Thank you SVMC

Editor,

As a recent patient at Sierra View Medical Center, I wanted to express my sincere appreciation to all of the staff that cared for me during my stay.

I was in the emergency room for 24 hours on Nov. 23-24 where the nurses worked tirelessly to ease my discomfort and care for me. The physicians assistants and doctors were excellent in answering my questions and communicating what was happening to me and my family.

After my admission to CDU, the nursing care was exceptional. Everyone was attentive to my needs and kind and caring throughout my stay. 

Dr. Dwiviti and the OR/PACU staff worked on Sunday and again were professional, caring and attentive. 

Every person we came in contact with was friendly and helpful. We are very thankful to have such a great healthcare facility in our local community.

Reynold Rutledge

Porterville

 

Bears Ears is sacred land

Editor,

Regarding the article on Donald Trump reducing the two national monuments in Utah:

Environmental groups and tribes want to keep the areas off limit to development, drilling, mining, grazing, road traffic and other activities.

There are five tribal leaders representing the five tribes that pushed for the creation of the monument. They will take Donald Trump’s administration to court. They include Navajo, Hopi, Pueblo of Zuni, Ute Mountain and Ute Indians who consider Bears Ears sacred.

The Antiquities Act is a law meant to protect sacred sites, artifacts and historical object.

Reducing the two national monuments in Utah would violate the Antiquities Act.

This land has artifacts, ancient dwellings and burial grounds.

It has a spiritual and historical significance to the Native Americans, and to reduce it will be an insult to Native American history.

Elaine Flores

Springville

 

Consider supporting CASA

Editor,

For many children in foster care, this holiday season will be the first one they spend away from the home they’ve known, their siblings, extended family, and friends. 

Imagine how difficult it must be living in a different home, with new people all around you, not knowing how long you will be there. 

It must be difficult for them to build relationships with the new people in their lives and adjust to different holiday traditions. 

However, volunteer CASAs, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, help children and teens navigate life in the foster care system. 

They get to know the child, and often are the only consistent adult presence in the child’s life. 

More than mentors, CASA volunteers provide information to Juvenile Court judges that helps them make better-informed decisions in a foster child’s case. 

We at CASA of Tulare County recruit, train, and support CASA volunteers, and are immensely grateful to them for their compassionate service and dedication to foster youth. 

This holiday season, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to CASA of Tulare County so that we may recruit and train more CASA volunteers, and give more foster youth the priceless advocacy they need and the attention they deserve.

Paul Moore

Executive Director CASA of Tulare County

 

Thank you to SVMC

Editor,

The purpose for this letter is on behalf of my Dad, Arthur Trujillo, and family. 

We would like to send a special thank you to Sierra View Medical Center and its nursing staff for always providing great care for our Mother, Grace Trujillo, while she was admitted into the hospital.

Again thank you all for very much and may your families be blessed.

Adelfa M.Trujillo

Porterville

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