To the editor:

We would like to take a few minutes to tell the people of Brownwood and the surrounding area how fortunate you are to have such a great hospital serving your area.

My wife, son and I have traveled from Ohio to visit family and friends in Brownwood and Lampasas. While in Brownwood, my wife fell, breaking her hip and shoulder. She was admitted to Brownwood Regional Medical Center July 12 and discharged Aug. 3, with the majority of this time being spent on 5 East.

During her three-week stay, we could not have asked for a more caring group of medical professionals: the admitting personnel, doctors, nurses, aides, therapists and all others members of this staff make an outstanding medical team. Dr. Strefling is an exceptional physician. His devotion and concern for his patients and their families is remarkable. He and the staff of 5 East were like a family to us. Words can not start to express our appreciation to you all.

To each one of you: A big thank you and Godís blessings.

Roy and Ann Spurlin

Terry Spurlin

Gallipolis, Ohio