I want to share with others the very positive experience I had with Dr. Chauncey Stokes and the staff on hand in the pediatrics unit this past Friday, leading into Saturday.
I had to undergo a major surgery with little advance notification. When I held appointment with Dr. Stokes, I found him to be skillful, intelligent, thorough and empathetic. He took great care to present me as best he could to surgery ...having gone to great lengths to explore any and all risk areas. In pre-op, he sat with me and my husband as I suffered a bit with last minute paperwork. Following surgery, Dr. Stokes placed me in the Pediatrics unit for “best possible post-op care.”
The evening nurses on the 3rd floor Ped Unit were phenomenal in care. Whether they came into the room to take vitals, change IV bags, or to give shots, each one always said hello, gently woke me and explained all that they were doing ...even if they could have done it without my knowing. This instilled great trust in me for INOVA Hospital and also gave me opportunity to ask questions.
I’ve been to one of the newer hospitals mid-year 2017 and did not receive the care needed to heal. The new hospital was efficient but not prescriptive in care like INOVA Hospital in Lansdowne was.
I grew up on hospital floors for most of my youth due to an illness that befell my twin sister at a very young age. To that point, I’ve seen all types of care. INOVA Hospital’s staff in Lansdowne, VA rank pretty high in the level of “compassion care” they give. I highly recommend this hospital and Dr. Stokes. Not only do they care for the patient, they also have a sort of “leave no man behind” method of care that extends to the patients’ loved ones looking to be kept up to date on operative and post-op care.
Great team from start to finish.