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With the many advances in cancer treatment, today’s cancer patients have more and more reasons for hope. Portraits of Hope are the incredible stories of our patients and their journeys of hope and survival. Click on a thumbnail and scroll down to view each story.

  • Joseph Longo
  • Taking Stroke Care to the Next Level
  • Opening New Doors in Vascular Care
  • A Wake-up Call to Live For Today
  • Life-Saving Friends
  • Journey from Heart Disease to Cancer: A Life Saved
  • A New Treatment For Aneurysm Repair
  • Two Hospitals partner in Stroke Prevention
  • Lorene Godbold
  • Shirley Simon
  • Brenda Kelly
  • Suné Watts
  • Pam Palmer
  • Second Chance at Life
  • Where the Road Leads
  • Walking the Right Path Together
  • Ready for the Next 70 Years
  • Moving in The Right Direction
  • Saving the Life of Captain Howard
  • TCAR A Big Name in Stroke Care
  • Coach Nelson
    Faced with the match of his life, couch Nelson was glad we were on his team
  • Patsy Simmons
    We mended her heart, so she could tend to her garden
  • Mike Cullipher
    Back to the Top of His Game
  • Randy Rouse
    Picture Perfect Recovery
  • Teresa Ward
    A Grateful Heart
  • Paul Winter
    Finding A New Path

Patsy Simmons

Pasty knew something was wrong when she couldn’t catch her breath and walk the forty yards to her beloved garden. Shortly after, Patsy experienced a heavy chest and was rushed to McLeod Loris where doctors determined she had suffered a heart attack. Patsy’s condition required critical attention and the skilled team at McLeod Loris quickly transferred her to McLeod Regional Medical Center, where renowned McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Scot Schultz told Patsy she required a quadruple bypass. Utilizing the latest techniques and leading edge technology, Dr. Schultz and his team skillfully performed the complex bypass and had Patsy up walking the very next day.

“To all of my physicians and nurses at McLeod, I’ve never had such wonderful care from any other hospital. Thank you for giving me a second chance at life,” said Patsy. Today, the only thing taking Patsy’s breath away is her beautiful garden.