Exceptional Experiences

Best Heart Care Anywhere (Video)

Before Helen Barnes had heart bypass surgery, she watched several family members struggle through long, hard recoveries from similar procedures. She’s happy to report that’s not the experience she had receiving care from Lake Regional. “Everything went so well,” she says. “I could never have expected better care, nor received better care.”  Read and watch her story


Candid About Colonoscopy (Video)

Barbara Morawitz was nervous — very nervous — about having her first colonoscopy. “I’m 65 years old, and you are supposed to have your first colonoscopy at 50,” she says. “I kept putting it off.”  She explains that even a trip to the dentist fills her with dread, so it took her primary care doctor, Lake Regional’s James Neill, M.D., insisting she have the screening before she worked up the courage for the potentially lifesaving test.” Read and watch her story.


Thanks to Cardiac Care at Lake Regional, Pat McNally is Thriving (Video)

Pat and Patty McNally have called Osage Beach home since 1975. "As Realtors, we've always recommended the hospital and believed you get great healthcare here. But except for the birth of our youngest son in 1984, we hadn't truly experienced it for ourselves." That all changed in May 2014. Read and watch their story.

Lake Regional Cancer Patient Surviving & Thriving (Video)

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. 

Cary & Trish Creach Start Parenthood at Lake Regional (Video)

“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.



Dennis Hiner Fights Back With Help From The Cardiac Team (Video)

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.

Family Birth Center Initiatives Create Unique Experience (Video)

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.

Skilled Nursing Facility Makes Orienne Koll Feel At Home (Video)

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.

Lake Regional Volunteer Experiences Exceptional Care Firsthand (Video)

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.

Lake Regional Helps Active Dad Recover Fast

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.

Quick Intervention Leads to a Speedy Recovery

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.

Lake Regional's Cancer Resource Navigator is on your side

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.

 Carol Culley Gets Back on Her Feet with Lake Regional

“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.

Tom Lankford Trusts Lake Regional for Cardiac Care

"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.