Although a cancer diagnosis can be a long road, Janice Reitz is taking her journey in stride. The breast cancer survivor finds happiness in everyday things, even treatment, because it’s all part of the joy of living. "I felt tremendous support throughout my treatment," she says. "And when my hair fell out or I was tired, they encouraged me." Read and watch her story.
“I began to think that being a mom just wasn’t in the cards for me. But, when we found out we were finally pregnant, I knew I wanted to be at Lake Regional. I expected quality care, but what I got was exceptional care.”
See how Lake Regional helped the Creachs welcome their baby.
While vacationing in the Bahamas, Dennis Hiner felt something wasn’t right. He’d suffered a heart attack several years earlier and feared the worst. Following cardiac catheterization, Hiner needed an emergency double bypass. Find out how Lake Regional's cardiac team brought him back from the brink.
Heather Rockstad knew immediately that Lake Regional Family Birth Center was where she wanted to deliver her third child. “The nursers are so great and made the experience of having children, which is awkward in itself, not awkward at all. And, having a lactation consultant there to help with any question I had was so great.”
Watch her story here.
Orienne Koll, 99, fell and broke her hip. Surgery at Lake Regional fixed the break, and healing began with Lake Regional nursing staff and physical therapists in the Skilled Nursing Facility. “It’s just so wonderful there. Any time you need something, they’re right there. I’ve broken my hip and done this before, but it’s so much better here than other hospitals.”
See her story here.
Nighttime pains sent Jerry Rice to Lake Regional Emergency Department, where quick diagnosis and surgery started the healing process. “It was a life threatening situation, but everyone was so gracious I never felt in danger.”
See Rice's story.
Tom Mosher didn't want to slow down. He had fun things planned with his family. When a collapsed lung changed his plans, Lake Regional helped him recover fast. “It was the most humbling experience being completely helpless and unable to take care of yourself,” he says. “But the nurses and staff in ICU were always there.”
Read how Lake Regional helped Tom recover.
When James Doores experienced tremendous pain in his chest, his wife, Mary, immediately called 911. Within 10 minutes, an EMS crew was providing lifesaving treatment for the 79-year-old.
Read more about how Lake Regional saved Doores' life.
Lilli Heinrich was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer for a second time in 2013. Following surgery Heinrich chose Lake Regional Cancer Center for chemotherapy and radiation treatments. See how Lake Regional helped Lilli battle breast cancer for a second time but with emotional, physical and financial support.
“I had pain in my knee for more than a year. I had several surgeries, and nothing was working that would permanently help. I trusted Dr. Hofer immediately. He knew what he had to do to fix my knee.”
Read more about Carol's Lake Regional experience.
"When I needed open heart surgery, I trusted the experienced team at Lake Regional. After life-saving surgery and cardiac rehab, I'm feeling good as new. Bobbi and I are having fun doing all the things we've always dreamed of, like taking a trip to Australia. The care team at Lake Regional treated us like family."
Read more about Tom's Lake Regional experience.