Benefits of a hometown hospital
I am not one to write letters to the newspaper – I am more of a reader. But I find myself wanting to write to you regarding the staff at Sonoma Valley Hospital. On Jan. 31 of this year, I brought my husband in to the emergency room at SVH.
Five days prior, he had had gallbladder surgery in Lake Tahoe (while we were vacationing) and upon our return home my husband started to feel ill and had some difficulties with the procedure he had done while we were out of town.
We were greeted by the woman (Sandy) sitting in the reception booth in the ER, and she got us in to see the ER doctor right away. Each and every person who came into contact with us made every effort to make my husband and me as comfortable as possible.
The ER doctor (Dr. Perryman) diagnosed my husband with a small bile leak that, had it gone without his immediate attention, could have cost my husband’s life. We honestly believe that Dr. Perryman’s diagnosis and the treatment he received at Sonoma Valley Hospital saved my husband’s life.
Everybody at Sonoma Valley Hospital, from the janitors to the highest official, were attentive to my and my husband’s needs while he was a patient there.
There is something to be said for a small, hometown hospital.
Linda and Rudy Bryson