It was wall-to-wall participation at Saturday's Health Fair at the Montrose Pavilion. With increasing health care costs, a growing senior population and a depressed economy, the free or reduced-cost tests and demonstrations were warmly received and appreciated by area residents. Montrose Memorial Hospital is best described by its own mantra, "Friends and Family Caring for Friends and Family." From its tireless Board of Trustees, its dedicated C.E.O., Dave Hample, Director of Rehabilitation, Martin Lutz, and Acute Rehab Unit Program Director Dean McCall to "Evie" in Admissions, patients receive superb medical care commensurate with or exceeding that received in any large metropolitan hospital. I know – I have been to both. Travel to a larger venue is no longer necessary nor justified. In addition to excellent care at the hospital and in rehab, our community has outstanding surgeons like Tom Dwyer and his surgical assistant Rachel.
Being hospitalized, for whatever reason, is never pleasant. However, our region enjoys a much higher level of medical competency than would generally be found in an area with our population. M.M.H. has an infection level significantly lower than the national and state average and while food may be the last thing on a patient's mind, the hospital's Lobby Grille and kitchen have received well-deserved state acclaim for excellence.
Thank you M.M.H. and staff for not only a superb Health Fair but even more importantly, for your outstanding care for me and our community.
– John W. Nelson, Hip Replacement Patient