Patient Stories

“It was the Best Care Ever”

When congestion and fever kept Richard from his regularly scheduled golf game, his wife Sue knew he was sick. They went to the Emergency Department at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield for the first of two visits where he tested positive for COVID-19. Richard was in and out of the hospital battling COVID-related pneumonia until they heard about Home Recovery Care, which is provided through a partnership with Contessa.

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“When I came home from the hospital that night, the nurse was already there setting things up for me. It was amazing. They never seemed in a rush and took the time to answer our many questions.”

Few things are scarier than having trouble breathing. So, when James started experiencing shortness of breath, he made the decision to visit the Greenville Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.

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“The Home Hospital nurses were great and so accommodating!”

When Diana was bitten on the hand by her daughter’s cat, she made the decision to visit the Emergency Department. Doctors prescribed her antibiotics, but after a few days, she noticed her hand was continuing to swell. On her second trip to the Gundersen La Crosse Emergency Department, she was told she needed IV antibiotics to treat the Cellulitis that had formed.

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“The nurses were fantastic! They were very patient with me and took the time to educate me.”

After battling chronic bladder and urinary tract infections, Dorothy’s doctor recommended a hospital admission. She needed IV antibiotics to help her fight off the persistent infections. Shortly after being admitted to Chandler Regional Medical Center, a Recovery Care Coordinator reached out to Dorothy and her family to let them know she was eligible for the Dignity Health Home Recovery Care program.

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“You know the saying, ‘there is no place like home!’”

Bobby was used to living in pain. For six months the 86-year-old had battled debilitating pain in his back, but physicians weren’t able to identify the cause. His son, Michael, finally convinced him to go to the emergency room at Saint Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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“Home Recovery Care Made Me Feel Secure”

Dolores spent 2020 in and out of the hospital battling Congestive Heart Failure. In November, she went home with Home Recovery Care and hasn’t had to make a trip back to the emergency room since. She credits the program with her long-term success.

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“Hospital Care at Home Put Me at Ease”

After battling COVID-19 for six days in the hospital without his wife by his side, George Hoff was excited to go home with hospital-level care.

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“Hospitalization at Home Got Me into the Rhythm of Taking Care of Myself”

William Davenport built his career as a dancer. Using his body as an instrument, it was concerning when health issues started slowing down the 73-year-old performer. After many visits to the hospital, he was sent home with Hospitalization at Home. He hasn’t made a trip back to the ER since.

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“On a scale of one to 10, I give this program a 10”

Robert Pica enrolled into Dignity’s Home Recovery Care program after he went to the emergency room for COPD. The 73-year-old hasn’t spent much time in the hospital and wasn’t about to start now. When he was approached about going home with hospital-level care, he seized the opportunity.

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“Hospital Care at Home Sounded Too Good To Be True”

Shelton Joiner thought Hospital Care at Home sounded too good to be true, but he knew it made the right decision. He credits the Ascension Saint Thomas program for helping him heal faster.

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