Landmark Hospital of Salt Lake City, UT
My name is Shana and I am 52 years old and was diagnosed with metastatic ovarian cancer in February of this year. Recently I had surgery at a local hospital. In order for my incision to heal, I needed to have TPN (nutrients delivered through a vein when patients are not able to eat by mouth) to give my body the nutrients it needed to help my wound heal. I also needed a wound vac (a pressurized machine used on complex wounds) to help with the healing. The local hospital did all they could for me and it was time for me to move on. I live in southern Utah with my family which is 4-5 hours away from the local hospital and there are no facilities in the southern part of the state to help with the continued TPN and wound vac. I was both a little anxious and stressed because I did not feel ready to go home with the problems I still had. This is when they told me about Landmark Hospital which was an answer to prayer for me.
I came to Landmark on October 21, 2016. I was only able to take ice chips by mouth the first two weeks I was here; it did not matter if it was in the middle of the night or at shift change, they made sure I had ice chips, medication or whatever else I needed to make me comfortable and were more than willing to help. The doctors, nurses and staff take time to get to know you and have kept me on the road to healing. I have been able to improve daily and become more independent.
My experience here at Landmark has been very positive and rewarding. I am thankful for this facility and all of those who keep it going. I know I will be able to go home much more ready to pick up where I left off. My only wish is there could be more places like this to help patients like myself. Landmark Hospital has been a blessing to me and I will never forget the staff. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone – my experience was the best!
November 7, 2016