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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.

  • 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

  • The Best Birthday Party Ever

    May 22, 2018

    The care provided by the staff and volunteers at Heyman HospiceCare is well documented, but sometimes, the extra effort they put into caring for their patients is beyond what most of us would ever imagine. That was certainly the case with Josh. Read More

  • The Social Network

    May 2, 2018

    The power of social media sites like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook is still something most of us have trouble wrapping our arms around. In little more than a decade these social networks have connected people, affected elections, brought social change Read More

  • Marlon’s Golden Rule

    March 28, 2018

    Ellie, health declining and unable to get out of her bed, was discharged home where a rented hospital bed and her devoted husband, Jim, were waiting. She had been a patient at Floyd Medical Center. Read More

  • Mrs. Claus and the Playhouse

    February 27, 2018

    Brittney Payne’s life was over-full that December. But none of that mattered when Brittney met a little girl we’ll call Sophie at one of Floyd’s Wound Care clinics. Read More

  • A Life-Saving Decision

    January 30, 2018

    When Floyd stepped up to take over and manage the school nurse programs in the Floyd County, Rome City and Polk County schools, everyone involved agreed that it was an opportunity to continue and perhaps improve a good program. Read More

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