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On June 8th I had to have an emergency cesarean section to bring two beautiful twin babies (one boy and one girl) into this world at 3:00am. This all came about quickly Friday June 7th. I was extremely sick and ended up with the signs of pre-eclampsia. When I arrived to the L&D department at 10:30pm the nurses, (who I am not going to name because I don't want to miss anyone), immediately began taking great care of me. They hooked me up to monitors immediately and began to do what nurses do best, take care of their patients with compassion. When I learned that I was going to have the twins that night I was very nervous about it, especially knowing it was a cesarean. You see I work at SMC as well and know how the operating room works but knowing I was on the opposite end is scary. Again everyone involved in L&D OR were great and took great care of myself, my husband and our two new babies. This great care continued throughout my whole stay in the maternity department for the next three nights and four days, from everyone. Even when the babies had to go to the nursery due to body temperature dropping, they received great care and were spoiled already. We are now home and I learned a lot from all the nurses on how to safely take care of my babies. Thank you again L&D and Maternity to everyone involved in my care, including Dr. Cohen and Dr. Chen for great anesthesia care during my delivery!!!!!
Posted By: Tracey Hummel
On June 14th my family visited the LeRay Medical Center right off of Fort Drum for the first time since it's been opened. We were amazed by the kindness, cleanliness, and organization of the facility. We came at almost closing time but all of the staff including reception, physician and nurses were kind and caring as we kept them a little past closing. We were in and out within 30 minutes, the Physician did wonderful with our son and even gave us the antibiotic needed since we were unable to make it to a pharmacy before closing time. My Husband and I are very gracious of the medical center and all it's staff and will definitely make another trip there if and when the time comes. Thank you LeRay Medical Center!
Posted By: Chelsea Camerman
Our grandson was born in your hospital on May 14th at only 33.5 weeks. Before that his Mom, came to your hospital on May 5th after her water broke at about 32 weeks. The entire staff has been nothing short of amazing. On behalf of our entire family, we would like to thank everyone who has helped and cared for mother and baby. We could not ask for them to be more attentive, considerate, or professional. We have been confident from the beginning that they are receiving the best possible care and certainly everyone at Samaritan has proven that the well being of both Mom and Baby is their first priority. May God bless each and everyone and forever hold you in his good graces.
Posted By: Catherine H.
August 6, 2012, my family was camping at Bedford Creek Campground 11 miles away. We were packing up preparing to go home when our friends son came to tell us our son, Sean, just ran into a bike rack mounted on to the back of their camper. He had three facial lacerations. Even as an OR nurse for 20 years, I was not prepared to see this on my 16 year old son. Knowing that he needed attention, I had no idea where to take him or what doctor to see. This was foreign territory to me, as I always knew whar and where to take my children for medical attention. But that is when we are at home. After looking at the hospitals in my GPS, I put my faith in Samaritan Hospital. With a name such as that, how could I go wrong. When I arrived, the triage nurse in the ER told me they did not have plastic service, but Watertown did. Since I work at a small hospital, I know that doesn't always matter. I proceeded to ask her, "Mother to Mother, if this was your child, who would you let stitch your child?" Her response was "any PA here." When we met the PA, he knew I was concerned and asked if we would rather be transferred to plastics at Watertown. That immediately set me at ease. As odd as this may sound, I could sense his confidence in that one statement. His name is David Keys. And the work he did on my sons face was absolutely amazing. I have shown pictures of before and after to so many people and doctors I work with and they are all impressed. His bedside manner was great as well. He set us all at ease. He had us all smiling, even laughing, before we left. My apologies for taking almost a year to write this. Experiences such as this, with people such as you employ, deserve great recognition. Please extend my greatest thanks to him. And please tell him what a great job we feel he did. The scars on Sean's face are barely visible. Samaritan hospital certainly lived up to its name, and I am so glad I put my faith in this hospital. Thank you!
Posted By: Julie Peacock
My experience at SMC today was absolutely OUTSTANDING! From the time I signed in with the clerk at Surgical Services, every LPN, RN, Anesthesist, MD, assistants and everyone else I encountered treated me with respect and professionalism. The team was extremely efficient and courteous. SMC's employees have the highest standards and truly deliver quality patient care. Thank you all so much at Surgical Services, Advanced Recovery, and PACU Recovery!
Posted By: Karen E.
I had hip replacement surgery on 3/11 and cannot say enough about the care I got. I had never stayed in a hospital before and was nervous, to say the least. However, the attention I got from your staff made it seem almost like I was on vacation, in a nice hotel. Ralph, Roberta, Danielle, Erin and everyone on the 5th floor went way above and beyond their duties to make my stay an enjoyable one. Thank you, very much!
Posted By: Christopher P.
I had a great experience when I was in the PCU on the 3rd floor...nurses were awesome, aides were awesome, respiratory, anesthesia, housekeeping, and the food all awesome. Thank you so much for making my stay there comfortable.
Posted By: Terre O.
my son was admitted to the hospital peds ward recently for rsv. the nurses were so great and made our stay much more pleasant . any question i had they answered pleasnatly .they were keen and observant .made sure i was comfortable thank you for all you did . my family is grateful
Posted By: sarah
I was in Watertown shopping and having dinner with my son and daughter in law celebrating my sons birthday when i had a sudden onset of pain in my right side. my first thought was my appendix. when the pain intensified i told my husband to take me to the emergency room. upon arrival they immediately attended to me when they saw how severe i was. my check in altogether was less then 5 min. from front desk to a bed, with a nurse putting an iv in my arm for fluids and pain killers . this service continued w/ a cat scan and the information to be finding out i had a kidney stone. they were all wonderful there. i say 2 thumbs up . however i hope i dont have to visit there er again!!!
Posted By: Dorinda Campbell
Gouverneur , NY
Chris Snyder nurse on 4th floor took care of my brother Victor F Amell.Vic was a long term patient and Chris made him feel like he wasn't a bother and his well being was the most important thing even when he was out straight he would just stop to make sure Victor was as compfortable as he could be please tell Chris how much his care for Vic meant to his family if there is a reward for care given Chris deserves it.
Posted By: SHARON REID
sister to patient, dexter ny