Patient Stories

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From Amy Potter To Dr McVeigh, Dr Cosklo, Dr Castelino and the ENTIRE COVID unit staff

From: Amy Potter
To: Dr McVeigh, Dr Cosklo, Dr Castilino and the ENTIRE COVID unit staff

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My mother was admitted to the hospital on January 12 with Covid pneumonia. She was placed on a ventilator January 15. For obvious reasons we were not allowed to visit. Dr. (Sean) McVeigh and his staff were amazing from the start. They were able to cure the pneumonia and the COVID. They truly went above and beyond to care for my mother. Dr. (Sandra) Cosklo was able to get me in for a visit on Thursday Jan 21st. The nurses and aides took care of mom as if she were their own mother. Made me feel so good knowing how caring and compassionate they all were. The last time I saw my mother was on February 4th, when I was called to come to the hospital. Unfortunately the damage to Mom’s lungs was just too severe and she developed ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome). The nurses and doctors stayed with me, cried with me and let me stay until Mom’s last breath as we turned off the ventilator.. Words will never describe what that means to me. You are all truly angels on Earth. You treat your patients and their families with dignity and respect and for that we should all be thankful❤️

From: Frank S. kashimba
To: All WMH workers and volunteers who participated in the COVID vaccine clinic at Pike County Training Center

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My wife and I received our Covid 19 immunizations through the WMH clinics held at the Pike County Training Center. We would like to thank all of the workers and volunteers for their courteous and professional manner. We rate our experience as the highest possible in both service and excellence.

From: Debra Birtel
To: Your staff

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Just want to commend you on a job well done! Your staff and operation at the Blooming Grove COVID-19 vaccination site was so efficient. GREAT JOB!!!
Also a big thank you to the Volunteers too.
Keep up the fantastic work so we can all get through this together.

From: Pamela McPhail
To: Michelle and the entire Covid Vaccination Staff

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Yesterday my husband and I were given the opportunity to be vaccinated at the Pike County Training Center. When we arrived it looked like a very long line had formed and we would be outside for a long time. I have difficulty standing so I asked if I could sit inside while my husband waited on line for us. They were more than accommodating. As soon as I arrived in the elevator a nurse by the name of Michelle took me in hand and escorted me to a seat. She was more than willing to start my paperwork and give me the vaccine but I told her I would wait my turn in line and wait also for my husband. As I sat there I witnessed her interaction with all the people coming in. She instructed everyone on what to do, how to do it and what was to be expected. She put many worried minds at ease. She was thorough, efficient, humorous, friendly and most important kept the line moving. What I thought would be a very long wait was actually only 25 minutes. Thank you to all the nurses, planners and volunteers! And thank you Michelle. Hopefully, I’ll see you again in 4 weeks.

From: Richard Forman
To: Praise for vaccine staff

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My wife, Sandi and I received our first vaccine inoculation today. We were wowed and amazed at the helpfulness and professionalism of the staff!! The other patients remarked with similar positive feelings.

It cannot be easy to treat so many people so quickly and yet make all of us feel we are welcome and being so well cared for. I am sure the staff finds the addition of so many of us invading the hospital each day taxing, but if so, one would never know it by their cheerful personalities.

Thank you sincerely for such a positive experience!

From Cecilia Lopatofsky To Pike County vaccine center

From: cecilia Lopatofsky
To: Pike county vaccine center

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We were able to register without any problems. The day of our vaccine it was well organized, professional, and as little waiting as possible. Professionals were available to talk about any issues and what to expect with the second shot. It was inspiring to know a volunteer gave her time to be there and assist with any questions.

From: Peppie Harris Tandhasetti
To: 3 West

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Thank you so much. My brother, on 3 West, reports to me daily that the Nurses, the Doctors, the Nutritionist, & the support staff are providing excellent care.

Living a thousand miles away, I was relieved to hear that my 67-year-old baby brother is receiving state of the art care. He’s never been sick but his age, and life caught up with him. He feels blessed to be in Wayne Memorial in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

From: Anna Lien
To: Barb (ICU RN)

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I was at WMH for a procedure that required a few hours of observation in the ICU. During my short stay Barb (Lubinski) was very warm & helpful. It’s comforting to know that there are still nurses who care about their patients

From: Kathy Kernoschak
To: Tina Vergara and the entire Chemotherapy/ infusion staff

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I had chemo from July till September 2019 for ovarian cancer and Tina Vergara was such a terrific nurse to me and worked with me with all my concerns and anxiety. She, Marianne and all the nurses in Chemotherapy are perfect examples of nurses who care!
Thank you All!

From Paula Wargo To The Emergancy Room & Its Staff….

From: Paula Wargo
To: The Emergancy Room & Its Staff....

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As an older senior, I have suffered with an ailment for many years… on occasion I have a very bad flare-up, to the point I have to go to the hospital. I was having symptoms like the flu but knew it was not. It was once again my ailment that I have suffered for years… only this time I could not eat or drink and was heaving for three days before calling an ambulance. I was dehydrated badly and at a late age I knew I was in trouble. I must say I have never, ever been treated so FAST and so kindly by the staff on that Monday morning with all the people that came to my aid. Of course a nurse named Ruth E. (a Traveling Nurse) was the top person I remember well – her kindness, professional way of calming me down and her all-about manner was so exceptional, I was so delighted…and caring for all others as well…Yes it was a long stay…But when you are having tests done, it does take time…And we all know not all the tests are done in the hospital. But all turned out well and I WOULD recommend Wayne Memorial. It’s not an IN & OUT Hospital like the fast food world. They take the correct steps for YOUR health to make sure it’s done right. Thank you Wayne Memorial and the ER STAFF…I truly appreciate all you have done for me…