Dr. John Gillen lives in Cincinnati, but his mother lived at our Little Sisters of the Poor Home in Pittsburgh over 12 years ago. She has since passed away but his impression of the Sisters and their work carried on and he currently stays in contact with both the Cincinnati and Pittsburgh homes.
As a young ER doctor in Cincinnati, Dr. Gillen would often see patients or have contact with the Cincinnati Home:
“Patients were brought to the busy University Hospital emergency department by ambulances. Being quite ill and elderly, they would wait in wheelchairs or gurneys in the hallways until an actual treatment room would become available. One could observe the cleanliness of the patients that came from the Little Sisters of the Poor compared to other extended care facilities. The sheets and pillows, clothes and other preparation that you could observe on a person were very neat and clean. I was about 26/27 years old then and I was proud that those patients came from a Catholic institution like the Little Sisters of the Poor. Go LSP! 🙏😀”
To hear such great praise of the good work of the Little Sisters of the Poor is a blessing! Do you have a story about your experiences with the Little Sisters of the Poor? Contact Sarah Steffen at (513)281-8001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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