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KGH Praises
By Charlene (Spurgeon) Burns


September 21, 2010

I'm not entirely sure how to approach this subject. A service provider does not deserve to be slammed because she simply expressed her praises for Ketchikan General Hospital.

Unfortunately, I too, work at Ketchikan General Hospital. So, some might say my viewpoint is rather skewed. But, I have nothing but good things to say about the individuals that work there. Every department has upstanding people. KGH is chalked full of compassionate individuals, who went into this field because they care about people! I understand there are some politics surrounding Peacehealth, but I am only grateful for the good things that our hospital has to offer.

Does anyone realize that KGH employs the largest amount of people besides The City of Ketchikan? I would say that our economy is only strengthened by having the ability to provide so many jobs. I would say that's a huge feat considering the economic condition of our country.

And I think that the different personalities that work within that building make it a wonderful place to work and I don't think the hospital needs service providers to write a letter to the editor to boost KGH's ratings.

So, I'd like to end this letter on a more happy note by recognizing my co-workers for the hard work they do! There are a lot more positive things going on in that hospital, than negative.

And the staff at OBGYN! Hats off to you! You have only delivered stellar care to myself and my family. Thank you all for providing the level of care you do in this community! And I can't help it, but thank Dr. Smith as well, even though she only passes through on occasion.

Charlene (Spurgeon) Burns
Ketchikan, AK

About: "I am a long time resident of Ketchikan. I am a patient at KGH. I am also currently studying to be a RN."

Received September 21, 2010 - Published September 21, 2010


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