Write this one fact indelibly into your mind which will hopefully inform everything you do when dealing with hospitals. Hospitals do whatever is in their best interest. The patients interests do not come first. I am not even sure if they come second or third. I have advocated for close family members through multiple serious illnesses. My son had 23 trips to OR while in the NICU for 24 months. I can declare with absolute certainty that the hospital operates first and foremost from the perspective of promoting and protecting its own self, irrespective on many occasions of what is best for the sick people.