77°F
weather icon Clear

Letter to the Editor

Family thanks hospital for wonderful care

I’d like to commend Desert View Hospital for their outstanding people. Recently, my mother was admitted to their facility with leukemia. While her family hoped she’d rally and come home after her stay, we knew this was more of a wish than a reality. The reality came home to us on Mother’s Day, when she passed away.

Throughout her stay, the people did everything in their power to help her. She didn’t want to eat, so they brought her special treats to tempt her (e.g., ice cream, pancakes, anything they thought she’d eat). They also let her family stay with her throughout her stay, even trying to make our vigil more comfortable with extras like pillows and blankets.

The nurses, doctors, and even janitors made extra trips in to visit and make sure she was comfortable. Many stopped by when they left work to say “goodbye”, not knowing if she’d be there when they returned. One nurse even had tears coursing down her face after seeing mom, and as she said “goodbye” to us, her family.

The staff at Desert View Hospital is the most caring and professional I’ve ever seen. My mom realized it and commented on it many times.

For the wonderful way they treated my mom and us, we’d like to thank them. While it was a very stressful and hard time, the staff made it easier with their attitudes and caring. Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Doris Jackson

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
IRS says non-filers with dependents must act by May 5

The Internal Revenue Service on Friday, April 24 issued a special alert for Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to act by May 5 if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment.

Gov. Sisolak eases restrictions on some Nevada businesses

Beginning Friday, May 1, Nevadans will again be able to play golf, patronize all retail businesses and undergo medical procedures unrelated to the COVID-19 outbreak as Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that, while he is extending his Stay at Home order through May 15, some of the restrictions of his previous order that expires Friday, May 1 will be relaxed.

DETR announces successful update of unemployment site

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation announced Monday a successful weekend update of its unemployment insurance website at ui.nv.gov. The agency also added and launched a performance feature on April 18 that affords filers another option to reset their online password 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Federal government approves disaster aid for state

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday that his request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Nevada in response to the COVID-19 outbreak has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Pahrump GriefShare going to online meetings in face of Coronavirus

With the novel coronavirus pandemic spreading all across the globe, the world is in a state of continual flux and change but one thing that does not change is the harsh reality that people pass away and those left behind must deal with the pain of losing a loved one.

 
Nevada town embraces environmental group who bought ranch

The Nature Conservancy closed on its latest acquisition Wednesday: a working, 900-acre cattle ranch at the headwaters of the Amargosa River that could one day become a living laboratory for the coexistence of conservation and commerce.

Apple Maps error rerouting US 95 drivers to Kyle Canyon Road

Apple Maps is telling drivers a portion of U.S. Highway 95 northwest of Las Vegas is closed because to construction, even though the highway is open.

Nevada Governor-elect Steve Sisolak gets married

Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak married Kathy Ong on Friday at a Las Vegas church, according to a statement.

Nevada gaming win up from surge in baccarat winnings for November

The win advanced to $967 million compared with $909 million in the same month last year, when the impact of the Oct. 1 shooting was being felt, the state’s Gaming Control Board said Wednesday.