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David Amos

Taylorville Memorial Hospital ED Makes All the Difference in Stroke Patient’s Outcome

Kincaid resident David Amos, 57, hadn’t set foot in a doctor’s office in 32 years. The day of his stroke started normally – until he went to step out of his work truck at a dry wall finishing job in Edinburg.

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Stevie Bonsey

Young Flat-Track Racer Recovers Following Expedient Care

He intended to win the Springfield Mile. Instead, traveling at speeds approaching 130 miles per hour, he crashed into the wall after being clipped by another motorcycle rider. He suffered vertebrae and skull fractures, lacerations to his liver and kidneys, a bruised lung and a torn rotator cuff.

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Mike Dulakis

Stroke Care Close to Home

Mike Dulakis was progressing through his normal workout at the gym when everything changed. Without warning, he slid out of the chair onto the floor in what felt like slow motion. He doesn’t remember much after that.

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Phil McCarty

Fast-Moving Emergency Care Prevents Tragedy

A friendly competition among friends at the gym lead to an epidural bleed and basal skull fracture. Thankfully, emergency care close to home got Phil on his feet in no time.

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