Trudy Welch’s Story
I had knee surgery. The entire process was a positive experience. I was
very athletic before my knee condition, so I have a high standard for
myself and wanted to get back to that level. Dr. Capecci is my physician
and he is one of the most caring physicians. He listened to me and just
explained the process to me. He is just wonderful.
Dr. Capecci gave me the choice to have my surgery at Saint Clare’s
or in Morristown. I had gone to many of Saint Clare’s senior programs.
The programs and Wendy Long, the program coordinator, were just wonderful
so I decided to go to Saint Clare’s.
Along the way, I met all the people that I would encounter during my time
at Saint Clare’s, including Fran, the orthopedic educator. I was
very happy and surprised throughout this process. Saint Clare’s
was such a warm place to be. Staff members explained how Saint Clare’s
prides itself on being a community based and caring hospital. Staff care
about the patient personally. I also noticed the food was good and the
environment was clean.
After surgery, I chose Saint Clare’s for physical therapy. The staff
was wonderful and very professional. Floriza was caring and experienced,
and made physical therapy a wonderful experience.
I can’t say enough good about Saint Clare’s. No matter where
I went before, during and after surgery, people were helpful and forthcoming.
When my mother was alive, she was a patient at Saint Clare’s as
well and it was wonderful then.