Patient Stories


Paul Hadley

Paul Hadley works a four day weekly shift putting in ten hours a day. He spends most of each day on his feet. When the pain in his knee started to keep him awake at night, he tried cortisone shots but the relief only lasted a few days at a time. A knee replacement and rehabilitation at Taylorville Memorial Hospital got him back to work, and playing with his young grandsons, pain free.

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Joyce Mills

Total Knee Replacements Keep This 79-Year-Old Young

Joyce Mills had tried just about everything to manage her knee pain—anti-inflammatory medicine, cortisone shots, rest. Knee replacement surgery at Taylorville Memorial Hospital got her back on her feet and back to the active lifestyle she loves.

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Kenny Mayner

From ICU to home in time for celebration

Kenny fought for his life during his 13 days in the Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Medical Center. While his inpatient care team focused on improving his health a little each day, he was determined to return home to celebrate his 30th wedding anniversary. And did so, with the help of Memorial Medical Center and Memorial Home Services. 

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Mary Williams

Sleep Study Provides Answers and Relief from Dozing While Driving

Mary Williams, 52, was perpetually tired, even though she thought she was getting a good night’s rest. Her sleep study revealed she was dealing with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and necessitated a fitting for a CPAP device. Although she was apprehensive and didn’t know what to expect, she said the friendly, helpful employees at Memorial Home Services made all the difference.

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MOSAIC Helps Teen Move Forward from Depression

Trina, a high school senior, took part in MOSAIC counseling services after she scored in the highly elevated range on a social-emotional screen. On the outside, she was composed and smiling, but inside she was suffering from Major Depressive Disorder with suicidal ideations. After receiving support from MOSAIC, she's advocating for other teens who need help.

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Kent Hill

Volunteer Chooses to Serve Hospice Patients

When Kent Hill’s wife of 32 years, Sandy, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, they both found comfort and support at Memorial's Home Hospice program. Kent was so impacted by the program, he now volunteers his time to make a difference in the lives of others.

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Owen Moffitt

Power wheelchair opens up one boy's world

Owen Moffitt is from rural Glenarm. He has cerebral palsy and cannot walk or speak. For most of his young life, he was pushed where he needed to go. Now, he communicates and goes where he likes with the help of assistive technology and a power wheelchair.

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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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Sheila Huey

Stroke Center Provides Relief from Aneurysm

Sheila Huey suffered from blinding headaches, a swollen-right eye and double vision. Initially, the symptoms were thought to be associated with a bad sinus infection. The truth revealed a large aneurysm was growing in her brain.

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