• Rasheeda Fryson

    emergency , er


    When Rasheeda Fryson injured her arm during a fall, she looked for emergency care at a facility in her own neighborhood.

  • Erika Littles

    "It started when I was 18 and left home for college," she said. "I gained the 'freshman 15' and just couldn't lose it.

  • Clark Brookstone

    heart , heart-care


    Clark Brookstone is an enthusiastic team leader of the Heart Strong Vets for the community's annual American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Walk.

  • Bob Duchatkiewicz



    Bob Duchatkiewicz's first experience with Capital Regional Medical Center came in 2011 when he was having some flu-like symptoms.

  • Crystal Cromartie White



    Crystal Cromartie White works in the business office of a health care facility. She knows how important it is for patients to feel truly satisfied with their experience when it comes to being cared for in a hospital. That's why she's quick to praise the team at Capital Regional's Family Center for the treatment she and her family received during the recent birth of her second child, Evelyn Grace.

  • Schelley Cassidy



    In October 2019, when Schelley Cassidy lost her third job since 2016, it was the last straw.

  • Ashley Evard



    Ashley was suffering from depression and acute anxiety, but she didn’t know it. Neither did her parents or friends. No one around her seemed to know how she was suffering and would tell her she was going to be alright.

  • Mark Moore



    Pastor Mark Moore has spent plenty of time in hospitals comforting members of his congregation. But when it comes to being on the receiving side of hospital care, he's had just three admissions in his lifetime. Twice in North Carolina and most recently, for surgery at Capital Regional Medical Center.

  • Catherine Olivent


    Catherine Olivent says that at 79-years-old, the deterioration of her vertebra was caused from life-long wear and tear. But developing arthritis made her condition more complicated and definitely more painful.

  • Carla Robles


    Carla Robles is an active, healthy 64-year-old. She works as a substance abuse consultant for the Department of Children and Families in Tallahassee. So, when she tripped on a root protruding from a sidewalk and sustained a spinal injury, her life was turned upside down.

  • Ralph Jones


    Ralph Jones is feeling better than he has in years following hip replacement surgery at Capital Regional Medical Center. The Bainbridge, Georgia resident underwent the procedure, performed by Jason Oberste, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.

  • John Patnode-Bulloch



    As a Registered Medical Assistant for the past 20 years, John Patnode-Bulloch provides care to patients every day. So when his own health was suffering due to a long-term weight challenge, he knew it was time to take action that, he believes, ultimately would save his life.

  • Steve Ecenia


    For local attorney Steve Ecenia, Capital Regional Medical Center has been his family’s hospital for years. “My children were born there so I knew the facility was clean and well-run. I’ve also heard really good things about it in the community. Its services and staff have earned a great reputation.” So, when it was time for him to undergo surgery, the choice was clear.

  • April Williams


    The letter came from nearly 1,000 miles away, written by a woman who had never stepped foot in the hospital, but whose family was deeply touched by the act of one caring staff member.

  • Kreiner Green

    Kreiner Green's weight had been an issue her entire life. "When I was in 3rd grade the bus driver called me 'heavy duty' because of my weight. I didn't want to go to school because I was teased," she said. "By middle school I was able to lose some weight but after high school and marriage I started gaining again. I tried every diet out there but would just yo-yo - lose weight and gain it back."

  • Roger Hahn


    At 75-years-old, former charter captain and military man Roger Hahn has lived a big life. But he says, some of his early habits took a toll on his heart and now he wants others to know how grateful he is to the doctors and staff at Capital Regional Medical Center for saving his life.

  • Bill Hunkapiller



    For Bill Hunkapiller, relocating from Atlanta, Georgia to Tallahassee was "probably the best move of my life." Through a coincidental introduction by a real estate agent, he met a man who would become a great friend and the bariatric surgeon who would put him on a successful new path to a healthier life.

  • Gloria Moore

    cancer , mammography


    After having a lumpectomy in her right breast in 2005, Gloria Moore said she 'religiously' scheduled her annual mammogram. Those regular screenings revealed no cancer until mid-year 2017. "I was called back in for a biopsy," she said. "Those results came back positive for cancer in both breasts. I was devastated."

  • Laura and Michael Gibson


    Laura and Michael Gibson are no strangers to Capital Regional Medical Center, or health care in general.

  • Anna Hines


    Shortly, after her husband passed away in 2014, Anna Hines couldn't get out of bed. She was in too much pain to walk.

  • Deborah Pace

    At age 54, then Deborah Jones, didn't think she had any serious health issues. She had asthma and high blood pressure, but those were being controlled by medication. So when she began having breathing difficulties on an October morning in 2014, she assumed it was the asthma acting up. Instead she was experiencing a life-threatening heart attack that would take her to Capital Regional Medical Center for expert care.

  • Andrew Atkinson

    Andrew Atkinson knows what quality cardiac care is. It's not just because he is a registered nurse caring for patients in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Capital Regional Medical Center. It's because he's also been a patient in that same unit and credits the team with saving his life.

  • Donna Harvey


    Like many women, 51-year-old Donna Harvey had an ongoing, yo-yo type of relationship with her weight.

  • Donna Harvey

    Like many women, 51- year-old Donna Harvey had an ongoing yo-yo type of relationship with her weight. As a mother of four (including a set of twins) she would gain pounds, but had always been able to drop the baby weight post pregnancy.

  • Dr. Sandy Halperin


    In 2010 at age 60, he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s that continues to rob him of his short-term memory.

  • Phil Horning

    bariatric center


    Phil Horning was desperate to lose weight. After three years of attempting to have his bariatric surgery covered by insurance, he was planning a trip to Mexico to undergo the procedure. “I was so desperate for help, I was willing to risk my health and even my life for closure of this lifelong problem,” he said.

  • Sandy Halperin



    Dr. Sandy Halperin doesn't remember everything that happened between his arrival at Capital Regional Medical Center for scheduled surgery and waking up in his room afterward, but he does remember how the team at his hospital of choice made him feel about the care he received.

  • Ernie Ledington

    emergency care , er-stories


    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.

  • Tommy Ailstock

    heart care


    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.

  • Mario Hernandez

    Mario Hernandez accomplished a lot after retiring from the Department of Justice, where he served as a Lieutenant in a federal prison. He had a beautiful wife of 33 years, two children and five grandchildren to dote on.

  • Pete Butler

    physical therapy


    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.

  • William Hinson

    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.

  • Gene Wright

    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.

  • Patrick Slevin

    cancer care


    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.

  • Debra Taylor



    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.

  • Kimberlee Quinlan

    breast care , cancer care


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

  • Natosha Faul

    bariatric center


    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.

  • Kent Johnson

    emergency care , er-stories


    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.