Patients & Visitors

Patient Stories

Here at Capital Regional Medical Center, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Sharing patient experiences is an important part of this commitment. Click on the names below to view the patient’s complete story. Have a story you’d like to share? Contact Rachel Bray-Stiles, Director of Marketing, at or (850) 325-5249.

Margie's Story

Margie Allen was enjoying a day of gardening in late February when she said her heart started pounding. “I knew something was wrong so I went inside, cleaned up, and went to the hospital,” she said. The Perry hospital began tests that quickly revealed a significant problem in Margie’s aorta and a transfer by ambulance to Tallahassee was put in motion.
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Ernie's Story

Ernie Ledington is the busy CEO of Advanced Access Control of Tallahassee. So it isn’t unusual that he tried to ignore the bouts of severe pain he was having due to chronic diverticulitis until one week in January when the pain became nearly unbearable and he drove himself to the Emergency Room at Capital Regional Medical Center.
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Kimberlee's Story

Kimberlee Quinlan of Tallahassee will always remember January 26, 2013. That Thursday afternoon, she was saddling up her beloved horse Poppeʹ when he got spooked and bolted. Later that same day, Kimberlee learned that she had breast cancer.
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William's Story

When William Hinson, a 67-year-old resident of Havana, had a heart attack and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital in April 2013, everything happened so fast. Within 13 minutes of his arrival at Capital Regional Medical Center that day, he was in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Cardiologist Niraj Pandit had re-established the blood flow in his coronary artery.
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Gene's Story

Gene Wright, mayor of the panhandle town of Malone, Florida, knows what he is talking about when he says Capital Regional Medical Center is one of the best hospitals around. “I’ve had a lot of different kinds of surgeries at hospitals in Florida, Georgia and Alabama,” he says. “When you’ve been in the hospital as much as I have, you have a lot of different experiences. At Capital Regional, it’s been a good experience all the way around.”
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Kent's Story

As the owner of Florida Motor Sports dealership,Tallahassee resident Kent Johnson is always on the go, but one Friday in March, he was forced to slow down when he began experiencing pain in his lower right side. His primary care physiciansuspected acute appendicitis and said, “You need to go straight to the hospital. What hospital do you want to go to?." Kent chose Capital Regional Medical Center.
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Susan's Story

Susan Stafford, an attorney with the Florida Legislature, is one of the last people you would expect to have heart disease. The 61-year-old Tallahassee resident has been active and fit with a passion for hiking and travel.Then, one night after returning from a hiking trip in Oregon, she collapsed in her home and had to be rushed to the hospital. Doctors performed a heart catheterization and other tests that indicated a problem with her heart, but the exact problem eluded them.
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Vanda's Story

Vanda Ragans knows the importance of getting a mammogram every year. It was because of a routine annual screening that this 55 year-old Tallahassee resident learned that she had early breast cancer. “When you discover you have cancer, you just want it out of you,” says Vanda. That’s why I’m glad everything happened so quickly.”
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Natosha's Story

Natosha Faul says having bariatric surgery at Capital Regional Medical Center is the best decision she’s ever made. The 37-year-old Tallahassee resident had struggled with her weight most of her life. “I started putting on weight in the seventh or eighth grade, and by the time I was a senior, I had developed diabetes and thyroid problems,” she says.
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