Having worked as a licensed practical nurse in five states, Mary Stroud knows plenty about hospitals and surgeons. So when the time came for total knee replacement, she felt completely at ease choosing Parkwest Medical Center, a hospital where she’d worked for 12 years. The orthopedic/neurosurgery unit at Parkwest is a leader in safe
Like any working stiff who has just been told he needs spinal surgery, Tommy Rogers’ first thoughts were about his job. “My big concern was the length of recovery,” said Rogers, a 47-year-old furnace tender at the Alcoa aluminum plant now known as Arconic. “I was thinking house payments and bills. I thought I
Ed Dennison doesn’t need Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit to do some pretty amazing things. All he needs is a pair of running shoes and an artificial knee joint made from titanium alloys and polyethylene plastic and he’s good to go. And go. And go. In fact, Dennison has been on the go since Parkwest
Ellen Harrison looked at herself in the bathroom mirror. Her chin was involuntarily hanging down on her chest, and the ravages of breast cancer were still evident. After almost three years of trying to keep a positive attitude about not being able to hold her head up, and three years of searching for answers and help, she had finally reached a complete breaking point.