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!