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David Amos

Taylorville Memorial Hospital ED Makes All the Difference in Stroke Patient’s Outcome

Kincaid resident David Amos, 57, hadn’t set foot in a doctor’s office in 32 years. The day of his stroke started normally – until he went to step out of his work truck at a dry wall finishing job in Edinburg.

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Charlie Kuntzman

Diabetes Self-Management Class Inspires Important Health Changes

The 82-year-old diabetic, who had retired as an investigative analyst in 1995 from the FBI after 40 years of service, was gaining weight, taking four high blood pressure medications daily and drinking nearly a 12-pack of diet soda each day. Normally an upbeat person, he was turning into a nervous wreck.

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Wreatha Riva

Turn the Corner Swing Bed Program Returns Wreatha to Active Lifestyle

Thanks to two weeks at the Turn the Corner Swing Bed Program at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, the 90-year-old from Kincaid is back to her 5 a.m. workouts at Taylorville YMCA.

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Erma Tester

Finding the Right Tools Helps Erma Regain Her Life

“Overwhelming” is how Erma Tester, 80, described the grief she experienced when Everett, her husband of 63 years, passed away in the fall of 2012. She cried for seven months straight and couldn’t sleep at night. Senior Life Solutions provided resources to help Erma manage the anxiety and depression.

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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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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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Jim McCoy

A "hometown touch" to lifelong resident’s medical care

Jim was diagnosed with Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID), which requires monthly infusion treatments. His monthly two-hour infusions at TMH help keep his counts high enough to fight infection until he’s due for another round. A lifelong Taylorville resident, Jim said a large part of what keeps his stress levels down is knowing his community hospital is familiar with his rare condition.

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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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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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