Getting to the Heart of the Matter: A Grateful Cardiac Patient Shares His Experience
February 7, 2022, is a day that Larry Fetters will never forget. He knew something wasn’t right and called an ambulance, which initially took him to a local hospital. “I was struggling to breathe,” recalled Larry, who is retired after three decades in law enforcement and an additional 10 years at the Department of Homeland Security. The emergency staff told Larry he was having a heart attack. “I thought, ‘This is it.’”
Larry was quickly transferred to Emanate Health Heart Care Center at Inter-Community Hospital, where Dr. Dinesh R. Samant, MD, placed a stent in his heart. “It was obvious from the expertise of the people, as well as the equipment they had, that they were on their game,” Larry noted. “I knew I was in the right place.” He also appreciated the care of the nursing staff, describing them as “attentive, smart, and exactly what you’d want in a nurse.” Five days later, he was discharged home, much to the relief of his two children, sister and brother.
A 37-year resident of Covina, Larry is grateful to his caregivers and to Emanate Health. “I consider myself to be so fortunate to live in an area that has such an outstanding cardiac facility.”
To further express his gratitude (which includes the care his late wife Suzanne received at Emanate Health Hospice & Home Care), Larry recently made a leadership gift to Emanate Health Foundation, specifically to support Inter-Community Hospital. “It has really jumped from a neighborhood hospital to one of the best around the area,” Larry said. “And they saved my life.”