Thank you, Southern Humboldt Community Hospital; Letter Writer Praises the Care She Received
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An open letter to the community:
I had an extremely good experience at our local hospital emergency room. Southern Humboldt community hospital. Admitting was warm, pleasant, swift and helpful…[S]he even finished filling it out for me. I apologized for having to come in on the weekend, and they were tender and caring. They brought me a heated blanket…the nurse stayed with me..only to disappear for a few…seconds. She did take her lunch and another angel appeared…then my original Angel was back…I can’t imagine that that her lunch was even 10 minutes at that.
They swabbed my nose to determine if I had the flu,no flu. [T]hey brought me a pillow for the small of my back, and water. They gave me a nice breathing treatment that really opened things up.
Then the Dr. [m]ade me take a breath that erupted into spontaneous coughing, so he knew to prescribe strong cough medicine.
Then today I got a follow up call to check on me.Also they gave me personalized follow up instructions.
I spent a three day stint a month ago visiting my friend that was admitted, the hospital was alive…with present caring staff. [I]t was clean and warm. I will be going here rather than going north only to sit in mothballs…and all the nurses are giggling and spending a great deal of time chattering about their personal lives. A little bit of that is okay as long as no one has need. I was sceptical when [a friend] said she had a good experience…[S]he is usually pretty tough if things aren’t proper, but she was right…[I]think we have a good change around. Thank you, Southern Humboldt Community Hospital. Carol Speakman/September Gray