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Posts categorized as “Patient Stories”

Continuum of Care

Posted on February 28, 2020

Sandra Betts was in the middle of her daily Bible devotions when she heard a loud noise from the bedroom where her husband Rickey was getting dressed. He couldn’t walk or get dressed without falling. The pair came to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center to figure out what was going on.


Life after loss

Posted on February 13, 2020

In her journey as a mother, Danielle Rouse had her heart broken. But in this season of love, her heart is full after the birth of a healthy baby girl at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.


Mystery Solved – and Resolved

Posted on February 7, 2020

Donna Blake suffered unexplained blood pressure spikes and rapid heartbeat often followed by a pounding pain in the back of her head for five years before coming to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.


20 Years and Counting

Posted on February 4, 2020

Kayla Durnil was the first Knoxville baby born in “the new millennium.” She was delivered at Fort Sanders Regional on Jan. 1, 2000, as reporters and cameras waited for her arrival.


Badge of Courage

Posted on January 23, 2020

The headaches were growing progressively worse for Ian Honcoop. It was September 2017, and the 12-year-old Boy Scout, just weeks into the first semester of his seventh-grade year, was in such severe pain that he couldn’t concentrate and his eyesight was failing.


Absolutely No Waiting

Posted on January 9, 2020

Angela Miller will be the first to tell you that she has a stubborn streak, so, when she was awakened by a paralyzing stroke on May 7, she did exactly what she should not do – she returned to bed to “sleep on it.” It wasn’t until almost 8 hours later when Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center neurosurgeon Keith Woodward, MD, removed the blood clot from her brain that Miller learned just how fortunate she was to be alive.