|Extraordinary ambulance staff|
Having been a nurse for 27 years in a rural community, I have had the opportunity to interact with many different ambulance services and companies.
On May 9, I had the unfortunate incident of stepping in a hole at the corner of 9th and G streets here in Aurora. My left ankle was twisted beyond belief and to the point that, from my view, I could only see the end of my leg and not my foot. The next thing I knew, a passerby (thank you to whoever you are) had dialed 911 and I was surrounded by the angels of the Hamilton County Ambulance Service.
As you can imagine, I did have excruciating pain, but these very skilled and competent professionals splinted my leg, packed me up and before we took off, they made sure that I would have the least amount of pain necessary on the way to our destination. During the ride, they gave me the utmost tender loving care. They were professionals and they were always thinking of me first in their every task.
This community can be proud of these men and women who get out at any time of the day or night, in any type of weather, and bring health care to those who need it. They are an extraordinary extension of the great healthcare that is available in Aurora and Hamilton County.
Jacy Henk, RN, BSN