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Welcome to the ongoing conversation between current and former patients at Norman Regional Health System. We believe in the power of community to enhance the healthcare experience, and we encourage all of our patients and caregivers to respectfully share here. Thank you for being part of the conversation.

Praising Rehab by Former Patient

Friday, August 23, 2013

What can I say for this Rehab Unit? This has been the place for us! You have been the final steps we needed after over two months stay in three different hospitals and three surgeries. We had dedicated doctors and nurses here. The entire staff was very patient, going out of their way (besides the necessary duties) to make us feel comfortable and cared for - ready to reach out with open hearts and hands. I watched my 89-year-old husband go from flat on his back to being able to do most things for himself. These final steps are taking us toward home – a wonderful destination. When we need help again we will be back at your door looking for those familiar faces.

A Hearty Thank You to All! by Former Patient

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Due to a recent health crisis it was necessary for me to be admitted to your hospital, Norman Regional. Upon arrival l was quickly diagnosed with heart failure and pneumonia. I remained in the hospital for several days during which time the service and care were both exceptional! It quickly became evident your employees are the "cream of the crop", and carefully selected for their ability, kindness, and excellent patient care.

With my advanced age and general health condition being a major factor, I still needed more time to fully regain my strength. So, upon my hospital discharge Dr. Thomas Whalen made the necessary arrangements to transfer me to the "Grace Living Center" for further treatment and rehabilitation. While in their facility the staff is helping me continue the journey to becoming well and strong enough to be able to return to my own home. I am very grateful for the medical knowledge and ability of Dr. Whalen. He truly combines those abilities as a physician with the highest degree of compassion and caring.

Unfortunately, my recall memory does not allow me to remember all the names of doctors, nurses and extended staff members who provided me such outstanding care during that most difficult time. I do remember with gratefulness, Gina Hunt, Anissa Gilleand, Juli Wright, Cassie Gipson and social worker Linda Fielder. My stay was also made better with help from Case Management personnel Loraine McKay and Lee Ann Richardson. And, I most certainly cannot miss thanking the young social worker known to me only as "Fran". Add to this listing the name of a very special young lady by the first name of "Sophie", and you have only the names of those special individuals l can remember. I realize I have missed the inclusion of many who need also to be recognized. I do apologize for that and say a hearty thank you to all those of the Emergency Room, lCU, Radiology, and especially to the health care workers of the 2nd floor!

Standouts in Your Organization! by Happy Knee Replacement Surgery Patient

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I had a total knee replacement surgery at the HealthPlex. My treatment while I was there is something someone should be aware of. Although everyone involved in my treatment deserves recognition for a job well done, three folks in particular deserve special recognition.

First, a nurse named Sarah. She was by far one of the best nurses I’ve ever had, and I’ve had numerous joint surgeries and nurses over the years. She was extremely professional and yet extremely caring at the same time. She made me feel very comfortable, important, and displayed a tremendous amount of confidence in her job. She even laughed at some of my dry humor and that in itself is worth a lot to me! I guess the best compliment I can give her is to say that if I ever find myself needing a joint replacement again, I’ll definitely try to schedule my surgery so that I’m under her care.

Next, from the therapy group both Brianna and Justin made my list. Both of them, like Sarah were very professional yet very caring at the same time. I felt I could openly discuss my recovery issues with them and they truly cared. As a final note, everyone involved in my care deserves recognition. However, these three individuals were standouts in your organization and made my stay extra special. As a side note, I also informed Dr. David Bobb about my experience and he was glad to hear good feedback.

"Truly a Special Bunch!" by Tammy Morgan

Monday, July 29, 2013

I was a patient in your ER on Friday, July 26 late afternoon, early evening. I have to say they are a great group of people. My wait time was very minimal. They took care of my needs and explained tests to me. Each person that I encountered was professional, courteous and very caring. A lot of other places could definitely learn from your ER. Thank you to everyone that took such good care of me. You truly are a special bunch!

Quality Care at Norman Regional Hospital by Debra Sutton

Thursday, July 4, 2013

I wanted to compliment all of the nurses who took care of me while I had a parathyroidectomy in NRH. They gave me excellent care and were kind, compassionate, and caring. These nurses were Amanda, Teresa, Brenda, Tessa, and Lurlene. Thank you all for making my hospital stay a more pleasant one because I had you for my nurses. This is a very high compliment coming from me because I have been an RN for 33 years. Also, I don't know the nurses names, but everyone from pre-op to PACU also were very kind and did an excellent job as well. Thanks again for caring and for all your hard work!

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