineral Wells? I guess I'd eat at the hospital too, since so many demerits were issued to a lot of the places down there. Stay away from Whataburger, Panda, Pizza Hut, Don Marcos, the DQ on E. Hubbard and Golden Chick. I was there yesterday, and just drove home and made a sammich.

Anonymous said...

They have to serve good food to make up for the poor service you get in the hospital where many patients are having to be transferred out to other hospitals.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I don't doubt any of it. The Pizza Hut looks like a third world restaurant on the inside and smells like a slaughterhouse.

Anonymous said...

The new room service is great and so is the food. Having said that I have had 2 different family members in the hospital this last week and if you are very medicated and seriously ill you don't remember to order your 3 meals for the next day, then you don't get food, or you get food at a much later time. My elderly (87) relative had to rely on family to make sure she had meals. I worry about the people who don't have family or friends to make sure they ordered their food or order it for them. They may have to make some changes to the food delivery system, but all in all it'd great in theory.

Anonymous said...

12:37, doesn't it make sense to transfer a patient if a higher level of care is needed that the facility can't provide? i wouldn't necessarily call that poor service.

Anonymous said...

You know,I'm thinkin about sawing my hand off so I can experience this wondeful menu firsthand.

Anonymous said...

prices are 5.00 for breakfast and 7.00 for lunch or dinner.

Anonymous said...

Would a sponge bath be listed under appetizers or desserts???

Anonymous said...

1:15 personal experience with this one. Was transferred because was so eat up with infection and doctor left to go out of town. Saw 3 different doctors while there. I am alive today because of being transferred. Poor service I do agree.

Anonymous said...

I see a lot of Abulances come and go there all the time so can it be all tat safe to eat there?

Jarhead said...

3:38:

Oooooooh!! Tell us more about your infection!!

TMI

Newark Times said...

My buddy went to Wise county "hospital" to have his leg operated on. The stupid quack-doctor operated on the WRONG leg. It makes me sad just thinking about it.

Anonymous said...

Wise Regional has great rooms and great food and a few good nurses. My husband was unable to order from the menu until the third day after he finally got a blood transfusion after waiting 3 hours to have it typed and delivered. Never, never again will we use the hospital and the ER was a bigger nightmare. If we can't get to any emergency room in Denton or Fort Worth, we will just head to the funeral home.

Anonymous said...

Ya'all make me laugh about your "horror" stories about the hospital. The people who post on here are typically just looking for attention and there's probaby little to no truth to any of it. I know.. I know.. "someone knows someone who experienced this..." so it has to be true, right?

The truth is that we're very lucky to have the care and the technology that is available in this area. All ERs have long waits - and I'm sure you could find "horror" stories about any hospital in this country. Just because it's in Fort Worth or Dallas doesn't make it better. The majority of the doctors working at the Decatur hospital worked at hospitals in the Metroplex to begin with?

So get off your self-deprecating (look it up in the dictionary) horses and be thankful that these doctors and nurses are here 24/7 to save your life if need be. I'm sure your job isn't nearly as selfless.

Anonymous said...

Well said 10:51 a.m.

Anonymous said...

Doctors,how smart can they be anyway-it took 'em 10 years to graduate college. Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

My guess is there's probably nothing wrong overall with the nursing,medical and technical care at that hospital but they have a serious customer service problem.

Anonymous said...

The new sewer plant doesn't stink. Strange thought but healthy,modern facilities have little or no odor.

Anonymous said...

12:19, what happened?

Newark Times said...

Yeah, I wonder why these "doctors" no longer work in Fort Worth or Dallas? Maybe it's because they are a bunch of quacks!

Anonymous said...

Newark Times, Bless your tiny little brain. These doctors still exercise privileges at Metroplex hospitals. Ignorance truly is bliss in this community, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

10:51 Sorry, regardless of the positive spin you try, most people know by experience about the local hospital.

The problem is money spent on all the latest technology, buildings, food service will not save lives or provide good health care.

Good health care is provided by paying good wages and proper protical for treatment.

Three really bad experiences at the hospital is enough. Waking up in the new surgery center and being told there is only one nurses aid on duty; therefore, it will take some time to help you go to the bathroom! If my daughter had not been with me to get up with me during the night, I would have been in big trouble.

If you go to the hospital, be sure to have a family member stay with you because you are going to need help.

Let's just hope the new hospital in Bridgeport will be run for the benefit of patient care.

I doubt the majority of the doctors in Wise County really have much to say about patient care at the Decatur City owned hospital.

Anonymous said...

1:53 I wish I knew. I've been through their ER a few times and never really had a problem that couldn't have happened somewhere else.
The statements I read here and hear in person suggest patients aren't being educated about their condition and treatment.
They also are probably not being given the impression their health,safety and comfort are important. Short staff on patient care techs? Move heaven and earth to get someone in that shift and let the patient know what you're doing to get help. If there's not 100+ people who live in Decatur qualified for that shift that work elsewhere who could be called in part time I would be surprised. It's going to cost more but how much would a lawsuit cost?
No facility that has ANY understanding of customer service and legal issues would allow any of their staff to use understaffed as an excuse. There is no such thing. That's what I meant by customer service issue. There was someone in that facility to help this patient until help could arrive-the patient would might never have to know there's a potential problem.
Most of your docs there will have admit priviledges at metroplex hospitals. I'm sure some even have offices there so geography isn't the issue.
The person with the staph. infection? Dude, 3 physicians conferring(wherever you are) and they haven't got what it takes to figure out what/why in your case? Come on. Why not say"The docs there saved my life,they shipped me out to X hospital for X treatment/consults they couldn't provide." A hospital like Decaturs can't treat and diagnose everything,and shouldn't try, it would break them quick. But, at the same time this wasn't educated out of this patient by the staff.

Anonymous said...

Ducks are a bunch of Quacks

Anonymous said...

2:15 Reading on page 10 in the Sunday, January 20, Messenger regarding Seeking the cure of health care, perhaps the problem at Decatur hospital may be found as reported in 2007 alone $11 MILLION was in unreimbursed costs, being 12% of net revenue.

Something is wrong with this picture because how can any hospital keep its doors open if they are losing $11 million a year and people with insurance are paying the bills.

No amount of fund raising is offsetting the unreimbersed costs.

As a taxpayer, I hope where they are going with all this, is not a county wide county tax.

Wise Regional just recently opened up in Bridgeport with an outpatient physical therapy. Hospitals receive 1 1/2 times the reimbursemtents for Medicare patients and have no caps.

Wonder why health care costs are high? Also, home health care costs are running completely out of control.

But the Decatur hospital has great food, provides a great couch for family and always has available coffee, drinks and other comforts.

But they took out the ATM machine because no one is using it. If you find yourself going to the hospital or ER, make sure you take some cash.

One last comment, my experience with the hospital is they had a very nice customer service lady come by to ask if we needed anything, could they order anything?

My question, was are you the medicare case worker? No, an employeee of the hospital.

It was so far into the bad experience at the emergency room and with a couple of the nurses, I wanted to answer, well, you could have gotten right what the doctor ordered, but it wasn't worth the effort.

At the ER, the way I was able to their attention was by asking the question, Is it going to take 8 to 10 hours for my husband to see a doctor. I read an article in the paper about having to wait in the ER. I was told no. Then I just kept asking when he was going to see a doctor. They told me when a bed was ready. Then I went to look in the rooms and saw they didnt' have bed's ready.

I just was with my mother in the emergency room in another county and we didn't have to wait for a bed to get ready. So protocol was better there than here.

I speak from personal experience.

Anonymous said...

I went to the ER once with a stomach ache. They put a gunshot victim,heart attack patient and TWO people who had been in a car wreck ahead of me! The nerve.