When Mr. Smith* tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the COVID
unit at Southern Regional Hospital, he feared his worst nightmare had
Mr. Smith shared that he had heard horror stories about COVID patients
in the hospital and was terrified that he would be alone and isolated;
or realize his biggest fear, the thought of dying alone from this virus.
However, his experience was the very opposite of his fears.
Mr. Smith shared with our COVID team that, not only did he not feel alone,
he never felt as isolated as he thought he would feel. His nurses checked
on him often and never made him feel as if they were afraid to take care
of him. He stated that because of the kindness and compassion he was shown
that, if even if the worst had happened, he felt he would not have died
alone, the team would have been by his side. Mr. Smith said he is truly
grateful he came to Southern Regional Medical Center.
*not patient’s real name