Editor, I want to thank Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup for the kindness and professionalism extended to my aunt, Mae Hyers, during her stay. Aunt Mae stayed on the fourth floor in three different rooms. Her last room was the Hospice Suite.
The nurses that tended to Aunt Mae were so kind, attentive and professional. They were gentle and respectful and went out of their way to make sure she understood everything, which allowed her to maintain dignity and independence, which were her mainstays. She thanked them often and on some occasions, she told them she loved them. They responded with a grace that is not often seen.
Wayne Memorial is a beautiful hospital. Aunt Mae especially liked the large window that let the sun warm her skin and made her feel like she was outdoors. Several afternoons, we were entertained by an air show provided by jets from Hunter AAF.
Aunt Mae died early in the morning on Friday, Aug. 26. She was surrounded by her sister, nieces and nephew. The staff patiently took the lead and gently helped us with our loss.
One of us was with Aunt Mae throughout her stays. Everyone — from check-in, cafeteria, gift shop, lab, x-ray and cleaning staff — was very professional and caring. I especially thank the nurses on the fourth floor, whose acts of kindness seemed to come naturally to them. They are very comforting and appreciated.
I believe that management sets the mood of its staff, so I thank Wayne Memorial Hospital and suggest that they continue doing what they are doing because they have something very, very special. Thank you again.
— Carol Morgan