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Letter: Couple grateful for local health care


I am writing to express my appreciation for the staff at Franciscan Hospital in Crawfordsville and Franciscan Hospital in Lafayette. On Jan. 2, 2023, my wife had an emergency and I had to rush her to the Crawfordsville’s emergency room. Despite the hospital being full, the staff there looked for other locations to ensure that the exceptional treatment could be continued and she was subsequently transferred to Franciscan in Lafayette where she stayed in the ICU for three more days.

From the moment we arrived at the Crawfordsville’s ER, the staff was quick to respond to our needs, and provided my wife with the necessary medical attention. The nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals were compassionate, professional, and thorough in their approach. They were patient, kind, and always willing to answer any questions I had. They communicated clearly and effectively with me throughout the process, which helped me to understand my wife’s condition and the treatment being given.

We were impressed with the way the staff handled the emergency situation and how they were able to provide my wife the necessary medical attention in a timely and efficient manner. The facilities were clean and well-maintained, and the technology and equipment used were state-of-the-art. The hospital’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care is evident in every aspect of their operations.

At Franciscan Hospital in Lafayette, the staff was just as exceptional. They continued to provide my wife with the necessary care and attention and the level of care was just as exceptional as it was in Crawfordsville. The team there was also professional, compassionate and attentive.

I am grateful for the care and attention provided by the entire staff at both hospitals, and I highly recommend Franciscan hospitals to anyone in need of medical attention.

Gary Behling