To the Editor;
At this time, as National Doctor Appreciation Day has just passed (March 30), we would like to publicly echo the gratitude shown our very capable and caring physicians in Kneehill Region. We recall some ‘lean’ years with too few physicians and want to recognize that it is only by collaboration in an ongoing process as a partnership that we have been able to ‘welcome’ new physicians and their families to our area. It is an even greater pleasure when we are able to embrace them as ‘our own’ as they choose to stay and raise their families in our communities, while caring for our needs.
Another vital component in this health care picture is of course the medical support staff who work daily and tirelessly with our physicians to ensure wellness in the region. These people may be front and center or quite often, behind the scenes; they do however, cover all the bases from nursing care to physical plant maintenance; dietary needs to office duties; paramedical teamwork to technical and lab procedures, and everything in between.
You may already know of our “Medical Support Staff Award” whereby the citizens of Kneehill Region are asked to nominate that medical support staff person who make, or have made, a difference to the quality of care for you or a loved-one. Please take the time to not only, praise them verbally (although that too is terrific) but to also send a short written submission to the undersigned before May 15th. You may also see yellow post-cards situated in highly visible areas throughout Kneehill Region (Kneehill County, Three Hills, Trochu, Linden, Acme and Carbon), where you may jot down your choice for nominee and pop it into the accompanying box. Two deserving nominees will be chosen, have their names engraved on one of two existing plaques then proudly displayed in their place of employment within Kneehill Region during the next year. For more information, see the ad on page 14 of the March 29 issue of The Capital.
Box 181, Three Hills
Box 340 Trochu
Dr. Attraction &