To the staff at Firelands Regional Medical Center
As a relative stranger to your community, I arrived unannounced at your emergency room Monday, May 20, nearing midnight. But I was examined expeditiously and admitted post haste to the facility.
The sequence of events the following three days during which the medical procedures took place are vague to me, and just as well, but the recovery period which followed became a most pleasurable experience. The medical and professional staff was all new to me but they treated me with great respect, yes, and with their great professionalism. The support staff could not have encouraged me on with any greater fervor:
n The nurses who offered me so many helpful suggestions, small talk, moral support and spiritual support;
n the laboratory staff who always whispered me awake before performing their chores, yes, the residuals are dissipating rapidly;
n to the dietitian, your food was much better than my appetite; and the social worker and physical therapist who stopped by to offer their services.
Amongst the extras, I was able to watch the construction workers below me during the recuperation hours. My favorite pastime, 'sidewalk superintending', oftentimes better than the TV. My thanks to them as well.
If I had to do it again, I'd like to do it at Firelands.
Robert E. Fujita