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Mother Knows Best

Friday, November 8, 2019

Jen MacDonald
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As a mother, one of the scariest things you can experience is your child dealing with a health complication.  That’s why when Jen MacDonald’s seven-year-old daughter, Lily, started having painful stomach issues; she knew that they needed to get it checked right away. After a visit to her daughter’s pediatrician, Dr. Alvarez of Allied Pediatrics, she was given a referral for an abdominal x-ray at Signature Healthcare’s Brockton Hospital.

 “My daughter was very nervous about the procedure, which was actually adding to her pain and discomfort,” said Jen. “But everyone at Signature Healthcare treated her so well! They did everything they could to make sure that she was comfortable and relaxed.”

From the moment they walked into the waiting room, according to Jen, the Signature Healthcare staff members went above and beyond to make them feel at ease. 

When it was time for Lily’s x-ray, the technicians made sure that Jen and Lily’s Aunt Alyssa understood exactly what was going on and what to expect throughout the process. 

“I gave birth to Lily at Brockton Hospital, so I already knew that it was a great place for care,” said Jen. “I knew it was the only place I wanted to take my daughter.”

Thanks to the care she received and some recommended changes in diet and exercise, Lily is feeling much better and is back to being her lively, seven-year-old self!