The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Letters to the Editor

December 22, 2012

Hearts and Darts

DANVILLE — Here are some of the good things readers noticed around the area recently:

Central Illinois Bank sends hearts to “our customer that brought in a truckload — yes, a truckload — for Toys for Tots.

“Our customer wants to remain anonymous. All of the donations will bring a lot of smiles on Christmas.

“There is a Santa!”

Jeff Wakeland, coordinator Toys for Tots for the Maj. Kenneth D. Bailey Detachment 824 of the Marine Corps League in Danville, sends hearts to many generous people.

“It’s all about the kids. Thanks to many of you, more than 2,000 kids will have a happy Christmas this year.

“A big thank you to the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club for their 30 years of donating toys and money, not to mention their extra muscles to carry in the heavy boxes of toys on set-up day and then for their presence on Distribution Day.

“We accidentally gave credit to the wrong organization in last week’s edition. Please accept our apologies. We didn’t mean to intentionally mislead the public or the Sons of Silence. Thank you, again.”

Katie and Jimmy Hopper of Danville send hearts to Provena United Samaritans Medical Center. “Before 2012 comes to an end, we do not want to forget to publiclly express how pleased we both are with the excellent care Katie received this past fall as a patient at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center.

“Katie had to be recently admitted as a patient through the emergency room after repeated symptoms during the last couple of months which led to her needing surgery. We want to offer thanks and praise for the attention and care from the reception and admitting personnel, the emergency room physician on call and the assisting nurses, licensed practical nurses and lab personnel, Katie’s surgeon Dr. Savage and his office staff, and finally the nursing and other medical staff who attended to Katie as an inpatient at Provena.

“he regular attention in managing her pain and other medical needs and keeping her informed as to lab tests, surgery schedule, etc., were so helpful and enabled us to be less stressed during her illness and needed surgery. We also do not want to forget the staff who attended to her needs and preparation in the pre-surgery holding area and while she was in recovery.

“There is even a little humor with our stay in that Katie felt cared for and confident enough in all that was being done for her that on her way to surgery she was still doing some ordering with her iPhone on eBay!

“What we think is forgotten is that Danville is not a small town with a small town hospital, but is instead a community blessed to have a large and excellent medical center. It is for reasons like these that as Katie was driving home from work an hour from Danville the evening she needed urgent medical attention, she could have driven to other hospitals along the way but instead chose to get home to Danville and be treated at Provena. Very few people desire to have be admitted to the hospital, but if that is the case for citizens in this area, you can have confidence that the staff medical and support are prepared, well trained, and detailed in their competence and seek to do all they can to help bring about the healing of patients in body, mind and spirit.

“And if our words sound like too much praise, we suggest that area residents go on line or obtain from the Provena the latest ratings for Danville’s "local" medical center and its excellent comparison with other hospitals in both its regional care and also with all hospitals state wide. Having been residents in Danville now for almost 10 years, we are aware of the many blessings we have experienced living here, with the most recent being Katie’s care as a patient at Provena.

“So we ask for thanksgiving and prayer for our local medical community and all who serve in Danville’s medical community in any capacity.”

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