Letter to the Editor

Farewell Dr. JacobsonPosted Feb. 14, 2014

Dear Editor,

Congratulations and many thanks to a wonderful physician at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND. Dr. Thomas Jacobsen is responsible for many of the births of our young population in southwestern North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota over 44 years. I would like to thank Dr. Jake for the many years of the pre-natal care, deliveries, checkups, follow-ups and general care of my four lovely daughters and myself. Each visit was approached with personal attention, professionalism and even a little humor. Our family has many great stories we share with our children about the special place has held in their births.

West River Region you should appreciate the rural healthcare you have and the personal attention you receive by your person physician. After moving to Fargo and dealing with a larger health care system you do not receive the personal attention and one on one relationship that many of us have grown up accustom to.

I would like to wish Dr. Jake best of luck in his new adventures in retirement and thanks for touching so many lives.

Shari Peterson

Fargo, ND