Patient Stories

Diabetes & You Program:

"What I think surprised me the most about the Highland District Hospital's Diabetes and You Program was the new approaches to managing diabetes. They are always coming up with better ways of monitoring your condition and caring for yourself. It doesn't have to be that hard anymore."—Foresta

Diabetes & You Program:

"I am amazed with the new and better ways of managing diabetes. What I learn through the program I share, not only with program team members, but with family and friends who need information about diabetes. The program also offers educational outreach programs throughout the community, which provides wonderful resources for anyone affected by diabetes or even those trying to prevent the onset of the disease. Knowledge is the key. With better understanding, this is one disease that doesn't have to beat you."—Marsha

Edith Brown Pavilion:

“The help my husband, Oakley, received at the Edith Brown Pavilion was wonderful. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about a year ago and had suffered a bad fall on an escalator. Oakley was in extended care, but he was not thriving. He was having trouble with medications and losing weight rapidly; his condition was scary. He was also very agitated. He said they told him to be happy. Dr. Shivani told him to never put his head down, but to look up. It made a difference. He is now eating, he is handling his current medicines, and he is calmer.” — Dot Reed

Edith Brown Pavilion:

“Enhancing a patient’s self respect and dignity is part of our vision at EBP and imperative to one’s overall health.” —Ramesh K. Shivani, M.D.

Edith Brown Pavilion:

“A male patient of ours was very aggressive and required frequent injections of antipsychotic medications to help decrease his behavior. He was withdrawn, depressed, and isolated himself in his room. We sent him to Edith Brown Pavilion for treatment. Since his return from EBP, staff intervention has not been required. He comes out of his room for meals and all activities. He is a different person now. His stay not only benefited him psychosocially, but also physically.” —Carletta LeMay, DON—Director of Nursing—at Valley View in Frankfort.

Maternity Department:

“I could not believe Dr. Forbes stayed with me throughout those long hours of labor. I was amazed at his and the entire staff’s dedication. They were honest and told me the risks involved, but they were competent. I felt reassured by that and comforted by their compassionate care.” -  Lindsay Wildey

Maternity Department:

“We decided to have our fourth child at Highland District Hospital. Everything went really well. There was nothing lacking in the prenatal care or the delivery. Dr. Forbes was great the whole way through and the nursing staff was terrific. My delivery nurse shared that she had five children of her own, so I knew I was in good hands. The birthing facilities at HDH were comfortable and every bit as accommodating as what larger hospitals offer. There was continuity and consistency of care throughout my pregnancy and delivery, and everyone was helpful. Camilyn was born after five hours of labor. It was pretty fast. I’m glad I stayed here.” - Angie Miller

 

 

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