Patricia Hill went to the emergency room at her local hospital on Feb. 13, 2009, complaining of flu-like symptoms, including vomiting and fainting. Tests indicated she’d had a heart attack, and that came as a surprise: her chest hadn’t hurt at all.
“The hospital didn’t have a heart program, so I told the doctor to send me to Reid because I knew I would rather go there than anywhere else,” says Patricia, who lives in Union City, Ohio. “My father-in-law and my husband both had surgery there, and the people at Reid were wonderful.”
Tests at Reid indicated significant blockage in five arteries, and Patricia was scheduled for open-heart surgery the next day with cardiothoracic surgeon John Kuhn, M.D. “Dr. Kuhn put me at ease,” Patricia recalls. “He said that he could tell how important my family is to me, and he treated them like royalty. There were probably 35 of my family members in the waiting room during my surgery, and the staff made them all feel welcome. It was incredible.”
Patricia underwent cardiac rehabilitation closer to home and is feeling good. But if problems arise, she says she knows just where to find help: “I’d never go anywhere but Reid Hospital!”
For more information about the Reid Heart and Vascular Center, call (765) 983-3255.