Letter: Jefferson Hospital equals hometown healthcare at its best

Dear Editor:
I am a transplant to Jefferson County from a much larger city on the outskirts of a major metropolitan area and have been living here for four years.  I joined the team at Jefferson Hospital in June of this year.  Part of my job description is community outreach.  I have approved the tagline of “Hometown Healthcare at its Best” attached to Jefferson Hospital advertising and have even included it in recorded radio spots but I had not experienced it personally until recently. However, in late September, I had the opportunity to experience “Hometown Healthcare at its Best” when I entered Jefferson Hospital through the Emergency Department and was treated with compassion and efficiency.  Multiple departments were called in for various tests and the results were received quickly.  Outpatient treatments were ordered but when I did not respond, I was admitted.  My hospital stay lasted five days and during that time, I was directly or indirectly touched by the majority of the departments within Jefferson Hospital.  I can honestly say that I experienced “Hometown Healthcare at its Best.”  We as citizens of Jefferson County are so blessed to have our own hospital close to home.  
If you are in need of hospital care, go to Jefferson Hospital.   If you are in need of laboratory or radiology services, go to Jefferson Hospital.  If you are in need of respiratory therapy services or rehabilitation services, go to Jefferson Hospital.  And if you are in need of supportive care services or general surgery, go to Jefferson Hospital.  As a convenience to the citizens of Jefferson County, outside physician orders are accepted.  Jefferson Hospital is “Hometown Healthcare at its Best.”
And do not forget that November 1 is the deadline for applying for the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit program.  This is a way to ensure that the tax dollars that we pay as individuals make it back to Jefferson County and help our local hospital increase services to the community.  It is our way as Jefferson County residents to make sure that Jefferson Hospital is a beacon in rural Georgia of “Hometown Healthcare at its Best.”
Sincerely,
 
Monica Cain
Louisville