The Suzanne Martin-Gowen Story - Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center
In fall 2012, Anacortes resident Suzanne Martin-Gowen was facing oral surgery, but her surgeon said she needed hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) before he could perform the operation. She thought she was going to be traveling out of town to access this service, but was delighted to learn that HBOT was available at Island Hospital.
"I had radiation therapy for cancer in my jaw in the 90s and the oral surgeon told me that there was a very high risk of my bone breaking in surgery if I didn't strengthen them with hyperbaric treatments," said Martin-Gowen. "The surgeon told me that if I got the hyperbaric treatments... Read more.
The Adrean Harris Story - Sleep Wellness Center
“I was skeptical at first,” says Harris. “The staff hooks you up to all these sensors and then they assure you they'll be watching you all night.” Harris didn't think she'd drop off during the session, but she did, and was surprised to learn... Read more.
Adrean Harris didn't think she had a sleep problem. The 74-year-old La Connor resident wasn't overweight and suffered from few of the underlying health problems usually associated with sleep disorders. But when her husband, George, reminded her that she snored and felt tired most of the time – even to the point of nodding off while driving – Harris asked her primary-care doctor to arrange an evaluation at the Island Hospital Sleep Wellness Center.
The Sharon Maya Story - Merle Cancer Care Center
“I was in shock and I was scared,” said Maya. “Then one of the Oncology nurses held my hand and spoke quietly to me. I can't remember what she said, but it made me feel a little better and a little more ready to face... Read more.
At 67, Friday Harbor resident Sharon Maya had never experienced a major illness. Then she was diagnosed with a form of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and was facing her first massive chemotherapy infusion at Island Hospital's Merle Cancer Care Center (MCCC).