Patient Stories

“When you treat someone good, it makes their whole experience.”

When faced with a serious illness, unexpected complications can often land patients in the hospital at the same time they are already trying to manage…

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“They treated her as if she were their own grandmother.”

Denton’s mom, Joyce, is no stranger to ER visits. At 100 years young, she has struggled with frequent urinary tract infections. Ordinarily, she’s sharp and…

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“Why go to the hospital when you can get care at home?”

Sometimes you just have a sense that a medical problem is getting too serious to ignore, and that was the case for William. “I had…

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“I think you feel better and get healthier sooner.”

Chest discomfort and shortness of breath landed David in the emergency room at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. “I thought I was…

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“I didn’t even know such a thing existed.”

Although Carmen had a history of chronic respiratory problems and was no stranger to hospital stays, when she went to the emergency room at Gundersen…

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“I was glad to go home.”

At 91 years young, Gene knew that feeling lightheaded and “woozy”, along with having difficulty breathing, was cause for concern. He went to the emergency…

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“It gave us a whole additional layer of care.”

When Nancy started feeling ill just two weeks before her Alaskan cruise, her husband Nick kept a close watch on her, monitoring her symptoms for…

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“I thank everyone for letting me be included in this program.”

When Joseph started having pain in his inner thigh, he knew something was wrong. Since he couldn’t put any weight on his leg, he decided…

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“It is an outstanding service that is available to patients!”

A few days after being diagnosed with COVID-19, Mitch developed a bad cough and had trouble breathing. He went to the ER where he was…

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“I got the same results I would have if I was in the hospital, but I was home.”

When Cliff had trouble breathing, his wife took him to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. The nearly 80-year-old lives with claustrophobia and was fearing nights alone in…

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“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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