Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thanks to SPH for saving a life




I would like to thank the staff of South Peninsula Hospital for, quite literally, saving the life of my wife, JoAnn, on the morning of Feb. 16.

While I cannot remember all of the names of the folks involved I do remember Bonnie, Keith and Dr. Giulia Tortora. The decisions you made and the efficiency with which you performed your jobs saved JoJos life. We were told that several times by the staff and doctors who ended up performing the stent procedure later that day in Anchorage. Their praise of your work was heartfelt and constant.

The wonderful part was that in the midst of your precision you never let go of the term care giver. Your constant attention to keeping us up to date on exactly what you were doing and why fills me with gratitude each time I reflect on that very scary morning. You not only kept JoJo calm, you kept me and my sister Julie calm and confident that every possible action was being taken.

We can all be proud to have a medical facility like South Peninsula Hospital in our community, but without the wonderful folks who work there and save lives every day it would just be a beautiful facility.

I cannot thank you enough for giving me more time with the love of my life.

Monte Davis

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