Bob Gaubatz

Swing Bed Patient
Lake Butler, FL

Why we choose Lake Butler Hospital…

My name is Lizbeth Croft and this is my father Bob Gaubatz. Since 2010 he has faced many health challenges. He has had two total hip replacements, two shoulder replacements, had a rod and screws placed in his femur and has had ten surgical procedures on his back as he suffered 10 compression fractures of his spine.

As many of you know, I worked at Lake Butler Hospital for many years and the employees and owners are truly like family to me. They all have supported me as I had to make the necessary but difficult decision to leave my work family to focus on my family as my Daddy needed full time care.

Being my father’s full time caregiver and being a nurse I am very concerned for his wellbeing and overall care. One of the many reasons I choose Lake Butler for my father’s rehab needs is they care for the WHOLE person!! Not just the diagnosis being treated. They truly treat their patients like family and it is the ONLY facility I allow my father to stay at without me! I can’t tell you what it means to have the peace of mind to be able to go home and get a good night’s rest and not be concerned about the care my father’s receiving! They are a true blessing! One of our community’s treasures! Spread the word! It does not need to be a HIDDEN GEM! Just because we are a small community does not mean we lack the quality medical care your family deserves! The care given is hands down the best around! The love the staff shows the patients and their family is genuine! From the people who come in to serve your meals(which are by the way made to order and of gourmet quality! Not your typical hospital food! We all look forward to the meals served!!!), to the person who comes in to clean your room, to the staff in lab and radiology, nurses, rehab, administration and non-medical personnel, they are all professional and friendly and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and ensure all your needs are being met.

My Father’s physician is always kept in the loop as to what decisions are being made during his stay so don’t think that if you see a doctor in Gainesville that you can’t utilize your hometown hospital for your rehab needs!

Why would you go anywhere else?!

Thank the Lord and knock on wood we have not needed those services as of late but make NO mistake I would not go anywhere else! If you want quality care, if you want a home away from home environment while you heal, Lake Butler Hospital is YOUR choice, this will be the best decision for you to get your loved one, one step closer to Home! You make the choice, they truly make the difference!

Love my Hometown Hospital and all the staff!

Lizbeth Croft

Charles Hicks

Swing Bed Patient
Keystone Heights

Why the Hick’s family chose LBH’s Swing Bed Program…

“We are so happy we chose to have him at Lake Butler Hospital. The staff is very caring, attentive and professional. The rehab is excellent. The CNAs jump to answer the call lights, the food is wonderful and the hospital is so clean”, said JoAnne Hicks, Charles Hick’s wife. “I encourage anyone to stop by and take a tour and see for yourself. That’s what we did. I tell my church and friends you will not make a mistake by choosing Lake Butler Hospital.” Pictured: LBH Rehab Director Lori Keen with Mr. Hick’s after a therapy session and his wife of 64 years, JoAnne who was by his side cheering him towards recovery every day.

JoAnne Hicks

Catherine Filer

Swing Bed Patient
Lake Butler, FL

Why Catherine Filer chooses LBH….

“They provide great patient care and they treat you with respect. It is all around the best hospital. They are angels on earth”

 Catherine Filer

This facility has outstanding medical staff and we’re very fortunate to have this hospital in our town.
Anonymous from hospital survey
One of the best care ever received at a hospital. All the staff were very conscientious of hygiene and always wore gloves. Facilities were kept extraordinarily clean
Anonymous from hospital survey
This facility has outstanding medical staff and we’re very fortunate to have this hospital in our town.
Anonymous from hospital survey
One of the best care ever received at a hospital. All the staff were very conscientious of hygiene and always wore gloves. Facilities were kept extraordinarily clean
Anonymous from hospital survey
The care at Lake Butler Hospital is very good, and all the staff are very caring and sweet.
Anonymous from hospital survey
“My care was perfect,” said Villia Williams, former Swing Bed patient. “As soon as I pressed the call light nursing was there. I enjoyed everyone. If it had not been for rehab I wouldn’t be as independent as I am today.”
Villia Williams
“I couldn’t have been treated any better if I would have been at home,” said Myrtice Lee, former Swing Bed patient. “I was so pleased while I was there. Everyone treated me great from nursing to rehab.”
Myrtice Lee
If anyone has to stay in rehab for a month, I don’t know of a better facility. The care is excellent.
The nurses were always sweet and caring to me. They helped with showers and eating when needed.
Very great care. No better place. Staff, doc, nurse very professional & friendly.
Anonymous from hospital survey
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,

Sherry Barnett