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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 Rachel.Stiles@hcahealthcare.com 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. Read Margie’s entire story...

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. Read Ernie’s entire story...

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. Read Kimberlee’s entire story...

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. Read William’s entire story...

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.” Read Gene’s entire story...

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 physician suspected 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. Read Kent’s entire story...

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. Read Notasha’s entire story...

Pete’s Story

At 77 years old, Pete Butler has traveled the globe. From his military service, to working in U.S. Senator Richard Stone’s office and representing military and veteran’s affairs for the State of Florida, his view of the world is broad. He emphasizes those credentials when he talks about his experience at Capital Regional Medical Center and his belief that it is ’second to none’ in its services and treatment of patients. Read Pete’s entire story...

Patrick’s Story

Patrick Slevin loves a good challenge. In 1996, at the age of 27, he took on a political challenge and was elected mayor of Safety Harbor, Fl, the youngest GOP mayor in the nation at that time. His professional career has taken him to the offices of corporate leaders all over the nation to assist in strategizing solutions to the organizational challenges they face. He’s a motivational speaker, a team building trainer and communication expert. He’s also an athlete who has overcome some of the toughest challenges a body and mind can endure by participating in extreme events like the 2014 Peak’s Death Race. Read Patricks’s entire story...

Tommy’s Story

2013 was a bad year for Tommy Ailstock. He lost his mother, brother, and father in a series of unexpected deaths that took a toll on the health of the 59-year-old electrician. He had been on medications since 2006 to treat a low ejection fraction - the percentage of blood leaving your heart each time it contracts. But his new doctor, Carey Dellock, MD an interventional cardiologist with Capital Regional Cardiology Associates, wanted to keep a closer eye on him to make sure the stress he was experiencing didn’t make things worse. Read Tommy’s entire story...

Debra's Story

For years, 58-year-old Debra Taylor was faithful about getting her annual mammogram. But for some reason she just didn't get around to having the all-important screening exam in 2013. For Debra, it was divine intervention that ultimately would get her on track for the overdue diagnostic exam and life-saving treatment for Stage I Breast Cancer that she received at Capital Regional Medical Center. Read Debra’s entire story...