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.

  • Nurse Jackie

    November 17, 2015

    For more than four decades Jackie Newby has embodied and modeled the care, knowledge and nimble thinking that defines her first professional title–nurse, and now, as she prepares to retire at year’s end, it seems only fitting to recount a few examples that have led to her being described a legend. Read More

  • Our Arthur

    October 27, 2015

    Arthur shuffled along the sidewalk, pushing a rusting grocery cart that was maybe half full of aluminum cans. Dressed in several bulky layers, he was on the last leg of his two mile journey to sell the cans, when Kristy Hunt called out his name. Read More

  • Persistence and Perseverance

    September 29, 2015

    Joey is special in every sense of the word. To hear him talk, you might think him to be a boy of 7 or 8, and in many ways, he is. But, Joey is an adult, handsome and smiling. Read More

  • To the Rescue

    August 25, 2015

    It was a typical June birthday party at the pool with plenty of cake and legs running, kicking and splashing in the cool water. Loretta was there with her six children, watching as they romped and played. She could see Read More

  • Handcrafted

    July 28, 2015

    Occupational therapists and the aides who help them are scientists, clinicians, engineers and problem solvers. Each day they are presented with a new challenge: how to help their patient become more mobile and more independent despite their disability. Read More

  • Success Story

    June 23, 2015

    Jeremy Baker has known he wanted to be a nurse since his freshman year of high school, and the help he received from Floyd Medical Center turned what was a distant hope into a present truth. Read More

  • Unexpected Delivery

    May 26, 2015

    This baby was born at just 24-weeks’ gestation, and the staff at the nearest hospital–about an hour’s drive from Floyd, knew time was of the essence. The baby needed help breathing and they were not equipped to provide this kind of intensive care. Read More

  • Chocolate and Coca-Cola

    April 28, 2015

    In the practice of medicine there is a spectrum of prescriptions and interventions to help our patients. Sometimes, however, the best medicine doesn’t come from a pharmacy. That was the case with a patient we’ll call Pete. Read More

  • More Than Words

    March 24, 2015

    The demonstrations of compassion of Dr. John Cowan and Dr. Ashley Ryan have made a lasting impression on those who have experienced it firsthand, whether as simple as delivering a holiday treat or going to extraordinary lengths to care for a young patient. Read More

  • Two Lives Forever Linked

    February 24, 2015

    They held hands tightly, smiling through tears, until Yolanda offered an extraordinary gift. Sara placed a stethoscope in her ears and leaned forward in her chair, listening to her son’s heart beating inside Yolanda’s chest. Read More

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