Lucky to have JHC

Posted 8/7/19

Last week my friend became quite ill and I rushed her to the hospital E.R. The staff was quick to take action providing medical intervention and diagnostic testing. When my friend was stabilized the …

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Lucky to have JHC

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Last week my friend became quite ill and I rushed her to the hospital E.R. The staff was quick to take action providing medical intervention and diagnostic testing. When my friend was stabilized the staff explained her medical condition in easy to understand language and kept her under close observation until she was ready to be admitted. The patience and sharing of information by the E.R.doctor, nurses and aides in answering questions and providing support was incredibly helpful.

Later in the day, she was admitted to the inpatient floor. The doctor covering that unit came down to the E.R. to meet and obtain pertinent information from staff and my friend. He let us know what to expect when admitted. For the two full days and nights she was hospitalized, she received the full array of services from many disciplines. Communication between staff and my friend and her family was excellent and so helpful.

At times of waiting while at the hospital, I found the delightful gift shop. It is filled with lovely items and Rosemary was so helpful. The cafeteria was a great find with excellent food and friendly service.

We are so fortunate to have this fine facility in our community!

Janice E. Henning
Port Townsend

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Tom Camfield

Even more, we have a great fire and rescue crew. We had a family 911 recently and three EMTs were on the scene in about three minutes, fully equipped with an array of testing equipment. And the hospital ER (actually the entire hospital) is staffed with truly up-beat, competent and compassionate people all over the place.

My greatest experience with the local ambulance and EMTs was nine years ago. I was knocked out of reality by some sort of mini-stroke. Weather had grounded the helicopter that could have transported me to Seattle, so the local guys drove me all the way to Swedish Hospital--where I regained consciousness the next day. Pretty dedicated! I was promptly treated and released about a day or so later. And here I still am, knowing that I have great back-up near at hand—even as I continue to push the envelope.

Wednesday, August 7