Grateful for care of Providence’s nurses following stroke

I had a stroke in April. Given the circumstances, I was apprehensive about a trip to the emergency ward. Indeed it was overloaded and understaffed and the attention I received as a victim of stroke arriving in an ambulance was less than optimal.

After about two hours I was admitted to a ward on the eighth floor and everything changed. The nurses moved constantly at pretty much at a dead run 24/7, so that we patients would not suffer from the shortage of staff, efficiently and effectively. I was a Navy hospital corpsman during the war in Vietnam and know good nursing when I see it because I did it. The care I received was skilled, conscientious, and energetic in the extreme.

I am not a person given to hero worship but I never felt so surrounded by selfless heroes so dedicated to their duty and their craft. Nor have I ever felt so well cared for.

To those nurses, should you read this, you shall live forever in my heart. May God grant you special place in Heaven.

Harold Pettus

Everett

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