Patient Story - Kathy Huntington
You could say that Kathy Huntington has made the rounds at Belton Regional Medical Center.
Kathy is a medical records privacy official for the acute care facility and over the years has had multiple health issues requiring imaging, surgery, ICU care and outpatient therapy. When she needed to have her left knee replaced in 2006 she decided to have the orthopedic procedure done at Belton Regional Medical Center with John A. Gillen, MD, an orthopedic surgeon.
“In a word, fabulous,” says Kathy. “My experience with Dr. Gillen and everyone proved to me that Belton Regional Medical Center is indeed a top-notch facility within my community.”
Following the surgery Kathy went into acute respiratory distress syndrome, a condition unrelated to the knee replacement. She was immediately transferred to Belton Regional Medical Center’s ICU and then to the main campus of Research Hospital since her condition required both a surgical and medical ICU. While at Research Medical Center Kathy had a series of heart issues that required a pulmonologist, an electrophysiologist and a cardiologist.
Kathy says the patient-centered and proactive care she received at both facilities was extraordinary.
“I had a whole team of people on my side at Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center, working diligently to restore my health,” says Kathy.
Kathy still battles congenital heart disease but says today her outlook is optimistic and attributes much of that positive attitude to the medical expertise available at Belton Regional Medical Center and the specialists at Research Medical Center.
“It was certainly a win-win combination for me,” says Kathy.