On September 13th, this note appeared in the Times-News and on www.blueridgenow.com
To the editor:
On Sunday, I had a mind-changing experience that I would like to share with our community. Prior to Sunday, I had a poor mindset concerning Pardee Hospital based on a bad experience my wife had some years ago concerning a broken hip.
My opinion changed on Sunday when I entered the ER at Pardee due to a high fever. The moment that I walked in the door, I was treated in a kind, efficient, respectful and completely professional manner by all who assisted me.
First there were the nice ladies who checked me in, took my statistics and insurance info (I, sadly, did not get their names). Next were nurses Tony, Norm and X-ray Tech Mike. Last but not least was Dr. Douglas. All terrific.
Nice going Pardee. You are certainly living up to the words of your recent ads. I feel that we are lucky to have such a fine hospital in our relatively small town.