The purpose of my letter is to commend the teamwork and collaboration regarding medical care in our community, for it benefits all of us in so many ways. 

We often do not think of the importance of issues such as these, until we personally need them. I recently had a surprise medical emergency and needed immediate medical care and surgery. The professional care I received at Columbia Memorial Hospital from the moment I came in the door, until I was discharged a few days later, was outstanding. 

It’s important to recognize the contribution local medical care brings to our community every day. I extend a heartfelt thank you to the hospital board leadership, hospital volunteers, administration, the quality doctors, attentive professional nurses and all other medical professionals who contribute significantly to “building community” here, and work for the greater good. Thank you.