Thursday, November 16, 2006

My stay at MUSC

I normally try not give to many details away about my city, using alisis's like "the ritzy island", "The City", "Miracle Hospital", but in this post I will name a name. I was a patient at The Medical University Hospital of SC last week with my foot injury. Now the reason I am actually stating the name of the hospital, giving away this small detail, is because the care I received at the hospital was excellent. It all started in the ER, now these are people I know on a first name basis, being that I am a medic. They treated me like family. They worked quicly to get my pain under control. The consult with ortho was also quickly ordered so that getting me admitted was expidited. So my excellent care started in 1W and then continued when I was addmitted upstairs.

The nursing staff on 7E were caring and knowledgable, the CAs were kind, and the MDs took time to explain everything in terms I could understand. Even though I am I am in the medical feild and understand most of the "big medical words" they did not speak in them. But they did not talk down to me either. One even took the time, after he noticed that I was not doing to well dealing with the injury, (not just pain-wise, but also mentally, I was worried about if I would be able to go back to work with an injury like this) to just sit and talk to me, which for a surgeon to do is well...he treated me like a person not just another patient. Actually, I really can't say anything bad about any of the staff that worked with me. The night nurses, when they were not busy would come in my room and talk. (I didn;t sleep very well at night, being a night shift worker) nad there was one day shift CA, B., who after being cooped up in that stupid hosptial room for like four days, brought me a special kind of wheelchair (The kind from PT that the legs popped up so that me foot would stay elevated.) and two guys from PT to help me into it. So I could go downstairs and go outside for some fresh air.

So I just wanted to say thank you to the staff of 1W and 7E. I don't know if any of them read my blog at all, But if you do, you guys know who you are who took care of me. You all did a good job. I know I was a pain in the ass sometimes, but aren't all medical workers? But even if I totally got on your nerves you didn't show it. You made me feel well cared for. So again Thank You.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good for you to take the time and effort to tell us about your good experiences. It's so easy for all of us to complain when we've been wronged and somehow a challenge to commend those who do the job right. I know you were being complimentary about those who cared for you but I found that, in giving praise, you inadvertently us some insight into your own character.
If you haven't done so already, I hope you will take the time to tell the management of MUSC the same things you shared with us. Afer all, compliments from one's colleagues and peers are the best compliments of all.
I hope you are still mending satisfactorily.