Notes from the Heart
Our patients and their families share their gratitude for the compassion and care provided by our staff.
I wanted to take the time to say what a pleasure it was to have Donna, the Pastoral Care worker, alongside my family as my grandmother peacefully passed away. She prayed with us many many times. Donna’s kind words and spirituality made the whole process easier to handle. I know that is her duty at the hospital, but it really meant more than words can describe to my family and me. We should all strive to be such an inspiration in our daily lives. Also the nurses and staff on the 8th floor were remarkable as well. They brought us as many chairs as they could and got my family members coffee and soda. All of these acts show what a truly caring group is working at St. Anthony’s hospital. Thanks again.
I want to thank you for the fantastic treatment that I received during my stay. How a nurse that just worked a 12-hour shift can still be smiling is beyond me. But they did. I can’t tell you how well everyone treated me.
I understood the explanations of the doctors – they did not use terms that were unfamiliar to me. From the ER, X-Ray, Cath Lab staff and all the nurses and techs, everyone made me feel comfortable even though I was in an unfamiliar place. Housekeeping came in to clean and was very quiet and didn’t disturb me. This was an unbelievable experience and I would like to thank you all for taking such good care of me.
I would like to let you know that I had a very positive experience as a patient. I was very impressed with the process from scheduling to the surgical team to the nurses/staff on 5100. I was quite anxious, but I was treated well and I received excellent care.
Dr. Ferguson, Dr. Chang, Dr. Morris and the entire staff on the 7th floor are to be commended for the outstanding job they did in taking care of me. I want to thank each and everyone for treating us like royalty during my stay. They all are a great asset to your wonderful hospital. I hope and pray that if I am ever in need of a hospital in the future it will be St. Anthony’s.
The care I received was very professional. While there, I was attended to by a student nurse who really impressed me. She was completely focused on my personal care. She was able to relay important information to the nurse on my behalf and dealt with my comfort needs. Overall, I was impressed with the care I received and the personnel that administered it. Thank you.
When I called for a nurse, there was not a long wait for them to show up. Everyone introduced themselves during shift changes, explained what they were there for and did not ask me the same questions over and over because the previous nurse updated them on my status before they changed shifts. They all had smiles on their faces all the time. Not only was the service unbelievable but also your facility was beautiful and clean.
Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful team you have in special procedures! My nurse was great. She explained everything to me. The doctor also answered all of my questions. They all worked together as a team and pitched in and helped when needed.
This will officially be the first time I have ever written a love letter to a staff of people…your staff did nothing but ease me and make me feel incredibly comfortable and welcome. The people in Labor and Delivery made me have absolutely no worries that I was in the best hands. Thank you SO much from the bottom of our hearts, for making our first days with our second child so amazing.
We continue to be amazed at the wonderful care that I received at your hospital. It has the feel of a small town hospital, with everyone being so friendly, courteous and competent. It was a wonderful experience and we are grateful to everyone.
Our experience with the de Greeff Hospice House was phenomenal. My relative was cared for with compassion and competency by the nursing staff. The physicians also rendered exceptional care. They gave realistic viewpoints and expectations depending on what course we chose, and answered all of our questions with heartfelt sincerity.
St Anthony's is very fortunate to have these physicians as a representation of their system. I believe a lot could be learned by other physicians from their approach to end of life issues. Their team approach from each of their perspectives, was supportive, honest, and truly had my relative's best interests at heart. We thank you all for making my relative's departure from this earth one of comfort and celebration.
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