It seems that every article written about health care workers in the past two years has been about staff burnout and frustration. Well, in the last month alone, I’ve had four experiences at St John’s hospital with staff providing excellent care.
I would like to commend the staff in the Emergency Room, Cardiology Intensive Care Unit, Cath Laboratories, and the staff at Nursing Station P3. The care I received, especially from Dr. Thomas Johnson, Dr. Carmelo Panetta, and the nurses under the leadership of Susan Fangel, vice president, chief nursing officer, was clinically outstanding. and very benevolent.
I have never met an employee who has been “burnt out” or frustrated, and, in this Covid environment and staff shortages (and the ones I am sure feeling burned out), this is worth it. specially noted. Thank you to the Sainted staff at St John’s Hospital.
Barbara MacIntyre, Roseville
A huge “Saint” to two girlfriends who ran to help when they saw the difficulty my friend was having while stepping onto the sidewalk outside Great Clips in Vadnais Heights one recent morning.
We went to the salon so that my friend, who recently had a stroke that left her left arm severely impaired, could wash and cut her hair for the first time since leaving rehab.
Despite my support and lifting, she couldn’t get over the curb.
Realizing our predicament, two “saints” ran towards us, offering to help them. In a matter of seconds, my friend was thrown onto the sidewalk, and the girlfriends went their separate ways.
While we thank them very much, they deserve to be canonized.
Rose Jones, Little Canada
Go to the Minnesota Wild and Winter Classic for not including Minnesota Whitecaps in anything in your pregnancy ceremonies.
You’ve got Gopher hockey players dropping a ball, high school hockey players dropping a ball, two basketball players dropping a ball, one is a Wolves alumnus and of course Minnesota Twins alumni. Why haven’t any Whitecap players been invited to drop the puck? Then to hear the media and their family members recommended to skate on the rink on Sunday? Nice to give Whitecaps some frosty time.
Jean Anderson, North Saint Paul
On Christmas Day, my husband and I were alone. We decided to have our main meal at Mongolia Barbecue in Stillwater. We ordered two deluxe meals. We received a card that said “We hope this little gift will brighten your day”. This is a gift from the River Valley Christian Church of Lake Elmo. This happened to us in 2019 from the same place, from the same church, and we are so grateful. But for that to happen again this year, we must say we are extremely grateful to receive this special blessing when seniors are alone on Christmas Day.
Kathy Petersen, Oak Park Heights
https://www.twincities.com/2022/01/15/special-regard-for-great-care-in-this-climate-of-covid/ Particularly interested in the excellent care in this climate of Covid – Twin Cities