Letter: Hospital trip result: confusion, concern
August 25, 2021
My mom got really ill and went to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital by ambulance.
The hospital decided that she needed to be hospitalized. They told my father that they had no beds and that there was not a bed from Lebanon to Portland, and that they were trying to find her a bed in Portland.
After several hours they said they had found one in Hillsboro and they were making arrangements to take her by ambulance to the Hills-boro hospital. At that point my father was very hesitant to let her go, but SLCH promised him that it was going to be fine.
As my 87-year-old father stood t...