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Way beyond the call of duty

To the Editor:

During the last several months my family has undergone some changes. We moved my elderly mother to the area and into our home.

As sometimes happens she became ill within a few weeks. She was placed in St. Lukes in attempt to improve her condition so she could once again return to our home. The care she received on the medical hall was outstanding. The caring concern of all involved was overwhelming and way beyond the call of duty.

Later as her condition became worse the guidance provided by the geriatric unit was so comforting and secure. I do not know how to express my gratitude to all in that unit.

Once it became apparent that mother could not live on her own or with us without continuous care discharge planning made the process of moving her to a nursing facility as easy as possible.

I have always considered St. Lukes a family. But have only in the recent months experienced what that meant. Please accept my and my familys appreciation for being there when times are both good and bad. It is a comfort to know that we have such fine people involved in our communitys health care. I only wish more people understood the asset they have in our health care professionals.

the family of Hazel Brooke Cole and Brooke Campbell