During late July while on a driving vacation up Highway 1 with my teenage son, I was stricken with a burst appendix and required emergency surgery and an extended hospital stay.
I want to express my sincere appreciation to Dr. Howard Hayashi and the entire staff of the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. Not only did I receive top quality treatment and after care from a kind, competent and compassionate staff, Dr. Hayashi, if you can believe this, offered to take my teenager into his own home while I recovered. That proved unnecessary as he had a credit card, a hotel near the beach and a vehicle, and ended up having a great vacation while he fended for himself. Nonetheless, I was deeply moved by the compassion we were shown during this ordeal.
The people of Arroyo Grande have a great hospital.