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The wind beneath her wings

July 6, 2018

Judy Caswell credits Dr. Robert Stevens for lifting her up during one of the most difficult experiences of her life: a Stage 3 rectal cancer diagnosis. In 2013, Judy and her son were training to run a marathon. At the time, she chalked up her stomach pains and occasional discomfort to how hard she was pushing her body to perform. “The pain was manageable, and … Continue reading The wind beneath her wings »

State-of-the-art procedure renews hiker’s knees so he can return to the outdoors

May 21, 2018  |  Tags: ,

At age 65, Redmond Manierre lives a more active lifestyle than most people in their mid-30s. He mountain bikes through his town of The Plains, Virginia, at least twice a week. He has hiked the Grand Canyon and participated in National Outdoor Leadership School. Recently, he decided to take up mountain climbing. But what makes it all the more impressive is that a decade ago, … Continue reading State-of-the-art procedure renews hiker’s knees so he can return to the outdoors »

‘Beyond the call of duty’

April 23, 2018  |  Tags: ,

When Scott Howell brought his wife, Barbara, to the Novant Health Rowan Medical Centeremergency room in October 2017 for shortness of breath related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), he didn’t know he was getting ready to make a friend for life. But critical care nurse Morgan Earnhardt was about to enter Scott and Barbara’s lives in a profound way, one that made them feel like she was … Continue reading ‘Beyond the call of duty’ »

The Barometer of Medical Care

January 10, 2018  |  Tags: ,

Submitted by Peninsula neighbor, David Goodman “The calling to pay forward the good fortune I received when my life was saved was an epiphany to lead by example. It became abundantly clear to me that my characterization of giving back is blending intellectual, emotional, spiritual components and frequently financial support.” During a black-tie gala in 2014, David Goodman began to feel serious discomfort in his … Continue reading The Barometer of Medical Care »