WAYNE WALLACE: Mercy Medical Center wins kudos from patient

April 3, 2013 

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SUN-STAR PHOTO BY MARCI STENBERG The Medi-Flight helicopter, based at Merced Regional Airport, lands at Mercy Medical Center's landing pad Friday morning, Sept. 3, 2010. Since the hospital opened in May, more than 20 patients a month are transported by air ambulance from Mercy to outlying hospitals.

MARCI STENBERG — Merced Sun-Star

Sometimes you read opinions about services at the local hospital. Sometimes you hesitate to use the hospital, driving many miles and putting additional stress on yourself. Recently I had a heart problem and had to go to Mercy Medical Center. I walked in, explained my stress and was immediately taken in for an evaluation. All they asked for was my name and birth date.

I was placed in one of the ER rooms and received a very good examination by the doctors and then was transferred to a room.

I was made comfortable and immediately had nurses doing what nurses do, taking care of the sick.

I was given a menu that would make most restaurants jealous. My wife was given coffee.

They even had a person from the office come around and make sure that everything was OK.

If you are still hesitant about going to the local hospital, I think you should go over to the office and ask for a tour.

Remember, you may not be feeling well, but a thank you here and there, and asking if you do not understand something, makes your trip much easier. Kudos!

WAYNE WALLACE

Atwater

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