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Letters to the Editor

Emergency medical staff performed admirably; thanks!

Last Monday, Oct. 29, is a day I will not soon forget. We had a serious medical emergency that struck out of the blue, and was life-threatening.

My call to 911 was answered very quickly, and the gal who took my call made sure that an ambulance was quickly dispatched, and she stayed on the phone with me to take any additional information I could give her, and to make sure I was OK.

The EMT crew began arriving at my house within a few minutes. The ambulance was also on scene quickly.

On the way in to Perry Memorial Hospital, I could not help but notice the oncoming vehicles that pulled over to let us by.

Of the 10 or so cars we encountered that morning, only one did not pull over.

I will never know the folks who gave us that courtesy, but I want them all to know how much I appreciated their consideration.

Once at the ER, the staff was right on top of things. I was kept informed at each stage of the process as to what was found, what was being investigated, and what possibilities I could expect.

The three doctors who dealt with our situation were VERY professional in their actions and very considerate of my need to know what was going on. I cannot thank them enough.

Once in recovery, I must say I was very pleased with the attention given by the nursing staff, and I want to give a special shout-out to the CNAs who seemed to go beyond what they probably needed to for our situation.

The whole process was very smoothly coordinated, and I could not be more pleased.

Yes, I have heard all kinds of jokes and comments about all of the above-mentioned folks over the years, but I know for sure that my experience has given me a whole new perspective on the medical support we have here in Bureau County.

We should be thankful we have them. I know I am!

I am especially thankful for the EMT response. That crew’s quick response pretty much guaranteed a good outcome to our situation. I OWE YOU GUYS BIG TIME! My best to all involved!

Mike Johnson


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