Posts Tagged ‘Cardiac’

Thank you

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

by: rebecca martin

Thank you to all the cardiology staff that cared for my stepfather Robert Rasmussen rm 409 admitted 05-09-11. My family appreciates all the kind acts while bob was in the hospital. I just want to send a special thank you to latoya PCA. My stepfather really enjoyed her care. He stated she gives the best baths. Latoya was attenative to all his needs and always had a smile on her face. Thank you to Amy RN from hospice and waiting to start the meeting when my family was late. I had no idea of all the services hospice provides. Amy explained all of this in a very easy to understand professional manner. Thanks again to cardiology for making our stay here at the hospital an enjoyable one under the circumstances.
The family of Robert Rasmussen.
Roberta,sue,steve,bekki,karlee and jessica

Stent Procedure

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

by: Angela Earl

I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciated the care I received while at Bronson. Everyone was wonderful from the folks in ER to the doctors and nurses (who were amazing) and all the people involved with my stent procedure. I had a great experience at such a crazy time. Thank you so much for everything!

Professional and Caring Attitude

Friday, April 8th, 2011

by: Diane Lockwood

When my husband recently experienced chest pains, I quickly called 911 and when asked which hospital I wanted him taken to, I chose Bronson Hospital. He was evaluated and within minutes, was taken to the catheter lab where his blocked coronary artery was reopened. After the procedure, Dr. Rogers showed me images of the blood vessels, where the blockage was and the stents that were put in. I appreciate him showing me what was done. All of the nurses in the cardiac unit was very informative and kind. Although the ordeal was frightening for me, the professionalism and caring attitude of the doctors and nurses eased my mind. I left for home, knowing my husband was in good hands. Thank you so much!

Chest Pain Emergency

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

by: Carrie Kotecki

When my mother called and said my father was having chest pain and was being taken to a outlying hospital I immediately told her to have him transferred to Bronson. Upon arrival to Bronson’s emergency department he very quickly was assessed and a chest pain protocol started. He was taken to the cardiac cath lab where a procedure was performed to open a blocked artery. He spent a few days in the hospital and was discharged home. The staff at Bronson were fantastic from start to finish. Everyone was friendly and helpful. As an emergency room nurse of several years I have seen many patients with this problem. When it happens to a family member, you know longer are the nurse looking at the situation from a distance. It’s very uncomfortable being on the other side of the medical arena. The staff at Bronson made sure my family and I understood everything that was happening and did not make any assumptions because I was a nurse. It is very comforting to know that the staff at Bronson treat everyone like an extension of their own family. They turned a difficult experience into a positive outcome. Thank you!

I KNEW they were taking my condition seriously!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Belinda Bullardby: Belinda Bullard

I am currently 55 years old. By the time I was 50 years old, I had been to the emergency department four times with chest pain. The first two times I went, I went to Borgess. Each time, I had to wait in the waiting room for three hours. I was told that if my condition worsened, I should let them know. I spent the three hours wondering if my condition was worse… Should I let them know if it is a little worse, or wait until it was alot worse? I was wondering why I was diagnosing myself!

The second and third time I went to the ED, I went to Bronson. When I arrived, there was a sign that said something like “If you are having chest pain, don’t wait in line!” I told the receptionist that I wasn’t exactly having chest “pain”, it was more like a dull ache. There was a flurry of activity! I was put in a wheelchair and given a consent to treat form to sign. I was digging through my purse for my insurance card, and was told that they didn’t need it then. I was so impressed that the staff were more interested in my health than the paperwork!

As they were wheeling me to the back, they were shoving an aspirin down my throat. As soon as I was in a room, I was hooked up to an ekg, had blood drawn, and they were taking my blood pressure. I KNEW they were taking my condition seriously!

The next day, I was administered a stress test. The test came back that I had too much stress. In a way – good news! However, I had to figure out how to turn off the stress!

My care, at Bronson, was great! I knew I was a priority, and I knew they cared.