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Health care needs to keep up with times | Letters
We are writing as members of the community who have received services at Whidbey General Hospital, and who happen to also work in the Medical Ambulatory Care/Oncology Unit (MAC) at WGH.
We are certified oncology and certified specialty nurses who have worked at WGH from seven to 25 years.
Our average tenure at WGH is 14 years. We love our patients and our jobs.
In our years at WGH, we watched the MAC unit grow. In 2012, we were one of 79 hospitals nationally that received an outstanding achievement award from the Commission on Cancer.
We are proud of both our unit and our hospital.
We are concerned about our patients and want to ensure they continue to receive quality care at WGH.
As our hospital ages and technology changes, we want to ensure WGH continues to grow.
We recently installed a state-of-the -art computer system that changed how we do our work. It was challenging upgrading our technology, but we are doing it.
It is gratifying to be a part of the change in health care today. We value technology and know how much this new technology means to our patients and their care. They will receive more fluid health care with the new system.
Our patients’ medical histories are at our fingertips. Our physicians and nurses can pull up patients’ medical records and promptly evaluate their needs.
However, WGH can’t stop with an electronic medical record. We need to improve our aging facility so our patients can continue to receive quality and safe health care.
We need to ensure our patients’ safety through the control of infections and provide for their privacy as they heal.
This is for both the patients and their families.
Our patients deserve respect and dignity during their healing process. We are excited that our community has an opportunity to improve our hospital through a remodel that will include rooms to support the new technology and provide privacy.
This will make a difference for our patients who need hospitalization. We stand by our patients and their families.
We encourage you to stand by your community hospital. Vote “yes” on the upcoming hospital bond in November.
Lisa Toomey, RN OCN
Julie Guilbert, RN OCN
Ann Bell, RN OCN
Candy Thomas, RN OCN
Line Goulet, RN MSN OCN CDE
Ginny Green, RN OCN
Don Miller, RN OCN CDE
Linda Jacobson, RN OCN
Susan Carey, RN OCN
Jackie Bruns, RN OCN
Marta Jensen, RN OCN
Michelle Beesley, RN WOCN
Colleen Klamm, RN WCRN
Melinda Buchholz, RN