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Sukie G.

Rideout saves lives

This is a letter praising the local heroes at Rideout Hospital that save lives every day and often go unnoticed. These talented professionals provide quality care close to home every single day.

I am writing this letter in regards of the excellent, compassionate care my mother received by your staff as she was under their care for a open heart surgery procedure and a valve repair March1-11.

Your staff was exceptional in all aspects from the moment our mom, Gurminderjeet Gill, arrived via ambulance to your ER, through her three-day pre-op stay on the cardiac floor through the cardiovascular intensive care unit and until her discharge post-op. Each staff member was kind, compassionate, culturally sensitive, and very knowledgeable about her medical issues.

To name a few staff members that we want to acknowledge:

Jill Schultz, she diligently answered all of our medication questions.

Respiratory therapy staff: Jinder, Ryan, Denise and Katelyn.

Nurses Sonia, Mopey, Paredema, Diane, Renee and Sarah.

Dr. Griffith and Dr. Harper; these two gentlemen spent so much time educating us about the surgery with so much patience and compassion. They answered countless questions for us. Post-operatively, Dr. Harper rounded on our mom three times a day even each weekend day. Anyone can practice good medicine but to exceed our expectations with their attentiveness and caring amazed all of us.

Dr. Bains, Pulmonologist and Intensivist, was also amazing with his care during her stay.

Having quality care so close to home is a rare treasure. You are so fortunate to have such a great team of healthcare professionals.

As a side note, my sister, Romi Uppal, social work case manager, is a 15-year employee of your wonderful facility. Our mom, Gurminderjeet Gill, was also a Rideout employee for 11 years, many years ago.

Again, a heartfelt thank you to your stellar team of professionals.

Sukie Gill, Santa Rosa; Romi Uppal, Yuba City; Amar Gillof, Yuba City