Grateful Patients

 
 

Eva

Swedish Care is Truly a Blessing

It all starts when you walk in the door and you are greeted by Tony the security guard. With hair, without hair, a week apart from visits or six months apart, he remembers my name every time. He gives me a hug, he asks me how I’m feeling and says I look beautiful. What a great way to go through treatment for breast cancer.

Then I walk up to the 2nd floor desk to check in. Once I gave my name, even three years later, there she goes pulling out my lab sheet without even asking who I am (but I can’t remember her name).

I walk over to the lab, first with my port the nurses were so gentle, now Yusuf gets a vein on the first try, EVERY TIME. Such loving care.

I wait a short time to get called in to see Dr. Hank Kaplan. Again, I walk in and Chris says hello. The nurse, Carrie actually cried the day I finish treatment. She hugged me and cried. Ah.

Hank couldn’t be more wonderful and I am convinced that in addition to his expertise, his compassion got me and my family through this. For what must be hundreds of people who come through these doors every day, the loving care they get can’t be replaced and truly is a blessing.

I now know that cancer treatment doesn't have to be negative. That the care you receive is not just medical but it the compassion that goes along with it.

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Peter

Sometimes, if we’re lucky, a gift will come out of a bad situation. When it means a second chance at life, Peter Hogenson is determined to take advantage of his gift and devote himself to caring for others.

Christie

"Everyone from the triage nurses to the a la carte staff were fantastic, but three people made our stay exceptional. Jen, our labor and delivery nurse, Toni, the NAC, and Amy, the night RN on the postpartum unit."

Teresa

"The level of care they give is like no other. Words cannot express the gratitude that we have toward Dr. Foltz and his team. We just don’t know what we would do without them!"

Eva

"I now know that cancer treatment doesn't have to be negative. That the care you receive is not just medical but it the compassion that goes along with it."

Mya

"I would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses at Swedish NICU. We will never forget our experience at Swedish Medical Center for the rest of our lives. We are so grateful to have our daughter doing well and home with us today. We always recommend Swedish to our friends and family whenever we get the chance."

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