Appreciation for Lake Butler Hospital
Like so many others who have expressed their appreciation to Lake Butler Hospital for the treatment of their loved ones, the family of Vernon Barnett would like to add our sincere gratitude and peace of mind for the presence of such an institution in our community.
When Vernon (my father in law) was admitted after suffering a stroke, we observed the willingness and patience of everyone involved in his care. Even when our questions weren’t easily answered they still helped us to understand each step we would go through.
Even though one of the family was there most times, it was comforting to know that the staff members were attentive to him and always had a little anecdote of something he said or did.
When he was transferred to the rehabilitation part of the program he again received quality care and attention. He never complained, in fact, it was a running joke that he always answered “Outstanding” when asked how he was doing. He came to love those who cared for him.
From the sweet receptionist as we entered the entrance doors to the welcoming decor, and later the Christmas decorations that adorned the lobby, we were greeted with warmth. The meals were appetizing and delicious (especially that fried catfish!) and I personally witnessed the attention to detail of making sure the floors were cleaned and polished each evening.
As the time approached that we thought he was ready to come home, staff members were very informative and supportive in the tentative plan that we might need respite care for a few days.
Though he did recover from the stroke, he was overcome by the cancer that he knew would eventually end his life. He was ready, he wanted the nurses to know he was ready, and he was comforted knowing he was in a safe, friendly, loving place.Seeing he felt this way made it less difficult for us during those last days.
How wonderful to have this place of treatment, rehabilitation, and respite care available to us. We can never thank the staff enough, but I would like to mention each one by name because, even if they didn’t have personal contact with Vernon, I’m sure they were “outstanding”. They are our unsung heroes and angels on earth.
Lucinda Pryor, Terra Godwin, Christina Kent, Megan Mobley, Sonia Gosebrunch, Christina Hernandez, Lisa Perez, Robbin Box, Christine Wight, Natasha Green, Kathy Perry, Jill Fulgham, Ramesh Patel, Faye Cummings,Carol Bradley, Diane Cason, Paula Webb, Viki Therriault, Pam Howard, Jennifer Thomas, Candy Dickey, Robynn Trautman, Pat Reed, Tina Gosebrunch, Tammy Keho, Amy Hendreith, Rob Koch, Ouida Barber, Wanda Butler-Ferguson, Kathy Johnson, MJ Finley, Judy Pruitt, Mandy Dicks, Paula Matthews, Carolyn Deloache, Mike Boyer, Terry Sipes, Patricia Williams, Anna Woods, Christie Forsythe, Marielena Quintana, Ashlee Hodges, Roy Drake, Leslie Clayton, Amanda Andrews, Eva Atwood, Cathy Nazworth, April Stewart, April Smith, Jurline Keith, Alisa Jackson, Adrianna Godwin, Wanda Bulls, Ginger Anderson, Holly Gamble, Debbie Horler, John Ryder, Nancy Daniel, Randi Williams, Lori Keen, Laura Williams- Garcia, Beth Gillman, Jane Tarabella, Leah Crawford, David Jennings, Allison Jenkins, Stan Winzer, Julie Moore, Annette Sapp, Gayle Norris, Misty Coleman, Cynthia Larimer, Dee Flippin, Ronnie Johanboeke, Kelly Sapp, Ardry Henderson, Candace Bratcher, Jennifer Jackson, Holly Guerra, April McDowell, Brandy Olive, Paula Hughes, Jeff Consaul, Kelly Chewning, Maja Izykowski, Virginia Wilson, Cathy Griffin, Sara Driggers, Shellie May, Leigh Pedaline, Jennifer Gartman, Rania Fam, Karen Harbst-Citta, Qazim Salia, Gloria Niquett, Michael Ledee, Connie Walker, Brittany Sorrells, Joanna Swenson, Arnold Feliciano, Robert Lancaster, Heather Ledford, Valerie Scott, Linda Hopkins, Mandy Adkins, David Wingate, Bailee Peeples, Amy Abraham, Natasha Odom, Tammy Watts, Colby Box, Tammy Barnes, Kandace Harvey, Kera Hedrick, Cathy Todd, Ruth Barber, Ashlie Beiling, Holly Brewin, Reagan Husong, Katrina Gibson,