Last night (New Year's Eve) after suffering for a week with a severe respiratory cold, I had trouble breathing and paid a visit to the WGH emergency room. I went over about 2:00 AM. They got me in almost immediately and I was seen and treated by Dr. Mike and RN Mark. Both were extremely courteous and patient with me, and after diagnosing my problem, they provided me with a breathing treatment and prescribed medications that really helped my problem. I was home by 3:30 AM.
We do not always appreciated how fortunate we are to have the WGH emergency room. With all the problems the hospital is facing, Medicare reductions, layoffs, taxes etc., they are still able to fully staff this wonderful facility.
Thank you everyone in the emergency room, I wish you all a very happy and healthy new year, and thank you John Papalia for continuing to maintain this much needed facility.