In January of 2020, Kankakee resident, Ben K. went to his local hospital with appendicitis. During the appendectomy, the surgeon noticed some lesions on Ben’s liver and told him he should undergo further testing. A few weeks later, Ben went to his family physician with pain in his side. The doctor ran some tests, and… Continue reading CTCA Chicago’s Alliance with IMH Helps Kankakee Area Resident Diagnosed with Stage IV Cholangiocarcinoma
In the year of 2015, Samantha and husband Devon Brassard, already parents of two boys, were expecting not only a third child but their first little girl. September 14, 2015 Samantha had a c-section and welcomed her beautiful little girl, Vivian. Everything went great, the baby came out healthy and perfect or so this is… Continue reading Vivian Brassard, a Medical Miracle
Merry Hill was never one to complain or struggle with health problems. She worked at the Iroquois Resident Home as an LPN for 15 years. In 2014, Merry retired from her long standing position. However, she missed the staff and residents so much that she decided to come back in 2016 and work part time… Continue reading How do you say thank you someone who saves your life? – Merry Hill Story
Every year for the last four years, around the first part of June and Christmas time, Bill Price brings treats and a Thank You card to the ER and Cardiac Rehab staff at IMH. Bill is always happy to tell his story of how IMH saved his life to anyone who has never heard it!… Continue reading IMH Saved My Life: Bill Price Story
Seeing someone you love suffer is hard enough, but to see them suffer and not be able to provide them with the best care is even harder. It was no different for Iroquois Home Care (IHC) employee, Trudy. Trudy's mother-in-law was facing declining health issues. Living in Indiana, it was becoming increasingly difficult to find… Continue reading A helping hand..
Every once in a while you meet a truly extraordinary person. A person who's compassion, strength, and passion for life truly inspires you. I met one of those people when I encountered Melissa Welker. For Melissa, it was her son. In July of 1996 Melissa became a first-time mother to son, Andrew. Melissa began to… Continue reading “One day at a time, one smile at a time”
Hello, my name is Karen Richert. If you have ever visited the cafeteria at IMH during the day, there is a good possibility we've met. I love my job in the cafeteria at IMH. I love my sister. And, of course, I love my grandsons. I am able to say that today, because having a… Continue reading I had no symptoms: How a heart scan saved my life…
One of Iroquois Memorial Hospice missions is to make certain hospice patients live each day fully. Iroquois Memorial Hospice patient Sharon Linback, of Stockland, IL, said that one of her goals was to ride a motorcycle again, but due to her health, she didn’t think she would ever be able to ride again. That is when… Continue reading IMH Hospice makes wishes come true!