Patient Stories


Lois Wicks

Staying Active Key to Good Health

Wicks, 90, takes walking seriously. She started taking part in Walking for Wellness almost 17 years ago and tries to walk every day.

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Melissa Dyson

Rehabilitation at Passavant Helps Melissa Overcome Complex Injury

A hand-crushing dog bite required 16 stitches at the Passavant Emergency Department and an orthopedic surgery to reattach a tendon and repair a joint. Rehabilitation at Passavant, and a strong relationship with staff close to home, helped her stay positive and regain grip strength and range of motion.

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Steve King

Ortho Surgery at Passavant Gets Champion CrossFitter Back in the Game

He set his sights on the CrossFit Games, spending three to four hours in the gym each day. But that process came to a halt when he slide down the fire pole to respond to a call and felt a pop in his right knee. Despite his setback, six weeks later Steve was back on track to be a champion.

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Sondra Bugg

Recovery Close to Home with TMH Swing Bed Program

After fracturing her pelvis and arm, 77-year-old Sondra sought options for rehabilitation and physical therapy. The TMH Turn the Corner swing bed program, only six miles from her rural home, was exactly the right fit.

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Beard Family

Family Chooses Passavant for Orthopedic Care

Jacksonville’s Beard family understands they have a choice when it comes to healthcare. Over and over again, they choose Passavant Area Hospital—seven times for orthopedic care alone in the past several years.

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Carter Sinkhorn

Physical and Mental Healing Close to Home

Early New Year’s morning, 17-year-old Carter crashed his truck less than a mile from home. The truck, caught in a tree and suspended in the air, had Carter in a death grip. First responders and the TMH Emergency Department saved his life, but he says Rehab close to home helped him the most in his recovery.

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Jerry Biggart

Inpatient Rehab Helps Jerry be a Part of His Daughter's Big Day

When Jerry was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident only a few weeks before his daughter's wedding, plans were put on hold. He told the engaged couple from his hospital bed in Inpatient Rehabilitation that although he couldn’t walk her down the aisle, they should go ahead and marry. They celebrated the family milestone at the Henry Bunn Chapel at Memorial.

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Tim Cowan

Stroke Symptoms May Differ, Even for the Same Person

Strokes come in all shapes and sizes—just ask Tim Cowan. He’s survived several.

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Dougherty Leo

79-Year-Old Aviation Enthusiast is Resuscitated and Receives Life-Saving Heart Care

Springfield resident Leo Dougherty puts his heart into his passion for aviation. When that heart faltered, the staff at Memorial Medical Center helped him get back on his feet.

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Sgt. John Boesdorfer

Law Enforcement Officers Put Mental Health First Aid Skills to Use

More than 400 people have received training in Mental Health First Aid, an eight-hour intensive training that provides the skills and knowledge to refer individuals in distress to the appropriate resources in an effort to avoid a crisis.

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