Just wondering if anyone else has been unlucky enough to have to spend time in one on their vacation? Partner and I just got back from a 3 night trip. Second day he choked on a piece of prime rib and ended up riding in an aid car to Valley hospital downtown. Checked in at around 6pm. They finally got around to doing surgery to remove it at 11am the next day. He was choking, gagging, couldn't talk, or get water past the obstruction the entire time. By midnight, he had blood coming out of his nose and throat from the trauma to it. By 5am, he was hallucinating. Hospitals excuse for the long wait was that they had to wait for an anesthesiologist..... The paramedics said that this is the best hospital to go to, with the other option being UMC. I wasn't at all impressed with Valley, and just wondering for future reference if anyone has a better recommendation.