When Eric Hay of Dover felt the warning signs of a heart attack on a recent Sunday morning, his wife rushed him to the Union Hospital Emergency Room. "I thought I just had an upset stomach, but the pain got so bad, I knew something was wrong," said Eric.
After quick testing and a heart attack diagnosis, the Union staff stabilized Eric and made arrangements for emergency heart surgery. Back in Dover, Eric entered the UH cardiac rehabilitation program, resuming his rich life with his family and returning to his job at Wayne’s Auto Sales.
"I was quickly and very well taken care of in the ER. Dr. Potts was very professional and treated me quickly and respectfully!"
"The staff at Union Hospital Emergency Dept. is very outstanding and professional. I was treated very well by everyone and the doctor was excellent. I just relocated from Cleveland, Ohio, and Union Hospital is far more professional, clean and friendly."
- Janet S.
"Dr. Nate Johnson in the Emergency Department was very thorough and helped me through a difficult situation. He even made a follow-up call to my home the next day!"
"I was taken care of very quickly in ER. They were very courteous and seemed to care. I believe this was the best service I could get anywhere."
- Clifford M.
"The Nurse's Aides and doctors have all been wonderful! They have done a great job of explaining what they're doing, why, and what the results mean in a way my family can understand. Everyone is so compassionate! Much better than any other hospital we’ve been in!"
- Kathryn D.
"Amy in your ER was thorough, efficient and knew her job well and did it with respect, kindness and a smile. Thanks, Amy!"
"ER Doctor was excellent with my daughter and the nurses were excellent as well."
- Rachel R.
"I had great care," he said. "Union has a great staff. They saved my life."
"Our ER physicians are specialists, trained in emergency medicine," said Dr. Joel Lehman of Strasburg, who has worked in Union’s Emergency Department for 14 years. "We have the latest life support training. And, we have top-of-the line equipment, excellent nurses and a well trained staff."
Dawn White, a Registered Nurse from Coshocton, says everyone in the department shares a sincere commitment to helping people. "It’s rewarding," she said, "when we have a critically ill patient but we are able to have a really good outcome."
"Thanks to Union Hospital," echoed Eric Hay, "I’m here today."