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December 4, 2022

Letter to the Editor | Quality Health Care Right on Our Doorstep

To the Editor:

The first time I experienced the highly skilled and professional services of the Mee Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, it was all my fault. I had dumped my motorcycle out on Oasis Road and literally left my Shakespearean “pound of flesh” on the roadway.

Battered and bleeding, I expected to wait hours to be seen by a doctor but was immediately treated when they saw my pitiful condition. Since then, due to advancing age and declining health, I have been back to that facility three more times. 

Never have I had to wait more than 15 minutes to be evaluated by a physician. I hope the majority of folks living in South Monterey County appreciate the quality of care offered by this outstanding department and its highly trained and professional staff. 

While some rural areas in this country suffer from the lack of readily available health care, we in the King City area should thank our lucky stars that such care is right on our doorstep and available 24/7.

Lee Leonhard
King City


Editor’s Note: We welcome Letters to the Editor of local and general interest to our readers. Letters should be typed and include the writer’s first and last name, home address and phone number for verification. No anonymous letters will be printed. Letters may be edited for length, clarity and libel. Send letters via email to [email protected], or mail them to 522-B Broadway St., King City, CA 93930.

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