Tuesday, August 26, 2008
St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe
When we moved to Santa Fe, we knew there was one hospital and that we would lack a choice for our health care. On top of that, we had heard pros and cons about the services and reputation of the hospital. We were a little nervous but really too busy with our move to think much about it.
Then! Three months into our residency here, everything changed. I ended up in St. Vincent's as a patient in the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit for a almost a week. What happened to me there still feels like a miracle. From the afternoon that the Santa Fe County ambulance crew took me to the hospital until I was discarged 7 days later, I experienced a level of care and professionalism that literally saved my life. Even though I remember little of it, the people there could not have been more wonderful to my husband who was in the tough position of having to stand by and watch and wait and hope.
From the doctors to the nurses and support personnel, we are blessed to have St. Vincent's Regional Medical Center of Santa Fe as our hospital, and to know they are there should we ever need them in such a drastic capacity again.
I am recuperating at home now, I am sitting in the sun and getting back my strength and and looking at my mountains and thanking God for my life.
Viva St. Vincent's!