Because you care…
As supporters to NHH Foundation, you may never realize the lives you touch. On a daily basis, your generosity is at the chair side and bedside of our patients. Your gifts help our staff to provide better and faster care to our community.
Because you care….Alie Ryken received the care she needed, close to home. After experiencing weight loss and an overall feeling something was wrong, a CT scan revealed Alie had massive lymph nodes in her abdomen. She was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphoma Leukemia in August 2016. One year later and after several treatments, she feels great and reports she is in remission. During her journey, Alie received care in the Diagnostic Imaging Unit, Emergency Department and the Cancer Clinic. As donors, you were there for her at every step of her journey. All of the equipment to support her care was available to her because you care.
“While the treatment I received in all areas was very good, I found the nurses and staff in the Cancer Clinic to be absolutely fantastic,” says Alie.
Because you care…Jessica and John Graham welcomed their daughter Amelia into the world on April 28. Because you care, Jessica had access to a state-of-the-art birthing bed. Amelia was placed skin to skin with Jessica where her vital signs continued to be monitored before being placed in her bassinet. From time to time, new babes require some assistance in transitioning to extra uterine life and will need to be supported in a NIC unit. All of the equipment used to bring Amelia into this world and during her stay was made possible thanks to you.
“This hospital is incredible,” shares Jessica.
When a suspicious rash appeared on her leg one evening, Cathy Timlin didn’t think too much of it. But when the rash started to spread and she began to feel ill, her family encouraged her to visit the Emergency Department (ED) at NHH. After a CT scan and being prescribed meds, Cathy returned home. Two days later the rash looked worse and this prompted a second visit to the ED. Little did Cathy know, but within hours she would be having emergency surgery, spending the night in the ICU followed by four more days on the Medical/Surgical Unit. Cathy had a strep A infection and if left untreated, could progress to be a life threatening condition.
“I can’t say enough about the care I experienced by everyone,” shares Cathy. “Especially Dr. Tilley. She moved things along very quickly. Without her, I don’t know how things would have turned out.”
After battling cancer for 20 years, Jane Jones and her family recognized her cancer had taken a turn. They were at a point where curative medicine wasn’t the answer; but rather keeping Jane comfortable and at peace, surrounded by the love of family and friends for her final journey was their goal. This is exactly what the Jones family found when Jane was admitted to the Palliative Care Unit in early March. This would be where Jane spent the last five days of her life.“From the moment mom entered the hospital, we all felt relief,” shares her daughter Jennifer Stadtke. “Everyone was very warm and so caring. The extra attention to detail and patient comfort was exceptional. We prepare for birth. When people die, they deserve the same dignified and respectful exit. The nurses helped to prepare us for mom’s peaceful death. We will always be grateful to Dr. Mulé, the compassionate nurses and the caring volunteers who were there for us at this difficult time.”
This hospital and its services are there are for people like Allie, Jessica and John, Cathy and Jane every day. And so are you. Thank you for caring. Thank you for helping. You are making a world of difference in our County.