Harris praises local hospital, staff for quality of care

By Rozella Hardin
STAR Staff
rhardin@starhq.com

   Eddie Harris is one grateful fellow. Harris, who underwent cancer surgery on December 19 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, is optimistic about his recovery. And, he has nothing but praise for the people who cared for him during that time.
   "We have one of the best facilities around here when it comes to professionalism, the quality of care, and the expertise of the people who work there," said Harris of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. "I think it's important that people in the community know that.
   "I'd been hospitalized once before at Sycamore Shoals, and I was treated well, but, this time, everything was perfect. While I was in the Intensive Care Unit, I could not have received better care. They were extremely overworked, but, they were superb in their care and compassion," said Harris.
   "I am tickled to death with our hospital, its staff and the doctors we have," he added.
   Harris, who was able to come home Christmas Day, also had nothing but praise for Dr. Scott Caudle and his office staff. "They are superior and among the best," he said.
   Among the people he also wished to thank were those who have called, sent cards, and offered prayers in his behalf. "It's unbelievable the support I have received. Hopefully, things will turn out good, but, I really want people in this community to know we have the best when it comes to health care," he shared.
   Harris, who is well-known in the community, is a member of Oak Street Baptist Church, and has been active in local youth baseball league play.