Grateful for hospital staff who helped save his life

On Nov. 1, I found myself at Maui Memorial Medical Center. I had no idea what was ahead for me.

The hospital was the last place I wanted to be, especially now. But here I was, as sick as I’ve ever been and needing help.

From the moment I arrived, I was met with respect and a sense of care that was so amazing and truly touched me. There were many other doctors and nurses involved in the quest to find my infection source and the extent of it in my blood and my body.

I can’t say enough to all the staff who all work so hard day in day out, and as in my case, save my life.

The nurses were my daily lifeline, taking the time every day to explain my meds, monitoring my pain, my heart and my breathing as my liaison to my doctors. The support team of hospital aides, float pool and others that made this healthcare miracle happen.

In the end, this team took me in, cured my infection, kept me positive, informed me and lifted my spirits on my darkest days all while juggling their other patients and all the chaos that is hospital life, risking their health daily to help people they don’t even know.

I’m so grateful for the team I had. And a big thank you to Maui Memorial Medical Center. How blessed we are to have this hospital and such a caring staff.

Tim Garcia



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