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.

  • 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

  • Finding Family, Going Home

    March 29, 2016

    Raul was living in Rome with his girlfriend and her family. But, when he discovered he had a serious, terminal illness, Raul knew it would be too much to expect these people with whom he had few connections to care for him. Read More

  • Caregivers, All

    February 23, 2016

    For every nurse and physician in our organization there is a cadre of unsung heroes working under the radar to make sure our patients and their caregivers have what they need, when they need it, without fuss or worry. Chasity Redwine is one of those heroes. Read More

  • Bridging the Language Gap

    January 26, 2016

    Imagine, for a moment, how frustrating it would be to have something you want others to know, but have no way to communicate with them. Recovering from a traumatic brain injury, Maria had progressed from an emergency room patient to the intensive care unit to inpatient physical therapy, and, finally, to outpatient physical therapy and speech therapy. Read More

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