To the editor:
I am writing this letter in praise of Columbia Memorial Hospital — Dr. Christopher Gorczynski, the surgical team, all of the nurses, CNAs and staff I had contact with during my brief recent stay. Too many times, CMH is put down and you hear nothing but bad reviews of the hospital. I had a total left knee replacement surgery on Nov. 13, and the care I received from everyone involved was exemplary.
It started with Karen and Cecile in Pre-Anesthesia testing, continuing through the mandatory joint class, onto surgery and finally to recover on the sixth floor. The mandatory joint class was extremely well; done. It started with a PowerPoint about the process, a visit from Jill, one of the physical therapists, and a chance to meet with Lynn, a social worker, to plan for your recovery.
When I arrived the day of my surgery, I was treated with respect and great care as I was prepped for surgery. After the surgery, I was taken to the sixth floor to begin my recover. The sixth floor managing nurse is Annie Trowbridge, she and her staff are phenomenal. While I was in the hospital, I received physical therapy from Corey and Jerry. Both of these men were kind, compassionate and supportive in their efforts to provide me with the best physical therapy. I had planned to go to a rehabilitation facility, but because of the care and instruction I received at CMH, I was safely able to go home.
I wanted to shout from the rooftops about the fabulous care I received from everybody at CMH, but instead decided to write a letter to the editor. Thank you again to everyone involved in my care.
Linda J. Renken