I must respond to the March 18 article written by Sharon Salyer (“Hospital faces public criticism”). All the comments regarding Stevens Hospital were negative. Not a positive thing was said. The only thing I agreed with is extending the board to five. And I understand that has been considered for several years.
In my opinion (and experiences), Stevens has a very caring and dedicated staff throughout the hospital from the medical staff and technicians to the volunteers. I have talked to several of them and they tell me the turnover is very small due to the fact the people like their jobs.
I have been taken to the emergency room several times in the past few years as well as had many tests – MRI, lab testing, x-rays, etc. No paramedic has ever suggested that I be taken to another hospital. They have all seconded my thoughts of getting the best of care there, which I have always felt to be true.
I know several people who have had surgery or babies at Stevens and they all tell me how pleased they were with their experience and excellent care from the staff.
I hope others will speak up on their positive thoughts from their experiences at Stevens.