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Letters to the editor — Saturday (12-13-14)

Thanks for great care at Rowan Medical Center

At the end of October, I had a bad fall at home resulting in a dislocated bone in my leg and three broken bones in my ankle. I went to the Rowan ER and was admitted to the hospital that night. I had surgery two days later. For me, this was a pretty horrifying event and excruciatingly painful. My family and friends were wonderful but it was because of the nurses and staff at the hospital that I was able to cope.

I have heard negative things said about the hospital but that was not (or has ever been) my experience. I’ve had almost a dozen surgeries over the past 10 years at other hospitals/outpatient facilities and I know what it takes to be a good caretaker. (I also know what it takes to be a good patient — I respect each person’s job and the skill that it requires, not to mention incredible patience.) The level of professionalism, respect and care was the best, THE BEST, I’ve ever had. From Brenda One and Brenda Two, Sherry, Nickie and Kayla to the sweet CNAs, the lovely woman who swept and cleaned my room each morning, and the woman inw Nutrition who knew I’d missed meals due to surgery and brought me an ice cold soda when that’s all I could keep down — each one was lovely and caring. It has made me weepy with gratitude even 6 weeks later.

When you are at your most vulnerable, these are the type of people you want taking care of you. I hope they each have a blessed holiday season and all the best in the New Year.

— Wendy Beeker

Salisbury

Concerns unfounded

In response to: A Safety Concern on the Polar Express (Dec. 10)

As the parent of the child to which the writer refers, I certainly echo the sentiment that safety should be the primary concern for all during this production. However, I would be more concerned if the statements made here were true. My son has never stood waving in the location the writer specified, and never even passed between open cars without supervision and assistance.

Lee St. and the NC Transportation Museum have done nothing short of an extraordinary job pulling this production together and performing it 7 times every single weekend (and 13+ scheduled during the last weekend), for 14,000 ticketed guests. As a parent, safety is, indeed, my primary concern, and I want to send out a big thank you to Lee St. and the NC Transportation Museum for making sure those concerns are fully assuaged and mitigated. This production and its success are huge wins for Spencer and Salisbury — thank you to both organizations for your continuing contributions to our community.

— Capri Brixey

Salisbury

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