Wednesday, June 12, 2013

We have a great "little" hospital

We live in a small town, actually it is a Village. We do not have a hospital. So when Ray cut his head a week ago, I drove him to our hospital. We actually have 3 hospitals, each about 30 minutes away in various directions.  We use the one north of us in a small Wisconsin town.

Memorial Hospital is a 25 bed critical access hospital with a full range of acute care inpatient and outpatient services.  It has an active, state of the art, Trauma Level 4 Emergency Department. Our youngest son was born in this hospital 33 years ago. For 34 years, our family has used this ER, been inpatients and been outpatients, but thankfully, not often!  It is really nice to use a hospital where you know many of the people - there is not a big turnover in staff.

If you have to use an ER, this is the one you would like to use! Last week, when Ray cut his head, I called to say we were coming with an ETA about 30 minutes. They were waiting for us when we got there. We arrived about 9:30 AM and left by 10:00 AM! There is another ER at one of the hospitals near us that we have used for Ray's parents. If you get out of there or admitted in four hours, you are doing good!

We went back to the ER this morning for Ray to get the staples out of his head. They told us to come back there so we didn't have to pay for a doctor visit - I guess this is considered as part of last week's visit! The ER doctors are all 'visiting doctors' so we had not seen this doctor before. Poor Ray had to once again tell what happened. It would not be so bad if that darn beeper wasn't warning him that the lift-gate was still going up. By the way, Ray is doing great and healing well. Note: 6-13-2013 Ray just put the lift-gate up on the van and it does NOT beep all the way up!

We got ER 2 and were there about half an hour again. There was only the one doctor and when we left the other rooms, both ER 1 and ER 3 were full. The nurse said they were REALLY busy.

We are so fortunate to have such a great "little" hospital. 

1 comment:

  1. Happy Anniversary! Glad Ray is healing well. Tell him to watch out for that lift gate.



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