A ‘Patient Story’ from… Chris Rasmussen, Owner, Rasmussen Ford-Mercury, Inc. Storm Lake, Iowa (used with his permission) “Yesterday, I had gallbladder surgery at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and was very impressed with the entire team of nurses and staff I interacted with - everyone was great, courteous and very helpful with my wife, Michelle, and me.” ‘Please pass along our thanks and gratitude to everyone who was involved - from the people at the reception counters to the nurses in surgery.”
A ‘Patient Story’… My name is Shirley Laird and I am the niece of Alma and John Heschke. My Aunt passed away in 2005 and my Uncle a little more than a year ago. They were both hard working, good farm people. They took care of each other and were positive members of the community.
My Aunt Alma was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas and she fought for a very long time and tried to be as independent as she could. It became obvious that she was not able to care for herself and my uncle. She spent the last six months or so of her life in the hospital. My parents (my dad is Alma's brother) went to see Alma almost everyday for all of those months and she ALWAYS spoke so highly of the doctors and the nursing staff. They all treated her as a person and not just someone taking up a bed or waiting to die. The staff would stop in to see her either at the beginning of the shift or as they were leaving. They would joke with her and do what they could to brighten her day and make her smile. These gestures had a great impact on her last days.
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