Complications from my reconstruction resulted in a severe infection, which landed me in the ER. At the time, I thought I was a little dehydrated, so I went to Carlinville expecting to receive some IV fluids and planned to be on my way back home. It ended up being a lot more serious, and I’m so thankful for the ER team who cared for me. They triaged me quickly. They had me on fluids to help with my low blood pressure. They had tests and labs ordered within minutes and they really were on top of things; they were very diligent in treating my sepsis. I was critical when I came into the ER, but the staff was very fast working. They literally saved my life.
Fast forward several months and I’m back to enjoying my family, working, and feeling well. And the ongoing treatments I receive at Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics make it easier to get the care I need and quickly get back to life. From scheduling to reception, infusions to imaging, physical therapy to housekeeping, everything about Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics is fantastic. I’m treated like a rock star. They’re wonderful people with a wonderful process. They are very patient. They are willing to help in any aspect of care. As I’m walking to an outpatient room on the med-surg floor for a dressing change, housekeeping even stops me to make sure I am well taken care of. Do I need a glass of water? Do I know where I’m going? They are amazing.
The care I’ve received from Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics has been a godsend. Being local, you get fast care. I don’t have to drive out of town every three weeks for treatments or to get labs drawn; I go right here to our local hospital – they take care of my health and I quickly get back to my life. Cancer may be a part of my story, but I’m much more than that now. And I’m grateful to the entire team at Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics for the expert care they have provided and their continued commitment to my health.
— Teri Gillock
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