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Posts tagged with “Patient Stories”

Furnace Worker Fires Back with Spine Surgery

Posted on March 23, 2017 in Patient Stories

Like any working guy 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 was […]


Retired Nurses Chooses Parkwest for Knee Replacement to help her ‘Get things done.’

Posted on March 23, 2017 in Patient Stories

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 […]


Home is Where the Heart is- Parkwest’s 400th TAVR

Posted on March 15, 2017 in Patient Stories

Gilbert is Parkwest’s 400th TAVR


Remembering Hayden-Mother turns advocate after son’s suicide

Posted on March 8, 2017 in Patient Stories

Remembering Hayden-Mother turns advocate after son’s suicide


Cardiac Rehab Gets Fitness Instructor Spinning Again

Posted on February 15, 2017 in Patient Stories

Michael Berry of Knoxville is living proof that you can be in great shape and still have heart disease.


Pain Relief- Making a run for it

Posted on February 8, 2017 in Patient Stories

Once Marissa Carnes started running, she was hooked


Cancer Survivor Has “a Lot of Living to Do”

Posted on December 6, 2016 in Patient Stories

Sara Forrester is faithful about getting yearly mammograms. At five feet tall, the sprightly grandmother takes care of her health by walking regularly, and says she usually hits 10,000 steps on her pedometer every day. “I always get a screening (mammogram) every year. I try to go during October, during breast cancer awareness month, because […]


The Singing Ambassador- Peninsula puts autistic student on course

Posted on December 2, 2016 in Patient Stories

Peninsula student goes to Pellissippi State Community College.