I have just spent a week in the Verde Valley Medical Center. My problem was a ruptured appendix. Let me first express my gratitude to Dr. S.B. Faulkner, who was on duty the night I was admitted to surgery in the Emergency Ward. With great skill he made this 85-year-old man whole again.
Then let me congratulate the entire staff for their loving care, for their skills, and above all, their teamwork. They try, they smile, and it's real. It was really amazing to see the dedication and feel the warmth coming your way. It's such a tough job, being a nurse, and these women are top notch.
I have only one small negative. It has nothing to do with the nurses. It's about waste in the kitchen. I have been involved with restaurants most of my life.
People who are ill or recovering from surgery have little interest in food. To present them with a large portion of anything can be nauseating. The portions served in the hospital are huge. Even when I requested no food, it arrived. Once in a room, uneaten, it must be thrown out. They need a small plate menu, nice light salads, small tasty easy to eat sandwiches, etc.
I wrote this letter to thank everyone in the hospital for being so kind to me. Forget my going on about anything else.
Thank you so much, Verde Valley Medical Center.