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Where Are They Now? Harold Whitnall and His Third “Fight for Air Climb” This Weekend

Posted by | Posted in Memorial Medical Center, Testimonial | Posted on 19-02-2016

Harold-WhitnallBack in March of 2014, we featured Harold Whitnall’s story. Harold’s lung had collapsed five times in the past 40 years, beginning when he was 25 years old. Diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Harold suffered on a daily basis with a severely limiting condition. Thankfully, pulmonary therapy gave him back his life.

We checked back in with Harold who plans to climb the 532 stairs again this Sunday in the “Fight for Air Climb” at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre. It takes him about 27 minutes.

“I won’t stop until I reach the top,” Harold said. “It’s pretty amazing, to know I can do that. I can go out and do just about anything. My wife and I are really enjoying life.”

Learn more about Harold’s travels with his grandkids and his renewed energy and enthusiasm for life in this short update video. Read the rest of this entry »

Family Chooses Hometown Passavant Area Hospital for Orthopedic Care

Posted by | Posted in Orthopedics, Passavant Area Hospital | Posted on 18-02-2016

Beard-Family-Passavant--2Jacksonville’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.

Erica Beard is an old soul when it comes to hip surgery. The 21-year-old has endured three different hip operations while in college, and she appreciates good care when she sees it.

Even after being referred to and meeting with a specialist and surgeon at Washington University near St. Louis, the college senior chose the attention and care that could be provided only by the team at Passavant Area Hospital in her hometown. Read the rest of this entry »

When Seconds Matter, One Community Leader Receives Life-Changing Care

Posted by | Posted in Neuroscience, Stroke Center, Testimonial | Posted on 10-02-2016

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Leroy Jordan and Dr. Elias

Leroy Jordan is a man who appreciates structure. He rises at 6 a.m. each morning and almost always eats the same cereal for breakfast. After taking medication to manage his diabetes, he settles into his recliner to read the morning paper. Then, it’s a quick shower and on a good day, a visit to the gym.

But Feb. 25, 2015, was different. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Access Physical Therapy

Posted by | Posted in Rehab, Videos | Posted on 09-02-2016

Physical-Therapy-Access-Video-ImagePhysical therapy is often the last step to recovery after a surgery, injury or hospital stay. It’s also an important part of making you whole again and getting back to your everyday life. But because you can’t just walk-in for treatment like you do at your doctor’s office, getting access to physical therapy may seem like a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be!

With the help of this short video, you will be able to navigate through the steps to access the care you need to get back on your feet. Read the rest of this entry »