To the editor:
There are many people that we consider true heroes. Soldiers, law enforcement officers and firemen are just a few examples of the heroes that protect us and make us proud on a daily basis. I recently found another entity of women and men that are just as heroic and perhaps, more importantly, sincerely kind and pleasant to their clients/patients. The nurses (and doctors) at Lawrence Memorial Hospital are without a doubt my new heroes.
After two recent stays at LMH, I never dreamed that I could have received such great customer service and cheerfulness from the aforementioned staff. The nurses were professional and rigorous regarding their duties. I felt as if I were being treated like royalty regarding every visit from them during the day and throughout the night. From a man who possesses a deep phobia regarding hospitals, doctors and medical offices, I can think of no better compliment.
These individuals work 12, 14 and more hours on a daily basis and still smile and treat each patient with dignity and professionalism during their long shifts. I feel that we should keep these individuals in our hearts and minds and acknowledge their efforts from time to time. Perhaps they deserve their own classification of hero in our society as they are there for us during our most vulnerable, and often our darkest, moments. So, to the nurses, doctors, and staff of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, thank you from the bottom of my heart!