Letter from a grateful son

March 24, 2020

I am writing to share the great care that my 101-year-old father, Edward B. Carter, received at Beebe Healthcare the past few days. I was so impressed with the kindness, patience and efficient care my father received during his brief stay that I wanted to make certain the nurses and aides received credit due.

My father was taken by ambulance to Beebe’s Emergency Department on Sunday morning, March 15, largely due to chest pains. He had fallen at his home in The Moorings the night before and woke up with chest pains and high blood pressure. He was stabilized in the emergency department and as a precautionary step, he was admitted to the fifth floor, Nurses Station 3 on Sunday afternoon.

On Monday morning, March 16, he underwent a battery of tests including a four-hour stress test at cardiac testing on the first floor. After all the testing was negative, he was released to go back to The Moorings around 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

During that short stay, his care was terrific. The nurses were attentive and understanding of the needs of a 101-year-old man. I want to especially compliment lead nurse Dana, who was efficient, kind and always smiling while dealing with my dad. The other nurses and aides also acted professionally but with great kindness. I was so impressed that I bought donuts for the nurses on Monday morning! My dad had difficulty completing the nearly 4-hour stress test in cardiac testing, but the nurses there were just as patient and kind. You and the administrative staff at Beebe have to be especially proud.

I am a lawyer who interacts with medical care constantly in my practice, so I know good medical staff when I see them. My contribution today is to honor the nurses who took such good care of my father. Thank You!


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