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Stories of Care

Each month, except December, the Floyd Healthcare Management Inc. board of directors is presented with an Outstanding Story of Caring that features the actions of dedication and compassion performed by Floyd employees, volunteers and others. These real-life examples illustrate a commitment to the Floyd mission and the service behaviors that guide the Floyd culture.

  • When Seconds Count

    August 27, 2019

    Cherokee County, Alabama is mostly rural. Its 25,000 residents are spread out over 553 square miles. The terrain ranges from the relatively flat piedmont in the south to rugged mountains and steep canyons in the north and is separated by a lake that spans the width of the county. Read More

  • Debt of Gratitude

    June 26, 2019

    Ken and Tanya Woods will be the first to tell you that the secret to success on the mat is a team effort. Their son, Colton, is a four-time state wrestling champion and an All-American. He’ll be wrestling for the United States Air Force Academy in the fall, and Colton and his dad attribute a large part of his success to the behind-the-scenes athletic training work of Donny Brown, an ATC for Floyd Physical Therapy & Rehab, who is assigned to Darlington. Read More

  • Downpour

    April 23, 2019

    The fierce storms that pounded the area seemed to have focused their efforts on Polk Medical Center. The National Weather Service indicated a little over an inch of rain fell in Cedartown, but weather spotters measured three and a quarter inches of precipitation at the hospital in a 40-minute period. Read More

  • The Power of Prayer

    March 29, 2019

    Time stopped for the Clark family in April of 2017. Daughter Caroline was closing out her junior year of high school, her eyes set on the podium in the state discus competition, but her goals quickly changed when she had first one seizure, then a second. Read More

  • Social Work

    March 5, 2019

    Melissa Washington had eaten dinner with her family. All the gifts had been opened. As the Washingtons basked in the afterglow of a Christmas well spent, Melissa slipped away to visit a patient who had grown near and dear to Read More

  • Breath of Life

    November 27, 2018

    Frances was alive, but she wasn’t living. Her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) confined her to a concrete block garage that had been turned into an apartment for her. She rarely strayed from her bed or recliner. The act of simply standing immediately caused her oxygen levels to plummet. Read More

  • A Promise to Keep

    October 25, 2018

    Thanks to the diligent work of Dr. Paul Brock, Dr. Stephen Hom, Dr. Daniel Phillips and Dr. Dee Russell, breast health patients no longer have to endure an agonizing wait of days or even weeks before learning whether their tumor is cancerous. Read More

  • Pay it Forward

    September 25, 2018

    When you have a family member battling a potentially fatal disease like breast cancer, you feel helpless. You want to do something to fix the problem, remove the anxiety or take away the pain. Read More

  • Taylor’s Troopers

    August 29, 2018

    Dr. Sylvia Washington and her pediatrics practice staff first ran the Tumor Trooper race three years ago. They ran to support a patient we’ll call Taylor, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor that had spread to his spine. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation had helped Taylor’s family, and running the Tumor Trooper was a tangible way they could help. Read More

  • Shine On

    July 30, 2018

    Amy Forsyth was in her very first week in her position as Clinical Manager for Labor and Delivery when she answered the phone call from the expectant mom. The caller told Amy she realized that the women didn’t know each other, but she needed Amy to be a trusted resource for her in the days to come. Read More

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