Healthcare is a team effort

Dear Editor,
Another year has come and gone and the healthcare system will be discussed again. This letter is not about that. This is about a big thanks to the industry as a whole.
Like the phlebotomist who pulls your first cancer screening at the C.M.M.C. health fair (Joanne, you are greatly missed and loved!) or the surgery recovery nurse trying to get you up and walking. The radiologist who puts you in the world’s biggest microwave and quickly leaves the room. Housekeeping, who helps cleanup after your first treatment (Rose at the Gift of Life, we love you!) The NUC Med nurse who brings you a syringe in a lead pipe with (Tc-99m) a radioactive isotope and says it might sting a little before your bone scan to check for metastatic growth.
It takes a lot of people to make it happen.
Years ago I had the privilege of working on several big hospital jobs in Denver and more goes on behind the scenes than you may think. A cross section of wall may have lead-lined drywall and doors and back up emergency life support.
It’s a small city unto itself. It takes a lot of people to keep the lights on in our healthcare system.
We appreciate all of you from the bottom of our hearts, and a healthy new year!
Joe and Barb Stoltz
Heath, Mont.



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