Grateful for a great hospital


I spent from about Saturday, Nov. 4 until 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at Clinton Memorial Hospital. The first concern was that I was experiencing a stroke due to symptoms including memory loss and extremely high blood pressure. The final diagnosis was Transient Global Amnesia, for which I am thankful to God that it was not more serious.

The reason for this letter is to express accolades to all hospital staff for the wonderful care I received. I was attended by three doctors, a myriad of nurses and aides, many technicians and an orderly who cleaned by room with great care. Though I was there when you would think staff would be at a minimum, I could not have received better care. Everyone was attentive, kind and very professional, the doctors were compassionate and very informative about my condition and the tests they were ordering. The nurses and attendants were kind, caring and compassionate beyond all anyone could desire. The CT scan, carotid doppler scan and MRI technicians were helpful and kind and informative. Even the lady who cleaned my room on Sunday morning was caring and did a professional and thorough cleaning job.

During the past 17 years I have experienced four surgeries as well as this recent experience at Clinton Memorial Hospital. It seems time to give credit where credit is due. Personal experience has demonstrated to me that we are blessed to have such a fine facility in Clinton County staffed with such wonderful caring professionals. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the professionalism and staff, the cleanliness of the facility and the personable care I received.

There are many reasons to be thankful to be a citizen of Clinton County, and Clinton Memorial Hospital is certainly one of them.

Larry D. Cole

Wilmington