A thought to share: I’ve heard that if people in the Tri-Cities have a serious medical problem they need to go to Spokane or Seattle.
Having had the unpleasant experience of needing to undergo five surgeries in the past three months, I believe I’ve received excellent care at the Kadlec facilities.
While this entire episode has been difficult for me, it has been even more difficult for my wife, family, and friends. Having the qualified and experienced staff available to perform these surgeries, and provide the excellent care was a major relief for all, and having the ability to stay at home during these issues was also a major relief.
My experiences have involved numerous staff, all of whom were excellent: the doctors, the PA (Ben), the nursing care that I received in all Kadlec facilities, TC Home Health (Janice) made my stays much easier to bear, and gave my family a sense of relief that can’t be described.
The moral here is the grass isn’t always greener. I am sure the staffs of Lourdes and Trios are very good as well, but I sincerely hope I never find out, at least not for a very long time.