Never Alone

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 come true.

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

Categories: Patient Stories