Hospital choice would be good for Cleveland

Posted 1/6/19

To The Editor:As everyone knows, Cleveland and Bradley County is a growing community, so things are getting more and more congested, and the roads are getting over-crowded.With this kind of growth, …

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Hospital choice would be good for Cleveland

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To The Editor:

As everyone knows, Cleveland and Bradley County is a growing community, so things are getting more and more congested, and the roads are getting over-crowded.

With this kind of growth, it seems to me like Cleveland could support a second hospital.

Let me be clear. I'm not trying to be critical of Tennova-Cleveland. They've been here a long time, whether as SkyRidge Medical Center or Bradley Memorial before that. But like I said,  it seems to me like Cleveland is big enough to support two.

We used to have two hospitals in Cleveland and it seemed to work just fine.

I've been in Tennova and I have no gripes, but I do believe in selection  in our own community without going all the way to Chattanooga.

Speaking of which, I've been cared for at both Memorial and Parkridge. Both are great hospitals, and the doctors, nurses and staff are as good as you'll find anywhere.

I could try to name some of the doctors and nurses at both, as well as one or two of the surgeons, but I'm afraid I would misspell their names  or get their titles wrong. So, I'll just say both hospitals have great people, and some in particular.

What I have liked about both is the quality of health care. It makes you feel good to know they really seem to care about you, and are looking out for your best interest.

Like I said, I've had good experiences at Tennova. I would not want to criticize them. But I do believe in selection.

— Eula "Twiggy" Casteel

Cleveland

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