Kalispell Regional Healthcare - Archive (patientstories)

2018
October
08,
2018
| 04:04 PM America/Denver
Originally published in 406 Woman Magazine, October 2018.  “But you don’t look sick,” replied my sister-in-law when I told her and my other close family members that I had breast cancer. Leanne Roberts had arrived in the British Virgin Islands....
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August
15,
2018
| 06:55 PM America/Denver
Chest wall deformities, or irregularly shaped chests, are common birth defects appearing in about one out of 300-500 children in the United States. These defects can cause shortness of breath, decreased stamina and heart/lung function issues, which c...
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July
16,
2018
| 09:07 PM America/Denver
Dr. Greg Adams did not have any history of heart trouble. He ate healthy and was an active runner. As a urologist at Urology Associates, Greg Adams, MD, was seeing patients as normal one day. In an instant, everything was definitely not normal. “I...
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2017
November
08,
2017
| 10:53 PM America/Denver
It was a beautiful summer evening on the east side of the mountains and those who were traveling to a family gathering had no idea about the tragedy soon to occur. Suddenly there were screams from the back of a pickup truck and a young man named Dyla...
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October
31,
2017
| 09:00 PM America/Denver
By Daily Inter Lake reporter Mackenzie Reiss Muffie Thomson got cancer for Christmas. The year was 1992 and she was 38 years old. A few weeks back, she’d felt a lump. It was about the size of a Jolly Rancher and had the consistency of one too. ...
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October
24,
2017
| 12:06 AM America/Denver
When Trina Freese developed breast cancer at just 32, she was terrified but found a way to turn her trial into a triumph. Trina's story exemplifies why Halt Cancer at X is passionate about supporting both national cancer research and local resourc...
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October
17,
2017
| 09:00 PM America/Denver
By Kay Burt Beverly Day isn’t sure why she neglected getting mammograms over the years. She had a busy work schedule, for one, and a mammogram was an easy thing to put off. There were financial burdens, too, and the confusion of changing health ca...
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August
10,
2017
| 01:00 PM America/Denver
Last month Selah was brought into the ER after burning her face with hot wax. She was admitted by Dr. Falk and looked after by the pediatric surgery team and amazing pediatric nurses. Selah's burns have healed really well and she brought a beautiful ...
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August
07,
2017
| 05:00 PM America/Denver
Angelina never expected to spend her summer vacation in the hospital, but after 27 days in the PICU and pediatric ward, she is ready to run out of here. Angelina, we are so incredibly happy that you get to leave the hospital, but we are certainly goi...
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August
02,
2017
| 02:00 PM America/Denver
Rocky Mountain Heart & Lung is helping patients who need heart valve repair with a minimally invasive technique called the MitraClip procedure. Unlike surgery, the MitraClip procedure does not require opening the chest and temporarily stopping the he...
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August
01,
2017
| 02:00 AM America/Denver
By Shannon Freix On October 1, 1997, the phone rings at the home of Mae Stubbs. She answers and the radiologist in the white lab coat she met a couple days prior is on the other end. “I’m sorry to tell you that the biopsy came back positive for...
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July
31,
2017
| 06:00 PM America/Denver
When Aiken, South Carolina, resident Barbara Sue Brodie and her family arrived in Glacier National Park, she had no idea that their vacation would include a stay at Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC). “We were on a hike in Two Medicine,” sai...
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June
20,
2017
| 02:00 AM America/Denver
A unique pilot program at Kalispell Regional Healthcare was featured in a national news story in the June 20 episode of "PBS NewsHour." The program, which is funded through a Special Innovations Project through Mountain Pacific Quality Health Foundat...
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June
07,
2017
| 04:00 PM America/Denver
Mickey is a strong guy! Nearly a month ago he sustained severe burns to more than 10 percent of his body in a fire. Mickey has had to undergo daily painful dressing changes. He and his mother have taken incredible care of his injury. Through many cli...
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January
24,
2017
| 02:00 PM America/Denver
Clay Edgmon was diagnosed with incurable Ewing's sarcoma at age 16. He shares his story, and his thoughts about living and dying well. Observations about Clay are shared by his pediatric oncologist and pediatric social worker. ...
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2016
December
27,
2016
| 06:00 PM America/Denver
‘Tis the season to be grateful for loved ones near and far. At Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC), 10 patients are especially appreciative for their improved health this holiday season. In early November, KRMC cardiologist Mayank Agrawal, MD...
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December
07,
2016
| 12:00 AM America/Denver
The Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) pediatric surgery team first met Donald in June 2016. He walked into the clinic with his twin, Delmar, and their parents, Helen and David. Donald was a typical 3-year-old. He and his brother were wild. The...
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July
27,
2016
| 10:00 PM America/Denver
In one week this July at Kalispell Regional Healthcare, four children’s lives were changed forever. Two older children were relieved from lifelong constipation for the first time, and two babies were saved from years of chronic gastrointestinal probl...
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June
28,
2016
| 02:00 AM America/Denver
It started for 7-year-old Aspen Olesen as a rash, leaving angry red patches over her whole body just before the weekend. Friday’s blood tests came back normal, but her continued severe nausea and inability to eat sent Aspen and her mom, Krista, to...
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May
05,
2016
| 11:00 PM America/Denver
Crystal Romine swept into the coffee shop, full of sass and energy, plopped down at the window-side table and lit up the scene. Her positive vibe belied the story that was to spill out over the next hour. “I worked for five years at a lumber mill ...
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April
05,
2016
| 09:00 PM America/Denver
By Debra Guinn, MD, and Kelli McMahon-Staats, RN When we think about women who have inspired us throughout time, there are several important women whose names immediately come to our minds. Florence Nightingale was instrumental in changing the rol...
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