Wise Letter

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wise Letter

Several years ago my mother and step-father, Stan and Faye Wise Bright, moved to Batesville. They have enjoyed the “small town” feel of the place combined with the modern conveniences available in most larger cities. They like to live in a community where people know you by your first name and say “hi” to you on the street.  This combination of elements paid off for Stan and our family in a very important way on March 3 of this year.

My mother was recovering from gall bladder surgery, so Stan decided to make a quick trip to one his favorite places, Bateville’s Cracker Barrel, to pick up a snack to take home for them. He hadn’t been there long when he suffered a heart attack.

Thanks to Cracker Barrel Manager William Draga and his quick-thinking staff, 911 was called. The Med Stat Ambulance service arrived within minutes and rushed Stan to Tri-Lakes Medical Center a few blocks away.

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In the Emergency Room at Tri-Lakes, during that first crucial “golden hour,”  Stan received the expert medical attention he needed.  He was stabilized so that he could be flown by the Air Evac Lifeteam to Oxford where his heart doctors are located.

All the Wise and Bright family members would like to thank Tri-Lakes Medical Center for providing outstanding medical service to Stan.  Dr. Scott Sanford, the doctor on duty, never left Stan’s bedside, RN Danny Wilson was absolutely outstanding, Emergency Room Manager and RN Linda Weaver provided excellent care, and Emergency Management Director Tim Christ kept the family informed every step of the way.

How lucky a city the size of Batesville is to have an outstanding facility like Tri-Lakes Medical Center.  Thanks to Batesville and Oxford’s medical communities working so well together, Stan is now at home and recovering nicely. Again, our thanks go out to all of you.

/s/Ronnie Wise

Hendersonville, Tenn.