LETTER: In praise of rescue and Bon Secours staff

Published 6:28 pm Monday, November 1, 2021

To the editor:

I have just turned 92 and have had little experience with hospitals. On Oct. 3, I had a bad fall on the cement, which required me to go to the emergency room for stitches on my forehead. The next day, I began having a tightness in my chest, and my children called 911. The EMS arrived immediately, and I was impressed with their performance and expertise. 

After a thorough examination, all symptoms indicated I was having a heart attack. I was taken back to the hospital emergency room and admitted later that day. Dealing with COVID-19 and being short-staffed did not prevent the hospital staff from being kind and doing everything they could to keep me comfortable and informed. I want to thank each staff worker who had anything to do with my care while I was a patient. Thumbs up for a job well done. I also want to thank the food staff for serving delicious meals.

Much to my surprise, I received follow up calls from the hospital about my progress at home. They truly care about their patients. We are fortunate to have Bon Secours in Franklin. I can’t end without mentioning the Southampton Memorial Hospital home care group. They too are great and do an outstanding job. In life, something good usually comes out of something bad.

Louise Pixley

Franklin