I would like to publicly thank the staff at the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Emergency Room for their phenomenal care during my recent heart attack; and especially for their concern for my wife’s welfare during a trying time. Without exception, from the nurses to the doctors to the paramedics who transported me to the cardiac care facilities at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, there was a guiding philosophy of “You’re going to be well taken care of, and it’s going to be fine,” that was absolutely what both of us needed. We were, and it was.
To top it all off, I received a call from the ER a couple of days later to see how I was doing. I am in the hospitality business, and very much appreciated that level of service.
I also owe thanks to Dr. Joseph Aragon, who performed the surgery, and the staff at Santa Barbara Cottage as well, which included a nurse who once played basketball with my daughter. She was kind enough to ask if I was comfortable with having her as the nurse on duty. Katie, I’ll take on a heart attack with you any time.