Olathe Health Blog

Category: Patient Stories

  1. Holly Menning and her family

    "Miracle" Patient: How OMC Doctors Put Holly's Heart Back Together

    Holly Menning, 40, is grateful to be alive. She suffered a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and had a two percent chance of survival. Thanks to the quick-thinking ER and Cardiology teams at Olathe Medical Center, she is back home with her family.

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  2. Jack doing cardiac rehab at MCMC

    Cardiac Rehabilitation Gets Jack on the Road to Recovery

    The new Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Miami County Medical Center (MCMC) is a medically-supervised program designed to provide patients with healthy lifestyle education, a closely monitored exercise program, diet and nutrition counseling, and encouragement and support to recover from heart disease or surgery. Seventy-four-year-old Jack Coffman was one of the first cardiac rehab patients at MCMC earlier this year.

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  3. A couple riding bikes

    Cara's Knee Replacement Gives Her a New Spring in Her Step

    Cara Coffelt has a lot to celebrate. She recently retired after a 28-year career at Tri-Ko, Inc., a day and residential care facility for individuals
 with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And, thanks to a recent knee replacement surgery, she is looking forward to living an active retirement with less pain.

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  4. The Gallagher Family

    #OHbaby: Addie Gallagher Arrives on April Fool's Day in Less Than 30 Minutes

    Adeline Ora Tilly Gallagher wasn't joking around when she made her entrance into the world, arriving at 3:42 p.m. on April Fool's Day. This was the fourth child Kristi Gallagher delivered at The Birth Place at Olathe Medical Center and she's sad she won't be back.

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  5. Mike Laney with his two cardiologists

    A Young Father's Close Call with Heart Disease

    This 45-year-old father didn't have heart disease on his radar. But thanks to advanced diagnostics and the gut instinct of his cardiologist, Mike Laney was able to avoid a heart attack.

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  6. Madelyn Madden with Dr. Jay Murphy, a cardiologist at Olathe Medical Center.

    Heart Attack Survivor Trusts Cardiology Team at OMC

    Madelyn, an 82-year-old mother of seven from Ottawa, was headed to bed late one night when she began to feel “funny".

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  7. Jenna and her two-month-old Skyler with Speech Language Pathologist Genna Miller

    Speech Therapy Helps Two-Month Old Skyler Feed

    When two-month-old Skyler had trouble latching and was choking on her milk, mom Jenna Miller reached out to Olathe Medical Center. With help from a Speech Therapist and Lactation Consultat, Skyler now has no trouble eating and is a happy, healthy little girl.

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  8. Gaylin and Barbara Anderson

    Rehab Patients Enjoy Their "Active 80's"

    Gaylin and Barbara Anderson, both 80, don't let their age slow them down. But injuries were holding them back. That's why they sought the help of Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services in Paola.

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  9. Dr. Lee and Patient

    Race Against Cancer

    Last summer, Doug Yost of Overland Park was the picture of health. A 56-year-old triathlete, Doug worked out six days a week, ate a healthy diet and never smoked or used tobacco. The last thing on his mind was cancer.

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  10. Maggie and Brian Schmidt with their twins in the OMC NICU

    Level II NICU Cares for Tiniest Patients

    Born five weeks early, Maggie and Brian Schmidt's twins were generally healthy, but Grant faced a few hurdles. He was admitted to OMC's Level II NICU, where Grant and the rest of his family received some special attention.

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