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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.

  • Well Now

    January 28, 2020

    Hope Robertson Hayes was working fulltime as a Floyd intensive care nurse, taking care of a toddler and attending nurse practitioner school, all at the same time. She took advantage of Floyd’s annual Employee Wellness screening as a convenient way to keep an eye on her health during this busy time. So, it wasn’t unusual for her to be tired when she went for her Employee Wellness screening in 2017. She attributed her fatigue to juggling work, college and home responsibilities. Read More

  • The Christmas Wish

    November 22, 2019

    The letter did not begin with “Dear Santa.” … Nor was the letter an exhaustive list inspired by TV commercials, catalog hunts, Black Friday sales or online shopping carts. No, this letter had only one selfless request, a grown-up Christmas wish, if you will. Read More

  • Revolutionary

    October 29, 2019

    In the 11 years since The Breast Center at Floyd first opened, technological and medical advancements have continued to push the staff to learn more, adapt more and do more to ensure that our patients understand their health and have the knowledge to make informed decisions. All of this happens within a construct of providing quick results so that patients don’t have unnecessarily long, anxiety-filled waits. Read More

  • Safe from the Storm

    September 24, 2019

    When one of the most powerful hurricanes on record threatened the east coast of America earlier this month, Joan was paying close attention from her home about two hours from the coast.While she was not in danger from the monster storm, Hurricane Dorian’s drift to the north and east forced the cancellation of a very important MRI appointment in Charleston, which was in the hurricane’s path. Her appointment was for Thursday, Sept. 5, the day the hurricane was projected to possibly reach the South Carolina coast. Read More

  • 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

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