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Hope & Encouragement
As 84-year-old Joan Camp laid in her hospital bed waiting to become the first patient in mid-Missouri to receive a CardioMEMS device, it wasn’t fear or anxiety she was feeling; it was hope and encouragement. 
Partners In Health: Charlie and Kathy Digges
Most 96-years-olds aren’t taking float trips and golfing on a regular basis, but Charlie Digges isn’t your average 96-year-old. Charlie and his wife, Kathy, work out every day they can, either at their local gym or by taking walks near their home.
July Employee of the Month helps heart surgery patients in ICU
“The doctors I work with are some of the best surgeons I have worked with,” she says. “I’ve learned a lot from them. If ever needed, I would choose to be in their care.”
Boone’s Multidisciplinary Team Helps Save Centralia Woman From Stroke

Each week, Sandra and David Eppinger get together with Sandra’s sister for a game of Scrabble. Competing in a game like Scrabble requires knowing thousands of words. Strong spelling and lexical creativity will also give you an edge.

Yet one day, as Sandra, 75, showered before her sister arrived for the game, all her words suddenly disappeared.  

February Employee of the Month enjoys improving patient care

“When I encounter an opportunity for improvement, I enjoy working with my team to create a solution,” says Jenn Bronson, Outcomes Coordinator, Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

Employee saves lives through telemetry

Cheryl Long has a detail-oriented mind and a knack for multitasking.

“I’ve always been a tinkerer and I’ve always loved looking for things to do,” she said.

From the heartland — Quadruple bypass frees farmer from years of pain

When you’re running a farm, you can’t let a little pain get in the way of a day’s work.

That’s what Lowell Woods thought five years ago as he was moving cattle from one pasture to another on the 1,300-acre farm he operates with his wife and son in Baring, Mo.

“I was given my husband back and that was a miracle”

My husband Walt was getting dressed in the bedroom, he was going to a basketball game. I was in another room cleaning when I heard a horrible noise. Not a groan or cry, but a fall that was so loud.

Heart patient: “I was impressed by the high quality care”

I had two stent procedures done to my heart last Friday (April 26) by Dr. Spaedy. It went well and I am doing fine now

Following aneurysm repair: “I will be forever grateful”

I had surgery on January 15, 2013 for an open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. During my six day stay, I was assigned to the second, third and fifth floors on the new south tower.

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