My experience was great. Dr. Stachniw, his staff, and especially Debra, who I guess
is his nurse, are all very knowledgeable, friendly, professional, etc. The
entire team, and that’s all the support personal at St. Mary’s (one of the
hospitals in Galesburg Dr. Stachniw uses) also know exactly how they fit in to
the whole process and are also professional, knowledgeable, friendly,
supportive, etc.The hospital itself was very clean and surprisingly pleasant. I had more of a suite than a room. Had hospital bed, lounge chair, convertible love seat – bed, (where
my wife slept) TV, and other furniture. It appears Dr. Stachniw brings a lot of
business in and the hospital has done all it can to accommodate him and his
patients.My wife is an RN and she thought I could find a closer Dr. We’re 180 miles away. However, after this experience she agreed it was well worth the inconvenience of the
extra distance. I never expected a hospital to be this nice and I had several
recent experiences with family who were in hospitals that were unbelievable bad,
short staffed, negative people, lack of response to patient buzzer, not as
clean, certainly nowhere near as comfortable.>I had very little discomfort. I could put weight on my leg that day after surgery. I used a walker and cane mostly to humor those who said I had to, I never felt I needed it. Used little pain meds, I was shocked to have no pain the first couple of days.
I start PT today, am walking well, stiff when I first get up from sitting, I use the cane
the first few steps, then don’t need it at all.