I wanted to acknowledge the staff who cared for me as a Covid-19 patient, from December 31, 2020-January 3, 2021.
Dr K. was my doctor in the ER where I was evaluated and given a COVID-19 test. I was reluctant to stay, but it turned out to be the best decision. During my admission I was shown kindness and professionalism. Diane wheeled me to my room, while keeping a calming scenario. Prior to that she, and the pharmacist worked successfully to get me my drops for my glaucoma.
The room was large and spotless, and my first nurse was Kimmie. Since, I had not eaten all day, there was a sandwich and beverage on the tray. Kimmie performed her professional duties but was also willing to answer all my questions and calm my fears. The next nurse was Courtney, and so began 4 days of wonderful care.
I was started on Remdesivir, as well as other meds, all which were explained when I asked about them.
My doctor was Dr. Bhimani and his excellent associate whose name I did not get. Were superior. Dr. Slawicki spent with me, and I never felt rushed. His explanations were clear and understandable. I also had an excellent respiratory nurse at the very end. As well as a PT for a few sessions.
The lab technicians taking blood numerous times were incredible. I called them my “1 stick wonders”. They did their job (very well} and were done quickly. Unfortunately, no time for names. As for the food, the menu choices were excellent and varied, and the food was tasty.
Fortunately, I had a paper and pen with me and tried writing down the names of everyone who cared for me, but some I missed.
~ Patient from 4th Floor~