January 2004

Saint Francis in Grand Island Gives Patient Dying Wish


Staff members at Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Neb., recently granted a dying patient’s wish to visit his son’s new auto repair shop and see the classic 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass they had restored together. In an article in the local newspaper, Larry Lewis’ wife, Beth, said the family realizes the gift of time and memories they were given by the staff members who make the trip possible. “I know they spent many hours they’re not telling us about making this happen,” she said. “It was such a great gift for our family.” Lewis died one week after visiting his son’s shop. For more information, contact Bob Bonnell, director of public affairs for Saint Francis, at 308/398-5824.