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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, 1:45 p.m.
 

With all of the battling between the two big health systems, I would like to give appropriate kudos to the Allegheny Valley Hospital. My mother, Pauline Pietquin, volunteered there for 44 years. She experiencied numerous health issues requiring many tests and procedures and was a patient for two months this summer.

Our family felt her care was exceptional and always included that personal touch. The kindness and compassion of the staff were exemplary.

We also were made aware of a “Diamond in the Rough” — the Life Care Center, which is housed within the hospital, but is a separate entity. When Mom needed to be moved, but still required extensive care beyond what a nursing home could provide, Life Care proved to be the perfect solution. The Life Care Center staff was quick to meet all of Mom's needs and always with a smile. Mom was comfortable and still saw her doctors on a regular basis as they make rounds there just as they do in the actual hospital.

Until now, we never knew this facility existed. I have talked it up to all of my friends. Please be aware of these medical jewels in your backyard and don't lose them.

Unfortunately, Mom lost her battle on July 26, but was in “her” hospital surroundings, which was such an important part of her life. God bless all of you who cared for her.

Bobbie Gillespie

Cheswick

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