Letter to the Editor
Grandson "flying" after seeing helicopter
I would like to thank the pilot of the STAT MedEvac helicopter for his
kindness to my grandson. We went to Meadville Medical Center to see the
helicopter, which was waiting to transport a patient. The pilot saw my
grandson and invited us over to see the helicopter up close. He gave my
grandson a tour of the helicopter, even letting him sit in the pilot's
seat. His kindness made quite an impression on a young life.
Needless to say, my grandson was "flying" for the rest of the
day. I thank the pilot for his service and professionalism in the dangerous
job that he does, but I also want to thank him for the kindness that he
showed to my 4-year old grandson.
It may seem like a small thing, but he positively touched a young life
that day. Many thanks again!
- Ron Vrablik, Meadville, PA
Appeared in the Meadville Tribune, Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Meadville Area Free Clinic Needs Your Help
As the 20th anniversary approaches, the future for the free clinic is uncertain
due to declining funding. The need for the service has remained the same,
not declining as some had predicted with the advent of the Affordable
Care Act in recent years.
Donations and medical volunteers are desperately needed to keep this critical
community resource viable. If you could help, contact the Meadville Area
Free Clinic at 814.337.7166.
- Duane Koller, Meadville Medical Center
The full article
appeared in the Health and Science Section of the Meadville Tribune, Tuesday,
May 16, 2017
MMC has a Great Team
A patient who was admitted through the ED with chest pains stated, "I
spent a week with you people and I just want to say thank you. The ED
staff was phenomenal! I had two staff members named Bill who were great
(William Schaffner and William Hovis). Samantha Prevost, Michelle Rubaker
and Sara Porter on the 2nd floor were so pleasant. Maria Onion was a breath
of sunshine. I just want to give everyone kudos. This visit was so different
than my last one three years ago. I also want your staff to know I have
not had a smoke since I got home and I'm not going to! I just can't
thank you enough." He also stated he wanted to mention Dan Bailey
from the kitchen and Kendra Stewart, the housekeeper, who were both wonderful.
Continuing, he said, "You guys have a great team there!"
- Anonymous Patient of MMC
This appeared in Volume 2, Issue XV of the MMC WOW News Bulletin
Friday, May 19, 2017