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Compassion & Kindness One Patient’s Journey with Rehabilitation Big health events can be a scary and stressful time for both the patient and the family. For the Evans family, the compassion and kindness shown to them from emergency room to surgery to rehab at Boone Hospital Center made all the difference in their health journey. “We originally chose Boone because of the recommendation of several of our friends. According to our friends, the heart unit at Boone was the best in the Midwest. That was good enough for us,” says Bob Evans, whose wife Sue received care at Boone Hospital Center. On Sunday, March 4, Sue experienced nausea and pressure in her chest. The Evans went to Boone Hospital Center’s Emergency Department around noon. Sue was evaluated and kept overnight for further tests, which revealed on Monday that two of her arteries were 80 percent blocked and two were 50 percent blocked. Sue’s medical team scheduled her for a quadruple bypass surgery on March 7, which was her 65th birthday. “However, her blood chemistry was not where the surgeon wanted it, so the surgery was rescheduled for Friday, March 9,” says Bob. “At some point during or after surgery, she experienced a significant brain ‘event’ [a stroke].” When Sue woke up after surgery, her doctors 12

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My Boone Health Summer 2018  
My Boone Health Summer 2018