On Jan. 17, I visited an ill friend who was at Upson Regional Medical Center. As I was getting on the elevator to leave, several employees were getting off. One pleasant individual greeted me and said: “Hello, Mr. Stiles. How are you doing ? Since I did not recognize her, I asked, “Im sorry. Who are you?”
She replied, “I was your mother’s physical therapist. Her name was Margie, right?”
“How do you remember that? It’s been almost seven and a half years ago!“ I shockingly countered.
This caring individual positively influenced my mood because of her superb memory and sensitive nature. Her name is Raelyn Covington, manager of in-patient therapy at the hospital.
Too often we negatively criticize and complain about hospital staff because of our circumstances, and we voice slanted opinions to the community. Very infrequently, we praise medical staff members and ignore to thank them for their services.
This unique experience made me realize that we have some very caring, devoted hospital staff members who are deeply sensitive even in a stressful work environment. Should we not graciously laud them for their positive involvement?
Raelyn Covington should be recognized for her sensitivity and dedication to her profession at Upson Regional Medical Center. I praise her, and believe she is unique in her positive attributes and caring endeavors.
May God bestow blessings on this wonderful persn, who after seven and a half years still remembered my mother’s name: Margie Hartin Stiles.
(s) Dan Allen Stiles, retired associate professor of English