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Lincoln Daily News.com
601 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL 62656

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Lincoln Daily News publishes daily news about the Lincoln/Logan County area on the Internet at www.lincolndailynews.com. (We are not a print publication.) All subscriptions are free!


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The mission of Lincoln Daily News is to tell the stories of Logan County in a contemporaneous manner, with lively writing and a predilection for simple truth fairly told. Lincoln Daily News seeks a relationship with the good people of Logan County that is honest, neighborly and never patronizing. Lincoln Daily News presents news within a full context that contributes to understanding. Lincoln Daily News is more interested in the marketplace of ideas than the competition of personalities. Without shrinking from the bold delivery of unvarnished fact, Lincoln Daily News operates from the premise that God's creatures deserve the presumption of right motive. Lincoln Daily News eschews malice and cynicism; it approaches every person with dignity and every subject with equanimity. In short, Lincoln Daily News informs, stimulates and entertains.


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Patient care at ALMH praised     Send a link to a friend

Dear Editor:

We hear and read so much "negative print" these days, it is so refreshing when we hear or read something "positive."

If possible, I would appreciate Lincoln Daily News sharing the attached letter [at right] with your readers.

The letter is self-explanatory as it expresses our family's gratitude to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital management and staff for their care and "caring"!


Marilyn J. Klockenga


(posted 7-9-03)    


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[Copy of letter to ALMH]

July 3, 2003

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Woody Hester

President and CEO

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Board of Directors

315 Eighth Street

Lincoln, IL 62656

It is with profound gratitude to ALMH and staff that I am writing this letter. Words cannot adequately express our gratefulness to the entire staff at ALMH.

Since my stay was lengthy, I met at least 30 professional caregivers plus many volunteers in their respective capacities. Each was extremely professional, which -- of course -- is expected, however their "caring and compassionate spirit" shown through like a "bright star." We cannot say enough good things about ALMH as a hospital and all my caregivers.

We especially thank Dr. Ken Sagins for his hard work to get me on the road to recovery. We appreciate so very much the time he takes to keep the patient and family updated. We know from experience this is not always the case, and he is to be highly commended for his "bedside manner."

We also want to thank the nurses and nurse techs on Med/Surgical second floor for all they did to help get me on the road to recovery. "Thank you" does not adequately express our "heart's feelings." However, THANK YOU!!

The city of Lincoln has every right to be so very proud to have ALMH in our midst. It's a real bonus to Lincoln to have the BEST HOSPITAL AND STAFF to be found anywhere.

Thank you again.


Marilyn J. Klockenga and family

1235 Richland Ave.

Lincoln, IL 62656

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