Nurse was a 'godsend'

Recently, our 95-year-old mother was hospitalized at La Porte Hospital. While we were very impressed with the level of care she received overall, one nurse, Nathan Corey, was a godsend to us. His caring and compassion for our mom and for us was so far above what we expected that we felt he deserved some special recognition.

We anticipated having well trained nurses, but what we couldn't believe was the extra special emotional support he provided for our family. Because of his advice that if people were planning to visit our mom tomorrow, they should come today instead, our son flew in and had the opportunity to talk with his grandmother before she started sleeping totally throughout the day.

We will never forget Nathan Corey's kind words, compassion, advice or hugs during this most difficult time of our lives. He truly has found the right vocation to share his special talents.

— Karen and Fred Pieplow,

St. Joseph, Michigan


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— Sarah Null,

Healthy Communities La Porte County

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