Local medical center earned five-star rating

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I was really happy to see that Providence St. Mary Medical Center now has a five-star rating for knee replacements.

We are truly blessed to have this wonderful hospital in our city. However, it would have been nice to read the names of the physicians who perform the surgeries. They are truly the ones who deserve the accolades along with their nurses and anesthesioligists, the wonderful volunteers and the people who admit you.

They all are so thoughtful, and make you feel very comfortable. That would have been helpful to the people who are needing surgery to give them an outlet on who to call for help.

Dr. Kirk Willard, who is an orthopedic surgeon, has done two hip replacements on my husband, and he operated on me three times. He is an extraordinary doctor who makes you feel like you are family.

He actually made three house calls to check on my husband. Who does that anymore?

Yes, St. Mary has the best people who truly know what they are doing and care about you and your health and safety. Congratulations St. Mary on another well deserved award!

Gayle Stilson

Walla Walla

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