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Real people. A real difference

DeMarco’s Story - Passionate and supportive care

"My care team is a REAL team."

When I came to Packard Health I was feeling bad. Today, I'm so much better. I've learned to manage my medical conditions thanks to Dr. Nichols and Karen Koeppe, Packard's Certified Diabetes Educator. I take my blood pressure at home with the monitor I received. Karen taught me how to use it, and she helps me with my diet too.

I feel like we're all working together to get me to a good place in my health.

If I can help anyone with my story, it's a good thing!

 


Mental Health - Kathleen's journey

"If you’ve been a drug user, or homeless, or a mother who has lost her child, you know all about stigmas. I was all of these people, and I fight these stigmas."

In 2006 my long journey to mental health brought me to Packard Health. We began to find the right regimen of meds, and I began to take my mask off and talk. I don’t know what I would do without Packard Health. All my services are here, my doctor, my psychiatrist, my therapist, my patient advocate. With my therapist, Amy Rendon, I make plans, set goals such as going to Alanon meetings, and work on managing my illness. My allies are here, people who understand and respect me, people who do not judge me.

In my past I lost jobs. I dropped out of school. I was homeless for years and without a friend in the world. I was so ill. And I didn’t see my daughter for years at a time.

Today I can’t say enough about how my life has changed.

I am now over a year sober from substances, involved in the 12step community and have a sponsor. I look forward to reaching new goals everyday. I have my own place to live. Before, I had no friends, and I distrusted other women so much. Now I have beautiful friendships with women and they are like rocks to me.

I’m taking a course at Home of New Vision to become a recovery coach, and I volunteer weekly as a peer support with women diagnosed with substance abuse and mental illness. So much has been given to me, I want to give back.

In December I met my new grandson. I am getting back in my daughter’s life after so many years. She had me over for Easter and I was so happy, I didn’t want the day to end.

To have friends and family, to be asked to volunteer, to be trusted to babysit and bounce a baby on my knee – it is wonderful.


 Lisa's Story - Health care under one roof

"My life changed when I came to Packard Health."

After suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury from a hiking accident, my life changed forever. While my service dog, Sammy, has made my life more independent, I still have to deal with multiple health issues making it difficult to find proper healthcare. Finding Packard Health was the best thing that has ever happened to me! It all started with meeting Katie, the patient advocate, who showed me what was available in the community, as well as through Packard Health. I do not drive so having most of my needs under one roof is a godsend! I now have transportation through A-Ride services, a great primary care physician who has connected me to the specialists I need, and access to mental and social services within Packard Health as well. Packard Health has helped me to be more independent from my disabilities.

Thank you so much to all the staff for taking such good care of me and Sammy!


Dr. Ron Romero's Story - Compassionate caregiver

"I value every day I get to do this job, and value each patient who comes through the door."

Getting a chance every day to connect with individuals and families, I have the special opportunity to hear an infinite range of life stories and histories. It is in these stories and lives lived that humanity is expressed and that true relationships form. My goal for each person I see is to try to help each one live the life they want to live. Sometimes that means being healthy enough to play on the floor with grandchildren or preparing to add a new baby to the family. At other times, it is losing weight to reduce cardiac risk or overcoming depression. I want my patients to be able to imagine a life where their health (both physical and emotional) is not a barrier to achieving their dreams.

 


Martha’s Story - Giving to Packard Health

“I know my donation makes a difference.”

Packard Health has been serving our community since 1973 with the mission of making health care accessible to everyone. As a donor, I feel my contribution is supporting important work. As a volunteer, I know I'm lending a needed hand. Good communications is key - and I like the way Packard tells its story and keeps in touch.