Floyd Medical Center Straightforward

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.

  • Wanda’s Angel

    February 28, 2017

    You never know where you are going to be divinely positioned to help a person in need. Lauren Adams, director of Floyd Healthcare Foundation, recently found that opportunity while attending a Rotary Club meeting. Read More

  • From Tragedy to Purpose

    January 31, 2017

    In 2014, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. These are tragic losses, but in a world filled with numbers and surveys, we all too often forget that every one of those numbers has a name attached. Not Marshall Greene. Read More

  • Legendary

    November 29, 2016

    One is a pioneer who championed the cause of dying with dignity in our community. The other is a sergeant whose high standards helped usher in an attentiveness to patient safety that continues to grow. As 2016 winds down, two nurses are hanging up their stethoscopes, turning the pages to new chapters in their storied lives as they retire after a combined 81 years of service to Floyd. Read More

  • Opportunity for Compassion

    October 25, 2016

    Though the bonds of matrimony were still strong, John and Doris were no longer together, at least not physically. Their advancing years and failing health had parted them, directing the couple to separate senior care centers, making for lonely, worry-filled Read More

  • More Than Bumps and Boo-Boos

    September 27, 2016

    School had only been in session a couple of weeks when the little girl, clearly in need, stepped into the school nurse’s office. Showing evidence of a buildup of fluid and toxins from kidney disease, she already had missed several days of school from her poor health. Read More

  • The Baptism

    August 23, 2016

    The request came late in the evening: A patient in the Intensive Care Unit had confessed his Christian faith and wanted to be baptized by his pastor. With our patient near death, his family had rejoiced at this answer to decades-long prayers, and the baptism would complete the requirement of their faith. Read More

  • Floyd’s Fairy Godmother

    July 27, 2016

    When your family has meager resources to pay for diabetes expenses in addition to the day-to-day costs of clothes, shelter, school supplies and child care, the demand can be overwhelming, unless, of course, you have a fairy godmother. Read More

  • The Last Concert

    June 28, 2016

    The three things that were most important to Wayne Pell were his God, his family and music, and that truth was never more evident than in the ebb of his life. Read More

  • Eye of the Hurricane

    May 24, 2016

    When nurse Robin Cater tells the story, your mind quickly calls up a scene from Grey’s Anatomy or Real Life Stories of the ER. There’s a flurry of activity, a quick, life-saving diagnosis, a sprint to a procedure room, lots of big clinical words that most of us don’t understand, and, finally, a recovering patient. It turns out that the shows are fairly accurate. Read More

  • Fire

    April 27, 2016

    There are very few jobs in the world when you count yourself fortunate to be a situation where courage and a cool head mean the difference between life and death, but that is exactly what happened earlier this year for two Floyd Emergency Medical Technicians. What started as a seemingly routine call this past winter for emergency medical assistance escalated into a need for a heroic response. Read More

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