I'm writing this letter to praise the medical staff in the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton area.
I have worked as a registered nurse and lived here for more than eight years. In the past two years, I have found myself on the receiving side of medical care. My experience was nothing but the best.
Thanks to my physician, Dr. Kristi Blessitt, I have two beautiful healthy babies, a 17-month-old daughter Roxanne Elizabeth and an 18-week-old son David Paterno. Unfortunately, my first pregnancy ended up on a rocky road with preeclampsia, a placental abruption and a trip to the hospital via ambulance for an emergency C-section. As a nurse, I knew I could lose the baby, lose my life or end up with a hysterectomy. Because of our incredible physicians, anesthesia staff and nursing staff, none of this happened. Luckily, my second pregnancy was much easier.
Both my stays at Hilton Head Hospital were great experiences. The entire staff (physicians, nurses, breast feeding consultants, upper management, food and nutrition and housekeeping) were all caring, helpful, attentive and went above and beyond their call of duty.
Many of us are from big-city areas with renowned physicians and amazing teaching hospitals. But here in the Lowcountry we have a wonderful community hospital, where our physicians and nurses are our next-door neighbors, church parishioners, soccer moms and lacrosse dads. The medical staff is caring, confident, attentive and gifted. I think it is time for our community to recognize and appreciate this. I sure do.
Sara Scarritt Remigio
Hilton Head Island