Hospital addition expands ability to serve

Hospital addition adds to capability of service

To the editor:

In 1949, a local group of doctors decided Greenfield needed a hospital of its own. In 1950, the cornerstone was laid, and Hancock Memorial Hospital (later becoming Hancock Regional Hospital) was soon open.

As a lifelong resident of Greenfield, I have watched this hospital expand and change through the years, providing more and better quality services to the residents of Hancock County.

In recent years, I have known many people who have benefited from the additions of the Center for Women’s Health, the hospice unit and the cancer center.

I have had personal experience with cancer and its treatment at the current cancer center in the basement of the hospital. During my treatments, I am cared for by an experienced nursing staff with skill, kindness and even humor.

I see that each patient is treated with individual care and respect. I want to thank these wonderful professionals for not only their skills but their personal treatment of each patient. They make a difficult day much easier.

With the opening of our new state-of-the-art cancer center in June, the hospital will be able to provide more and better services to the residents of Hancock County. We should all be grateful for the foresight of planners, executives and doctors who push to make these improvements a reality.

Many of you will need one of these services in the future, and I am happy they are available for you in our community. I hope those who can, will support this facility and enable it to grow for the future.

Walter Worland