Tom Brown’s Stroke Recovery Story


Little Victories Every Day “Stroke rehab [rehabilitation] starts when you’re still in the hospital”, says Tom Brown, 55, of Morganton.

Lynda Walter: My Hip Replacement Story


“Getting a new hip gave me my life back,” says Lynda Walter, 68, of Granite Falls, NC. “I would tell

CVMC Expert Takes Global Stage Improving Heart Failure Care


Hickory heart failure specialist, Sara Paul, DNP FNP, has been making rounds lately, both in her lab coat treating patients

I’m Blessed to be Here Today


Cancer Survivor Chase Gilleland’s Inspiring Story “I could see him talking, but I couldn’t really hear him,” said Chase Gilleland,

Hannah Beaver: My VBAC Birth Story


As a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) mom, Hannah Beaver’s story begins with her first daughter’s birth. Induced at 40

Amber Williams: I Had a Heart Attack at Work


At 35, one of the last things on Amber Williams’ mind was having a heart attack. It’s hard to imagine

Abby Lutz: My Extreme Weightloss


Although Abby Lutz of Newton, NC had gastric bypass surgery at CVMC a little over nine years ago, the surgery

J.V. McKinney Raves About Wound Care Staff & Treatment Outcome


At the age of 88, Hickory resident J.V. McKinney has never been a traditional underwater “diver”. However, as of August

New Treatment for Chronic Asthma Gives Jane Denny “A New Lease on Life”


Last year, Jane Denny, 66 of Conover became one of the first patients in the region to have an innovative

Mary Powell’s Inspiring Approach to Managing Heart Failure While Waiting for a Transplant


Mary Powell eyes the tomatoes at the Hickory Farmers Market and makes a beeline to the vendor, hoping to buy

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