August 9, 2011
The best thing that Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center has ever done is the valet parking. When I had to go to the hospital for anything, such as my heart would get out of rhythm, my wife would have to let me out and then go find a parking place. I have been to the hospital many, many times for different reasons. The last six months or so, I have been at least 12 times - the pain clinic, emergency room and for tests. The valet parking was the best thing I and my family really liked.
July 29, 2009
Dear Editor, First, let us say that we appreciate having the services of Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center here in Danville. We both have been patients on several occasions, most recently in the new ICC unit. It is now July, and we still have major concerns about the ongoing treatment of our physician Dr. Shahzad. We have been his patients for 10 years and have received exceptional care from him. Not having his services available at EMRMC for the last six months has been very stressful.
April 30, 2009
Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in reference to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center closing the valet parking that is so critical for seniors in our area. I would like for the CEO of the hospital, Clark Taylor, to please reconsider the closing of this vital service. There are very limited handicapped parking spaces around the hospital area for seniors, and the handicapped spaces in the new section of the hospital are for handicapped volunteers only - nothing against the volunteers of the hospital, because they are very special people also.
April 29, 2009
Dear Editor, Surely the hospital can find a way to continue the valet parking for those of us who find it a necessity and not just a nice service. Since late January, I have been bringing my 80-plus year old husband to the hospital for weekly treatments. I don't know how I could manage this if it were not for the valets getting us a wheelchair and then taking care of the car. I myself have some of the health problems that are common for people our age, which limits how far or how fast I can walk.
April 26, 2009
Dear Editor, I agree with Jim Neikirk and Vicky Bradshaw 100 percent. We need the valet parking at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. I have been using EMRMC for 63 years. And now I'm going every week for tests and blood work due to chronic kidney failure. I'm sure many others feel the same way but haven't expressed their opinions. I am asking the hospital management to please reconsider keeping the valet parking and make life a little easier for us senior citizens.
April 10, 2009
Golf carts transporting patients between Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and nearby parking lots will soon be a thing of the past. The hospital plans to discontinue its valet parking on April 30. Valet parking was implemented prior to construction of the hospital's new South Wing because of anticipated disruption to normal parking. "This service was well received, although usage has dropped off considerably since the opening of the South Wing," said McDowell spokesman Harry Nickens.